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Presque Isle will accept land donation

ROGERS CITY — The Presque Isle County Board of Commissioners has decided to go forward with the acceptance of a land donation. The donation was discussed at the regular board meeting Wednesday. “I want to make sure before we go further what the board wants to do,” county ...

Honoring domestic violence victims

News Photo by Jordan Spence People gathered for a candlelight vigil to honor victims of domestic violence and to talk about October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month Wednesday at the Presque Isle County Courthouse in Rogers City.

Montmorency proclaims October Domestic Violence Awarness Month

ATLANTA — The Montmorency County Board of Commissioners signed a proclamation from Hope Shores Alliance to proclaim October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month during its meeting on Wednesday. “I want to thank the commissioners for recognizing October as Domestic Violence Awareness ...

Fixing a robot

News Photo by Julie Goldberg Fourth-grader Jenna Tolen fixes the claw on her robot on Tuesday at Hinks Elementary School. Jenna and her team are participating in a scrimmage on Thursday at Alpena High School against other local elementary school robotics teams.

My Brother’s Hope seeking winter coat donations

CALEDONIA TWP. — In an effort to supply children and others with winter coats this year My Brother’s Hope is holding a winter coat donation drive Saturday at the Free Store in Harrisville and at the Caledonia Township Hall. Organizer and Caledonia Township Clerk Kerry Scott said the ...

PI Project Connect chance to see all resources

ONAWAY — Collaboration is key for an event such as Project Connect, according to organizers. The Presque Isle Project Connect will take place from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Tuesday, at St. Paul’s Hall, 20811 Washington St., Onaway. “This year from 9-10 a.m. we only open it up to local high ...

Swabbing the deck

News Photo by Jordan Spence Jim Johnson mops his boat in the Alpena Small Boat Harbor Tuesday. He has been sailing his whole life and said fall is his favorite time to sail because the water is usually warmer than the air.

CTE committee receives tech update

ALPENA — Director of Information Systems Paul Mancine discussed with the Alpena Public Schools Board of Education Curriculum and Technology Committee the technology around the school district. “Right now, we are sitting on over 1,200 Chromebooks in over 10 months,” Mancine said. ...

Beaver dam removal leads to complaints by public

LINCOLN — The Alcona County Road Commission has received complaints for the removal of a beaver dam on Cedar Lake that allegedly was causing drainage and flooding issues for residents. Managing Director Jesse Campbell told trustees during a meeting Tuesday that although the dam may be ...

It’s National Fire Prevention Week

ALPENA — There are many things people can do to protect themselves against a fire in their home. According to Alpena Fire Chief Bill Forbush many of those things are promoted during National Fire Prevention Week which runs until the end of the week. Forbush said the second week of ...

St. Luke’s to celebrate 75 years

ROGERS CITY — A long history will be celebrated this weekend in Rogers City as St. Luke’s By the Lake will celebrate its 75th anniversary during the Sunday service. The service will take place at 9:30 a.m. Sunday in the church, 120 N. First Street in Rogers City. Father Bruce ...

Harrisville SP to host Haunted Holiday Weekend

HARRISVILLE — Every October the Harrisville State Park’s Haunted Holiday Weekend gets bigger and spookier, according to Unit Manager Eric Ostrander. In the 6th season of the event, Ostrander said the park will be, for the first time, full with campers ready to have Halloween fun ...

Annual Trunk-or-Treat event Oct. 27

ALPENA — Michigan State Police Alpena Post and local businesses and organizations team up to host Trunk-or-Treat each Halloween season in Alpena. The idea behind the event is to give elementary age children a place where they can safely trick-or-treat and reduce the threat of children ...

Board discusses future contract negotiations

ROGERS CITY — The Rogers City Area Schools Board of Education discussed how it might address future contract negotiations during its meeting Monday. “We still have goals to set further in the year. We will be going over those in November, then incorporating that into contract ...

ESD superintendent discusses Hillman board opening

HILLMAN — Alpena-Montmorency-Alcona Educational Service District Superintendent Scott Reynolds attended Monday’s Hillman Community Schools Board of Education meeting and discussed the open board member appointment. Reynolds told the board that AMA ESB has the role of appointing a board ...

Harrisville continues RRC process

HARRISVILLE — Volunteers with the City of Harrisville are continuing the process of trying to become a redevelopment ready community. Harrisville Business Association Chair Cheryl Peterson outlined the current progress for the Harrisville City Council during a meeting Monday. She said ...

Telling the Rogers City story

ROGERS CITY — What was once used to guide ships and boaters into Rogers City is now ready to guide residents and visitors to the center of town. The dedication ceremony for the project took place Saturday. The project includes landscaping, a historic lighthouse lense, guided walkways, ...

Atlanta royalty

News Photo by James Andersen Austin Corbin, left, and Dezyrae Cohoon were named Atlanta High School homecoming king and queen on Friday during halftime of the Atlanta football game. Corbin and Cohoon were two of six seniors representing Atlanta’s senior court during the homecoming festivities.

Historical dresses

News Photo by Diane Speer Local Cadet, Junior and Brownie troop members welcomed visitors to Spratt Church during Fall Harvest Fossil Festival held Saturday at the Besser Museum. Shown from left are Kahlan Mousseau, Alexis Peterson, Kloyie Boring, Jazzmyne Brege and Kaithlyn Farley.