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Local author Peg Herring publishing under new name

December 27, 2014 Peg Herring reads, writes and loves mysteries. As a lifelong resident in Onaway, she taught at the Onaway Area Schools for 26 years, teaching high school English, world history and speec. more »»

Mock trial held at ACC by students

December 26, 2014 Mock trial held at Alpena Community College Margaret Ricker’s Business Law students at Alpena Community College, for the first time, presented a mock trial as part of their cours. more »»

In praise of nostaligic Christmas decorations

December 24, 2014 Not everyone grows sappy over their Christmas decorations, but I’m proud to admit I’m one those who do. more »»

Boys & Girls Club of Alpena recognizes two members

December 20, 2014 YCV Volunteer of the Month Brandi Manning has been chosen as the November Volunteer of the Month for Youth Volunteer Corp. She is the 15-year-old daughter of Chris and Ted Manning. more »»

Living Nativity — a Christmas tradition

December 20, 2014 By DIANE SPEER News Lifestyles Editor By 6 p.m. on a recent winter night, people began congregating in the parking lot at TriPoint Church of God on Brooke Street. more »»

MOC Auxiliary holds last meeting of 2014

December 20, 2014 The Military Order of the Cooties Pup Tent 96 Auxiliary held a monthly meeting on Dec. 16 with President Patty Kucharek presiding. more »»

Food safety and storage tips give for the holidays

December 19, 2014 Kathy Freel of the Michigan State University Extension Service office in Alpena County offers the following tips for food safety and storage during the holidays: Enjoying food with family and... more »»

Eagles Auxiliary enjoys Christmas party

December 19, 2014 Alpena Eagles Auxiliary #1241 members met Dec. 9 for their annual Christmas dinner prepared by Dennis Oldaugh, Mike VanWagner, Dennis Dorr and their crew. Hostess for the evening was Pat P. more »»

Christmas traditions: the silver and gold

December 18, 2014 Remember: the magic of Christmas lies in your heart. – Stuffed Santa doll with a “press-here” button on the right mitten. more »»

Donation goes to Besser Museum resource library room

December 17, 2014 An organization that has spent years sorting and cataloging photographs of Alpena’s early history for the Besser Museum recently donated funds that ultimately will help to make such materials more... more »»

VFW #6754 Auxiliary reports on activities

December 17, 2014 Twelve members attended the December meeting of William F. Moore VFW Post #6754 Ladies Auxiliary, along with guest Diane Kunst, who is the District 11 conductres. more »»

Ada Precour turns 105 years old

December 15, 2014 Butter, half-and-half cream in her coffee and white bread remain staples in Ada Precour’s life. more »»

Hubbard Lake silversmith exhibiting at U of M hospital

December 15, 2014 Hubbard Lake silversmith Betsy Lehndorff will display her sterling silver jewelry, fishing lures and gemstone push pins at the University of Michigan Hospital in Ann Arbor today through Feb. 1, 201. more »»

R.C. Optimists announce Students of the Month

December 13, 2014 ROGERS CITY — The Optimist Club of Rogers City has announced its Students of the Month for November. Selected for the honor were Aaron Romel and Alayna Sorget. more »»

Kids putting on ‘Grinch’ at ACT

December 12, 2014 Christmas and kids automatically go together, and Alpena Civic Theatre currently is providing a big dosage of both. “How The Grinch Stole Christmas,” tailor made for children, opens today. more »»

Adamus addresses Alpena Lions Club

December 12, 2014 Dr. Greg Adamus provided the Alpena Lions Club a condensed version of his presentation on “Pearl Harbor Day, Dec. 7, 1941.” Dennis Bodem was program chair for the meeting. more »»

VFW 2496 Ladies Auxiliary preparing for annual Christmas bazaar

December 12, 2014 The December meeting of VFW 2496 Ladies Auxiliary was opened with 11 members in attendance. An application for membership was submitted by Janet Thibault. more »»

Celebrate the season with the symphony

December 11, 2014 The Alpena Symphony Orchestra will present “A Holiday Celebration” on Friday at 7:30 p.. more »»

And that’s the way it was...

December 11, 2014 Last month in this column I recalled childhood memories of some of the bakeries in Alpena. I failed to mention Home Bakery, which was also on the North Side. more »»

Optimists hear about grief counseling program

December 11, 2014 Brenda Hanson, P\president of the advisory board for Grief Share Ministries of Alpena and manager of Luther Community Manor, spoke to the Optimist Club of Alpena at a recent morning meeting. more »»



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