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Air travelers to see tougher security before beach
March 22, 2010 – 6:01 am
Air travelers to see tougher security before beach

The government is rolling out its new, beefed up airport security plan in response to the failed Christmas Day attack, and travelers who haven’t flown in a while my be surprised.

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Barbara Ann Martin
March 21, 2010 – 5:33 pm

Barbara Ann Martin, 71, of 14554 Hubbard Lake Rd., Hubbard Lake passed away Saturday, March 20, 2010 at home.
Surviving Mrs. Martin are six children: Renee and Dwayne Wogaman, Marion and Allen …

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David Williams Matthes
March 20, 2010 – 10:53 pm

David William Matthes, 66, of 4457 Truckey Road, Alpena, passed away on Thursday, March 18, 2010, at Alpena Regional Medical Center.
Surviving are his daughter, Bobbe Matthes of Alpena; one son, …

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Thieves stealing boat motors in Cheboygan
March 20, 2010 – 4:40 am
Thieves stealing boat motors in Cheboygan

Cheboygan County Sheriff Deputies are looking for the person or persons who have stolen seven outdoor boat motors over the past month.

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Neumann applauds federal grants for local coastal projects
March 20, 2010 – 4:30 am
Neumann applauds federal grants for local coastal projects

State Representative Andy Neumann is applauding federal grants totaling more than $78,000 awarded to help fund local projects along the Lake Huron coastline in Presque Isle, Alcona and Alpena counties.

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Pettalia announces run for 106th District State Seat
March 19, 2010 – 6:28 pm
Pettalia announces run for 106th District State Seat

Continued decline of Michigan’s economy has made Peter Pettalia more determined to take a stand for citizens in the Michigan legislature.

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City dragged into dispute over concrete
March 19, 2010 – 6:04 am
City dragged into dispute over concrete

The City of Alpena has been dragged into a legal battle over bad concrete placed around parts of the city.

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County audit: fund balance grows by estimated $500K
March 19, 2010 – 6:02 am
County audit: fund balance grows by estimated $500K

Alpena County is going through a financial audit of its 2009 books and so far it appears the county was able to grow its fund balance by more than $500,000.

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Alpena Staples building in foreclosure
March 19, 2010 – 6:00 am
Alpena Staples building in foreclosure

Another sign of the economic times are the number of businesses, shopping malls and other commercial properties going into foreclosure.

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NE MI unemployment rate hits 20%
March 19, 2010 – 5:58 am
NE MI unemployment rate hits 20%

Northeast lower Michigan continues to have the highest unemployment rate in the state.

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Friday’s sports reports from around the state
March 19, 2010 – 5:56 am
Friday’s sports reports from around the state

“Wildman” Willis shows his stuff; Wolverines open home football with Notre Dame; Calvin Johnson says Lions will start winning…..huh????

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ACC raises tuition $8 a credit hour
March 19, 2010 – 5:54 am
ACC raises tuition $8 a credit hour

The Alpena Community College Board of Trustees has agreed to raise the price of tuition across the board.

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