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Editor's note: This story has been updated as new information became available. Also, a new number of additional cases, 507, has been added, up from 506 reported earlier in this story. A new development also came in this morning of a new  CORVID-19 case in Ogemaw County,

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OSCODA – Community volunteers came together on Wednesday, March 18, to pack and distribute bags of pre-packaged breakfast and lunch meals along with essentials to families in the community.

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TAWAS CITY – The Iosco County Board of Commissioners, as well as other offices within county government, took steps on March 18 to close government offices to the general public, as the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic precautions and response are conducted in the United States.

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TAWAS CITY – The 4-H Jr. Robocards team members Bransen Bellville and Dylan Donaghy, from Whittemore traveled to Traverse City on Feb. 29 to compete in the VEX IQ State Championship.  

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LANSING – Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed the “Stay Home, Stay Safe” Executive Order (EO 2020-21), directing all Michigan businesses and operations to temporarily suspend in-person operations that are not necessary to sustain or protect life. 

TAWAS CITY – Even before Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer issued an executive order which shut down all schools in the state from March 13 to April 5 in order to slow the spread of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), school districts in Iosco County were proactively addressing issues …

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Editor's note: In an effort to keep the community updated on the ever-changing information regarding COVID-19, the Iosco County News-Herald and Oscoda Press will use this link to give you that information as we receive it. New information will be presented as bulleted items. Readers will be …

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OSCODA – The sale of property on the former Wurtsmith Air Force Base (WAFB) – at $5,000 above the asking price – was approved during the March 9 Oscoda Township Board of Trustees meeting, among other action.

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OSCODA – The Oscoda Wurtsmith Airport Authority (OWAA) met on Thursday, March 12, and approved bids for the Iosco Apron Pavement Rehab Phase II project and the Taxiway ‘E’ Pavement Rehab Phase I project.

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TAWAS CITY — Former Vice President Joe Biden took the most Democratic votes in Iosco County for the Michigan presidential primary, winning Iosco County with 1,731 votes out of the total 2,911 votes, good for nearly 60 percent.

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OSCODA – Is this the end? Is this just a break in the action? What happens next? When the MHSAA announced the immediate and indefinite postponement of its post-season tournaments on Thursday, it had a devastating impact on three Iosco County boys basketball teams and left plenty of questions…

EAST TAWAS – Two Iosco County News-Herald and Oscoda Press staffers have earned Michigan Press Association (MPA) awards for their reporting of contamination issues in Oscoda.

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AuSABLE Twp. – Zachary Bert Scholten, 30, Oscoda, has been arrested and charged with 72 felony counts of aggravated possession of child sexually abusive material (CSAM/child pornography). If convicted as charged, he could face up to 10 years in prison and/or fines of $50,000.

OSCODA – What isn’t known is if Oscoda senior Brayden Mallak has played his final high school boys basketball game. What is known is that Mallak just might be one of the best Owls to ever put on a blue and white uniform. As of March 12, the day the MHSAA announced the postponement in its pos…

OSCODA – Due to current health concerns regarding the coronavirus, the Klondike Challenge Committee decided to postpone this year’s race.

The societal response to the Covid-19 outbreak in the United States has led to most people practicing social distancing, and large segments of some states’ populations essentially in social isolation. Spending more time than usual indoors and away from social situations, and the lack of facetime with friends is something many people are struggling with. Time alone without that social outlet is for some people new, uncomfortable and even scary.

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