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Alpena Schools considers modified school day to accommodate bus cleaning & sanitizing
August 12, 2020 – 12:56 am | Comments Off on Alpena Schools considers modified school day to accommodate bus cleaning & sanitizing
Alpena Schools considers modified school day to accommodate bus cleaning & sanitizing

The planning process for back to school continues at Alpena Public Schools and in the end parents and students need to prepare themselves for changes brought on by the coronavirus pandemic.

20 apply for APS superintendent
August 12, 2020 – 12:40 am | Comments Off on 20 apply for APS superintendent
20 apply for APS superintendent

A total of 20 candidates have applied to become the next superintendent of Alpena Public Schools.

DDA cancels downtown fall events
August 12, 2020 – 12:20 am | Comments Off on DDA cancels downtown fall events
DDA cancels downtown fall events

The coronavirus has claimed two more events in northeast Michigan.

Alcona residents report missing persons, burglary & more
August 12, 2020 – 12:10 am | Comments Off on Alcona residents report missing persons, burglary & more
Alcona residents report missing persons, burglary & more

Residents of Alcona County filed 113 complaints with the sheriff’s office last week.

Investigation into drowning death of 5 year-old child from Cheboygan continues
August 11, 2020 – 3:41 pm | Comments Off on Investigation into drowning death of 5 year-old child from Cheboygan continues
Investigation into drowning death of 5 year-old child from Cheboygan continues

An investigation into the drowning death of a 5 year-old child from Cheboygan County is ongoing and could lead to charges down the road.

Missing Gaylord man found dead in Montmorency County
August 11, 2020 – 6:41 am | Comments Off on Missing Gaylord man found dead in Montmorency County
Missing Gaylord man found dead in Montmorency County

A 78 year-old Gaylord man who was reported missing Saturday was found dead in Montmorency County Monday night.

Rossi to assume command of Alpena CRTC
August 11, 2020 – 12:50 am | Comments Off on Rossi to assume command of Alpena CRTC
Rossi to assume command of Alpena CRTC

A new commander is taking over at Alpena Combat Readiness Training Center (CRTC).

$1.7M in small business loans up for grabs in Alcona & Iosco counties
August 11, 2020 – 12:40 am | Comments Off on $1.7M in small business loans up for grabs in Alcona & Iosco counties
$1.7M in small business loans up for grabs in Alcona & Iosco counties

More money is available to small businesses in northeast Michigan that have been negatively impacted by the coronavirus pandemic.

MI gas prices increase slightly, local prices drop slightly
August 11, 2020 – 12:30 am | Comments Off on MI gas prices increase slightly, local prices drop slightly
MI gas prices increase slightly, local prices drop slightly

The price of gasoline in Michigan increased slightly over the week.

Powerful derecho leaves path of devastation across Midwest
August 11, 2020 – 12:20 am | Comments Off on Powerful derecho leaves path of devastation across Midwest
Powerful derecho leaves path of devastation across Midwest

A rare wind storm with power similar to an inland hurricane swept across the Midwest, blowing over trees, flipping vehicles, causing widespread property damage and leaving tens of thousands of homes without power.

Global coronavirus cases top 20 million, doubling in 45 days
August 11, 2020 – 12:10 am | Comments Off on Global coronavirus cases top 20 million, doubling in 45 days
Global coronavirus cases top 20 million, doubling in 45 days

The confirmed number of coronavirus cases in the world has reached 20 million.

APS considers bumping school start date & closed campus at high school
August 10, 2020 – 5:08 pm | Comments Off on APS considers bumping school start date & closed campus at high school
APS considers bumping school start date & closed campus at high school

The coronavirus pandemic has school officials across the country scrambling to come up with a plan that not only meets the academic needs of students but also takes their safety into consideration.