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County ends fiscal year with fund increase

July 30, 2014 ALPENA — Even after a severe overrun in the child care budget in 2013 the Alpena County Board of Commissioner tightened its spending enough to end the year with a $99,028 increase in the fund balance. more »»

DNR seeks help with dragonfly project

July 30, 2014 HARRISVILLE — The Department of Natural Resources is looking for volunteers to assist in finding and protecting the Hine’s Emerald Dragonfly Habitat and in mapping invasive species at Negwegon State... more »»

Website provides a one-stop-shop for trail maps and information

July 30, 2014 Hikers, bicyclists, off-road vehicle users, horseback riders, and other trail enthusiasts can now more easily locate and enjoy the vast network of trails and other points of interest in northern... more »»

Sheriff’s office seeks public’s help in identifying suspects in burglary case

July 30, 2014 The Alcona County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s assistance in solving a breaking and entering to an area business. At approximately 5:38 a.m. more »»

Swearing in

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Forgotten Eagles coming to Alpena

July 29, 2014 ALPENA — The Forgotten Eagles of Michigan was formed in 2002 when concerned citizens formed a nonprofit group to help veterans and their families. more »»

Sanctuary, others participate in deep-diving excursion

July 29, 2014 ALPENA — Staff at the Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary were joined by members from the Monitor National Marine Sanctuary in North Carolina, and members of East Carolina University to take part... more »»

‘Ride for Homeless’ begins Saturday

July 29, 2014 ALPENA – The 15th annual “Ride for the Homeless” takes place Saturday beginning with an 8:30 a.m. registration in the parking lot of the Alpena County Courthouse on W. Chisholm Street. more »»

Sanctuary to host program on climate change

July 29, 2014 ALPENA — The Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary will be hosting a free public program on climate change in the Science on a Sphere theater today through Friday, with shows at 12:30 p.m., 1:30 p.. more »»

Electronic recycling in Alcona Saturday

July 29, 2014 LINCOLN — Alcona County’s annual free electronic recycling event will take place Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the ARA Fairgrounds Alcona County Recreational Area in Lincoln. 5R Processors, Lt. more »»

2 local students heading to Germany for a year

July 29, 2014 ALPENA — Two students from Alpena High School have been awarded scholarships to study in Germany for a year through the Youth for Understanding rogram. more »»

Brown Trout Tournament winners

July 28, 2014 ALPENA — Marty Atkinson was part of the crew when his father Roger won the Michigan Brown Trout Festival in 1992, but he has been unable to win it on his own, until Sunday. more »»

RCAS asking voters to renew millage

July 28, 2014 ROGERS CITY — On Aug. 5 voters will be asked to renew a millage that helps Rogers City Area Schools keep its doors open. A ballot question will ask voters to renew the district’s operating millage. more »»

Couple faces charges in baby’s death

July 26, 2014 ROGERS CITY — A couple is in custody and facing charges relating to the death of a 22-day-old Bismarck Township baby. more »»

McKenzie seeks 106th state seat

July 26, 2014 ALPENA — One of three passionate about serving as the Democratic candidate for the Michigan House of Representatives 106th District is Scot McKenzie whose roots extend not only to Alpena, but to his... more »»

Alpena voters face millages for EMS, veterans services

July 26, 2014 ALPENA — Alpena County residents always have been supportive of their veterans and maintaining county emergency medical services. more »»

PI voters being asked for library renewal millage

July 26, 2014 ROGERS CITY — Presque Isle District Library is asking voters to renew its operating millage on Aug. 5. more »»

Moran purchases 22 acres in Rogers City to build on

July 26, 2014 ROGERS CITY — The owner of an Onaway metal fabrication business has bought land in Rogers City’s airport industrial zone. more »»


July 26, 2014 While walking through the woods in northern Michigan, hikers should be aware of several plants that can cause allergic reactions on the skin. The most popular of these plants is poison ivy. more »»



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