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Recycling bins temporarily removed from Alpena & Hillman
March 24, 2020 – 12:20 am
Recycling bins temporarily removed from Alpena & Hillman

Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s “Stay Home, Stay Safe” Executive Order will have a negative impact on recycling in Alpena and Hillman.

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MI gas prices lowest since March 2016
March 24, 2020 – 12:14 am
MI gas prices lowest since March 2016

AAA says the new statewide average price for a gallon of self-serve regular unleaded gas is about $1.86, down 18 cents over the week.

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Utility work on N. Second Ave.
March 24, 2020 – 12:08 am
Utility work on N. Second Ave.

A section of N. Second Avenue will be closed Tuesday, so crews for the City of Alpena can make a utility repair.

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China to lift lockdown in most of virus-hit Hubei province
March 24, 2020 – 12:02 am
China to lift lockdown in most of virus-hit Hubei province

Chinese authorities are lifting a lockdown in most of its virus-hit Hubei province.

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City of Alpena to only provide essential services through April 13
March 23, 2020 – 5:53 pm
City of Alpena to only provide essential services through April 13

Alpena City Manager Rachel Smolinski has released a statement on city services in light of Governor Whitmer’s “Stay Home, Stay Safe” Executive Order.   

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APS: Food service will continue, but bus drop offs end
March 23, 2020 – 5:30 pm
APS: Food service will continue, but bus drop offs end

Alpena Public Schools will continue to feed children during the Governor’s “Stay Home, Stay Safe” Executive Order timeframe, however the bus delivery option has ended.

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UPDATE: Police catch jail escapee
March 23, 2020 – 11:46 am
UPDATE: Police catch jail escapee

Police have captured an inmate of the Montmorency County Jail who made a brazen escape Sunday night.
Jeffrey Allen Markby, 34, escaped from the jail around 7:17 p.m., and was last seen by a motorist running …

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Council gives fire chief another year to rebuild Presque Isle Twn. Fire Dept.
March 23, 2020 – 12:56 am
Council gives fire chief another year to rebuild Presque Isle Twn. Fire Dept.

It was supposed to take three years and then four, but apparently it will now take five years to rebuild the Presque Isle Township Fire Department.

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Man on the run after escaping from Montmorency Co. Jail
March 23, 2020 – 12:44 am
Man on the run after escaping from Montmorency Co. Jail

A man is on the run after escaping from the Montmorency County Jail.

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Besser full-tuition scholarship deadline extended
March 23, 2020 – 12:38 am
Besser full-tuition scholarship deadline extended

The Besser Foundation has extended the deadline to apply for five full-tuition scholarships to Alpena Community College.

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Officials report Michigan’s 9th death attributed to COVID-19
March 23, 2020 – 12:30 am
Officials report Michigan’s 9th death attributed to COVID-19

Michigan’s ninth coronavirus-related death has been reported in Washtenaw County where officials now suspect community transmission, as the total number of COVID-19 cases continued to rise statewide.

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Indian Trails suspends all bus routes
March 23, 2020 – 12:22 am
Indian Trails suspends all bus routes

Indian Trails, Inc. has suspended all of its daily scheduled bus service, which includes routes throughout Michigan, as well as connections with Greyhound and Amtrak.

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