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TBTA hires new executive director

May 6, 2016 ALPENA – The Thunder Bay Transportation Authority Board voted unanimously during an April 21 meeting to hire Theron Higgins as its new executive director, according to board President Greg Sundin. more »»

Onaway hopes nearby townships will help with fireworks display

May 6, 2016 ONAWAY — Faced with an increase in costs, Onaway city officials are hoping more nearby townships chip in for the city’s Fourth of July fireworks display this year. more »»

Hillman receives award from Michigan Municipal League Workers’ Compensation Fund

May 6, 2016 HILLMAN — The Village of Hillman was awarded one of 33 Loss Control Achievement Awards presented annually by the Michigan Municipal League Workers’ Compensation Fund. more »»

Wilfinger sentenced to 25-60 years in prison for murder

May 5, 2016 A Montmorency County man was sentenced to 25-60 years in prison following a plea deal made in March. Erich Wilfinger, 67, was sentenced Wednesday for the murder of his wife, Marsha. more »»

DPW director explains twp. water usage

May 5, 2016 ALPENA — Alpena Township Department of Public Works Director Jerry Bleau recently gave the Alpena Township Board of Trustees an update on the water usage, as well as water loss for the township. more »»

Johnson makes Alpena stop on campaign trail

May 5, 2016 ALPENA — Long before he decided to run for Congress, Lon Johnson had an affinity for politics and taking steps to ensure future generations have ample opportunities for success. more »»

Cedarville bell-ringing ceremony Saturday

May 5, 2016 ROGERS CITY — Nearly 50 years after the sinking of the Cedarville, Dave Erickson’s memories of that morning are still clear. more »»

Prosecutor, HUNT commander, discuss need for service in Alcona County

May 5, 2016 HARRISVILLE — Alcona County Prosecutor Thomas Weichel and HUNT Commander D/Lt. more »»

Officials express gratitude for successful millage requests

May 5, 2016 Presque Isle County educators and school board members are grateful to voters who showed their support for school-related millages Tuesday. more »»

DDA may not continue in Main Street Program

May 4, 2016 ALPENA — Alpena has been a participant in the Michigan Main Street Program for years, but participation in the program has been minimal and if it doesn’t pick up in the near future, it could remove... more »»

April ninth coldest month on record

May 4, 2016 ALPENA — For those who thought April was colder than normal they were not dreaming; the month was the ninth coldest on record according to meteorologist Mike Boguth of the National Weather Service... more »»

Proposed budget waiting for approval

May 4, 2016 ALPENA — The budget has been presented and now Alpena Municipal Council is tasked with approving the budget and any projects in i. more »»

RC road projects could scale back this year

May 4, 2016 ROGERS CITY — Plans to move ahead with Rogers City’s 20-year road strategy are in place, but the loss of personal property tax revenues could force the city to scale back this year. more »»

PI County approves all millage proposals

May 4, 2016 Presque Isle County voters have approved all three educational millage questions up for vote Tuesday, unofficial vote totals show. more »»

Brewing club holding demonstrations Saturday

May 4, 2016 News Staff Writer ALPENA — Members of the 45th ParaAlers, a home brewing club based in Alpena, are offering the public a glimpse into techniques and methods for the home brewing of beer during the... more »»

FFA to hold consignment auction

May 4, 2016 ALPENA — The Alpena FFA will hold its first consignment auction May 15 at 12 p.m. more »»

Hillman to purchase new computer for tax program compatibility

May 4, 2016 HILLMAN — Hillman Village Council will need to purchase a new computer to be compatible with a new tax program that will work with the program at the county level. more »»

Applications being accepted for elk and bear licenses

May 4, 2016 Elk and bear hunters can apply for licenses through June 1, according to a release from the Department of Natural Resource. more »»



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