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Firefighters hop on plane to get to Mackinac Island fire
April 18, 2014 – 12:01 am | Comments Off
Firefighters hop on plane to get to Mackinac Island fire

Firefighters who were called to help with an electrical fire on Mackinac Island had to hop on a plane to quickly get to the scene because of Great Lakes ice.

County addressing fuel spills at the sheriff’s office & airport
April 17, 2014 – 12:34 am | Comments Off
County addressing fuel spills at the sheriff’s office & airport

Alpena County is in the process of addressing an old fuel spill at the sheriff’s office and cleaning up a new one at the airport.

AEA/MEA respond to imposed contract terms
April 17, 2014 – 12:28 am | Comments Off
AEA/MEA respond to imposed contract terms

The teachers union at Alpena Public Schools says it was “disappointed” to learn the board of education for APS voted Wednesday, to impose their last best offer in ongoing contract negotiations.

S&P lowers APS credit rating for 2nd time in as many years
April 17, 2014 – 12:24 am | Comments Off
S&P lowers APS credit rating for 2nd time in as many years

For the second time in as many years Standard & Poor’s has lowered the credit rating of Alpena Public Schools.

Emergency repair at Plaza Pool tops $18K
April 17, 2014 – 12:18 am | Comments Off
Emergency repair at Plaza Pool tops $18K

An emergency repair at the Plaza Pool is likely going to cost close to $20,000.

Friends & family establish Susan’s Wish at Alpena Cancer Center
April 17, 2014 – 12:14 am | Comments Off
Friends & family establish Susan’s Wish at Alpena Cancer Center

Some residents in the Alpena community have started a new fund that will provide financial assistance to cancer patients and their families.

Local grants for tree planting projects
April 17, 2014 – 12:10 am | Comments Off
Local grants for tree planting projects

More than two dozen Michigan communities are receiving grants for local tree planting projects.

Alpena chamber hosts regional leadership forum
April 17, 2014 – 12:06 am | Comments Off
Alpena chamber hosts regional leadership forum

The Alpena Area Chamber of Commerce is hosting a regional leadership forum to learn about Business Leaders for Michigan’s soon to be released 2014 Michigan Turnaround Plan.