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Some Lafarge workers to return early from layoff
May 8, 2010 – 6:00 am
Some Lafarge workers to return early from layoff

Some employees of the Lafarge cement plant in Alpena received welcome news Friday, when they learned a 60-day layoff was ending sooner than expected.

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William Wheeler “Bill” Soper
May 7, 2010 – 3:07 pm
William Wheeler “Bill” Soper

William Wheeler “Bill” Soper, 75, of Spruce, passed away at home on Tuesday, May 4, 2010
 
Bill was born on October 23, 1934 in Alpena to the late Frank and Anna (Fryxell) Soper.  He attended Cronk …

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Norma Agnes Miller
May 7, 2010 – 3:01 pm
Norma Agnes Miller

Norma Agnes Miller, 81, of Alpena, passed away at home on Thursday, May 6, 2010.

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Weekend Weather Causes Sports Cancellations and Postponements
May 7, 2010 – 11:00 am
Weekend Weather Causes Sports Cancellations and Postponements

The inclement weather has caused a number of area sporting events to be either canceled or postponed:

The Alpena High varsity girls Booster tournament scheduled for Saturday, May 8th has been canceled due to bad weather.
The …

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UPDATE: Alpena Police catch hit-and-run driver
May 7, 2010 – 6:08 am
UPDATE: Alpena Police catch hit-and-run driver

Alpena Police have arrested and charged a local woman with a hit and run accident.

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Documentary featuring Alpena anglers and businesses to air on WCMU-TV
May 7, 2010 – 6:06 am
Documentary featuring Alpena anglers and businesses to air on WCMU-TV

A documentary about invasive species in Lake Huron, featuring Alpena anglers and business owners, is scheduled to air Tuesday evening on WCMU-TV.

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Parade registration forms available now
May 7, 2010 – 6:03 am
Parade registration forms available now

If you would like to compete for prizes or just have fun building a float for Alpena’s Lafarge Fourth of July Parade, registration forms are now available to get you on your way.

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Alpena roads closed for water and sewer work Monday
May 7, 2010 – 6:00 am
Alpena roads closed for water and sewer work Monday

Beginning Monday, May 10, contractors for the City

of Alpena will begin water and sewer repair work.

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Great Lakes Legacy Act to assist in cleanup of St. Mary’s River
May 7, 2010 – 5:57 am
Great Lakes Legacy Act to assist in cleanup of St. Mary’s River

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will begin cleanup this week of a contaminated portion of the St. Marys River near Sault Ste. Marie as a result of the Great Lakes Legacy Act.

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Michigan state parks offering “A Blast from the Past”
May 7, 2010 – 5:54 am
Michigan state parks offering “A Blast from the Past”

Two local state parks are among many in Michigan that are offering “A Blast from the Past” events for park visitors and campers alike.

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Morel Mushroom Festival returns to Lewiston
May 7, 2010 – 5:49 am
Morel Mushroom Festival returns to Lewiston

Pickers from across the region will be headed to Lewiston this weekend, for the annual Morel Mushroom Festival.

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Alpena gets new electronic pollbook program
May 7, 2010 – 5:47 am
Alpena gets new electronic pollbook program

Alpena County, the City and all townships are receiving a new program for the August Primary that should speed up the process for voters and election workers.

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