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APS To Mandate Mask Use Effective Tuesday Mon, 20 Sep 2021 06:02:51 EDT
It was probably a matter of time and comes as no surprise with increasing levels of Coronavirus Cases - as Alpena Public School Officials say they are implementing mask requirements for all...
Bids for Syllabus Management System Mon, 20 Sep 2021 06:02:18 EDT
During their most recent meeting (September 16th), Alpena Community College Board members approved a bid for the purchase of a syllabus system.
Gas Prices Drop Slightly - But For How Long Mon, 20 Sep 2021 06:01:14 EDT
The state average price of $3.16 ($3.15.8) for a gallon of regular gas was down by just over two cents (2.2) in the past week, but was a dollar ten ($1.10.1) higher than last year.
Monday State News Summary Mon, 20 Sep 2021 06:36:30 EDT
LAWMAKER GRANTED PPO AGAINST STATE REP A lawyer for a Michigan State Representative accused of domestic abuse says he will review and possibly challenge a personal protection order that...
Man Finds Skull Underwater Sun, 19 Sep 2021 06:01:30 EDT
A man made a recent discovery as he was removing his dock at his Silver Lake cottage in Golden Township.
Oscoda Twp Police Investigating Homicide Fri, 17 Sep 2021 18:34:10 EDT
Early Friday morning (September 17th), Oscoda Township Police were dispatched to a residence on Cedar Lake Road just north of F-41 in Oscoda Township for a report of a human foot protruding...
TBJHS Rapid Drive-Up Testing Fri, 17 Sep 2021 17:54:56 EDT
Thunder Bay Junior High School will once again be offering drive-up rapid testing for Coronavirus on Saturday (September 18th), from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Maintenance Work Starting Tuesday in Alpena Fri, 17 Sep 2021 17:54:07 EDT
City of Alpena Officials have announced that, beginning Tuesday (September 21st), maintenance work will be performed at various locations on State Avenue between Richardson Street and...
Police Respond To Bomb Threat Fri, 17 Sep 2021 17:53:28 EDT
Police responded to a bomb threat at the Verizon Store in Cheboygan Thursday, near the Cheboygan County building. A suspicious package was found near the front door.
MDARD - Lookout for Spotted Lanternfly Fri, 17 Sep 2021 17:50:29 EDT
The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD) is asking the public to be on the lookout for spotted lanternfly, an invasive insect with the potential to affect...
Fall Turkey Digest Now Available Fri, 17 Sep 2021 17:49:51 EDT
Fall turkey season is going on through November 14th and information about fall turkey regulations, management units, hunting hours and more is available in the Fall Turkey Digest The...
TBJHS Rapid Drive-Up Testing Fri, 17 Sep 2021 14:32:36 EDT
Thunder Bay Junior High School will once again be offering drive-up rapid testing for Coronavirus on Saturday (September 18th), from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Alpena Commissioners - Bail Out Plaza Pool Fri, 17 Sep 2021 06:02:33 EDT
The Alpena County Commissioner Finance Committee is recommending the full board approve taking 10-thousand dollars ($10,000.00) from contingency funds to bail out the Plaza Pool.
Friday State News Summary Fri, 17 Sep 2021 07:08:23 EDT
BOMB THREAT CHEBOYGAN Police responded to a bomb threat at the Verizon Store in Cheboygan Thursday....near the Cheboygan County building.
Unemployment Insurance Claimants Issued New Cards Thu, 16 Sep 2021 20:05:42 EDT
The Unemployment Insurance Agency (UIA) is reminding claimants who receive their benefit payment on a debit card that a new debit card for accessing their funds was issued by U.S. Bank.
Questions Over Court Grant Funding Thu, 16 Sep 2021 06:02:37 EDT
Several questions arose and changes are in the works for 88th District Court grant funding for drug court programs.
MI Jobless Rate Edged Down in August Thu, 16 Sep 2021 06:01:37 EDT
Michigan’s seasonally adjusted jobless rate displayed little change in August, edging down by a tenth of a percentage point to 4.7 percent, according to data released by the Michigan...
ESD Approves Creating New Position Thu, 16 Sep 2021 06:01:16 EDT
During their most recent meeting (September 9th), AMA-ESD Board members approved creating a new position of a Bachelor’s Level Social Worker Officials sat students across AMA ESD’s...
Thursday State News Summary Thu, 16 Sep 2021 06:41:32 EDT
STATE REP INVESTIGATION State Police are now investigating a State Representative accused by a colleague of domestic abuse.
