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Fast start propels Alpena boys to win at Tawas Area

It may be true that you can’t win a game in the first quarter. The Alpena boys basketball team came pretty darn close Thursday at Tawas Area however; as they stormed out of the gates with a 16 point lead and rolled their way to an impressive 72-44 late season victory. “I was concerned, I ...

Alpena trucker to participate in People’s Convoy

ALPENA — C&S Carriers owner Travis Konarzewski said he’s willing to sacrifice his reputation and business as well as face criminal charges to participate in the People’s Convoy protest against government mandates held in Washington. He said he is prepared for the fallout because, ...

‘Lilies of the Field’ auditions today, Saturday at Civic Theatre

ALPENA — In his directorial debut, Mark John Hunter is looking forward to heading up “Lilies of the Field” at Alpena Civic Theatre. The play, adapted to the stage by Andrew F. Leslie, from the novel by William E. Barrett, will open April 22, but auditions will be held tonight and ...

‘His place’: Pied Piper students learn on the job

ALPENA — For 22-year-old Lucas Gawne, scrubbing a car to an immaculate shine is more than a chore. The Pied Piper School student – who works three shifts a week washing vehicles for Cliff Anschuetz Chevrolet in Alpena – thrives in a work-based learning program that helps transition ...

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 ...