Local News, Information & Updates for Northeastern Michigan
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American Legiob Post, Oscoda - The general meeting on April 2nd is candelled.
Oscoda Church of Christ wll be closed through April 13th.
You can however listen to Scott Bucich's weekly radio message on WKJC FM
Sundays @ 9am.
Arenac County Walleye Club Annual Dinner
Location: King of Clubs, former Knights of Columbus Hall Au Gres,The Annual Walleye dinner scheduled for Friday, April 10th is postponed, date pending until restrictions are lifted. The annual dinner raffle will still take place and winners notified by telephone.
East Tawas City Hall, Library and Community Center. With the governor’s new stay at home order, we have extended the closure until April 13th.
Tawas Senior Center, East Tawas - Open for senior meals. Drive up only. Monday - Friday, 11am till 12pm. Suggested Donation, Three Dollars sixty & older - $7.50, Under sixty. For more info 362-6892.
To the Cooper Standard East Tawas and Oscoda employees. The plants will be closed while we navigate through the global crisis. Please listen to WKJC for updates. You will be contacted by phone when your return to work date is determined. As always, safety is most important, so please stay in and stay healthy.
Grant Township Offices and Compost Recycle, ClosedFrom:
Iosco Transit, Pauline Ferns - TO ALL AT RISK PEOPLE
If you order your prescriptions and pre-pay for them Iosco Transit will pick them up and deliver them to you at no charge!
UIA Offers Update on Unemployment System, Provides Tips
to Get Help as Soon as Possible
LANSING, MICH. The State of Michigan’s Unemployment Insurance Agency (UIA) today provided updated information for workers affected by COVID-19. Workers are encouraged to apply online at Michigan.gov/UIA or over the phone at 866-500-0017, but due to the tremendous call volume, certain callers may receive a busy signal.
“The UIA is working hard and fast to handle the influx of applications for unemployment benefits as we deal with the COVID-19 crisis. While an unprecedented number of calls and clicks has challenged the system, particularly during peak hours, we want to assure Michiganders that the system is providing emergency financial relief,” said UIA Director Steve Gray. "Our website may be operating a little slower, and phone queues are full resulting in busy signals for some callers, so the UIA is urging patience and recommending that workers go first to the online system at Michigan.gov/UIA.”
In addition, applying online in off-peak hours will expedite the process. The 24-hour website operates faster when there are fewer people on the site at any given time. The UIA also urges Michiganders using the website to expect longer load times. It may take several minutes for a page to load at this time. Users are asked to be patient and not click more than once to reload a page. Filing online remains the fastest way for Michiganders to apply for unemployment benefits.
Off-peak hours: 8 p.m. to 8 a.m.
Applicants with questions can also access information on the website Michigan.gov/UIA, including frequently asked questions about the process and current challenges due to COVID-19. Checking the website for answers may help alleviate pressure on the phone line. A downloadable handout on the filing process can be found here
“Though it is best to file your claim as efficiently as possible, and we understand residents are eager to receive their checks quickly, the UIA wants to remind Michiganders that the eligibility window to apply has been increased from 14 to 28 days from the date of their work stoppage,” added Gray. “The UIA is shifting as many resources as possible to handle the increase in applications and is exploring further solutions to help Michiganders get the assistance they need as soon as possible. We appreciate your patience during this unprecedented time.”
Gov. Whitmer signed Executive Order 2020-10 on March 16, 2020 to expand unemployment benefits to eligible workers:
- Sick Workers: Workers who are sick, quarantined, or immunocompromised and who do not have access to paid family and medical leave or are laid off.
- Workers Caring for Loved Ones: Workers who have an unanticipated family care responsibility, including those who have childcare responsibilities due to school closures, or those who are forced to care for loved ones who become ill and who do not have access to paid family and medical leave or are laid off
- Increased Weeks: Benefits will be increased from 20 to up to 26 weeks.
- Longer Application Time: The application eligibility period will be increased from 14 to 28 days.
- Fewer Requirements: The in-person registration and work search requirements will be suspended.
