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Unique gifts abound

December 12, 2014 Everyone has a person or two on their Christmas list who is difficult to buy for. They seem to have everything and are poor at giving hints of what they may like as a present. more »»

Recycling center dealing with plastics, other issues

December 12, 2014 ALPENA — The Alpena Resource Recovery Facility is asking the public for help to ensure ITS recycling surcharge money doesn’t go in the trash. more »»

Pied Piper programs keep students busy

December 12, 2014 ALPENA — The Alpena-Montmorency-Alcona Educational Service District Board of Education heard presentations from several teachers and paraprofessionals at Pied Piper School during its meeting Thursda... more »»

Alcona road commission continues working on budget

December 12, 2014 LINCOLN — Rebuilding a lost facility creates a challenge for all involved but particularly so when trying to set a budget for the new year. more »»

Michigan State Police offers tips to reduce fire risks during holidays

December 12, 2014 The Michigan State Police is reminding residents of the increased risks of fire during the holidays and wants to heighten awareness that one out of three homes damaged by Christmas tree fires are... more »»

Raises for some, but not all in Presque Isle

December 11, 2014 ROGERS CITY — Presque Isle County Board of Commissioners approved a salary schedule higher than last year’s but still less than what the county paid three years prior. more »»

APS to put RFP on Long Rapids school

December 11, 2014 ALPENA — Alpena Public Schools will be putting a request for proposal to the public regarding the sale of the Long Rapids Elementary School property. more »»

Perfect Christmas gift

December 11, 2014 As times have changed so have “what’s in” and “what’s not” when it comes to the perfect Christmas gift. more »»

Alcona sheriff dept. has new data terminal system

December 11, 2014 ALCONA — A new mobile data terminal system along with technology to replace handwritten tickets with electronic tickets has been put into place in six police cruisers at the Alcona County Sheriff... more »»

Montmorency OKs 2015 budget

December 11, 2014 ATLANTA — The Montmorency County Board of Commissioners passed the 2015 budget following a public hearing on Wednesday. more »»

Good first review for new Alcona road commission superintendent

December 11, 2014 ALCONA — The Alcona County Road Commission Board approved the six month review of Superintendent Michael Escareno at the Wednesday board meeting. more »»

New Christmas experiences

December 10, 2014 The Christmas season has many traditions in the United States ranging from the nativity to Santa Claus, from twinkle lights to Christmas trees and turkey dinners to exchanging gifts Christmas... more »»

Chippewa Hills Pathway supporters speak out at forum

December 10, 2014 ALPENA — A group of more than 60 Chippewa Hills Pathway supporters spoke out about proposed timber cuttings at a public forum Tuesday. more »»

TBTA management test, evaluate new trolleys

December 10, 2014 ALPENA — Thunder Bay Transportation Authority Executive Director Barbara Schwartzfisher and General Manager Billi Edmonds, along with TBTA mechanic Larry Corwin, traveled to Hometown Trolleys Double... more »»

Event aims to make holiday shopping easy

December 10, 2014 ALPENA — A pair of new events hosted by the Alpena Downtown Development Authority is going to make it simple for shoppers to register Christmas wish lists and even easier for loved ones to fulfill... more »»

Committee proposes new buses for APS

December 10, 2014 ALPENA —Alpena Public Schools Property Committee agreed to recommend the purchase of four new 2015 buses at a cost of $80,709 for each bus to the full board at its meeting Tuesday morning. more »»

Alcona school board approves handbook changes

December 10, 2014 ALCONA — Alcona Community Schools Board of Education approved several changes to the secondary student handbook at Monday’s meetin. more »»

Remembering Pearl Harbor attack

December 9, 2014 ALPENA —There are few events in history that drum up as many emotions as the attack on Pearl Harbor. The surprise attack on Dec. more »»

CRTC gets rebate for energy-efficient lighting

December 9, 2014 ALPENA — An object as plain as a light bulb can help a military installation focus on its primary mission. more »»

County sheriff search team to implement new program

December 9, 2014 ALPENA — The Alpena County Sheriff Search team will be implementing a new initiative called Help Each Lost Person Program where people register information about someone who is at risk from wanderin... more »»



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