Second Avenue Parking and Sidewalk Closure in Alpena Wed, 15 Sep 2021 17:14:57 EDT
City of Alpena officials have announced that, beginning Thursday (September 16th), the parallel parking stall and sidewalk on the north side of Second Avenue, between River Street and...
MSP - 779 Road Deaths So Far This Year Wed, 15 Sep 2021 16:42:36 EDT
The Michigan State Police has released the number of road deaths in Michigan so far this year. 28 people died on Michigan roadways since last week making a total of 779 this year.
Alpena DDA Meets With Light Agenda Wed, 15 Sep 2021 06:01:16 EDT
Alpena Downtown Development Authority board members met Tuesday with a light agenda. One item reviewed included replacement of and searching for a Marketing and Outreach Coordinator.
Wednesday State News Summary Wed, 15 Sep 2021 06:11:09 EDT
VULNERABLE ADULT LEGISLATION Legislation to help protect vulnerable adults from financial exploitation was unanimously passed by the state Senate on Tuesday.
Alpena Township Announces Road Closure Tue, 14 Sep 2021 17:13:09 EDT
Charter Township of Alpena officials have announced that Long Rapids Road, between Kelly Drive and Woodland Drive, in Alpena, will have intermittent lane closure for utility repairs on...
Alpena County Library Pauses Public Services for Move Tue, 14 Sep 2021 17:12:29 EDT
The Alpena County Library will be pausing services to the public on Friday (September 17th) at noon in both temporary locations to prepare for the move back into the library building.
Allor Announces September Office Hours Tue, 14 Sep 2021 17:08:51 EDT
State Representative Sue Allor, has announced upcoming in-person opportunities for people to meet with their state representatives.
DHD4 Gives Isolation and Quarantine Reminders Tue, 14 Sep 2021 06:02:36 EDT
With the increase of Coronavirus cases in the area, District Health Department Number 4 (DHD4), would like to inform area residents that if you test positive, you may not receive a call...
AMA ESD Board Approved Finances for August Tue, 14 Sep 2021 06:02:20 EDT
During their most recent meeting (September 9th), Alpena Montmorency Alcona Educational Service District Board of Education members reviewed and accepted financial statements for the month...
Montmorency Agencies - 81 Calls for Service Tue, 14 Sep 2021 06:01:04 EDT
Emergency response agencies in Montmorency county were sent to 81 calls for service in the past week. Deputies made one arrest, which was a drug arrest.
Fire on Saginaw Street in Alpena Mon, 13 Sep 2021 17:50:56 EDT
Alpena City firefighters responded to a reported house fire Monday morning (September 13th) in the 400 block of Saginaw Street.
Long Rapids Road Closure on Tuesday Mon, 13 Sep 2021 17:47:15 EDT
The Alpena County Road Commission has announced that Long Rapids Road between M-65 and Keating Road will again be closed to through traffic Tuesday (September 13th), from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Alcona County Agencies - 72 Complaints Mon, 13 Sep 2021 17:46:17 EDT
Alcona County emergency response agencies responded to 72 calls for service in the past week ending Sunday. Deputies made 22 traffic stops, issued one citation and made one arrest.
Motorcycle Accident in Alpena Mon, 13 Sep 2021 01:17:52 EDT
A motorcyclist got into an accident on Bolton Road in Alpena Township Sunday afternoon (September 13th). The driver is said to have received minor injuries.
Single Airplane Crash at PI County Airport Mon, 13 Sep 2021 01:14:04 EDT
On Saturday (September 11th), at about 7:50 a.m., the Rogers City Police Department responded to the Presque Isle County Airport for a single airplane injury accident reported by the...
PI Sheriff - Over 3,500 Miles Traveled Mon, 13 Sep 2021 01:13:24 EDT
Presque Isle County Sheriff Department officials say their deputies traveled over 3,500 miles (3,514) while on patrol in the past week.
ACC Board Acknowledged Gifts and Pledges Mon, 13 Sep 2021 01:12:25 EDT
As part of their recent meeting, Alpena Community College (ACC) Board of Trustees reviewed pledges and gifts received by the college and its foundation between June 9th and August 10th.
Gas Prices Decrease Slightly Mon, 13 Sep 2021 01:46:41 EDT
The state average price of $3.18 ($3.18) for a gallon of regular gas decreased more than three cents (3.1) in the past week, which is less than $1.14 higher ($1.13.7) than last year.
Pure MI Launches Fall Campaign Mon, 13 Sep 2021 01:09:26 EDT
Michigan’s 19 million acres of forests will be on full display with colorful canopies of crimsons, oranges and golds.
