LANSING – Rep. Sue Allor of Wolverine announced her November office hours for residents of Alpena, Presque Isle, Alcona, and Iosco counties and parts of Cheboygan County.

TAWAS CITY – At a special meeting of the Tawas Area Schools (TAS) Board of Education on Oct. 28, Superintendent John Klinger presented a proposal from Athletic Director Matt Unke for the district to join a newly formed athletic conference for football only. 

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LIVONIA, Mich., Nov. 12, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Tegrit Software Ventures Inc. (Tegrit) has been awarded a Top Workplaces 2019 honor by The Detroit Free Press. The list is based solely on employee feedback gathered through a third-party survey administered by research partner Energage, LLC, a leading provider of technology-based employee engagement tools. The anonymous survey measures several aspects of workplace culture, including alignment, execution, and connection, just to name a few.

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PLYMOUTH, Mich., Nov. 12, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Leveraging big data analytics to help reduce illness and increase productivity with buildings, the arbnco Real-time Commissioning feature is now integrated with Arc Skoru Inc. as part of the company's Arc performance platform. The integration allows users to seamlessly exchange to real-time indoor environmental quality monitoring, energy use, and ENERGY Star benchmarks between the arbnco and Arc platforms. This provides unprecedented capabilities to measure building efficiency and promote occupant health and well-being.

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GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., Nov. 12, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- HuntWise(TM), a digital platform for the hunting industry, today announced that it secured additional product partnerships with New York-based bow maker Elite Archery; Portland, Oregon-based outdoor equipment and tool retailer Leatherman; Muskegon, Michigan-based performance, hunting and casual odor-controlling apparel company ScentLok Technologies; and international hunting excursions company Worldwide Trophy as part of the HuntWise 500K , the largest ever giveaway in industry history. Introduced in 2017 by Sportsman Tracker - the ultimate hunting and fishing toolset that allows users to locate, log, report, and predict for all of their hunting and fishing activities - HuntWise has gained national recognition from passionate outdoor enthusiasts and prominent investors alike since its debut in the tech startup scene. The app, used by over 1.5 million hunters, offers peak hunting time predictions for popular North American game, as well as advanced GPS mapping tools.

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TROY, Mich., Nov. 12, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Plex Systems today announced that Gartner has recognized it as a Challenger in the 2019 Magic Quadrant for Manufacturing Execution Systems.(1) For this report, Gartner evaluates vendors on their Completeness of Vision and Ability to Execute. Plex is positioned furthest for Completeness of Vision in the Challengers quadrant and has improved its position on Ability to Execute compared to the previous year.

HALE – There’s an old basketball saying that you can’t lose or win a game in the first quarter. Thankfully that holds true in volleyball as well, as Hale overcame a sluggish first set in its home Division 4 district championship game Thursday, to pick up a four-set win 16-25, 25-9, 25-8 and …

TAWAS CITY – Tawas Area made the long trek to Chippewa Hills on Monday, Nov. 4. The Lady Braves battled Standish-Sterling in both teams’ Division 2 district opener, but came up short 25-16, 22…

TAWAS CITY – Tawas Area senior Alysse Russo has put in the work to be a successful high school softball player. Now, Russo is hoping that translate to success at the next level as she recently…

STANDISH – The already shorthanded Oscoda girls swimming and diving team was even more shorthanded for the Independent Swim Conference dual at Standish-Sterling on Tuesday, Oct. 29. 

If you’ve ever been a pet parent, you know animals love to explore and taste just about everything in their path. Unfortunately, there are things at home that our furry friends shouldn’t eat. In fact, according to the ASPCA in 2018, the Animal Poison Control Center (APCC) received an average of 1,200 calls daily and assisted 266,554 animals.

For the past 24 years, Arthur Dilg did some pretty fun things, including taking his wife, Marilyn, on multiple trips to Germany to visit family. The semi-retired Christ Episcopal Church clergyman also had a chance to be a part of some blessed events, including baptizing the majority of his nine grandchildren and seven great grandchildren as well as countless others outside the family. He performed numerous weddings, and he and Marilyn were able to celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary six years ago.

While the weather on Oct. 31, 2019 brought in rain, wind and cold temperatures, that didn’t deter event goers from getting out and showing off their costumes. The annual event is sponsored by the East Tawas Business Association.

STANDISH – Siusan O’Rourke and Zig Zeitler will perform at the Northeast Art Center, located at the corner of Grove Road and US-23, a half-mile north of the Standish traffic light on Sunday, Nov. 10 at 2 p.m.