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OSCODA – Oscoda Township Hall has been closed to the public since March 18, in response to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). But, during the May 26 board of trustees meeting, officials approved a set of government restart procedures, which includes reopening the building to the public tom…

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TAWAS CITY – Jerry Michael McCauley, 58, pleaded “guilty but mentally ill” for the offense of homicide-murder in the 2nd degree during a Monday hearing in Iosco County’s 23rd Circuit Court..

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OSCODA – Due to the threat of COVID-19, The Wurtsmith Air Museum (WAM) Board of Directors announced that it is with much sadness that they decided to remain closed for the entire 2020 season. 

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OSCODA – From a new rinse station, to gypsy moths, an election commission appointment and more, the Oscoda Township Board of Trustees tackled a number of topics at their May 26 meeting. This included approval of their government restart procedures, amidst the COVID-19 pandemic (see separate story).

OSCODA – Alcona Health Center (AHC) is excited to announce they will be operating a drive up COVID-19 Testing Site in Oscoda in collaboration with Iosco County Emergency Management, Iosco County Sheriff’s Office and District Health Department No. 2.

TAWAS CITY – Iosco County voters will not only have primary candidate questions to decide in the upcoming Aug. 4 primary election, they will also have to give their stamp of approval, or disapproval, for a variety of millages on the county, township and city level.

LANSING – Two people were arraigned on charges recently for defrauding the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and Michigan Department of Treasury out of hundreds of thousands of dollars by submitting fraudulent documents in support of claims for VA survivor benefits and Michigan Unclai…

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OSCODA – With procedures and rules put in place, local military personnel from the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3735, the Sons of the American Legion, American Legion Riders and community members came together on Friday, May 22, to honor fallen soldiers by placing American Flags on each grave.

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EAST LANSING – Julia “Julie” Darnton has been selected as interim District 4 director for Michigan State University Extension (MSUE). District 4 serves Alcona, Arenac, Crawford, Iosco, Ogemaw, Oscoda and Roscommon counties. Darnton’s appointment is effective June 1.

TAWAS CITY – Damaging rain pummeled several areas of Iosco County last week, particularly on May 18. (See separate story for a more complete summary of the event).

LANSING – Two people were arraigned on charges recently for defrauding the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and Michigan Department of Treasury out of hundreds of thousands of dollars by submitting fraudulent documents in support of claims for VA survivor benefits and Michigan Unclai…

EAST LANSING – The Michigan High School Athletic Association (MHSAA) on Friday submitted to its member schools a series of updated timelines and recommendations to guide the return of sports, which have been suspended since mid-March to alleviate the potential spread of COVID-19.

EAST TAWAS – NASCAR is returning and so is the Iosco County News-Herald and Oscoda Press NASCAR Challenge.

EAST LANSING – Classifications for Michigan High School Athletic Association (MHSAA) elections and postseason tournaments for the 2020-21 school year have been announced – including football d…

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