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.
OSCODA – Class of 1978 Oscoda High School (OHS) graduate Terri Fraser McKay is one of six being inducted into the OHS Athletic Hall of Fame this month.
TAWAS CITY – MediLodge of Tawas City was recently the venue for a milestone birthday celebration, as loved ones gathered together Sept. 9 to honor Lela (Hardt) Buckler’s 100 years of life.
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…
OSCODA – Preparations are in the works for the third annual induction ceremony of the Oscoda High School (OHS) Athletic Hall of Fame.
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.
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.
OSCODA – This past Sunday, Sept. 8, marked one year since the life of Gina Marie (McCauley) Ferguson, 55, Grant Township, was taken too soon.
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.
OSCODA – Oscoda-AuSable Chamber of Commerce (OACC) Executive Director Rose Fulton has left her position to pursue a job at Kalitta Air as a Administrative Assistant.
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.
EAST TAWAS – Since she began cooking, part-time East Tawas resident Michele Griesmer knew she wanted to have all her recipes in a book for her children someday.
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 – The Iosco County football teams are all officially one-third of the way through the season. Oscoda looks in good shape as the county’s lone remaining unbeaten team while Tawas Area an…
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…
WEST BRANCH – The Oscoda swimming and diving team competed at the Ogemaw Heights Invitational on Saturday, where they notched 110 points and took fifth place.
OSCODA – At the conclusion of Friday’s games, the high school football season will already be one-third of way complete. Each of the four county teams still have a path to the playoffs, though…
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No hats, scarves, mittens or heavy coats are needed by these holiday carolers.