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Upcoming events at the Alpena Senior Citizens Center

Monday low impact exercises lead by instructors who are certified by the Arthritis Foundation at 9:30 a.m. and Euchre at 12:30 pm. "New Medicare Card Information" with Kitty Glomski at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday Spitzer at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday low impact exercises lead by instructors who are certified b


MICHIGAN GHOST TOWN: The Old Lumber Town of Spruce, Alcona County

On the northern border of Alcona County - just below the border of Alpena County - lies the village of Spruce in Caledonia Township. These days, Spruce is considered to be a 'ghost town' even though there are still a handful of residents...but it's a shell of it's former, prosperous self when it was

99WFMK.COM - 2018-03-19 07:00:00

No injuries reported in Oscoda blaze

OSCODA - The Oscoda Township Fire Department (OTFD) responded to a structure fire on March 3 and, at press time, OTFD Chief Allan MacGregor said he suspects the home will be considered a total loss. The OTFD was dispatched to the single dwelling fire at about 2 p.m., which broke out at the 1932 E. R

IOSCONEWS.COM - 2018-03-20 14:22:00

Oscoda makes moves toward potential millage for township police department

The millage advisory committee for Oscoda Township has shared that a 1.5 mill levy, spanning six years, would not only enhance the services of the police department, but would also aid in budget stabilization. Board of trustees members voted recently to move forward with the proposal, which means th

IOSCONEWS.COM - 2018-03-20 14:20:00

Terry Dutcher, Jolene Senn interviewed for county board

TAWAS CITY - The Iosco County Board of Commissioners completed interviews last week to fill its District 2 commissioner seat, vacated by Jeffrey Johnston on Feb. 28. By statute, the commission must appoint a replacement within 30 days. Commissioners said they plan to make a decision at its meeting h

IOSCONEWS.COM - 2018-03-20 14:18:00

OTFD dive team trains for icy emergencies

OSCODA - Regardless of the weather, the Oscoda Township Fire Department Dive Team is prepared to go into the county's lakes, rivers or streams, during an emergency. This means even in subzero temperatures, according to department Chief Allan MacGregor. Recently the dive team completed winter ice div

IOSCONEWS.COM - 2018-03-20 14:45:00

Townships to join forces on county bike path engineering

OSCODA - Plans may be changing for the preliminary engineering funding related to the Iosco Exploration Trail (IET), as three involved municipalities are seeking to join forces to expedite the process. The non-motorized pathway, which will stretch 34 miles and connect Oscoda to Hale, will be part of

IOSCONEWS.COM - 2018-03-20 14:15:00

Residents petition to keep State Theater sign

ALPENA - Since news broke about AMC Theaters intentions to remove a portion of the marquee at the State Theater, word has spread on social media and a petition to save the marquee has been circulating online to keep the sign up. As of Thursday afternoon more than 2,600 people had signed the petition


When it comes to gun violence 'enough is enough'

Wednesday's National School Walkout was one of three marches and walkouts taking place over the next month. Alpena High School was one of more than 85 schools in Michigan to walk out of their classrooms as a stand against gun violence in honor of the Parkland victims. For 17 minutes, students across


MidMichigan Medical Center Alpena Unveils New Patient Tower Plans

MidMichigan Medical Center Alpena is on the move. The hospital is planning on making major changes. MidMichigan Medical Center Alpens is looking to make patients and their families more relaxed during their stay at the medical center. The hospital showcased new plans and photos of the future patient


State Theater sign will see some changes

News Photo by Steve Schulwitz The historic STATE logo at the top of the marquee at State Theater will be taken down in the coming weeks. Owner AMC intends to add its own lettering, but will keep the lower portion of the marquee in place. A plan to preserve the sign is being explored. ALPENA - In the


No Injuries or Damages in Chimney Fire

The Alpena Township Fire Department was called to a fire investigation Monday afternoon. Around 2:30 pm the Township discovered a chimney fire of off Long Lake Road. Residents of the home were able to make it outside as crews worked on the roof and basement. The fire started inside of the chimney an


12 Alpena County Sheriff's Office Deputies to Wear New Body Cameras

You know the phrase: 'all eyes are on you?' Well that's what will be happening when if you are interacting with the Alpena County Sheriff's Office. This Thursday, March 15th, 12 law enforcement deputies will start wearing body cameras. Working with Axon for over 6 months LaBarge said he's confident


HUNT, MSP Troopers arrest suspects in meth case

On March 8, 2018, based on information developed by the Huron Undercover Narcotics Team (HUNT), Troopers from the Michigan State Police Alpena Post conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle that contained a male and female individual suspected of being involved in the manufacturing of methamphetamine. O


Memories of Dad's career

My Dad retired this year. After a full lifetime of skinned knuckles, long shifts, and responsibility, Dad was able to turn off his alarm clock. Neither of us are morning people so I think I know how rewarding that simple thing may be. When my mom retired from Alpena Public Schools a few years ago