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. 

On the list of what frightens people the most, ranking right up there with spiders, snakes and heights are needles. In fact, the extreme fear of medical procedures involving needles is a valid phobia with an ominous name: trypanophobia. Charyn Caruso, a phlebotomist for Grove City Medical Center, has worked with her share of patients who have suffered from the condition throughout her 20-year career.

Each year, hundreds of thousands suffer from cardiac arrest in the U.S. Anytime, anywhere, an emergency can strike, leaving many with little chance for life-saving personnel to make a difference. These numbers would be decreased dramatically if more people were CPR certified. Currently at Seneca Valley School District, students and staff are training to be ready for any dire situation thrown their way.

Trying to attain perfection, especially during the holidays, can leave a person financially stressed and spiritually depleted.


Pete Buttigieg spoke Monday at historically black Morehouse College in Atlanta as he tries to expand his appeal among black voters, who are critical to winning the Democratic presidential primary. (Nov. 19)

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.