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Hinks Elementary trip fundraiser called a success

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ALPENA — Hinks Elementary School fifth-graders held their spaghetti fundraiser on Wednesday for their trip to the Henry Ford Museum and Greenfield Village and the class raised $1,413 toward their trip, including a donation from a local business. Teacher Laura Wolosiewkicz said around 200 ...

Alcona elementary students learning leadership skills

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LINCOLN — The elementary student leadership group is a student leadership group for fifth-graders at Alcona Elementary School to help them transition into being a member of student council in middle school and high school. Teachers Brianna Griffiths and Ali Yokom helped put the group ...

Dental centers to give away bike, helmet

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My Community Dental Centers has announced a statewide month-long sweepstakes that offers children ages 10 and under a chance to win a bicycle and helmet in honor of National Children’s Dental Health Month. One bicycle and helmet will be awarded at each participating MCDC center. In Alpena, ...

Alpena videographer shares his dream on screen

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ALPENA — Alpena resident Zach Irving started Irving Entertainment in 2009 and has used his experience to launch Michigan Micro Adventures and Michigan Basement Tapes. Irving has experience in producing, videographics, directing, editing, and drone operating. Irving, 24, knew he wanted to go ...

Local dairy farm wins prestigious award

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News Staff Writer ALPENA — Butterwerth Dairy recently was given a Platinum Award of Achievement from the National Quality Dairy Awards. The farm is owned by Larry and Paulette Werth and their sons Paul and Jeremy. This award is given to the top six dairy farms in the United States. ...

Alcona students work to raise funds for Washington DC trip

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LINCOLN — Ten Alcona High School students are raising money to travel to Washington the first week of June for the Close Up Program. The Close Up Program offers an educational opportunity in the nation’s capital where students sit in on debates, meet other students attending, and see ...

Board to give students recognition

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ALPENA — Alpena -Montmorency-Alcona Educational Service District Superintendent Scott Reynolds updated the Board of Education about the Aspiring Educator Scholarship Fund on Thursday. “We’ve got a team of staff working on developing criteria for the scholarship fund,” Reynolds ...

AHS to plan career week

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ALPENA — Next week is career week at Alpena High School and there are different activities planned throughout the week for students to help them schedule classes for next school year. “It’s a new process and something that is different from last year,” AHS Assistant Principal Romeo ...

HHS works with area vets for greatest quality of life

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ALPENA — Finding animals safe and loving homes isn’t the only goal of the Huron Humane Society. It also wants to make sure the animals are healthy, have as high of quality of life as possible while at the shelter and to help educate people who adopt animals on how best to care for and ...

Collecting food

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News Photo by Julie Goldberg Left to right, Ella White Elementary School second-graders Grayden Ortowski, Eva Hiske, Issabella Pegouskie, and William Matthes show some of the food the school has received during its annual food drive on Thursday. The school has received 2,589 items so far and ...

Bathtime

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News Photo by Steve Schulwitz Sara Wierzbicki takes advantage of Wednesday’s mild temperatures to wash her car at Vintage Car Wash in Alpena. All of the car washes had lines as people who wanted the salt, snow and ice removed from their cars.

VanWagoner discusses future needs of Alpena Public Schools

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ALPENA — The Alpena Public Schools Board of Education had an assessment done on all of the schools facilities in 2014, but soon it will be reviewed and details about the conditions of the schools will be shared with members of the public. According to Superintendent John VanWagoner, ...

APS property committee gets first look at 2018-19 plan

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ALPENA — The Alpena Public Schools Property Committee got an early look at the 2018-19 long range maintenance plan and an update on projects that were completed so far this year. And according to school officials, although there was a lot accomplished there is still a healthy to-do list to ...

Montmorency chooses new 911 phone system

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ATLANTA — The Montmorency County Board of Commissioners approved a new 911 phone system for the county on Wednesday for $172,808.81 for a three-year plan from Motorola. Donna Baranyai, 911 director and administrative assistant, presented three quotes to the board from Motorola, Frontier, ...

RC parks and recreation committee prioritizes projects

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ROGERS CITY — A consensus on high priority park projects was reached at the Rogers City Parks and Recreation Committee meeting Wednesday. “We have a list of potential park projects under consideration. I suggested if you weren’t familiar to go out and look and rate them. If ...

A Valentine’s surprise

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News Photo by Steve Schulwitz Janet Clearwood of Lasting Expressions Flower Shop puts the finishing touches on a bouquet of flowers Tuesday. The flowers and stuffed animal will be a Valentine’s Day surprise for somebody in Alpena.

Planning commission OKs city’s sign amendment

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ALPENA — The Alpena Planning Commission voted 7-0 after a public hearing Tuesday to approve amendments to the city’s sign ordinance. Before they can be implemented Alpena Municipal Council will need to approve them. The changes to the ordinance were needed because of a Supreme Court ...

APS information systems director explains tech costs

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ALPENA — Paul Mancine, Alpena Public Schools director of information systems, spoke to the APS Curriculum and Technology Committee on Tuesday about the initial draft of the long range technology plan budget for 2018-19. “The prices that we’re using are buy now prices, so we’re ...

Preparations

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News Photo by Julie Goldberg Alpena High School senior Hailey Boyk works on a robot on Tuesday at AHS. This is the last week for Alpena and other robotics teams to build their robot. AHS is hosting a scrimmage on Sunday and different area schools will be participating to get practice with ...