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Hillman School Board discuss new buzzer system

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HILLMAN — Hillman Superintendent Carl Seiter discussed during Thursday’s Hillman Community Schools Board of Education meeting putting a new buzzer system in at the main entrances of both the Jr./Sr. high school and elementary school. “Given in light of what’s happened around the ...

Play time

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News Photo by Steve Schulwitz Chris Krause, left, and Caleb Smith build vehicles with parts from a play set that allows the users to utilize and learn STEM skills while at the Alpena Boy and Girls Club Wednesday.

AHS students ‘walkout’ to support Florida victims

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ALPENA — Between 100 and 150 Alpena High School students gathered in the gymnasium Wednesday to participate in the student walkout that was taking place around the country. The gathering lasted 17 minutes, a minute for each student killed during the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School ...

APS examining building security

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ALPENA — A little more than a year ago Alpena Public Schools updated its building security plans, but after an incident that may have involved a gun at Ella White Elementary School March 1, the school system is going to be evaluating again. Updated security equipment is being installed ...

Montmorency approves IT companies

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ATLANTA — The Montmorency County Board of Commissioners voted to keep the same IT company for one department and voted a new IT company for a different department for next year during its meeting Wednesday. The board selected Common Angle of Petoskey to contract as the IT company for the ...

Making signs

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News Photo by Julie Goldberg Revs. Keith and Ginny Titus of Alpena make signs for the March 24 march in solidarity with the Parkland, Fla., students. Members of People for Social Justice were making signs and writing postcards to send to state representatives.

State Theater sign will see some changes

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ALPENA — In the coming weeks there is going to be a change in the landscape on Second Avenue as well as a prominent business that will be closing. AMC, which owns and operates the Royal Knight and State theaters, is in the process of closing the Royal Knight and consolidating it with the ...

Heading to international competition

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ALPENA — The Alpena High School Distributive Education Clubs of America Chapter competed in the State Career Development Conference at Cobo Hall in Detroit over the weekend and five students are now going to compete at the International Conference in Atlanta, Ga., because of their ...

Township seeking new website host

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ALPENA — Alpena Township Supervisor Nathan Skibbe is seeking bids for website hosting and design so the township’s website can be updated and workable for township employees. Skibbe said the current website has gone down twice in the last three months. He said the first instance was ...

Sanctuary lecture to focus on Straits of Mackinac

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ALPENA — Shipwrecks of the Straits of Mackinac will be the focus of a lecture at Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary Heritage Center on March 29. “With our lecture series we are looking to bring experts in from around the state. Straits of Mackinac have a rich history as well. It’s ...

Carpet installation

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News Photo by Steve Schulwitz Bob Brueggeman removes the old carpeting from the Howard Male Conference Room in the Alpena County annex building Monday. The room is being redone and features a new desk for the commissioners, as well as carpet and fresh paint. Renovations are also being done in ...

Airport terminal designs revealed

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ALPENA — Alpena County Regional Airport has released design renderings of what the proposed new terminal at the airport will look like if the Federal Aviation Administration appropriates funds for the construction. The final design plan needs to be submitted to the FAA in July and the ...

Under the car

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News Photo by Julie Goldberg Alpena High School senior Blake McCallum, left, and junior Zac Cramer twerk the mounting bulbs under a Pontiac Solstice in the auto technology lab on Monday at AHS.

Committee recommends twp seek millages

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ALPENA — The Alpena Township Board of Trustees approved recommendations from the fire committee for millages to be put on the upcoming August primary and November election. The fire committee, along with Chief Dave Robbins, looked for board approval for ballot language to be taken to the ...

Forester warns of spring oak wilt dangers

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The spring is a time for plant growth and gardening. It also is the start of a different season —oak wilt. “The most dangerous time of year for oak wilt is April 15 to July 15,” Alcona Conservation District Forester Eric Brandon said. Oak wilt is a vegetational fungus that attacks ...

Alpena deputies to wear body worn cameras

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Sheriff Steven J. Kieliszewski has announced that beginning Thursday 12 deputies will begin wearing body worn cameras and be recording audio/visual interactions with residents. Deputies currently are being trained on using this new equipment and learning the important policies and procedures ...

American Girl time

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News Photo by Jordan Spence Rita-Marie Peters reads with her Molly doll during the American Girl Tea at the Alpena County Library, Saturday.

Guns in schools a complicated issue for area superintendents

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Since the 1999 mass shooting at Columbine High School in Colorado, there have been more than 20 shootings at schools around the country, and since the shooting at Newton Elementary School in 2012, discussions about how best to keep schools safe have increased. Last month, after another ...

Area school districts work to bring more fine art programs

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ALPENA — Local school districts are working to bring more arts to the classrooms for students. Students have the opportunity to take art, band, choir and drama when going through school, along with other courses that are offered. Alcona Community Schools offers art for sixth through ...

HUNT, MSP Troopers arrest suspects in meth case

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On March 8, 2018, based on information developed by the Huron Undercover Narcotics Team (HUNT), Troopers from the Michigan State Police Alpena Post conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle that contained a male and female individual suspected of being involved in the manufacturing of ...