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Alpena County Library board decides not to seek property tax increase

ALPENA — The Alpena County Library Board of Trustees intends to ask residents for less property tax money during the August primary election. The board had intended to seek a renewal of its current millage and an increase for operations and to fund projects that weren’t included in the ...

Alpena County commissioner questions administrator hire

ALPENA — The Alpena County Board of Commissioners could reconsider hiring a new county administrator. After the board interviewed three finalists for the vacant position during a special meeting on Friday, Commissioner Bert Francisco suggested the county might not want to hire anyone after, ...

Alpena man turns hobby into sport, qualifies for national strongman contest

ALPENA — Jimmy Wright, of Alpena, started his strongman journey just last year with three other workout friends when they discovered a competition in the Detroit area. After attending a handful of strongman contests, Wright won his latest one in Traverse City, qualifying to compete in a ...

Onaway man arrested for criminal sexual conduct

CHEBOYGAN – The Michigan State Police-Gaylord Post has arrested a 47-year-old Onaway man for second-degree criminal sexual conduct and other charges after the man turned himself in to police. The State Police said in a news release Friday that the man came to the Gaylord Post earlier this ...

Wildcats softball team loses both games to Midland Dow in doubleheader

ALPENA — The Alpena High School softball team matched up against a talented Midland Dow team that crushed the ball in both games on Friday. The Wildcats went home with two losses in the doubleheader, 3-13 and 4-16, both of which resulted in a mercy rule. Inconsistencies in the field ...