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Legislature looking at plastic bag ban bills

September 24, 2016 Alpena Resource Facility Manager Stan Mischley said he doesn’t foresee a ban on plastic bags taking place in Michigan “They’ve done bans in Hawaii and the city of San Francisco,” he said. more »»

Progress continues at new TBTA site

September 24, 2016 ALPENA — Contractors with Oak City Contracting of Alpena are steadily working on the new Thunder Bay Transportation Authority facility, TBTA Executive Director Theron Higgins said. more »»

School seeking grant, needs public’s help

September 24, 2016 ALPENA — With just a click of a button you can help a local school receive a $25,000 grant for studying microplastics and its effects on local watershed. more »»

Hillman homecoming week starts Monday

September 24, 2016 HILLMAN — Students at Hillman Community Schools will be celebrating homecoming with a fun-filled week of event. more »»

HHS promotes new downtown store that sells upscale furnishings

September 24, 2016 The Huron Humane Society is always looking for creative ways to create more revenue to cover the increasing cost to house and treat homeless animals in Alpena — and its latest project may be its mos... more »»

Volunteers team up to eradicate invasive species

September 23, 2016 LPENA — Since June 10, Huron Pines and volunteers have teamed up to reduce the amount of European frog-bit spreading in the Thunder Bay Watershed. more »»

Township officials begin new term Nov. 20

September 23, 2016 ALPENA — Following the Nov. 8 general election, elected township officials will have under two weeks to prepare and assume their new office and duties. more »»

TBTA shows profit loss on trolley service

September 23, 2016 ALPENA — The Thunder Bay Transportation Authority likely will not see a profit from its experimental electronic/diesel trolley service after the first season ends Oct. 31. more »»

Harbor master takes great care of American flags

September 23, 2016 ALPENA — Each fall emloyees for the City of Alpena remove the large American flag from the small boat harbor in order to avoid damage to it from winter storms. more »»

Council receives update on survey

September 23, 2016 HILLMAN — Council members were shown a copy of a yearly survey from local governments during Tuesday’s Hillman Village Council meeting. more »»

Tunnel to Towers

September 22, 2016 more »»

2-way traffic downtown on 1 year delay

September 22, 2016 ALPENA — It’s official: two-way traffic on Second Avenue in downtown Alpena is a no-go until late next year. more »»

Dort named Volunteer of the Year by sanctuary

September 22, 2016 ALPENA — Bryan Dort said he was honored and shocked to be named the 2016 Betty Krueger Volunteer of the Year for the Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary. more »»

Board accepts over $50k grant for sheriff department

September 22, 2016 ALPENA — The Alpena County Board of Commissioners Finance Committee voted 3-0 to recommend the full board accept $50,130 via the Department of Homeland Security Grant Program-Operation Stonegarden. more »»

Pied Piper prepares students for real world

September 22, 2016 ALPENA — “I’m just like you. more »»

Alcona and Iosco counties may cost share on engineering work

September 22, 2016 HARRISVILLE — The Alcona County Board of Commissioners voted unanimously to cost-share engineering costs for a project that would rehabilitate a spillway located on Cedar Lake. more »»

Alcona Republicans propose resolution banning refugee relocation to county

September 22, 2016 HARRISVILLE — Alcona County Board of Commissioners Chairman Kevin Boyat said commissioners will take two weeks to go over a proposed resolution that calls for the opposition of the potential... more »»

Hillman students make strides on NWEA testing

September 22, 2016 HILLMAN — Hillman Elementary School made significant improvements on the NorthWest Evolution Association assessment. more »»

VanWagoner settling in at APS and community

September 21, 2016 ALPENA — Just over two months into his new role as Alpena Public Schools superintendent, D. more »»

Judge orders city, twp to hire expert

September 21, 2016 ALPENA — The City of Alpena and Alpena Township received court orders from 26th Circuit Court Judge Michael Mack Monday on how to proceed with their dispute over water rates the city charges the... more »»



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