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Council hears reading of zoning ordinances

June 21, 2016 ALPENA — Alpena Municipal Council heard the first reading of a pair of zoning ordinance amendments for locations in the city which will be changed from residential two, residential family, to parkin... more »»

Long Lake Lights Festival this weekend

June 21, 2016 ALPENA — Coming Saturday will be the fun-filled 7th annual Long Lake Lights Festival at Long Lake Park. Events are scheduled to kick off at 9 a.m. with a South Beach Triathlon. more »»

Superintendents honor Jim Park

June 21, 2016 ALPENA — Northern Michigan school superintendents recently selected Alpena community member Jim Park as their winner of the prestigious 2016 Michigan Association of School Administrators Champion fo... more »»

Registration open for Carboard Regatta

June 21, 2016 ALPENA — It’s nearly time for the Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary Maritime Festival’s 6th annual Cardboard Boat Regatta, but before the races can begin, the boats must be built and entries... more »»

Old Bailey School ready for summer visitors

June 21, 2016 HARRISVILLE — Volunteers will begin summer hours for visitors at the Old Bailey School House located at the Sturgeon Point Light Station in Harrisville. more »»

United Way reaches its 2015-16 campaign goal

June 20, 2016 The United Way of Northeast Michigan has surpassed its goal for the 2015-16 campaign co-Chairs Bruce Anschuetz and Jamie Anschuetz-Gohlke of Cliff Anschuetz Chevrolet announced in a press release. more »»

Prepared to honor

June 18, 2016 ALPENA — Emergency first responders from all over Michigan converged on Alpena this week to train to properly send off their brothers and sisters in arms who may die in the line of duty. more »»

Pettalia not unhappy with governor’s veto

June 18, 2016 A proposed bill that would require auto repair shops to use original manufactured parts for auto repairs, unless instructed otherwise by the vehicle owner was vetoed by Gov. Rick Snyder Thursda. more »»

Sea lamprey control planned for Lake Huron tributary

June 18, 2016 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service personnel will apply lampricides to Long Lake Outlet to kill sea lamprey larvae burrowed in the stream bottom. more »»

Salvation Army to offer free lunch program

June 18, 2016 Again this year, The Salvation Army of Alpena is offering free hot lunch to anyone 18 years and under. The ten-week program serves lunch from 12-1 p..m, Monday through Friday, June 20-Aug 19. more »»

Bakery owner buys Blue Phoenix, combines the 2 businesses

June 18, 2016 ALPENA —When Joanna Cooper decided to take over ownership of Blue Phoenix Books in Alpena, she had a vision of transforming it into a meeting place where both children and adults could come and enjo... more »»

Harborside Cycle and Sport expands into ‘extreme’ sports market

June 18, 2016 ALPENA — Tommy Dowd, owner of Harborside Cycle and Sport, wants to continue the tradition that began more than 18 years ago by Mike Hamilton, former owner of Direct Skate Shop. more »»

Physical medicine and rehabilitation physician joins MidMichigan Medical Center-Alpena

June 18, 2016 Physical medicine and rehabilitation physician Karen Meyer, D.O., is the new medical director for the inpatient rehabilitation unit at MidMichigan Medical Center-Alpen. more »»

House a point of contention

June 17, 2016 ALPENA — A home on Avery Street that was forfeited to the county for non-payment of property tax and destroyed by fire days later has become the focus of an insurance claim dispute between Alpena... more »»

ACC gives MacMaster positive evaluation

June 17, 2016 ALPENA — The Alpena Community College Board of Trustees gave college President Dr. Don MacMaster a positive evaluation and a salary increase during Thursday’s board meetin. more »»

Green Township making improvements to Manning Hill Park

June 17, 2016 GREEN TOWNSHIP —Green Township Planning Commission Board of Trustees and area volunteers have been taking steps to make improvements to Manning Hill Park, as well as Green Township Hall. more »»

Cummins ready for exploration adventure

June 17, 2016 ALPENA — Alpena Community College marine technology instructor David Cummins will leave for his research adventure aboard the E/V Nautilus Monday, spending the rest of June through July 13 on the... more »»

Jail to switch medical providers for more than $12,000 savings

June 17, 2016 HARRISVILLE — The Alcona County Board of Commissioners voted unanimously Wednesday to switch medical services for the Alcona County Jail from a private doctor to an Illinois-based medical company. more »»

City approves plan to mark Harrisville’s historical district

June 17, 2016 HARRISVILLE — With a target of this autumn, the Alcona Historical Society will be affixing historical marker signs in the Harrisville area to recognize the city’s historic business district. more »»



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