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  1. $1M in Michigan budget to address toxic PFC plumes in OscodaRead the original story w/Photo

    22 hrs ago |

    State and federal dollars are headed north to help Oscoda residents with toxins in their wells from Wurtsmith Air Force Base connect to safe water. Included in Michigan's $55 billion fiscal 2017 budget, signed June 29 by Gov. Rick Snyder , is $1 million for state agencies to dig monitoring wells, distribute in-home filters and connect Oscoda Township residents with private wells to municipal water.


  2. 'We've been betrayed:' Veterans blame Air Force base water for chronic diseasesRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday |

    That's not by choice. All she ever wanted was to become a mother. But Kroushour's uterus was removed at age 28 after two miscarriages and a lifetime of chronic ailments like bone death, fibromyalgia, irregular heartbeat, gastrointestinal problems and underdeveloped reproductive organs.


  3. Water now testing above toxic EPA health benchmark in OscodaRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jun 23 |

    Toxic fluorocarbons at concentrations above the federal advisory threshold have been discovered in a residential well between Van Etten Lake and the former Wurtsmith Air Force Base in Iosco County. The chemicals are in the groundwater under a vacation rental cabin on the 6100 block of F-41, the main road past the former Air Force base where use of firefighting foams contaminated the local groundwater and Au Sable River with unsafe levels of perfluorinated chemicals .


  4. Michigan Air Force crews flew nuclear bombs around during Cold WarRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jun 9 |

    The former base in Iosco County, along the shores of Van Etten Lake, housed nuclear-armed B-52 bombers as part of the United State Strategic Air Command atomic deterrent force during the Cold War. "Most of us that worked here were aware of it, but we didn't say anything," said Don Gauvreau, chairman of the Wurtsmith Air Museum , which occupies part of the former base hangars.


  5. Unknowns drive toxic water worries near old Michigan Air Force baseRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jun 9 |

    No easy solutions for PFC contamination in Oscoda.


  6. Toxic water near old Michigan Air Force base prompts new scrutinyRead the original story w/Photo

    May 20, 2016 |

    Drinking water wells contaminated with perfluorinated chemicals leaching for decades from a decommissioned U.S. Air Force base in northern Michigan has prompted public health warnings this year and is now catching the attention of lawmakers on Capitol Hill. This week, the U.S. House of Representatives said it wants the Defense Department to help state and local officials prevent further exposure to people living near Wurtsmith Air Force Base in Oscoda, where some residents are unable to drink the water because it's testing for what Michigan officials call unsafe levels of a toxic compound.


  7. Dual-sport standout Grant Huebel garners 2016 MLive Bay City Boys Bowling Player of the YearRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 13, 2016 |

    One in a series recognizing the top performers for winter sports in the MLive Bay City coverage area for the 2015-16 season. As a freshman, the Oscoda standout stormed to a third-place finish in the singles state tournament.


  8. Bovine tuberculosis found in Michigan beef herdRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 11, 2016 |

    A cow that was part of a northern Michigan beef herd has tested positive for bovine tuberculosis, according to the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development. It's the state's first case of the bacterial disease this year.


  9. Archie Stevens Sr. of Stevens Worldwide Van Lines dies at 99Read the original story w/Photo

    Apr 9, 2016 |

    Those who knew him remember Archibald "Archie" Hobson Stevens Sr., of Saginaw's Stevens Worldwide Van Lines, as hard working and a family man who loved the outdoors. Stevens was born Dec. 30, 1916, in Saginaw to parents Frederick H. Stevens Jr., founder of Stevens Worldwide Van Lines, and Blanche Stevens.


  10. Michigan's Best Bloody Mary: 25 unique nominationsRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 8, 2016 |

    As nominations come rolling in , we started our research. As we did, we realized that we had some very unique places.


