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Alpena Man Dies in Iosco County Crash

An Alpena man died and a Caro man suffered serious injuries in a Wednesday, December 1 Iosco County crash. The 55-year-old Caro man was driving a 2018 Toyota Tacoma east on M-65 near Rollway Rd. around 1:50 p.m. when a 1993 Jeep, driven by 76-year-old Robert Podsadlo, crossed the center line heading west and collided with the pickup truck. Podsadlo died at the scene. The Caro man was taken to a local hospital before he was transferred to a hospital in Saginaw.
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Pavement progress on Bagley bridge

ALPENA, Mich. — We have an exciting development in this week’s bridge update. Crews working on the Bagley Street bridge paved the approach with temporary asphalt this week. That means the road is now level with the bridge, bringing us one step closer to a winter opening. Road Commission Managing...
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Rouleaus celebrate 70th anniversary

On Dec. 1, William (Bill) and Dorothy Rouleau celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary. Bill and Dorothy were married in 1951 at St. Dominic’s Church in Metz. Over the last 70 years, they have raised six children and are now blessed with 14 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild. Their children...
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Bay View Park in Alpena to get restrooms and pavilion

ALPENA — Residents of Alpena and Rogers City may see large improvements to the parks that neighbor their harbors thanks to a pair of grants from the state. A new bathroom and pavilion are in the works for Bay View Park in Alpena, while the pavilion and playground at Lakeside Park in Rogers City may be totally revamped.
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Putting up, decorating trees a traditional part of the holidays

ALPENA — Christmas trees come in many different shapes and sizes. Some are freshly cut from the forest, while others are artificial. They all share one important trait however: they all warm the hearts of the people who display them during the Christmas season. For many families, putting up and...
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Girls enjoy crafts at Salvation Army

Teens enjoyed a December meeting at the Salvation Army Church. The group is open to girls in 6th through 12th grade. Meetings are held the first Wednesday of each month after school until 5:30 p.m. Rides are available from the high school to the church and home at the end of the meeting. Snacks, teaching time, crafts, journaling, games and dinner are provided. Shown with the teens is advisor Nancy McClung and mentor Kierstin Wirgau. Other advisers are Major Prezza Morrison and Bronwyn Woolman. Contact the Salvation Army at 989-358-2769 for more information on the program.
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Holiday baking not just about the food

ALPENA — In between customers at downtown Alpena shops on Thursday, as a cold December wind blew pedestrians past on the sidewalks, workers daydreamed about holiday baking, past and present. The real treat that comes from Christmas kitchens lies more in the togetherness and tradition than in the food itself,...
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Harrisville playground to get upgrade

HARRISVILLE – After many months of planning and some unexpected challenges, families in Harrisville will be able to enjoy a safe new playground near the harbor when the weather warms. The City of Harrisville removed unsafe playground equipment at its park several weeks ago because the condition had deteriorated to...
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Classroom welcomes German guests

ALPENA, Mich. — Students in one classroom at Wilson Elementary enjoyed a lesson from some international guests today. Abbie Kowalski’s kindergarten class welcomed visitors from Germany Friday morning: the grandparents of one of her students. Kowalski invited the pair in the spirit of cultural exchange after hearing they would be...
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Lack of movement on burnt house concerns

It’s almost 2022 and the house on W. Lake Street with an open roof is ready to go through another winter. Since the fire in 2018, nothing has changed in regards to the removal of this home. It’s a disgrace to the area and, in turn, only lowers value to the rest of the area. This is just less than a block from an elementary school. If it were on a main thruway, I’m sure it would have been taken care of long ago. Where are the city fathers on this?
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Visitors restricted at Alpena hospital as infections climb

ALPENA – Beginning Friday, MyMichigan Medical Center Alpena will reimplement visitor restrictions as 300 Northeast Michiganders were infected in the last week. “We are indeed in the thick of yet another surge,” MyMichigan Medical Center Alpena President Chuck Sherwin said in a written statement. “With the increased number of COVID positive patients hospitalized here, and the positivity rate rising in our area and across the state, it’s our responsibility to do all we can to protect our patients, staff and the community.”
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WITH VIDEO: Water main break floods Ford Ave.

ALPENA — A water main break flooded Ford Avenue at Spratt Street this morning. Suez, the city’s utility contractor, and city crews were on the scene this morning. “We don’t expect any collapses” in the roadway, said Shannon Smolinski, the city’s engineering assistant. “It’s a smaller main.”. She said the...
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Wildcats cruise past Tawas in season opener

ALPENA — There was no sign of first game jitters as the Alpena High girls basketball team put together a dominant performance in front of its home crowd on Thursday. The Wildcats blew out Tawas by a final score of 66-15 in their season opener in new head coach Laura Dubey’s first varsity win.
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Northern Lights Parade Returns

After a brief hiatus due to Covid, the Northern Lights Parade in Oscoda returns for its 16th year. This years Christmas extravaganza theme is the “The Magic of the Holidays.” It’s set to bring plenty of holiday cheer to attendees. Oscoda Chamber Executive Director Nancy Howse said, “We’ve got the...
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ACC to host alumni hoops games

ALPENA — Alpena Community College will hold an alumni basketball challenge Saturday, Dec. 4. This reunion of ACC Lumberjack basketball players of the past will feature a number of short games with alumni competing against each other and current ACC players. Fun will be had by competitors and spectators alike,...
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Longbeards make holiday donations

The Alpena Longbeards recently made holiday donations. Wayne Trapp, director of the Vietnam Veterans #583, accepts a donation from the Longbeards. Randy MacAulay, director of St. Bernard’s Friendship Room, accepts a donation from the Longbeards. The club also donates to the Make a Wish program through the United Way.
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