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A successful first year

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News Photo by Julie Goldberg Hillman Jr./Sr. High School sophomore Xavier Baker, right, listens to his teammates as they talk about strategy before a qualification match in the Bots on the Bay FIRST Robotics competition at Alpena High School. Look for more in Saturday’s Northern Lifestyles ...

Alpena hosts FIRST Robotics Competition

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ALPENA — Alpena High School was once again packed on Saturday as all 40 teams competed against one another for a chance to advance to the playoff matches and have a chance to be Bots on the Bay Alpena District Competition district event winners. After more qualification matches took ...

SkyWest proposes return of Minneapolis flight in Alpena

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ALPENA — SkyWest Airlines is the only airline company to submit a bid for air service at Alpena County Regional Airport. The new two-year deal, if approved by the Department of Transportation, would continue round-trip flights to Detroit and add five round-trip flights to ...

Alpena teams compete against each other

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ALPENA — On Saturday in Bots on the Bay Alpena District Competition at Alpena High School, both Alpena teams, Team 5505, V2 Robotics, and Team 5230, The Resistance, made history as both teams competed against each other with their respective alliances in the finals. It was the first time ...

Award winners

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District Chairman’s Award Team 6303, Cyber Coyotes, Reed City HS Dean’s List Award Katie Heckman, Team 3537, Delta Force, Inland Lakes HS District Engineering Inspiration Award Team 5505, V2 Robotics, Alpena HS District Event Winner Team 5505, V2 Robotics, ...

Performing tricks

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News Photo by Steve Schulwitz Jona Hauff, left, and Anthony Tank take advantage of the sunshine Sunday to practice a few tricks on their bikes. Sunday was the last day for Spring Break for students in Alpena, who return to school today.

Battling Bots

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ALPENA — The Bots on the Bay Alpena District Competition for FIRST Robotics was officially under way on Friday at Alpena High School. The event kicked off with opening ceremonies followed by seven hours of qualification matches. V2 Robotics from Alpena HS was in first place after Friday’s ...

2 big science events in April

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ALPENA — Science is the star of two events this April. Through the rest of April, Michigan State University is hosting its Science Festival with different events across Michigan. In Alpena, there will be two events, one at Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary and the other at Besser Museum ...

Shark Days

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News Photo by Jordan Spence Brenton Beaubien, 8, makes a hammerhead shark Friday at the Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary Heritage Center. Beaubien was at the sanctuary attending Shark Days at the Sanctuary, where shark-themed activities were organized for children who were on spring break.

Foundation supports community mission trip

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The First Federal Community Foundation recently presented a $600 grant for the 2018 Alpena Community National Relief Network trip. The group, supported by All Saints Catholic Parish and Grace Lutheran, began the NRN Alpena Community Missions trips in 2007 after Hurricane Katrina and has ...

Osbourne reaches career milestone

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Shaun M. Osborne CFP, CRPC, CFS, a private wealth adviser with OsborneKlein, a private wealth advisory practice of Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc. in Petoskey and Alpena, has reached a career milestone through the company’s Circle of Success program by achieving years of consistently ...

Preserving a foundation in Posen history

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POSEN — The idea that the old Elowsky Grist Mill could be moved downstate didn’t sit well with Mitch Hentkowski. So, he did something about it. “I actually grew up six miles down the road. My sister lives across the road. It’s been part of my life,” he said. “The whole idea of ...

ACC shows support for sexual assault awareness

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ALPENA — Throughout the month of April Alpena Community College will show signs of support for victims of sexual assault. “Today we have a banner set up where we’re encouraging people to sign their name or write ways they would stand up to sexual violence. The banner will then be ...

Over 95% taxes paid for 2017 in Alpena

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ALPENA — The City of Alpena has closed the books on its 2017 tax collections, and although there still are some delinquent taxes, 95.58 percent of the taxes due were paid. Alpena County will make the county whole by paying the city the real tax portion of what is delinquent, but the city ...

Volunteers ready for FIRST Robotics competition

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ALPENA — Alpena High School is ready for the Bots on the Bay Alpena District Competition for FIRST Robotics to begin today and on Thursday, all 40 teams arrived to set up their robots, make last minute adjustments to them and prepare for the competition to officially begin. Volunteers ...

DDA director seeks intern to help for summer, fall

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ALPENA — The Alpena Downtown Development Authority is going to add an employee to its payroll for the summer and fall months and they will help to maintain the downtown area, as well as work on projects. During Tuesday’s DDA meeting, the board voted to post a job opening for a summer ...

Posen celebrates students with awards

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POSEN — As a way to recognize student achievement, Posen Consolidated Schools had their M-STEP Awards Ceremony, Thursday. “This is an event where we recognize the students academically and the parents who support those students,” said Superintendent Michelle Wesener. School Board ...

Cleaning up

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News Photo by Steve Schulwitz People were still digging out from the snow storm that blanketed the area with about a foot of snow Tuesday and Wednesday. People in Alpena were busy clearing their driveways, while snow crews for the county and city were clearing sidewalks.

Late to arrive but snowfall packs punch

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ALPENA — The snowstorm was late to arrive, but when it did, it packed a punch and dropped a foot or more of snow in Northeast Michigan and forced schools and businesses to close, as well as made driving unsafe. A winter storm warning was issued by the National Weather Service beginning ...