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County trims another $55K off looming budget deficit
October 18, 2019 – 3:36 am | Comments Off on County trims another $55K off looming budget deficit
County trims another $55K off looming budget deficit

Alpena County has been able to trim a little more off its projected general fund budget deficit for the fiscal year.
During a budget overview to the county’s finance committee Wednesday, Treasurer Kim Ludlow said that …

Alpena man arrested on multiple drug charges
October 18, 2019 – 3:35 am | Comments Off on Alpena man arrested on multiple drug charges
Alpena man arrested on multiple drug charges

The Huron Undercover Narcotics Team (HUNT) last month arrested an Alpena man for multiple drug related charges.
 
Carl Dale Standen, 40, of Alpena was taken in to custody on September 18th following a nearly 5 month …

Public invited to forum with Alpena City Council candidates
October 18, 2019 – 3:34 am | Comments Off on Public invited to forum with Alpena City Council candidates
Public invited to forum with Alpena City Council candidates

A public forum is being held next week, so City of Alpena residents can form a better opinion on the candidates for municipal council.
Councilwoman Susan Nielsen announced earlier this year that she is not seeking …

Salvation Army Christmas assistance program
October 18, 2019 – 3:33 am | Comments Off on Salvation Army Christmas assistance program
Salvation Army Christmas assistance program

The Salvation Army of Alpena County will soon be accepting sign-ups for its annual Christmas assistance program.
Less fortunate families that register for the program will receive enough food for a holiday dinner and gifts for …

Crews to pick up bagged yard material curbside
October 18, 2019 – 3:32 am | Comments Off on Crews to pick up bagged yard material curbside
Crews to pick up bagged yard material curbside

Crews for the City of Alpena will pick up bagged yard waste next week, starting Monday and continuing through Thursday.
 
The curbside pickup is for bagged grass, leaves and other yard waste and does not include …

Alpena airport terminal update
October 17, 2019 – 3:35 am | Comments Off on Alpena airport terminal update
Alpena airport terminal update

The manager of the airport in Alpena says construction of a new passenger terminal building is moving along at a rapid pace and is on schedule for a mid-January opening.
The majority of the approximate $11.6 …

Skaluba: New trial denied, appeals process up next
October 17, 2019 – 3:34 am | Comments Off on Skaluba: New trial denied, appeals process up next
Skaluba: New trial denied, appeals process up next

A motion for a new trial in the People versus Nicholas Skaluba of Alpena was denied Wednesday morning.
Skaluba was convicted by a jury in May, of drugging and then sexually assaulting two teenage girls at …

APS to spend roughly $10K on storage shed for robotics teams
October 17, 2019 – 3:33 am | Comments Off on APS to spend roughly $10K on storage shed for robotics teams
APS to spend roughly $10K on storage shed for robotics teams

The robotics teams at Alpena High School need some place to store all their stuff.
Administrators will use a portion of a $30,000 Besser Foundation grant, earmarked for robotics, for a large metal shed the program …

Alcona deputies respond to missing person, burglary, child abuse & more
October 17, 2019 – 3:32 am | Comments Off on Alcona deputies respond to missing person, burglary, child abuse & more
Alcona deputies respond to missing person, burglary, child abuse & more

A missing person, burglary and child abuse were some of the complaints phoned into the Alcona Sheriff’s Office last week.
Residents filed 129 calls for help with the department.
There were also two calls for sexual assault, …

Click It or Ticket enforcement campaign begins Thursday
October 17, 2019 – 3:31 am | Comments Off on Click It or Ticket enforcement campaign begins Thursday
Click It or Ticket enforcement campaign begins Thursday

Another statewide Click It or Ticket enforcement campaign kicks off in Michigan Thursday, and continues through the end of the month.
During the two-week period, officers from police departments, sheriff’s offices and the Michigan State Police …

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.