TAWAS CITY – There could be more options for Iosco County employees for healthcare as the county tries to tie up the loose ends on a $500,000 budget shortfall.


TAWAS CITY – For the better part of a half, it looked like the Tawas Area football team might be able to pull off the area’s biggest upset of the season in its home game with arch rival Oscoda. The Owls buckled down as the night wore on however, scoring 22 unanswered second half points to pu…

OSCODA – Following an update to the Pinecrest Cemetery contract between Oscoda and AuSable townships, the former – which maintains the property – has since established a subcommittee to further research cemetery regulations and related matters.

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TAWAS CITY – In an effort to keep public interactions at a minimum with trustee inmates at the Iosco County Sheriff Department, a new security gating system will be installed at sheriff department parking lot.

TAWAS Twp. – Michigan State Police (MSP) troopers were dispatched on the morning of Sept. 29, to a residence on Lorenz Road in Tawas Township, for the complaint of a stolen all-terrain vehicle (ATV).

TAWAS CITY – It goes back to 1954 and, on Friday night on the Tawas Area gridiron, the Braves and the Owls will renew their annual rivalry clash for the 65th year.

OSCODA – The Oscoda Township Board of Trustees have scheduled a work session for tomorrow (Thursday), at 6 p.m., regarding the Michigan Aerospace Manufacturers Association’s (MAMA) site selection process.

TAWAS CITY – Michigan State Police (MSP) personnel, at 7:43 p.m. on Saturday, received information that a Tawas Area High School student was going to bring a knife to the homecoming dance that evening, and allegedly stab other students.

TAWAS Twp. – Michigan State Police (MSP) troopers were dispatched on the morning of Sept. 29, to a residence on Lorenz Road in Tawas Township, for the complaint of a stolen all-terrain vehicle (ATV).

OSCODA – Oscoda’s key home North Star League Big Dipper volleyball game with Mio was the definition of a back-and-forth battle. The Lady Owls were able to buckle down in the final two sets however, claiming a win in five, 23-25, 25-22, 15-22, 25-19 and 15-8. 

OSCODA – The Oscoda swimming and diving team may not have enough athletes to make much noise as a team, but that isn’t stopping them from seeping progress in the pool this fall.

OSCODA – The Oscoda soccer team had a chance to claim a share of the North Star League championship last week. The Owls weren’t able to shake their opponents however, as they played to a pair …

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Project Fit America is a charity that works alongside educators to create opportunities for kids to stay active and healthy. It offers fitness grants and programs to help fund resources such as equipment, teacher training and curriculum. The goal is not only to get students involved physically, but also nurture an environment in which children enjoy living a healthy lifestyle. For the past five years at Homer-Center Elementary, in Homer City, Pennsylvania, that opportunity to stay active has been the Lub Dub Run Club.

Vaping has come of age in the most perfect of social conditions. Smoking cigarettes is falling out of favor socially and even among nicotine users, and is wholly rejected by many young people today. To get their fix they're turning to what is marketed as a cleaner and safer method of ingestion. Enticing flavors, edgy technology and social media are empowering the tobacco industry to ensnare a new generation with nicotine addiction
by way of vaping. And it’s working. In 2016, 43.8% of high schoolers in New York state tried vaping, more than double the total two years prior. This trend has Ontario County officials deeply concerned.

We’ve all experienced sticker shock. It’s one thing to gasp over the cost of a new dishwasher, but sticker shock for those who need to purchase medications for a chronic disease such as diabetes is a serious issue.