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DART millage passes

November 4, 2015 Voters in the City of Alpena overwhelmingly approved a millage renewal request for Dial-a-Ride service. The millage request, which was for 0.65 mill, passed 462-208 in the six precincts. more »»

DDA, city planning for winter snow removal

November 4, 2015 ALPENA — The weather may not seam winter like yet, but the Alpena Downtown Authority and the City of Alpena already are formulating a plan for removing snow from the downtown when it does arrive. more »»

Rogers City to pursue option of running marina operations

November 4, 2015 ROGERS CITY — Twenty days after Rogers City’s contract with Northern Michigan Marine Management Services expired, city council has opted to explore handling marina operations on its ow. more »»

4-H, MSUE raising funds for barns

November 4, 2015 ALPENA — Many improvements have been made over the years at the Alpena County Fairgrounds, but there still are areas that could stand a little care, such as the barns. more »»

DHD No. 4 to vote on sharing health officer

November 4, 2015 Health Department of Northwest Michigan’s board has approved sharing a health officer with District Health Department No. 4, board Chairman Lester Atchison said. Now it’s up to the DHD N. more »»

Township approves truck for DPW

November 4, 2015 ALPENA — The Alpena Township Board of Trustees approved the purchase of a 2007 GMC truck for the Department of Public Works during its meeting Monday evening. more »»

Hillman council approves several motions to deal with zoning

November 4, 2015 HILLMAN — Hillman Village Council passed several motions pertaining to the sale of village property, zoning ordinances and a zoning map, as well as an ordinance dealing with enforcement of civil... more »»

El Nino’s effect

November 3, 2015 El Nino is already helping to provide Northeast Michigan with warmer-than-average temperatures and drier conditions. more »»

Commission OK’s Lafarge request

November 3, 2015 PRESQUE ISLE TOWNSHIP — Presque Isle Township’s Planning Commission has recommended the approval of Lafarge’s rezoning request to expand its quarry by 19 acres. more »»

Kennedy to seek 106th House seat

November 3, 2015 Democrat Robert Kennedy has decided to make another run at Michigan’s 106th District seat, which will become vacant after Rep. Peter Pettalia reaches his term limit at the end of next year. more »»

Economy continues to show growth in area

November 3, 2015 ALPENA — Alpena Area Chamber of Commerce Economic Development Director Jim Klarich provided Alpena Municipal Council with the Target Alpena quarterly report Monday and things are looking up in terms... more »»

Township discusses creating fire chief position

November 3, 2015 By NICOLE GRULKE News Staff Writer ALPENA — The Alpena Township Board of Trustees discussed a request made by Trustee Brenda Fournier to hire a fire chief for the Alpena Township Fire Department... more »»

Junior film contest part of 2016 film festival

November 3, 2015 ALPENA — Students from around Michigan will have an opportunity to express their views on what water means to them during this year’s Thunder Bay International Film Festival through the festival’s... more »»

Alcona library may receive new roof

November 3, 2015 HARRISVILLE — Alcona County Library Board of Trustees hopes to award a bid for a new metal roof on its main location soon. more »»

United Way at 71% of goal

November 3, 2015 Bruce Anschuetz and Jamie Anschuetz-Gohlke from Cliff Anschuetz Chevrolet and this year’s United Way Campaign chairpersons announced the United Way is at 71. more »»

The new president

October 31, 2015 ALPENA — Alpena Community College officially welcomed new President Dr. Donald MacMaster Friday afternoon during an inauguration ceremony in Park Arena. more »»

Osmer files for 106th

October 31, 2015 A familiar face in the Northeast Michigan political scene has decided to make a run for Michigan’s 106th District, which will become open at the end of next year when Rep. more »»

APS to host financial aid forum

October 31, 2015 ALPENA — Alpena Public Schools will be holding a parent information forum on applying for scholarships and financial aid for high school students at 7 p.m. more »»

County to help PI fair board cover shortfall

October 31, 2015 ROGERS CITY — After a particularly slow year for the Presque Isle County Fair, county commissioners agreed to help the nonprofit organization cover some of its shortfall. more »»



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