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Flying watermelons helping area students with STEM learning

July 9, 2016 ALPENA — Medieval trebuchets flung rocks. Modern ones, at least ones built in Alpena, fling fruit. Or at least that was the projectile of choice last week as area students converged on the U.S. more »»

The Walkers to perform at First Baptist Church

July 9, 2016 The Walkers, a singing family group who share a mission to bring a message of hope and encouragement to people and communities across the United States and Canada, will perform Sunday at First... more »»

Word of Life church offers Vacation Bible School

July 9, 2016 Word of Life Baptist Church offers a Vacation Bible School for children ages kindergarten through completed fifth grade. It will be held July 18-22 from 6-8 p.m. at the church, located at 1900 N. more »»


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City, twp. water battle to begin

July 8, 2016 ALPENA — The legal battle between Alpena Township and the City of Alpena over water rates is set to begin with a motion hearing July 15. more »»

Brown Trout leaderboard to see change

July 8, 2016 ALPENA — Last month members of the Michigan Brown Trout Festival Board of Directors and other supporters raised money to plant 1,000 brown trout in Thunder Bay with hopes it will help bolster the... more »»

Nautical Festival Committee is seeking parade entrants

July 8, 2016 ROGERS CITY - The Rogers City Nautical Festival Committee is looking for parade entries to help fill the streets on Sunday for the 2016 Nautical City Festival Grand Parade. more »»

What will you wish for? Mega Millions at $540M

July 8, 2016 ALPENA — The Mega Millions jackpot is expected to reach $540 million for today’s drawing. There have been 34 drawings since the last winner in March, with sales reaching over $1 billion. more »»

MSP Alpena Post hosts open house

July 7, 2016 ALPENA — There is a lot more to Michigan State Police than patroling streets and responding to complaints. more »»

RC street sign project temporarily on hold

July 7, 2016 ROGERS CITY — Progress on the Third Street and Erie Street project is temporarily on hold as Rogers City Manager Joe Hefele works through some legalities involved with the project and the mall owners. more »»

Mikado Days featuring old-time baseball game

July 7, 2016 MIKADO — Attendees to the 2016 Mikado Days event could get a glimpse of what baseball was like at the turn of the 20th century, according to Mikado Supervisor Yogi Yruega. more »»

Hillman awards sewer job to Alpena Septic

July 7, 2016 HILLMAN — After opening bids for scoping and cleaning its sewer systems, Hillman Village Council has awarded the bid to Alpena Septic. more »»

Emergency manager to focus on animals in time of natural disaster with new plan

July 7, 2016 HARRISVILLE — A plan to address animals in Alcona County during a potential natural disaster was discussed Wednesday by Buffy Carr, the county’s emergency management coordinator, at the Alcona... more »»

City to hire RC assessing firm

July 6, 2016 ALPENA — Alpena Municipal Council voted to hire Berg’s Assessing of Rogers City for $47.50 a parcel to conduct a city-wide residential appraisa. more »»

Twp hears about base’s water concerns

July 6, 2016 ALPENA — Jerry Bleau, Alpena Township Department of Public Works director, updated the township board of trustees on the Alpena Combat Readiness Training Center’s concerns about the water rate bein... more »»

DNR cracks down on campground firewood use

July 6, 2016 ALPENA — The Michigan Department of Natural Resources will heighten firewood restrictions at state campgrounds beginning in 2017, according to Blake Gingrich, DNR parks supervisor. more »»

APS board conducts first round of superintendent interviews

July 6, 2016 ALPENA — The Alpena School’s Board of Education conducted the first round of interviews for the open superintendent positio. more »»

Downtown business projects coming to fruition

July 6, 2016 ALPENA — Several projects that have been in the works for about a year are beginning to take shape downtown and some of them are even completed. more »»

DNR, lake association working together on new boat washer

July 6, 2016 HILLMAN — Boaters at Lake Avalon will be able to try out a new boat washer in an attempt to prevent the spread of invasive species. more »»



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