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A new look for Alpena | News, Sports, Jobs  Alpena News

Alpena High School is in the process of getting some major upgrades. A few days after school was dismissed for the summer, the athletic facilities on the camp.

APS bonds: Where the money would go | News, Sports, Jobs  Alpena News

ALPENA — When schools sell bonds, there are specific rules that have to be followed about where money can and can't go. Alpena Public Schools is asking vo.

APS graduation rates dip slightly | News, Sports, Jobs  Alpena News

ALPENA — The majority of schools in Northeast Michigan saw more students graduate on time last spring compared to the year before, though the graduation ...

Coaching them up | News, Sports, Jobs  Alpena News

The Alpena High School and Alpena Community College volleyball programs went back to basics this week. Players from both programs held their first ever ...

APS invests in summer reading program | News, Sports, Jobs  Alpena News

ALPENA — A new K-2 Summer Reading Program has been approved by the Alpena Public Schools Board of Education. The board approved a summer reading ...

Numbers, confidence high for Alpena girls tennis team in 2019 | News, Sports, Jobs  Alpena News

In recent years, the Alpena High girls tennis team has seen its numbers fluctuate from season to season. The 2019 season will be different however and the Wil.

APS' Gluesing headed to Grayling | News, Sports, Jobs  Alpena News

ALPENA — Justin Gluesing, assistant superintendent for human resources and labor relations for Alpena Public Schools, has accepted a position with Crawford.

Alpena's football culture in need of serious change | News, Sports, Jobs  Alpena News

The Alpena High football program's revolving door of head coaches needs to be slammed shut. With the recent resignation of Aaron Sims, Alpena High School ...

'Alpena's still home' | News, Sports, Jobs  Alpena News

ALPENA – The Alpena High School Alumni Hall of Fame grew on Friday by three members as Randy Ladkau, James Marquardt and Heidi Wiley were inducted.

Making an impact | News, Sports, Jobs  Alpena News

Sarah Thomson has always had a passion for sports and for helping others, especially other athletes. Following her time as a Northern Michigan University stud.

Optimist Club hosting annual Spring Break Free Family Fun Day  WBKB-TV

Alpena, Mich. — Families, mark your calendars. On March 26, the Optimists Club of Alpena is hosting their annual Spring Break Free Family Fun Day. Last year's ...

Area schools embrace technology | News, Sports, Jobs  Alpena News

ALPENA — Students are able to use technology now more than ever before, both in and out of the classroom, because of how fast technology is growing and ...

Attempting to create opportunities | News, Sports, Jobs  Alpena News

ALPENA — Over the years, cities such as Traverse City, Petoskey and Gaylord have grown, and with that growth has come more possibilities for athletes. Alpen.

A future for A-Town | News, Sports, Jobs  Alpena News

ALPENA — Alpena, it is often said, is a retirement town. Quiet, peaceful, and a place to enjoy a slower pace in the golden years. That's one side of t.

On to the next level | News, Sports, Jobs  Alpena News

For the past four years, Aden and Josh Smith have been turning heads in cross country and track for Alpena High School, while building impressive resumes.

Building a pipeline | News, Sports, Jobs  Alpena News

The Alpena High School hockey team gave local fans a lot to cheer about this season. From the offensive exploits of Kyle VanDusen and Colby Plowman, to the ...

APS gets $135K from Besser Foundation | News, Sports, Jobs  Alpena News

ALPENA — Alpena Public Schools has been awarded $135000 from the Besser Foundation for 2019. The grant allows the district to keep implementing the ...

A fitting sendoff | News, Sports, Jobs  Alpena News

Thursday's end of the year banquet to honor the 2018-2019 Alpena High School hockey team was filled with love, laughter and plenty of emotion. The Wildcat h.

New Wildcat Exchange Excel Club at AHS | News, Sports, Jobs  Alpena News

The National Exchange Club is proud to announce a new club in the Alpena community. The Wildcat Exchange Excel Club of Alpena High School was officially ...

'It's fantastic' | News, Sports, Jobs  Alpena News

ALPENA — It's spring break for kids in Northeast Michigan, and many of them got to spend one of their days off at Alpena High School on Tuesday for the A.

Time to step it up | News, Sports, Jobs  Alpena News

As exciting as district play was last week, the competition will intensify during the regional tournament on Saturday. Of the three local softball teams that.

