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WEST BRANCH — In an effort to repurpose resources, contribute to the plight of breeding mosquitoes and eliminate blight throughout our communities, the Ogemaw Conservation District will be collecting and recycling unwanted tires May 30. more
Ogemaw Heights’ Josh Awrey (middle right) …
WEST BRANCH — Ogemaw Heights’ Josh Awrey signed his letter of intent to play football at Olivet College next year surrounded by family, friends and former coaches at the OHHS gym May 27. more
Ken Walters speaks to those in attendance during …
WEST BRANCH — The city has offered the position of West Branch police chief to current police officer Ken Walters, according to West Branch City Manager Heather Grace. more
Surline Elementary School fourth-graders Kameryn …
WEST BRANCH — Surline Elementary School fourth-graders were busy planting a sea of blue pinwheels on the front lawn of the Ogemaw County Building May 26 in an effort to raise awareness for child abuse and neglect prevention. more
Ben Hartley, Pria Herek, 4, and Josh Awrey put …
WEST BRANCH — The Ogemaw Heights High School library was filled with young children playing with toys, creating music and drawing pictures May 26, all while under the watchful eye of developmental psychology students analyzing their every move. more
Community members, American Legion Post 370, and …
Balloon release Monday at the American Legion Post 370 in Skidway Lake brought out Boy Scout Troop 982. The boy scouts helped with filling and tying the balloons to prepare them for the balloon release. Community members joined the boy scouts and the American Legion as they released names of veterans, living and deceased, and those who are currently serving in the military. This is the third year the American Legion had the release. Auxiliary Chaplin Carol Metrick set up the balloon launch this year. Even with the touchy weather, the community was able to participate at 2 p.m., the scheduled time for the launch. more
A gun salute is offered for those veterans who …
People gathered in West Branch to honor those who have given the ultimate sacrifice Monday with the annual Memorial Day parade and ceremony. Threatening weather held off long enough to allow the short parade and the following ceremony at the county’s veterans memorial. more
Violet Booher, 3, of Boyne City waves her …
HALE — Community members gathered in downtown Hale May 25 to pay tribute to current veterans and those who lost their lives while serving in the country’s armed forces. more
L-R first row: Pam Schulz ’65 Cheboygan, Mich., …
WEST BRANCH -- West Branch High School Alumni and family reminisce about the old high school. A tour at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m brought back memories of the old days as they walked the halls of the past. After the tour, most came to the Blumenthal House Museum where there were refreshments, yearbooks, photos, and a slideshow to look at. A dedication ceremony revealed the engraved bricks in the walkway to the museum on South Second Street. Alumni who lived in other states traveled to meet with the old classmates and talk about the past. more
Brandon Wright, Kiara Albright, Kiana Lynos and …
Surline Middle Schoolers enjoyed a nice day out after a long week of M-Step testing. Teachers Trisha Wiegerink and Sue Smith took the students to Irons Park. The students had to pick up at least three pieces of trash around the park before receiving a popsicle and before playing. more
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