Grace Lutheran Church, East Tawas - Closed
Harbor Lights Pregnancy & Information Center, East Tawas - Closed
Gary Oi & Propane, Oscoda - Gary Oil office is open to take calls, orders, payments etc, just closed to the public. Gary Oil Marathon gas station in Oscoda is open to the public however our employees are pumping the fuel for you.
Iosco County Animal Shelter - Closed
Alcona County Road Commission - suspending all non-critical work.
OFFICE OF THE SHERIFF
428 Lake Street Tawas City, Ml 48763 989-362-6164
Allan L. MacGregor Ralph P. Boudreau Jr.
Scott D. Frank
Due to the recent health concerns statewide the Iosco
County Jail is implementing new procedures to protect
our inmates and employees from outside sources.
All jail visitations are suspended. Inmates will be compensated
with free weekly phone calls.
All Live scan and paper finger printing for the public and court
ordered prints have been suspended.
All gun purchase permits are suspended.
Gun registration forms shall still be collected in a drop box at the
Sheriffs office lobby entrance.
Sex Offender Registration please call 989-362-6164 for an
All civil process paper service and mortgage sales are suspended.
The money kiosk inside the jail lobby for inmate deposits is closed
please go online to www.smartdeposit.com or
www.govpaynow.com or call 1-866-345-1884
For inmate medication drop off please call 989-362-6164
Redbox medication disposal box in the lobby is suspended.
Captain Scott D. Frank
Iosco County Jail Administrator
Britt Family Pure Maple Syrup Farm
we have canceled our MI Maple Weekend event scheduled for 3-28-20 and 3-29-20 here at Britt Family Pure Maple Syrup Farm. We will plan to have our maple weekend next year. Thank you for sharing this information with our community.--
One visitor permitted for support of activities of daily living like bathing or eating for pediatric
(under 21) and special needs patients
One visitor for a surgery patient
One visitor for a hospice patient
One visitor for patients at the end of life
One visitor for patients in serious or critical condition
One birth partner (as well as a doula if participating in the birth)
One visitor required to make a decision on behalf of the patient (patient's medical durable power of attorney, court appointed guardianship)
One accompanying person that is necessary to support the delivery of care to the patient
One accompanying person for a surgery patient
One accompanying person for patients in serious condition
One birth partner (as well as a doula if participating in the birth)
Emanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church in Tawas City is closed Till Further notice but will still offer the radio program on WKJC FM 104.7 at 10am on Sunday.
Zion Lutheran Church will be canceling all worship services, meetings and any outside events that have been scheduled at the church until Sunday, April 5, 2020. We will be live streaming our Sunday services on our Zion Facebook Page.
Huron Community Bank branch lobby and mortgage center access will be open by appointment only until further notice. drive-thru access remains open during normal banking hours.
Tawas Area Schools will continue to provide breakfast and lunch to children in our community. All families with children 18 and under and students 26 and under who receive special education services are eligible. On Tuesdays and Thursdays, we will be providing a curbside pick-up at the Tawas Area High School.
Tuesday, March 17 from 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Thursday, March 19 from 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Tuesday, March 24 from 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Thursday, March 26 from 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Tuesday, March 31 from 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Thursday, April 2 from 11:00 a.m-1:00 p.m.
Food pick-up will be a drive-through set up in the high school parking lot. Employees and
volunteers will be on-hand to guide traffic through the pick-up line and ask how many children
you are picking up meals for. These "grab-and-go" bags will then be brought to your vehicle.
Below are directions for the parking lot procedures.
*Enter through the far east entrance, which we refer to as the student entrance.
*Please drive straight ahead past Central Office and turn right along the soccer field
* Please drive straight ahead past Central Office and turn right along the soccer field
*As you approach the new gym entrance, turn right again and follow the curb to the rear
entrance of the cafeteria.
*As soon as you receive your “grab and go” bags, you will leave through the middle
parking lot exit.
* If the traffic starts to back up close to M-55, you will be asked to enter and park in rows.
As the line reduces, rows will be dismissed to enter the line.
Wolverine State Credit Union has decided to limit transactions at all office locations to DRIVE THRU ONLY. All Wolverine State Credit Un