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PHOTO GALLERY: Week of Nov. 15, 2020

News Photo by Steve Schulwitz Seth Jones, left, and Nick Forcier restock a goodie display at the Shell gas station in Alpena on Tuesday. District Health Department No. 4 reminds people to wear masks in public to help slow the spread of COVID-19. Health officials say community spread of the virus is increasing and making contact tracing difficult.
Courtesy Photo Banner art by Brooke Stevens
Courtesy Photo Banner art by Derek Bromund
Courtesy Photo Banner art by Makayla Grochowski
Courtesy Photo Banner art by Sandra Neumann
Courtesy Photo Chuck Sherwin, president, MidMichigan Medical Center-Alpena, left, receives the 2020 angel pin from volunteer Barb Nye. The angel pinning is a 45-year tradition that kicks off the sale of the pins in the the hospital gift shop and out in the community. Customers return year after year to obtain the new pin design. All proceeds from angel pin sales are used to support new technology and patient services at the hospital. Nye has been an involved volunteer at the Medical Center since early 2019. She has served in a wide variety of roles including Fundraising, Lobby Greeter, Surgical Lounge, Cancer Center and as a clerk in the volunteers’ gift shop, The Gift Corner.
News Photo by Crystal Nelson Alpena Community College nursing lab manager Terry McKenzie on Friday listens to a mannequin with his stethoscope in the college’s nursing laboratory.
News Photo by Julie Riddle George Barber removes the head of a deer harvested by Wayne Augsburger, of Rogers City, at the Michigan Department of Natural Resources check station in Posen on Tuesday.
News Photo by Julie Riddle Michigan Department of Natural Resources worker George Barber displays the 2020 successful hunter patch given to hunters who report their harvest at a DNR deer check station.
News Photo by Crystal Nelson Lincoln Manor apartments is pictured here on Wednesday in Lincoln.
News Photo by Steve Schulwitz Northern Lights Arena, seen here on Wednesday, will not host on-ice events until at least Dec.9, as ordered by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services to prevent the spread of COVID-19. If the shutdown lingers longer, it could impact the arena’s finances significantly.
News Photos by Justin A. Hinkley Above, Bedrock workers install the last “A” in Alpena on Thursday at Mich-e-ke-wis Park. The “Alpena Letters Sculpture” features 7-foot-tall steel letters fabricated by Bessser Co. of Alpena.
The vintage postcard seen here was part of the inspiration for the “Alpena Letters Sculpture.”
Here is a wider view of the sculpture, which can be seen from State Avenue (U.S.-23) in front of the park.
Courtesy Photo Freshly fabricated steel letters await priming and painting at Besser Co. before they make their way to their new home at Mich-e-ke-wis Park. Each letter weighs 465 to 575 pounds.
News Photo by Crystal Nelson Jay Walterreit, director of public information and marketing for Alpena Community College, on Thursday demonstrates how students can log in when they need to use the library.
News Photo by Crystal Nelson Alpena Community College Library Testing Technician Nathaniel Salziger wipes down a computer on Thursday in the college library.
Courtesy Photo Isabella McCrimmon happily displays the goods she and her mom bought to donate to Trinity Episcopal’s Thanksgiving meals program.
Courtesy Photo Samantha Witkowski, winner of the largest rack by a lady in the 2020 Hillman buck pole.
Courtesy Photo Steve Compeau, winner of the largest rack contest in the 2020 Hillman buck pole.
Courtesy Photo Wyatt Sobey, winner of the largest rack by a youth in the 2020 Hillman buck pole contest.
Courtesy Photo Kyla Avery is seen in this provided photo posing with the seven-point buck— her first ever —that she took on the morning of opening day Sunday in Spruce.
Courtesy Photo Parker Werth, 7, who shot an eight-pointer on opening day in Herron, smiles big in this provided photo.
Courtesy Photo A father and his two sons pose in this provided photo with the bucks they got this season. Evan Krawczak, 16, got a nice eight-point with a crossbow Nov. 14. Jack Krawczak, 13, got a nice eight-point opening morning, and John Krawczak got a nice seven-point opening morning. All at The Krawczak Camp out in Hawks.
Courtesy Photo Isaac Thomson, 10, poses with the eight-point buck — his first — that he shot on opening morning hunting in the Long Rapids area.
Courtesy Photo Garrett Male, 13, shot this seven-point buck while hunting in Maple Ridge Township on opening day.
News Photo by Crystal Nelson Patti Berg, nursing administration coordinator with MidMichigan Medical Center-Alpena, on Thursday disinfects a wheelchair at the hospital entrance.
News Photo by Crystal Nelson The future location of Consume Harrisville Provisioning Center is seen in Harrisville this week.
News Photo by Julie Riddle Court-appointed attorney Ron Bayot represents a client in court on Monday. Courts will no longer decide which attorneys will help those who can’t afford legal help.

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