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Hillman school board approves budget

July 2, 2016 HILLMAN - The Hillman Community Schools Board of Education adopted the upcoming school year’s budget and resolved a few other issues during Monday’s meeting. more »»

‘purr’fect passion for local woman

July 2, 2016 Shelly Olree always loved animals, especially cats. more »»

Back to basics

July 1, 2016 ALPENA — After three years of providing Alpena County with animal control services, the Huron Humane Society has decided to opt out of its contract in September and intensify its focus on caring for... more »»

Increased enforcement zones having positive effect

July 1, 2016 ALPENA — Michigan State Police Alpena Post has used traffic accident data to pinpoint four hot spots where speed is an issue and tends to lead to crashes. more »»

YVC volunteers with local business for fundraiser

July 1, 2016 ALPENA — The Alpena Boys and Girls Youth Volunteer Club is partnering with an area business to help raise money to attend the 2016 YVC Summit in Philadelphia, according to YVC AmeriCorps member... more »»

Alpena native 1 of 5 to receive national award

July 1, 2016 ROSCOMMON — Not often enough do we honor and applaud the very people we rely on in times of nee. more »»

2 from sanctuary attend climate change training

July 1, 2016 ALPENA — Two Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary staff recently attended three separate training sessions to learn more about communication and climate change. more »»

Community given live update of ACC instructor’s sea exploration trip

July 1, 2016 ALPENA — The public was given a glimpse of life at sea and the research activities of David Cummins a marine technology instructor for Alpena Community College currently working with other... more »»

Fire danger soars as holiday nears

June 30, 2016 ALPENA — Near-drought conditions have created a severe threat of fire over the holiday weekend and with little or no chance of rain in the forecast, area firefighters will be counting on residents t... more »»

APS board: 2 candidates for superintendent position

June 30, 2016 ALPENA — The Alpena Schools Board of Education met on Wednesday to determine the candidates who would be interviewed for the vacant superintendent position. more »»

Board considers variance request for winery

June 30, 2016 ALPENA — Alpena Zoning Board of Appeals is considering a variance request from Thunder Bay Winery that would allow wine production to take place at a garage/storage building on Water Street next to... more »»

Mi Drive app approaching nearly 100,000 downloads

June 30, 2016 LANSING — The Michigan Department of Transportation Mi Drive app, which gives real-time updates on Michigan highway travel conditions, is approaching 100,000 downloads after it was unveiled two... more »»

Learning experience for River Rats

June 30, 2016 ALPENA — Science, ecology and crafts were all a part of the agenda at Wednesday’s Alpena Wildlife Sanctuary’s River Rats program. more »»

Program aims to increase student literacy at APS

June 30, 2016 ALPENA — Instructional coaches at Alpena Public Schools have been working hard to increase student achievement in reading as well as help teachers understand the new programs and procedures that hav... more »»

Drain commission takes step toward dam replacement

June 30, 2016 LINCOLN — The Alcona County Road Commission, which acts as the county’s drain commission, went one step closer to finding a fix for a failing dam on the north end of Cedar Lake. more »»

Atlanta adopts school budget for 2016-17; will seek millage

June 30, 2016 ATLANTA — The Atlanta School Board of Education took up the amended 2015-16 and adopted the 2016-17 budget. Business Manager Alan Shillair outlined the updated figures during the meeting. more »»

County tables insurance payment

June 29, 2016 ALPENA — The Alpena County Board of Commissioners tabled a recommendation from the insurance committee that recommended the county accept a payment of about $25,000 for a house that burned down a fe... more »»

Stutzman: 4th of July parade plans are going smoothly

June 29, 2016 ALPENA — The annual Fourth of July Parade in Alpena may have new organizers, but people who attend won’t notice any large changes from years past. more »»

Duck race one of many Independence Day events

June 29, 2016 HARRISVILLE — The annual Harrisville Lions Club Duck Race is just one of many events taking place all over Alcona County in celebration of Independence Day. more »»



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