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Alpena kids growing antsy for Santa’s visit
ALPENA — Christmas is less than two weeks away and children are starting to see Santa Claus and tell him what they want for Christmas. Ella White Elementary School kindergartners are excited for him to visit them on Christmas Eve.
Athletic club matching donations to help ‘Toys for Kids’
Alpena — It’s been a tough holiday season for the Vietnam Veterans Chapter 583’s ‘Toys for Kids’ wrapping drive. They serve hundreds of families in need and are still shy of their goal to serve all of those children in need before the holidays.
Montmorency County Man Jailed on Child Porn Charges [Video]
HILLMAN, MI – At about 3:15 PM today, Wednesday December 12th, 2018, detectives from the Huron Undercover Narcotics Team arrested a 42-year-old Hillman man on charges related to possession of child sexually abusive material and using a computer to commit a crime. Following the arrest, the man was lo
Michigan DNR land auction begins on Tuesday
(WXYZ) - The Michigan Department of Natural Resources is putting up land for sale in counties across Michigan. Counties include: Alpena, Antrim, Clare, Crawford, Emmet, Gogebic, Houghton, Iron, Lake, Livingston, Marquette, Menominee, Midland, Newaygo, Oakland, Ogemaw, Oscoda, Otsego, Roscommon and S
Lions Club hears from TBT’s Mindock
Jeffrey Mindock, artistic director of Thunder Bay Theatre, was the speaker at last week’s meeting of the Alpena Lions Club. Having led TBT for a record five years, he updated the club on the both the present and the future plans of TBT. Program chair for the meeting was Ed Klimczak.
Late antlerless firearm deer season planned for southern Alpena County in Jan. 2019
ALPENA COUNTY, Mich., (WPBN/WGTU) -- The Michigan Department of Natural Resources is planning a late antlerless firearm hunt in southern Alpena County. The DNR said the hunt will take place on private land south of M-32 on from January 3 through January 6 and January 10 through January 13.
Michigan mom calls cops when son refuses to get out of bed for school
GRAND BLANC TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WTHR) - A Michigan mom called for reinforcements when her son wouldn't get up for school. Crystal Towns had been struggling to get her son out of bed when she came up with an idea.
APS programs get $140K from Youth and Rec millage
ALPENA — Alpena Public Schools programs will receive over $140,000 in grant funds from the Alpena County Youth and Recreation millage for 2019. Superintendent John VanWagoner said during Wednesday’s APS Finance Committee meeting that the district expects to be awarded after Jan. 1 with grant funds f
Swami foregoes the holiday rush
The holiday rush for Swami has to be pushed up by a week. So instead of waiting to the last day to do his shopping he must get his act together a week sooner. The reason for the switch in his plans, the week before Christmas, he has four home basketball dates at Alpena High, spanning from Tuesday th
Late antlerless firearm hunt planned for 2019 in Alpena County
A late antlerless firearm hunt on private land is being planned for 2019. The Michigan Department of Natural Resources (DNR) said the hunt will be in southern Alpena County, south of M-32, and held Jan. 3-6, and 10-13.
Alpena Township Fire Department Honors: ‘Rookie of the Year’ and ‘Firefighter of the Year’
Alpena, Mich.-The Alpena Township Fire Department recently celebrated the holidays with their annual Christmas dinner and awards night. The life saving unit passed out two major awards including: “Firefighter of the Year,” and “Rookie of the Year.”
Cardinal wrestlers compete twice in opening week
WHITTEMORE – The Whittemore-Prescott wrestling team capped off the opening week of the season on Saturday, when it competed at the Oscoda Invitational. The Cardinals went 3-2 on the day. They beat Tawas Area 54-23, Alpena 48-13 and Boyne City 41-36. The team came up short against Grayling 46-28 and
North Country raises money for cancer research
North Country Candy and Gifts’ “Opening Day of Chocolate Season” fundraiser was Saturday, Nov. 17. Tickets were $20, which included a half pound of your favorite chocolates, samples of seasonal flavored coffee, fruit and vegetable dips, preserves, caramel corn and 10 percent off any purchase during
U.S. House bill aims to boost detection of PFAS in environment
Washington — Michigan lawmakers are introducing bipartisan legislation in the U.S. House this week seeking to expedite the federal government's detection of contamination by harmful fluorinated compounds known as PFAS chemicals.
Graduating ACC Registered Nurses Complete Final Task of a Mock Disaster
We warn you some of the images you’re about to see could be disturbing. Alpena, Mich.- Four soon to be Alpena Community College graduates had one last challenge to complete and it would test them in many different levels.
United Way Aims to Help Homeless for the Holidays With “Sock it to Poverty” Fundraiser
Alpena, Mich.- The United Way is aiming to help the homeless in Alcona, Alpena and Montmorency County. The organization has created an event called ‘Sock it to Poverty.’ The United Way is encouraging all local businesses and organizations to set up a donation site to drop off warm items until Decemb
Wildcats stay undefeated with win
TAWAS — Despite a slow start, the Alpena boys basketball team picked it up and put together a strong second half on its way to earning win number three in as many games to begin the season, defeating Tawas 64-44 on Friday.
Michigan DNR auctioning off 81 individual land parcels starting Tuesday
LANSING, Mich. - More than 80 parcels of Michigan land will be up for grabs starting this week. Eighty-one individual land parcels in Michigan – ranging in size from less than an acre to 160 acres – will be available for sale by sealed-bid auction starting Tuesday Dec. 11.
Alpena Community College students highlight a variety of art
Alpena — Students at Alpena Community College have been working hard all semester on different creations for an evening of art. This student exhibit features different types of ceramics, paintings, sculpture, photography, and many other forms of media for the community to explore and enjoy. The arti
Alpena Wildcats improve on speed and defense for 2018-19 season
ALPENA — Last year the Alpena girls basketball team focused on learning new plays under first–year head coach Erin Andrews, but now the Wildcats bring back more experience.