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Grants available for tree planting

Trees make the world healthier and communities more beautiful, said the Michigan Department of Natural Resources, announcing 2022 deadlines for an annual grant program that promotes the planting of trees across the state. The DNR and its partners, nonprofit ReLeaf Michigan and the DTE ...

Monday road closure in Alpena Township

Workers will close part of Pine Road, in Alpena Township, for utility repairs today. Temporary lane closures may re-route or stall traffic between 7:30 a.m. and 5 p.m., township officials said.

NEMCSA’s Homeless Response Team earns statewide honor

ALPENA — Fighting homelessness in Northeast Michigan takes determination, empathy, and colleagues as close as family, say advocates recently tapped for a statewide homelessness award. The Michigan Coalition Against Homelessness recently selected the Homeless Response Team from the Northeast ...

At 80 years old, steamship Alpena still going strong

ALPENA — A great lady of the lakes celebrates her 80th birthday this year. The Alpena, launched in 1942 and now the oldest operating steamship on the Great Lakes, visits its namesake city all shipping season long, picking up cement from the Lafarge Alpena plant and carrying it across the ...

Girard’s RBI single gives ACC softball team a split with Macomb

ALPENA — The Alpena Community College softball team played two hard fought games against Macomb on Friday. The first game ended in a tough loss for the Lumberjacks after falling to Macomb in an 8-5 loss, but bounced back in the second game with a walk-off 4-3 win. “In the first game we ...

PREP ROUNDUP for April 29, 2022: Alpena baseball team beaten by Midland

BASEBALL Final scores from April 29 Midland 5 Alpena 0 Alpena stats: Batting: Marc Kirchner, 2 hits, double; Kaydn Budnick, Noah Marquardt and Logan Momrik, 1 hit each; Pitching: Noah Marquardt, 5 runs, 3 hits, 5K, 5BB. Midland 11 Alpena 7 Alpena stats: Batting: Jake Zann, 2 hits, ...