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A night on the town with Presque Isle County deputies

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ROGERS CITY — A single beam of light swept across the back of a brick building, doors and windows startling into view and then sliding away again into the darkness. The car eased forward, around the building and back toward the quiet road. The officer at the wheel looked right and left ...

Rogers City royalty crowned

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News Photo by James Andersen Kyrsten Altman and Lewis Fleming were named Rogers City’s homecoming queen and Mr. Football during homecoming festivities on Friday.

City manager applicants rub elbows

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News Photo by Steve Schulwitz Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary Superintendent Jeff Gray, left, talks with Karen Dempsey-Horan, one of six applicants for the city manager position in Alpena. All of the candidates attended a meet-and-greet event at the Great Lakes Maritime Heritage Center. ...

BIZ BRIEFS

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Strong retail sales in August, group says The August Retail Index survey came in at 60.1 on the 100-point index, down from last August’s 73.2 but up from the 54.7 seen in July, according to the Michigan Retailers’ Association. Index values above 50 generally indicate positive activity, ...

Mushroom hunt today

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Courtesy Photo The Alcona Conservation District will host a fall mushroom hunt from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. today at a forest on Bischoff Road in Iosco County, near Tawas City. Anderson Road is the nearby cross street. Once in the area, follow the signs. Sister Marie Kopin, a mushroom ...

Students learn how nature is ‘joyfully His’

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Courtesy Photo Several students stop for a smile before dinner during Group Camp 2019 at the Ocqueoc Outdoor Center at the end of September. Themed “Joy:Fully His in Nature,” the camp brought together about 50 students between St. John Lutheran School ,Rogers City and Immanuel Lutheran in ...

Elk felled in memory of Pete Madsen

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Courtesy Photo Brendon Mac Neill, formerly of Alpena, harvested a 5x5 bull elk during on Sept. 27 during a solo hunt seven miles into the Rocky Mountain wilderness during Colorado’s archery season. Mac Neill dedicated his hunt to the late Pete Madsen, of Alpena.

‘I don’t know if it was a scare tactic’

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ALPENA — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s 147 line-item vetos to state departments and programs could have serious impacts on law enforcement, courts, veterans, and economic development in Northeast Michigan. Whitmer’s $947 million in vetoes this week followed a breakdown in talks with ...

ACC expects slight hike from state

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ALPENA — Alpena Community College will receive $5.77 million in appropriations from the state this fiscal year, college President Don MacMaster said on Wednesday. That is $65,000 more than the college received last year. “We can live with the appropriation we received, and we’re ...

RC seeks cleaner drainage into Lake Huron

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ROGERS CITY — Rogers City officials would like to see cleaner water making its way from the city’s streets into Lake Huron. Eight pipes carry stormwater — essentially rainfall or snowmelt that runs off of streets, lawns and other sites — from the city’s streets and empty into ...

Homegrown officer promoted to RC chief

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ROGERS CITY—A hometown boy will take over leadership of the Rogers City police force come Dec. 13. Sgt. Jamie Meyer, a 16-year veteran of the Rogers City Police Department, signed a contract with the city Thursday afternoon to serve as police chief. After salary negotiations with the ...

ACC earns $2.25M federal grant

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ALPENA — Alpena Community College received word this week that it was awarded a five-year, $2.25 million Strengthening Institutions grant from the U.S. Department of Education. Dawn Stone, ACC dean of workforce development, said Thursday the college will receive $450,000 each year to ...

Sheriff offers tips on preventing identity theft

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In honor of Crime Prevention month, the Alpena County Sheriff’s Office offers the following tips on preventing identity theft. Identity Theft is the fastest growing crime in America. Identity theft costs individuals thousands of dollars every year. Often, the “victim” is not certain a ...

September hotter than average

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ALPENA — The month of September was nearly 3 degrees warmer, on average, than normal for the month. But it may not have felt that way to some, as rain and gusty winds made it feel a touch cooler than what the actual temperature was. For the month, the National Weather Service says the ...

Boy, 4, found unharmed

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ALPENA TOWNSHIP— A 4-year-old boy who wandered off in a wooded subdivision was located safely on Wednesday evening in Alpena Township. The child, his grandfather, and the child’s younger brother had been visiting a pond at the end of Trowbridge Drive, off of Golf Course Road, when the ...

Area schools post mixed results for student count

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ALPENA — Northeast Michigan school districts showed mixed results in enrollment, according to unofficial tallies on student count day on Wednesday, with some districts gaining and others losing kids. The number of students counted on Wednesday accounts for 90% of per-pupil funding ...

High-water headaches

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ROGERS CITY — The Michigan Department of Transportation has plans to shore up a stretch of bike path that runs adjacent to U.S.-23 North between Rogers City and Hoeft State Park. Rising water levels on Lake Huron have caused erosion near a portion of the trail, which is in need of ...

State Police top brass in town for post inspection

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ALPENA — Troopers in straightened hats and well-polished boots lined up in a back garage at the Michigan State Police-Alpena Post on Wednesday, ready to hand over their guns. The post’s annual district inspection, held Wednesday at post on West Washington Avenue, included a check of ...

POLICE BLOTTER

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Recent actions by law enforcement agencies in Northeast Michigan. This has been only lightly edited. MICHIGAN STATE POLICE-ALPENA POST The Michigan State Police-Alpena Post handled 70 calls for service from 9/23/19 through 9/29/19. Of the 70 calls for service, troopers made the ...