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Harborside Cycle and Sport expands into ‘extreme’ sports market

June 18, 2016 ALPENA — Tommy Dowd, owner of Harborside Cycle and Sport, wants to continue the tradition that began more than 18 years ago by Mike Hamilton, former owner of Direct Skate Shop. more »»

Physical medicine and rehabilitation physician joins MidMichigan Medical Center-Alpena

June 18, 2016 Physical medicine and rehabilitation physician Karen Meyer, D.O., is the new medical director for the inpatient rehabilitation unit at MidMichigan Medical Center-Alpen. more »»

House a point of contention

June 17, 2016 ALPENA — A home on Avery Street that was forfeited to the county for non-payment of property tax and destroyed by fire days later has become the focus of an insurance claim dispute between Alpena... more »»

ACC gives MacMaster positive evaluation

June 17, 2016 ALPENA — The Alpena Community College Board of Trustees gave college President Dr. Don MacMaster a positive evaluation and a salary increase during Thursday’s board meetin. more »»

Green Township making improvements to Manning Hill Park

June 17, 2016 GREEN TOWNSHIP —Green Township Planning Commission Board of Trustees and area volunteers have been taking steps to make improvements to Manning Hill Park, as well as Green Township Hall. more »»

Cummins ready for exploration adventure

June 17, 2016 ALPENA — Alpena Community College marine technology instructor David Cummins will leave for his research adventure aboard the E/V Nautilus Monday, spending the rest of June through July 13 on the... more »»

Jail to switch medical providers for more than $12,000 savings

June 17, 2016 HARRISVILLE — The Alcona County Board of Commissioners voted unanimously Wednesday to switch medical services for the Alcona County Jail from a private doctor to an Illinois-based medical company. more »»

City approves plan to mark Harrisville’s historical district

June 17, 2016 HARRISVILLE — With a target of this autumn, the Alcona Historical Society will be affixing historical marker signs in the Harrisville area to recognize the city’s historic business district. more »»

Reading is fun

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Sheriff department to purchase imaging device

June 16, 2016 ALPENA — Over the last week Alpena County Sheriff Department deputies have had to conduct several water rescues in Thunder Bay in the dark without thermal imaging equipment which would allow for a... more »»

Township’s blight ordinance addresses composting

June 16, 2016 ALPENA — The Alpena Township Board of Trustees recently passed a blight ordinance that would amend the current ordinance to specifically address compost. more »»

PI Wooden Boat Show begins Friday

June 16, 2016 PRESQUE ISLE — The 24th Annual Wooden Boat Show kicks off Friday afternoon with a rendezvous on Grand Lake at 12 p.m. more »»

Dog license fees will remain at same rate

June 16, 2016 ALPENA — Since 2010 fees for dog licenses in Alpena County have risen a quarter each year, but Wednesday the Alpena County Finance Committee voted to freeze future rate hikes and keep the fees as... more »»

APS teachers to receive Chromebooks today

June 16, 2016 ALPENA — Every teacher district-wide at Alpena Public Schools will be given Chromebooks today. more »»

Alcona to look into addressing animal concerns in county

June 16, 2016 HARRISVILLE — Alcona County officials discussed preparing for a potential animal emergency in the county and even hiring an animal control officer during a Wednesday meeting of the Alcona County... more »»

4-H shows increase of 100% for membership

June 16, 2016 HARRISVILLE — Alcona County’s 4-H program has shown dramatic increases over last year’s registered youth in the program, according to Les Thomas, county 4-H coordinator for Michigan State Universit... more »»

Disabled veteran’s ‘smart home’ unveiled on Flag Day

June 15, 2016 ALPENA — It was a toss-up, Tuesday on whether there were more American flags on display at Ben Eberle’s new Alpena home, or tears in the audience as a new “smart home” was unveiled to the disabled... more »»

City receives site plan for Marriott

June 15, 2016 ALPENA — It has been nearly two years since HHC Hospitality LLC made a proposal to the City of Alpena to build a 78-room Fairfield Inn & Suites Marriott on US-23 North, but since then there has been... more »»

City developing better flood plain plans

June 15, 2016 ALPENA — Since the Federal Emergency Management Agency expanded maps of flood plains and stiffened regulations on what can be built on them, many steps needed to be taken for several development... more »»

Event to raise funds for Special Olympics

June 15, 2016 MILLERSBURG — The inaugural Presque Isle County Beer Run will take place Saturday to raise funds for Special Olympics with a six-tenths of a mile run beginning at the Millersburg Trailhead Pavilion,... more »»



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