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Hot Cocoa Crawl

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News Photo by Pamela Brunn Friends Theresa Barnard, left and Jeanine Brink both of Alpena heard about the Hot Cocoa Crawl at the Alpena Mall for Saturday and decided since they both like hot chocolate they would come down and try all the varieties. At this particular booth, in front of the ...

Comfy clothing

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News Photo by Julie Goldberg Besser Elementary students dressed in their pajamas for Pajamas Day on Friday. It also was Read with a Flashlight Day at the school.

MidMichigan unveils new designs at GMA

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ALPENA — There are some large projects in store for Alpena over the next several year and when completed they will lead to more than $100 million in investments. At Friday’s Good Morning Alpena breakfast, one of those projects updated was the $59 million investment from MidMichigan Health ...

March against hunger

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News Photo by Steve Schulwitz Employees from Oak City Contracting LLC present a $1,000 check to Alpena Senior Citizens Center staff after the Good Morning Alpena breakfast Friday. The money is a donation for Ken’s March Against Senior Hunger, taking place until April 26. Oak City issued a ...

Reynolds receives ‘highly effective’ evaluation from board

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ALPENA — Alpena-Montmorency-Alcona Educational Service District Superintendent Scott Reynolds was given high marks in his final superintendent evaluation for the school year by the AMA ESD Board of Education during Thursday’s meeting. Reynolds was given an overall rating of highly ...

Water main repair

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News Photo by Julie Goldberg Workers fix a water main break that occurred next to Wendy’s at 12th Avenue and Chisholm Street on Friday.

Businessmen purchase former Sand Bay Marina

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PRESQUE ISLE TWP. — A pair of local businessmen are preparing to make a open a pair of new businesses this summer at Grand Lake. Todd Chase and Gary Plankell have purchased the former Sand Bay Marina and are in the process of renovations that, when completed, will transform the old marina ...

COMMUNITY SUPPORTED AGRICULTURE

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ALPENA — A seed has been planted in Alpena. Rose Bisanz, owner of Rose Garden of Greens, Rose Bisanz, and Amanda Timm and Karen Grochowski, owners of Falls Creek Flowers and Produce, have partnered to offer community supported agriculture vegetable and bouquet shares. A CSA means ...

Thelma Orr scholarships available for area health care students

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MidMichigan Medical Center -Alpena Volunteer Services Department is offering two $1,500 scholarships for area students. Scholarships are available to students pursing an education in a human medicine related field with their primary residency in Alcona, Alpena, Iosco, Montmorency, Oscoda and ...

12 inches of wet, heavy snowfall for the area

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ALPENA — Northeast Michigan was hit with lots of snow Tuesday through Thursday, putting road commissions to work on plowing and clearing the roads. Alpena County Road Commission Managing Director Larry Orcutt said the weather has been challenging for the road commission since the snow is ...

Search for Ella White suspect continues

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ALPENA — Alpena Police Department provided an update Thursday on its investigation into the alleged gun incident at Ella White Elementary School last week. According to Police Chief Joel Jett, the suspect has not been apprehended but police are working hard and using every measure ...

Getting info

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News Photo by Steve Schulwitz VFW Post 2496 hosted the Alpena Veteran Benefits Fair Thursday. It is the first time the event was held in Alpena and it offered veterans an opportunity to learn more about services, benefits and resources that are available to them.

Gun confiscated at Alpena airport

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ALPENA — A man going through security at Alpena County Regional Airport last month was questioned by police after it discovered he had a handgun in his bag that was being checked. Transportation Security Administration employees contacted law enforcement and after a brief investigation, ...

Shark Days returns to the Sanctuary

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ALPENA — For the second year in a row the Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary will offer Shark Days at the Sanctuary. The event will span two days, and there are two age groups. The program takes place on April 5-6. Session one is open to children ages 5-6 from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. both ...

Board adopts resolution to support NMU

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ALPENA —The Alpena-Montmorency-Alcona Educational Service District Board of Education adopted a resolution on Thursday to support Northern Michigan University’s application for EBS spectrum as the university seeks to expand wireless broadband system to the Northeast portion of the Lower ...

Having fun

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News Photo by Jordan Spence Cameron, 6, and Cailyn, 4, Peters take advantage of the snow and sled at Bay View Park Wednesday in Alpena.

Peters introduces trade enforcement bill

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Sen. Gary Peters has introdced a bill that, if passed into law, could help small- and medium-size businesses fight back against unfair trade practices by other countries. President Donald Trump already has pledged his support for the bill after a bi-partisan meeting at the White House last ...

Road commission receives supplemental state funds

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ALPENA — Alpena County Road Commission Managing Director Larry Orcutt updated the road commission about supplemental state funding that road commissions are going to receive this year. Orcutt said the state House and Senate approved $175 million, and Orcutt said road commissions will get ...

Alpena Welcome Center and Visitors Bureau to open soon

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ALPENA — The renovation process for the new Alpena Welcome Center and Tourism Office is in its final stages and the new home of Alpena Convention and Visitors Bureau should be open soon. Once operational, the welcome center will be able to provide visitors information about attractions, ...

Lincoln to put in new boat launch on Brownlee Lake

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LINCOLN — A new boat launch will be placed on Brownlee Lake this spring. “We have a boat launch on it now. The boat launch is of indeterminate age and extremely poor condition,” Trustee William Putsky said during Monday’s village council meeting. “I applied to the DNR and was ...