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Drug court loses funding, but county to press on

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ALPENA — The Alpena County Adult Drug Court has helped addicts overcome their dependency on narcotics and alcohol since its inception in 2012. It utilized a federal grant to begin and to help the program, but last week it learned the federal funding will cease. During a special meeting ...

Stamas, Allor seek Pettalia memorial

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LANSING — It has been just over a year since former 106th State Rep. Peter Pettalia was killed in a motorcycle accident in Montmorency County, but it appears his legacy in Northeast Michigan could be immortalized. His deeds and accomplishments, as well as their impact on the residents, ...

Elk resurgence a success story for DNR

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ATLANTA — This year the Michigan Department of Natural Resources issued more than 200 elk hunting permits allowing hunters to kill elk from the Montmorency County herd, which is thousands strong. This marks a significant change in the herd, which was reintroduced into Michigan in 1918 ...

Parking issues

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News Photo by Julie Goldberg Alpena Public Schools Superintendent Dr. John VanWagoner met with parents on Wednesday to discuss a new parking lot and driveway project at Ella White Elementary School. The parents told VanWagoner their concerns about the new parking lot and driveway. VanWagoner ...

Autumn Light Festival offers visitors a unique opportunity

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PRESQUE ISLE TWP. — It’s not every day people have permission to throw things from the top of a lighthouse. But, the public will be able to do so during the Autumn Lights Festival from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday at the New Presque Isle Lighthouse Park. One of the events for the festival ...

Nowak to hold another public meeting Saturday

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Alpena Municipal Councilman Mike Nowak will host another “Councilman at Your Call” on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Cabin Creek Coffee. Nowak encourages residents to come down, say hello and discuss any city issues or projects you would like the council to work on. Over the next ...

Presque Isle will accept land donation

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ROGERS CITY — The Presque Isle County Board of Commissioners has decided to go forward with the acceptance of a land donation. The donation was discussed at the regular board meeting Wednesday. “I want to make sure before we go further what the board wants to do,” county ...

Honoring domestic violence victims

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News Photo by Jordan Spence People gathered for a candlelight vigil to honor victims of domestic violence and to talk about October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month Wednesday at the Presque Isle County Courthouse in Rogers City.

Montmorency proclaims October Domestic Violence Awarness Month

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ATLANTA — The Montmorency County Board of Commissioners signed a proclamation from Hope Shores Alliance to proclaim October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month during its meeting on Wednesday. “I want to thank the commissioners for recognizing October as Domestic Violence Awareness ...

Fixing a robot

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News Photo by Julie Goldberg Fourth-grader Jenna Tolen fixes the claw on her robot on Tuesday at Hinks Elementary School. Jenna and her team are participating in a scrimmage on Thursday at Alpena High School against other local elementary school robotics teams.

My Brother’s Hope seeking winter coat donations

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CALEDONIA TWP. — In an effort to supply children and others with winter coats this year My Brother’s Hope is holding a winter coat donation drive Saturday at the Free Store in Harrisville and at the Caledonia Township Hall. Organizer and Caledonia Township Clerk Kerry Scott said the ...

PI Project Connect chance to see all resources

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ONAWAY — Collaboration is key for an event such as Project Connect, according to organizers. The Presque Isle Project Connect will take place from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Tuesday, at St. Paul’s Hall, 20811 Washington St., Onaway. “This year from 9-10 a.m. we only open it up to local high ...

Swabbing the deck

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News Photo by Jordan Spence Jim Johnson mops his boat in the Alpena Small Boat Harbor Tuesday. He has been sailing his whole life and said fall is his favorite time to sail because the water is usually warmer than the air.

CTE committee receives tech update

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ALPENA — Director of Information Systems Paul Mancine discussed with the Alpena Public Schools Board of Education Curriculum and Technology Committee the technology around the school district. “Right now, we are sitting on over 1,200 Chromebooks in over 10 months,” Mancine said. ...

Beaver dam removal leads to complaints by public

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LINCOLN — The Alcona County Road Commission has received complaints for the removal of a beaver dam on Cedar Lake that allegedly was causing drainage and flooding issues for residents. Managing Director Jesse Campbell told trustees during a meeting Tuesday that although the dam may be ...

It’s National Fire Prevention Week

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ALPENA — There are many things people can do to protect themselves against a fire in their home. According to Alpena Fire Chief Bill Forbush many of those things are promoted during National Fire Prevention Week which runs until the end of the week. Forbush said the second week of ...

St. Luke’s to celebrate 75 years

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ROGERS CITY — A long history will be celebrated this weekend in Rogers City as St. Luke’s By the Lake will celebrate its 75th anniversary during the Sunday service. The service will take place at 9:30 a.m. Sunday in the church, 120 N. First Street in Rogers City. Father Bruce ...

Harrisville SP to host Haunted Holiday Weekend

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HARRISVILLE — Every October the Harrisville State Park’s Haunted Holiday Weekend gets bigger and spookier, according to Unit Manager Eric Ostrander. In the 6th season of the event, Ostrander said the park will be, for the first time, full with campers ready to have Halloween fun ...