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OSCODA – The annual Paul Bunyan Days festival will return to Oscoda on Friday, Sept. 20 through Sunday, Sept. 22 on Furtaw Field located in downtown Oscoda.

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OSCODA – Intolerable. A social injustice. Unacceptable. These are a few of the words used by attendees of the Sept. 11 Wurtsmith Restoration Advisory Board (RAB) meeting, when discussing  the per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) contamination in and around Oscoda Township.

LANSING – Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT), the Michigan Aeronautics Commission (MAC), and the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE), through the Michigan PFAS Action Response Team (MPART), have partnered with all 19 commercial service airports in Mic…

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AUSABLE TWP. – The AuSable Township Board of Trustees met on Monday, Sept. 16, and approved a preliminary estimate for the future Trailhead Market Place.

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OSCODA – For 35 years the Oscoda Kmart store has been a source of everything from toilet paper, children’s toys, sporting goods and lawn tractors for Iosco County residents. But by December, the store will leave the community forcing shoppers elsewhere.

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TAWAS CITY – The Iosco County Board of Commissioners received highlights on the yearly activities of the Northeast Michigan Community Service Agency (NEMCSA) during its regular meeting held Sept. 4.

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EAST TAWAS – Athletes from Monroe and Oakland counties won the overall first two places in the Olympic distance during Saturday’s 12th annual 3 Disciplines Sunrise Side Triathlons in East Tawas.

OSCODA – The Oscoda Area Schools (OAS) Board of Trustees voted to hire Michael Buchinger to replace Lauryn Springsteen as the Oscoda High School (OHS) Assistant Principal at the Monday meeting.

AuSABLE Twp. – An estimated loss of $10,000, between property and contents, was reported as the result of a rental cabin fire in AuSable Township.

EAST TAWAS – Three people sustained minor injuries as the result of a traffic crash involving multiple vehicles. The collision occurred on West Bay Street (US-23) in East Tawas, near Church Street, at 3:30 p.m. on Aug. 30.

AuSABLE Twp. – An estimated loss of $10,000, between property and contents, was reported as the result of a rental cabin fire in AuSable Township.

EAST TAWAS – Three people sustained minor injuries as the result of a traffic crash involving multiple vehicles. The collision occurred on West Bay Street (US-23) in East Tawas, near Church St…

OSCODA – Oscoda hosted Alcona in a key North Star League battle on Wednesday. The Owls and Tigers shared the league crown last year, and while Oscoda took an early two goal lead in this meeting, it was Alcona that scored three unanswered goals to escape town with a 3-2 victory. 

OSCODA – Who is the Oscoda punter? Fans of the Owl football team are going to have to wait at least another week to find out. Oscoda, hosting Alcona in a North Star League contest Friday, scor…

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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.

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Oscoda resident Dirk Hunt shot this amazing video of this year's Tawas Bay Summer Fest. Thanks to Dirk for letting us use the video! Check him out on Twitter by going to @OnCedarLake