  11. Cut from the Mio mold, Ben Lubitz stands tall as MLive Bay City Player of the YearRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 6, 2016 |

    In the basketball hotbed of Mio , it's not uncommon for the small town's largest legends to walk into the gym and get in a game with the players currently carrying the Mio mantle. With a sensational four-year career, Lubitz piled up 2,122 points astonishing even in the annals of Mio basketball en route to earning the MLive/Bay City Times Boys Basketball Player of the Year award.


  12. Alpena Medical Center is now MidMichigan Medical Center- AlpenaRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 5, 2016 |

    Alpena Regional Medical Center has joined MidMichigan Health, an affiliate of the University of Michigan Health System. To reflect this, Alpena Regional Medical Center has changed its name to MidMichigan Medical Center - Alpena.


  13. Crazy winter storm still to bring pounding rain south, foot of snow northRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 24, 2016 |

    The second part of this big storm will be moving through Michigan today. In fact, this is the main part of the storm, and the stronger part of the storm.


  14. Michigan's 19 labor markets: Most common jobs in each and what they payRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 26, 2016 |

    The federal Bureau of Labor Statistics divides Michigan into 19 labor markets, and this slideshow is based on BLS employment and wages data for May 2014. The slideshow begins with the region with the lowest average wage for full-time workers and ends with the region with the highest average pay.


  15. Pinconning finds new football coach in Dave LeVasseur, the 2015 Coach of the YearRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 21, 2016 |

    And the coach who resurrected a bottomed-out program in Oscoda is more than eager to take on the rebuilding project at his alma mater. LeVasseur, a 1989 graduate of Pinconning High School, emerged from the hiring process as the candidate of choice to take over the Spartans football program for 2016.


  16. Pinconning continues building effort in final NEMC boys basketball seasonRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 8, 2015 |

    One in a series of outlooks for Bay County boys basketball teams heading into the 2015-16 high school season. 2014-15 Review: The Spartans went 1-19, but that one win was a significant one as they snapped their Bay County-record 46-game losing streak.


  17. Long-awaited breakthrough season earns Oscoda's Dave LeVasseur Coach of the YearRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 23, 2015 |

    Presenting the 18th annual MLive/Bay City Times Football Dream Team, featuring our Player of the Year, Offensive Player of the Year, Defensive Player of the Year, Offensive Dream Team, Defensive Dream Team and Coach of the Year for the 2015 season. From where they've been -- and what they went through to where they are, no team is a bigger success story than the Oscoda Owls.


  18. 'We are proud to serve those who have served'Read the original story w/Photo

    Nov 11, 2015 |

    This special holiday, Veterans Day, honors the men and women who have worn the uniform and helped to protect our country, whether abroad or at home. Our staff at the Aleda E. Lutz VA Medical Center and Healthcare Annex in Saginaw, Community Based Outpatient Clinics in Alpena, Bad Axe, Cadillac, Cheboygan County, Clare, Gaylord, Grayling, Oscoda and Traverse City, take great pride in serving Veterans and their families.


  19. Midland-based MidMichigan Health eyes partnership with Alpena Regional Medical CenterRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 16, 2015 |

    The Alpena Regional Medical Center Board of Trustees during a special board meeting Tuesday, Oct. 13, signed a letter of intent to begin an affiliation discussion with MidMichigan Health, according to a MidMichigan Health news release. "Alpena Regional Medical Center's interest in MidMichigan Health reflects the board's keen insight into the dynamic changes that are taking place in the health care industry today," Bobbie Arnold, chairwoman of the MidMichigan Health Board of Directors, said in a statement.


  20. Saginaw Spirit 'Pink Out' game has raised $50K heading into 9th yearRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 8, 2015 |

    The Saginaw Spirit are waiting for their on-ice product to find its rhythm, but the off-ice product is already in full swing. On Saturday, Oct. 10 the organization is working with St. Mary's of Michigan to present its 9th annual Pink Out game for breast cancer awareness month against the Peterborough Petes.


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