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Salvation Army begins Red Kettle campaign

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ALPENA — Volunteers and staff with the Salvation Army have begun the annual Red Kettle donation campaign with bell ringers at area businesses collecting donations for Christmas. Capt. Amy Cedervall said bell ringing this year began Nov. 10 at most businesses but Friday will be the full ...

Council briefed on medical marijuana regulatory issues

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ALPENA — Members of Alpena Municipal Council will have to consider a host of new state laws going into effect in December concerning medical marijuana facilities in the state. On Monday, Development Director Adam Poll briefed council on the ever-changing landscape of medical marijuana ...

Drone classes for credits at ACC in spring

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ALPENA — When spring semester starts for Alpena Community College new courses can be taken for credit. “This is the cumulation of the whole project. It’s starting on Jan. 19 and that is the pilot exam prep course,” trade adjustment grant Director Dawn Stone said. If people want ...

Sanctuary to host ROV open house Dec. 16

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ALPENA — This December families have another chance to work on science skills. The Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary will have another ROV open house from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Dec. 16 at the Maker’s Space at the Great Lakes Maritime Heritage Center in Alpena. The event is open to ...

APS board receives audit for 2017

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ALPENA — The Alpena Public Schools Board of Education reviewed its 2017 audit for the fiscal year ending June 30 with auditors Phil Straley and Mark Sandula of Straley, Lamp & Kraenzlien P.C. on Monday. “Alpena Public School is a big organization and that will be noticed across ...

Boil advisory lifted for Alpena, township

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ALPENA — A break in one of the main water pipes at the water plant in Alpena forced a water boil advisory for all of the City of Alpena and a portion of Alpena Township this weekend. The repairs to the line were fixed and the advisory was lifted at about 10 a.m. Sunday. According to ...

Eagling makes career change to EMT, loves it

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ALPENA — Being trained as an EMT can often lead to other exciting opportunities. That is exactly what happened to Emily Eagling after she was recruited by Long Rapids Township to join the volunteer fire department and became an EMT. Eagling, who worked as a pharmacy technician and in ...

Having fun

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Photo by Pamela A. Brunn Christian comedian Melody Kemp of Little Old Ladies Productions of Gaylord, pulled an audience member and dressed her up as a baby. Free Methodist Church of Alpena invited the community to share in pampering sessions throughout the evening. There were about 100 women ...

Alpena Buck Pole winners announced

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The winners from the Alpena Buck Pole have been announced. The event was hosted by Dr. David Dargis, as well as Thunder Bay River Restaurant on opening day. Prizes were awarded to the 15 largest deer, as well as coolest buck, best teen buck and best buck shot by a lady. Alpena Buck Pole ...

Hillman Buck Pole winners announced

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There were 20 buck at the Hillman Buck Pole hosted by the Hillman Area Chamber of Commerce. Brody Appelgren won the youth largest rack, Ethan Brandt won the largest rack, Ashleigh Chapmin won the largest female antlers, Wyatt Barrie won the heaviest nuck by a man, and Deeann Karos won the ...

Sanborn Twp. buck pole winners announced

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The winners of the 17th annual Sanborn Township Bigger and Better Bucks buck pole were: 1. Robert Adrian 11 point 116 3/8 bc 2. John Carl 11 point 115 2/8 bc 3. Ryan Meyer 7 point 114 5/8 bc. 4. Kevin Ratz 8 point 113 5/8 bc. 5. John Bilbo 9 point 113 3/8 bc. 6. Ronald ...

Woman shares story of addiction, recovery with AHS students

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ALPENA — On Friday, students at Alpena High School were able to listen to Alina Branscombe, who is currently recovering after an addiction to drugs and alcohol. Branscombe shared her story about how she went to eight long-term residential treatment centers and went through a long battle with ...

Sunrise Mission opting out of gov’t funding

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ALPENA — Organizers at the Sunrise Mission, Alpena’s homeless shelter, will be opting out of taking an estimated $100,000 in government funding this year because of a rule change. Director John Ritter said the funding, which is distrubuted to the shelter through the State of Michigan ...

911 board votes to go with new $90K system

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LINCOLN — The Alcona County 911 board recently voted to purchase a new dispatch center system that will cost $90,000, according to 911 Director Jeffrey Brackett. Brackett said the system will be installed at the Alcona County Sheriff Department beginning in February and there should be ...

True North sets winter concert series schedule

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True North Radio Network has announce its 2017 Winter Concert Series. The concert series features five dates, all at the APlex Ballroom. This lineup features crowd favorites and great party bands. The first concert will be a joint effort with True North Radio Network and the APlex. It will ...

Spaghetti dinner

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News Photo by Jason Ogden William Craft of Alpena serves up spaghetti and meat sauce in a to-go container during the final Under His Wings Christian Fellowship monthly spaghetti dinner and bake sale. According to Craft this is the church’s final dinner for the season. He said the dinners ...

Every day should be Veteran’s Day

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ALPENA — Men and women who serve in the military are officially honored and remembered on holidays such as Memorial Day and Veteran’s Day, but they are also in the thoughts of by many each day of the year. Most people know someone who is in the military, or has served during times of war ...

Looks delicious

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News Photo by Jason Ogden Staff at the Alpena Senior Citizens Center, left to right, Matt Gepford, Deborah Edgar, Sherry Millard and Liz Cavanaugh serve a Thanksgiving dinner to Alpena resident Joan Smolinski. According to Tracy Niedzwiecki of the center served nearly 450 Thanksgiving dinners ...

Alpena breaks 2 weather records last week

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ALPENA — The continuing roller coaster weather in Alpena has established another pair of records in the last week. A cold spell last week set a low temperature record and rainfall Wednesday established a new mark. According to National Weather Service Meteorologist in Gaylord Kevin ...

Drain on the budget

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ALPENA — A large leak found at Plaza Pool Thursday has resulted in the pool being closed indefinitely as repairs to the pool and its deck are made. It is estimated about 500,000 gallon of water drained from the pool before the leak was detected. The pool holds 163,000 gallons when ...