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Clerk fears historic courthouse in jeopardy of becoming a ‘rundown building in Alpena’
October 16, 2019 – 12:56 am | Comments Off on Clerk fears historic courthouse in jeopardy of becoming a ‘rundown building in Alpena’
Clerk fears historic courthouse in jeopardy of becoming a ‘rundown building in Alpena’

At least one person is pleased some additional attention will be given to Alpena County’s historic courthouse on the corner of Chisholm Street and Ninth Avenue.

Safety concerns over dropping kids off at Jr. High
October 16, 2019 – 12:44 am | Comments Off on Safety concerns over dropping kids off at Jr. High
Safety concerns over dropping kids off at Jr. High

Administrators with Alpena Public Schools are still trying to come up with some viable answers to safety concerns over dropping off and picking up students at the junior high school.

Grant to pay for dementia training at NE MI sheriff’s offices
October 16, 2019 – 12:30 am | Comments Off on Grant to pay for dementia training at NE MI sheriff’s offices
Grant to pay for dementia training at NE MI sheriff’s offices

Funding is headed to northeast Michigan that will be used for dementia training at sheriff’s offices.

Salvation Army bell ringers needed for the holidays
October 16, 2019 – 12:22 am | Comments Off on Salvation Army bell ringers needed for the holidays
Salvation Army bell ringers needed for the holidays

The Salvation Army is gearing up for the holiday seasons by searching for bell ringers in the Alpena area.

City to close fish cleaning station and boater’s restroom
October 16, 2019 – 12:14 am | Comments Off on City to close fish cleaning station and boater’s restroom
City to close fish cleaning station and boater’s restroom

The fish cleaning station and boater’s restroom at the City of Alpena’s Small Boat Harbor will close for the season Friday morning.

Whitmer vows to appeal e-cig ruling
October 16, 2019 – 12:08 am | Comments Off on Whitmer vows to appeal e-cig ruling
Whitmer vows to appeal e-cig ruling

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer says she will appeal a judge’s decision to block enforcement of the state’s new ban on flavored electronic cigarettes.

New study: Opioid crisis cost US economy $631B over 4 years
October 16, 2019 – 12:02 am | Comments Off on New study: Opioid crisis cost US economy $631B over 4 years
New study: Opioid crisis cost US economy $631B over 4 years

A new study finds the opioid crisis has cost the U.S. economy $631 billion over the past four years.

Search continues for man who stole cash from bathroom of Ossineke BP
October 15, 2019 – 5:02 pm | Comments Off on Search continues for man who stole cash from bathroom of Ossineke BP
Search continues for man who stole cash from bathroom of Ossineke BP

Police continue to search for a man who stole some cash out of the restroom of the Ossineke BP gas station in early August.

MSP grant pays for keyless entries at APS elementary schools
October 15, 2019 – 12:56 am | Comments Off on MSP grant pays for keyless entries at APS elementary schools
MSP grant pays for keyless entries at APS elementary schools

Within the last couple of weeks, all six Alpena Public Schools elementary buildings have been fitted with new, keyless entries.

Sexual assault case against Ossineke man dismissed due to scheduling mishap
October 15, 2019 – 12:44 am | Comments Off on Sexual assault case against Ossineke man dismissed due to scheduling mishap
Sexual assault case against Ossineke man dismissed due to scheduling mishap

The case against an Ossineke man accused of sexually assaulting two girls approximately 15 years ago, has been dismissed without prejudice.

Icy roadway leads to fatal crash in Cheboygan County
October 15, 2019 – 12:34 am | Comments Off on Icy roadway leads to fatal crash in Cheboygan County
Icy roadway leads to fatal crash in Cheboygan County

Rain, sleet and freezing rain led to numerous accidents on Interstate 75 in Cheboygan County Sunday night, including one fatal crash.

Global Handwashing Day
October 15, 2019 – 12:28 am | Comments Off on Global Handwashing Day
Global Handwashing Day

There seems to be a day devoted to almost everything.