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Unmanned aircraft testing to begin

June 25, 2015 ALPENA — It’s taken more than four years, but the Alpena County unmanned aircraft project has agreed to terms with its first client to test at the airport. more »»

R4 Robotics taking aircraft to new heights

June 25, 2015 ALPENA — It was announced Wednesday R4 Robotics will be the first company to test unmanned aircrafts at the Alpena County Regional Airpor. more »»

TBTA waits on MDOT for OK to build

June 25, 2015 News Staff Writer ALPENA — Progress on the new Thunder Bay Transportation Authority bus facility, set to be constructed on the east side of US-23 North at the corner of Hamilton Road, is at a... more »»

Survey shows wild lake trout numbers still improving

June 25, 2015 ALPENA — This year’s Lake Huron lake trout survey findings show the population to be trending toward recovery as natural reproduction continues to increase. more »»

Board approves eval for Escareno

June 25, 2015 LINCOLN — The Alcona County Road Commission board approved the one year evaluation for Superintendent Michael Escareno and extended a $1,000 immediate raise and an additional $1,000 will be awarded... more »»

U.S. Brig Niagara to sail into Alpena harbor

June 25, 2015 ALPENA — Alpena residents and visitors will have the opportunity to see the tall ship U.S. Brig Niagara sailing into the Thunder Bay River this weekend and take tours of the historic vessel. more »»

Vacancy filled on Montmorency board

June 25, 2015 ATLANTA - Jim Chapman was appointed to the Montmorency County Board of Commissioners to fill the vacant seat of Rick Ferguson for the remaining duration of his term, about a year and a half. more »»

Hocus pocus

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Water rates to increase

June 24, 2015 ALPENA — Last Spring the Alpena Municipal Council approved sweeping water and sewer increases for consumers in the city. more »»

Wind turbine installed at ACC

June 24, 2015 ALPENA — The 60 foot wind turbine for the Alpena Community College Electrical Power Technology Center was installed Tuesday afternoon by The Green Panel, Inc. more »»

Hillman school board approves final amendment to budget

June 24, 2015 By NICOLE GRULKE News Staff Writer HILLMAN — The Hillman Community Schools Board of Education approved a final amendment to its 2014-15 operating budget during a special meeting Monday night. more »»

Thunderbirds stop in Alpena on tour

June 24, 2015 News Staff Writer ALPENA — A group of Ford Thunderbird owners on a tour of the Great Lakes came through Alpena Tuesday. more »»

Development team presents ideas for downtown Alpena

June 24, 2015 ALPENA — As Alpena looks for ways to revitalize its downtown and bring young people into the city, a real estate development firm has come up with plans for two of its riverfront building. more »»

Alcona board approves resolution to enact preservation fund

June 24, 2015 HARRISVILLE — The Alcona County Board of Commissioners approved a resolution requested by the 81st District Court to enact a preservation fund which the board amended to be titled the County Buildin... more »»

Alpena native wins Miss Michigan 2015 title

June 23, 2015 Perseverance paid off royally for Alpena native Emily Kieliszewski, crowned Miss Michigan 2015 at the state program finale held over the weekend in Muskego. more »»

First TBTA trolley arrives, more planning to be done

June 23, 2015 ALPENA — The first of four long anticipated electric-diesel hybrid trolleys arrived to Thunder Bay Transportation Authority on June 16, however, President of TBTA Board of Directors Greg Sundin said... more »»

Hillman Hardware celebrates 50 years

June 23, 2015 HILLMAN — For 50 years Hillman Hardware has been serving community members in the village of Hillman under the ownership of the Badder family, and the store is celebrating its accomplishment by... more »»

Japanese knotweed: Invasive species, hard to kill

June 23, 2015 Japanese knotweed is one of a number of invasive plant species found in Northeast Michigan, and while it’s tough to kill, those fighting its spread believe it’s not too late to eradicate it from the... more »»

Alcona group to host Amateur Radio Field Day

June 23, 2015 LINCOLN — Alcona County Amateur Radio Group is participating in its first Amateur Radio Field Day since 2011 which takes place beginning at 2 p.m. more »»



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