Where to go What to Do

WKJC ON Line Auction - Lakewood

Lakewood Shores Resort, Oscoda, 989-739-2073 - Certificate for 18 holes of golf for two with cart on the Gailes or Blackshire Course. Retail: $156, WKJC Auction Price: $94.00! WKJC FM On-Line Auction Surplus items are available now at the opening bid price.  No bidding! First offer takes it.  Go to the following link to view and purchase! Golf is just around the corner!


Where To Go, What to Do - Great Places!


Where to go, What to do here in Northeast Michigan can be heard on WKJC FM

Thursday's at 4:15 p.m. and 5:15 p.m. - Friday's at 5:15 p.m.
and 6:15 p.m. and Sat. at 11:15 a.m.









Up Coming Community Events



2021 Spring Soccer Sign Up - Tawas Area Soccer Association will be holding open online registration for boys and girls ages 6 thru 15.  Open online registration is $50 or $45 for multiple family members. Price includes full uniform, jersey, socks, and shorts.  Remember to choose your uniform size when you register.  Referees and Coaches needed! Call Chad at (989)305-5925 if interested in helping.  Welcome to all, Tawas, Hale, Whittemore, AuGres, and Oscoda children.  Registration ends March 20th! No exceptions. Check out their Facebook page for the link to register.


Perchville Button Blast!!!! - You asked for it and they listened.....Perchville 2021 canceled buttons are coming!!!!!!  You will be able to prchase this unique button for $5 AND be entered into a grand prize drawing for a $200 VISA card! Buttons can only be purchased at the Tawas Area Chamber.  Many local businesses will also be participating with lucky button number giveaways and discounts for the month of March.  So buy your button and stop by these local businesses throughout the month of March to see if you are a winner:

The Village Chocolatier


Ben Franklin

Chick 'N Dots


Dairy Queen

Endless Hair Designs

Windjammer Gifts and Clothing

The Ladie's Room

Route 23 BBQ

Blue Bear Jewlery-10% off purchase by ANY button wearerr

Button number will also be entered into the Grand Prize drawing LIVE on Wednesday, March 31.  Watch the Chamber Facebook page.

Prizes are:

(2) $25 gift cards courtesy of Always a Holiday Bed and Breakfast

(4) $25 gift cards courtsey of Tawas Bay Insurance Agency

(1) $200 Visa gift card courtsey of the Tawas Area Chamber of Commerce

So even though Perchville is cancelled the fun continues...Buy your button and visit local businesses for your chance to win.


Pop Up Pantry - Tawas New Hope Church will be holding a Pop Up Pantry food giveaway, Saturday, March 13th starting at 11am until food is gone.  Tawas New Hope Church is located at 686 Aulerich Rd. East Tawas.  Please remain in your vehicle & make sure your trunk is cleaned out.  First come-first served.  Limited supply.


Looking To Go Fishing!!!

Check out the Carroll Broadcasting Fishing Report!!! This weekely fishing report is intended to give you an idea of fishing conditions around Northeast Michigan.  The updates come from a combination of DNR staff, Captain Andy from Frank's Bait and Tackle in Pinconning, and Ed Beckly's M65 Bait Shop in Whittemore and AuGres.  It will reflect past fishing conditions over the last seven days.  Due to the nature of the Great Lakes, and inland lakes, fishing conditions on them can change daily if not hourly based on wind and rain events.  The Fishing Report can be heard Friday & Saturday Mornings at 7:30am on WKJC FM 104.7, HITS FM 103.3 and HITS FM 94.9 Alpena.


Anyone for skating?? - Harrisville Mayor Jeff Gehring announced that the city now has a community outdoor ice rink for all to use.  The basketball court at the Health Department complex across from the Harrisville Harbor on Lake Street was banked up then flooded to creat the rink.  LED lighting was set up for night time skating and park benches are in place for resting and convenience. So drag the kids away from social media, and computer games, dig out those old dusty skates and enjoy a family friendly skate in the great winter wonderland.


Bingo - Anyone up for a good game of Bingo???  Starting Sunday, January 24th Bingo will be starting back up at Rushman Hall on Newman St., East Tawas.  Doors open at 5pm, masks and social distancing will be required.


K of C Lenten Friday Night Fish Fry - Tawas Knights of Columbus Fr. Rushman Hall will be holding its annual Lenten Friday Night Fish Fry starting Friday, February 19th from 4:30pm to 6:30PM.  Eat inside or place a take out order by calling (989)362-6333.  Inside dining is set up for Social Distancing. 


K of C Burger Night - Did you miss Fish and Burger Monday's at the Rushman Hall in East Tawas??  Great news!!! Starting Monday, January 25th from 4:30pm to 6:30pm come in for take out.  There  will be fish and a 1/2 lb Smash Burger and a whole lot more.  So mark your calendars for some fantastic food and burgers. Call ahead for take out (989)362-6333.


SOAR - (Save Our Area Restaurants)  - You can help AuGres area restaurants and save!

Purchase a gift card packet which includes 4 $15 gift certificates to these participating restaurants:

Ali's UpNorth

B's Family Restaurant

H & H Bakery & Restaurant

T & C Sports Lounge

You can buy a gift card packet for just $40!  And, get $60 worth of delicious food!

