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Senator warns of potential 25% cut in Michigan school funds
May 13, 2020 – 12:10 am | Comments Off on Senator warns of potential 25% cut in Michigan school funds
Senator warns of potential 25% cut in Michigan school funds

A lawmaker is warning of a potential 25% cut in state funding for K-12 schools due to economic fallout from the coronavirus pandemic.

Possible COVID-19 exposure: Alpena Walmart & Oscoda Auto Value
May 12, 2020 – 4:42 pm | Comments Off on Possible COVID-19 exposure: Alpena Walmart & Oscoda Auto Value
Possible COVID-19 exposure: Alpena Walmart & Oscoda Auto Value

District Health Department No. 2 and District Health Department No. 4 are alerting the public of possible COVID-19 exposure at two locations.

APS committee discusses track, fire suppression system & band lockers
May 12, 2020 – 12:56 am | Comments Off on APS committee discusses track, fire suppression system & band lockers
APS committee discusses track, fire suppression system & band lockers

Alpena Public Schools will soon be taking bids for repairs to the track at the junior high and the fire suppression system at Lincoln; along with new band lockers at the high school.

‘Operation Rock It’ at Hinks Elementary
May 12, 2020 – 12:36 am | Comments Off on ‘Operation Rock It’ at Hinks Elementary
‘Operation Rock It’ at Hinks Elementary

Administrators at Hinks Elementary School are offering families a fun project to participate in that will showcase young artists through Operation Rock It.

4 sent to hospital following crash on US-23
May 12, 2020 – 12:28 am | Comments Off on 4 sent to hospital following crash on US-23
4 sent to hospital following crash on US-23

Four people were taken to the hospital Monday, following a two-vehicle crash north of Alpena.

Deputies find unresponsive man outside hardware store in Hillman
May 12, 2020 – 12:20 am | Comments Off on Deputies find unresponsive man outside hardware store in Hillman
Deputies find unresponsive man outside hardware store in Hillman

A total of 65 calls for help were phones into the Montmorency County Sheriff’s Office over the week.

MI gas prices jump up 31 cents a gallon
May 12, 2020 – 12:10 am | Comments Off on MI gas prices jump up 31 cents a gallon
MI gas prices jump up 31 cents a gallon

Gasoline prices in Michigan jumped up an average of 31 cents per gallon last week.

Sanborn Elementary finishes 3rd in MI Imagine Math Cup Challenge
May 11, 2020 – 3:41 pm | Comments Off on Sanborn Elementary finishes 3rd in MI Imagine Math Cup Challenge
Sanborn Elementary finishes 3rd in MI Imagine Math Cup Challenge

Sanborn Elementary School has finished as a top contender in the Michigan Imagine Math Cup Challenge.

Two counties in NE MI among highest rates of student homelessness by 5th grade
May 11, 2020 – 12:54 am | Comments Off on Two counties in NE MI among highest rates of student homelessness by 5th grade
Two counties in NE MI among highest rates of student homelessness by 5th grade

Two counties in northeast Michigan have some of the highest rates of student homelessness in the state by the time those kids reach the 5th grade.

Lakes Huron/Michigan break water level records in April
May 11, 2020 – 12:30 am | Comments Off on Lakes Huron/Michigan break water level records in April
Lakes Huron/Michigan break water level records in April

Water levels in Lakes Huron and Michigan broke records in April and are expected to get even higher in the coming months.

Weekly update: COVID-19 in Michigan, NE MI
May 11, 2020 – 12:20 am | Comments Off on Weekly update: COVID-19 in Michigan, NE MI
Weekly update: COVID-19 in Michigan, NE MI

State health officials reported a total of 47,138 positive cases of COVID-19 in Michigan Sunday afternoon, including 4,551 deaths.

Donations now being accepted for 4th of July fireworks
May 11, 2020 – 12:10 am | Comments Off on Donations now being accepted for 4th of July fireworks
Donations now being accepted for 4th of July fireworks

Community donations are now being sought for the annual 4th of July fireworks display in Alpena.