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Campus Corner

Local students earn honors, degrees from Central Michigan Univ. Local students were named to the honors list and graduated from Central Michigan University in May. Riley Appelgren of Hillman graduated with honors, earning a Bachelor of Science degree and a place on the president’s list ...

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United Way mini grants available The United Way of Northeast Michigan is currently accepting applications for its bi-annual mini grants. Qualifying nonprofit organizations could receive up to $1,000. The intent of these mini grants is to fund programs that seek to meet high priority needs of ...

Return to sender

ALPENA — A radio in a distant room softly playing “I Did It My Way,” Don Rosen sat in the living room that was once the front lobby of the Alpena Post Office, turning the pages of a well-worn “baby book.” The book’s sleeved pages hold century-old photographs of the early days of ...

Alan Keyes to speak at Options’ Night of Lights fundraiser

ALPENA ­— Former U.S. Ambassador Dr. Alan Keyes will be the guest speaker at the Fourth Annual Night of Light banquet on Thursday. The event, from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at the APlex, is the main annual fundraiser for Options Pregnancy Center in Alpena. Tickets are $50 per person, or $90 per ...

Reunion Roundup

AHS Class of 1959 celebrates 60th reunion Alpena High School Class of 1959 had 52 classmates gather at the APlex to celebrate their 60th reunion. Out-of-state attendees came from California, Indiana, Florida, North Carolina, Wisconsin and Kansas. Each classmate was given a bookmark with a ...

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Alcona community baby shower Saturday A community baby shower for the Alcona County Baby Pantry will be from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at Spruce Presbyterian Church, 6230 Gillard Rd., Spruce, hosted by Child Abuse & Neglect Prevention for Alcona County (CANPAC). Bring an unwrapped baby ...

Miss Michigan will read to Alcona kids, and attend Miss Sunrise Side pageant

LINCOLN — Miss Michigan Mallory Rivard will read to Alcona Elementary students on Friday, and attend the Miss Sunrise Side Scholarship Pageant on Saturday at Alcona High School. She will read to Alcona Elementary students from noon to 2 p.m. in the school library for the Milk and Bookies ...

Permission to be unorganized

It’s okay to be messy! It’s okay if your desk is full of paper piles. It’s okay if your photos are all over your dining room table. Yes, this comes from a professional organizer, giving you the okay to be unorganized! How is that possible? If you dropped in unexpectedly to visit ...

Realtors donate backpacks to Boys & Girls Club

Water Wonderland Board of Realtors recently donated more than 70 brand-new backpacks filled with snacks and school supplies to the Boys & Girls Club of Alpena. More than 70 youth at the Boys and Girls Club of Alpena happily received the backpacks. The Water Wonderland Board of Realtors ...

Birding event Friday morning

Thunder Bay Audubon will host an event Friday, Birding Hotspots in Alcona County, led by Craig Klemens. Meet at 9 a.m. at Chippewa Point, on the corner of U.S.-23 and F-41, to carpool or caravan. Visitors are welcome, and the group will stop for lunch before heading home. Call Karen at 989-464-6573.

Estate sale for Friends Together

An estate sale for Friends Together Cancer Center will be from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday at 1328 Fox Farm, Alpena. The family of Gene and Donna Smith are teaming up with Friends Together for this sale.

Dinner at Legion

Under His Wings Christian Fellowship will host an All-You-Can-Eat Spaghetti dinner and bake sale from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday at American Legion Post 65, 1326 M-32 West in Alpena. Suggested donation is $8 per person or $20 per family. Proceeds go to church building fund.

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Cookin’ for a Cause today Cookin’ for a Cause will be offering all Police-Fire-EMT personnel a free meal in the Alpena Mall parking lot from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. today. The public is invited to come and purchase lunch and thank these people for the service they give. This event is ...

Paint on the roof with a glass of wine at GLMHC

ALPENA — Sit back and sip up atop the Great Lakes Maritime Heritage Center Thursday evening as you paint your own version of one of the area’s most well-known shipwrecks. For the first time, Art in the Loft is partnering with GLMHC and Friends of Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary to ...

Amy Belanger earns national PSA certification

ALPENA — Amy Belanger with Banner Realty has earned the nationally recognized Pricing Strategy Advisor (PSA) certification. “The National Association of Realtors offers the PSA certification to Realtors as determining property values depends more than ever on professional expertise and ...

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First fall MARSP meeting Thursday Michigan Association of Retired School Personnel (MARSP) will hold its first meeting of the fall at noon on Thursday at the First United Methodist Church. Area Director Les Nixon will share about Growing Numbers. All retired school personnel are encouraged ...

Alpena and Lincoln natives serving as U.S. Navy Seabees out of Gulfport

GULFPORT, Miss. — “We Build, We Fight” has been the motto of the U. S. Navy’s Construction Force, known as the “Seabees,” for more than 75 years. Petty Officer 2nd Class Ethan Ruddy, a 2016 Alpena High School graduate and native of Alpena, and Constructionman Kent Stoinski, a 2016 ...