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HALE – Fifteen years, 17 trophies awarded, 115 machines on display and a large spectator turnout. It was all about the numbers this past Saturday during the Hale Antique, Vintage and Classic Snowmobile Show and Swap.

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OSCODA – The new semester at Alpena Community College (ACC) will also feature some new, interactive technology for those attending a variety of classes. Although it will be geared more toward medical students, the offering can also be used in biology and other courses.

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OSCODA – As is tradition, the Iosco County News-Herald and Oscoda Press takes an annual look at what news stories were impacting the community 50 years ago. This year we take a look back at the happenings of 1970, in a two-part feature, with the first featuring front-page headlines from Janu…

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LANSING – A man who reportedly threatened to kill a state representative has now been charged with multiple felonies after he allegedly made a threatening phone call on Thursday, Jan. 7, claiming there was a bomb at the Michigan Capitol building. 

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OSCODA – The Iosco Exploration Trail (IET) committee met on Thursday, Dec. 10, to discuss updates to phases III and IV of the trail. 

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SHERMAN Twp. – A residence on South Sand Lake Road in Sherman Township was deemed a total loss, following a fire which broke out at the home on Dec. 30, 2020.

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OSCODA – On the field, the Oscoda football team never lost a game in 2020. The Owls will have their season come to an end in the early days of 2021 however, as they have opted to not participate in the rebooted MHSAA fall post-season. 

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TAWAS CITY – The first associates at Ascension St. Joseph Hospital received the Moderna COVID-19 vaccination on Wednesday, Dec. 23.  The hospital received 400 doses of the vaccine on Wednesday and within hours vaccinated its first associates.

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OSCODA – If you were to look for someone that works harder than Oscoda senior Drew Hess; it would certainly prove to be a difficult task. Finding Hess, who is anxiously awaiting his debut season with the Oscoda basketball team can be challenging enough in its own right. 

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LANSING – Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel – in conjunction with the U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Michigan Andrew Birge, the U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Michigan Matthew Schneider, the Federal Bureau of Investigations and the Michigan State Police – announced …

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EAST LANSING – After 33 years serving the Michigan High School Athletic Association in a variety of roles including as its first communications director and most recently director of broadcast properties, John Johnson has retired. His final day was Dec. 18.

“The pandemic has worsened stress, as boundaries between home and work have been blurred,” says Dr. Alex Dimitriu, founder of Menlo Park Psychiatry & Sleep Medicine in Menlo Park, California. “Kids, pets, home life and other distractions now interfere with people’s attempts to work. The lack of social contacts or vacations to punctuate our lives have also added stress during COVID. Working remotely, through video visits and little in-person interaction has also significantly limited the multimodal ways we used to work — when we worked in person. For many, COVID had become Groundhog Day, with each day melting into the next, and this is hard.”

Yoga practitioners know that a daily dose of sun can help focus the mind, improve circulation and tone muscles. Now the face can get in on the action, as well, thanks to face yoga, an anti-aging exercise regime for the face.

Muscle pain and muscle aches are part of life and can happen to just about everyone. Whether they’re from tension, stress, a sports injury or a medical condition, everyday living can sometimes be a literal pain in the neck — and exacerbate related bodily aches, too. These aches usually affect the support structures that allow movement in daily life: the bones, the muscles, the ligaments and the tendons.

Winter is the customary cold and flu season, and a time during which many people aren’t as vigilant about maintaining their health as they might be at other times of the year. This winter has the additional variable of the coronavirus pandemic, which surged into 2021 with a second wave of spread and infection.

Barbara Bell knows the importance of medical care and regular visits to the doctor, and why they’re vital for her during the pandemic. Bell, a retired teacher, has rheumatoid arthritis and takes medication that suppresses her immune system.