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Rogers City wins District, travels to regional in Traverse City
March 15, 2010 – 6:13 am
Rogers City wins District, travels to regional in Traverse City

The Rogers City boys basketball team beat a tough Inland Lakes squad, 54 to 40, Friday night to win the district championship and advance to regional play.

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Alpena Prototype Biorefinery moving forward
March 15, 2010 – 6:02 am
Alpena Prototype Biorefinery moving forward

A proposed biorefinery project on the grounds of Decorative Panels International (DPI) is moving forward.

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APS: The great “graduating credits” debate
March 15, 2010 – 6:00 am
APS: The great “graduating credits” debate

When the Alpena Public Schools Board of Education meets Monday, it is expected to reach a decision on the number of credits students must obtain in order to graduate.

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Alpena Fire Dept fought fewer fires in 2009
March 15, 2010 – 5:56 am
Alpena Fire Dept fought fewer fires in 2009

The Alpena City Fire Department battled fewer fires in 2009 but had a 13 percent increase in rescue and emergency medical runs.

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Couple end up in jail following domestic dispute
March 15, 2010 – 5:54 am
Couple end up in jail following domestic dispute

A domestic dispute in Montmorency County Friday, ended with both parties being arrested on separate charges.

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Red Cross hosting 5 local blood drives this week
March 15, 2010 – 5:52 am
Red Cross hosting 5 local blood drives this week

The American Red Cross is hosting 5 blood drives this week, from Cheboygan to Tawas City.

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Downtown businesses collect donations for mammograms
March 15, 2010 – 5:44 am
Downtown businesses collect donations for mammograms

The Marketplace at Alpena, Sophisticuts, and Olde Owl Tavern, collected $575.35 during October which was Breast Cancer Awareness month.

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US census forms arrive in the mail: What to expect
March 15, 2010 – 5:42 am
US census forms arrive in the mail: What to expect

More than 120 million U.S. census forms begin arriving Monday in mailboxes around the country.

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Crossings ending for season at Drummond Island
March 15, 2010 – 5:40 am
Crossings ending for season at Drummond Island

Federal officials say the ice bridge at Drummond Island is closing for the season.

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Efforts to lengthen MI term limits seem stalled
March 15, 2010 – 5:36 am
Efforts to lengthen MI term limits seem stalled

Michigan will head into 2011 with at least 29 new senators and 34 new House members, all replacing lawmakers leaving under term limits.

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County to test emergency siren system
March 13, 2010 – 8:46 am
County to test emergency siren system

Last fall the Alpena County emergency warning system was upgraded with a federal siren control system with battery backup that enables the sirens to function even during a power outage.

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Spring forward – Daylight Saving Time arrives Sunday
March 13, 2010 – 8:30 am
Spring forward – Daylight Saving Time arrives Sunday

Daylight Saving Time returns Sunday.

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