Alpena Newshttp://www.thealpenanews.comTop Blogsen-usSat, 30 Jul 2016 05:03:20 EDTSat, 30 Jul 2016 05:03:20 EDT Alpena a better place volunteering is a staple in communities, and in small communities is almost a necessity. Nonprofit organizations and service clubs have been the backbone to much of the volunteering that has taken place.Thu, 7 Jul 2016 11:15:06 EDTKeep the momentum going an economic improvement or upswing isn't really something you can see. You can sense it when you see more people doing better for themselves. You can sense it in the attitudes of people when you walk around town, etc.Thu, 2 Jun 2016 10:56:23 EDTProud to be an American 2001, after the attacks on Sept. 11 and the beginning of the war on terror The News decided to run a salute to area service personnel - Proud to be an American.Thu, 19 May 2016 10:18:53 EDTSaving yourself from disaster fast could you evacuate? <P> Eighty-eight thousand people had to evacuate Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canada, as wildfires quickly came rolling to town. The fires came so quickly <a href="http://www.cnn.Thu, 5 May 2016 14:26:32 EDTSaying no to new jobs you turn away a company that would bring 1,100 jobs to town? This is a company that will play $13 to $17 an hour; does that change your mind at all one way or the other? <P> In Nickerson, Neb., that didn't matter.Wed, 4 May 2016 15:00:35 EDT