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Commissioners approve resolution for longer term limits
October 31, 2019 – 3:35 am | Comments Off on Commissioners approve resolution for longer term limits
Commissioners approve resolution for longer term limits

Alpena County Commissioners have signed onto a resolution that would extend the term of commissioners in Michigan, from two to four years.
Commissioner John Kozlowski brought the resolution up during Tuesday’s full board meeting. It was …

Ossineke man to remain in prison on child sex charges
October 31, 2019 – 3:34 am | Comments Off on Ossineke man to remain in prison on child sex charges
Ossineke man to remain in prison on child sex charges

A child sex offender from Ossineke will remain in prison after the Michigan Supreme Court recently denied his application to appeal an earlier ruling by the Court of Appeals.
 
Steven Robert Senchuk is serving a 4-15 …

Cheboygan groups receive wildlife habitat grants
October 31, 2019 – 3:33 am | Comments Off on Cheboygan groups receive wildlife habitat grants
Cheboygan groups receive wildlife habitat grants

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources has announced this year’s winners of nearly $1 million in wildlife habitat grants.
Two of them are headed to northeast Michigan.
Enhancement of large wetland complexes and winter deer complexes, planting …

Alcona deputies respond to calls for suicide, child abuse, fraud & more
October 31, 2019 – 3:32 am | Comments Off on Alcona deputies respond to calls for suicide, child abuse, fraud & more
Alcona deputies respond to calls for suicide, child abuse, fraud & more

A total of 102 calls for help were phoned into the Alcona Sheriff’s Office over the week.
Some of the more serious calls were for a suicidal person, child abuse and fraud.
There were four reports of …

Commissioners take new vote – approve undersheriff salary increase
October 30, 2019 – 12:56 am | Comments Off on Commissioners take new vote – approve undersheriff salary increase
Commissioners take new vote – approve undersheriff salary increase

The undersheriff for the Alpena County Sheriff’s Office is receiving a pay raise for added responsibilities, after previously being denied a salary increase; and even though he started his new position three months ago.

Baseball group makes pitch for ball field at fairgrounds
October 30, 2019 – 12:44 am | Comments Off on Baseball group makes pitch for ball field at fairgrounds
Baseball group makes pitch for ball field at fairgrounds

The second of two groups interested in using the baseball field at the Alpena County Fairgrounds gave commissioners Tuesday, a presentation on why the field should be maintained and preserved.

APS bookmarks also tools for parents to help kids read better
October 30, 2019 – 12:34 am | Comments Off on APS bookmarks also tools for parents to help kids read better
APS bookmarks also tools for parents to help kids read better

Alpena Public Schools is offering families another tool to help young children become better readers.

Alpena man has chance to avoid jail on drug charge
October 30, 2019 – 12:28 am | Comments Off on Alpena man has chance to avoid jail on drug charge
Alpena man has chance to avoid jail on drug charge

An Alpena man who admitted he gave some of his prescription medication to a friend has an opportunity to avoid jail time.

Residents invited to meet with APS superintendent
October 30, 2019 – 12:20 am | Comments Off on Residents invited to meet with APS superintendent
Residents invited to meet with APS superintendent

Residents are invited to sit down and chat with the superintendent of Alpena Public Schools next week.

Bolenz Holiday parade accepting entries
October 30, 2019 – 12:14 am | Comments Off on Bolenz Holiday parade accepting entries
Bolenz Holiday parade accepting entries

An annual holiday parade will march through downtown Alpena in a little more than four weeks.

Potential listeria contamination leads to apples recall
October 30, 2019 – 12:08 am | Comments Off on Potential listeria contamination leads to apples recall
Potential listeria contamination leads to apples recall

A county health department in Illinois says a Michigan company voluntarily is recalling nearly 2,300 cases of apples due to potential listeria contamination.

Student performance lags on Nation’s Report Card
October 30, 2019 – 12:02 am | Comments Off on Student performance lags on Nation’s Report Card
Student performance lags on Nation’s Report Card

America’s eighth graders are falling behind in math and reading, while fourth graders are doing slightly better in reading.