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2014 a good year; plenty of promise for 2015

December 13, 2014 ALPENA — The goal to bolster economic development in Alpena is beginning to pay dividends and 2014 has been a banner year. more »»

The Lonely Season

December 13, 2014 ALPENA — Feelings of depression, loneliness and loss haunt many people during the holidays while encompassing a multitude of emotional trauma ranging from broken friendships, to the loss of a job an... more »»

Wilson holds craft day sale

December 13, 2014 ALPENA— Students at Wilson Elementary School gathered up their pennies to shop for gifts for their parents and family members at the schools annual Christmas craft sale Friday. more »»

APS adding new backup unit

December 13, 2014 ALPENA — Alpena Public Schools computer specialists agreed to purchase one large backup unit for the multiple servers used by the district. more »»

New emergency vehicle

December 12, 2014 more »»

APS board to decide two items

December 12, 2014 ALPENA — Alpena Public Schools Assistant Superintendent for Operations and Title I Director Diane Block presented a budget amendment and deficit elimination plan amendment to the finance committee... more »»

Unique gifts abound

December 12, 2014 Everyone has a person or two on their Christmas list who is difficult to buy for. They seem to have everything and are poor at giving hints of what they may like as a present. more »»

Recycling center dealing with plastics, other issues

December 12, 2014 ALPENA — The Alpena Resource Recovery Facility is asking the public for help to ensure ITS recycling surcharge money doesn’t go in the trash. more »»

Pied Piper programs keep students busy

December 12, 2014 ALPENA — The Alpena-Montmorency-Alcona Educational Service District Board of Education heard presentations from several teachers and paraprofessionals at Pied Piper School during its meeting Thursda... more »»

Alcona road commission continues working on budget

December 12, 2014 LINCOLN — Rebuilding a lost facility creates a challenge for all involved but particularly so when trying to set a budget for the new year. more »»

Michigan State Police offers tips to reduce fire risks during holidays

December 12, 2014 The Michigan State Police is reminding residents of the increased risks of fire during the holidays and wants to heighten awareness that one out of three homes damaged by Christmas tree fires are... more »»

Raises for some, but not all in Presque Isle

December 11, 2014 ROGERS CITY — Presque Isle County Board of Commissioners approved a salary schedule higher than last year’s but still less than what the county paid three years prior. more »»

APS to put RFP on Long Rapids school

December 11, 2014 ALPENA — Alpena Public Schools will be putting a request for proposal to the public regarding the sale of the Long Rapids Elementary School property. more »»

Perfect Christmas gift

December 11, 2014 As times have changed so have “what’s in” and “what’s not” when it comes to the perfect Christmas gift. more »»

Alcona sheriff dept. has new data terminal system

December 11, 2014 ALCONA — A new mobile data terminal system along with technology to replace handwritten tickets with electronic tickets has been put into place in six police cruisers at the Alcona County Sheriff... more »»

Montmorency OKs 2015 budget

December 11, 2014 ATLANTA — The Montmorency County Board of Commissioners passed the 2015 budget following a public hearing on Wednesday. more »»

Good first review for new Alcona road commission superintendent

December 11, 2014 ALCONA — The Alcona County Road Commission Board approved the six month review of Superintendent Michael Escareno at the Wednesday board meeting. more »»

New Christmas experiences

December 10, 2014 The Christmas season has many traditions in the United States ranging from the nativity to Santa Claus, from twinkle lights to Christmas trees and turkey dinners to exchanging gifts Christmas... more »»

Chippewa Hills Pathway supporters speak out at forum

December 10, 2014 ALPENA — A group of more than 60 Chippewa Hills Pathway supporters spoke out about proposed timber cuttings at a public forum Tuesday. more »»

TBTA management test, evaluate new trolleys

December 10, 2014 ALPENA — Thunder Bay Transportation Authority Executive Director Barbara Schwartzfisher and General Manager Billi Edmonds, along with TBTA mechanic Larry Corwin, traveled to Hometown Trolleys Double... more »»



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