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Grand reopening May 2: Historic Tawas Point Lighthouse

After extensive restoration work, the Tawas Point Lighthouse — located in Tawas Point State Park in East Tawas — is set to reopen soon for the spring/summer season, but the public can get a sneak peek at a grand reopening Thursday, May 2 — a fitting date that marks 147 years since a light ...

APS board meets Monday

The Alpena Public Schools Board of Education meets at 5:30 p.m. Monday at Sanborn Elementary, 12170 U.S.-23, Ossineke. The board is expected to vote on a more than $24,000 software package, update several policies including one related to the evaluation of the superintendent, and continue its ...

Rogers City council meets Monday

The Rogers City City Council will hold a special meeting at 9 a.m. Monday at Rogers City City Hall, 193 E. Michigan Ave. The board is expected to discuss the future of the Huntington Bank building in Rogers City. For more information, call the city at 989-734-2191.

Rogers City Planning Commission meets on Thursday

The Rogers City Planning Commission will meet at 4 p.m. Thursday at Rogers City City Hall, 193 E. Michigan Ave. During the meeting, the commissioners will conduct a public hearing for a special land use permit for a proposed group child care home for seven to 12 children that could open at ...

Appreciating dispatchers for being first link in emergency response chain

ALPENA — Behind every effective public safety system sits a dedicated, well-trained, and compassionate team of dispatchers who guide first responders to emergencies while helping the person on the other end of the phone. Alpena County 911 Director Kim Elkie described dispatchers as a ...

Alpena Community College board agrees on resolution for student housing

ALPENA — The Alpena Community College Board of Trustees unanimously agreed to sign a resolution in support of expanding student housing on the Alpena campus during their board meeting on Thursday. “The Alpena Community College Board of Trustees unanimously support expanding student ...