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Earth Day celebration

April 22, 2014 ALPENA — Singer/songwriter Carol Johnson visited Ella White School Tuesday to deliver a special message about life skills and the earth to the students through music. more »»

Plenty of contested races could lead to changes locally

April 22, 2014 While 2014 is a non-presidential election year, this year’s mid-term elections are filled with races on the national, state and local level. more »»

Officials give update on Lake Huron fisheries

April 22, 2014 ALPENA — Lake Huron’s fisheries have gone through drastic changes in the past few decades, and researchers with a number of agencies gave an update Tuesday during the annual Lake Huron Fisheries... more »»

Summit to discuss Lake Huron watershed

April 22, 2014 ALPENA — The Lake Huron Watershed Summit will be held Friday, from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. more »»

The public comments

April 21, 2014 ALPENA — The Alpena Public Schools Board of Education heard from 11 speakers during the public comment portion of its meeting Monday, in which nearly all addressed the issue of wage cuts that were... more »»

City renews contract for marina

April 21, 2014 ALPENA — The Alpena Municipal Council agreed to extend the contract of Thunder Bay Marine for its service of operating and maintaining the boar harbor in Alpena. more »»

Alpena Staples to close

April 21, 2014 ALPENA – The Staples store at 1064 M-32 will go out of business and close its doors July 19, officials said Monday, ending rumors that swirled around town over the weekend. more »»

Voters to face veterans millage in August

April 21, 2014 ALPENA — In 2010 a millage request for one-eighth of a mill was approved that helped to provide a full-time Veterans Affairs office and staff in Alpena County. more »»

Easter egg hunt

April 20, 2014 Courtesy Photo Children from Alpena First Assembly of God run around the church lawn looking for as many plastic eggs as they can Sunday. more »»

PI tax foreclosures are a 3-year process

April 20, 2014 ROGERS CITY — Presque Isle County is foreclosing on 91 parcels with unpaid property taxes this year, and help is available for homeowners who qualify. more »»

Hillman man, 22, dies in boiler explosion

April 20, 2014 HILLMAN – A 22-year-old killed in an explosion at a Wellington Township residence was identified Sunday as Timothy T. Reynolds of Hillman. According to Sgt. more »»

An Easter dinner with meaning

April 18, 2014 ALPENA — On Sunday, 50 people will crowd into a residence on Chisholm Street, gather around tables set up in the living and dining room, and celebrate Easter with baked ham and roast turkey. more »»

Actively involved in nature

April 18, 2014 HARRISVILLE – When Frank Apsey saw an unusual butterfly dip and bob across his yard one day, he got curious. more »»

APS committee OKs language series purchase

April 18, 2014 ALPENA — Alpena Public Schools Finance Committee will be recommending the purchase of a new English Language Arts Series at a cost of $268,769 to the full board of education at its meeting Monday. more »»

Going first class

April 17, 2014 News Photo by Nicole Grulke Members of the Boys & Girls Club of Alpena were rewarded with a chance to duct tape Program Director Jen Digna to the gym wall and watch her kiss a sucker fish Thursday... more »»

FIRST Robotics Team wins Rookie Award

April 17, 2014 By NICOLE GRULKE News Staff Writer ALPENA — Alpena High School FIRST Robotics Team won the “Rookie Inspiration Award” for the State of Michigan after qualifying by winning a rookie all-star award a... more »»

Lake Huron’s fisheries workshop

April 17, 2014 ALPENA — Researchers will discuss ongoing changes in Lake Huron’s fisheries at a workshop Tuesday. more »»

Hop into Easter with a local chocolatier

April 17, 2014 ALPENA — About this time of year, Pat Major’s kitchen is full of chicks, ducks, cute little bunnies (lots of them) and even a baby lamb or two. But Major is no farm girl. more »»

Board votes to impose teachers contract

April 16, 2014 ALPENA — The Alpena Public Schools Board of Education approved to impose a two-year contract on members of the Alpena Education Association at a special meeting Wednesday morning. more »»

County hit with unexpected expenses

April 16, 2014 ALPENA — The Alpena Finance Committee approved spending up to $20,000 to replace a water heater tank at the pool. more »»



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