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APS/Treasury meet over bond issue application
December 11, 2018 – 12:52 am | Comments Off
APS/Treasury meet over bond issue application

Alpena Public Schools and the Michigan Department of Treasury will be meeting in Lansing Tuesday, to go over the district’s bond application for school building and grounds improvements and renovations.

Family Video not closing its doors
December 11, 2018 – 12:44 am | Comments Off
Family Video not closing its doors

Alpena’s largest movie and video game rental store is not closing its doors.

Stuff a Blue Goose yields over 800 toys & 3,600 food items
December 11, 2018 – 12:34 am | Comments Off
Stuff a Blue Goose yields over 800 toys & 3,600 food items

The 6th annual Michigan State Police Stuff a Blue Goose campaign in Alpena can be called nothing short of a success.

ACC mock trial & pinning ceremony
December 11, 2018 – 12:22 am | Comments Off
ACC mock trial & pinning ceremony

Alpena Community College will wrap up the fall semester this week, with a couple of academic events.

MI gas prices up but headed back down – maybe
December 11, 2018 – 12:14 am | Comments Off
MI gas prices up but headed back down – maybe

The average price of gas in Michigan was up over the week, but prices at the pumps are heading back down again.

Father, son die in house fire on Drummond Island
December 11, 2018 – 12:08 am | Comments Off
Father, son die in house fire on Drummond Island

A man and his 5-year-old son have died in a house fire on Drummond Island.

Christmas tree farmers combat popularity of artificial trees
December 11, 2018 – 12:02 am | Comments Off
Christmas tree farmers combat popularity of artificial trees

Christmas tree farmers nationwide have launched a social media campaign to get Americans to buy real trees this season.

Enjoy a historic summer as a Tawas Point Lighthouse keeper
December 10, 2018 – 12:54 am | Comments Off
Enjoy a historic summer as a Tawas Point Lighthouse keeper

Winter doesn’t officially arrive until next week Friday, but officials with the Tawas Point Lighthouse are already seeking volunteers for its lighthouse keeper program in 2019.

Alpena library offers 2 new teen programs
December 10, 2018 – 12:46 am | Comments Off
Alpena library offers 2 new teen programs

The public library in downtown Alpena is offering two new programs for kids between the ages of 12 and 18.

CFNEM accepting grant apps
December 10, 2018 – 12:38 am | Comments Off
CFNEM accepting grant apps

The Community Foundation for Northeast Michigan is accepting grant applications for its Community Impact and Youth Advisory Council grants.

Tips help state recover shipwreck parts near Traverse City
December 10, 2018 – 12:30 am | Comments Off
Tips help state recover shipwreck parts near Traverse City

Authorities say two men have been sentenced to community service for taking artifacts from an 1886 shipwreck near Traverse City.

Cops riding school buses in Marquette in road safety move
December 10, 2018 – 12:22 am | Comments Off
Cops riding school buses in Marquette in road safety move

Sheriff’s deputies are riding school buses in an Upper Peninsula district to try to catch drivers who violate bus-safety laws.