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Pettalia honored with U.S.-23 sign

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PRESQUE ISLE — Almost two years after he died, former state Rep. Peter Pettalia was honored on Friday as the Peter A. Pettalia Memorial Highway was unveiled in Presque Isle County. State Sen. Jim Stamas, R-Midland, pushed for the Michigan Senate to designate a portion of U.S.-23 in honor ...

‘So many red flags’

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ALPENA —Like many of their peers around Michigan, local clerks in Alpena County are scrambling to fulfill a request made through Michigan’s Freedom of Information Act which seeks ballot and voting data from the 2016 presidential election. It is going to be a long and tedious process to ...

New clerk named in Alpena Township

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ALPENA — On Friday, the Alpena Township Board of Trustees appointed Michele Palevich as the new township clerk. Palevich was appointed after Clerk Karie Bleau announced her resignation during a board meeting on July 23. Bleau’s last day is Monday. She resigned after her husband, former ...

United Way off to strong start on 2018 campaign

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ALPENA —If it wasn’t for the United Way of Northeast Michigan and its many generous donors, many local groups and organizations would be limited in the amount of support they provide to seniors, youth, the poor, sick and abused. On Friday, the United Way celebrated the official kickoff of ...

Another day at Tesla: Execs depart, Musk invites controversy

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By The Associated Press Another executive departure, another controversy over the CEO’s behavior, another stock drop. Another typical day at Tesla. Although the details change, the pattern stays the same. This time, the executive departure is David Morton, chief accounting officer at ...

Love your beer

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News Photo By Kaitlin Ryan Brant Austin and Jason Luther are pictured in the brewery of the Austin Brothers Beer Co. on Friday, which was National Beer Lover’s Day.

Customer appreciation

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News Staff Photo Cliff Anschuetz Chevrolet celebrates a Customer Appreciation Day on Friday with lunch featuring hot dogs, chips, drink and apple pie.

Nonprofit storytelling is the subject of lecture

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The Community Foundation for Northeast Michigan will host a workshop titled “Better Stories by Design: Crafting Narratives that Stick” from 9 a.m. to noon Oct. 2 at the Alpena County George N. Fletcher Public Libary, 211 N. First Ave. The workshop, part of the foundation’s Regional ...

Open house for Outpatient Behavioral Health Unit Tuesday

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ALPENA — The MidMichigan Medical Center-Alpena will host an open house for its new Outpatient Behavioral Health Unit from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday. The open house will feature tours, meet-and-greets with hospital staff, information about behavioral health programs and light refreshments. ...

Free hearing tests for firm’s 70th

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The Miracle-Ear Center is celebrating its 70th anniversary by offering free hearing evaluations, product demonstrations and more throughout the month of September at its stores, including the Alpena location at 1033 N. Bagley St. in the Crossroads Plaza. Residents can call 877-792-8342 to ...

Celebrating a century

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ALPENA — To make it to 100, all you have to do is wake up 36,500 days in a row. That’s 876,000 hours of life. Or 52.56 million minutes. Or 3.1536 billion seconds. On Sunday, Barb Carlson will wake up as a centenarian for the first time in her life. To celebrate her 100th birthday, she ...

Teens take on downtown

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ALPENA — There is a lot to do in downtown Alpena, but many of the events and businesses seem to draw people who are a little on the older side. A new committee being formed by the Alpena Downtown Development Authority aims to change that and have local high school students plan youth ...

‘Abnormally warm’

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ALPENA – August was one of the hottest months on record for the area and it’s going to remain warm through next week. Jeff Lutz, meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Gaylord, said this August was the fifth-hottest August on record and this summer has been the ...

Child psychiatrist hired in Rogers City

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ROGERS CITY — A child psychiatrist has been hired by the Northeast Michigan Community Mental Health Authority. Dr. Anastasia Banicki-Hoffman is now housed in the Rogers City office of the authority, said Director Cathy Meske. Meske noted the new hire during the annual report to the ...

FirstBible Baptist Church to have evangelist preach

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Evangelist Oliver Araiza will be the guest of the FirstBible Baptist Church, 233 Cavanaugh St., for a week of special meetings beginning Sunday. He will speak Sunday at 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. and Monday through Friday at 7 p.m. Araiza has conducted hundreds of special meetings and traveled to ...

Lighthouse Baptist Church to have evangelist speak

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Evangelist Ron Alberico will preach in Evangelistic/Revival meetings at the Lighthouse Baptist Church, which is located five miles north at the intersection of U.S.-23 North and Long Lake Road. He will speak Sunday through Wednesday. Services on Sunday are 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. and Monday ...

Alpena native came to kill

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EDITOR’s NOTE: Today marks the 117th anniversary of the day President William McKinley was shot by Alpena native Leon Czolgosz during the Pan-American Exposition in Buffalo, New York. What follows is a recounting of that day and its aftermath. BUFFALO, New York —The Buffalo Courier ...

Presidential assassinations, attempts and plots

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Assassinations ∫ Abraham Lincoln: Washington, D.C., April 14, 1865, death by hand firearm ∫ James A. Garfield: Washington, D.C., July 2, 1881, death by hand firearm ∫ William McKinley: Buffalo, N.Y., Sept. 6, 1901, death by hand firearm ∫ John F. Kennedy: Dallas, Texas, ...

Partners for 911

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ALPENA — Making sure emergency calls and responses continue during times when local 911 operations are down is critical because those calls can save lives, officials said. To be sure 911 calls are received during an outage, Alpena County has entered into an agreement with Roscommon ...