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Ceremony celebrates Hinks renovations

Courtesy Photo Joined by Alpena Public Schools board members, APS Superintendent David Rabbideau, and Alpena Area Chamber of Commerce members, Hinks Elementary School Principal Jean Kowalski on Monday holds a certificate from the Chamber as Hinks students cut a ribbon at a ceremony celebrating recent renovations to the school. The public was invited to the ceremony, which immediately preceded the regular Alpena Public Schools Board meeting in the school gym. The Safe, Warm and Dry Bond approved by voters in March of 2020 provided for recent upgrades at the school, including a secure entry, new roof, plumbing and bathroom updates, new sidewalks, paved parking lot with a new entrance for better traffic flow, and a new boiler with upgraded controls which allow the building to operate more efficiently and cost-effectively.

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