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City OKs water, sewer improvements

October 18, 2016 By STEVE SCHULWITZ News Staff Writer ALPENA — Alpena Municipal Council voted 5-0 to spend $160,850 for water and sewer line improvements from Johnson Street to Long Lake Avenue. more »»

APS seeing several personnel changes

October 18, 2016 ALPENA — With the beginning of the school year, several personnel changes have occurred within Alpena Public Schools, including a unique transition for students at Hinks Elementary. more »»

ACC nursing program set for accreditation visit

October 18, 2016 ALPENA — Alpena Community College Nursing Program Department Chair Diane O’Connor said the accreditation process has been one of discovery and education. more »»

Expert ‘gratified’ animals included on DNR concerned list

October 18, 2016 LANSING — A state reptile and amphibian expert is gratified that five species of the creatures were put on a special Michigan Department of Natural Resources “concerned list” during a recent meeting... more »»

Johnson campaign reacts to sign theft story

October 18, 2016 In the story on political sign theft in Tuesday's edition of The News, after receiving a press release from the Jack Bergman campaign The News failed to reach out to the Lon Johnson campaign for... more »»

Pickin’ apples

October 17, 2016 more »»

Kennedy caught removing opponent's signs

October 17, 2016 Democratic candidate for the 106th state House Robert Kennedy was investigated for removing campaign signs from various locations in Presque Isle County Saturday afternoon. more »»

NLA to host Battle of the Badges game

October 17, 2016 Two different groups who work side by side during emergency situations, firemen and police officers, soon will be battling it out on the ice for during the 14th Annual Battle of the Badges hockey... more »»

AHS royalty

October 15, 2016 more »»

AHS inducts 3 into Hall of Fame

October 15, 2016 ALPENA — The Alpena High School Hall of Fame welcomed three new members, as Randy MacAulay, Susan Petrisin and Teresa Szymanski were inducted on Friday for their outstanding post-graduate career. more »»

City preps property to be developed

October 15, 2016 ALPENA — The City of Alpena is slowly working its way through the logicists of being able to prepare its property on US-23 North for development. more »»

Salvation Army to hold Christmas signup Nov. 1-4

October 15, 2016 ALPENA — Signup for Christmas assitance through the Salvation Army begins in early November. Signup will take place 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Nov. 1-2 and Nov. 4, and 3-6 p.m. Nov. 3. more »»

County begins work on next year’s budget

October 15, 2016 ALPENA — The Alpena County Board of Commissioners held its first budget workshop this week to begin drafting next year’s fiscal budget. more »»

Free tech conference to help educate public

October 15, 2016 LINCOLN — Members of Leadership Alcona hope an upcoming technology exposition will help residents learn about technology issues, and showcase the need for internet service in Alcona County. more »»

Library board seeking members to fill terms

October 15, 2016 HARRISVILLE — Officials are looking for two people to fill seats that will be left vacant on the Alcona County Library board by the end of the year, according to library Director Denise Bearre. more »»


October 14, 2016 more »»

APS board discuss forest management plan

October 14, 2016 ALPENA — Property committee members from the Alpena Public Schools Board of Education met Thursday to discuss the forest management plan. more »»

ACC receives $45K grant

October 14, 2016 ALPENA — Alpena Community College has received a $45,000 Consultation and Education Training grant to help train workers about safety in the workplace. more »»

New law could help with reporting drug overdoses

October 14, 2016 ALPENA — Legislation signed into law last week fits in with the work that is being done by a local drug rehabilitation facility. more »»

Alcona backpack program receives large donation from Kalitta employees

October 14, 2016 LINCOLN — Organizers for the Alcona Community School’s Backpack/School Pantry Program said the program is expanding and working to feed students with donations from the public. more »»



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