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Grocery shopping on isolated northern Michigan islands

MACKINAC ISLAND — Unexpected company is coming for dinner, and you need more salad ingredients. You’re in the midst of baking banana nut bread and require more eggs and several more bananas. A light bulb just went out, and you have other grocery needs. Simple tasks for most Michiganders ...

Efficient offense carries Alpena hockey team to 14th straight win

ALPENA — Offense just kept coming in waves for the Alpena High hockey team on Friday. Buoyed by four goals in each of the first two periods, the Wildcats easily collected their 14th straight win after beating Gaylord 8-0 by mercy rule at Northern Lights Arena. The Wildcats (18-2, 7-0 Big ...

John Murphy honored as Habitat Volunteer of the Year

ALPENA ­— The first thing John Murphy thought when he found out he was named Habitat for Humanity Northeast Michigan Volunteer of the Year was that so many other people deserve recognition. That alone says a lot about this man’s humility and character. He was born to help others. It’s ...

Jobless rate shoots up

ALPENA — Northeast Michigan’s unemployment rate shot up more than a full percentage point from November to December as hundreds of new people looked for work but couldn’t find it. Across Alpena, Presque Isle, Montmorency, and Alcona counties, the December unemployment rate stood at about ...

Ski Jumping in Michigan’s U.P.

The 136th annual Ishpeming Ski Club Jumping Tournament took place at the Upper Peninsula Nordic Ski Complex, also known as Suicide Hill, on the border of Ishpeming and Negaunee last weekend. The tournament is governed by United States Ski & Snowboard and is a part of the U.S. Cup Series ...

PREP ROUNDUP: TC Central tops Alpena hoops teams

GIRLS BASKETBALL Final scores from Jan. 27 TC Central 54 Alpena (3-10) 39 Alpena scoring: Avery Dubey, 13 points; Faith Dragiewicz, 9 points; Kiera Prue, 6 points. TC Central 44 Alpena JV 19 Posen (9-3) 43 Au Gres 23 Posen scoring: Ella Szatkowski, 24 points; Sofya Hincka, 8 ...