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Ready to welcome

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News Photo by Jordan Spence Nicole Carr and Alpena Area Convetion and Visitors Bureau President and CEO Mary Beth Stutzman organize the new Visitor Welcome Center during the grand opening Friday. The center will now be open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

ACC approves contract with support professionals

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ALPENA — The Alpena Community College Board of Trustees has approved the contract with the educational support professionals. The contract is for four years with wage increases. In the 2018-19 year wages will increase 2 percent; 2019-20 an increase of 3 percent; 2020-21 an increase of 2.5 ...

Posen students display their talents

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ALPENA — Posen Consolidated Schools traveled back in time during the Posen’s Got Talent show Thursday. The show featured 1960s and 1970s music from the high school choir and nine solo dance and song performances. “This is the second year for the talent show and the second year for ...

Leadercast set for May

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For the eighth year, the Alpena Area Chamber of Commerce will be at hosting a live broadcast of Leadercast, the world’s largest one-day leadership conference, broadcast live from Atlanta on May 4. and simulcast to hundreds of locations around the world on May 4, 2018. This year marks the ...

Quilts on display at Grand Lake Library

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PRESQUE ISLE — In the art of quilting every color choice, stitch and piece of fabric has a purpose. The techniques and styles of quilting are on display now until Friday at the Grand Lake Library, 18132 Lake Esau Hwy. in Presque Isle. Branch Manager Sandy Dion said the library has about ...

Sylvester achieves designation from Realtor association

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Robert Sylvester, Realtor at Banner Realty, received a high achievement from the The National Association of Realtors for his Graduate of Realtor Institute designation offered through the Michigan Association of Realtors. Sylvester has successfully completed the three course requirement to ...

Ribbon art

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News Photo by Jordan Spence Sofya Hincka performs at ballet solo, Thursday at Posen Consolidated Schools for the Posen's Got Talent show. 

Council listens as residents discuss guns, march

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ALPENA — The March For Our Lives and the discussion around guns were both brought up by a few people during public comment of the Alpena Municipal Council meeting Tuesday. Both supporters of gun regulations and pro-Second Amendment people discussed their views at the meeting. “This ...

2 vehicle accident

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News Photo by Jordan Spence An accident took place a little bit before noon on M-32 Thursday in Alpena. Michigan State Police Alpena Post officials said there were no major injuries involved in the accident, and no other details were available.

Committee approves position changes for deputies

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ALPENA — The Alpena County Board of Commissioners Finance Committee approved position changes for a few county sheriff’s deputies. “We are in the need of correctional positions. It’s something I’ve discussed with the correctional committee some time ago,” Sheriff Steve ...

Atlanta School Board appoints Kaszonyi to board

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ATLANTA — The Atlanta Community Schools Board of Education appointed John Kaszonyi to the board during its meeting on Thursday. Kaszonyi joins the board with 40 years of experience as an administrator, teacher and educator. “I think it’s a great opportunity to serve the community ...

Playing Uno

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News Photo by Julie Goldberg Left to right, Brandon Briggs, Rose Jasman and Wyatt Allocco play Uno at the Boys and Girls Club in Alpena on Tuesday.

Board approves increase of 911 surcharge

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ALPENA — A surcharge for 911 services was approved by the Alpena County Board of Commissioners Finance Committee on Wednesday. The charge will change from $2.75 to $3 a month to people who have landlines within the county. “I’m recommending my request to increase the 911 surcharge ...

Posen robotics team heads to FIRST World Championships

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POSEN — In just its third season, the Posen Consolidated Schools FIRST Robotics team, Team 6077, the Wiking Kujon, is going to compete in next week’s FIRST Robotics World Championships at Cobo Hall in Detroit. The team clinched a spot this past weekend at the Michigan State ...

Alcona approves Headlee millage proposal

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HARRISVILLE — The Alcona County Board of Commissioners approved a Headlee millage proposal on Wednesday with the option to complete verbiage modifications if needed. The millage currently reads that Alcona County can continue to levy the rate of 5.25 mills as authorized by voters prior ...

Creations on display

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News Photo by Jordan Spence Harriet Poch works on a quilting project Wednesday at the Grand Lake Library. Poch created a couple of the 48 quilts on display at the library. They are available for the public to see until April 27.

Lecture series to look at Eastland disaster

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ALPENA — The tragedy of the Eastland disaster will be the focus of a lecture at the Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary next week. Michigan Women’s Historical Center and Hall of Fame Executive Director Dr. Caitlyn Perry Dial will present “Eastland, The Great Lakes Worst Shipwreck ...

Endless job

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News Photo by Jordan Spence Tyler Lockhart clears the sidewalk with a snowblower Tuesday in Alpena.

Council approves company bid for dog park

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ALPENA — Alpena Municipal Council approved a fencing bid for the North Riverside dog park. The fence was discussed at the council meeting Tuesday. Mayor Matt Waligora abstained from the bid because his fence company Sunrise Fencing was one of the bids. “Over the past the city ...

Krawczak receives Outstanding Young Michigander award

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ALPENA — Jackie Krawczak, president/CEO of the Alpena Area Chamber of Commerce and president of Jackie Krawczak, LLC, has been recognized as one of the 2018 Outstanding Young Michiganders by the Michigan Jaycees. She was honored at an awards dinner in East Lansing on Saturday. Krawczak ...