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Showing their skills

April 30, 2016 ALPENA — More than 100 utility tech students from around Michigan visited Alpena Friday to compete in the annual Lineman Rodeo at Alpena Community College. more »»

Oscoda adapts after announcement 25 years ago

April 30, 2016 OSCODA — A legend persists in Oscoda that before the closure of the Wurtsmith Air Force Base, which was decided 25 years ago in an April 1991 report by the U.S. more »»

County parks to receive upgrades

April 30, 2016 ALPENA — Over the last several years there have been significant upgrades made to amenities at Alpena County owned parks. more »»

AMA ESD Great Start continues to help families

April 30, 2016 ALPENA — The Alpena-Montmorency-Alcona Educational Service District continues to offer parents a way to help their youngsters get a jump start on learning through the Great Start Collaborative Jump... more »»

PI board approve pair of millages be put on ballot

April 30, 2016 ROGERS CITY — In August, Presque Isle County voters will decide whether to renew a millage for school resource officers and a phone line surcharge that funds its 911 dispatch system. more »»

Sky’s the Limit:

April 30, 2016 It may have been cold and windy Monday, but travelers at Alpena County Regional Airport were anxious to board a SkyWest flight to Detroit for vacations, business and leisure activities such as ball... more »»

McAnsh attends massage therapy classes

April 30, 2016 Tamy McAnsh, licensed massage therapist at McAnsh Life-Energy Institute in Alpena recently traveled to attend three days of hands-on classes sponsored by the Illinois Chapter of the American... more »»

Getting together

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DNR finalizes plan for Chippewa Hills path

April 29, 2016 OSSINEKE TOWNSHIP — Nearly two years after timber harvest plans at and around Chippewa Hills Pathway drew public outcry, the Department of Natural Resources has finalized a revised harvest plan. more »»

Zoning board OKs new McDonald’s construction

April 29, 2016 ALPENA — The Alpena Zoning Board of Appeals has cleared the way for a pair of local development projects to move forward, including the demolition and reconstruction of McDonald’s on Chisholm Stree. more »»

Some Lake Huron fishes flourish while others still decline

April 29, 2016 ALPENA — All but one of three prey fish species being monitored in Lake Huron are on the decline, but walleye and lake trout continue to reproduce in growing numbers. more »»

ACC trustees approve contract agreement

April 29, 2016 ALPENA — The Alpena Community College Board of Trustees approved a contract agreement with ACC Educational Support Professionals Custodial/Maintenance MEA/NEA staff. more »»

Alcona road commission could issue ultimatums to townships

April 29, 2016 LINCOLN — Alcona County Road Commission officials could issue an ultimatum to townships that do not help financially with primary road projects that take place in their townships. more »»

Beards go for ‘Clippin’ for Critters’ fundraiser event

April 29, 2016 ALPENA — Four local men have spent months and years growing out their beards, but they have decided to have them shaved Thursday at “Clippin’ for Critters” in order to support the Huron Humane... more »»


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Judge dismisses suit filed by Steiger

April 28, 2016 ROGERS CITY — A federal judge has dismissed Presque Isle County Sheriff Robert Paschke and Undersheriff Joe Brewbaker from a lawsuit filed in 2015 by county Prosecutor Richard Steiger. U.S. more »»

Group goes to Lansing to present on waterfront

April 28, 2016 ALPENA — There is progress being made in terms of waterfront development in Alpena and more is expected during coming year. more »»

Man arrested following chase

April 28, 2016 An Alpena man could face a charge of fleeing and eluding following a pursuit on Wednesday. Shortly after 5 p.. more »»

TB Folk Society to host Spring Fling Saturday

April 28, 2016 ALPENA — Thunder Bay Folk Society hosts the annual Folk Fest each fall and it has become a popular event for those who play music and those who only enjoy watching a good band. more »»

Sanctuary stays on technology cutting edge

April 28, 2016 ALPENA — Technology is ever-changing, and trying to keep up with new software and data collection methods can be a daunting task, but staff at the Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary are up for th... more »»

Kathie Hoppe named Woman of the Year

April 28, 2016 ALPENA — Those who know Kathie Hoppe of Alpena will say she doesn’t seek recognition for good deeds. For her, it’s all about bringing cheer to people who are struggling, particularly from illness. more »»



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April 28, 2016 I had to go to the hospital Thursday with my dad, and I had to wait while he had an MRI. Sitting in the waiting room, I spent some time texting with my sister and looking at the news on my smartphone. more »

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