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TAWAS CITY – Iosco County held a primary election for races that will  have selected candidates continue on to the Nov. 3 General Election. The primary results came in late Wednesday morning. The results are unofficial, as they have yet to be canvassed and certified by the Iosco County Board…

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HALE – Arriving at the Iosco County Fairgrounds in Hale this past week, and not seeing the towering outline of a Ferris wheel and other carnival rides, was a bit unusual. However, organizers of the 76th annual event took the COVID-19 setbacks in stride, and brought to the venue as many activ…

AUSABLE TWP. – AuSable Township received a clean opinion on their annual audit for their financial practices and statements at the July 6, meeting.

OTSEGO –  If you are planning to attend one of northern Michigan’s many outdoor events and gatherings this summer, the Michigan State Police (MSP) wants to remind you to bring and wear your face covering.

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OSCODA – Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) contamination has been heavily discussed in Oscoda Township, and this past week was no exception.

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TAWAS CITY – For one year, 10 months and 19 days, Michele Palmer says she has relived in her head – and her nightmares – what she could have possibly done to save her sister, the late Gina Marie (McCauley) Ferguson, 55.

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OSCODA – Vying for four seats on the Oscoda Township board of Trustees are Republican incumbents Timothy Cummings and William Palmer. Newcomers on the ticket include Republicans Jeremy Spencer and Steven Wusterbarth. Democrat Rozanne Ursula Curley is on the ticket. Not running are Trustees J…

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NATIONAL CITY – Horses have long been hailed as fascinating creatures with an admirable work ethic. But what some people may not realize, is that these animals can also help bring relief to those with cognitive, physical and emotional disabilities.

OSCODA – Impacted Oscoda Township residents were joined by Congressman Dan Kildee (MI-05) at a virtual press conference, to urge the U.S. Air Force to take action on cleanup of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) contamination stemming from the former Wurtsmith Air Force Base.

LANSING – After a disaster, fraud can be a problem. Sometimes, survivors who try to apply with Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) discover that someone has already registered using their name. Scammers may contact survivors who have not registered with FEMA and try to extract money o…

OTSEGO –  If you are planning to attend one of northern Michigan’s many outdoor events and gatherings this summer, the Michigan State Police (MSP) wants to remind you to bring and wear your fa…

LANSING – After a disaster, fraud can be a problem. Sometimes, survivors who try to apply with Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) discover that someone has already registered using the…

EAST LANSING – The Representative Council of the Michigan High School Athletic Association  on Wednesday, July 29 approved the next steps in returning sports for member schools, adopting a plan to phase in competition for Fall sports in hopes of continuing to deter the spread of COVID-19.

AUSABLE TWP. – Angler’s across the State of Michigan will make their way to the AuSable Harbor of Refuge this Friday and Saturday to compete in the annual Bass Pro Shops and Cabela’s Masters W…

LANSING — Governor Whitmer last week signed Executive Order 2020-133, which sets guidelines for the safe return of professional sports, without a live audience. The order follows Major League …

Thinking about taking some personal time off this summer? It might look and feel a bit different this year in the midst of the novel coronavirus pandemic. But that doesn’t mean that plans to unwind, de-stress and detach from work-related responsibilities have to be canceled altogether. Learn ways to decompress and avoid stress while taking PTO.

Summer is back, and while the COVID-19 pandemic has prompted the cancellation of festivals, concerts and other large gatherings, people who enjoy being among nature are enjoying the outdoors. Given social distancing and other public health safety measures that are still in place across much of the country —particularly large, urban areas — hiking, camping and fishing can be great ways to pass the time and still be safe.

The question of how much liquid to consume daily basis has no simple answer. Several studies have shown differing recommendations. However, specific fluid needs depend on several factors, which include overall health, location and even level of activeness. There isn’t a one-size-fits-all approach, but knowing more about the body’s need for liquids can help in estimating how much ought to be sipped up.