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Six MI water deaths reported over holiday weekend
June 1, 2010 – 5:54 am | Comments Off on Six MI water deaths reported over holiday weekend
Six MI water deaths reported over holiday weekend

A Lincoln Park man who drowned at a beach in Monroe County was one of at least six people killed in water accidents in Michigan over the Memorial holiday weekend.

Alpena Building Department clarifies garage sale rules
May 28, 2010 – 3:02 pm | 3 Comments
Alpena Building Department clarifies garage sale rules

As the number of garage sales begins an upward climb during the warm spring weather, the Alpena Building Department is reminding area residents about the rules associated with the yard offerings.

Memorial Day weekend upon us
May 28, 2010 – 6:17 am | One Comment
Memorial Day weekend upon us

General John A. Logan first proclaimed Memorial Day on May 5th, 1868, when flowers were placed on the graves of Union and Confederate soldiers in Arlington National Cemetery in remembrance of their sacrifice.

County approves sale of Hubbard Lake property
May 28, 2010 – 6:16 am | Comments Off on County approves sale of Hubbard Lake property
County approves sale of Hubbard Lake property

Alpena County Commissioners have agreed to sell an 81-acre parcel of land in Hubbard Lake.

Enplanments up at Alpena airport
May 28, 2010 – 6:08 am | Comments Off on Enplanments up at Alpena airport
Enplanments up at Alpena airport

More people flew in and out of Alpena County Regional Airport during the month of April than during the same time period last year.

Commissioners approve vehicle maintenance contract following faux pas
May 28, 2010 – 6:07 am | One Comment
Commissioners approve vehicle maintenance contract following faux pas

The Alpena County Sheriff’s Office has a new service contract to maintain its vehicle fleet, but it didn’t come easy.

Alcona student headed to D.C. for youth conference
May 28, 2010 – 6:06 am | Comments Off on Alcona student headed to D.C. for youth conference
Alcona student headed to D.C. for youth conference

A 5th grader at Alcona Elementary School is headed to Washington D.C. this summer to join other students at the Junior National Young Leaders Conference.

Man attempts to drown two at Oscoda Twp. Dam
May 28, 2010 – 6:05 am | 5 Comments
Man attempts to drown two at Oscoda Twp. Dam

What began as a fishing trip for four people from mid-Michigan has ended with the arrest of a Bay City man on two counts of assault with intent to murder.

Alpena State Police warn of warm weather scams
May 28, 2010 – 6:04 am | One Comment
Alpena State Police warn of warm weather scams

It’s that time of year again, when questionable construction companies sweep through the area, taking advantage of people through home improvement or driveway sealing scams.

Alpena Road Commission reconditioning gravel roads
May 28, 2010 – 6:03 am | Comments Off on Alpena Road Commission reconditioning gravel roads
Alpena Road Commission reconditioning gravel roads

The Alpena County Road Commission this week, began the yearly task of preparing gravel roads following the winter season.

MDOT clears way for safer holiday travel
May 28, 2010 – 5:54 am | Comments Off on MDOT clears way for safer holiday travel
MDOT clears way for safer holiday travel

The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) is lifting traffic restrictions on 121 of 183 projects statewide during the Memorial Day weekend.

Satellite TV bill signed into law…impacts Alpena
May 28, 2010 – 5:53 am | Comments Off on Satellite TV bill signed into law…impacts Alpena
Satellite TV bill signed into law…impacts Alpena

President Obama signed S.3333, the Satellite Television Extension and Localism Act of 2010, into law Thursday, renewing laws surrounding retransmission of broadcast content by satellite companies.