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Plans under way for Rockport, Besser Natural Area

March 19, 2015 ROCKPORT — Friends of Rockport and Besser Natural Area members are planning events for the state recreation area, and hoping to see improvements there soon. more »»

Alcona waiting to decide on investment funds

March 19, 2015 HARRISVILLE — The Alcona County Board of Commissioners suspended all action or movement of employee investment funds after several employees brought concerns to the Wednesday board meeting. more »»

Local FFA students take part in state convention

March 19, 2015 Local FFA members from Alcona and Alpena counties utilized leadership skills in pursuits of state level competitions at the 87th Michigan FFA State Convention which took place March 11-13 at Michiga... more »»

Council OKs consultant for master plan

March 19, 2015 News Staff Writer HARRISVILLE — The Harrisville City Council took the recommendation of Mayor John Dobis by passing a motion to hire Rick Duell, a consultant for Northeast Michigan Council of... more »»

DNR won’t transfer Chippewa Hills Pathway to another dept.

March 18, 2015 OSSINEKE TOWNSHIP — The Department of Natural Resources Director won’t transfer Chippewa Hills Pathway state forest land to a different department. more »»

Group helps to battle narcotic use

March 18, 2015 ALPENA — Drug addiction has an unhealthy impact not only on the user, but the community as a whole. more »»

APS approves administrators contracts

March 18, 2015 ALPENA — Alpena Public Schools Board of Education voted to approve contracts for 15 school administrators during its regular meeting Monday night. more »»

Alcona FFA prepares for maple syrup day Sat.

March 18, 2015 LINCOLN — With sap running strong Alcona Community Schools students continue to tap trees and collect sap in order to produce syrup for the seventh annual Maple Syrup Celebration Day from 9 a.m. more »»

Tree pruning, planting demonstration to take place

March 18, 2015 HARRISVILLE — The Alcona Conservation District and the Harrisville Institute for Cultural Learning are sponsoring a fruit tree pruning demonstration for those looking for information on how to prune... more »»

Hillman raising water rates for commerical properties

March 18, 2015 HILLMAN — Hillman Village Council members passed an ordinance Tuesday evening raising the water rates for large commercial properties. more »»

Big shakeup for Catholic churches

March 17, 2015 ALPENA — There is going to be a large shakeup in the Catholic community in Alpena after it was announced Sunday that the four local parishes would merge to form one. more »»

Research finds little in way of new info

March 17, 2015 ALPENA — Alpena Municipal Council has been looking for answers to what the debris that washes up on local beaches in Alpena is, where it comes from and how it can control it for years to come. more »»

Survey suggests Michigan moose population dropped from 2013

March 17, 2015 TRAVERSE CITY (AP) — The moose population in Michigan’s western Upper Peninsula appears to have dropped over the past two years and there’s reason for concern about the species’ future in the state,... more »»

MPA honors two for support of sunshine, transparency in gov’t

March 17, 2015 LANSING — The Michigan Press Association is honoring State Sen. Tonya Schuitmaker (R-Lawton) and State Rep. more »»

New contract for RC Ambulance likely

March 17, 2015 ROGERS CITY — The Rogers City Ambulance Service Authority will contract with a Cheboygan-area EMS operator, if the operator’s board agrees. more »»

Alcona road commission scraps nepotism policy

March 17, 2015 LINCOLN — The Alcona County Road Commission board reviewed the road commission’s nepotism policy, policy 901, at Wednesday’s board meeting and after much discussion, ultimately the 2-1 vote abolishe... more »»

Pettalia spends day reading to students

March 17, 2015 LINCOLN — Elementary students at Alcona Community Schools continue celebrating National Reading Month with the help of District 106 State Rep. more »»

Program pairs high school, elementary students

March 17, 2015 POSEN — A mentoring program in its first semester at Posen Consolidated Schools is paying dividends, both for the high-schoolers who mentor and the elementary students they help. more »»

Book artist

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