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‘It is not easy to put yourself out there and lose’

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ALPENA —Having multiple candidates to choose from when voting is critical to allowing voters to shape government in the form the majority wants. But it seems there are often fewer candidates filing to run for local elective office, leaving municipal boards to appoint members ...

Alcona Health Center offering free produce on Wednesday

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ALPENA — From 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Aug. 15, the Alcona County Health Center will be host a free produce event. In order to promote improved nutrition and better health within the community, the Health Center is partnering with the Food Bank of Eastern Michigan to provide produce to the ...

Sponsoring the first-responders

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Courtesy photo Seen in this provided photo, from left to right, are Thrivent Financial representative Jeremy Jackson, firemen Mike Torok, Jeremiah Misiak, Rob Hamilton, Andy Williams, Rob Edmonds and Samantha Lucas, and Thrivent representative Mark Jackson. Thrivent will sponsor ...

Northland Area FCU donates $500

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Courtesy Photo Seen in this provided photo are, in the front row from left to right, Gary Stephan, Annie Wilk, Matt (Dino) Duthler, Connie Stephan, Lisa Abend, and, in the back row, from left to right, Kristine Brenner, Pete Dzuris, Jamaican Bygden, and Barbara Sealy, part of Northland Area ...

Volunteers needed for Christmas packing party

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Thrivent Financial is seeking volunteers to help pack shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child, a program run through the nonprofit Samaritans Purse that sends shoeboxes filled with school supplies, toys and hygiene items to children ages 2 to 14 around the world. The packing happens from 10 ...

AHC celebrates 40th anniversary

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The Alcona Health Center is celebrating its 40th anniversary and National Health Center Week with a series of events next week. Events include: On Monday, the center will offer information about beating “Monday blues” with stress management and yoga exercises, along with behavioral ...

‘This will not happen again’

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ALPENA — The small number of rides at the Alpena County Fair was caused by a carnival company double-booking two fairs, an official said Thursday. “This year, our carnival double-booked two fairs in the same week,” Fair Board Treasurer Lynn Borke told The News. “They came to us and ...

Alcona kindergartners take part in four-day camp

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LINCOLN — Alcona Elementary School held a Kindergarten Camp this week to get new kindergartners ready for the beginning of the school year. The four-day camp took place Monday through Thursday for three hours each day. Not all students took advantage of the camp, but those who did had a ...

Alpena Twp seeks another fire millage

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ALPENA — Alpena Township voters will vote on another township fire department millage in the November general election after the Board of Trustees on Thursday voted unanimously to add a 0.65-mill, five-year tax proposal to the ballot. If passed, the millage will run from December to 2022 ...

Airport to test for chemicals after state warning

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ALPENA —The Michigan Department of Transportation-Aeronautics Division has concerns that the trend of perfluorooctanoic acid and perfluorooctanesulfonic acid that is being found in groundwater near military bases in Michigan could also be lurking near airports. Alpena County Regional ...

A century of city sounds

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News Photo by Julie Goldberg The Alpena City Band performs its 100th anniversary concert on Thursday at the Bay View Park Bandshell.

RC council approves clearing at North Shore Park

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ROGERS CITY — The Rogers City City Council approved a request from the Up North 23 restaurant to remove some vegetation from the beach in North Shore Park along Lake Huron. “There is 1,100 feet of beach,” City Manager Joe Hefele said. “You’ve got the restaurant, the inn, and the ...

AMA ESD approves performance-based pay

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ALPENA — The Alpena-Montmorency-Alcona Educational Service District Board of Education approved a performance-based pay system for 2018-19. “It’s working to continually improve the system and, in a way that not only motivates staff for going above and beyond their duties and ...

Fair results

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Rabbit Show Senior Showmanship Grand Champion - Julia Butch Reserve - Savannah Avent Junior Showmanship Grand Champion - Brook McKenzie Reserve - Garet McQuarrie Novice Showmanship Grand Champion - Liana Udell Reserve - Brynn Kasubowski Showman of Showman - Julia ...

Voter turnout boomed in Northeast Michigan

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ALPENA —Voters around Michigan showed up in droves to the polls during Tuesday’s primary election and Northeast Michigan was no exception. Alpena County’s voter turnout on Tuesday was the highest in a midterm primary election since 2010. Alpena County Clerk Bonnie Friedrichs said ...

MSP defends Nautical Fest actions

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ROGERS CITY — The Michigan State Police on Wednesday defended troopers’ actions during Rogers City’s Nautical Festival, one day after city leaders criticized the state agency for over-policing the festival without notifying city officials. MSP 1st Lt. John Grimshaw said his office ...

Hein pleads no contest

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ALPENA — A local man has pleaded no contest to felonious assault in a case stemming from an incident at a series of parties in Alpena in July 2016. Thompson Hein was charged with sexual misconduct after an alleged incident at one of the parties. He was originally charged with indecent ...

Health officials urge Hep A vaccination

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ALPENA — With the recent outbreak of Hepatitis A in Michigan, the District Health Department No. 4 is urging the public to get vaccinated against the virus. The Hepatitis A virus is a highly contagious disease that causes inflammation of the liver and can affect the function of the ...

Antique tractors plow into Alpena this weekend

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ALPENA — A journey back in time is only a few miles away this weekend at the 35th Annual Alpena Antique Tractor & Steam Engine Show. The show takes place Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 6850 French Road in Alpena. It will feature antique tractor displays and daily live demonstrations ...