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Shafto steps down from APS board after 9 months
March 25, 2020 – 12:30 am
Shafto steps down from APS board after 9 months

Alpena Public Schools board of education member Stephanie Shafto has stepped down less than one year after joining the board.

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DHD#4 offices closed to walk-ins, over 120 COVID-19 tests submitted
March 25, 2020 – 12:26 am
DHD#4 offices closed to walk-ins, over 120 COVID-19 tests submitted

District Health Department No. 2 and 4 offices are closed to the public until further notice following Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s “Stay Home, Stay Safe” Executive Order.

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Huron-Manistee National Forests issuing permits for free firewood through mail
March 25, 2020 – 12:20 am
Huron-Manistee National Forests issuing permits for free firewood through mail

The Huron-Manistee National Forests (HMNF) has announced that it will be issuing firewood permits through the mail only, for the foreseeable future.

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Allor responds to Governor’s stay-at-home order
March 25, 2020 – 12:14 am
Allor responds to Governor’s stay-at-home order

State Representative Sue Allor has issued a statement on Governor Whitmer’s Stay Home, Stay Safe executive order.

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Alcona Co. Road Commission suspends non-critical work during COVID-19 outbreak
March 25, 2020 – 12:10 am
Alcona Co. Road Commission suspends non-critical work during COVID-19 outbreak

The Alcona County Road Commission has announced that it will suspend all non-essential infrastructure and maintenance work during the COVID-19 outbreak per Governor Whitmer’s executive order to “Stay Home, Stay Safe”.

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Trump, Congress agree on $2 trillion virus rescue bill
March 25, 2020 – 12:06 am
Trump, Congress agree on $2 trillion virus rescue bill

The White House and Senate leaders of both parties have agreed on unprecedented emergency legislation to rush sweeping aid to businesses, workers and a health care system slammed by the coronavirus pandemic.

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Malfunctioning EpiPens could harm patients, companies say
March 25, 2020 – 12:02 am
Malfunctioning EpiPens could harm patients, companies say

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is warning the public about dangerous malfunctions involving a limited number of EpiPens, the emergency injectors for severe allergic reactions.

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Archie Albert Brege
March 25, 2020 – 12:00 am
Archie Albert Brege

Archie Albert Brege, 89, of Alpena died Monday, March 23, 2020, at Medilodge of Alpena. 
Surviving are his wife, Dee; four children, Laura (James) Armantrout, Mark (Susan) Brege, Lisa (Robert) Casper, Lynn (fiancé Tim Daoust) Talaska; 7 …

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‘Do not panic’: Michigan governor issues stay-at-home order
March 24, 2020 – 12:56 am
‘Do not panic’: Michigan governor issues stay-at-home order

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has told Michiganders to stay home and stay safe.

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TBTA reduces Dial-A-Ride schedule
March 24, 2020 – 12:44 am
TBTA reduces Dial-A-Ride schedule

The Thunder Bay Transportation Authority has announced that beginning Tuesday, it will scale back hours of operation for Dial-A-Ride buses.

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Child rapist from Hawks to remain in prison
March 24, 2020 – 12:34 am
Child rapist from Hawks to remain in prison

A convicted child sex offender from Presque Isle County will remain in prison for up to 40 years after the Michigan Court of Appeals struck down his arguments that his sentences were neither reasonable nor proportionate.

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Montmorency deputies find missing person, make arrest for B&E
March 24, 2020 – 12:28 am
Montmorency deputies find missing person, make arrest for B&E

The Montmorency County Sheriff’s Office logged a total of 79 calls for help over the week.

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