Alpena's Logan Guthrie signs to play football at CMU  WBKB-TV

ALPENA, MI — December 19, 2018 marked the day when high school athletes put pen to paper on national signing day for division one football athletes. Alpena ...

Know a Theatre: Thunder Bay Theatre of Alpena, Mich.  American Theatre

ALPENA, MICH.: The Great Lake State is home to, well, a lot of lakes. In addition to the hiking, fishing, and beaches that residents and tourists love, the city of ...

Alpena high school adds male cheerleader for first time since 2006  WNEM Saginaw

A Michigan high school added a male to their cheerleading squad for the first time since 2006. Dulton Duntley is training with the JV team and following in his ...

Crazy socks celebrate Down Syndrome Day | News, Sports, Jobs  Alpena News

From left to right, Alpena High School Instructional Aide Rachel Beyer, Principal Thomas Berriman, and senior Sadie Couture show off their crazy socks and ...

'You think you have so much time' | News, Sports, Jobs  Alpena News

ALPENA — An Alpena graduate who walked past the Notre Dame cathedral every day on his way to grad school classes in Paris reminisced about lost ...

Unable to hold on | News, Sports, Jobs  Alpena News

For the first time this season the Alpena Community College softball team looked like it was on the verge of winning a game in convincing fashion. After dropp.

Savannah Thomson named Exchange Club Youth of the Year | News, Sports, Jobs  Alpena News

The Exchange Club of Alpena is proud to name Savannah Thomson, a graduate of Alpena High School, as the Stanley C. Beck Youth of the Year. The annual ...

Tokens of appreciation | News, Sports, Jobs  Alpena News

Homecoming week is always a special time in high school. From decorating hallways, themes throughout the week, building floats, the presentation of ...

Police presence in schools depends on dollars in the bank | News, Sports, Jobs  Alpena News

ROGERS CITY — School districts in Northeast Michigan have had their ups and downs when it comes to bringing a police presence into their buildings.

Wildcats fall to Gaylord after Gapinski's late game-winner | News, Sports, Jobs  Alpena News

The first time the Alpena High School girls basketball team played Gaylord this season, the Wildcats rallied from a double-digit deficit to beat Gaylord by thre.

Unity Day in Alpena | News, Sports, Jobs  Alpena News

ALPENA — Ella White Elementary School and Hinks Elementary School each had a special visitor on Wednesday as a part of the Anti-Bullying Relentless Tour: ...

Alpena schools placed on lockdown after reports of person with a weapon

ALPENA (WJRT) (3/1/2018) - Three schools in Alpena were placed on lockdown Thursday morning while police responded to reports of a person with a weapon ...

AHS students learn valuable info at DECA competition | News, Sports, Jobs  Alpena News

ALPENA — Alpena High School students from the school's Distributive Education Clubs of America Chapter competed in the DECA International Competition ...

Changing with the times | News, Sports, Jobs  Alpena News

The club is a non-profit organization and plays an important role in sports around Alpena County, raising money and donating it to provide local athletes with ...

Senior Night spoilers | News, Sports, Jobs  Alpena News

Emotions were running high for the Alpena volleyball team on Wednesday night as six Wildcats played their final game in front of a home crowd. Unfortunately f.

Peter Pan flies into TBT this weekend | News, Sports, Jobs  Alpena News

It's the time of year to bust out the green tights and sing along to your favorite tunes. Destination: Neverland. Peter Pan opens at 7:30 p.m. Friday, pres.

2019 Academic State Champs honors Michigan schools where college is the norm  Bridge Michigan

Dearborn Public Schools has two early-college programs at Henry Ford College, helping the district's high schools snare Academic State Champs honors.

Ella White Bazaar a success once again | News, Sports, Jobs  Alpena News

ALPENA — Ella White Elementary School was packed on Saturday for the annual Ella White Christmas Bazaar. Vendors lined up the hallways and filled the ...

Unvaccinated student rates rise for third straight year in Michigan schools  Bridge Michigan

The unvaccinated rate is still lower than in 2014, but the increase comes as Michigan battles a measles outbreak. A bill that would require schools with higher ...

Keeping the spirit alive | News, Sports, Jobs  Alpena News

This group of women that I coached, when they were in high school, they thought that their primary job was to support the team that was playing on the court.

