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Northern Michigan Businesses Can Re-open Friday
May 18, 2020 – 2:32 pm
Northern Michigan Businesses Can Re-open Friday

Governor Whitmer Reopens Retail, Restaurants, and Offices in Alpena, Traverse City Regions, and Upper Penisula  
Businesses that reopen must adopt workplace safety measures to protect employees, customers 
 
LANSING, Mich. — Today, Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed Executive Order 2020-92, allowing for the …

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Allor pleased that some business allowed to reopen Friday
May 18, 2020 – 1:45 pm
Allor pleased that some business allowed to reopen Friday

State Representative Sue Allor is encouraged by Monday’s announcement that some businesses in the region will be allowed to reopen their doors Friday.

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EMS week in Alpena
May 18, 2020 – 12:56 am
EMS week in Alpena

Emergency Medical Services personnel play a critical role in communities across the nation, and this week are being singled out in the city of Alpena, which is proclaiming May 17-23 ‘Emergency Medical Services Week.’

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Weekly update: COVID-19 in Michigan, NE MI
May 18, 2020 – 12:30 am
Weekly update: COVID-19 in Michigan, NE MI

The number of COVID-19 cases in Michigan topped 51,000 Sunday.

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Michigan crops damaged as temperatures plunge below freezing
May 18, 2020 – 12:20 am
Michigan crops damaged as temperatures plunge below freezing

Fruit growers are assessing the damage on their orchards after temperatures plunged below freezing in south-central and southwest Michigan, threatening tender blooms on apple, peach and other fruit trees.

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‘COVID toes,’ other rashes latest possible rare virus signs
May 18, 2020 – 12:10 am
‘COVID toes,’ other rashes latest possible rare virus signs

Skin doctors suddenly are looking at a lot of toes as concern grows that for some people, a sign of COVID-19 may pop up in an unusual spot.

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Gerald John Modrzynski
May 18, 2020 – 12:00 am
Gerald John Modrzynski

Gerald John Modrzynski, 77, of Alpena passed away Friday, May 15, 2020 at his home surrounded by his family. 
Gerald was born in Rogers City on May 25, 1942 to the late Clarence and Myrtelbelle (Wirgau) …

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Rita Maria Baranski
May 18, 2020 – 12:00 am
Rita Maria Baranski

Rita Maria Baranski, age 88, of Alpena, passed away peacefully on Thursday, May 14, 2020, at Medilodge of Alpena.
On October 8, 1931, Rita was born to the late Howard and Mildred (Wolschon) Sheer …

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Emmett G. Nelson
May 18, 2020 – 12:00 am
Emmett G. Nelson

Emmett G. Nelson, age 86, of Spruce, Michigan passed away on Friday, May 15, 2020, at the Mid-Michigan Medical Center of Alpena.
He is survived by his loving wife Evelyn and their two children: Samuel …

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Sally Mae Zdybel
May 18, 2020 – 12:00 am
Sally Mae Zdybel

Sally Mae Zdybel, age 82, of Alpena, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, May 13, 2020, at her daughter’s home.
On June 19, 1937, Sally was born to the late Agabitan and Helen (Kaszubowski) Suszek in …

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Lafarge to match fireworks donations if show is a go
May 15, 2020 – 4:00 pm
Lafarge to match fireworks donations if show is a go

The Lafarge cement plant has agreed to match donations, dollar for dollar, for this year’s annual 4th of July fireworks display.

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Seeking high school students for annual art competition
May 15, 2020 – 12:56 am
Seeking high school students for annual art competition

Submissions are now being accepted for the annual congressional art competition.

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