Alger County

Alger County

Aug 4, 2018


Renewal of .5 mills over 5 years for operation of the Alger County 911 Emergency Telephone Dispatch System

Yes:  1,581   No:  391

Renewal of .2968 mills over 6 years for library operations

Yes:  1,348   No:  607

.75 mills over 4 years for operation of the Alger Transit Authority

Yes:  1,283   No:  683

A .25-mill increase over 10 years for the Alger Conservation District

Yes:  1,130   No:  798



ROCK RIVER TOWNSHIP, MI--   Michigan State Police are investigating a fatal house fire in Alger County.

Troopers from the Munising detachment were called to N5113 ET Road Saturday around 1 a.m. Firefighters from the Rock River Township Fire Department discovered remains inside the house after the flames were 


The house itself was completely destroyed.

The cause of the fire has yet to be determined, but foul play is not suspected.

No names have yet been released.

UPDATE:  Officials say the man has been identified as Jason Bashor, 34, of Maryland. The woman is Shaena Hicks, 34, of Virginia.


SHINGLETON, MI--   An Alger County snowmobile accident has killed one person and injured another. 

WLUC-TV reports it happened Sunday around 1:20 p.m. about a mile west of M-94 on Trail #8 in Shingleton. Officials say two snowmobiles operated by a 34-year-old man and 34-year-old woman were westbound when they failed to negotiate a curve. The machines left the trail and struck several trees.

Alger County

Nov 1, 2017


Partial term ending 1/1/2019

  • Rich Rossway, Republican  7,136
  • Sara Cambensy, Democrat  9,944
  • Wade Roberts, Green  218


$7.25 million bonding proposal for the remodeling, equipping and re-equipping and furnishing and refurnishing school buildings; acquiring, installing, equipping or re-equipping school buildings for instructional technology; and developing, improving and equipping sites.

ALGER COUNTY, MI--   A Marquette County man is hospitalized, following a crash in Alger County.

Troopers from the Negaunee Post say it happened Sunday around 1:15 a.m. on M-94 near Rumley Road. Investigation indicates the 46-year-old driver had been eastbound when he lost control of his vehicle, went off the roadway, and overturned.

The man was taken to UPHS-Marquette with serious injuries.

Troopers say alcohol is suspected to be a factor in the crash, which remains under investigation. 

Alger County

Aug 7, 2017

REPRESENTATIVE IN STATE LEGISLATURE – 109TH District  (Partial term ending 1/1/2019)

Democrat (vote for not more than one)

  • Sara Cambensy 3,477
  • Tom Curry  386
  • Joe Derocha  2,435
  • Jeremy Hosking  3,344


  • Rich Rossway  558


MUNISING, MI (AP)--   A federal appeals court has ruled in favor of a Munising police officer who fatally shot an unarmed man after an Alger County car chase that reached 100 miles per hour. 

MUNISING, MI--    An Alger County man has been found guilty of sexually assaulting a juvenile. 

Thomas Lemoine was accused of assaulting the victim at an AuTrain campground in July of 2014.  He was arrested by Michigan State Police on April 6 of this year.

Troopers say Lemoine was found guilty of second-degree criminal sexual conduct involving a juvenile less than 13 years of age by an Alger County jury on December 2.  He was taken into custody and will remain at the Alger County Jail until his January sentencing.  

Alger County

Nov 2, 2016



Vote for 2

Thomas Balmes, Democrat--253

Kristy Cota, Democrat--275

John Carr, NPA--324


ALGER COUNTY, MI--   The search for a missing Manistee County woman has come to an unfortunate end.

The body of Malvika Deshmukh, 28, of Bear Lake was found Saturday, October 29 in Alger County. 

Michigan State Police Detective Sarah Krebs says Deshmukh was near her vehicle, which was found in a remote area near the North Country Trail Head near Rock River Road on September 23.  Krebs says the cause of death is being determined, but foul play is not suspected at this time.