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Charmaine Michele Taylor
December 17, 2018 – 5:32 pm | Comments Off
Charmaine Michele Taylor

Charmaine Michele Taylor, 68, of Alpena passed away Saturday, December 15, 2018 at her home.
Charmaine Michele Perreault was born on February 16, 1950 to the late Theodore and Rosemary (Barger) Perreault.  …

APS budget adjustment reveals slightly larger surplus
December 14, 2018 – 3:35 am | Comments Off
APS budget adjustment reveals slightly larger surplus

When the board of education for Alpena Public Schools meets Monday, it is expected to approve the first budget adjustment of the 2018-19 fiscal year, which ends June 30.

County hoping for smaller deficit at year’s end
December 14, 2018 – 3:34 am | Comments Off
County hoping for smaller deficit at year’s end

Alpena County continues to trim a general fund budget deficit that was slightly more than $661,000 at the beginning of the fiscal year.

Grant awarded to improve Werth Road
December 14, 2018 – 3:33 am | Comments Off
Grant awarded to improve Werth Road

The Alpena County Road Commission was awarded a grant from the Michigan Department of Transportation to make improvements to Werth Road in Alpena Township.

Alpena Co/road commission oppose weight restriction bill
December 14, 2018 – 3:32 am | Comments Off
Alpena Co/road commission oppose weight restriction bill

A bill pending before a Michigan House committee would eliminate the permit requirement restricting weight on county roads for logging trucks and equipment during the frost break-up each spring.

Walleye & perch tournament on Hubbard Lake
December 14, 2018 – 3:31 am | Comments Off
Walleye & perch tournament on Hubbard Lake

A walleye and perch fishing tournament is being held on Hubbard Lake next month.

93 complaints called into Alcona Sheriff’s Office
December 14, 2018 – 3:30 am | Comments Off
93 complaints called into Alcona Sheriff’s Office

Deputies with the Alcona County Sheriff’s Office responded to 93 complaints last week.

Hillman man arrested on child sex crimes
December 13, 2018 – 3:35 am | Comments Off
Hillman man arrested on child sex crimes

A 42 year-old Hillman was arrested Wednesday, and charged with possession of child sexually abusive material and using a computer to commit a crime.

Alpena library looking at $3.76M renovation project
December 13, 2018 – 3:34 am | Comments Off
Alpena library looking at $3.76M renovation project

Alpena voters may be faced with more than one millage request when they head to the polls in May 2019.

APS expected to submit bond app next week
December 13, 2018 – 3:33 am | Comments Off
APS expected to submit bond app next week

The superintendent of Alpena Public Schools says a meeting with the Department of Treasury over the district’s proposed bond issue for buildings and grounds improvements “went well.”

Former Besser principal to help rebuild school in Puerto Rico
December 13, 2018 – 3:32 am | Comments Off
Former Besser principal to help rebuild school in Puerto Rico

The former principal of Besser Elementary School in Alpena, and the current president of the National Association of Elementary School Principals will help rebuild a school in Puerto Rico.

Paula M. Schimmel
December 12, 2018 – 10:03 am | Comments Off
Paula M. Schimmel

Paula M. Schimmel, age 78, of Alpena, passed away on Friday, December 7, 2018, surrounded by her children and sister.
On October 12, 1940, Paula was born in Detroit, Michigan to the late Austin and …