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National Spelling Bee ends in 8-way tie
May 31, 2019 – 12:02 am | Comments Off on National Spelling Bee ends in 8-way tie
National Spelling Bee ends in 8-way tie

Eight spellers were better than the dictionary.

County to start charging for property/property tax info.
May 30, 2019 – 12:56 am | Comments Off on County to start charging for property/property tax info.
County to start charging for property/property tax info.

In the near future it will no longer be free to access certain property and property tax information through Alpena County.

New sound system for band shell at Bayview park
May 30, 2019 – 12:40 am | Comments Off on New sound system for band shell at Bayview park
New sound system for band shell at Bayview park

A new sound system will be installed at the band shell in Alpena’s Bayview Park, replacing the original system from the 1980’s.

APS to hold sealed bid auction of auto & welding equip. & more
May 30, 2019 – 12:30 am | Comments Off on APS to hold sealed bid auction of auto & welding equip. & more
APS to hold sealed bid auction of auto & welding equip. & more

Alpena Public Schools is holding a sealed bid auction to sell off some automobile, welding and other equipment that is no longer needed.

Stabenow visits Alcona Health Center’s Cheboygan Campus
May 30, 2019 – 12:22 am | Comments Off on Stabenow visits Alcona Health Center’s Cheboygan Campus
Stabenow visits Alcona Health Center’s Cheboygan Campus

U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow was in northeast Michigan this week, as part of a series of health care “check-in” visits across the state.

Alcona deputies respond to suicidal person, stolen vehicle, gun shots & more
May 30, 2019 – 12:14 am | Comments Off on Alcona deputies respond to suicidal person, stolen vehicle, gun shots & more
Alcona deputies respond to suicidal person, stolen vehicle, gun shots & more

It was a busy week at the Alcona County Sheriff’s Office.

Apps now being accepted for Alpena’s 4th of July parade
May 30, 2019 – 12:08 am | Comments Off on Apps now being accepted for Alpena’s 4th of July parade
Apps now being accepted for Alpena’s 4th of July parade

This year’s 4th of July parade in Alpena may have the look of an era long gone.

Hydrogen-power electric flying vehicle: Long road to liftoff
May 30, 2019 – 12:02 am | Comments Off on Hydrogen-power electric flying vehicle: Long road to liftoff
Hydrogen-power electric flying vehicle: Long road to liftoff

A transportation company is betting its sleek new hydrogen-powered electric flying vehicles will someday serve as taxis, cargo carriers and ambulances of the sky, but experts say they will have to clear a number of regulatory hurdles before being approved for takeoff years in the future.

MSP Sgt. saves toddler from crossing road in front of oncoming truck
May 29, 2019 – 4:20 pm | Comments Off on MSP Sgt. saves toddler from crossing road in front of oncoming truck
MSP Sgt. saves toddler from crossing road in front of oncoming truck

A two year-old toddler from Alcona County probably has no idea she had a near death experience Friday. 
The little girl crossed a busy roadway and was about to do it again when an alert Michigan …

Council adds vaping to smoking ban
May 29, 2019 – 12:56 am | Comments Off on Council adds vaping to smoking ban
Council adds vaping to smoking ban

The Alpena Municipal Council recently heard the first reading of a new ordinance that would ban smoking at all city parks and beaches.

Snowmobile group in PI County receives grant for brush cutting machine
May 29, 2019 – 12:44 am | Comments Off on Snowmobile group in PI County receives grant for brush cutting machine
Snowmobile group in PI County receives grant for brush cutting machine

Congressman Jack Bergman is applauding the United States Department of Agriculture, Office of Rural Development, for handing out nine grants to municipalities, groups or agencies across the First District.

Atlanta man busted for stealing over $6K from Alpena Walmart
May 29, 2019 – 12:36 am | Comments Off on Atlanta man busted for stealing over $6K from Alpena Walmart
Atlanta man busted for stealing over $6K from Alpena Walmart

A 34 year-old man from Atlanta has been charged with stealing over $6,000 in merchandise from the Alpena Walmart.