EAST TAWAS – Iosco Coats for Kids is again asking for donations of new or gently used clean winter coats, gloves and scarves (no used hats) for distribution to  children in the county who don’t have warm clothes this winter.

TAWAS CITY – Showcase Iosco, a community and business expo, will be held at Tawas Area High School on Saturday, Oct. 14, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.  

OSCODA – Residents affected by the groundwater contamination in Oscoda have been anxious for a water main extension project to begin.

AuSABLE Twp. – Thomas Warren Frazier, 19, Oscoda, and Julia Noreen Lilley, 52, East Tawas, each sustained non-incapacitating injuries during a vehicle collision in AuSable Township.

OSCODA – Mio may be the land of the Thunderbolts but Friday night, it was the Oscoda football team that struck in a flash. The Owls, fueled by several quick-striking scoring drives, throttled North Star League host Mio, 52-6.

OSCODA – Oscoda hosted its annual soccer invitational on Saturday, competing in three games. The Owls had one of everything, with a win, loss and a tie, good for third place overall. 

OSCODA – For much of Thursday night it looked like the Oscoda Owls volleyball team was headed for a North Star League win over visiting AuGres. The Lady Wolverines stormed back for wins in the…

OSCODA – The Oscoda swimming and diving team had a busy week, capped off at the Ogemaw Stephanie Rice Memorial Invitational on Saturday, hosted by Standish-Sterling. 

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My latest foray into fitness found me attempting a Pilates barre class. Although taught at a Pilates studio, barre is a dynamic fusion of Pilates, ballet and isometric and isotonic exercises. Its original iteration was created by Lotte Berk, a German dancer who suffered a back injury and combined her dance conditioning with rehabilitative therapy.

My latest foray into fitness found me attempting a Pilates barre class. Although taught at a Pilates studio, barre is a dynamic fusion of Pilates, ballet and isometric and isotonic exercises. Its original iteration was created by Lotte Berk, a German dancer who suffered a back injury and combined her dance conditioning with rehabilitative therapy.

My latest foray into fitness found me attempting a Pilates barre class. Although taught at a Pilates studio, barre is a dynamic fusion of Pilates, ballet and isometric and isotonic exercises. Its original iteration was created by Lotte Berk, a German dancer who suffered a back injury and combined her dance conditioning with rehabilitative therapy.

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Alejandro Villanueva says he didn't mean to stand apart from the Pittsburgh Steelers during the national anthem on Sunday. Villanueva says he planned to rejoin his teammates after seeing the flag, but stood still when the national anthem began. (Sept. 26)

OSCODA – Free classes on tablets, iPads, phones and laptop computers will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 26 and on Tuesday, Oct. 24 by Grace Evangelical Presbyterian Church in Oscoda. Classes will begin at 6:30 p.m. and end at 8 p.m.

EAST TAWAS – The Iosco County Historical Society Lugene Daniels Lecture Series concludes its 2017 season on Wednesday, Sept. 20, with “This Old Lighthouse,” a presentation by Chuck Allen, supervisor of Tawas Point State Park, where the much admired Tawas Point Lighthouse is located.

Deer baiting ban will hurt Iosco County, again

I awoke to the ringing of the telephone one morning earlier this year. A recorded voice said something like, “It is very important that I speak to Holly Nelson. Please stay on the line, someone will be with you shortly.” I probably would have hung up if I had not been half asleep. The last c…