OSCODA – The Oscoda Township Board of Trustees, among other business during their Monday meeting, were presented with three options regarding Phase II of the water main extension project.

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PLAINFIELD Twp. – A single-vehicle crash in Plainfield Township led to the driver being issued a citation by the Michigan State Police (MSP), for violation of the basic speed law.

OSCODA – Glenn Thomas Harmon, 48, Oscoda, will appear in Iosco County’s 81st District Court on Nov. 19 – for both a pretrial conference and a preliminary exam – regarding an alleged incident w…

LINCOLN – Sometimes old wounds just don’t go away. Houghton Lake re-opened the wounds of the Oscoda volleyball team Friday night, as the Lady Bobcats defeated the Lady Owls in a division three district title game at Alcona, 25-21, 25-22, 22-25 and 25-20. Houghton Lake also topped Oscoda in l…

OSCODA – It’s safe to say that the regular season went pretty well for the Oscoda volleyball team. The Lady Owls are hoping that success continues into the post-season, as they battle in the d…

STANDISH – The already shorthanded Oscoda girls swimming and diving team was even more shorthanded for the Independent Swim Conference dual at Standish-Sterling on Tuesday, Oct. 29. 

OSCODA – The Oscoda swimming team served as hosts to Caro in an Independent Swim Conference dual on Tuesday, Oct. 22. The Owls had several strong performances during the meet. 

If you’ve ever been a pet parent, you know animals love to explore and taste just about everything in their path. Unfortunately, there are things at home that our furry friends shouldn’t eat. In fact, according to the ASPCA in 2018, the Animal Poison Control Center (APCC) received an average of 1,200 calls daily and assisted 266,554 animals.

For the past 24 years, Arthur Dilg did some pretty fun things, including taking his wife, Marilyn, on multiple trips to Germany to visit family. The semi-retired Christ Episcopal Church clergyman also had a chance to be a part of some blessed events, including baptizing the majority of his nine grandchildren and seven great grandchildren as well as countless others outside the family. He performed numerous weddings, and he and Marilyn were able to celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary six years ago.


Highlights of this day in history: Sherman begins 'March to the Sea' in American Civil War; Zebulon Pike spots namesake mountaintop; Anti-Vietnam War protesters gather in DC; Joey Buttafuoco gets jail time; Actor Sam Waterston born. (Nov. 15)

GLENNIE – The Lott Baptist Church in Glennie will be holding a spaghetti dinner fund raiser on Nov. 16 to raisefunding for a local food pantry.

My cats are good indicators of foul weather or something irregular going on outside of my home, and they were no different Monday morning. Both were running around the house from window to window in the early morning hours checking to see what was going on.

“Build a better mousetrap, and the world will beat a path to your door,” is a phrase that is often inaccurately attributed to Ralph Waldo Emerson, but he didn’t actually say those exact words.

They crop up like mushrooms in the night. They are Halloween stores that fill the vacant storefronts in strip malls all across Michigan and the United States. When they close, they might house a Christmas store for a few months, but then they remain vacant for the rest of the year.