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A rare wooden boat

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News Photo by Jordan Spence Art Peltz, left, and Art Rasche get ready for the Presque Isle Wooden Boat Show Friday. The show continues today at the Presque Isle Harbor. Rasche said this is an original Henry Ford Steamship. He said there were only three in existence, one sank, one was in the ...

Report: Tunnel, trench offer options for replacing pipeline

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TRAVERSE CITY (AP) — A 65-year-old pipeline that carries crude oil beneath a sensitive waterway connecting two of the Great Lakes could be replaced with pipes buried in a tunnel or partially enclosed in trenches that would pose virtually no risk of leakage but require years and hundreds of ...

Fourth of July parade details being finalized

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ALPENA — The Fourth of July is a little over two weeks away and oarade organizers are busy finalizing details and involvement from residents. The Performance Locker Fourth of July Parade sponsored by Lafarge kicks off a long day of activities in Alpena and draws people from all over the ...

Still raising funds

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News Photo by Steve Schulwitz Alpena Area Chamber of Commerce Ambassador Mary Paquette sells Fourth of July Fireworks bracelets in downtown Alpena Friday. The money raised from the fundraiser will cover the cost of the fireworks display. According to Member Services Director Ashley DeFisher ...

Talent Search to hold summer camp next week

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ALPENA — The TRiO Talent Search Program will host the Summer Career Camp Monday through Friday next week. The program is for qualified high school students from 17 local high schools to promote college for specific students, most of whom would be the first in their family to attend ...

Grandfatherly advice

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News Photo by Steve Schulwitz Ed Retherford, left, gives his grandson Theo Retherford some tips while fishing for pan fish at the small boat harbor in Alpena on Friday.

Ocqueoc Outdoor Center to host pair of events

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ROGERS CITY — The Ocqueoc Outdoor Center will be the center of a couple events in the next couple of weeks. First there will be a presentation at 8:15 p.m. Thursday at the Rogers City Theater. “It’s at a different time because there’s a city band concert and we hope people attend ...

New business at beach focuses on local

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ALPENA — People in the vicinity of Starlite Beach may have noticed the smell of freshly cook brats and hamburgers recently and wondered where it was coming from. It is coming from a new business that has opened in the park called Five Bad Hens, which is selling food and drinks from its ...

Community support

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News Photo by Bill Speer Members of the Alpena Rotary Club received a check from mBank staff Friday for purchase of a sun shelter at the new Rotary Club Splash Park. The splash park is set to open later this month, while the sun shelter will be installed in mid-July.

Splish Splash

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Swimming is perhaps the most popular recreational activity in Northeast Michigan during the summer months and people have many options of where, when and how they choose to do it. Some people prefer to relax, soak up the sun and take a dip at many of the local beaches, while others choose to ...

Up, up and away

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New Photo by Jordan Spence Sam Hainstock, 6, throws a toy airplane at Bay View Park. Hainstock was with his brother, Colin, 9, and Grandpa Tom, enjoying the nice day.

Kinser has prelim exam for murdering brother

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ATLANTA — The preliminary examination for Mark Kinser was Thursday in 88th District Court. Kinser is charged with open murder for killing his brother, Brian Kinser, in the early morning hours April 21 at a residence in Briley Township. Testimony was given by Deputy Daniel Loder, ...

Waiting for FAA, airport moves ahead with plans for terminal

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ALPENA — The Alpena County Regional Airport terminal project has progressed from the design phase to the construction phase. Although the Federal Aviation Administration hasn’t formally announced the allocation of discretionary funds for the project, the airport committee is taking steps ...

Donations still coming in for splash park

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ALPENA — Earlier this week Alpena Rotary Club announced it needed to raise $5,000 to help pay for an unexpected expense for the splash park at Starlite Beach. Thanks to the generosity of a local business the goal was met. Donations are still rolling in for the project and any money that ...

Board approves contract with Dean Transportation

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ALPENA — The Alpena-Montmorency-Alcona Educational Service District Board of Education approved to enter into a contract with Dean Transportation during its meeting on Thursday. Superintendent Scott Reynolds said the decision was based on the time that was spent researching Dean ...

Great turnout at zoning conference

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ROGERS CITY — Zoning Administrator Toby Kuznicki reported to the Rogers City Planning Commission that a zoning training at the Presque Isle County Library was a good turnout. “We had 35 people there anywhere from Mackinac down south to Alpena. It was a good turnout, good event and ...

Outside work

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News Photo by Steve Schulwitz City of Alpena summer intern Brody Nowak paint a lightpost in downtown Alpena Thursday.

Flag Day

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News Photo by Jordan Spence Members of the Kiwanis Club of Alpena place American flags along the Thunder Bay River near Duck Park Wednesday in Alpena for Flag Day, which is today.

Fish levels declining again due to cormorants

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ALPENA — During the U.S. House Committee on Natural Resources meeting in Alpena Monday a lot was discussed about the damage cormorants have on communities that depend on fishing as a source of tourism. There were some figures presented by the four witnesses at the hearing that show how ...