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City council conducts 1st reading of ordinance

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HARRISVILLE — Although grass cutting season is months away, the Harrisville City Council took steps Monday to assure that all Harrisville property owners will keep their lawns at a reasonable length this coming year. The council voted to conduct the first reading of a noxious vegetation ...

Stringin’ ’em up

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News Photo by Steve Schulwitz Matt Benedict, Jason Harsch and Chris Harsch get ready to hang the first buck of the day on the buck-pole in Alpena Wednesday. A steady rain all day made hunting difficult, but a few big bucks were bagged.

Ed Black readies for possible overseas deployment

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ALPENA — Alpena County Prosecuting Attorney Ed Black is making preparations in his office for the possibility that he could be called to active duty in the coming weeks. During the finance committee meeting Wednesday Black asked the commissioners to allow him to enter into contracts with ...

Architecture firm on campus to meet with ACC staff

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ALPENA — The architecture firm in charge of renovations to Alpena Community College’s Van Lare Hall have been on campus for two weeks to meet with college staff. College President Don MacMaster said the firm has been on campus to meet with those affected by the future renovations to ...

Budget 2018 to go on display soon

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ALPENA — Alpena County is going to begin 2018 with a budget deficit of about $566,336, but over the course of the year, it is expected to reduce the deficit, just as it has the last several years. At Wednesday’s finance committee meeting treasurer Kim Ludlow said the expected revenue ...

RC Community Theater to present the Brothers Grimm Speculathon

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ROGERS CITY — The Brothers Grimm Spectaculathon is the one play where people can see all the fairy tales at once. The play will show at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 30 to Saturday, Dec. 2 and 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 3. “It is a conglomeration of the 209 stories of the Brothers Grimm. ...

Baumgardner retiring as Alcona Health Center CEO

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ALPENA — After 33 years as the CEO of Alcona Health Center Chris Baumgartner is retiring. The Hubbard Lake resident will be replaced by COO Nancy Spencer, BSN, MAOM to fill the role of CEO effective Jan. 1, according to a press release. AHC officials said Baumgardner directed the ...

Commissioners tell resident to keep trying on road name change

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HARRISVILLE — Members of the Alcona County Board of Commissioners told a Caledonia Township resident to keep trying in her efforts to get a road name changed. The discussion occurred during a meeting held Wednesday. The resident, Karen Karbowski made a formal request for the road ...

Stenz receives special use permit for family to run wrestling club

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ALPENA — In August, the Alpena Township Planning Commission voted against Jake and Cari Stenz to hold a wrestling club at their house, but on Monday, they went back to the commission for a special use permit and it was approved. The special use permit allows the Stenz family to run ...

Seniors learn about CPR, AED

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ALPENA —The Alpena Fire Department held a CPR class at the Alpena Senior Citizens Center on Wednesday to teach the seniors how to save another person’s life if something happens for National Rural Health Day today. Critical Care Fire Paramedics Tyler Suszek and Lt. Andy Marceau taught ...

Damage done to trailer home

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ALPENA — Extensive damage to a trailer home was done Tuesday after it caught on fire. “We got called to smoke from a trailer. Upon arrival smoke was showing from the windows,” said Alpena Township Capt. Ken Piper. He said the residents of the home left before the fire started, ...

WBKB to telecast holiday parade

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ALPENA — The annual Bolenz Jewelry Holiday Parade and Christmas tree lighting ceremony in Alpena kicks off the holiday season in the area, but there are many who are unable to attend each year. In order to provide those people an opportunity to view the parade and tree lighting, WBKB, ...

Behavior challenges occurring with Alcona students

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LINCOLN — Alcona Community Schools administrators are looking into recent behavioral challenges occurring with students and trying to find a way to adequately address the issues. The issue was discussed Monday during a school board meeting where Superintendent Dan O’Connor said there ...

Demonstration

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News Photo by Jason Ogden Members of the Alcona Community Schools administration work together to use rubber bands and plastic cups to build a tower, while the ACS Board of Education does the same in the background. The activity, which took place Monday during a meeting, mirrored activities ...

Fun at deer camp begins

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ALPENA — It has begun. Michigan’s rifle season for white-tail deer and the adventures that come with it at deer camp began today. With it comes tales and stories of camp and hunting. Thousands of hunters in the state will sit in their blinds waiting for a trophy buck to show itself ...

Committee updates board of education on grants

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ALPENA — The Alpena Public Schools Board of Education Curriculum and Technology Committee discussed an update on grants that the school district has applied for on Tuesday. Director of Curriculum, Instruction, Assessment/State and Federal Program Meaghan Gauthier told the committee that ...

Onaway veteran finally identified

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An American hero from Onaway who died 75 years recently was identified as Army Technician 4th Grade Peter M. Counter, killed during World War II was officially identified and determined to be Peter M. Counter on Aug. 2, 2017. Peter was a member of Company C, 126th Infantry Regiment, 32nd ...

Operation Christmas Child drop-off in Lincoln

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LINCOLN — Organizers in Alcona County are busy collecting donation boxes for Operation Christmas Child and will be gathering boxes and other items until Monday. Organizer Sandy Richie said the drop off location is at the Lincoln United Methodist Church with drop-off times from 10 a.m. ...

Taking payment

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News Photo by Julie Goldberg Jonah Woodham, left, and Peigton O’Neal participate in Kids Zone on Tuesday at Lincoln Elementary. During Kids Zone, students go around the school and participate in different activities and use fake money to go from room to room.

Delay in audit filing creates cash flow problem with RCAS

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ROGERS CITY — Because of a delay in having their audit filed with the state, Rogers City Area Schools Superintendent Dave O’Bryant told the board Tuesday state officials were going to withhold the district’s November state aid payment. While that will create a cash flow problem ...