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Sculpture melds art with history of early man

Over the next few weeks, six new sculptures destined for the Alpena Bi-Path will be installed on large, locally quarried limestone blocks. Each art installation is being created by a different Michigan artist and in keeping with an over-arching History of Industry theme.

ALPENA NEWS - 2018-08-18 00:00:00

Miller Street work to disrupt traffic

The city’s engineering department has a plan in place, however, that it hopes will limit inconveniences for residents in the area of the construction.

ALPENA NEWS - 2018-08-17 00:00:00

Taste the Local Difference® Partners with Alpena Farmers’ Market to Create a Certified Local Food Event

Alpena, MI – Taste the Local Difference®, Michigan’s local-food marketing agency, is partnering with the Alpena Farmers’ Market, to bring Alpena another Certified Local Food Event.

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Collaborating with author James Patterson

“He’d edited the ‘Best American Mystery Stories 2015’ for Houghton Mifflin, and included one of my stories in the edition,”Allyn said of the publishing industry giant.“A mutual friend, Otto Penzler, introduced us. We chatted books and writing while we signed copies. He couldn’t have been nicer, but

ALPENA NEWS - 2018-08-17 00:00:00

In Michigan ‘can you hear me now?’

In this instance what wasn’t said is that“why then, for years now, have some state legislators and local government officials been trying to promote internet access as if ‘of course, everyone has internet access in Michigan?'”

ALPENA NEWS - 2018-08-18 00:00:00

ACC celebrates millage win, makes purchases

“It looks like we didn’t quite do as well as 2003, but did better than we did in 2008,”he said.

ALPENA NEWS - 2018-08-17 00:00:00

Great Start offering shoes to kids in need as school year starts

Covering Alpena, Montmorency and Alcona counties, the Great Start Collaborative will provide athletic shoes for students ages 3 to 12. To receive shoes, the collaborative asks families to register by contacting Parent Liaison Jami Whaley at 989-278-5998 or whaleyj@amaesd.org.

ALPENA NEWS - 2018-08-17 00:00:00

AHS to implement new strategies: Respect, punctuality, accountability

Principal Thomas Berriman said the school will be focusing on three foundational values: respect for self and others, punctuality, and accountability.

ALPENA NEWS - 2018-08-18 00:00:00

Millennials want story, sustainability

“Being a kid of the 90s, the realization is it’s all about story,”said Alpena native Nate Blury II, whose Original Tin Cup business was featured on Kickstarter’s Top 100 in 2017.“And so, if you can be transparent, open and honest with your story, and tell your story about your products, then all of

ALPENA NEWS - 2018-08-17 00:00:00

RC schools hire new elementary principal, teacher

“There was a two-hour discussion the first day and two-hour discussion the second day (of interviews); there were pros and cons of each candidate,”said Superintendent Nick Hein.“We wanted a long-term person, someone we felt that would be in the position a long time; a new set of eyes on the building


Former school superintendent gets jail in youth football embezzlement

Presque Isle Circuit Judge Scott L. Pavlich on Monday, Aug. 13, sentencedDavid W. O'Bryantto 30 days in jail with credit for one day already served. Upon release, O'Bryant is to be on probation for a year.


Three injured in two-car accident

Assisting the MSP on scene was Rose City Police Chief Dean Coleman, Ogemaw County Sheriff’s deputies, the Rose City Fire Department, Ogemaw County EMS and D&N Towing.


Former superintendent of Farwell, Rogers City Schools locked-up

Former superintendent of Farwell and Rogers City Area Schools, David O’Bryant, sits behind bars at Shiawassee County Jail for embezzling money from the Rogers City Youth Football Team.


NOAA chief: Thunder Bay ‘a role model’ of sanctuaries

Courtesy Photo In this photo provided by the Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary, Matt Brookhart, regional director of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Office of National Marine Sanctuaries, John Armour, director the Office of National Marine Sanctuaries, and Rear Adm. Tim Gal


Hillman school board approves parking lot sealing

The sealing was completed over the weekend and cost $12,000. Superintendent Carl Seiter said the district saved $2,756 by having the whole parking lot completed at once.


Stabenow on Trump: If it’s good for state, she’s all in

“We were able to get more money in the account for this year,”she said, adding that it looks like the next year will be fully funded, too.


Stabenow, head of Latvian military tour Northern Strike exercises

Stabenow, D-Mich., praised the CRTC, calling it one of the top training facilities in the world.


Fenstermaker excited by chance to lead Rogers City

“(I feel) butterflies every day. When I played, when I walked out on the field I got butterflies. When I coach (and) I walk out on the field, I get butterflies,”Fenstermaker said.“The desire is there and there’s just nothing like it. I love being around football, I love teaching football and these


Sims looking to bring stability to Alpena wrestling program

“I’m ready to bring a level of stability and definitely think that I can help improve the numbers in the program. Football and wrestling compliment each other so well and I’ve been trying to build a strong football program and I can work on building a strong wrestling program as well,”Sims said.“The


Former RC superintendent gets 30 days in jail

In 53rd Circuit Court on Monday, Judge Scott Pavlich sentenced O’Bryant to 30 days in jail, with credit for one day served, a $3,000 fine, and restitution, said Presque Isle County Prosecutor Ken Radzibon. O’Bryant has paid restitution in full, Radzibon said.