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3rd candidate turns down Alpena 911/ESC job
August 2, 2012 – 2:22 am | Comments Off
3rd candidate turns down Alpena 911/ESC job

It’s back to the drawing board for Alpena County Commissioners, who are having a difficult time filling the position of 911/Emergency Services Coordinator.

Alpena: Two weather records in July
August 2, 2012 – 2:18 am | Comments Off
Alpena: Two weather records in July

According to forecasters from the National Weather Service in Gaylord, many parts of northern Michigan were a bit warm in July, with below average amounts of rainfall.

Girl hit by jet ski remains in serious condition
August 2, 2012 – 2:14 am | Comments Off
Girl hit by jet ski remains in serious condition

A 7 year-old girl who was hit by a jet ski while tubing on a lake near Atlanta remains in serious condition.

Dog in Grayling Twn. shot, killed and decapitated
August 2, 2012 – 2:10 am | Comments Off
Dog in Grayling Twn. shot, killed and decapitated

An investigation is underway in Grayling Township where a pit bull was found shot, killed and decapitated.

Sarandon, Moore give Obama lukewarm endorsement at TC film fest
August 2, 2012 – 2:08 am | Comments Off
Sarandon, Moore give Obama lukewarm endorsement at TC film fest

Susan Sarandon and Michael Moore say they’re not thrilled with President Barack Obama’s performance.

Pot ordinance found in conflict with state law
August 2, 2012 – 2:06 am | Comments Off
Pot ordinance found in conflict with state law

The state appeals court has ruled that a West Michigan zoning ordinance prohibiting the use, manufacture or cultivation of marijuana conflicts with state law.

Drought: Half of US counties now disaster areas
August 2, 2012 – 2:01 am | Comments Off
Drought: Half of US counties now disaster areas

The nation’s drought, already a disaster, is getting worse.

2011 another good year for Alpena County
August 1, 2012 – 3:10 am | Comments Off
2011 another good year for Alpena County

The frugal efforts of Alpena County Commissioners continue to pay off.