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Council challenges Whitmer’s order for lawn care businesses
April 23, 2020 – 12:56 am
Council challenges Whitmer’s order for lawn care businesses

There is much debate on social media and among lawmakers about some of the businesses that have been deemed ‘non-essential’ in Michigan, and are therefore prohibited from operating during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Grant to help with mental health needs in Iosco, Ogemaw & Oscoda counties during pandemic
April 23, 2020 – 12:30 am
Grant to help with mental health needs in Iosco, Ogemaw & Oscoda counties during pandemic

Health officials say there is strong evidence the COVID-19 pandemic is taking an emotional toll on Michiganders.

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Alpena observes Arbor Day
April 23, 2020 – 12:20 am
Alpena observes Arbor Day

Friday is Arbor Day, dedicated to the beauty of trees and their importance to the environment.

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Alcona deputies respond to missing person, overdose, domestic violence & more
April 23, 2020 – 12:10 am
Alcona deputies respond to missing person, overdose, domestic violence & more

A number of serious complaints were filed with the Alcona County Sheriff’s Office last week, including a missing person, overdose, and domestic violence.

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Two Crawford Co long-term care facilities report cluster of COVID-19 cases
April 22, 2020 – 2:34 pm
Two Crawford Co long-term care facilities report cluster of COVID-19 cases

Two long-term care facilities in Crawford County are reporting a spike in the number of COVID-19 cases among residents and employees.

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Majority of new cases in Alpena linked to MediLodge
April 22, 2020 – 12:50 am
Majority of new cases in Alpena linked to MediLodge

Alpena saw another spike in the number of COVID-19 cases Tuesday, the vast majority of which have been linked to MediLodge.

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Composition of Alpena Co. Commissioners could be much different in 2021; Bauer takes on Black
April 22, 2020 – 12:30 am
Composition of Alpena Co. Commissioners could be much different in 2021; Bauer takes on Black

The makeup of the board of Alpena County Commissioners could be much different in 2021.

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Fire damages home on Bradbury Rd.
April 22, 2020 – 12:20 am
Fire damages home on Bradbury Rd.

No one was injured when fire caused damage to home in Alpena Township Tuesday.
Crews were sent to 1920 Bradbury Road shortly after 11 a.m. after the homeowner reported a fire in the bathroom.
When township firefighters …

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MDOT to repave 3.4 miles of M-32 near Atlanta
April 22, 2020 – 12:10 am
MDOT to repave 3.4 miles of M-32 near Atlanta

The Michigan Department of Transportation is spending 2.6 million to repave 3.4 miles of M-32 near Atlanta.

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Richard John Szewczyk
April 22, 2020 – 12:00 am
Richard John Szewczyk

Richard John Szewczyk, 77, of Hubbard Lake passed away Tuesday, April 21, 2020 at MidMichigan Medical Center – Alpena. 
Richard was born in Detroit on July 18, 1942 and retired from the Ford Motor Company.  
Surviving are …

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Harry Ivan Sumerix
April 21, 2020 – 4:04 pm
Harry Ivan Sumerix

Harry Ivan Sumerix, 85, of Lachine passed away Monday, April 20, 2020 at home. 
Harry was born on November 15, 1934 in Long Rapids to the late Ivan and Esther (MacMillian) Sumerix. He served in the …

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Judith Marie Jones
April 21, 2020 – 4:00 pm
Judith Marie Jones

Judith Marie Jones, 78, of Lachine passed away Monday, April 20, 2020 at MidMichigan Medical Center – Alpena. 
Judith Marie Manning was born in Alpena to the late Fredrick and Lillian (Lewis) on January 16, 1942.  She …

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