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College approves new contract with instructors

April 16, 2014 ALPENA — Capping off what both sides agreed to be professionally handled negotiations, the Alpena Community College Board of Trustees approved a new four-year contract with the ACC Faculty Council... more »»

ACC board OKs slight tuition increase

April 16, 2014 ALPENA — Students at Alpena Community College will pay slightly more for tuition starting this fall. more »»

Flooding affects neighborhoods

April 15, 2014 ALPENA — Dozens of Alpena homeowners were affected by flooding as an accumulation of snow melt and rain poured into their backyards and basements Tuesda. more »»

Bingham students learn about Titanic

April 15, 2014 ALPENA — Students at Bingham Arts Academy celebrated Titanic Day by dressing up and learning about some of the passengers aboard the ship Tuesday. more »»

Road commission discusses emergency repair fund possibilities

April 15, 2014 ALPENA – Although the county could receive emergency road repairs funds from the state, the money could be hard to spend, members of the Alpena County Road Commission said during their meeting... more »»

1st freighter of season arrives at PI quarry

April 15, 2014 PRESQUE ISLE — The shipping season is finally under way for Lafarge’s Presque Isle Quarry and members of the local International Shipmaster’s Association lodge greeted the captain and crew of the... more »»

AEA files unfair labor charge

April 14, 2014 ALPENA — The Alpena Education Association filed an unfair labor practice charge against Alpena Public Schools in response to what it believes were illegal actions by the board of education in its... more »»

Contractor pleads guilty to fraud

April 14, 2014 ROGERS CITY — A contractor involved with a project to turn a former sausage shop in Rogers City into county offices has pleaded guilty to a count of contractor fraud. more »»

Man faces seven counts of CSC

April 14, 2014 ROGERS CITY — A Hawks man accused of criminal sexual conduct will stand trial in June. more »»

6 roads closed due to flooding

April 14, 2014 The Alpena Road Commission is advising motorists that many areas are experiencing flooding due to recent heavy rainfall. more »»

Abatements useful tool for communities

April 13, 2014 ALPENA — Tax abatements are a useful incentive to offer potential developers, or existing businesses wanting to expand. more »»

First classes for Onaway welding school start in May

April 13, 2014 ONAWAY — A welding school founded by an Onaway business owner will start accepting applications for its first batch of students soon. more »»

Raising awareness

April 11, 2014 ALPENA — April is Alcohol Awareness Month, and many local organizations and entities are joining forces to educate Northeast Michigan about the dangers of alcohol abuse. more »»

Charges dropped against Lindles

April 11, 2014 ALPENA — Charges against Phil Lindle and his daughter,Vanessa Lindle, have been dismissed after the two were accused last fall of committing welfare fraud at Z’s Crossroads, a convenience store and... more »»

Lt. governor holds roundtable discussion

April 11, 2014 ALPENA — Lt. Gov. more »»

Onaway petition seeks to decriminalize small amounts of marijuana for adults

April 11, 2014 ONAWAY — A petition drive to ask Onaway voters to change city ordinances to decriminalize small amounts of marijuana for adults is under way. more »»

Breaking ground

April 10, 2014 News Photo by Nicole Grulke Alpena Community College broke ground for its new Ferris H. Werth Electrical Power Technology Center Thursday with college employees and supporters of the new center. more »»

Plainfield Township’s fire, rescue building catches fire: No injuries

April 10, 2014 HALE — Fire damaged the Plainfield Township’s fire and emergency medical services building Thursday morning, but neither emergency service will be affected, Township Supervisor Fred Lewis said. more »»

Youth and Recreation prepare for 2015 funding

April 10, 2014 ALPENA — The Alpena County Youth & Recreation Committee isn’t waiting to see if the renewal request for the youth and recreation millage is approved by voters in August to begin work on possible 201... more »»



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