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Despite late snow, Alcona snowmobile trails are being used

January 16, 2016 HARRISVILLE — Despite snow coming to Alcona County late this year, people have been utilizing the county’s more than 80 miles of groomed snowmobile trails, according to Alcona County Board of... more »»

Allen announces run for 1st Congressional

January 16, 2016 Former State Sen. Jason Allen has announced he will run as a Republican for the Michigan’s First Congressional seat during this year’s primary election. more »»

New AmeriCorps members start at sanctuary

January 16, 2016 ALPENA — The Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary has two new Huron Pines AmeriCorps members servicing educational outreach at the sanctuary, Danielle Fegan and Michael Ekenstedt. more »»

Hillman school board sets leadership, meetings

January 16, 2016 HILLMAN — The Hillman Community Schools Board of Education went through yearly organizational business during its meeting Wednesday evening, electing officers and designating meeting times and places. more »»

New sound system headed for Hillman Elementary School

January 16, 2016 HILLMAN — The Hillman Community Schools Board of Education approved the purchase of new equipment for the elementary school sound system during its meeting Wednesday night. more »»

Alcona wood shop strives to be a ‘cut’ above the rest

January 16, 2016 LINCOLN — There is one classroom at Alcona High School that is conspicuously without chairs, tables, desks or other items often used by students. more »»

ARMC’s Safe Sitter program Jan. 30

January 16, 2016 Alpena Regional Medical Center’s Community Health Department is hosting a Safe Sitter class Jan. 30 in the theater from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. more »»

Walk with Ease program begins Jan. 25

January 16, 2016 The ARMC Walk With Ease program is led by a certified instructor and meets one day a week for six weeks. more »»

Inspirational video

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Officials say less water main breaks in county

January 15, 2016 ALPENA — Last winter Alpena had orange cones scattered throughout the city marking water main breaks. more »»

Road commission having issues with new building

January 15, 2016 LINCOLN — The Alcona County Road Commission is having serious water leaking issues with its new road commission building, according to Managing Director Jesse Campbell. more »»

PI County advances in brownfield redevelopment

January 15, 2016 ROGERS CITY — Presque Isle County’s moving forward in forming brownfield redevelopment and land bank authorities. more »»

Blood donations low this time of year

January 15, 2016 ALPENA — Making sure the American Red Cross has a full inventory of blood available to help treat those who need in an emergency situation, but currently blood of all types is needed. more »»

Road commission will work on road safety project

January 15, 2016 LINCOLN — Alcona County Road Commission officials do not want a future state-funded road project, one that might not be completed, to be a black mark for future state funding opportunities. more »»

Onaway school board OKs lowering grad requirements

January 15, 2016 ONAWAY — Board of education members have approved a graduation requirement change lowering how many credits an Onaway Area Community Schools high-schooler must earn. more »»

Hillman Community Radio up and running

January 15, 2016 HILLMAN — After several years’ worth of planning and hard work, Hillman Community Radio is up and broadcasting music programming to the Hillman area 24 hours a day. The station, WXHR 103. more »»

Heidemann to donate theater to PI Libary

January 14, 2016 ROGERS CITY — After 13 years of running Rogers City Theater, owner Karl Heidemann has decided to donate it to Presque Isle District Library, a gift the library board gladly accepte. more »»

Airport numbers down

January 14, 2016 ALPENA — The Alpena County Airport Committee is working on a plan it hopes will boost slumping enplanements at Alpena County Regional Airport. more »»

Norse Adventure development in proposal stage

January 14, 2016 ALPENA — A new development proposal in Alpena is one that is big, bold and something that may be a little outside the box when compared to other growth ideas that have been tossed around over the... more »»

Alcona elementary students to be outfitted with mittens from grant

January 14, 2016 HARRISVILLE — If there is one common fact about little children in winter time it is that they are always losing articles of clothing, including gloves and mittens. more »»



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