Boat/Trailer Raffle Takes Place Sun, 12 Sep 2021 06:05:28 EDT
The Thunder Bay River Center’s raffle of the boat/trailer from the Boat House took place recently. Officials say all of the 1,000 tickets were sold and there were many donations as well.
Sleep and Alzheimer's Sun, 12 Sep 2021 06:03:20 EDT
If you're 65 and older, getting enough sleep could be the key to protecting yourself from declining cognition.
New Photos Released Detailing 9-11 Sun, 12 Sep 2021 06:01:23 EDT
A new photographic documentary was released this week by University of Michigan professor David Turnley, and offers new close-up encounters of the moments before and after both towers fell...
APS Releases Statement Regarding AHS Threat Fri, 10 Sep 2021 17:50:17 EDT
Alpena Public School (APS) officials sent out a press release regarding the recent Alpena High School (AHS) threat, causing the school to close on Friday (September 10th).
Remembering 20 Years Ago -- 9-11 Now Patriot Day Fri, 10 Sep 2021 16:52:18 EDT
There certainly have been numerous changes in the world and the way we live our lives in the wake of what is simply referred to as 9-11, or officially as Patriots Day, commemorating the...
Staff and Students of Maple Ridge Remembered 9/11 Fri, 10 Sep 2021 16:51:38 EDT
Twenty years ago, school kids wanted to find ways to honor the victims and their families of the terrorist attack on the World Trade Centers on September 11th, 2001, and Alpena Public...
Long Rapids Road Closure on Monday Fri, 10 Sep 2021 16:50:59 EDT
The Alpena County Road Commission has announced that Long Rapids Road between M-65 and Keating Road will be closed to through traffic Monday (September 13th), from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
City of Alpena Receives Award for Financial Excellence Fri, 10 Sep 2021 16:50:42 EDT
At the most recent Alpena City Council meeting (September 7th), City Manager Rachel Smolinski told the council about the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and...
Alpena High School Closed Today Fri, 10 Sep 2021 06:03:28 EDT
Officials of Alpena Public Schools say that Alpena High School - and only the high school - will be closed today.
Annual Posen Potato Festival Fri, 10 Sep 2021 06:01:26 EDT
It started as a way for farmers to get together and talk about the annual potato harvest, but has since grown into one of Michigan's oldest festivals and favorite end of summer - start of...
Deer Hunting Preview Issued By DNR Fri, 10 Sep 2021 06:01:07 EDT
The Michigan Department of Natural Resources has released its annual deer hunting preview just ahead of the deer hunting seasons, which begin this weekend (Saturday 11).
Friday State News Summary Fri, 10 Sep 2021 06:05:37 EDT
PLEAS FOR VACCINATIONS Michigan health and business officials are pleading with people to get vaccinated against COVID-19.
First Deer Hunt of '21 Season This Weekend Thu, 09 Sep 2021 16:51:43 EDT
Michigan’s Liberty Hunt, a firearm deer hunt on private or public lands for youth and hunters with disabilities, is back statewide September 11th to the 12th.
RC Council Considers Ordinance Changes Thu, 09 Sep 2021 06:01:47 EDT
In regular session Tuesday, Rogers City Council members reviewed and took action on some ordinance changes or potential revisions.
Thursday State News Summary Thu, 09 Sep 2021 06:46:47 EDT
BEAR HUNTING SEASON For more than 7,000 hunters, bear season is now underway.
Starlite Beach Splash Pad Closure Wed, 08 Sep 2021 17:28:40 EDT
The City of Alpena has announced that they will close the Starlite Beach Splash Pad for the season on Sunday, (September 12th), at 9 p.m.
Water and Sediment Sampling Ongoing at Alpena CRTC Wed, 08 Sep 2021 17:28:00 EDT
The Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy (EGLE), Remediation and Redevelopment Division (RRD), is conducting water and sediment sampling near the Alpena Combat...
ESD Discusses Board of Governance Document Wed, 08 Sep 2021 17:27:00 EDT
During their most recent meeting (August 12th), AMA ESD Board members discussed a Board Governance Document for the upcoming school year.
MSP - 751 Road Deaths So Far This Year Wed, 08 Sep 2021 17:26:21 EDT
The Michigan State Police has released the number of road deaths in Michigan so far this year. 28 people died on Michigan roadways since last week making a total of 751 this year.
Jury Empaneled As Winfield Trial Gets Underway Wed, 08 Sep 2021 06:02:30 EDT
After various charges were filed over two years ago, the trial of a former special education teacher Heather Winfield got underway Tuesday with selection of a jury.
