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All Saints Catholic School teacher Alicia Dietz and two of her students recently gave a presentation to the Alpena Lions Club about plastics pollution. Pictured are Lions President Paulette Roznowski, Dietz and students Kayla Wagner and Janie Beaubien.

All Saints teacher, students share about plastics pollution

Alicia Dietz, junior high teacher at All Saints Catholic School, was the speaker at last week’s meeting of the Alpena Lions Club. She was accompanied by six of her students. Two of the students, Kayla Wagner and Janie Beaubien, assisted her. Program chair for the meeting was Bernie Lamp ...

NWTF chapter’s annual banquet honors four scholarship winners

Friends and members of the Black Mountain Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation met for the 18th annual Hunter Heritage and Scholarship Awards Banquet at the Posen Community Center. Guests of honor were the four scholarship recipients, seniors Izaiah Hincka, Kelsey Jakubcin, George ...

Library to host Michigan Notable Book author

Alpena County Library will host an author talk with Michigan Notable Book author William Rapai on March 23 at 6 p.m. He has written “Lake Invaders: Invasive Species” and “Battle for the Future of the Great Lakes.” There are more than 180 exotic species in the Great Lakes. Some, such ...

Perfect cast serves up ACT’s ‘You Can’t Take It With You’

Winter has gone on long enough here in Northeast Michigan, so any chance to temporarily escape its grip is welcome. A few hours spent at Alpena Civic Theatre enjoying “You Can’t Take it With You” – set in the midst of a sweltering summer in New York City – does the trick. It’s ...

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Winners of the 2017 Optimist Club Essay Contest, Constance Fluharty, left, took third place and Lara King, right, took second place. Not pictured is the first place winner, Trevor Roznowski.

Optimists award essay contest winners

The Optimist Club of Alpena recently awarded three area students for the essays they submitted in the Optimist Club Essay Contest. Trevor Roznowski, a senior at Alpena High School and son of Jason and Melanie Roznowski of Hillman, took first place, Lara King, a 15-year-old student at Alpena ...

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Help for new textbooks

Larry Fuhrman, Rogers City Family Fare Store Director, presents a $1,000 check to St. Ignatius Catholic School on behalf of SpartanNash and the Direct Your Dollars program. St. Ignatius was the second school in the state to collect $150,000 in original receipts. The program gives store guests a ...

Senior center cribbage winners announced

The Alpena Senior Citizens Center cribbage league wrapped up is 2017 season on March 6 with a dinner, tournament and prizes. Winners of the regular season were: First place: His Knobs/Her Heels (Rod and Denise Borchard) Second place: Ho-Ke (Ed Homant and Jeff Kenne) Third place: ...

Alpena County 4-H hosts Youth Day

On March 4, 85 4-H members from Alpena County came together to compete alongside each other in project categories ranging from woodworking, shooting sports, veterinarian science, STEM, and more. Youth Day gives 4-H members the opportunity to showcase their winter projects and all the hard work ...

Parkinson group meets March 20

The Alpena area Parkinson Support Group will hold their regular meeting on March 20 from 1-3 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church on Ripley Blvd. Presentations for the meeting will be from Mid Michigan Medical Center-Alpena. There will be three LSVT trained therapists. OT Connie Adamiak, ...

ACC holding full schedule of community ed classes

The Volunteer Center at Alpena Community College has a full slate of community education classes scheduled for March. • March 16: ACC Community Education presents Juicing & Raw Foods for Health with Joan Prentice from 5-7 p.m. Learn food preparation methods that improve nutrition and ...

Flute&Friends concert on Sunday

The eighth annual “Flute&Friends” will be Sunday at Trinity Episcopal Church in Alpena. Directed by MaryAnn Hubbard, the concert will begin at 2 p.m. and feature several local instrumentalists, vocalists and flutists. Admission is $5 per person at the door. Weavers Guild meets ...

Halls establish scholarship with ACC Foundation

Longtime community supporters Beach and Marianne (Kellie) Hall of Rogers City recently established an endowed scholarship fund with the Alpena Community College Foundation, using a part of their Individual Retirement Account minimum required distribution, an easy and tax-friendly way to help ...

Margot Dorn Dutcher leaves lasting impact at ACC

As part of a thoughtful and well-planned trust, Margot Dorn Dutcher left a significant bequest to the Alpena Community College Foundation for the establishment of an endowed scholarship fund. The Margot Dorn Dutcher Scholarship will provide full-time non-traditional students who are ...

AHS grad touring Albania with company

Liz Meier of Alpena, a student at Northwestern College in Orange City, Iowa, is a member of the college's Drama Ministries Ensemble and is touring and performing dramas from the Bible in Albania during spring break until March 14. Meier is a senior and is majoring in English teaching at ...

Library to host events

The Alpena County Library will be hosting Tiny Tots programs on Thursday and March 16. The program runs from 10-11 a.m., for 0-24 months children and caregiver/parent. No registration is needed. On March 14, the library will be offering a Preschool Play Date from 10-11 a.m. This program is ...

Aid by the Dozen holds meeting

Lori Zeller's home was the choice for the Aid by the Dozen's monthly meeting. The members enjoyed a tour of the newly remodeled Villeneuve Road home. After dinner President Catherine Murphy called the meeting. The monthly donation went to the baby pantry, thank you notes were shared and ...

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Celebrating Dr. Seuss

Courtesy Photo Polly Hunter’s first grade class at Ella White recently celebrated Dr. Seuss’ birthday. They made green eggs and ham. The children made a graph showing whether or not they liked green eggs and ham. They made “Cat in the Hat” hats. They read Dr. Seuss books. They learned ...

8th Annual ‘Flute&Friends’ Sunday

The eighth annual “Flute&Friends” will be Sunday at Trinity Episcopal Church in Alpena. Directed by MaryAnn Hubbard, the concert will begin at 2 p.m. and feature several local instrumentalists, vocalists and flutists. The “Flute&Friends” concept was developed eight years ...

Mayo, wings, butter: ‘Fake milk’ is the latest food fight

NEW YORK (AP) — Is “fake milk” spoiling the dairy industry’s image? Dairy producers are calling for a crackdown on the almond, soy and rice “milks” they say are masquerading as the real thing and cloud the meaning of milk. A group that advocates for plant-based products, the Good ...