Lincoln, MI


Eleanor Bates Media Center opens at Lincoln Elementary

WARREN — For anyone who attended Van Dyke Public Schools, you probably ran into Eleanor Bates at one time or another. She’s the friendly, petite lady on the Van Dyke Public Schools Board of Education who is always smiling and always promoting the district and the city of Warren with a positive attitude.
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A Michigan Yard is Covered in Christmas Decorations Made of Tires

A Michigan couple made the most amazing Christmas decorations out of used tires. You could say that John and Victoria Rose of Alpena, Michigan are "tired" of Christmas. My apologies for the tire pun, I'll put the brakes on my dad jokes long enough to tell you about this crafty couple in Northern Michigan.

Cadillac Trumps Alpena in Big North Play

CADILLAC – The Vikings were down 18-14 to Alpena at the half and made a come back to win the conference matchup 33-29. It was a defensive battle in the third quarter and turned into an offensive race in the fourth, coming down to the last few minutes. The...

APS Recognizes Special Education Day

Friday was National Special Education Day, and Alpena Public Schools was proud to recognize it. We spoke with a school district staff member about how special education is conducted in the area. It happens annually on December 2nd, as the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act was passed on the same...

Number of Unlicensed Contractors Rising in Alpena, City Official Urges Caution

According to Alpena Building Official Don Gilmet, there’s a rise of unlicensed contractors in the area. With labor and material shortages, many contractors are looking at full schedules. At Leavesley construction in Alpena, they also have a lot on their plate. “Right now, we’re currently two years out of our schedule with no room for any fit-ins and no room for any little jobs,” said Kyle Leavesley, owner of Leavesley Construction. “Most contractors are in the same boat.”

Alpena Girls Basketball Out to Defend District Title

ALPENA, MI- In 2021-22, the Alpena girls Basketball team was crowned district champions. Despite losing many key contributors, they hope to do it again. The season got started with a 57-53 over Oscoda. Despite winning, Head Coach Laura Dubey knows there is plenty to improve on. ” We struggled on defense a bit. We need to improve on our help defense and off ball defense.”

Alpena City Council Meeting Provides Update on Culligan Plaza

The Alpena City Council held a meeting tonight in the city hall building. One of the items on the agenda was the presentation of the community survey results of the Culligan Plaza renovation. The initial presentation of the renovations took place in September and was met with backlash. The city then put out the survey and allowed the community to have their voice heard on what the plaza should look like. The data has all been gathered and a timeline on the process should be released this month. Mayor Matt Waligora talked about what the process has been like.

Truck Passenger Dies In Slippery Road Crash

Michigan State troopers say a Lachine man died after the truck he was riding in went off the road. Troopers were called to the scene in Alpena County around 6 p.m. on Wednesday. They say the truck was not speeding as it headed north on French Road in Alpena Township,...

Alpena Hockey Falls in Overtime

ALPENA, MI- The Alpena hockey team was riding high coming into Saturday’s contest against TC Bay. Winners of their first four games, the Wildcats looked like they were in position to win a 5th. Jaden Marchlewski scored with under five minutes to go to give the Wildcats a 4-3...

Stress Over Holiday, Grocery Shopping

Putting together the perfect holiday is never easy. Finding the right food, the right gifts, it can all be incredibly stressful to people who are tasked with doing it. It’s even more difficult these days, especially with things like inflation having a large impact on prices of food. Grocery shopping is much more of a hassle now in terms of pricing, and having to do it on a shorter timeline can feel nearly impossible.
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Birds and lighthouses: A great match

EAST TAWAS – The sun was already perched high above Lake Huron when I stepped through the mayfly-covered screen door of the keepers’ quarters, down three creaky steps and into my first day as lighthouse keeper at Tawas Point in Iosco County. My keeper duties were not set...

The ULTIMATE Guide to the 2023 Alpena Ice Fest

Michigan is full of awesome winter activities, and Alpena Ice Fest is definitely on that list. This free, public event in Northeast Michigan offers a day of winter fun for the whole family. From ice sculpting and demonstrations to food and entertainment, here’s everything that you need to know to plan your visit.

Besser Engineer Helps Upgrade Fire Trucks, Joins Fire Department Training

After responding to a downed power line at the Besser building in Alpena, training officer Jim Stachlewitz got to talking with Joshua Greenwell, a mechanical engineer at the facility. Conversation drifted into the direction of Greenwell telling Stachlewtiz that he would be happy to help the department with anything they needed.