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County cuts into deficit; will finish 2014 in red

October 16, 2014 ALPENA — After third quarter budget adjustments, Alpena County has cut into the $400,000 deficit it began the year with, but according to Treasurer Kim Ludlow, it won’t be able to dig its way out... more »»

Harbortown lease rates being examined

October 16, 2014 HARRISVILLE — Setting prices for lease agreements is often a business decision meant to capitalize on investments. more »»

OCAS adds extra level of security

October 16, 2014 ONAWAY — After failing to secure a grant to upgrade Onaway Area Community Schools’ main entrance security, the superintendent has put the project on hold. more »»

Presque Isle approves 2 zoning amendments

October 16, 2014 ROGERS CITY — Presque Isle County Board of Commissioners adopted two zoning amendments Tuesday, including one changing an ordinance on outdoor wood-burning stoves that raised concerns among county... more »»

Annual shake your mailbox day is Saturday

October 16, 2014 Gov. Rick Snyder and the County Road Association of Michigan want state residents to give their roadside mailboxes a firm shake Saturday. more »»

Area preschoolers take trip inside mobile planetarium

October 15, 2014 News Staff Writer ALPENA ­— Preschoolers from Lincoln Head Start, Ella White Head Start and Alpena Childcare classrooms joined Elmo, Big Bird and Hu Hu Zhu, a Muppet from the Chinese co-production o... more »»

Kennedy seeks 106th House seat

October 15, 2014 Democratic candidate for the 106th State House Robert Kennedy already is taking action to counteracting the negative affects of large quantities of money within the political system by beginning wit... more »»

Residents don’t view Ebola as direct threat

October 15, 2014 ALPENA — Despite two confirmed cases, public health officials say there is little threat of a pandemic of Ebola in the United States. more »»

Rogers City bridge work finished

October 15, 2014 ROGERS CITY — Road barricades are gone and the work is through on a bridge preventive maintenance project in Rogers City. more »»

Operation Holidays collection under way

October 15, 2014 ALPENA —The Vietnam Veterans Chapter 583 in Alpena has been helping to raise money to help families struggling financially to have happy holidays since 1991. more »»

Hillman budget in good shape

October 15, 2014 HILLMAN — Hillman Community Schools Board of Education received the results of its audit by Mark Janke of Quast, Janke & Company during its meeting Monday evening. more »»

Alcona to upgrade emergency system

October 15, 2014 ALCONA — Funds have been allocated to Alcona County through a grant from the Region 3 Homeland Security Planning Board, which is enabling the Alcona County Local Planning Team to utilize funds to... more »»

Children and fire safety

October 14, 2014 ALPENA — Teaching young children about the dangers of fire and helping them understand how to react in a burning building could keep them safe in a fire emergenc. more »»

Calo vying for 105th District seat

October 14, 2014 GAYLORD — For Michigan’s 105th House of Representatives District, Jay Calo said the three biggest issues all start with an “e. more »»

Pied Piper students enjoy Fall Fest

October 14, 2014 ALPENA— Pied Piper School’s Fall Fest took place Monday, with a variety of activities available for students outdoors all morning and afternoo. more »»

Alcona seeing success with new math program

October 14, 2014 ALCONA — Alcona Community Schools math curriculum coach Erin Klinger updated the school board on Monday of the progress being made in classrooms. more »»

Annual Hillman Corn Maze open for adventure

October 14, 2014 HILLMAN — Hillman High School’s annual corn maze is open and ready for visitors every weekend through Oct. 26, from 11 a.m. until 7 p.m. more »»

Alcona receives good school audit

October 14, 2014 ALCONA — Alcona Community Schools Board of Education approved the annual audit for the 2013-2014 general purpose financial statement for the year ending July 30, 2014, at Monday’s meeting. more »»

RCAS budget balanced for ’13-’14

October 14, 2014 ROGERS CITY — An audit shows Rogers City Area Schools’ financial statements are in order, and it ended its last fiscal year with a small surplus. more »»

Sampling chowder

October 13, 2014 News Photo by Steve Schulwitz Local food enthusiasts took part in the first Chowder cook-off in Alpena on Saturday. Local chefs shared their recipes with those who purchased tickets to the event. more »»



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