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County budget update through April
May 26, 2020 – 12:30 am | Comments Off on County budget update through April
County budget update through April

Alpena County continues to face a general fund budget deficit of over $1 million in the current fiscal year.

Two from NE MI appointed to state dairy committee
May 26, 2020 – 12:20 am | Comments Off on Two from NE MI appointed to state dairy committee
Two from NE MI appointed to state dairy committee

Two men from northeast Michigan have been appointed to the Michigan Dairy Market Program Committee.

MI gas prices up 12 cents over holiday week
May 26, 2020 – 12:10 am | Comments Off on MI gas prices up 12 cents over holiday week
MI gas prices up 12 cents over holiday week

Prices at the pumps were up last week, in advance of the Memorial Day holiday weekend.

Smoke alarms save lives after fire damages rental home on Washington Ave.
May 24, 2020 – 4:00 pm | Comments Off on Smoke alarms save lives after fire damages rental home on Washington Ave.
Smoke alarms save lives after fire damages rental home on Washington Ave.

No one was injured early Sunday morning, when fire swept through a portion of a rental home on Washington Avenue.

Onaway Teen dies, another survives fatal crash
May 24, 2020 – 11:51 am | Comments Off on Onaway Teen dies, another survives fatal crash
Onaway Teen dies, another survives fatal crash

One teenager was killed and another survived a deadly crash Saturday night, southeast of Onaway.

Cheboygan Co. man kills wife then self, possibly over dementia
May 22, 2020 – 12:58 am | Comments Off on Cheboygan Co. man kills wife then self, possibly over dementia
Cheboygan Co. man kills wife then self, possibly over dementia

A 79 year-old man from Cheboygan County appears to have murdered his wife and then taken his own life Thursday, possibly due to the woman’s medical condition.

Council considers 12 year tax abatement for new downtown apartments
May 22, 2020 – 12:36 am | Comments Off on Council considers 12 year tax abatement for new downtown apartments
Council considers 12 year tax abatement for new downtown apartments

The Alpena Municipal Council is considering another tax abatement for a company that wants to add additional apartments to its building at the corner of Second Avenue and River Street.

Truly devastating’: Michigan officials assess flood damage
May 22, 2020 – 12:20 am | Comments Off on Truly devastating’: Michigan officials assess flood damage
Truly devastating’: Michigan officials assess flood damage

Authorities are warning it could take days to fully assess damage from flooding that submerged houses, washed out roads and threatened a Superfund site in Central Michigan.

Whitmer OKs nonessential health procedures, small gatherings
May 22, 2020 – 12:10 am | Comments Off on Whitmer OKs nonessential health procedures, small gatherings
Whitmer OKs nonessential health procedures, small gatherings

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer is further relaxing stay-at-home restrictions.

TCAPS board selects Vanwagoner for superintendent
May 21, 2020 – 12:56 am | Comments Off on TCAPS board selects Vanwagoner for superintendent
TCAPS board selects Vanwagoner for superintendent

The superintendent of Alpena Public Schools is likely leaving. The board of education for Traverse City Areas Public Schools (TCAPS) Wednesday night, selected Dr. John VanWagoner for the open superintendent’s position.

Alpena Co. to reopen & bring back furloughed employees
May 21, 2020 – 12:40 am | Comments Off on Alpena Co. to reopen & bring back furloughed employees
Alpena Co. to reopen & bring back furloughed employees

Alpena County Commissioners believe they can safely open the county for business, and bring back employees who were placed on furlough when the coronavirus starting spreading across the U.S.

Rogers City opens playgrounds, ball fields & other rec sites
May 21, 2020 – 12:20 am | Comments Off on Rogers City opens playgrounds, ball fields & other rec sites
Rogers City opens playgrounds, ball fields & other rec sites

A number of popular recreational sites in Rogers City have opened just in time for the Memorial Day weekend.