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Hein pleads no contest

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ALPENA — A local man has pleaded no contest to felonious assault in a case stemming from an incident at a series of parties in Alpena in July 2016. Thompson Hein was charged with sexual misconduct after an alleged incident at one of the parties. He was originally charged with indecent ...

Health officials urge Hep A vaccination

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ALPENA — With the recent outbreak of Hepatitis A in Michigan, the District Health Department No. 4 is urging the public to get vaccinated against the virus. The Hepatitis A virus is a highly contagious disease that causes inflammation of the liver and can affect the function of the ...

Antique tractors plow into Alpena this weekend

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ALPENA — A journey back in time is only a few miles away this weekend at the 35th Annual Alpena Antique Tractor & Steam Engine Show. The show takes place Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 6850 French Road in Alpena. It will feature antique tractor displays and daily live demonstrations ...

CSA explains programs to Montmorency County board

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ATLANTA — The Northeast Michigan Community Service Agency presented its 2017 annual report to the Montmorency County Board of Commissioners on Wednesday. Outreach and Communication Coordinator Francis Whitney gave the board an overview of the services that the agency provides. Whitney ...

Greene defeats Norton in 106th state House District

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ALPENA — The match-up for the race for Michigan’s 106th state House District could to be set, as Democratic candidate Lora Greene appears to have defeated primary challenger John Norton III Tuesday. There were several precincts in Presque Isle, Iosco and Cheboygan counties that hadn’t ...

Alpena County voters approve all tax requests

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ALPENA — Alpena County voters approved all tax proposals on Tuesday for the 2018 primary election. The Youth and Recreation renewal millage passed with a vote of 4,339 to 2,107, the older persons restoration millage passed with a vote of 4,031 to 1,623, the older persons operating millage ...

Habermehl loses in Alpena County upset

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ALPENA — One incumbent and one challenger won in the Alpena County Board of Commissioners race during Tuesday’s primary election as challenger Kevin Burr ousted incumbent Cam Habermehl in District 7 and District 6 incumbent Ronald McDonald held on. Both Burr and McDonald are unopposed ...

Health info offered at fair

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ALPENA — A free community health fair was held Tuesday in the merchant building at the fairgrounds from 3-7 p.m., and it will continue at the same time and place on Wednesday. This year marks the ninth year since Dr. Ulysses Walls from Northern Michigan Heart Center started the event. In ...

Conklin, Stone, Kowalewsky win in PI

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ROGERS CITY — Presque Isle County voters on Tuesday sent Katy Conklin and Erik Stone to November to compete for Presque Isle County probate judge and Vicky Kowalewsky on to the fall in the county register of deeds contest. According to unofficial results, Conklin had 1,243 votes and Stone ...

Up, up and away

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News Photo by Kaitlin Ryan Rides were up and running at the Alpena County Fair on Tuesday. The midway will be open through Sunday.

Small Fowl and Swine Show results

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Small Fowl results Senior Showmanship Grand Champion - Demi Oliver Reserve Champion - Courtney Krentz Junior Showmanship Grand Champion - Harrison Butch Reserve Champion - Garret McQuarrie Novice Showmanship Grand Champion - Brooklyn Leaym Reserve Champion - Liana Udell Showman ...

Incumbents win Alcona County board seats

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HARRISVILLE — According to Tuesday’s unofficial votes, Daniel Gauthier won the Republican nomination in District 1 and Adam Brege won the Republican nomination in District 4 for the Alcona County Board of Commissioners. Unofficial votes had Gauthier win over retired police officer ...

Peters views elk herd in Montmorency County

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HILLMAN — U.S. Sen. Gary Peters was in Montmorency County on Tuesday as part of his third annual #RIDEMI motorcycle tour. Peters does his motorcycle tour every year to go to the rural parts of Michigan. He plans to stop at farms and manufacturing facilities during the week. While in ...

Schuette and Whitmer get Alpena area’s nod

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ALPENA — Northeast Michigan voters joined those statewide on Tuesday in sending gubernatorial contenders Bill Schuette and Gretchen Whitmer into the November general election. According to unofficial results from Tuesday’s Michigan primary, Schuette, a Republican who is currently state ...

RC officials voice concerns about MSP presence

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By JORDAN SPENCE News Staff Writer ROGERS CITY— Rogers City officials said they received many complaints about Michigan State Police presence during the Nautical Festival during the weekend and discussed a resolution calling that presence unnecessary. “It’s important to know that, ...

Lincoln addresses concerns with new boat launch

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LINCOLN — At the Lincoln Council meeting on Monday, the public raised concerns over the installment of a new boat launch in Brownlee Lake. A new boat launch was recently installed at Brownlee Lake because of the poor condition of the previous launch. The new boat launch was completed ...

Honoring sacrifice

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HILLMAN — Today is National Purple Heart Day, and, across the country, Americans will stop for a moment of silence to honor those who have served the country and suffered injury or the ultimate sacrifice. First recognized as an annual holiday in 2014, it is now observed every Aug. 7. At ...

Number of absentee voters climbing

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ALPENA — Voting via absentee ballot is becoming more popular across the nation and the trend is showing in Alpena County as well. Municipal offices have accepted the sealed envelopes containing the ballots for the last several weeks and the number being returned thus far is high. A person ...

Oink! Oink!

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ALPENA — Molly MacArthur, 16, said pigs are one of her favorite animals to show at the Alpena County Fair. “I tried quail this year for the first time and I’ve shown horses, cattle, poultry, rabbits,” she said. “Pigs are fun because they’re like big dogs; they have goofy ...

4-H Alpena County Fair Large Fowl and Cattle Show results

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Large Fowl Showmanship Results Senior Grand Champion - Lindsey Hoppe Reserve - Courtney Krentz Junior Grand Champion - Mya Klimczak Reserve - Harrison Butch Novice Grand Champion - Casey VanVolkenburg Reserve - Alison Borowski Showman of Showman - Lindsey Hoppe Market ...