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A day for singing in Posen

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POSEN — Sixteen-year-old Cameron Freed said one of his favorite parts about Learn to Sing Day at Posen Consolidated Schools was to instill the joy of song to younger students. “I love singing and I think a lot of other people do too,” he said. Learn to Sing Day was created by teacher ...

Alcona agrees to easement on school property

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LINCOLN — Alcona Community Schools approved entering into an agreement with Consumers Energy for an easement on school property during its meeting on Monday. Superintendent Dan O’Connor said Consumers Energy came to Alcona earlier in the spring to inquire about an agreement. “We did ...

Raising funds

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News Photo by Julie Goldberg The Boys and Girls Club of Alpena held a fundraiser at the APlex on Friday. There was live music, a silent auction, a raffle and dinner for those who attended.

Top Cats

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News Photo by Julie Goldberg Alpena High School honored its Top Cats during an assembly on Friday. Honored were freshmen Christina LaCross, Trevor Dubie, and Brandon Puckett, sophomores Caleb Zaborney, Kristen Armstrong, and Madison Timmreck, juniors Kali Spomer, Brand Secrest, Dayna LaBell, ...

Chamber to host program featuring business consultant

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Alpena Area Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with Michigan SBDC, is hosting business consultant and restaurant industry expert John Schmitt for a valuable workshop titled, “Become a more successful restaurant/brewery.” Schmitt, senior business consultant, “Restaurant Guru,” and ...

Schmidt joins AAACU as commercial lender

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Alpena Alcona Area Credit Union has announced the addition of Jerry Schmidt as its new commercial lender. Schmidt received his bachelor’s degree from Wayne State University and went on to obtain his MBA from Walsh College of Business. He brings to the credit union over 28 years of ...

Walleye fishing excels in Alpena

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Much has been made about bass fishing in Alpena, and rightfully so, as the area is ripe with trophy small mouth bass and attracting fisherman from around the nation. Despite that it appears the walleye fishery in Thunder Bay and surrounding inland lakes is strong and continuing to ...

All smiles

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News Photo by Julie Goldberg Fifteen-month-old Meela Orban is all smiles while playing on the teeter-totter at Kiwanis Kiddie Park on Thursday.

College to discontinue auto body program

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ALPENA — Alpena Community College has decided to suspend its auto body program in order to restructure. The change was discussed at the board of trustees meeting on Wednesday. The board discussed the new change after Chris Lubiato, head of the auto body department, sent his letter of ...

ACES to receive more personalized learning

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ALPENA — ACES Academy is going to be implementing some changes to make learning more personalized for its students. Principal Matt Poli said the school is looking at adding personalized learning for the students, and he said it’s easier to implement that at ACES than at any other ...

College conducts budget workshop

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ALPENA — The Alpena Community College Board of Trustees conducted a budget workshop before its regular board meeting Wednesday. “We will continue to have challenges I plugged in 2 percent raises in state aid. I also plugged in the numbers of our contracts,” Vice President of ...

Montmorency County receives over $5K from national food program

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Montmorency County has been awarded federal funds made available through the Department of Homeland Security/Federal Emergency Management Agency under the Emergency Food and Shelter National Board Program to supplement emergency food and shelter programs in the county. Montmorency County has ...

Working in the yard

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News Photo by Jordan Spence Linda Laquerre works on her yard on Thursday in Alpena. Laquerre had a day off and took advantage of the nice weather.

Thunder Bay Junior High to offer new STEM courses

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ALPENA — The Alpena Public Schools Curriculum and Technology Committee recommended new STEM courses to be offered for students at Thunder Bay Junior High during its meeting on Tuesday. Meaghan Gauthier, director of K-12 curriculum/state and federal programs, said the administrators and ...

Rallying

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News Photo by Steve Schulwitz Employees at Besser Company rallied outside of the plant Wednesday helping to garner support for a new contract. They are members of the United Steelworkers #209 union and have been working without a contract since March 1.

State Theater marquee to stay

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ALPENA — Several months ago, AMC announced it intended to remove the STATE lettering from the marquee that hangs outside the State Theater in downtown Alpena and some in the community were saddened by the move and started a campaign to save it. On Wednesday, it was announced the the ...

Sheriff’s office to purchase new boat

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ALPENA — The Alpena County Board of Commissioners Finance Committee voted 4-0 to recommend to the full board that the sheriff’s office be allowed to purchase a flat-bottom boat from Viking Marine. The boat will be used to patrol and respond to emergencies in shallow water and river ...

ACC hires Herman as new Foundation executive director

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ALPENA — Alpena Community College has hired Brenda Herman to be the new ACC Foundation executive director and executive director of development. Herman takes over after Executive Director Penny Boldrey announced her retirement, which takes place in July. “I’m so honored to ...

Labor of love

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News Photo by Steve Schulwitz Alpena Garden Club member Nona Valley does some work in one of the flower beds outside of the Alpena Senior Citizens Center Wednesday. The club helps to keep many locations colorful and clean during the warm weather months.