Wednesday State News Summary Wed, 08 Sep 2021 07:10:31 EDT
STORMS AND POWER OUTAGES Cleanup is underway after the latest round of severe weather moved through Michigan.
Structure Fire on Long Rapids Road Tue, 07 Sep 2021 16:46:14 EDT
A structure fire took place in Alpena on Tuesday (September 7th). It took place at 1582 Long Rapids Road in Alpena at around 1:15 p.m.
Ossineke Man Arrested for Possession of Meth Tue, 07 Sep 2021 16:45:34 EDT
An Ossineke man was arrested for possession of meth, according to the Michigan State Police (MSP). Officials say, on August 24th, at around 3:30 p.m.
Goose Control Hunts Taking Place Soon Tue, 07 Sep 2021 16:44:54 EDT
The City will again this year be conducting Goose Control Hunts at the Alpena County Fairgrounds and Mich-E-Ke-Wis Beach.
You Can Become A Phlebotomist Tue, 07 Sep 2021 16:44:13 EDT
Looking for a new career opportunity ? You can become a phlebotomist ! MidMichigan Health is offering a new training opportunity for individuals interested in becoming a phlebotomist.
Montmorency Agencies - 87 Calls for Service Tue, 07 Sep 2021 06:02:10 EDT
Emergency response agencies in Montmorency county were sent to 87 calls for service in the past week. Deputies made one arrest, which was a drug arrest.
Governor Walks Big Mac Tue, 07 Sep 2021 06:01:11 EDT
As part of recognizing Labor Day, Governor Gretchen Whitmer led the annual walk across the Mackinac Bridge.
Tuesday State News Summary Tue, 07 Sep 2021 06:31:55 EDT
I-94 CONSTRUCTION Starting today, the Michigan Department of Transportation will be repairing pavement and resurfacing portions of 6 miles of westbound I-94 between 23 Mile Road and 29...
Monday State News Summary Mon, 06 Sep 2021 14:43:41 EDT
More people in the Flat Rock area are being told to evacuate their homes, due to toxic fumes coming from a gas leak at Ford's Flat Rock Assembly Plant.
PI Sheriff - Over 4,200 Miles Traveled Mon, 06 Sep 2021 00:42:21 EDT
Presque Isle County Sheriff Department officials say their deputies traveled over 4,200 miles (4,232) while on patrol in the past week.
Gas Prices Continue Increase Mon, 06 Sep 2021 01:17:53 EDT
The state average price of $3.21 ($3.21.1) for a gallon of regular gas increased less than eight cents (7.8) in the past week, which is over a dollar and ten cents higher ($1.10.8) than...
Oscoda PFAS Activists Release New Report on PFAS Mon, 06 Sep 2021 00:39:12 EDT
Oscoda residents and PFAS activists recently held a press conference on the shores of Van Etten Lake to discuss PFAS chemicals at the former Wurtsmith Air Force Base.
Former State Employee Pleads Guilty to Embezzlement Mon, 06 Sep 2021 00:38:33 EDT
A former employee of the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE) pleaded guilty to embezzling from the State, Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel announced...
Your Pooch May Be Stressed Out Sun, 05 Sep 2021 06:03:27 EDT
A new survey says dogs in Michigan are stressed out. The survey - by Certapet - looked at anxiety rates between pups and people in every state.
Michigan Cities - Which Is Best For Grilling Sun, 05 Sep 2021 06:02:28 EDT
With Labor Day weekend here, one might wonder where some Michigan cities rank as far as outdoor grilling ? According to a poll released by Lawn-Love, Michigan's best grilling city was...
Medical Society Asks For Mask Use Sun, 05 Sep 2021 06:01:27 EDT
The Michigan State Medical Society has joined in calls for people to continue wearing masks while indoors in public places, regardless of vaccination status.
Agent Headed To Court Sun, 05 Sep 2021 06:00:28 EDT
An assault case is heading to trial against an FBI agent who led the investigation into an alleged plot to kidnap Governor Gretchen Whitmer.
Road Closure on M-32 on Tuesday Fri, 03 Sep 2021 17:49:57 EDT
Charter Township of Alpena Officials have announced that, M-32, between Elizabeth Street and Walter Street, in Alpena, will have intermittent lane closures on the eastbound side for...
DHD4 COVID Testing Fri, 03 Sep 2021 17:47:49 EDT
Michigan Department of Health and Human Services is providing future Coronavirus testing events in multiple locations in northeast Michigan.
More Covid - Less Vaccinations Fri, 03 Sep 2021 06:02:28 EDT
While reported Coronavirus cases continue to rise in Northeast Lower Michigan, the number of residents getting vaccinated has not.
