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Sundin gives State of the City address

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ALPENA — Alpena Municipal Council received its State of the City address from City Manager Greg Sundin Monday night, and although there is still choppy water ahead economically, the city is in fine shape financially and in terms of growth and development. The report reviewed city ...

Area superintendents meet with Allor, Stamas

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LINCOLN — Superintendents from Iosco, Alcona, and Alpena counties met with State Sen. Jim Stamas and Rep. Sue Allor on Monday at Alcona High School to discuss the schools. Alpena-Montmorency-Alcona Educational Service District Superintendent Scott Reynolds said Stamas and Allor met with ...

Committee recommends millage renewal

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ALPENA — It appears voters in Alpena County are going to have an opportunity to renew the youth and recreation millage for a second time in August. If the ballot language is approved by the board of commissioners, the half mill will continue for another four years and generate $455,000 ...

Warm temps not expected to last; precipitation likely

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ALPENA — The warm temperatures expected today won’t last, according to National Weather Service meteorologist Mike Kurz. He said today the temperature will climb from the 40s into the mid 50s, but it will be a dreary day. There is a lot of rain to be expected across the state, he ...

APS adopts AHERA asbestos resolution management plan

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ALPENA — The Alpena Public Schools Board of Education adopted the Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act asbestos management plan indemnification resolution on Monday. Ken McInerney, facilities and transportation director for APS, has been designated to ensure the requirements under ...

Learning a new instrument

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News Photo by Jordan Spence Karen Brindley, Judy M. Nichols, and Pam Borchert play ukuleles at the Madeline Briggs Center Monday in Alpena. The women are part of a group who meet every Monday to play and learn the instrument together.

First time competitors take 1st place

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ALPENA — In its first year, the Hillman Elementary Science Olympiad team won in the Elementary Science Olympiad Regionals on Saturday at Lincoln Elementary. Led by teachers and coaches Gina Robertson and Crystal Vogt, the team practiced every day after school for an hour learning all the ...

Northern Michigan business receives MSF, MEDC funds

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LANSING — Two business expansions and four community revitalization projects that will generate more than $111.4 million in total investment and create 204 jobs around Michigan have received Michigan Strategic Fund approval for support, the Michigan Economic Development Corporation ...

AHS hosts robotics practice driving, teamwork

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ALPENA — Seven teams were at Alpena High School on Sunday to practice driving their robots and learning the new game. Hillman Jr./Sr. High School and Atlanta High School were two of the teams still working on their robots before the competitions begin. Hillman is in its first year after ...

Learning skills:

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ALPENA — Seniors at Alpena High School are participating in the career readiness training through the Alpena Area Chamber of Commerce and Friday some took part in mock job interviews. Local professionals posed as employers and conducted an interview, and the students a potential new ...

Council, planning commission approve CIP

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ALPENA — A special session of Alpena Municipal Council and the Alpena Planning Commission was held Thursday to approve the annual capital improvement plan. Both boards voted to adopt it and now the projects will be considered when the city does its budget. According to Planning and ...

Hinks Elementary trip fundraiser called a success

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ALPENA — Hinks Elementary School fifth-graders held their spaghetti fundraiser on Wednesday for their trip to the Henry Ford Museum and Greenfield Village and the class raised $1,413 toward their trip, including a donation from a local business. Teacher Laura Wolosiewkicz said around 200 ...

Alcona elementary students learning leadership skills

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LINCOLN — The elementary student leadership group is a student leadership group for fifth-graders at Alcona Elementary School to help them transition into being a member of student council in middle school and high school. Teachers Brianna Griffiths and Ali Yokom helped put the group ...

Dental centers to give away bike, helmet

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My Community Dental Centers has announced a statewide month-long sweepstakes that offers children ages 10 and under a chance to win a bicycle and helmet in honor of National Children’s Dental Health Month. One bicycle and helmet will be awarded at each participating MCDC center. In Alpena, ...

Alpena videographer shares his dream on screen

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ALPENA — Alpena resident Zach Irving started Irving Entertainment in 2009 and has used his experience to launch Michigan Micro Adventures and Michigan Basement Tapes. Irving has experience in producing, videographics, directing, editing, and drone operating. Irving, 24, knew he wanted to go ...

Local dairy farm wins prestigious award

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News Staff Writer ALPENA — Butterwerth Dairy recently was given a Platinum Award of Achievement from the National Quality Dairy Awards. The farm is owned by Larry and Paulette Werth and their sons Paul and Jeremy. This award is given to the top six dairy farms in the United States. ...

Alcona students work to raise funds for Washington DC trip

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LINCOLN — Ten Alcona High School students are raising money to travel to Washington the first week of June for the Close Up Program. The Close Up Program offers an educational opportunity in the nation’s capital where students sit in on debates, meet other students attending, and see ...

Board to give students recognition

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ALPENA — Alpena -Montmorency-Alcona Educational Service District Superintendent Scott Reynolds updated the Board of Education about the Aspiring Educator Scholarship Fund on Thursday. “We’ve got a team of staff working on developing criteria for the scholarship fund,” Reynolds ...

AHS to plan career week

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ALPENA — Next week is career week at Alpena High School and there are different activities planned throughout the week for students to help them schedule classes for next school year. “It’s a new process and something that is different from last year,” AHS Assistant Principal Romeo ...

HHS works with area vets for greatest quality of life

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ALPENA — Finding animals safe and loving homes isn’t the only goal of the Huron Humane Society. It also wants to make sure the animals are healthy, have as high of quality of life as possible while at the shelter and to help educate people who adopt animals on how best to care for and ...