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Congressional candidate tours Northeast Michigan

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ALPENA — Dr. Dwight Brady, who announced himself a candidate for Michigan’s 1st Congressional seat, made a tour of northern Michigan counties including Alcona and Alpena Monday. Brady, a resident of the Upper Peninsula, said he was running on a platform to protect Michigan’s Great ...

Planting flowers

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News Photo by Tyler Winowiecki Dawn Lancaster volunteers her time to plant petunias near the entrance of the city’s marina Monday morning. Lancaster said she changes the flowers planted each year for optimal growth. She said she choose this area because of the festivals that occur nearby ...

CVB to begin connect present with future tourism

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ALPENA — Alpena has many natural resources and assets which are critical in drawing tourists to the area. In order to be sure they serve their purpose for visitors and residents, they must be maintained and preserved properly, according one official The Alpena Convention and Visitors ...

Full schedule of Memorial Day weekend actitivies in Presque Isle

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There are multitudes of Memorial Day events in Presque Isle County this weekend. Memorial Day services will include different observances from different communities. The Posen VFW Post 7804 services will begin at 9 a.m. Monday at St. Casimir Church. The procession will continue to other ...

Several events planned in Montmorency

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MONTMORENCY COUNTY — There will be events in both Atlanta and Hillman to mark Memorial Day, both being put on by their respective Veterans of Foreign Wars posts. Memorial Day is a day to mark the fallen soldiers of the United States Armed Forces. Hillman VFW Post 2356 will be holding ...

Friedrichs not yet ready to retire

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ALPENA — When Alpena County Clerk Bonnie Friedrichs was hired by the clerk’s office little did she realize then that she would still be there nearly four decades later and serve 17 years as county clerk. Friedrichs said she was groomed to be county clerk by former clerk Blondine ...

More than just a haircut

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ALPENA — It was the chance for a lot of firsts Saturday at Harbor Suites Salon. About 13 stylists, nail technicians, massage therapists and more provided free services to about 100 Alpena Public Schools students during the Salons Unite event. One of the event organizers Cindy Straley ...

Empty Bowls

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News Photo by Diane Speer The first Empty Bowls initiative held Sunday in Alpena drew a good crowd who enjoyed a variety of soups served in handpainted bowls, homemade bread and desserts. Monetary donations for the meal will go toward fighting hunger locally. Shown ladling up soup to a few ...

Wind ensemble performance

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News Photo by Steve Schulwitz The Alpena High School Wind Ensemble and other bands from Thunder Bay Junior High School and high school hosted a concert at Bay View Park Saturday. Despite the cool breeze off Lake Huron there was a good turnout to listen to the students perform.

Girls empowered

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News Photo by Tyler Winowiecki Team Hillman celebrate the successful completion of the 2017 Color Me Awesome 5K. The untimed run celebrates the accomplishment of the girls who participated in the after-school program called Girls on the Run. The girls work on character building, building ...

Alpena Senior Citizen’s Center treasures those who have passed

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ALPENA — When someone you love becomes a memory, the memory becomes a treasure and in honor of those memories the Alpena Senior Center started a “Memory Tree” this year. For a small donation of $15 the center will place a beautifully decorated heart, personalized with the name of your ...

Sprucing up

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News Photo by Jordan Spence Jim Spicer refinishes window trim Friday outside of Downtown Scoops in Alpena.

AMA ESD experiencing lack of teachers, substitutes

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ALPENA — Whether full-time or substitute, local school districts are struggling to find teachers for their classrooms. At the March Alpena Public Schools board of education meeting, the board accepted the retirements of 11 teachers — from foreign language teachers to music teachers ...

Planning commission OKs design plan, variance

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ALPENA — The construction of Northland Area Credit Union took another step closer to construction after the Alpena Planning Commission approved a design plan and granted a variance, with a few conditions attached. The new four-story banking facility, to be located on Bagley Street, will be ...

Fishing

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News Photo by Tyler Winowiecki Roger Barc and Ernie Butterfield try their luck fishing near the Ninth Avenue Dam Friday afternoon while cormorants are busy feeding nearby. Barc, also known as the fish doctor, is the weighmaster for the annual Michigan Brown Trout Festival. The two men had ...

3rd-graders using experiences to enhance learning

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ALPENA — A local elementary class is using place-based stewardship to learn about science with the help of several outside groups. Lincoln Elementary School students from Tina DenBleyker’s third grade class have been making their way to Rotary Island Mill Park to pick up litter, drop ...

8th-graders take in ‘college experience’

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ALPENA — About 300 eighth grade students from Thunder Bay Junior High got the day off of school Friday to participate in the Career College Access Program that exposes students to universities around the state. The students, staff and volunteers began filling charter buses at about 7:30 ...

40 Mile Point Lighthouse set to host annual open house

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ROGERS CITY — The chips will fly at the annual 40 Mile Point Lighthouse annual Open House and Arts and Craft Show. Organizer Debbie Stiller said a new addition to the Memorial Day weekend activities includes chainsaw artists Jon Mykkanen and Marie Serafin. “John creates pieces that ...

PI Twp fire department has 8 complete training

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PRESQUE ISLE TOWNSHIP – Eight volunteer firefighters have successfully completed months of intense training, and passed written and practical exams earning State of Michigan Firefighter 1 certification. Five volunteers completed Medical First Responder training and state licensure earlier ...