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Man on a mission: Veterans sign PT Cruiser

September 4, 2015 ALPENA — Charles Slater wanted to follow in his father’s footsteps and serve his country by joining the Army, but being an only child he was unable to fulfill his dream. more »»

APS board OKs contracts

September 4, 2015 ALPENA — Contracts for instructional assistants and bus drivers were ratified Thursday morning during a special Alpena Public Schools Board of Education meetin. more »»

Cooler temps, lower rainfall in August

September 4, 2015 August brought with it higher than normal temperatures and lower rainfall compared to prior years which made for a warm and dry summer month. more »»

Benishek, Stabenow show off Michigan military bases

September 4, 2015 ALPENA — Congressman Dan Benishek and U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow led a contingent of their peers from Washington on a tour of Michigan military installations this week. more »»

No swim advisory in Harrisville lifted

September 4, 2015 HARRISVILLE — As of Thursday afternoon, the City of Harrisville and District Health Department No. 2 officially lifted the public advisory in place since Aug. more »»

Alcona County roads in good shape

September 4, 2015 LINCOLN — Alcona County Road Commission wraps up the 2015 summer season as one of its busiest summers of completed road improvement projects and projects to be ahead of the curve even with a few... more »»

Hillman radio board excited to see progress

September 4, 2015 News Staff Writer HILLMAN — The Hillman Community Radio Board is excited to see progress toward the community low power FM station, and is in need of volunteers for programming and radio shows to... more »»

Marking the grid

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Police request residents to lock vehicle doors

September 3, 2015 ALPENA — There are several things residents can do in order to help prevent burglars from breaking into their cars and making off with valuables. more »»

AAA: Gas prices, forecast mean more travelers

September 3, 2015 A warmer than normal forecast, coupled with a decline in prices at the gas pump could result in more people vacationing over the Labor Day Weekend. AAA Michigan estimates roughly 1. more »»

New program brings adviser to AHS, ACES

September 3, 2015 ALPENA — Alpena High School and ACES Academy will be welcoming new college adviser John Lockwood through the Michigan College Access Network’s new program, AdviseMI, to help students navigate the... more »»

Hillman to use all LED lighting

September 3, 2015 HILLMAN — Hillman Community Schools is one of the first districts in Michigan to commit to a total LED lighting replacement project, and by replacing nearly all the lights, the district is projectin... more »»

Alcona approves child care fund budget

September 3, 2015 HARRISVILLE — The Alcona County Child Care Fund Budget for the 2015-16 fiscal year was accepted and approved by the board of commissioners at the Wednesday meeting. more »»

Judge to hear bid to release drug dealer from prison

September 3, 2015 DETROIT (AP) — A judge is considering whether to lessen the sentence of a Detroit-area drug dealer who has spent nearly 30 years in prison for crimes that go back to when he was a teenager. more »»

Practicing guitar

September 2, 2015 more »»

DDA to give Art in the Loft funding

September 2, 2015 ALPENA — Last month the Alpena Downtown Development Authority pledged to donate $5,000 toward the Art in the Loft mural project. more »»

Alpena gets recommendation to go ahead with center

September 2, 2015 ALPENA — It is all systems go for the Alpena Wildlife Sanctuary Board’s effort to construct the proposed River Center at the Duck Park on the Thunder Bay River after a feasibility study showed the... more »»

Alcona teachers, students look forward to school year

September 2, 2015 LINCOLN — Bright smiles and squeaky shoes filled the hallways at Alcona Community Schools elementary building where teachers, staff, parents, students and community members gathered to meet, greet... more »»

Harrisville set for annual Harmony Weekend

September 2, 2015 HARRISVILLE — Art and music will take over Harrisville for the Harrisville Arts Council’s annual Harmony Weekend Art Fair from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and from 9 a.m. to 4 p.. more »»

Meeeting Thursday to discuss Hillman Community Radio

September 2, 2015 HILLMAN — Hillman Community Radio will hold a meeting Thursday at 4 p.m at the old Hillman Wright Library, 121 W. Second Street, to gather public input on programming ideas for the station. more »»

Hillman to have interactive document at village website

September 2, 2015 HILLMAN — Zoning ordinances soon will be accessible online through an interactive document on the Village of Hillman’s website thanks to some collaboration with the Northeast Michigan Council of... more »»



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August 31, 2015 Five days, 12 states, over 3,400 miles. That was my vacation in a nutshell. I spent my vacation aimlessly driving around. If was just me, music and the open road. more »

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