Alpena Airport Reports August Enplanements Fri, 03 Sep 2021 06:02:08 EDT
The number of passengers flying in and out of the Alpena County Regional Airport rose dramatically from August of 2020 as well as increased from the previous year-to-date total.
City of Alpena Receives Award for Financial Excellence Fri, 03 Sep 2021 06:01:08 EDT
Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) has awarded the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting to the City of Alpena for its...
Friday State News Summary Fri, 03 Sep 2021 06:03:08 EDT
INGHAM COUNTY ORDERS MASKS IN SCHOOLS Ingham County has ordered that masks be worn inside all schools and other educational settings, becoming the 16th county to mandate face coverings...
DHD4 Issues Public Health Advisory Thu, 02 Sep 2021 17:05:11 EDT
District Health Department Number 4 has recently issued a public health advisory regarding the Coronavirus Officials say the virus transmission level for three of DHD4 counties as of the...
New Alpena Jail - No Prisoners For Awhile Thu, 02 Sep 2021 06:02:29 EDT
Due to forces beyond his control, Alpena Sheriff Steve Kieliszewski says a decision has been made to delay prisoner transfers from the old to new Alpena County Jail until October.
AMA ESD Board Approved Finances for July Thu, 02 Sep 2021 06:01:29 EDT
During their most recent meeting, Alpena Montmorency Alcona Educational Service District Board of Education members reviewed and accepted financial statements for the month of July.
Thursday State News Summary Thu, 02 Sep 2021 06:37:52 EDT
EATON COUNTY BROADBAND The Eaton County Broadband Communication Council just launched a new effort to expand and improve high-speed internet access across Eaton County.
Alcona Sheriff's Office Responds to Drug Overdose Wed, 01 Sep 2021 16:57:06 EDT
A man from Harrisville was recently saved from overdosing on heroin by Alcona County EMS and Harrisville First Responders, according to the Alcona County Sheriff's Office.
MSP - 723 Road Deaths So Far This Year Wed, 01 Sep 2021 16:53:18 EDT
The Michigan State Police has released the number of road deaths in Michigan so far this year. 31 people died on Michigan roadways since last week making a total of 723 this year.
Grub Crawl Taking Place September 16th Wed, 01 Sep 2021 06:01:03 EDT
Tickets for the 10th Annual Grub Crawl, held Thursday, September 16th are available! This year features new and returning locations, a beach theme and more.
Wednesday State News Summary Wed, 01 Sep 2021 07:00:41 EDT
COSTS OF CLIMATE CHANGES U.S. officials say climate change is now impacting the health of all Americans. Therefore, the U.S.
ACC Hosting Drive-Up Testing in September Tue, 31 Aug 2021 16:36:04 EDT
Alpena Community College have announced that they are partnering with District Health Department #4 to offer drive-up Coronavirus testing on Wednesdays in September (September 1st, 8th,...
2021 Mackinac Bridge Walk Nears Tue, 31 Aug 2021 06:01:58 EDT
The end of summer is approaching and that means the 2021 Mackinac Bridge Walk on Labor Day (September 6th) is right around the corner.
MI Families Urged to Catch Back Up on Routine Vaccines Tue, 31 Aug 2021 06:01:18 EDT
During Immunization Awareness Month, Governor Gretchen Whitmer and the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) are urging Michigan families to talk to their healthcare...
Trupanion Releases Top 10 Dog Names and Breeds Tue, 31 Aug 2021 06:00:59 EDT
Trupanion, has released its anticipated list of most popular dog names and breeds for 2021. Surveying its database of more than 600,000 pets, they compiled a top 10 list.
Tuesday State News Summary Tue, 31 Aug 2021 05:46:55 EDT
WINNING TICKET Time is running out to claim a more than $200,000 Fantasy 5 jackpot from the Michigan Lottery.
Alpena Council Approves Marina Gas and Fuel Bid Mon, 30 Aug 2021 06:07:23 EDT
During their most recent meeting (August 16th), Alpena City Council members approved a bid for the supply and delivery of recreation gas and diesel fuel for the City of Alpena Marina.
PI Sheriff - Nearly 3,200 Miles Traveled Mon, 30 Aug 2021 06:06:22 EDT
Presque Isle County Sheriff Department officials say their deputies traveled nearly 3,200 miles (3,165) while on patrol in the past week.
Gas Prices Continue To Drop Mon, 30 Aug 2021 06:05:21 EDT
The state average price of $3.13 ($3.13.3) for a gallon of regular gas decreased less than six cents (5.6) in the past week, which is a dollar higher ($0.97.3) than last year.