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A celebration for Friends

May 30, 2015 ALPENA — Without the support of the community and many volunteers, Friends Together and Five 4 Friends wouldn’t be able to offer cancer victims the service they do, or raise the money to pay for them. more »»

Presque Isle County considering work program options

May 30, 2015 ROGERS CITY — With the state poised to stop funding work programs for those convicted of misdemeanors, Presque Isle County is considering its options for how to continue its own program. more »»

New community health director at DHD No. 2

May 30, 2015 Registered nurse Lisa Dault was hired by District Health Department No. more »»

Financial firms merge, open new office

May 30, 2015 ALPENA — Three financial consulting businesses in northern Michigan have merged and Friday held an open house and a ribbon cutting to celebrate the grand opening of a new location in Alpena. more »»

Sharing positive messages through chalk

May 30, 2015 Today marks the fourth year Susan Melton has been chalking encouraging messages in towns around Northeast Michigan, which also marks the 1,460 consecutive day she has found somewhere to chalk her... more »»

Book signing

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2 local MDHHS offices to close

May 29, 2015 The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services recently announced the possible closure of two northern Michigan offices in Montmorency County and in Presque Isle County. more »»

No vote on rezoning following hearing

May 29, 2015 PRESQUE ISLE TOWNSHIP — Residents and quarry employees weighed in at a public hearing Thursday for a request from Lafarge Presque Isle Quarry to rezone 19 acres of land. more »»

ARA Farmers Market expanding its reach

May 29, 2015 LINCOLN — The Alcona Recreation Area Farmers Market has expanded its reaches to include not only Alcona County but the neighboring counties of Alpena, Oscoda and Iosco in an effort to continue the... more »»

Massive flooding unlikely to happen in Alpena

May 29, 2015 ALPENA —It would take an unprecedented about of rain, and a failure of all of the dams in and around Alpena to come close to the type of flooding in Texas. more »»

Alcona library appoints new director

May 29, 2015 HARRISVILLE — The Alcona County Library Board of Trustees announced the hiring of Denise Bearre, the current library director of Inkster Public Library, at its board meeting on Wednesday. more »»

NLA to host car show Saturday

May 29, 2015 ALPENA —Car enthusiasts from around the state will gather at Northern Lights Arena Saturday for the second annual indoor car show. The event, which begins at 10 a.m. and wraps up about 3 p.m. more »»

Future ACC enrollment numbers encouraging

May 29, 2015 ALPENA — The Alpena Community College Board of Trustees discussed enrollment and marketing strategies for the coming fall semester during a workshop last week before its meeting. more »»

MSP to host Lunch & Learn program

May 29, 2015 ROGERS CITY — Get savvy about scams and identity theft while enjoying lunch at a Rogers City restaurant at 12:15 p.m. on June 8. more »»

Miss Margy hits the road

May 28, 2015 A new passenger vessel for Shepler’s Mackinac Island Ferry emerged from the shops of Moran Iron Works in Onaway and was hauled to Port Calcite Wednesday. more »»

County still seeking equalization director

May 28, 2015 ALPENA — The Alpena Board of Commissioners may have to pay a bit more to attract a level three equalization director to work full time. more »»

Board agrees on contract for medical services

May 28, 2015 ATLANTA — The Montmorency County Board of Commissioners approved Chair Gene Thornton to sign a contract with Advanced Correctional Healthcare Inc. to cover medical services within the county jail. more »»

Spring mushroom hunt on Saturday

May 28, 2015 The Iosco Conservation District is holding its second annual Spring Mushroom Hunt on Saturday beginning at 11 a.m. more »»

Learning the ropes

May 28, 2015 ALPENA — Ella White Elementary School fifth-graders learned teamwork skills while participating in several different stations on the ropes course at Alpena Community College Wednesday morning. more »»

Musicians to play downtown again this year

May 28, 2015 ALPENA — Last year the Alpena Downtown Development Authority allowed select musicians from the area to perform downtown. more »»



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