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Alpena team wins ROV competition

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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 ...

Hospice of Michigan Alpena office receives recognition

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Hospice of Michigan has been recognized for providing exemplary care to patients and families across northern and northwest Michigan through the Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems survey. Quality care delivered by HOM teams in Alpena and Gaylord earned Hospice Honors ...

Kid Zone at Lincoln Elementary

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ALPENA — Every Tuesday throughout the school year, students at Lincoln Elementary School get to participate in Kids Zone, a working community that teaches the students what it’s like to have a job. The students work one week, then the next week they get to go shopping and spend their Kids ...

Improved MyMidMichigan patient portal launches today

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Beginning today, patients who use the MyMidMichigan portal at any of MidMichigan Health’s locations will notice a new, cleaner look making it easier to find the content they want most. New features include: ∫ New mobile app: Patients may upgrade to MyChart Mobile 6.0 to access after ...

ACC graduating class earns a ‘day of rest’

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ALPENA — During Alpena Community College graduation Distinguished Alumni, Dr. James E. Stoddard, said a critical part of life is learning how to learn. “If you can do that, you can be successful,” he said. Stoddard enrolled and earned a degree from ACC in 1960 before he continued ...

ACC Foundation announces 2018 Distinguished Graduate

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Dr. James E. Stoddard was awarded the 2018 Distinguished Graduate Award at the 65th Alpena Community College commencement ceremonies held in the Park Arena on Thursday. Established in 1998 by the ACC Foundation, this award honors ACC graduates who have gone on to contribute to society through ...

Rogers City Community Development Authority changing name to DDA

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ROGERS CITY — The Rogers City Community Development Authority has changed its name. The organization voted Wednesday at their regular meeting to change its name back to the Downtown Development Authority. City Manager Joe Hefele said it needs to change the name back to the DDA because ...

Local man dies in work-related accident

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ALPENA — A 52-year-old man who was an employee of Viatech Corp. in Lachine was killed while at work Tuesday afternoon at about 6:30 p.m. The name of the victim was not released. According to a Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration memo the man and another employee were ...

Climbing high

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News Photo by Steve Schulwitz Alissa Prince, left, and Melody LaCross climb a tree at Bay View Park in Alpena. From above the girls had a great view of Lake Huron, the bandshell and the smaller kids playing at Kiwanis Kiddie Park.

Alpena airport to take legal action against tenant

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ALPENA — The Alpena County Airport Committee voted to take action on a tenant who leases property at Alpena County Regional Airport during its meeting Thursday. The tenant is $40,000 in arrears to the county, but has been keeping current on their regular monthly payments since being ...