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Fire, schools, other proposals on Nov. ballot

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ALPENA — Voters across Northeast Michigan will on Nov. 8 decide the fates of a host of tax proposals that would fund everything from firefighting operations to schools. Here’s a look at all of the local proposals appearing on ballots in Alpena, Presque Isle, Montmorency, and Alcona ...

Fall colors in full bloom

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A simple scientific process makes for a beautiful artistic display. According to the Smithsonian Institution, the change from lush green to dramatic oranges, browns, and yellows happens because of shorter, colder days seen in the fall. During spring and summer, the trees use chlorophyll to ...

Phi Theta Kappa partners for blood drive at ACC

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ALPENA — On Thursday, the Versiti Blood Center of Michigan partnered with Phi Theta Kappa at Alpena Community College to host a blood drive. The event was open to all members of the community and participants received $10 e-gift cards for donating. Blood donations play a vital role in the ...

Committee to address juvenile detention shortage

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ALPENA — A new state committee announced on Thursday could help Alpena courts find juvenile detention center beds and help for kids struggling with mental illness. Facing a shortage of juvenile detention centers in the state, Alpena court officials and jail administrators recently expressed ...

Alpena soccer ready for district final matchup with Petoskey

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ALPENA — The Alpena High boys soccer team hopes the third time's the charm this afternoon. For the third time this season, the Wildcats (14-4-3) will play Petoskey and this time it’s for postseason glory as a Division 2 district title is on the line. Game time is slated for 4 p.m. in ...

Monday ribbon cutting to celebrate Sanborn upgrades

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Alpena Public Schools invites the public to a ribbon cutting celebrating renovations at Sanborn Elementary School in Ossineke. The ceremony happens at 5:15 p.m. Monday at the school, prior to the regular APS Board of Education meeting at 5:30. Voter-approved bond sales funded Sanborn ...