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Hillman approves repaving projects for street, path

HILLMAN — The Hillman Village Council approved having asphalt replaced on a bike path and a street during its meeting on Tuesday. The council approved for $15,625 to have a bike path trail and bridge that approaches between Riverside Drive and the Progress Street parking lot repaved. The ...

Besser students participate in Salmon Release Day

ALPENA — Besser Elementary School fourth- and fifth-graders were at Rotary Island Mill on Monday participating in the Department of Natural Resources Salmon in the Classroom program. The students spent the day rotating through different stations. The stations were salmon migration, life ...

Hillman board discusses next step

HILLMAN — It has been a week since the Hillman Community Schools request for a sinking fund millage was rejected by voters at the polls and the board of education is now figuring out what the next step is going to be for the school district. During the board’s meeting on Monday, ...

3-car accident

News Photo by Jordan Spence There was a three-car accident around 3 p.m. Monday on US-23 South of Alpena at Squaw Bay, causing traffic to be stopped and backed up. There were injuries reported but no other details were available at press time.

Groovy

News Photo by Steve Schulwitz Hungry Hippie owner Greg Konwinski hangs classic album art on a wall in his new location at the former Dairy Queen on State Avenue. The restaurant will be opening in the coming weeks and feature music, food and fun.

DDA hires summer intern

ALPENA — The Alpena Downtown Development Authority decided a few months ago it wanted to hire an intern to help work on projects in the district and to add a fresh set of eyes to the downtown that can hopefully provide a fresh perspective. Last week it decided to hire Kingsli Kraft, an ...

Get fit, win healthy pizza

News Photo by Julie Goldberg Angela Samp’s social studies class was the winner of Thunder Bay Junior High’s Get Fit Don’t Sit event put together by the Bay Athletic Club and MidMichigan Medical Center-Alpena. Classes were invited to move for at least five minutes during their period to ...

RC board to take closer look at finances

ROGERS CITY — The Rogers City Area Schools Board of Education has decided to examine financial matters from when former Superintendent Dave O’Bryant was still employed. “I believe that there are some cause for concerns which I’ve brought forward before and I remain in the same ...

Sanctuary set to host event this weekend

ALPENA — This weekend people will have the opportunity to go on a shipwreck tour for free during the Get in Your Sanctuary weekend. “We’ve been given a grant from the Michigan Humanities Council to offer a special program on the Lady Michigan. Many of our tours provide a survey of ...

Alpena team wins ROV competition

ALPENA — A couple of days before the Great Lakes Regional ROV MATE competition the Alpena UR2 team had a huge malfunction. “We spent the last 48 hours fixing the ROV because it flooded and about 75 percent of the electronics were ruined,” said team captain Elizabeth Thomson, ...

Alpena FFA members receive awards, choose 2018-19 officers

ALPENA — The Alpena FFA held its 53rd award banquet on Friday, May 4 at the Alpena High School Large Commons. This year’s banquet theme was “What’s your Legacy?” Highlights of the banquet included a hog roast dinner, community and member awards, and live and silent auctions to raise ...

Music for moms

News Photo by Pamela Brunn As part of a special celebration for Mother’s Day Sunday, Marty Miller, of Rockford, was guest musician at the Alpena First Assembly of God. Afterward, each mother received a gift card for Big Boy. Before the service began the men’s group made the women and ...

Getting ready

News Photo by Jordan Spence Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary Media Coordinator Stephanie Gandulla and IT Coordinator Chuck Bennett inspect the camera system that will be in dive tank filming the live feed during the ROV MATE competition today. The competition is free and open to the ...

Progress continues on new jail

ALPENA — It will be more than a year before there is significant progress in the construction phase of the new Alpena County Jail, but a lot of work is being done in designing the new facility. According to Sheriff Steve Kieliszewski, the architectural firm and his office are spending a lot ...

Our apologies

Friday's edition of The Alpena News had a story about the death at a local manufacturing company earlier this week. The story told of what occurred, including efforts to save the man. Unfortunately, the headline on the story stated the man was decapitated. He was not decapitated. The ...

Being fashionable

News Photo by Steve Schulwitz Alpena Senior Citizens Center employee B.J. Sander organizes bags of clothes that will modeled today during the Lula Roe & Manolia Vine Fashion Show at the senior center. Sander said people are encouraged to bring their mothers to the event for an early ...

Rogers City DDA approves new plan

ROGERS CITY — The Rogers City Downtown Development Authority has approved a new development and tax increment plan. “This requires us to show a projection of what we’d bring in over 30 years and needs to explain how we intend to spend the money, because of the Michigan Economic ...

PI commissioners approve letter of support

ROGERS CITY — The Presque Isle County Board of Commissioners signed a letter of support for Presque Isle Conservation Forester Brittany VanderWall during Wednesday’s commissioners meeting. “This is a show of support. It’s a countywide measure to say we support this local resource. ...

A fun break

News Photo by Steve Schulwitz Alpena Chamber of Commerce President/CEO Jackie Krawczak takes a break from working on the Alpena Restaurant Guise to play with her little buddy Braylon Bushey who was spending time with the staff at the chamber Friday.

Denomme joins Wolgast as senior project manager

Donald V. Denomme Jr. of Alpena has joined Wolgast’s construction management team in Alpena as senior project manager. President and CEO, Brian Stadler, makes this announcement. Denomme comes to Wolgast with 38 years of construction experience including managing a broad range of ...