John Murphy honored as Habitat Volunteer of the Year

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ALPENA ­— The first thing John Murphy thought when he found out he was named Habitat for Humanity Northeast Michigan Volunteer of the Year was that so many other people deserve recognition. That alone says a lot about this man’s humility and character. He was born to help others. It’s ...

Jobless rate shoots up

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ALPENA — Northeast Michigan’s unemployment rate shot up more than a full percentage point from November to December as hundreds of new people looked for work but couldn’t find it. Across Alpena, Presque Isle, Montmorency, and Alcona counties, the December unemployment rate stood at about ...

Ski Jumping in Michigan’s U.P.

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The 136th annual Ishpeming Ski Club Jumping Tournament took place at the Upper Peninsula Nordic Ski Complex, also known as Suicide Hill, on the border of Ishpeming and Negaunee last weekend. The tournament is governed by United States Ski & Snowboard and is a part of the U.S. Cup Series ...

PREP ROUNDUP: TC Central tops Alpena hoops teams

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GIRLS BASKETBALL Final scores from Jan. 27 TC Central 54 Alpena (3-10) 39 Alpena scoring: Avery Dubey, 13 points; Faith Dragiewicz, 9 points; Kiera Prue, 6 points. TC Central 44 Alpena JV 19 Posen (9-3) 43 Au Gres 23 Posen scoring: Ella Szatkowski, 24 points; Sofya Hincka, 8 ...

Alpena filmmakers to screen films in TBIFF this weekend

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ALPENA — While this weekend’s Thunder Bay International Film Festival features films from around the world, two young Alpena filmmakers are presenting their work to the community at the Great Lakes Maritime Heritage Center. Zachary Irving of Irving Entertainment in Alpena has two short ...