OSCODA – Among other business conducted during their June 12 meeting, members of the Oscoda Township Downtown Development Authority (DDA) primarily discussed matters related to the farmer’s/artisan market, which is to be completed by June 30.

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OSCODA – The Oscoda Veterans Memorial Park Music Fest will take place this Friday and Saturday, June 22-23, and it is being held in conjunction with a multitude of other events this weekend to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the Wurtsmith Air Force Base closure.

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WHITTEMORE – The Iosco County Sheriff’s Office (ICSO) responded to a single-vehicle rollover crash in Burleigh Township on June 10, and it is believed that alcohol played a role in the incident.

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OSCODA – Jeffrey Bruce Connon, 55, Alpena, was taken to Tawas St. Joseph Hospital by Iosco County EMS, after he was involved in a single-vehicle crash on June 8.

PLAINFIELD Twp. – John David Langdon, 55, of Naples, Fla., and Jennifer Georgia Pousak, 48, Whittemore, each sustained incapacitating injuries during a motorcycle crash in Plainfield Township …

EAST TAWAS – Stephen Travis Charlton, 29, of Philadelphia, Pa., faces two separate felony charges as a result of allegedly breaking into his place of employment at Holy Smokes Tobacco & Ci…

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OSCODA – HealthQuest, an Oscoda volunteer organization dedicated to inspiring community health and happiness, is presenting the second annual Shore Fun Beach Run/Walk on Saturday, June 23.  

HALE – The Oscoda track and field team wrapped up its season on Thursday, May 24, when it was at Hale for the North Star League championships. 

PINCONNING – Things started off well for the Oscoda softball team in Saturday’s division three district semi-final with Standish-Sterling. The Lady Owls, playing the tournament in Pinconning, …

OSCODA – A shorthanded Oscoda girls soccer team played valiantly in its pre-district home game with Clare on Tuesday, May 29. The Lady Owls didn’t quite have enough however, as the Lady Pionee…


Dedrick Devonshay Williams was arrested and charged with murdering rising rap star XXXTentacion, who was fatally shot in his luxury BMW electric car as he left an upscale motorcycle dealership in Florida. (June 21)

OSCODA – Summer Concerts at the Oscoda Band Shell will begin June 28 with a performance by The Blue Water Ramblers, according to Oscoda Rotary Club representative Mary Reitler.

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OSCODA – The Wurtsmith Air Museum is holding special events this weekend to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the closing of the Wurtsmith Air Force Base (WAFB), according to officials.

With the ring of the school bell Friday after noon at Oscoda Area Schools, and many other schools around the state, summer has –  at least for area parents and school children – finally arrived. 

Readers of my column will know that I’m an avid fan of Youtube.com and the many great things that can be viewed, and learned, from the website. There are thousands of people who post informational videos on every topic under the sun. 

Working in the newspaper business is cyclical, meaning there is always the same thing going on depending on what time of year it is. That’s not to say that there are not new and interesting things to report on, but depending on the time of year, you’re working on the same stuff. For example …

Honoring those who have served in the military, and are no longer with us, is alive and well in Iosco County if you ask me. Over the weekend there were many events held around the county to mark Memorial Day, including parades, ceremonies at veterans memorials, and other events.