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House of hope, refuge

April 9, 2015 HARRISVILLE — Following a winding dirt driveway in Alcona County leads directly to the idyllic landscape of a small red horse barn, several outbuildings in need of fresh paint and minor repairs and ... more »»

Onaway won’t give to project

April 9, 2015 ONAWAY — Budgetary concerns and misgivings over spending tax dollars will keep Onaway from donating to a regional promotion project. more »»

Road commission, MDOT continue to repair culvert

April 9, 2015 LINCOLN — Alcona County Road Commission Superintendent Mike Escareno told the board during Wednesday’s meeting that drivers can expect the one lane traffic on US-23 between Fontaine Road and Malaski... more »»

True North announces concert schedule

April 9, 2015 True North Radio Network has announced its Concerts in the Park summer lineup at the Bay View Park Band shell in Alpena, the ninth year for the serie. more »»

Owl Cafe owner approaches DDA about changes

April 8, 2015 ALPENA — There are big plans for the Owl Cafe in Alpena if the Alpena Downtown Development Authority can come to an agreement with new owner Dr. more »»

ACC students to begin mandatory orientation

April 8, 2015 ALPENA — Alpena Community College will be implementing a new mandatory orientation this spring to try and improve its retention numbers. more »»

Lincoln approves annual budget

April 8, 2015 LINCOLN — The Lincoln Village Council approved its annual budget, which began April 1 and will extend through March 31, 2016, at a budget hearing held March 23. more »»

Employment numbers improve for region

April 8, 2015 Despite mixed messages from jobs data, Northeast Michigan is expected to benefit from the rise in employment happening across the state. Michigan had a seasonally adjusted unemployment rate of 5. more »»

RC to ask employees for changes to health coverage

April 8, 2015 ROGERS CITY — To head off an increase in health care premiums, Rogers City wants its employees who belong to two unions to approve a change in health insurance plans. more »»

Local band hopes to be chosen for rock festival

April 8, 2015 ALPENA — Local band Death of the Party, with members from Alcona, Alpena, Emmet and Montmorency counties, is competing in an online battle of the bands to win a slot in the nation’s largest rock... more »»

Hillman council sets budget appropriation for fiscal year

April 8, 2015 HILLMAN — Hillman Village Council adopted a resolution for budget appropriations at its meeting Tuesday night. more »»

City receives update on tax abated properties

April 7, 2015 ALPENA — During Monday’s Alpena Municipal Council meeting City Clerk/Treasurer Karen Hebert presented the annual update on tax abated businesses in the city and whether they are complying with the... more »»

Robotics team going to state competition

April 7, 2015 ALPENA — The Alpena High School FIRST Robotics Team has qualified to compete in the state championship competition in Grand Rapids this weekend, ranking 44th place of 347 teams across Michigan. more »»

Park’s tree planting event needs volunteers

April 7, 2015 OSCODA — Alcona Conservation District is looking for volunteers to help with planting trees at Oscoda’s River Bank Park on Saturday beginning at 10 a.m. in an effort to begin reforestation. more »»

Lincoln forms street committee, retains engineering firm

April 7, 2015 LINCOLN — The Lincoln Village Council established a street committee and retained Huron Engineering of Alpena as the village engineer of record during its Monday meeting as a result of the local... more »»

Volunteers needed for Medicare Medicaid Assistance Program

April 7, 2015 The Medicare Medicaid Assistance Program needs volunteers to assist beneficiaries in understanding their Medicare options, enrolling in plans and completing applications for Extra Help through the... more »»

Dial-a-Ride drivers create safe access for passengers

April 6, 2015 Editor’s Note: The last name of the bus driver has been omitted. The Authority uses it to protect drivers and and The News agreed to follow TBTA’s protocol for this story. more »»

The real reason for Easter

April 4, 2015 On Sunday there will be searches for Easter eggs and baskets filled. more »»

Township dealing with fire hydrant issue

April 4, 2015 ALPENA — Alpena Township Department of Public Works Director Jerry Bleau recently received reports of people using fire hydrants around the township without permission. more »»



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