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Alpena students take film fest honors

ALPENA Young Alpena filmmakers in the making took top honors in the student division at the Thunder Bay International Film Festival, Alpena Public Schools officials announced on Friday. Alpena High School students claimed the top three spots in the 2022 competition, under the theme of ...

Wildcats advance to regional championship

GAYLORD — For the fourth year in a row, the Alpena High hockey team will play for a regional championship. The Wildcats earned the opportunity to win their third regional title in four years with a lopsided 7-1 victory over Cheboygan in a Division 3 regional semifinal game on Thursday in ...

Alpena High School to host MHSAA basketball district tournament

ALPENA ­— Alpena High School has been chosen to host the first girls basketball District 1 Michigan High School Athletic Association State Playoff game between Alpena High and Gaylord High School. The game is scheduled for Feb. 28 in the gym at Alpena High. Tickets are $7 at the door. The ...

POLICE BLOTTER: Presque Isle County deputies make 2 arrests

Recent actions by law enforcement agencies in Northeast Michigan. This has been only lightly edited. PRESQUE ISLE COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE For the period of Feb. 13-19 Complaints handled: 33 Police runs: 20 Persons investigated: 114 Autos investigated: 29 Traffic stops: ...

Active infections inch upward again

ALPENA -- The number of Northeast Michiganders actively infected with the coronavirus inched upward again this week as the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said COVID-19 vaccines have been less effective against the omicron variant of the disease but still greatly reduce the ...

Judge: Avery must plea or face trial

ALPENA — Bradley Avery, a former Alpena County Fair Board treasurer accused of recording video of teenage girls changing clothes during a beauty pageant in 2017, has one month to admit to wrongdoing or his case will go to trial, a judge ordered on Thursday. Police arrested Avery in 2020 ...