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Local reactions to increasing state sales tax

December 19, 2014 After prompting from Michigan Gov. more »»

Fatal house fire in Ossineke ruled accidental

December 19, 2014 OSSINEKE — A Michigan State Police investigation has concluded the fire that caused the death of a 63-year-old Ossineke man was accidental in origin. Special Sgt. more »»

Christmas traditions vary with local families

December 19, 2014 The most wonderful time of the year is reaffirmed in spirit and joy through the varied Christmas traditions that local families call their own. more »»

RC judge denies motion to suppress evidence

December 19, 2014 ROGERS CITY — A judge has denied a motion to suppress evidence from interviews between police and a man charged in the death of an infant. more »»

County, HHS agree to 2 year contract

December 19, 2014 ALPENA — Last year the Huron Humane Society signed a one-year contract with Alpena County to provide animal control services. more »»

Local woman involved in hit and run; police looking for suspect

December 19, 2014 ALPENA — A 17 year old female was hit by a pickup truck northbound on Pinecrest St. in front of ACE’s Academy Thursday afternoon at 5:20 p.m. more »»

ACC board agrees to prepare presidential contract

December 19, 2014 ALPENA — The Alpena Community College Board of Trustees agreed to prepare a proposed presidential contract with Dean of Workforce Development Don MacMaster, to designate him as the next president of... more »»

Sanctuary to exhibit new artifacts for 2015

December 19, 2014 ALPENA — The Great Lakes Maritime Heritage Center will be featuring an exhibit on the wooden passenger and freight steamer Pewabic for 2015 in the visible artifact room. more »»

Alpena sheriff’s office offers tips for leaving home

December 19, 2014 As friends and family reunite for the holiday season many leave their houses unoccupied, which is tempting to burglars. more »»

Alcona library approves increase in pay for salary, hourly workers

December 19, 2014 LCONA — The Alcona County Library Board of Trustees unanimously approved significant increases to salaried and hourly staff members at Wednesday’s regularly scheduled meeting. more »»

Road funds deal in doubt this session

December 18, 2014 LANSING (AP) — Gov. more »»

Winter wonderland

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$300 million Great Lakes bill stalls in Congress

December 18, 2014 TRAVERSE CITY (AP) — A bill that would have continued a Great Lakes environmental cleanup program for five more years has stalled in Congress. more »»

Plaza Pool to increase prices

December 18, 2014 ALPENA — Despite receiving money for five years from the Alpena County Youth and Recreation Committee and receiving expensive energy efficiency upgrades from the county’s Ameresco project, Plaza Poo... more »»

Making the perfect Christmas dinner

December 18, 2014 Between keeping Christmas dinners small and personal to cooking for 15 plus people, there are always tips to make your process just a little easier. more »»

New STEM opportunities for APS students

December 18, 2014 ALPENA — Alpena Public Schools currently offers two new opportunities for student education, each with a focus on science, technology, engineering and math. more »»

Alcona makes adjustments to budget

December 18, 2014 ALCONA — The year end regular meeting of the Alcona County Board of Commissioners saw several adopted budget adjustments by the commissioners on Wednesday including payments to be made to the balanc... more »»

New contracts for Posen employees

December 18, 2014 POSEN — New administrative contracts are in place for Posen Consolidated Schools’ bookkeeper and administrative assistant. more »»

Elves on vacation

December 17, 2014 News Photo by Nicole Grulke Students at Pied Piper School dressed up like elves to participate in the annual Christmas Program Tuesday afternoon. more »»

Ossineke man dies in house fire

December 17, 2014 OSSINEKE —An Ossineke man likely succumbed to smoke inhalation after his house caught fire Tuesday. more »»

Making Christmas special at Sunrise

December 17, 2014 Not everybody gets the opportunity to spend Christmas with family and friend. more »»



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The 100 song challenge completed

December 15, 2014 The task was to come up with 100 essential songs that every music lover should know. Six members of the newsroom took on that task. more »

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