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OSCODA – Two hot pots of soup are stirred meticulously every few minutes by volunteers, while other volunteers are busy topping off desserts with whipped cream or spreading tuna fish salad on a slices of bread.

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ALPENA – Attendees from all political backgrounds, careers and municipalities convened at the Alpena County Library on Jan. 10. They left their differences at the door to discuss an issue on which they all share a passionate common ground – Enbridge Line 5.

OSCODA — The future of the recently passed PFAS Action Act, which recently was approved with a bipartisan vote in the U.S. House of Representatives, has a murky future.  There is a huge chance the bill may stall in the U.S. Senate, which may not even take it up to vote. If approved by the Se…

TAWAS CITY – A resolution approved unanimously by the Iosco County Board of Commissioners has declared the shoreline of the Great Lakes in Michigan as a disaster area and asks the state and federal government for assistance.

TAWAS CITY – In an effort to help defray the costs many landowners in Iosco County are incurring due to coastal flooding, the Iosco County Board of Commissioners Committee of the Whole voted unanimously to lower the cost of soil erosion permits obtained through Iosco County.

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OSCODA – In a 5-0 vote at their Jan. 9 meeting, members of the Oscoda-Wurtsmith Airport Authority (OWAA) accepted OWAA’s most recent financial audit, for the period through Sept. 30, 2019. Absent were Kevin Boyat and Dave Dailey.

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OSCODA – In this second part of a two-part series, take a look at some of the events that happened in the community during the second half of 1969 beginning in July 1969.

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TAWAS CITY – With an original due date of Dec. 30, 2019, the first Iosco County baby born in the new year made her family – and her community – eagerly await the arrival for another week.

OSCODA – Oscoda Township Superintendent Dave Schaeffer, along with Economic Improvement Director Todd Dickerson, will participate in a spaceport facilities site visit through the Michigan Aerospace Manufacturers Association (MAMA).

OSCODA – Kalitta Air representatives have announced the layoffs of 154 employees at its aircraft maintenance facility, located on the former Wurtsmith Air Force Base in Oscoda.

TAWAS CITY – Iosco County Sheriff’s Office deputies were notified by the Michigan Department of Corrections (MDOC) Parole Office – at about 9 a.m. on Jan. 7 – that Austin Thomas Hulverson, 23, Oscoda, had fled from their office at 420 W. Lake Street (US-23) in Tawas City.

GRANT Twp. – The Iosco County Prosecutor’s Office, on Jan. 3, issued a charge against Cheryl Ann Smith, 61, Hale. The charge is for failing to use due care when passing a stationary emergency vehicle, causing injury to emergency personnel; contrary to MCL 257.653a(3).

TAWAS CITY – Five felony counts of assaulting/resisting/obstructing a police officer are being faced by Travis Edward Moorhouse, 31, Tawas City. Each count carries a penalty of up to two years in prison and/or fines of $2,000.

TAWAS CITY – Iosco County Sheriff’s Office deputies were notified by the Michigan Department of Corrections (MDOC) Parole Office – at about 9 a.m. on Jan. 7 – that Austin Thomas Hulverson, 23,…

GRANT Twp. – The Iosco County Prosecutor’s Office, on Jan. 3, issued a charge against Cheryl Ann Smith, 61, Hale. The charge is for failing to use due care when passing a stationary emergency …

OSCODA – In the highly anticipated battle between the best of the North Star League Big Dipper and the best of the NSL Little Dipper, the Big Dipper stood a bit taller. Oscoda, hosting Hale on Monday, Jan. 13 jumped off to a big early lead and survived a late Eagle rally to pick up a 64-43 w…

MT. MORRIS – A little snow didn’t scare away the Oscoda wrestling team on Saturday. The Owls, made the trip south to Mt. Morris despite less than favorable road conditions, to compete at a tea…

WHITTEMORE – Oscoda certainly didn’t mess around in its North Star League Big Dipper girls basketball game at Whittemore-Prescott Friday night. The Lady Owls, who sit alone atop the conference…

OSCODA – Oscoda hosted the first North Star League wrestling duals of the season on Wednesday, Jan. 8. The hosting Owls were able to claim a 51-30 win over Mio in their first match but came up…

WEST BRANCH – The Oscoda swimming and diving team couldn’t quite rack up enough points to claim a win at Ogemaw Heights on Tuesday, Jan. 7. The deeper Falcons were able to outscore the Owls 11…

Almost immediately after birth a child begins to imitate their parents. They mimic mannerisms and behaviors such as smiling when their parents smile, make similar noises and, when they are old enough to talk, they repeat what parents say.

Vaping controversy has been front and center lately, with the recent news that the CEO of Juul, Kevin Burns, had resigned in September, as an increasing number of deaths related to vaping and threats of federal regulation are presenting a massive challenge for the e-cigarette company.

Whether it’s by car, train or plane, it can sometimes be tough to get a good night’s sleep when traveling. You’re away from the comfort of your own bed, and you could be traveling with people who cry, sneeze, talk loudly or watch a movie without headphones. But you can still sleep well while traveling. Learn how traveling across time zones impacts your sleep, what causes jet lag, and how you can feel rested the next time you travel across the country.

The American Society for the Positive Care of Children estimates that child abuse reports involve 7.5 million children, and child abuse crosses all socioeconomic and educational levels, religions, ethnic and cultural groups. The National Children’s Alliance has reported that nearly 700,000 children are abused in the U.S annually. Childhelp.org, a nonprofit organization dedicated to the prevention and treatment of child abuse, found that a report of child abuse is made every 10 seconds.

It is healthy for the bodies to take probiotics. They cleanse the body and the gut system. The “good bacteria” helps keep the gut healthy. Instead of buying expensive probiotic products, nature offers some organic choices for you that you can use daily for a better gut health. The name itself is derived from the Latin 'pro-' 'for' and the Greek '-biotic' 'life. The discovery of the probiotics came in the early 20th century and was found in Bulgaria where the bacteria Bacillus Bulgarikus was found in milk.