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Sarah Thompson awarded Stanley C. Beck scholarship
March 18, 2010 – 5:20 am | Comments Off
Sarah Thompson awarded Stanley C. Beck scholarship

The Alpena Exchange Club held its annual Stanley C. Beck scholarship program on Tuesday.

Allen, bipartisan group announces public transit plan
March 18, 2010 – 5:16 am | Comments Off
Allen, bipartisan group announces public transit plan

A bipartisan group of Senate and House lawmakers Wednesday, unveiled legislation to encourage public-transit-oriented development in Michigan.

Prison budget bill advances without early releases
March 18, 2010 – 5:14 am | Comments Off
Prison budget bill advances without early releases

Governor Granholm’s proposal to cut prison spending by releasing thousands of inmates early for good behavior isn’t gaining traction in the Michigan Legislature.

Levin backs release of convicted killer
March 18, 2010 – 5:12 am | Comments Off
Levin backs release of convicted killer

The Michigan parole board is holding a hearing to consider a request for commutation from a Calhoun County man who claims he was wrongly convicted of murder more than 20 years ago.

Granholm’s ‘Meatout Day’ angers Michigan farmers
March 18, 2010 – 5:08 am | 2 Comments
Granholm’s ‘Meatout Day’ angers Michigan farmers

Some Michigan agriculture organizations have a beef with Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm.

Alpena & Grayling soldiers making a difference in Iraq
March 17, 2010 – 11:27 am | Comments Off
Alpena & Grayling soldiers making a difference in Iraq

Michigan National Guard Soldiers from Alpena and Grayling are making a difference in Iraq by improving the quality of life for their fellow servicemen and women.

New Youth & Rec millage would raise $483K
March 17, 2010 – 11:01 am | Comments Off
New Youth & Rec millage would raise $483K

The Alpena County Finance Committee Wednesday, approved the ballot language for a new millage that would raise nearly a half-million-dollars for youth sports and recreation.

APS kindergarten registration – no decision on 4 or 5 days
March 17, 2010 – 5:41 am | 4 Comments
APS kindergarten registration – no decision on 4 or 5 days

Kindergarten registration is underway at Alpena Public Schools yet no decision was reached this week, on whether a four or five day program will be offered next year.

History of St. Patrick’s Day
March 17, 2010 – 5:36 am | Comments Off
History of St. Patrick’s Day

Today is St. Patrick’s Day – a holiday marking the anniversary of the death of St. Patrick during the 5th century.

Wildfire season – permits required to burn yard waste
March 17, 2010 – 5:32 am | One Comment
Wildfire season – permits required to burn yard waste

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources and Environment is reminding residents they need to obtain a permit before burning yard debris.

Huron Humane Society asks City for funding
March 17, 2010 – 5:26 am | Comments Off
Huron Humane Society asks City for funding

Leaders of the Huron Humane Society in Alpena say the economy has forced many people to give up their pets and the animal shelter is busier than ever.

Arrival of SS Alpena marks 151 years of commercial shipping
March 17, 2010 – 5:24 am | Comments Off
Arrival of SS Alpena marks 151 years of commercial shipping

The arrival of the SS Alpena into port Tuesday evening, marked the official start to the 2010 shipping season and the 151st year of commercial shipping in Alpena.