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Harrisville council has vacancies to fill

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HARRISVILLE — The Harrisville City Council has at least one vacancy, and possibly a second, to contend with in the coming months. The vacancies include the city’s planning commission and possibly the council, Mayor John Dobis said during a Monday meeting. He told the council that a ...

A little touch-up

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News Photo by Jordan Spence Bobby Szmagaj paints his boat as it sits in the City of Alpena Marina Tuesday.

TBJH to have peer-to-peer course for winter semester

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ALPENA — Alpena Public Schools Board of Education Curriculum and Technology Committee discussed on Tuesday a peer-to-peer course that is set to start in the winter at Thunder Bay Junior High. Peer-to-peer is an accredited elective class that pairs a student with special needs with a ...

Bonding with dad

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News Photo by Steve Schulwitz Robert Herman gives his son, Carter, a gentle push on a swing while playing at McRae Park Monday. Carter also went down the slide and played on the other equipment on the playground.

Planning commission to have two public hearings

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ALPENA — The Alpena Planning Commission will be having two public hearings at its meeting tonight regarding a pair of special use permits in the city. According to Planning and Development Director Adam Poll the first request is by a resident who lives on 111 E. Maple and wants to ...

Alcona Humane Society seeks items, volunteers

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LINCOLN — The Alcona Humane Society is seeking volunteers and items for its annual yard sale, which is one of the agency’s biggest fundraisers of the year. Society board of directors President Jocelyn Dillard said the sale will be held at the Alcona Recreation Area Sept. 22-23 from 9 ...

Annual Harvest Festival this weekend

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ALPENA — Thunder Bay Winery and Austin Brothers Beer Company will be celebrating the fall harvest with a family friendly event Saturday in Alpena. The two businesses will host the 5th Annual Harvest Festival with games, entertainment, food and beverages available during the ...

Ballot group to hold event at library

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Voters Not Politicians will meet at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday at the Alpena County Library The ballot language has been passed by the State of Michigan and petitions to change the way districts are drawn are now ready to be signed. Voters Not Politicians is a registered ballot committee ...

Hillman selects new school board member

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HILLMAN — The Hillman Community Schools Board of Education approved Leslie Cook as a new board member during a meeting Monday. “I think that this is an important job,” Cook said. “These are our kids and I want to support them. I also want to help support the school.” Cook ...

‘Little Lending Libraries’ big Alcona Community Schools project

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LINCOLN — The Little Lending Library project launched by two Alcona Community Schools educators is turning out to be big, according to a report by teacher Val Haneckow, who gave a presentation Monday. Haneckow told members of the Alcona Community Schools Board of Education there already ...

Posen parade

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News Photo by Jason Ogden Miss Posen 2017 Camille LaTulip, right, sits on top of the Miss Posen Float with her court Sunday during the 66th annual Posen Potato Festival Grand Parade. LaTulip will reign as Miss Posen until the 2018 pageant. According to organizers the float is new this year ...

Pregame bash

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News Photo by Steve Schulwitz Alpena High School freshmen play a game of bubble-suite soccer during the KAPUT Freshmen Tailgate bash before Friday’s Wildcats football game. There also was food, live entertainment and other games.

Airport terminal plan to be pared back

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ALPENA — The design plans for a new terminal drafted by consultant RS&H for Alpena County Regional Airport are being amended after the projected cost of the original design came in about $2 million more than what is believed Federal Aviation Administration is willing to pay. Airport ...

Jail committee begins preparing its message

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ALPENA — The Alpena County Sheriff’s Office and Corrections Committee met Friday to begin finalizing a comprehensive list of questions that likely will be asked about the new jail and millage, and to develop answers for them. The committee is focused on public outreach because it wants to ...

Family, Friends, Fishing and Fun

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ROGERS CITY — Ten years ago a small group of fishermen in Rogers City considered creating a fishing tournament to replace the former salmon tournament that had ended. They wanted an event that was family oriented, fun and also use it as a way to help support charities in Northeast ...

Band practice

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News Photo by Steve Schulwitz Alpena High School band instructor Mike Gozzard directs the marching band as it practices for its halftime show Friday. The Wildcats host Gaylord in a Big North Conference contest.

City staying on top of water, sewer projects

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ALPENA — When the City of Alpena decided to raise water and sewer rates three years ago, it did so with the promise that the additional revenue would be put into maintaining and improving the city’s water and sewer infrastructure. According to City Engineer Rich Sullenger there have ...

Sept. 9 is Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Day

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ALPENA — Every year on the ninth day of the ninth month is Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Day. “FASD is an umbrella term for a number of conditions that can occur when a woman drinks during pregnancy,” Partners in Prevention Program Coordinator Mary Schalk said. Saturday marks ...

Friendly game

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News Photo by Jordan Spence Charlie DeLong, left and Rick Rasche, both of Alpena, play a game of checkers Thursday at the Alpena County Library.