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Stamas calls for layoffs of nonessential state employees due to budget impact of COVID-19
April 13, 2020 – 4:00 pm | Comments Off on Stamas calls for layoffs of nonessential state employees due to budget impact of COVID-19
Stamas calls for layoffs of nonessential state employees due to budget impact of COVID-19

State Senator Jim Stamas says he is extremely worried about the state’s budget as a result of the COVID-19 public health emergency and the restrictive “Stay Home, Stay Safe” lockdown order extended by Gov. Whitmer.

State announces 9 new drive-through testing locations, including Atlanta
April 13, 2020 – 12:50 am | Comments Off on State announces 9 new drive-through testing locations, including Atlanta
State announces 9 new drive-through testing locations, including Atlanta

A new drive-through coronavirus testing site is opening in northeast Michigan Monday.

MI COVID-19 cases approach 25,000
April 13, 2020 – 12:30 am | Comments Off on MI COVID-19 cases approach 25,000
MI COVID-19 cases approach 25,000

The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Michigan is nearing 25,000.

APS lending Chromebooks to kids who need them
April 13, 2020 – 12:20 am | Comments Off on APS lending Chromebooks to kids who need them
APS lending Chromebooks to kids who need them

Alpena Public Schools is handing out Chromebooks to students who don’t have access to a computer in advance of rolling out an online learning program.

Awards dinner recognizing top 10% of class cancelled
April 13, 2020 – 12:10 am | Comments Off on Awards dinner recognizing top 10% of class cancelled
Awards dinner recognizing top 10% of class cancelled

An annual dinner event to recognize the top 10% of graduating seniors from Alpena High School won’t be held this year.

Two new positive cases – Oscoda & Presque Isle
April 10, 2020 – 12:50 am | Comments Off on Two new positive cases – Oscoda & Presque Isle
Two new positive cases – Oscoda & Presque Isle

Two more people in northeast Michigan have tested positive for COVID-19 – a man in Presque Isle County and an unidentified person in Oscoda County.

DHD4 advises against traditional Easter gatherings
April 10, 2020 – 12:40 am | Comments Off on DHD4 advises against traditional Easter gatherings
DHD4 advises against traditional Easter gatherings

There is little doubt Easter will feel a bit different to everyone this year, as the coronavirus remains on center stage.

Alpena named Tree City USA for 21st year
April 10, 2020 – 12:30 am | Comments Off on Alpena named Tree City USA for 21st year
Alpena named Tree City USA for 21st year

The City of Alpena has been named a Tree City USA community by the National Arbor Day Foundation to honor its commitment to community forestry.

MDOT to replace signs in Cheboygan, Antrim & Charlevoix counties
April 10, 2020 – 12:20 am | Comments Off on MDOT to replace signs in Cheboygan, Antrim & Charlevoix counties
MDOT to replace signs in Cheboygan, Antrim & Charlevoix counties

Crews for the Michigan Department of Transportation will spend about four weeks replacing road signs in portions of Cheboygan, Antrim and Charlevoix counties.

Alcona Co. deputies investigate complaints for fraud, domestic violence & more
April 10, 2020 – 12:08 am | Comments Off on Alcona Co. deputies investigate complaints for fraud, domestic violence & more
Alcona Co. deputies investigate complaints for fraud, domestic violence & more

Deputies with the Alcona County Sheriff’s Office investigated calls for domestic violence, larceny and fraud over the week.

Coronovirus halts tire incinerating project at Lararge
April 9, 2020 – 12:50 am | Comments Off on Coronovirus halts tire incinerating project at Lararge
Coronovirus halts tire incinerating project at Lararge

When Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed two supplemental budget bills to secure $150 million in new funding to respond to the coronavirus pandemic last week, she also vetoed an additional $80 million, of which $3 million was headed to Alpena County for a new project.

Thunder Bay Theatre modifies show schedule
April 9, 2020 – 12:30 am | Comments Off on Thunder Bay Theatre modifies show schedule
Thunder Bay Theatre modifies show schedule

The Thunder Bay Theatre in Alpena has made some modifications to its schedule of shows as yet another business adjusts to the spread of COVID-19.