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An Easter dinner with meaning

April 18, 2014 ALPENA — On Sunday, 50 people will crowd into a residence on Chisholm Street, gather around tables set up in the living and dining room, and celebrate Easter with baked ham and roast turkey. more »»

 
 
 
Actively involved in nature

April 18, 2014 HARRISVILLE – When Frank Apsey saw an unusual butterfly dip and bob across his yard one day, he got curious. more »»

APS committee OKs language series purchase

April 18, 2014 ALPENA — Alpena Public Schools Finance Committee will be recommending the purchase of a new English Language Arts Series at a cost of $268,769 to the full board of education at its meeting Monday. more »»

Going first class

April 17, 2014 News Photo by Nicole Grulke Members of the Boys & Girls Club of Alpena were rewarded with a chance to duct tape Program Director Jen Digna to the gym wall and watch her kiss a sucker fish Thursday... more »»

FIRST Robotics Team wins Rookie Award

April 17, 2014 By NICOLE GRULKE News Staff Writer ALPENA — Alpena High School FIRST Robotics Team won the “Rookie Inspiration Award” for the State of Michigan after qualifying by winning a rookie all-star award a... more »»

Lake Huron’s fisheries workshop

April 17, 2014 ALPENA — Researchers will discuss ongoing changes in Lake Huron’s fisheries at a workshop Tuesday. more »»

Hop into Easter with a local chocolatier

April 17, 2014 ALPENA — About this time of year, Pat Major’s kitchen is full of chicks, ducks, cute little bunnies (lots of them) and even a baby lamb or two. But Major is no farm girl. more »»

Board votes to impose teachers contract

April 16, 2014 ALPENA — The Alpena Public Schools Board of Education approved to impose a two-year contract on members of the Alpena Education Association at a special meeting Wednesday morning. more »»

County hit with unexpected expenses

April 16, 2014 ALPENA — The Alpena Finance Committee approved spending up to $20,000 to replace a water heater tank at the pool. more »»

College approves new contract with instructors

April 16, 2014 ALPENA — Capping off what both sides agreed to be professionally handled negotiations, the Alpena Community College Board of Trustees approved a new four-year contract with the ACC Faculty Council... more »»

ACC board OKs slight tuition increase

April 16, 2014 ALPENA — Students at Alpena Community College will pay slightly more for tuition starting this fall. more »»

Flooding affects neighborhoods

April 15, 2014 ALPENA — Dozens of Alpena homeowners were affected by flooding as an accumulation of snow melt and rain poured into their backyards and basements Tuesda. more »»

Bingham students learn about Titanic

April 15, 2014 ALPENA — Students at Bingham Arts Academy celebrated Titanic Day by dressing up and learning about some of the passengers aboard the ship Tuesday. more »»

Road commission discusses emergency repair fund possibilities

April 15, 2014 ALPENA – Although the county could receive emergency road repairs funds from the state, the money could be hard to spend, members of the Alpena County Road Commission said during their meeting... more »»

1st freighter of season arrives at PI quarry

April 15, 2014 PRESQUE ISLE — The shipping season is finally under way for Lafarge’s Presque Isle Quarry and members of the local International Shipmaster’s Association lodge greeted the captain and crew of the... more »»

AEA files unfair labor charge

April 14, 2014 ALPENA — The Alpena Education Association filed an unfair labor practice charge against Alpena Public Schools in response to what it believes were illegal actions by the board of education in its... more »»

Contractor pleads guilty to fraud

April 14, 2014 ROGERS CITY — A contractor involved with a project to turn a former sausage shop in Rogers City into county offices has pleaded guilty to a count of contractor fraud. more »»

Man faces seven counts of CSC

April 14, 2014 ROGERS CITY — A Hawks man accused of criminal sexual conduct will stand trial in June. more »»

6 roads closed due to flooding

April 14, 2014 The Alpena Road Commission is advising motorists that many areas are experiencing flooding due to recent heavy rainfall. more »»

Abatements useful tool for communities

April 13, 2014 ALPENA — Tax abatements are a useful incentive to offer potential developers, or existing businesses wanting to expand. more »»

 
 

 

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