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Pied Piper celebrates Fall Fest

News Photo by Steve Schulwitz Students, staff, family, and friends take hay rides during the Pied Piper Fall Festival on Friday. There were many activities for the students to enjoy while the sun was out during the morning and early afternoon.

Wicked waves wallop shore

News Photo by Steve Schulwitz Andrea Norman, left, and Remington Rice watch some of the large waves crash over the banks at Bay View Park on Friday. The National Weather Service issued a lakeshore flood advisory from 8 a.m. Friday until 2 a.m. today. There were many people who were at the ...

POLICE BLOTTER

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 Oct. 1-8 Deputies made 28 traffic stops, issuing 26 warnings and 2 citations. They received 49 complaints Police runs: ...

RC City Hall struck by truck

ROGERS CITY — Rogers City’s City Council chambers are in need of repairs after a truck crashed into City Hall around 7 a.m. on Tuesday, before the city’s Harbor Advisory Committee was to begin. Mayor Scott McLennan said the truck driver, who worked for a private contractor for the post ...

Return of the bird

ALPENA — It’s official ... a Michigan native is back, and, from all appearances, it’s here to stay. The Kirtland’s warbler, a cute, yellow-and-gray songbird beloved by many Up Northerners, was near extinction when it was one of the first species in the U.S. to be put on the federal ...

Alpena girl catches a whopper

Courtesy Photo Madi Speaks, 15, of Alpena, caught this 35-pound king salmon on Aug. 17 fishing in Lake Michigan with her family on the boat Power Trip, captained by Denis Dixon.

Sophomore takes her first buck

Courtesy Photo Alyssa Ross, a sophomore at Alpena High School, shot her first buck, an eight-point, on Sept. 14 while hunting with her grandpa at his Green Township hunting camp.

BIZ BRIEFS

268 jobs filled in Sept. The Michigan Works! Northeast Michigan Consortium filled 268 jobs in September, the agency said in its monthly newsletter. Those positions had an economic wage impact of $8.5 million, the agency said. Also in September: ∫ 1,787 people visited the Michigan ...

Oh, my gourd

ROGERS CITY — Jim Smythe has only been growing giant pumpkins for two years, but his hobby is quickly becoming a favorite pastime for the residents of Rogers City. Curious residents have been stopping by his house on Detloff Street all summer to check on his pumpkins and watch them grow. ...

Alpena K9 team helps find body of missing man

SOUTHFIELD — The body of an 88-year-old Southfield man who had been missing for nearly a month was found with the help of the Alpena County Search and Rescue and multiple local K9 units, according to a news release from the Alpena County Sheriff's Office on Friday. The man, who suffered ...

Flier numbers delayed

ALPENA — The Alpena County Airport Committee on Thursday received an update on the new terminal under construction now, but was denied an update regarding the number of people who used the airport in September. Enplanement numbers, which are usually released early in the month, have ...

AMA ESD names new school board member

ALPENA — The Alpena-Montmorency-Alcona Educational Service District Board of Education has a new member: Lee Fitzpatrick. Fitzpatrick was appointed to the board Thursday. He fills a vacancy left by Kevin Brown, who resigned last month because of health reasons. “I’m very happy,” ...

ACC club shows its pride

Courtesy Photo Students from the Alpena Community College Takes Pride club hosted Pride Day on Thursday. Students, faculty, and staff were encouraged to wear pride apparel to show their support for equality for all. Members of the group passed out equality stickers throughout the day to ...

Alpena sheriff offers tips on gun safety

Continuing with Crime Prevention month, the Alpena County Sheriff’s Office would like to remind citizens about firearm safety. As a firearm owner, the responsibility is yours to ensure that guns in your home are stored where they are inaccessible to children or unauthorized persons. Hiding ...

POLICE BLOTTER

Recent actions by law enforcement agencies in Northeast Michigan. This has been only lightly edited. MICHIGAN STATE POLICE-ALPENA POST The Michigan State Police Alpena Post handled 51 calls for service from 9/30/19 through 10/6/19. Of the 51 calls for service, troopers made the following ...

Sheriff to go airborne

ALPENA — A small boy alone in the woods can be hard to find. After a recent incident in which an Alpena child was missing for several hours on a chilly October day, eluding human and canine searchers, Alpena County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Michael Lash is more pleased than ever about ...

Schools post mixed results on SAT

ALPENA — Northeast Michigan students tested lower than students statewide on the spring 2019 SAT. The 511 Northeast Michigan students who took the spring test had an average score of 964.4, according to The News’ analysis of scores reported by the Michigan Department of Education and ...

PI County continues to explore recycling options

ROGERS CITY — Two new ideas to address the cost of Presque Isle County’s recycling program were presented to the county Board of Commissioners on Wednesday. Commissioner Mike Darga told fellow commissioners they could consider having recyclables in the southern townships of the county ...

There’s a new restaurant in town

ALPENA — Families in Alpena will have a new place to enjoy a meal, a cocktail, or maybe a movie or live entertainment. This weekend, Whitecaps is opening its doors to the public and will unveil its menu and rock the night away with a live band. The former Club 32 and Club Mix building ...

Old Newsboys hot off the press

News Photo by Steve Schulwitz Salvation Army Advocate Kathy Ceci, left, Alpena Lions Club Member Randy Boboltz, center, and Salvation Army Office Manager Suzanne Adams pose outside The Alpena News on Wednesday with the 2019 edition of the Old News Boys edition of The News. The special edition ...