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Alpena Civic Theatre’s ‘Church Basement Ladies’ opens next weekend

UPDATE: This show has been postponed until next weekend as a precautionary measure because of COVID-19 concerns. For more information, call the box office at 989-354-3624. ALPENA — Live theater is back, and so are the “Church Basement Ladies.” Alpena Civic Theatre presents the musical ...

WITH VIDEO: Water main break floods Ford Ave.

ALPENA — A water main break flooded Ford Avenue at Spratt Street this morning. Suez, the city’s utility contractor, and city crews were on the scene this morning. “We don’t expect any collapses” in the roadway, said Shannon Smolinski, the city’s engineering assistant. “It’s ...

Meeting planned for parents of high school athletes

ALPENA -- Alpena Public Schools is hosting a parent information forum at Alpena High School commons at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday for the parent or guardian of any student that plans to participate in sports at the collegiate level. Mary Daoust, AHS counselor, will host the meeting regarding NCAA ...

Commissioners revise health care coverage policy

Alpena County commissioners’ 2022 paychecks will reflect a boost meant to correct an inequality in health care coverage. Previously, some commissioners’ ages disqualified them for either health care coverage or the $400 the county offers to people not eligible for the coverage for other ...

Last month’s temps didn’t veer too far from normal

ALPENA — After Northeast Michigan experienced the second warmest October on record, the region did not come close to breaking any records last month. Aside from a high of 67 degrees on Nov. 7, and a low of 8 degrees on Nov. 27, temperatures for the rest of the month stayed almost exactly in ...

Alpena hospital gets new name, MidMichigan Health rebranded

ALPENA — MidMichigan Health and MidMichigan Medical Center-Alpena will have new names, it was announced Wednesday. In a press release, the health care system says it will now be known as MyMichigan Health and the hospital in Alpena is rebranded as the MyMichigan Medical Center Alpena. The ...