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Township wants an island

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ALPENA TOWNSHIP — The Charter Township of Alpena Board of Trustees voted 7-0 Tuesday to approve a resolution supporting efforts for the township to acquire a portion of Thunder Bay Island it doesn’t already own. The next step is an application to federal government. The township ...

Woman dies after Monday crash

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ALPENA -- An 88-year-old Alpena woman died from injuries sustained in a car crash Monday on Genschaw Road near Princeton Avenue, according to the Michigan State Police- Alpena Post. Martha M. Krajnik was on Monday transported to MidMichigan Medical Center-Alpena, where she died shortly after ...

Terminal opening pushed back to March 2

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ALPENA — The Alpena County Regional Airport was scheduled to have its first flight take off from its freshly built terminal Thursday, but a snafu involving the installation of technology by SkyWest Airlines and the U.S. Transportation Security Administration has forced operations at the new ...

Winfield trial delayed

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ALPEN — The trial for former Alpena Public School teacher Heather Winfield, accused of a sexual relationship with a former student, has been postponed again. Citing voluminous paperwork still to be reviewed by the defense, Judge Roy C. Hayes III in a hearing today in Alpena's 26th Circuit ...

8 Alpena cases reviewed amid breath-test questions

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ALPENA — Faulty breathalyzer tests may impact a handful of Alpena County cases, the Michigan State Police says. The State Police last week put a temporary halt to the use of DataMasters, the official breath-testing device used to provide an official blood-alcohol content reading after an ...

Man sentenced to downstate treatment center

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ROGERS CITY — A man sentenced Monday in Presque Isle County’s 53rd Circuit Court will head to a residential treatment program downstate instead of spending time behind bars. Michael Bohamed, who pleaded guilty to a charge of possession of analogues, will be admitted to the Kalamazoo ...

Alcona County awaits state money for Veterans Affairs office

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HARRISVILLE — The Alcona County Veterans Affairs office is continuing to offer services to veterans five days a week while waiting for funding from the Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency to come through. About $4 million was eliminated from the state’s County Veteran Service Fund when ...

POLICE BLOTTER

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Recent actions by law enforcement agencies in Northeast Michigan. This has been only lightly edited. ALCONA COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE For the week of Jan. 6-12 110 complaints were handled resulting in the following: Car/Deer: 4 Traffic/Traffic Stop: 42 Medical: 21 Warrant ...

Pot revenue remains unclear

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ROGERS CITY — Officials in Rogers Township do not know how much money the township might receive from a recreational marijuana store that opened last week. “It depends on how much money is generated statewide by that, and then it comes back to us based on the number of facilities that ...

School employee charged with child porn

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ALPENA — Child pornography charges were filed Monday against a now-former employee at All Saints Catholic School in Alpena. Christopher Olsen, of Alpena, was arraigned in the 88th District Court on two counts of possession of child sexually abusive material and one count of using a ...

Road official urges patience on gravel roads

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ALPENA — Maintaining gravel roads in Northeast Michigan and making them as passable as possible is a challenge for area road commissions, as weather and other issues specific to gravel makes it nearly impossible for crews to keep the roads maintained to the standard residents ...

3 hurt as cars collide around town

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ALPENA — Northeast Michigan emergency crews dealt with another day of smash-ups on Monday, responded to crashes at the intersection of Genschaw Road and Princeton Avenue and at the intersection of Werth Road and U.S.-23 South. Three people were injured in one of the crashes on Monday.

Board sets goals for Hein

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ROGERS CITY — The Rogers City Area Schools Board of Education established yearly goals Monday for Superintendent Nick Hein. Among the board’s goals for Hein: ∫ complete a plan of the district’s top priorities, ∫ continue academic curriculum alignment within the schools, ...

3 arrested in ‘19 break-in, beating

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A yearlong investigation in Alcona County has led to the arrest of three suspects accused of viciously attacking a Glennie man in January 2019. Michael Keeting, Kayley Duel, and Quinton McMurren, all of Saginaw, were charged with felony assault and attempted breaking and entering a year after ...

POLICE BLOTTER

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Recent actions by law enforcement agencies in Northeast Michigan. This has been only lightly edited. MONTMORENCY COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT Total: 86 Alarms: 3 Animal Control: 5 Traffic Arrests: 0 OWI Arrests: 2 Drug Arrests: 0 Warrant Arrests: 2 Complaint Arrest: ...

Not worried about lead rules

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ALPENA —After the Flint water crisis, the state knew changes were needed to prevent a repeat of the catastrophe. In response to the lead poisoning in that city’s water, the state mandated steps to remove lead from municipal water systems and adjusted the testing criteria for ...

School employee charged with child porn possession

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ALPENA — Child pornography charges were filed today against an employee at All Saints Catholic School in Alpena. Christopher Olsen, of Alpena, was arraigned in the 88th District Court on two counts of possession of child sexually abusive material and one count of using a computer to commit a ...

Area spared brunt of winter storm

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ALPENA — Residents in Northeast Michigan were busy Sunday snowblowing, shoveling and plowing the remnants from the snowfall from winter storm Isaiah, but thanks to heavy rains in the southern parts of the state, the storm had lost a great deal of its power, sparing the area from the foot ...

Alpena High students honored at BAC gala

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ALPENA — Alpena High School students Madison Timmreck and Jade Gray are proof that working out and eating healthy has helped them both inside and outside the classroom. On Saturday, Timmreck and Gray were two of the 19 honorees at Bay Athletic Club’s Fitness Inspired Gala at Fletcher ...

Snowmobile fun

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News Photo by Steve Schulwitz Avery Vandenbosch, left, sits on her Pink Panther themed snowmobile while her mother Jackie Vandenbosch watches on. The two attended the antique snowmobile show in Alpena at the Ramada Inn.