Michigan theater troupes collaborate on social injustice project  WXMI FOX 17 West Michigan

ALPENA, Mich. (AP) — A nonprofit professional theater and an Alpena high school are collaborating with Central Michigan University's theater department on a ...

Alpena schools participate in World Read Aloud Day | News, Sports, Jobs  Alpena News

ALPENA — Thursday was World Read Aloud Day and Alpena Public Schools celebrated with schools participating in different events to encourage students to ...

Sunrise Side commercial fishing industry remembered | |  Iosco County News Herald

ALPENA – The last of four generations in his family engaged in the commercial fishing industry, Clarence “Tuffy” Cross brings years of personal experience on ...

Lumberjacks drop pair of home games to Macomb | News, Sports, Jobs  Alpena News

The Alpena Community College Lumberjacks welcomed Macomb Community College and opened a weekend series with the Monarchs and the first two games ...

Sunset Elementary Still Vacant as APS Brainstorms on the Building's Future  WBKB-TV

Alpena Public Schools is still trying to figure out what to do with the vacant Sunset Elementary School. The topic was the main subject of discussion during a ...

Middle school principal charged with sex-crimes against minors

The now-former Kingsley Middle School principal spent 21 years as principal at the district's elementary school before moving to the middle school in 2016.

Boys' High School Hockey 2018-19 Dream Team announced  MiHockey

By @MichaelCaples –. On Wednesday night, the Michigan High School Hockey Coaches' Association officially unveiled the 2018-19 boys' high school hockey ...

Kollien and Rose to marry in June | News, Sports, Jobs  Alpena News

Christina Kollien and Devin Rose are excited to announce their engagement. Christina is the daughter of Mike and Beth Kollien of Alpena. Christina is a 2013 g.

Keegan Spomer to play in Disney New Year's Baseball Classic | News, Sports, Jobs  Alpena News

Most athletes are enjoying the holiday break, spending time with family and friends, while getting a breather from competition until after the new year. For A.

Couple charged with multiple sexual assault crimes  WBKB-TV

Alpena — New evidence in a 10 year old case led to the arrest of 59-year-old Walter Deneal Massengill and 60-year-old Joann Marie Massengill-King on ...

History within reach | News, Sports, Jobs  Alpena News

Since joining the Alpena High School varsity football team as a sophomore, Logan Guthrie has spent countless hours doing whatever he could to become a ...

Doing what they can | News, Sports, Jobs  Alpena News

Being shorthanded was a huge understatement for the Alpena High wrestling team on Wednesday. The Wildcats competed with just three wrestlers as they took ...

Student Peace Contest winners announced | News, Sports, Jobs  Alpena News

Student winners in this year's Peace Contest sponsored by the Alpena Peace Coalition were honored recently in a afternoon program at the Alpena Mall.

Search Michigan schools to see how they compare in sending grads to college  Bridge Michigan

Use this database to search for your Michigan high school and see how it compares in sending graduates to college to others nearby and of similar economic ...

Band practice | News, Sports, Jobs  Alpena News

News Photo by Steve Schulwitz Alpena High School band instructor Mike Gozzard directs the marching band as it practices for its halftime show Friday.

Northmen enter key game against Wildcats riding high  Petoskey News-Review

ALPENA — The Petoskey football team knows exactly what they're going to get when they meet Alpena on the field Friday night.

Record-breaking Day | News, Sports, Jobs  Alpena News

Aidan Day has established himself as one of the premier soccer players in the state. On Thursday, Day scored a remarkable goal with 15:35 left in the game to ...

A successful showing | News, Sports, Jobs  Alpena News

Alpena High School junior Keegan Spomer spent his holiday break on the baseball fields in Orlando, Florida, competing in the Disney New Year's Baseball ...

Marquardt honored for his hard work at AHS | News, Sports, Jobs  Alpena News

ALPENA — A few Alpena High School students led an initiative of letting AHS students write notes to honor Officer Tim Marquardt for the work he does at the.

AHS exchange students adjusting to the 'little things' | News, Sports, Jobs  Alpena News

ALPENA — The Alpena High School exchange students have been living in Alpena for a few months and have adjusted to school and life in Alpena.

