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Long road to drone testing realized

July 22, 2016 ALPENA — When the Alpena County Board of Commissioners voted to hire consultant Explorer Solutions in 2011 to help provide ideas for development opportunities at the airport, it put the county on a... more »»

Township requesting public input on master plan

July 22, 2016 ALPENA — To provide a framework for the future physical development of Alpena Township, the township is updating its master plan and is asking residents for their input. more »»

DDA plan highlights riverfront development

July 22, 2016 ALPENA — A preliminary development plan, presented Thursday by city planners hired by the Alpena Downtown Development Authority, highlighted development along the Thunder Bay River as an economic... more »»

Presque Isle County Fair has begun

July 22, 2016 PRESQUE ISLE — The Presque Isle County Fair kicked off Thursday afternoon with equipment displays, an Agra-fit race for all ages and presentations and demonstrations from area entities such as... more »»

‘Fish Doctor’ enjoys his job

July 21, 2016 ALPENA — Weighing the fish caught during Michigan Brown Trout Festival isn’t the most glamorous of jobs, but is one that requires someone with a passion for fishing and the ability to distinguish th... more »»

Trolley route modified after input given

July 21, 2016 ALPENA — Monday the Thunder Bay Transportation Authority will begin following a new trolley route in the city, which will incorporate stops at more city parks, according to Theron Higgins, TBTA... more »»

Committee recommends renewing 911 surcharge

July 21, 2016 ALPENA — Voters in Alpena County likely will need to vote in November on a renewal of the 911 surcharge added to phone bills to help pay for 911 services in the county. more »»

Commissioners table resolution concerning transgender bathroom use

July 21, 2016 HARRISVILLE — A resolution that would reject guidelines for transgender bathrooms from the federal government was tabled by the Alcona County Board of Commissioners during a meeting Wednesday. more »»

Nautical Festival in need of volunteers to help out

July 21, 2016 ROGERS CITY — Volunteers are needed to help work different stations at the tent during the 2016 Nautical City Festival in Rogers City. more »»

Anglers use advanced equipment in search of winners

July 20, 2016 ALPENA — Sitting in the Alpena Municipal Harbor Tuesday was tens of thousands worth of advanced boating and fishing equipment used by tournament entrants in the 41st Michigan Brown Trout Festival. more »»

106th District candidate forum held by LWV

July 20, 2016 ALPENA — The public was given an opportunity to ask questions of candidates ahead of the August primary election that will determine the Democrat and Republican candidates for the 106th Michigan... more »»

Stutzman: Everyone has role with tourism

July 20, 2016 ALPENA — Alpena is in the heart of its tourism season and it appears the branding and marketing effort made the last several years are paying dividends. more »»

Hefele updates council on MERS

July 20, 2016 ROGERS CITY — Rogers City Manager Joe Hefele updated members of the City of Rogers City Council on the current status of the Municipal Employee Retirement System of Michigan unfunded accrued... more »»

Hillman to seek new bid for proposed test well

July 20, 2016 HILLMAN — Several items of business were handled during Tuesday’s Hillman Village Council Meeting including asking for another bid for the proposed test well. more »»

APS board elects Snow as new president

July 19, 2016 ALPENA — Following elections for the board’s officers, Gordon Snow has been selected as the new president of the Alpena Public Schools Board of Educatio. more »»

Salute to the military

July 19, 2016 ALPENA — The Michigan Brown Trout Festival is in full swing and is having its Salute to Armed Forces night at the big tent Wednesday at 7 p.m. more »»

City dips into fund balance

July 19, 2016 ALPENA — Alpena Municipal Council had to reach a little deeper into the city’s fund balance for the 2016-17 budge. more »»

DDA to hold summit for business owners

July 19, 2016 ALPENA — Business and property owners in downtown Alpena are invited to the Downtown Alpena Summit 2016 Thursday where preliminary results from a recent market study will be share. more »»

RC school board OKs contracts

July 19, 2016 ROGERS CITY— The Rogers City Area Schools Board of Education approved several contracts during its meeting last week, including administrative, fall athletic coaches, health, mechanical and... more »»

Alcona has full-time agriculture program again

July 19, 2016 LINCOLN — After three years Alcona Community Schools will again have a full-time agriculture program, according to high school Principal Dan O’Conne. more »»



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