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Doggy distraction leads to two-car mashup

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News Photo by Julie Riddle Georgies Wrecker Service worked 45 minutes Tuesday morning to disconnect two vehicles that had gotten stuck together at a crash in front of Culver’s on West Washington Avenue in Alpena Township. The driver of a Ford F-150, who said he was distracted by his ...

8th-graders showcase their Civil War knowledge

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ALPENA — Students went back in time Tuesday at Thunder Bay Junior High School. Eighth-graders have been learning about the Civil War this school year in their project-based learning class. On Tuesday, they dressed up as Civil War characters and presented to seventh-graders about different ...

Rogers City considers new retirement plan manager

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ROGERS CITY — The Rogers City City Council on Tuesday agreed to let City Manager Joe Hefele work toward an agreement with a local businesswoman who has expressed interest in administering the city’s defined contribution retirement plan for employees hired after July 1. Council members ...

POLICE BLOTTER

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Recent activity by law enforcement agencies in Northeast Michigan. This has been only lightly edited. MICHIGAN STATE POLICE The Michigan State Police Alpena Post handled 55 calls for service from 5/28/19 through 6/2/19. Of those, troopers made the following arrests: ∫ 2 people for ...

Weather Service: May had more rain, cold than typical

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ALPENA — The Alpena area saw colder-than-average temperatures but more precipitation than usual during the month of May. The average temperature for the month was 49.5 degrees, 3 degrees below the average temperature of 52.5 degrees, according to end-of-the-month data from the National ...

City considers fireworks changes

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ALPENA — For the last several years, fireworks use in Alpena has kept many people awake, petrified pets, and increased the threat of fire from sparks and flame. After Michigan’s Fireworks Safety Act of 2012 was passed in Lansing, which made the use and availability of fireworks more ...

Jail in purse-snatching, pleas in drug cases

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ALPENA — A man whose wife was sentenced two weeks ago for stealing a purse was himself sentenced Monday in the 26th Circuit Court in Alpena for making illegal use of the contents of the purse. Jacob Beauvais pleaded guilty in April to using stolen credit cards to make purchases after his ...

Clifford delivers new books to Alcona Elementary

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Courtesy Photo This photo provided by Alcona Elementary School shows Clifford the Big Red Dog visiting the school on Friday and delivering $1,000 worth of new books to Rene Holmes’ fifth-grade class for her classroom library. Holmes applied for a grant through the Michigan Elementary & ...

Atop the salt pile

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News Photo by Steve Schulwitz A bulldozer levels off the top of the large salt pile in Alpena on Monday. The salt is being stored until winter . Although it is unlikely the Alpena area will need salt on the roads anytime soon, overnight temperatures are expected to remain cool and drop into ...

POLICE BLOTTER

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Recent activity by law enforcement agencies in Northeast Michigan. This has been only lightly edited. MONTMORENCY COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE Total: 101 Alarms: 1 Animal Control: 8 Traffic Arrests: 2 OWI Arrests: 0 Drug Arrests: 0 Warrant Arrests: 3 Animal/Vehicle Crashes: ...

Officially alumni

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ALPENA — In a gym packed with family and friends, 267 Alpena High School students officially became alumni on Sunday. Principal Thomas Berriman said this year’s graduation class did everything in its power to get the job done, whether it be in the classroom, in athletics, or in the ...

Giving and receiving

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ALPENA — Donations have helped many programs within Alpena Public Schools be successful, and one program within the district has used its donations not just for itself, but for the good of the community. The Wildcat Robotics program, comprised of K-12 students in the district, receives ...

Next stop, the real world

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HILLMAN — Administrators at Hillman Community Schools believe their graduates are ready for the world. On Sunday, 29 graduates of Hillman Senior High School were celebrated at the school’s commencement ceremony in the high school gymnasium. Superintendent Carl Seiter said every year new ...

Ready for life’s next step

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ROGERS CITY — “You have to live a life you’re proud of that, at the end of the day, represents who you want to be and where you want to go,” Superintendent Nick Hein told the black-robed seniors sitting in rows before him as he officially began the 2019 commencement ceremony at Rogers ...

Community donors support school programs

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ALPENA — For any program to be successful, it has to have the funds necessary to sustain and have an opportunity to make a difference in the community, and that’s true within Alpena Public Schools. Programs within Alpena schools have been successful because of community donors, officials ...

Atlanta High celebrates 15 graduates

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ATLANTA—A class of 15 smiling young people turned their tassels Friday night at the Atlanta Community Schools 2019 commencement ceremony. In the hallway, a senior-painted cement-block mural gave colorful testimony to the lives that came together for a little while in a small town, while, ...

A deputy’s final hoorah

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OSSINEKE — The man who started the Alpena DARE Program 30 years ago celebrated his final graduation on Friday. In a room filled with students, parents, some teachers, and officers from the Alpena Police Department and the Alpena County Sheriff’s Office, Alpena County Deputy Jim Marquardt ...

PI seeks to renew probation program grant

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ROGERS CITY — The 53rd Circuit Court plans to apply to the Michigan Supreme Court so it can begin the renewal process of its “swift and sure” grant. The 53rd Circuit Court serves the residents of Presque Isle and Cheboygan counties, but the roughly $20,000 grant would be for Presque ...