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RC’s Sauve to bowl at Concordia

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During a four-year high school bowling career with Rogers City, Jayce Sauve has always been striving to improve, always working to expand his knowledge of the game. Sauve’s hard work was realized when he signed his letter of intent to bowl at Concordia University last month. “It feels ...

Health officials playing catch-up amid COVID safety measures

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ALPENA — Officials with District Health Department No. 4 and MidMichigan Health say their staffs are working to catch patients up on immunizations, reschedule non-urgent procedures, and complete other health screenings. The Health Department in March, began providing only essential services ...

2 cases return to court in Alpena

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ALPENA — Two court cases that came before local juries years ago were back in court on Monday. Joel James, of Alpena, was in court for a status conference, on his way to a third trial regarding the same alleged crime. James was convicted in 2016 of a 1990s sexual assault, after two trials ...

Hospital leaders say they’re ready for potential surge

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In May, the number of COVID-19 cases in Douglas County, Kansas, increased by 14, from 52 to 66. In June, the number of cases increased by 63, bringing the total to 159. It was a drastic uptick in cases that caused the county to delay moving into its fourth stage of reopening. Douglas County ...

Officials: Alpena had safe Fourth of July

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ALPENA — Alpena was well-behaved over the Fourth of July weekend, according to local firefighting personnel. No calls to put out fires were received by the Alpena Fire Department on Friday or Saturday, Fire Chief Bill Forbush reported, and no paramedics were needed to attend to ...

POLICE BLOTTER: MONTMORENCY County

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Recent actions by law enforcement agencies in Northeast Michigan. This has been only lightly edited. MONTMORENCY COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT Update on July 6, 2020 Total: 149 Alarms: 4 Animal Control: 6 Traffic Arrests: 0 OWI Arrests: 2 Drug Arrests: 0 Warrant Arrests: ...

One more Alpena County resident infected, one more recovers

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ALPENA — One more positive test in an Alpena County resident was reported over the weekend and one more resident from the county has recovered, coronavirus test numbers from local health officials show. Alpena County now has 111 positive cases and 84 recoveries associated with the virus. ...

Churches resume in-person services

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By COLIN MCGUIRE Special to The News The inability to attend church each week has been one of the most affecting consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic. Due to social distancing guidelines, it’s been nearly impossible for congregations around the country to gather in ways they were ...

Alpena observes gentler, simpler Fourth of July

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ALPENA — Duck races, cardboard boats, sand castles, and a cheerful parade were absent in Alpena on the Fourth of July, but a gentler, simpler holiday celebration still marked a day of national pride. Festivities originally planned for the city’s annual Independence Day celebration were ...

One injured in Johnson Street crash

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The driver of a white pickup truck on Monday was transported to MidMichigan Medical Center-Alpena to be treated for crash-related medical condition. The man had crossed the center line on Johnson Street in front of Alpena Community College, where he hit the median and struck a reflector, ...

APS OKs $7M in new bond debt

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ALPENA — The Alpena Public Schools Board of Education recently agreed to sell a little over $7.1 million in bonds to raise money for energy efficiency and other improvement projects. The board intends to contract with Trane Technologies to complete the work, but held off on allowing the ...

A day with Alpena County’s 911 dispatchers

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ALPENA — In a dim room at the Alpena County Central Dispatch center, 26 computer monitors glow with information. An alert sounds. A woman pokes a computer screen. “Alpena County 911. Where is your emergency?” the dispatcher says, eyes bouncing between the screens, fingers dancing on a ...

Alpena veterans reflect on the meaning of Independence Day

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ALPENA — Independence Day is not about fireworks and partying. It’s about patriotism and honoring those who have fought to secure and maintain our freedoms as Americans. Veterans and those currently serving in the military told us about what the Fourth of July means to them. Veterans talk ...

New APS chief wants to be ‘part of the solution’

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ALPENA — Longtime education champion Susan Wooden is ready for what she describes as the “most challenging time of her career.” A veteran superintendent who retired a little over a year ago from Beaverton Schools south of Gladwin, Wooden said she’s ready to work with members of ...

Alpena businesses mostly shrug off national coin shortage

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ALPENA — Businesses around the state are adjusting to a national coin shortage forcing stores to accept only credit card or debit card payments or exact change. In Alpena, however, it appears the shortage is having little impact. “I haven’t really heard of anything to this point,” ...

Leaders mull how to combat COVID-19 resurgence

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After consistently moving toward flattening the curve, positive cases of COVID-19 have been climbing in the last two weeks across several states. Florida had the most dramatic increase of cases, jumping from 3,235 daily new cases per 100,000 people on June 22 to 9,019 daily new cases June ...

Secret spot gives up big bite

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Courtesy Photo Tucker Chrzan is seen posing in this photo provided by Eric Chrzan with the bass he caught on June 29 in his secret spot on Long Lake.

A big catch with Papa

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Courtesy Photo Mason Hinkley, 12, is seen with the 16.5-inch, 3-pound bass he caught while fishing on Hubbard Lake with his grandfather, Mike Cornelius.

Another Alpena County resident infected

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ALPENA -- One more Alpena County resident has tested positive for coronavirus infection, test numbers from local health officials show. Test results from Thursday, available today from District Health Department No. 4, show 110 positive test results for Alpena County residents, up one from ...