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Visitors restricted at Alpena hospital as infections climb

ALPENA – Beginning Friday, MyMichigan Medical Center Alpena will reimplement visitor restrictions as 300 Northeast Michiganders were infected in the last week. “We are indeed in the thick of yet another surge,” MyMichigan Medical Center Alpena President Chuck Sherwin said in a written ...

A Christmas column: Playing with Christmas gifts that last a lifetime

As a small child, long, long ago in Detroit, all I wanted for Christmas was Fisher Price Little People. I can remember this, even though I was only in kindergarten. My parents, who were not very well off at the time, came through with a little help from Santa and I was thrilled. After two ...

Wildcats cruise past Tawas in season opener

ALPENA — There was no sign of first game jitters as the Alpena High girls basketball team put together a dominant performance in front of its home crowd on Thursday. The Wildcats blew out Tawas by a final score of 66-15 in their season opener in new head coach Laura Dubey’s first varsity ...

ACC to host alumni hoops games

ALPENA — Alpena Community College will hold an alumni basketball challenge Saturday, Dec. 4. This reunion of ACC Lumberjack basketball players of the past will feature a number of short games with alumni competing against each other and current ACC players. Fun will be had by competitors ...

Local outdoor rec projects could receive $500,000

ALPENA ― Three local outdoor recreation projects may receive a combined $500,000 after the Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund Board on Wednesday recommended 117 recreation development projects to be funded in 2022. If the state Legislature approves the board’s recommendation, Alpena ...