Public Articles

Youth serves as election inspector

Courtney Winter

A Caledonia Township youth who has never voted in an election and won’t be of age to vote for another year worked as an election inspector for Alcona Township during the Presidential primary on March 10.

Courtney Winter, the 17-year-old daughter of Cindy Smith and Wayne Winter, said she got interested in government after attending the Washington DC Close-up trip she took with peers from Alcona High School last summer.

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Deadline for Business Relief Grants is April 3

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Working through the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC), Target Alpena will be processing applications for grants on their behalf for the following five counties – Alcona, Alpena, Cheboygan, Iosco, and Presque Isle. Go to for more information on criteria and the application process. Applications and materials must be turned in by 5 p.m. on Friday, April 3 to be considered. Contact Alpena Area Chamber of Commerce with questions (989) 354-4181.

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PopUp Pantry is April 1 and 8

A PopUp Food Panty will be held Wednesday, April 1 and Wednesday, Apirl 8, 2020 at the Alcona Community School in Lincoln. The pantry will be open from 4 p.m. until the food is gone. For your safety and the safety of others, this will be a “drive-through” type distribution. Please remain in your vehicle. Food will be ditrubited on a first come, first serve basis and supplied are limited. 

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Alcona School District, ACCOA develop food distribution plan

Feeding families and individuals in need has become the focus of Alcona Community Schools and the Alcona County Commission on Aging (ACCOA) during a time of state mandated school, business and public gathering closures.

These closures, which remain in effect until the end of March, are impacting just about every aspect of the community – especially those in need of food. To help combat hunger, derived from the closing of the schools and senior center congregate meals, the school district and the ACCOA are developing food distribution locations for those who need it. Both are working toward having the least amount of human contact as possible.

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