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Whitlow to participate in Electric Cooperative Youth Tour

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ALPENA — Alpena High School and Alpena Early College student Carina Whitlow recently completed an application, essays and an interview to earn the opportunity to be one of 22 young adults representing Presque Isle Electric & Gas Co-op and Michigan at the 2018 Electric Cooperative Youth ...

Friends of sanctuary to acquire 1,500 acres

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ALPENA — About 1,500 acres of land along North Point Peninsula in Alpena has been purchased by the Nature Conservancy with later plans to transfer it to the Friends of the Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary. The land purchase was discussed at the Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary ...

Meet and greet

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News Photo by Jordan Spence Sen. Pat Colbeck, R-Canton, made a stop to visit with Alpena residents, Thursday. Colbeck is one of four GOP candidates for governor and has received criticism for his unproven claim that Democratic hopeful Abdul El-Sayed’s family has connections to the Muslim ...

Buchner named Zonta Woman of the Year

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ALPENA — For the 52nd year in a row, the Zonta Club of Alpena honored an unsuspecting volunteer in the community by naming her the Zonta Woman of the Year. Long-time educator Pauline Buchner had no idea she was this year’s honoree until the announcement was made at the annual banquet ...

Alpena gets EPA grant for Brownfield assessments

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ALPENA — The United States Environmental Protection Agency announced Wednesday that the Alpena Brownfield Redevelopment Authority was awarded a $300,000 grant to be used in Brownfield assessments on properties in South downtown and river neighborhoods. Alpena Planning and Development ...

This is Jeopardy!

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Having grown up in Alpena playing trivia games with his family, Geoff Brousseau admits to being a huge fan of the show, Jeopardy. Now, in addition to fan, he can tag on contestant as well. When the show airs May 1 at 7 p.m. on WBKB, Brousseau will be among that day’s contestants using ...

IT department monitors county’s computer systems

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ALPENA — It seems like there isn’t a day that goes by that there isn’t a report of a person, business, company or government agency that has been compromised by a computer hack or virus. Once subjected to the threat you are often at the mercy of the people at the other end of the ...

Alpena chosen as Tree City USA community again

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ALPENA — For 18 consecutive years Alpena has been recognized as a Tree City USA community by the National Arbor Day Foundation for the work it does to maintain the city’s population of trees and add new ones as old or unhealthy ones are removed. Trees in the city have had an up and ...

Sanctuary to update management plan

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ALPENA — The Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary has started to update their management plan. The plan was discussed at the Sanctuary Advisory Council meeting, Tuesday. “I believe back in December we talked about management plan review, so I’m just going to give an update on ...

Montmorency voters to have MSUE millage

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ATLANTA — Montmorency County voters will have at least one millage to vote on during the August primary election because on Wednesday, the Montmorency County Board of Commissioners approved a millage from Michigan State University Extension during its meeting. At the board’s last ...

ACC uses video conferencing system for long-distance students

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ALPENA — New technology used at Alpena Community College makes it so students don’t have to be in the classroom to learn. The college now uses the video conferencing system MX 700 to transmit some classes to the high school and Huron Shores campus students. “We wanted to expand ...

Time with teacher

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News Photo by Julie Goldberg Left to right, Lincoln Elementary fourth-graders Dylan Kinney, Austin Hall, Zoey Kubbe and Tony Parris listen to teacher Jon Bradley as they read Making Crafts From Around the World on Tuesday.

Board votes to enact 911 coverage with Roscommon County

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ALPENA — The Alpena County Board of Commissioners voted 7-0 to enter into an intergovernmental memorandum of understanding with Roscommon County for an agreement that will help provide 911 coverage for each, should a system go down in one. During the meeting Emergency Services ...

Township imposes 3 percent late penalty fee

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ALPENA — Alpena Township adopted a resolution during its meeting on Monday to impose a three percent late penalty on property taxes. The township was not required to impose the three percent penalty, but had to adopt the resolution before imposing the change. The resolution authorizes ...

ACC utility tech students win rodeo

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ALPENA — Alpena Community College utility tech students won first place overall, and two out of four events at the College Powerline Rodeo earlier this month. “The College Powerline Rodeo is a competition between schools that have a powerline construction-type of program. We compete ...

Ballots are set in Alpena County

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ALPENA — Tuesday afternoon was the deadline for candidates to file and be eligible to be on the August primary election ballot. In Alpena County, there is a pair of contested commissioner races. There will also be several millage proposals on the ballot and the probate judge seat will also ...

Presque Isle County set for primary

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ROGERS CITY — County Prosecutor Ken Radzibon has filed to run for Presque Isle County probate judge. “I was a probate judge for 24 years from 1983 to 2006. I have a lot of experience in that position and I wanted to put that in front of the voters. I enjoy working with the families ...

City of Alpena tree planting suspended until further notice

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The City of Alpena will be observing Arbor Day on Friday, April 27, 2018, by raising the Tree City USA Flag at City Hall. Arbor Day is a special day set aside for the planting of trees around the world. However, due to the weather and less than ideal conditions, Arbor Day tree planting in ...