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DEQ asks officials to create plan to rectify permit violation

May 12, 2016 HARRISVILLE — An environmental engineer will examine the City of Harrisville’s sewer lagoon and test the well system to bring the city in line with Michigan Department of Environmental Quality... more »»

Freedive classes coming in July

May 12, 2016 ALPENA — Outdoor enthusiasts and novices will be offered an additional means to get into the waters surrounding Michigan through a freediving course that will be held in July. more »»

Harrisville resident hired as new harbormaster

May 12, 2016 News Staff Writer HARRISVILLE — The Harrisville Harbor of Refuge has a new harbormaster, according to Alderman Mike Baird, who discussed the issue during the Harrisville City Council meeting Monda. more »»

MSU, DNR to complete site plan for Rockport

May 12, 2016 ROCKPORT — Michigan State University and the Department of Natural Resources will partner to complete a site development plan for Rockport State Recreation Area. more »»

Alcona County Road Commission owes state nearly $324,000

May 12, 2016 LINCOLN — The Alcona County Road Commission will have to pay the Michigan Department of Transportation $324,652 under a 2013 maintenance report audit. more »»

Illustrator visits 3 area schools

May 11, 2016 ALPENA — Little did professional artist Michael Monroe know when he received a set of acrylic paints on his 10th birthday that he ultimately would end up making a living as a successful illustrat. more »»

Missing woman

May 11, 2016 The Montmorency County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in locating a missing woman, Lisa Marie Herber. more »»

Youth and rec to hear proposals for projects

May 11, 2016 ALPENA — Alpena County Youth and Recreation Committee received 46 funding applications totaling $994,889 for projects in 201. more »»

Three special use permits granted

May 11, 2016 ALPENA — There were four public hearings before Alpena Planning Commission Tuesday night, three of which had to do with proposed parking lots. more »»

Sanctuary visitors can test ROV skills with simulator

May 11, 2016 ALPENA — Visitors to the Great Lakes Maritime Heritage Center can test their skills as a remotely operated vehicle driver through a new interactive exhibit called “Marine Technology, Unlocking the... more »»

Firm wants to do $350K in roof repairs to Alcona HS

May 11, 2016 LINCOLN — An architect is proposing more than $350,000 in repair work as a multi-stage fix for Alcona High School’s failing roof. Susan Edwards, an architect from the Alpena-based R.S. more »»

TBJH focus on narrowing gap

May 11, 2016 ALPENA — Thunder Bay Junior High staff are working to close the gaps in education between the highest achieving students and those at the lower end in math and English language arts. more »»

RC learns about harbors project

May 11, 2016 ROGERS CITY — Harbor advisory committee members heard about how Rogers City can take part as a proof-of-concept community chosen by the Sustainable Small Harbors Project. more »»

Committee to look at needs

May 11, 2016 ROGERS CITY — A newly formed committee for Rogers City Area Schools has created a five-year plan for looking at the district’s curricular needs in each discipline. more »»

Summer job

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RCAS board hires superintendent

May 10, 2016 ROGERS CITY — Starting July 1, Rogers City High School/Middle School Principal Dave O’Bryant will become the district’s part-time superintendent. more »»

Two cleanup projects slated for Saturday

May 10, 2016 ALPENA — Island Park and US-23 South corridor in Alpena will be the target for a pair of cleanup projects slated for Saturday. more »»

City extends one-year contract to Thunder Bay Shores Marine

May 10, 2016 ALPENA — The City of Alpena added a one-year extension to Thunder Bay Shores Marine’s contract to oversee operations at the boat harbor in Alpena, but at the end of 2017 the city will either have to... more »»

Autism law change helping people but more could be done

May 10, 2016 ALPENA — A law change that went into effect in 2012 has helped individuals with autism in the community, but according to area experts more can be done overall to help those who suffer with the... more »»

Annual blessing of the bikes Saturday

May 10, 2016 HILLMAN — Hillman’s 22nd Annual Blessing of the Bikes and ATVs George DeCaire Memorial, will take place May 21 at 12 p.m. in downtown Hillman. more »»



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