Ron Lemke finds countless ways to meet needs of others | News, Sports, Jobs  Alpena News

Some know him from his 50-plus years of playing Santa Claus; others from his days as a counselor/placement specialist at Alpena High School where he ...

Joining the college ranks | News, Sports, Jobs  Alpena News

On Wednesday, student-athletes across the country experienced the culmination of their high school careers as many went on to sign a National Letter of Intent t.

Alpena tennis team struggles against talented Trojans | News, Sports, Jobs  Alpena News

The Alpena High boys tennis team knew it was going to be a challenge against Big North Conference foe Traverse City Central on Tuesday. The Wildcats ran up ...

AHS teaches bots to kids | News, Sports, Jobs  Alpena News

ALPENA — Alpena High School is hosting local elementary school robotics teams this week for a VEX IQ Robotics camp to help prepare the teams for the ...

Burton – Hoffmann | News, Sports, Jobs  Alpena News

Kelly Burton and Steven exchanged their wedding vows Oct. 14, 2017, at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Parish in Petoskey. Father Denny Stillwell officiated the 1:30 ...

Alpena Sports Hall Of Fame Feature - Jan Kaiser  WBKB-TV

ALPENA – WBKB Sports reporter Skubie Mageza spends an entire day with Jan Kaiser. She is one of the 6 inductees for the 2018 Alpena Sports Hall of fame ...

Masquers Club gearing up for spring production | News, Sports, Jobs  Alpena News

What do you get when you cross the MTV reality show, “Jersey Shore,” with Shakespeare's “A Midsummer Night's Dream?” The answer is “Midsummer/Jersey,” ...

Artist picked for Habitat for Humanity mural | News, Sports, Jobs  Alpena News

Chad J. Szatkowski of Alpena remembers his grandmother sparking his initial interest in art. Born deaf, art became a form of early communication for him that ...

Artwork by area students fills gallery space | News, Sports, Jobs  Alpena News

It's not every day that kids get to have their artwork displayed in a professional gallery setting. For hundreds of young students across Northeast Michigan t.

This is Jeopardy! | News, Sports, Jobs  Alpena News

Having grown up in Alpena playing trivia games with his family, Geoff Brousseau admits to being a huge fan of the show, Jeopardy. Now, in addition to fan,

Victoria Lynn "Vicki" Schneiderwendt, 66 | Obituaries  Petoskey News-Review

Victoria Lynn “Vicki” Schneiderwendt, 66 Victoria Lynn “Vicki” Schneiderwendt, 66 of Gaylord, passed away at home on Thursday, May 2, 2019 after a short ...

Alpena's senior superstars | News, Sports, Jobs  Alpena News

Emma Jore and Lars MacArthur have experienced similar journeys during their athletic careers at Alpena High School. On Monday, the two Wildcats were ...

New Meijer store opens in Alpena, brings 270 jobs

A new Meijer store opened Thursday, April 30, in northeast Lower Michigan.

Zonta Club honors scholarship recipients | News, Sports, Jobs  Alpena News

The Zonta Club of Alpena hosted its 2017 Zonta Scholarship recipients at a recent program meeting. The club offers scholarships for women continuing on with ...

Resurrection Lutheran installs new pastor | News, Sports, Jobs  Alpena News

Resurrection Lutheran Church of Alpena installed Pastor Phil Phifer as its pastor during a Dec. 17, 2017, special *service*. RLCA extended the call to Phifer afte.

8th Annual Deer Blind Round Up Will Take Place This Weekend  WBKB-TV

With deer hunting season around the corner, local churches and community organizations will be hosting the 8th Annual Deer Round Up this weekend.

Wiechec – Gilmet | News, Sports, Jobs  Alpena News

Julie Wiechec and Austin Gilmet announce their engagement. The bride-to-be is the daughter of Daniel and Mary Wiechec of Troy. The future groom is th.

Changes to social studies standards reversed after outcry  Traverse City Record Eagle

LANSING — Back is Martin Luther King Jr.'s “I Have a Dream” speech.

Wildcat homecoming parade and tailgate party, Friday  WBKB-TV

ALPENA, Mich. – Neiman's Family Market will sponsor Alpena High School's tailgate party once again as students ramp things up for homecoming week.

