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‘All I want for Christmas is …’

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ALPENA — Christmas is less than 20 days away and children are starting to tell their parents what they want from Santa Claus. Some examples of presents that children usually get for Christmas are remote control cars, dolls, stuffed animals, supplies for arts and crafts, games, ...

DDA to plan strategic planning meeting

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ALPENA — The Alpena Downtown Development Authority is going to begin the process of scheduling a strategic planning meeting, to help set goals and initiatives for downtown. At Tuesday’s DDA meeting, Executive Director Anne Gentry said the bylaws called for a strategic meeting once a ...

Road commission approves survey, project design

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ALPENA — The Alpena County Road Commission approved a proposal on Tuesday from Huron Engineering and Surveying, Inc. to perform a survey and design of a project on Bloom Road. Huron Engineering provided the proposal for the requested work with the estimated cost for the work being ...

Rogers City OKs Consumers franchise agreement

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ROGERS CITY — A 30-year electric franchise to Consumers Power was unanimously approved by the City of Rogers City Council during its meeting Tuesday. Council member Dick Adair was absent. The council had the first reading of the ordinance on Nov. 7. The board also approved a ...

Honoring the fallen

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News Photo by Steve Schulwitz Retired state Fire Marshal Julie Secontine addresses those gathered for Project Blue Light Tuesday at the APlex. Secontine, who was the guest speaker said it takes a special person to put their life in harm’s way day in and day out in order to protect others.

Hillman to have walk throughs to examine mill

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HILLMAN — Jim Dunn, director of operations at Brush Creek Mill, talked with the Hillman Village Council on Tuesday about the conditions at the mill. Dunn told the council that he talked with John Burr of the Department of Public Works about having Burr do walk throughs of the mill a ...

Alpena’s new troopers

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ALPEN — The Michigan State Police Alpena Post welcomed three new troopers to work Monday and they are eager to protect and serve residents in Northeast Michigan, as well as become members of the Alpena community. Troopers Heidi Killingbeck, Luke Simmons and Alex Karsten recently ...

City seeks replacement for assessor

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ALPENA — The City of Alpena is going to begin the process of looking for a replacement for Assessor Jeff Shea, who announced his intention to retire this summer. Shea, who has worked as assessor for 17 years, said it is time to step down and move on to the next chapter in his ...

Presentation at sanctuary for two shipwrecks

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ALPENA — A spectrum of history and science will be discussed at a National Thunder Bay Marine Sanctuary presentation Thursday. The presentation will be about how two shipwrecks were found in Lake Huron. Sanctuary Media Outreach Coordinator Stephanie Gandulla said doors to the event will ...

Airport reaches 10,000 enplanements

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ALPENA — Alpena County Regional Airport has surpassed the 10,000 enplanement mark a month before the end of the year and will receive a $1 million subsidy from the Federal Aviation Administration. The airport failed to reach the plateau last year, but still received the $1 million from ...

APS interviewing construction management companies

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ALPENA — The Alpena Public Schools Board of Education Property Committee started interviewing candidates for construction management services on Monday. The committee conducted interviews with Rockford Construction, R.C. Hendrick & Son, and Spence Brothers. Rockford ...

Choosing the perfect Christmas tree

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ALPENA — Some people like a lot of lights and bulbs on their Christmas tree, while others like a tree that is more conservative with simple lighting and a few strands of tinsel. What the “perfect” Christmas tree consists of however, changes according to the eye of the ...

Fun afternoon

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News Photo by Julie Goldberg Brothers David, Daniel, and Bryan Sharp decorate Christmas cookies at the Brush Creek Mill Christmas Party with Santa event on Saturday. Between 100 and 120 children got to take a picture with Santa, decorate a cookie, play Bingo, and color a Christmas picture.

Record Giving Tuesday for CFNEM

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ALPENA — Residents in Northeast Michigan dug deep into their pockets Tuesday, giving $120,668 in donations to area nonprofits for Giving Tuesday. The record amount was announced Friday by officials at the Community Foundation for Northeastern Michigan’s Giving Tuesday wrapup event in ...

Dec. weather starting mild, November fairly normal

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ALPENA — A meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Gaylord said now is the time to enjoy the outdoors before the weather shifts. “You better enjoy the warmth now. We’re going to be mild for a few more days; highs of 47 tomorrow, Sunday sunny 46, Monday rain,” meteorologist ...

School mourns loss of student killed Thurs.

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ONAWAY — Onaway Area Schools Superintendent Rod Fullerton said the school and community is saddened after the tragic accident that killed Alexia LaHaie. LaHaie, 17, died Thursday morning as the result of a traffic accident. “Today things are still pretty rough with kids and staff. We ...

Economic development leaders hold Q&A during GMA breakfast

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ALPENA —Economic development and tourism don’t just happen on their own. It takes hard work, extensive planning and pinpoint execution of the plans for communities to experience increases in each. During the Good Morning Alpena Breakfast at Art in the Loft, executives from the Alpena Area ...

Alcona County Library moves ahead with lighting changes

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HARRISVILLE — Visitors to the Alcona County Library Harrisville Branch soon will notice changes inside and outside of the building, according to Library Director Denise Bearre. The library will be closed next week, beginning Monday, as contractors work to install new LED lighting in the ...

Sherwin named chair of Love Light Trees

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Chuck Sherwin, FACHE, vice president of business development/clinical services and chief nursing officer for MidMichigan Medical Center-Alpena, has been named chair of the medical center’s inaugural Love Light Trees program. Contributions to the MidMichigan Health Foundation from this event ...