The gift card packets will be available to purchase beginning Monday, February 1st at:

Ali's UpNorth (989)876-7022

B's Family Restaurant (989)876-8311

H & H Bakery & Restaurant (989)876-7144

T & C Sports Lounge (989)876-8612

All donations to the SOAR program will be used to purchase additional gift certificates. Donations can be made via cash, check, PayPal, Venmo. For questions please contact Mike Hoadley at (989)326-0439 or Dale Wiltse at (989)313-0608 or email us at


Alpena-Montmorency Conservation District - The 2021 Spring Tree Sale is taking place now through the order deadline March 31st. Tree pick-up will be at the Alpena Warehouse located at the Alpea Airport on Airport Rd., Alpena, on Friday, May 7th from 9am to 5pm and the Montmorency County Fairgrounds located at 13211 M-33 North, Atlanta, Mi on Saturday, May 8th from 9am to 2pm. Click on the link to order your seedlings now at http://http:/ 


Goodwill in Oscoda -  The Goodwill in Oscoda will be offering a round up program from now to February 28th for shoppers to round up their total purchase.  The proceeds will then be turned into gift cards for the homeless or recently housed community members in Iosco County. 


2nd Annual Spring Fling Craft Show - Tawas Bay Beach Resort & Confrence Center will be holding it's annual Spring Fling Craft Show, Saturday, March 20th from 9am to 3pm.  So come on out and check out all the vendors and do some shopping.  Covid protocal will be followed.


Alcona Conservation District - The weather might still say winter but the Alcona Conservation District is holding it's "Spring Tree Sale" now. Click here order your seedlings, hardwoods, fruit trees, shrubs and wildflowers. Order deadline is April 1st and pickup is May 1st at the A.R.A. site on Barlo Rd, Lincoln.  For more info please call (989)724-5272.


Michigan State University Extension - MSU Extension will host the following programs, to register or for more info please go to


"Tai Chi for Arthritis & Fall Prevention" 11:30am to 12:30pm

Now through March 18th daily


Iosco Conservation District - Winter is in the air but the Iosco Conservation District is bringing spring early.  They are holding their "Spring Tree Sale" for fruit trees, trees, wildflowers, transplants, shrubs, seedlings and more. You can click here to get info, to place your order. Please order by April 20th with the pick up day being April 23rd through April 25th at the Tawas Inn on US23 in Tawas City. 


District Health Department #2 - District Health Department #2 will be holding mass COVID 19 vaccination clinics:

To Pre-register online at You can also find out if you are eligible for the vaccine.  For more info call (989)346-5020 or (800)504-2650


M65 Bait Shop Fishing Contest - M65 Bait Shop is holding it annual Fishing Contest from Monday, February 1st to Monday, March 1st.  All participants must register by Sunday, January 31st, with an entry fee of $10 per category.  You may fish any of Michigan's body of water, and all fish must be caught through the ice.  Largest fish is determined by length and tie breaker is determined by weight.  The categories are, Largest Pike, Largest Walleye, Largest Perch, and Largest Bluegill.  Winner of each category will receive a one person ice shanty.  Weigh in location must be weighed in at M65 Bait Shop, 302 S. Main St., Au Gres.  For more info please call (989) 646-2444.


Frank's Great Outdoors - Frank's Great Outdoors will be hosting the 7th Annual Frozen Frenzy through the month of February.  You have a chance to win great prizes given away on Sundays in February.

Sunday, February 7th - 1st place $1000.00, 2nd through 4th your choice of prizes

Sunday, February 14th -  1st place $1000.00, 2nd through 4th your choice of prizes

Sunday, February 21st - 1st place $1000.00, 2nd through 4th your choice of prizes

Sunday, February 28th - 1st place $1000.00, 2nd through 4th your choice of prizes

All proceeds go toward Linwood Bicentennial Park, Bay City State Park and Kids for Fishing.


Blood Drive - Girl Scout Troop #50030, Hope springs eternal blood drive will be held Saturday, April 3rd from 11am to 4pm.  The blood drive will be held at the Oscoda VFW Hall, 240 Chrysler Rd, in Oscoda.  Appoontments are preferred, so please visit http://https:?? to schedule your appointment.  All donors will receive a complimentary box of Girl Scout Cookies as a thank you for donating!


Christmas in July - Looking for vendors!!! Ogemaw County Fairgrounds will be hosting their first ever Christmas in July the weekend of July 10th.  Contact Marty Lucas to reserve a spot today! Call (989)941-2005 or email






















Madison Hollenbeck - "Student of the Month"

The Iosco RESA Career and Technical Education Center would like to take this opportunity to recognize Madison Hollenbeck as “Professional Student of the Month”  Madison is the daughter of Charles Hollis and Ashley Howell. She is a senior at Hale Area Schools.


Madison is a second year student in the Teacher Prep Academy program. “Ms. Madison”, as she is known around Hale Elementary/Middle School, has evolved into the ultimate cadet—taking advantage of every learning opportunity. She has not let the pandemic slow her down, every day Madison participated with her 6th grade host classroom by reading them a chapter of Wonder virtually. In November, she spearheaded the Veterans’ Day ceremony with the help of 3rd grade teacher, Julie Look. This Teacher Prep cadet exceeded expectations when she took ownership in a project, which she knew her community holds dear. She created an online link for Hale’s veterans to attend an outdoor celebration while communicating virtually with students inside, collected information on kids’ loved ones to display, and enlisted all of the students in making a thank you banner. She took direction from staff, and then blew the project up ten times bigger than ever before!


To be nominated for “Professional Student of the Month”, a student must have outstanding work ethics, no absences or tardies for the month, no discipline issues and at least a B grade point average. Iosco RESA Tech Center offers the following programs for 11th and 12th grade students: Automotive Technology, Building Trades, Culinary Arts & Restaurant Management, Health Science, Power Mechanics, and Teacher Prep Academy. For more information about these programs call 989-362-3006 ext. 1142.



"CLICK HERE"  Deb Michaels interview with Madison!






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