OSCODA – The Oscoda-Wurtsmith Airport Authority (OWAA), among other business conducted during its June 15 meeting, authorized airport manager Gary Kellan to work with an attorney on drafting a contract related to the Pride Road reconstruction project.

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OSCODA – Steven Earl Whalen, 26, Oscoda, faces a maximum of life in prison as a result of four separate felony counts stemming from an incident which occurred earlier this month.

HALE – Mary Ann Osaer, 62, Hale, faces one count each of felonious assault with a dangerous weapon and assaulting/resisting/obstructing a police officer, which could result in a maximum prison…

AuSABLE Twp. – A Memorial Day canoeing trip almost ended in death for two men, whose vessel flipped in the rough waters of Lake Huron on Monday, May 29.

PLAINFIELD Twp. – Possible injuries were sustained by two drivers involved in a vehicle collision on June 8 at 1:05 p.m.

SHERMAN Twp. – Jake Edward Jenuwine, 24, Marine City, sustained incapacitating injuries when he overturned the all-terrain vehicle (ATV) he was driving on Sunday.

OSCODA – The Oscoda softball team had its season come to an end in the Division III Standish-Sterling district on Saturday, June 3. The Owls played eventual district winner Pinconning in the semi-finals and dropped a 0-10 game in five innings. Further information was not provided. 

OSCODA – Oscoda’s Kam Wheeler entered the Division III state finals on Saturday, June 3, ranked 16th in the state in the discus. 

OSCODA – The Oscoda baseball team ran into a tough opponent in its first district game on Saturday. The Owls, playing at Standish-Sterling in Division III district action, fell to eventual tou…

MOUNT PLEASANT – Special Olympics Michigan Area 31, from Iosco County and surrounding areas, had 19 of the more than 2,900 athletes attending the State Summer Games June 1-3 at Central Michiga…

OSCODA – The young Oscoda varsity girls soccer team showed their future is bright on Thursday. 

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OSCODA – “The 20 Year Road Trip! – Celebrating Roads We’ve Taken and Looking to the Journey Ahead,” a production of the Northeast Academy of Dance (NEAD) will be held on  Saturday and Sunday, June 17-18, at 7 p.m. in the Mary Anne Bartels Auditorium at Oscoda High School.

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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…

Our nation’s 13th annual Sunshine Week kicks off Sunday, March 12 with a gala event at the Department of Commerce Research Library in Washington, D.C. But most of us won’t be attending. In fact, most of us don’t have a clue what Sunshine Week is or what it is all about. So here’s the background.