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EMR system coming to Alpena

ALPENA - After nearly 18 months of collaboration and preparation, MidMichigan Health will extend its single electronic medical record (EMR) system to MidMichigan Medical Center-Alpena and its physician offices throughout the Alpena area. The new system will enable each patient to have one comprehen

ALPENA NEWS - 2017-09-23 07:00:00

HUNT Team and Michigan Department of Corrections Arrest a Wayne County Fugitive in Alpena

A fugitive has been apprehended thanks to the HUNT Team, and the Michigan Department of Corrections. According to the HUNT Team, and the Wayne County Detroit Parole Office, 32-year-old Antoine Dashan Campbell fled to Alpena after violating a parole arrest out of Wayne County. Campbell was convicted

WBKB11.COM - 2017-09-22 07:00:00

Zonta Club of Alpena Open Registration for Annual Walk

If you're interested in adding more running and walking into your weekend the Zonta Club of Alpena is gearing up for their 11th annual 5k walk and run for breast cancer awareness. Registration is currently open for next months walk and run. The 5k event will be held on Saturday, October 7th at 9:30

WBKB11.COM - 2017-09-22 07:00:00

Alpena Book Festival Keeps Michigan Authors and Literacy Alive

If you love reading and goodies, the 3rd Annual Alpena Book Festival is coming up this Saturday, September 23rd. There will be over 10 panel discussions, and 23 writers making their way to Alpena Public Library. Thanks to the libraries collaboration with Olivet Books and Blue Phoenix Books, the fest

WBKB11.COM - 2017-09-22 07:00:00

Beer festival set for downtown next weekend

ALPENA - Alpena enjoys strong summers in terms of tourism, but extending the tourism season is important, according to Fresh Palate owner Eric Peterson. In order to help do so, Peterson and his staff have been planning the Sunrise Suds Tap Takeover, which will be a large outdoor beer festival Sept.

ALPENA NEWS - 2017-09-23 07:00:00

TBT company, shows lined up for fall season

According to TBT Artistic Director Jeffrey Mindock, this fall's full company includes seven performers, three administrators and six production team members. "Our entire production staff are names and faces that the community will remember," Mindock said. "We have returning performers in Adrian Roch

ALPENA NEWS - 2017-09-23 07:00:00

Live blog: High school football - Week 5

Record-Eagle sports writers Brendan Quealy and Brett Sommers will be posting live updates from local high school football games today starting about 7 p.m. Look for updates from the Traverse City West vs. Alpena game as well as the Onekama at Suttons Bay clash, as well as others. Leave your thoughts

TRAVERSE CITY RECORD-EAGLE - 2017-09-22 21:32:00

APSbrings success high school program to elementary level

News Photo by Julie Goldberg Left to right, Tony Parris, Ben Brock and Aidan Krueger work on their Chromebooks and learning about energy during Project Lead The Way at Lincoln Elementary School in Alpena on Thursday. ALPENA - Project Lead The Way is a program that has been taught at the high school

ALPENA NEWS - 2017-09-22 07:00:00

30 Days of Peace observance continues

Courtesy Photo Liz Cavanaugh and BJ Sander of the Alpena Senior Citizens Center created this Peace Pole that will be dedicated there on Sept. 28 at 1 p.m. Alpena will see the dedication of another Peace Pole during this year's 30 Days of Peace observance, which began Sept. 11 on Patriot's Day and co

ALPENA NEWS - 2017-09-22 07:00:00

ACCto have public forum during accreditation visit

ALPENA - The public has been invited to attend the community forum for the accreditation visit next week at Alpena Community College. The community forum is at 12:30 p.m. Monday at the ACC Granum Theater. This visit is for the High Learning Commission accreditation the college goes through every 10

ALPENA NEWS - 2017-09-22 07:00:00

Seminar a good investment to ensure your safety

Ice storms, tornadoes and wildfires are just some of the potential natural disasters that could face all of us. And, whether in Florida or in Michigan, the key to surviving a disaster is proper preparation. To help residents know how to prepare for a potential disaster, the Presque Isle Library wil

ALPENA NEWS - 2017-09-22 07:00:00

Au Gres-Sims Rallies Past Posen

Despite a fast start by Posen, the Vikings lost their momentum at home to Au Gres-Sims on Thursday evening. The lady Wolverines rallied past the lady Vikings to win 3-1. Despite a fast start by Posen, the Vikings lost their momentum at home to Au Gres-Sims on Thursday evening. The lady Wolverines ra

WBKB11.COM - 2017-09-22 07:00:00

Storm causes early end to football game

Thunder and lightning followed by heavy rain caused the early end to the Rogers City vs. Oscoda football game Friday in Oscoda. At 7:45 p.m. sideline judge Dave Kuznicki noticed a large bolt of lightning strike to the northwest of the football field, immediately signalling for the stoppage of play.

PIADVANCE.COM - 2017-09-23 07:00:00

RC elementary students preparing pollinator garden

News Photo by Jordan Spence Rogers City Elementary School students work in the front of the school to prepare the area for the installation of a pollinator garden Friday. The school partnered with the Northeast Great Lakes Stewardship Initiative for its efforts. ROGERS CITY - Elementary students ha

ALPENA NEWS - 2017-09-23 07:00:00

Weather factor in fewer boaters in Harrisville

HARRISVILLE - A rainy and cold summer had an effect on how many boaters utilized the Harrisville Harbor of Refuge this summer season. Harbormaster Jim Ferguson described the summer boating weather as "horrible" for people seeking to enjoy Lake Huron this season. "The weather was windy, cold and rai

ALPENA NEWS - 2017-09-22 07:00:00

Carmeuse, Rogers City have solid relationship

Thus, when you hear a "good neighbor" story like the one told in Rogers City this week, you can't help but smile. Council there approved a tax exemption for the Calcite plant owned by Carmeuse Lime and Stone. In some communities such action would have resulted in a gathering of upset residents. Tax

ALPENA NEWS - 2017-09-23 07:00:00

Library Anniversary pays tribute to founder

The Highlander In celebration of the 20th Anniversary of the Marble Falls Library at 101 Main Street, organizers will be looking even farther back in history almost 70 years. During a whole week of events, Oct. 1-7, visitors will pass a picture of Mrs. H.R. (Lois) Anderson (June 14, 1884-April, 29,1

HIGHLANDERNEWS.COM - 2017-09-22 16:04:37

City to replace Via Viejo storage tank

The city of Marble Falls voted to fund a new way to deal with an "old way" of doing things. At their Tuesday, Sept. 19, City Council meeting, the Marble Falls City Council awarded a bid to Tank Builders to replace the Via Viejo ground storage tank. "Via viejo" translates from Spanish to "old way" in

HIGHLANDERNEWS.COM - 2017-09-22 19:30:15

MFISD earns high marks in finance

Marble Falls Independent School District earned high marks from both the Financial Integrity Rating System of Texas (FIRST) and from the Texas Education Agency (TEA) accountability ratings for 2016-2017. This and the district's campus improvement plans were also discussed at the Sept. 18 school boar

HIGHLANDERNEWS.COM - 2017-09-22 16:58:55

Librarians + children = lifetime readers

Glynis Crawford Smith/The Highlander On hand to greet all the visitors to the 20th Anniversary of the Marble Falls Library on 101 Main Street are full-time staff members, from left, Karen Davis, assistant director; Mary Seaman, Brittany Cavness, Misty Smith and Amanda Rose, director. By Glynis Crawf

HIGHLANDERNEWS.COM - 2017-09-22 16:16:47