Avenue of Flags Coming Soon  WBKB-TV

Fallen military personnel from Alpena will be remembered five days more often, thanks to the Alpena Kiwanis Club and Alpena Boosters Club. Through their ...

AHS Robotics team wins Chairman's Award | News, Sports, Jobs  Alpena News

Alpena High School Robotics Team 5505 won the Chairman's Award at the Escanaba Tournament over the weekend. The Chairman's Award is the most ...

Miss Michigan Emily Kieliszewski of Alpena honored at State Capitol

Miss Michigan Emily Kieliszewski was honored Tuesday, Oct. 20, in the Michigan State Capitol with a special tribute signed by Gov. Rick Snyder, State. Sen.

Alpena fashionista Betty Douville Johnston dies  Detroit Free Press

A true fashionista, Betty Douville Johnston helped dress many women over her nearly 49 years owning The Country Cousins Shop in downtown Alpena, Mich.

Home-opening split | News, Sports, Jobs  Alpena News

It took a while, but the Alpena softball team was finally able to play on its home field Monday as they welcomed Ogemaw-Heights for a doubleheader.

Outstanding Grads: Salute to Michigan’s best, brightest  The Detroit News

For 31 years, The News has saluted a group of Michigan's best and brightest high school students in the spring of their senior year. Partnering with CATCH ...

OHS students start school's first ever robotics team through grant  Iosco County News Herald

OSCODA – Oscoda High School students playing with radio controlled vehicles in the hallway is not only fun, but also educational.

TBT concludes 50th anniversary summer season with 'Oklahoma!' | News, Sports, Jobs  Alpena News

It's no coincidence that Thunder Bay Theatre ends its 50th anniversary summer season with a familiar throw-back blockbuster, the Rodgers and Hammerstein ...

One to forget | News, Sports, Jobs  Alpena News

How fast things can change. The Alpena boys basketball team celebrated a convincing season-opening win on Thursday and looked strong doing so. Less than ...

Mel Skillman named head football coach at Alpena High School

SAGINAW, MI — Mel Skillman is on the move again. The Saginaw County Sports Hall of Fame coach will begin his 57th season as a football coach in 2013, this ...

Atkinson takes over as WP head coach | Sports |  Iosco County News Herald

WHITTEMORE – It is safe to say that football is in Tommy Atkinson's DNA. Atkinson, who was recently named as the new varsity football head coach at ...

Three share valedictorian for Posen Class of '13  Presque Isle County Advance

by Peter Jakey–Managing Editor. Posen High School (PHS) is proud to announce honor students from the class of 2013. Three valedictorians will lead eight ...

Jessica Joy, Alpena singer/songwriter killed in Saginaw County crash with garbage truck, to be laid to rest

Family and friends are preparing to say their final goodbyes to Jessica Lynn Joy, a 23-year-old Alpena woman who was killed during a crash near St. Charles.

Brothers published in same book | News, Sports, Jobs  Alpena News

Stories by home-grown crime writing brothers Doug and Jim Allyn are included in the 21st edition of “The Best American Mystery Stories” released Oct. 7 by H.

Local schools earn awards at regional ROV competition  Petoskey News-Review

Students from area schools recently competed at the Great Lakes Regional MATE ROV Competition hosted by the Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary in ...

Two selected for Boys and Girls State programs | News, Sports, Jobs  Alpena News

This year's local selections to attend the American Legion Boys State and American Legion Auxiliary Girls State programs have been announced. Ben Gerhart ...

One final tuneup | News, Sports, Jobs  Alpena News

With dreams of winning district titles later this week, the Alpena and Rogers City softball teams got a final tuneup on Wednesday during a non-conference ...

Oscoda students compete in ROV competition in Alpena | News  Iosco County News Herald

OSCODA – Oscoda Area Schools was represented in the 2017 Great Lakes Regional MATE Competition-Port Cities of the Future, held on April 22 at Alpena ...

Ships and Shipwrecks Episode 1002 – Great Lakes Now  Great Lakes Now

Come aboard a tugboat that has delivered mail to boats on the Great Lakes since 1874, learn about life on a Great Lakes freighter, and dive into some incredible ...

45 degrees of travel connects Gaylord to the world  Petoskey News-Review

GAYLORD — The northern 45th parallel is a unique geographic feature that unites northerners from across the globe, including in Gaylord, where we sit halfway ...

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