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Limback takes ownership of RE/MAX New Horizons

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Cindy Limback recently acquired ownership of RE/MAX New Horizons. She purchased the business from Sharon Houston who opened the franchise 20 years ago. “I am excited to take the next step as an owner. I love the RE/MAX brand and will continue to build upon the quality foundation that ...

History on display

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There are many tributes and memorials in Alpena honoring historical figures and events sprinkled around the area that often could be overlooked but hold significant importance. From the wall of portraits of past mayors at city hall, to photos of past board of commissioners in the county’s ...

Regular routine

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News Photo by Jordan Spence Jason Kirchner fishes at the Thunder Bay River Thursday in Alpena. He said he’s been fishing his whole life and tries to fish as often as possible.

County to seek bids on new SUVs

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ALPENA — For the last several years the Alpena County Sheriff’s Office has been purchasing low mile used vehicles, as well as some that are leased to use for patrol and other official police business. At Wednesday’s finance committee meeting Undersheriff Terry King asked the ...

ACC set to OK ballot language in March

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ALPENA — The Alpena Community College Board of Trustees will approve ballot language for the millage renewal during its March meeting. That decision was made during its meeting Wednesday. “At our next board meeting we have to approve language for the millage renewal. It will be for the ...

County preps for election; filing now open

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ALPENA —The August primary election may be many months away, but the Alpena County Clerk’s office already is getting ready for it. Not only will there be many local seats up for grabs, but the newly purchased election equipment will be used for the first time. County Clerk Bonnie ...

ACC to use survey data to improve student services

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ALPENA — A survey conducted to address student needs at Alpena Community College led to some helpful results. The survey was executed by Director of Public Information Jay Walterreit to find out areas where the college can better serve students. “To answer the questions on everybody’s ...

Honing skills

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News Photo by Steve Schulwitz Austin Poirier didn’t let the chilly temperatures Thursday prevent him from sharpening his basketball skills. Poirier said there were many days this winter where he shoveled off the court near his home so he could practice his shooting and dribbling. He ...

TBJH, AHS to host transition events

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ALPENA — Thunder Bay Junior High and Alpena High School are hosting different events next week to help eighth-graders transition to the high school next year. There will be a parent informational meeting Wednesday from 6-8 p.m in the AHS auditorium. Superintendent Dr. John VanWagoner will ...

Telling a story

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News Photo by Julie Goldberg Besser Elementary teacher Amy Koproski reads to her class on Thursday.

County to start new fund for drug court costs

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ALPENA — Alpena County is going to start a new line item in its general fund that would allow the county to accept donations for the local drug court. Late last year the drug court learned it had lost its nearly $100,000 in federal funding and in order to continue it would need an ...

Sheriff and others tour new jails for ideas

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ALPENA — Alpena County Sheriff Steve Kieliszewski, members of his staff and Commissioner Bill Peterson visited the east coast and Minnesota to tour new jails that have been constructed recently. The purpose of the trips was to help get an idea of what may or may not work in a new jail on ...

Out for a stroll

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News Photo by Jordan Spence Julie Montroy walks her 10-year-old dog Winston Wednesday in Alpena. Montroy said they walk every day. “We don’t face if it’s super cold, raining or snow. We get outside,” she said.

ACC to purchase truck for utility tech program

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ALPENA — A used digger derrick truck will be purchased for the Alpena Community College Utility Tech program. The $70,000 purchase was approved by the college’s board of trustees at the regular meeting Wednesday. “This truck will be replacing a 1996 model the college bought in 2001. ...

Nowak to hold ‘Councilman at Your Call’ 

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Alpena Municipal Councilman Mike Nowak will be holding another "Councilman at Your Call" get-together this Saturday at Cabin Creek Coffee, 201 N. Second Avenue in downtown Alpena from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. He is inviting residents to come down, say hello discuss issues that affect you and your ...

Alcona County commissioners OK new jail tracker system

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HARRISVILLE — The Alcona County Board of Commissioners approved on Wednesday purchasing a new jail tracker system, Jail Tracker and CORE Technology, for the sheriff’s department. Undersheriff Matt Perkins said the department’s current system for the jail and police reports, LEMS, ...

Street surfing

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News Photo by Steve Schulwitz Micky Lounsberry takes advantage of the dry streets and sidewalks to ride his longboard around town Wednesday. Much of the snow in the area has melted after several days of warm temperatures and rain.

Allor introduces resolution of support in state House for sanctuary

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State Rep. Sue Allor has introduced a resolution to express support for the Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary and oppose any reduction of its boundaries. Recently, the U.S. Secretary of Commerce submitted a report reviewing all designations and expansions of national marine sanctuaries ...

Decompressing

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News Photo by Steve Schulwitz Rachel Piltz swings at the playground at Starlite Beach Park Tuesday, as the snow melts around her. Piltz said she enjoys swinging because it helps her to decompress, reduce stress and to unwind.

AHS hosting vigil for shooting victims today

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ALPENA — As the country comes to grip with the reality of the loss of life from another school shooting, some in Alpena have arranged a special silent vigil Wednesday to remember the 17 victims who were killed at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla. Oftentimes after ...