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Expert: Increased numbers of ticks in Michigan this spring

May 24, 2016 ALPENA — A person going on a hike or walking through tall grass would do well to check themselves after for ticks, according to Howard Russell, an entomologist with Michigan State University... more »»

Making sacrifices with family

May 23, 2016 ALPENA — In order to be a fireman/paramedic a person must have many skills to go with a passion to help others during a time of crisis. With the job, however, comes sacrifice. more »»

Alpena man killed in motorcycle accident

May 23, 2016 PRESQUE ISLE – One person was killed and another injured following a crash involving two motorcycles, Saturday, in Presque Isle County, according to Presque Isle County Sheriff Robert Paschke. more »»

Alpena woman sent to hospital following fire

May 23, 2016 ALPENA — An Alpena woman was sent to Mid-Michigan Medical Center-Alpena with extensive burns following a mobile home fire, Sunday, according to David Robbins, deputy chief of the Alpena Township Fir... more »»

DNR christens new fisheries research vessel

May 21, 2016 ALPENA — After a 14 year effort, the Department of Natural Resources Alpena Fisheries Research Station has a new research vessel, and on Friday the wife of the boat’s namesake christened it. more »»

A unique way to make music

May 21, 2016 ALPENA — The label one-man band doesn’t do justice to Dan Smith of Paw Paw and the contraption he plays. When it comes to music, this retired teacher/principal takes multi-tasking to the nth degr. more »»

The end of an era

May 21, 2016 ALPENA — Before a curious person could fire up a computer and Google something, Vernie Nethercut was answering obscure questions for the public in her biweekly column “Questions, Anyone?” featured... more »»

Trailhead project making progress

May 21, 2016 ALPENA — It has taken more than three years, but the trailhead project in Alpena is expected to be completed later this summer. more »»

Hearse owners coming to Alpena

May 21, 2016 ALPENA — About two dozen hearse owners will have their cars on display next weekend, as Northern Michigan Hearse Cruise will make its first ever stop in Alpena. more »»

Consumers Energy funds going toward dam removal on Pine River

May 21, 2016 HARRISVILLE — Part of Consumers Energy’s annual funding contributed to the habitat improvement account will be spent to fix a tributary of the Au Sable River in Alcona County, company spokesman... more »»

Sturgeon Guard: Volunteer organization protects sturgeon in Black Lake

May 21, 2016 Camped out on the banks of the Black River are a dedicated group of volunteers, people with a passion for the outdoors and for helping a threatened species during a vulnerable stage of life. more »»

City allocates $30K to River Center project

May 20, 2016 ALPENA — In the City of Alpena’s recently adopted 2016-17 budget, there is $30,000 to be allocated toward the River Center project at Duck Park. more »»

St. John Lutheran school celebrates 100th anniversary

May 20, 2016 ROGERS CITY — For St. John Lutheran School Principal Linda Schalk, the 100th anniversary of the school is special on a personal leve. more »»

ACC board increases tuition

May 20, 2016 ALPENA — Alpena Community College Board of Trustees approved an increase of tuition with a $5 increase for in-district tuition per contact hour going from $120 to $125, and an increase of $8 for... more »»

Alcona County another step closer for new 911 system

May 20, 2016 HARRISVILLE — The Alcona County Board of Commissioners took steps Wednesday in the further creation of a new 911 phone system for Alcona Count. more »»

TBTA trolley service to roll out May 31, says managing director

May 20, 2016 ALPENA — Tourists, residents and anyone else needing to get around Alpena will have a new method beginning May 31, as the Thunder Bay Transportation Authority rolls out its new line of electric... more »»

Girls on the Run Color Me Awesome 5K is Saturday

May 20, 2016 ROGERS CITY — Finish a race looking like a rainbow and help support a program that teaches girls character-building skills at the Girls on the Run Color Me Awesome 5K race in Rogers City Saturday. more »»

Classic Kruzers Car Show is this Saturday

May 20, 2016 ROGERS CITY — Back for its second year, the Classic Kruzers Car Show in Rogers City gives people a chance to see some vintage rides while supporting a local organization. more »»

2-car accident

May 19, 2016 more »»



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