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Finance recommends hiring another full-time veterans counselor

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ALPENA — The Alpena County Board of Commissioners Finance Committee voted to recommend to the full board hiring an additional full-time veterans counselor. The county has attempted to hire a part-time counselor for months with little success and the hope is boosting the pay and hours will ...

One of the best places to retire in US

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ALPENA — Alpena has many amenities that are attractive for people who decide to settle down and start a family. It also has been recognized as a place people are choosing to move to after retirement. In the April 24 issue of Time Magazine Alpena was listed as one of the top 100 ...

Big Brownie caught

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ALPENA — No exaggerated fish tale here. For the first time in the 43-year history of the Michigan Brown Trout Festival, the $25,000 tagged Big Brownie has been caught for the money. The team of Jan Stepanski and Robert Westenbarger, both of Alpena, reeled in the prize-winning brown trout ...

Brown Trout Standings

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∫ Brown Trout 1. Tim Weiczorkowski — 5.25 2. Jan Stepanski — 4.05 3. Tom Harman — 3.80 4. Robert Westenbarger— 3.70 ∫ Walleye 1. Steve Vandernark — 7.80 2. Wayne Van Dyke — 7.25 3. Carl Hatala — 7.15 4. Romeo Boudage — 6.95 ∫ Steelhead 1. Scott Gagnon ...

Brown Trout Events

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Small Tent Events ∫ Tonight Music by: MLM Trio 6-10 pm. ∫ Thursday Music by: Over the Hill band 5-9 p.m. Big Tent Events ∫ Tonight Honoring our Veteran’s Night Tent opens at 6 p.m. Free BBQ and hats for veterans, color guard, Alpena City Band. Chance to win ...

CSC case against RC priest begins

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ROGERS CITY — The alleged victim in the trial of Rev. Sylvestre Obwaka was the first person to take the stand during the opening day of the trial Tuesday. The trial began about an hour after jury selection was finished in 53rd Circuit Court with Judge Scott Pavlich. Obwaka was charged ...

Bi-path collapses over weekend

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ALPENA — City of Alpena engineering, Department of Public Works and building officials were busy assessing damage and considering repair options for a 480 foot portion of bi-path which collapsed over the weekend. There also are sections of the boardwalk that have buckled and repairs are ...

RC council approves new rules for Lakeside Park courts

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ROGERS CITY — Rules of use for the Lakeside Park basketball courts were approved at the City of Rogers City Council meeting Tuesday. Before the regular meeting there was a workshop with the public to discuss the specifics of the regulations. “Where we’re at today is we can ...

Council discusses new two-way traffic plan

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ALPENA — Even though Alpena Municipal Council didn’t vote on an updated two-way traffic design plan for Second Avenue downtown, when it does, the vote could be close. On Monday City Engineer Rich Sullenger provided council details on the updated design that would incorporate more ...

City OKs new labor contract

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Alpena Municipal Council voted to approve a new three-year contract with the mobile police unit of the Police Officers Labor Council in Alpena Monday. The new deal features a 2 percent wage increase each year and employees hired after July 1, 2011, now will receive city contribution to their ...

Merry-go-round

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News Photo by Jordan Spence Hunter Worth, 8, spins his sister Symantha Staple, 11, and Alivia Maroney, 3, on the merry-go-round Monday at Bay View Park in Alpena.

Big Brownie caught

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For the first time in the 43-year history of the Michigan Brown Trout Festival, the annually tagged Big Brownie has been reeled in for the $25,000 prize. Jan Stepanski and Robert Westenbarger, both of Alpena, caught the prize-winning fish at 9:15 this morning. It was a team effort, but ...

Council considers change to parking on Second

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ALPENA — Alpena Municipal Council is considering a change in the two-way traffic plan that could increase parking on Second Avenue and still allow traffic to flow in both directions, or leave the plan as it originally was designed. Council will vote on the change in August. City Engineer ...

Brown Trout Festival numbers ahead of last year’s

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ALPENA — Numbers are up across the board for the first four days of the Michigan Brown Trout Festival. According to festival President Peggy Donakowski there has been a steady stream of people going to events in the large and small tents at the boat harbor. Tournament Director Brad ...

Gerry Vanalstine

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VANALSTINE, Gerry D., 84, of Onaway died Thursday, July 13, 2017, at home. He is survived by two daughters, Doris Ann Chapp of Alpena and Gale Marie Suitor of Springtown, Texas; one brother, Gail of Waterford; one sister, Bethel Morris of Cheboygan; and many grandchildren and ...

Brown Trout Festival Standings

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∫ Brown Trout 1. Tim Weiczorkowski — 5.25 2. Jan Stepanski — 4.05 3. Tom Hareman — 3.80 4. Dillon Schellied — 3.15 ∫ Walleye 1. Wayne Van Dyke — 7.25 2. Carl Hatala — 7.15 3. Romeo Boudage — 6.95 4. Mark Haugerud — 6.60 ∫ Steelhead 1. Scott Gagnon — ...

Brown Trout Festival Events

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Small Tent Events ∫ Tonight, July 18 Music by: Sub Zero 6-10 p.m. ∫ Wednesday, July 19 Music by: MLM Trio 6-10 pm. ∫ Thursday, July 20 Music by: Over the Hill band 5-9 p.m. Big Tent Events ∫ Tonight Learn walleye tactics for adults NPAA Basic Clinic Skills for ...

Negwegon Park to offer archery class

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OSSINEKE — Children can learn how to make their mark during an educational archery course later this month. The event will take place from 6-8 p.m. July 27 at Negwegon State Park in Ossineke. “It’s part of our Rec 101 course. It gives the taste of the people a taste of archery,” ...

Presque Isle County fair this weekend

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MILLERSBURG — A new event at the Presque Isle County Fair has taken inspiration from current trends. The Trash and Treasure show is a new event this year and has been modeled after some popular home improvement TV shows. “It is a new event. I know there are a lot of people who ...

PI Fair schedule

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All events take place at the Presque Isle County Fairgrounds on Walker Highway in Millersburg ∫ Friday 12 p.m.: Gates open 12 p.m.: Equipment Displays, Exhibit and animal barns open 12 p.m.: Vendor’s open (food, crafts, flee market. For booth space call ...