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Kathie Hoppe named Woman of the Year

April 28, 2016 ALPENA — Those who know Kathie Hoppe of Alpena will say she doesn’t seek recognition for good deeds. For her, it’s all about bringing cheer to people who are struggling, particularly from illness. more »»

Zonta marks 50th anniversary of recognizing volunteers

April 28, 2016 ALPENA — Wednesday evening marked the 50th consecutive year the Zonta Club of Alpena has recognized a volunteer in the community as its Woman of the Year. more »»

Possible fee structure change for utilities by road commission

April 28, 2016 LINCOLN — The Alcona County Road Commission could change the fee structure for the installation of utilities in Alcona County by outside companies. more »»

Montmorency County countywide candidates

April 28, 2016 County Commissioners Democrats Albert LaFleche, District 1 Republicans Don Edwards, District 2 Daryl Peterson, District 3 Gene Thornton, District 4 Stacy Carroll, District 5 Sheriff Republicans... more »»

Library to define future use of credit cards

April 28, 2016 HARRISVILLE — The Alcona County Library Board of Trustees gave authorization for Library Director Denise Bearre to seek options for staff at the library to get a company credit card for use. more »»

First time out

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Council approves 2 positions in sheriff’s department

April 27, 2016 ALPENA — Alpena County Board of Commissioners voted to approve filling two new positions at the sheriff’s department during its meeting Tuesday. more »»

2nd annual Alcona Gospelfest Saturday

April 27, 2016 HARRISVILLE — The second annual Alcona Gospelfest will take place Saturday at St. Anne’s Catholic Church in Harrisville, according to Inspiration Alcona President Will St. Joh. more »»

Salvation Army to do mass remodel on Alpena thrift store

April 27, 2016 ALPENA — Beginning in May, officials with the Salvation Army of Alpena County are slated to begin a remodeling project on the Alpena thrift store location that will be a nearly $200,000 investment,... more »»

ACC set to host Lineman’s Rodeo on Friday

April 27, 2016 Alpena Community College will be hosting the 2016 College Lineman Rodeo on Friday. more »»

Presentation on oak wilt Friday

April 27, 2016 ALPENA — The spread of oak wilt in forests in northern Michigan is becoming more prevalent and is going to take action from everyone to defeat the rapidly spreading disease. more »»

Early College having initial success

April 27, 2016 ALPENA —The Early College program at Alpena Public Schools will begin its third year in the fall of 2016, marking three years of a partnership between APS and Alpena Community College to provide... more »»

Mooring buoys to be placed in sanctuary

April 27, 2016 ALPENA — With the arrival of spring, sanctuary staff are preparing to redeploy around 50 mooring buoys into the sanctuary to mark many of the shallower shipwrecks for the summer months. more »»

Timbermen association names Pettalia its legislator of the year

April 27, 2016 State Rep. Peter Pettalia has been selected 2015 Legislator of the Year by The Michigan Association of Timbermen. "The Michigan Association of Timbermen is proud to recognize State Rep. more »»

Gandulla to present on trip to Arctic

April 27, 2016 Maritime archaeologist Stephanie Gandulla will host a presentation on her trip to the Arctic this summer as part of the Sedna Epic Expedition to bring worldwide attention to disappearing sea ice by... more »»

Students get practical experience in mock casualty

April 26, 2016 ALPENA — Firefighter/paramedics from Alpena Township Fire Department responded to a mock mustard gas exposure at Alpena Community College Monday and provided assistance to RN students who were takin... more »»

Area high schools recognized by U.S. News and World Reports

April 26, 2016 At least three northern Michigan high schools were recognized and awarded bronze medals in the annual U.S. News and World Report’s Best High School rankings. more »»

Deadline passes for local candidate primary

April 26, 2016 Monday at 4 p.m. the deadline passed for filings for township and city primary races to appear on the August primary ballot. more »»

Dining with the Docs event May 2

April 26, 2016 HARRISVILLE – An ongoing dinner series at the Alcona County Library’s Harrisville Branch will continue May 2 with Dining with the Docs dinner. more »»

APS board approves budget amendments

April 26, 2016 ALPENA —The Alpena Public Schools Board of Education approved its second budget amendment for the 2015-16 fiscal year, as well as an amendment to the deficit elimination plan. more »»



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