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New Michigan task force seeks to stop abuse of elderly
March 26, 2019 – 12:02 am | Comments Off on New Michigan task force seeks to stop abuse of elderly
New Michigan task force seeks to stop abuse of elderly

A new task force has been formed to help stop physical abuse, financial exploitation, emotional abuse and neglect of elderly people in Michigan.

New sculptures for Alpena’s dog park
March 25, 2019 – 12:56 am | Comments Off on New sculptures for Alpena’s dog park
New sculptures for Alpena’s dog park

The big dogs are coming to Alpena’s Thomas Stafford Dog Park in the not so distant future.

PI library gets grants for music groups at Rogers City Theatre
March 25, 2019 – 12:42 am | Comments Off on PI library gets grants for music groups at Rogers City Theatre
PI library gets grants for music groups at Rogers City Theatre

The Presque Isle District Library has received two grants that will be used to pay for three musical performances at the Rogers City Theatre starting in April.

Grand Rapids woman resists/assaults Alpena police
March 25, 2019 – 12:34 am | Comments Off on Grand Rapids woman resists/assaults Alpena police
Grand Rapids woman resists/assaults Alpena police

A Grand Rapids woman is sitting in the Alpena County Jail for resisting police and assaulting a corrections officer at the local jail.

NLA: Various spring break events & curling
March 25, 2019 – 12:28 am | Comments Off on NLA: Various spring break events & curling
NLA: Various spring break events & curling

Northern Lights Arena is hosting events each day this week in celebration of spring break.

Severe Weather Awareness Week – Statewide tornado drill Wed.
March 25, 2019 – 12:20 am | Comments Off on Severe Weather Awareness Week – Statewide tornado drill Wed.
Severe Weather Awareness Week – Statewide tornado drill Wed.

Governor Gretchen Whitmer has proclaimed March 24-30 Severe Weather Awareness Week in Michigan.

Munson Medical Center nurses ratify 3-year contract
March 25, 2019 – 12:14 am | Comments Off on Munson Medical Center nurses ratify 3-year contract
Munson Medical Center nurses ratify 3-year contract

Unionized nurses at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City have ratified their first contract.

Michigan changes testing for eighth-graders
March 25, 2019 – 12:08 am | Comments Off on Michigan changes testing for eighth-graders
Michigan changes testing for eighth-graders

Michigan eighth graders will see changes in state testing this spring in a step that could better prepare students for college entrance exams.

Bingo and bongs: More seniors seek pot for age-related aches
March 25, 2019 – 12:02 am | Comments Off on Bingo and bongs: More seniors seek pot for age-related aches
Bingo and bongs: More seniors seek pot for age-related aches

As legal cannabis has spread to dozens of states, more Americans in their 70s and 80s are adding marijuana to the roster of senior activities such as golf and bingo.

Carriveau Road closed in Alpena County
March 22, 2019 – 3:08 pm | Comments Off on Carriveau Road closed in Alpena County
Carriveau Road closed in Alpena County

The Alpena County Road Commission announced Friday that Carriveau Road is closed to through traffic from Scott Road to Hubert Road. The road is impassable due to the spring thaw.

Large pipe adds cost to new assisted living & memory care center
March 22, 2019 – 12:54 am | Comments Off on Large pipe adds cost to new assisted living & memory care center
Large pipe adds cost to new assisted living & memory care center

A public hearing was held by the Alpena Municipal Council this week, to consider the approval of a resolution establishing a Commercial Rehabilitation District at the site of Besser Senior Living Community, which is under construction at the corner of Johnson and Wilson streets.

County budget on track through February
March 22, 2019 – 12:40 am | Comments Off on County budget on track through February
County budget on track through February

There are no immediate concerns on the horizon and the Alpena Country treasurer also says the county’s general fund budget is where she expected it to be two months into the fiscal year.