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Ludlow asks for fund transfers

December 24, 2014 ALPENA — Alpena County has a policy in place that requires the board of commissioners to allocate money as it sees fit if the unrestricted general operating fund balance exceeds 30 percent of the... more »»

Annual media blood drive Dec. 30

December 24, 2014 ALPENA — The need for blood never takes a holiday, so come out Jan. 30 and help make this year’s Media Blood Drive a success. Set for Dec. 30, the drive is from 11 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. more »»

Alcona library planning celebration

December 24, 2014 ALCONA — Alcona County Library will be celebrating 75 years of service to the community in 2015 and with the celebration comes additional summer programming, historical memorabilia and significant... more »»

Rockport’s future additions being discussed

December 24, 2014 Rockport State Recreation Area’s new supervisor and the park’s friends group is working to see what can be added to the park in the next five years. more »»

Christmas season is special time of year for choirs

December 23, 2014 Christmas music seems to be a part of most holiday celebrations. more »»

Alcona’s first live tweetup

December 23, 2014 ALCONA — Using Twitter in the classroom is sweeping the nation in creating interaction for multiple classrooms and multi-grade level conversations including classes and students in Alcona Schools... more »»

Body cameras for area police are being considered

December 23, 2014 The discussion of body cameras for police and sheriff’s departments is not brand new, but in light of the violence following nationwide incidents such as the Michael Brown case and more recently, th... more »»

Last minute Christmas shopping?

December 23, 2014 ALPENA — Finished your Christmas gift shopping yet? If not, you’re not alone. While some buy all of their gifts early, others buy the final few on their list in the last few days. more »»

Sanctuary to offer special filmmaking workshop

December 23, 2014 ALPENA — The Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary and Friends of the Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary will be hosting a special filmmaking workshop as part of the Thunder Bay International Fil... more »»

Ugly sweaters

December 22, 2014 Courtesy Photo City staff at Alpena City Hall held an ugly sweater contest to help celebrate the holidays on Friday. more »»

Viewing Christmas through a child

December 22, 2014 ALPENA — Ask an adult what the meaning of Christmas is, and undoubtably several different answers will come up that range from generosity through giving, religious celebrations, happiness, love and... more »»

Bomb threat

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First Christmas being married

December 20, 2014 For newlyweds, the first Christmas together is a special moment, even if they’ve celebrated the holiday together for some years. more »»

Making learning history fun

December 20, 2014 ALPENA — Bringing stories to life in a fun and educational way is just one part of the Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary educational programming. more »»

Some Alcona fee increases approved, while others aren’t

December 20, 2014 HARRISVILLE — The Alcona County Building Department presented several proposed fee additions and changes to reflect what building department head Chad Repke said were needed due to rising costs of... more »»

Hair stylist to raise money for church, station

December 20, 2014 ALPENA — Holiday fundraising will continue through the holiday season with Just Cuts for a Cause at Red Chair Salon on Monday and Dec. 29 from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. each day. more »»

Creative uses with Duck Tape

December 20, 2014 Duct tape is no longer simply a silver gray water resistant tape used strictly for repairs but has become a bit more colorful both in style and in us. more »»

Local reactions to increasing state sales tax

December 19, 2014 After prompting from Michigan Gov. more »»

Fatal house fire in Ossineke ruled accidental

December 19, 2014 OSSINEKE — A Michigan State Police investigation has concluded the fire that caused the death of a 63-year-old Ossineke man was accidental in origin. Special Sgt. more »»

Christmas traditions vary with local families

December 19, 2014 The most wonderful time of the year is reaffirmed in spirit and joy through the varied Christmas traditions that local families call their own. more »»



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