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‘For the Love of Alpena Today’ will meet to pick up trash

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ALPENA — The public is welcome to join Alpena students during a beach cleanup today. The Plastics F.L.O.A.T. (For the Love of Alpena Today) 4-H Club will meet at 6 p.m. at Culligan Plaza and will pick up trash until 7 p.m. This is the first fall event for the club noted advisor and ...

Meet ’n greet

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News Photo by Julie Goldberg Alpena Public Schools holds a new hire reception on Monday where new employees get to meet each other and Board of Education members. For more on the board meeting,please see page 1A.

ACC instructor does more than teach

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ALPENA — Being a teacher can be a rewarding career, but according to Alpena Community College Director of Nursing Melissa Fournier, it is even more rewarding when you help students graduate and find jobs where they can save lives. Fournier has been employed in the nursing program for 19 ...

Warm weather slows color change

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ALPENA — A wet and chilly August and early September has caused the leaves in Michigan to begin changing their color early. The recent warm stretch, which is expected to continue next week, will slow the color change and possibly prolong the viewing season. According to National Weather ...

Canine search finds missing Alpena woman

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The Alpena County Sheriff’s Office received a report of an endangered, missing woman and responded to the Norway Ridge Pathway. After a search a canine unit was able to find the woman and send her for care. After friends located the vehicle of a 36 year old female, who had not been seen ...

Alpena Post encourages residents to lock cars

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ALPENA — According to Michigan State Police-Alpena Post there has been a significant increase in the amount of cars being broke into in Alpena County and most of them could have been avoided if people would simply lock their car doors. Community Service Trooper Ashley Simpson said the ...

ACES students to begin cooking at senior center

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ALPENA — More than 20 ACES Academy students got their identification badge photos taken and began their journey into cooking and restaurant management career exploration at Alpena Senior Citizen Center Friday. Thanks to a $200,000 grant from Michigan Health Endowment Fund, the students ...

Alpena, Hillman schools chosen to join BHC program

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ALPENA – Hillman Jr/Sr High School and Thunder Bay Junior High School were two of 51 schools in Michigan chosen to join the Building Healthy Communities (BHC) program for the 2017-18 school year. BHC supports improving health and wellness through better nutrition and physical activity ...

State superintendent to visit Alpena and Posen schools

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ALPENA – Both Posen Consolidated Schools and Alpena Public Schools were selected by State Superintendent Brian Whiston for visits on Wednesday, Sept. 27. Whiston’s day will start at Posen, where he will visit with students, teachers and community members. “Posen is unique because ...

Students pick almost 2,000 pounds of frogbit

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ALPENA — In one day Alpena students managed to pick 1,181 pounds of frogbit from local watersheds. The Frogbit Challenge was a collaborative project between the Northeast Michigan Great Lakes Stewardship Initiative (NEMIGLSI), Huron Pines, Alpena Wildlife Sanctuary, Huron Pines ...

ACC has program that blends drones and ROVs

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ALPENA — Alpena Community College student Nick Adamiak found a way to converge his love of water and technology. The 17-year-old Alpena student is part of the marine tech program at the college. He and other students spent part of their day, Friday at the Rockport State Recreation ...

Onaway K of C to host presentation

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The Onaway Knights of Columbus will host Sister Ann Shields of Renewal Ministries, who will present “It's All About God's Love” on Sept. 23 at 7 p.m. The presentation will take at St. Paul's Church, 20811 Washington, after the 5 p.m. mass. Finger foods will be available, and there will ...

Here’s your retirement countdown

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If you want to enjoy a comfortable retirement lifestyle, you don’t need to have been born rich or even to have earned scads of money during your working years. But you do need to make the right moves at the right time — which means you might want to start a “retirement countdown” well ...

Wologast Corporation expands operations to Alpena

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Wolgast Corporation, a 70 year, full-service, commercial contractor has expanded their construction operation to Alpena, Mich., with an office at 1691 M-32. Lead by Luke Gerhart, a seasoned construction manager and Alpena resident, Wolgast now offers expert construction management, ...

Arzo Amusements in Alpena hosts Fun Day

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Thanks to the generosity of Mike Arzo of Arzo Amusments in Alpena and Grace Lutheran Church of Alpena, 23 foster children and their foster parents from Child & Family Services of Northeast Michigan, enjoyed an afternoon of fun at Arzo Amusment Park. On Saturday, Sept. 9, the families and ...

Dean Arbour donates to victims

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News Photo by Jordan Spence Items collected for donation to victims of Hurricane Harvey filled the bed of a pickup truck, Friday at Dean Arbour Ford Lincoln in Alpena.

Working with ROVs

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News Photo by Steve Schulwitz Sergeant Dale Lynema, a Michigan State Police Marine Services employee, connects an ROV during a training exercise in Alpena Thursday. Troopers from all over the state trained at Alpena Combat Readiness Training Center this week and moved to Thunder Bay for more ...

AHS to host FIRST robotics competition

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ALPENA – Earlier this week, Alpena High School was selected to host a FIRST Robotics Competition on March 1-3. “There are four weeks of competition and we will be hosting one of the district events in week one,” Alpena Public Schools Superintendent John VanWagoner said. “There ...

NLA has good summer

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ALPENA — The summer was good at Northern Lights Arena, despite a dip in the amount of skaters and ice rentals. According to NLA Manager Keli Werda new leagues and events offset the lower ice revenue to the point the budget could finish the year at or about even. That is the goal for the ...

Grub Crawl

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News Photo by Julie Goldberg Christin Chabot and Jodi Weir are using the sports themed photo booth at the Owl Restaurant during the 7th Annual Alpenopoly Grub Crawl on Thursday.