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Voters to decide Alpena Public Schools bonds Tuesday | News, Sports, Jobs  Alpena News

ALPENA — A vote on Tuesday will determine the future of Alpena Public Schools and its facilities. The district is asking voters for permission to sell $6.



Alpena gearing up to host 40 robotics teams from around the state | News, Sports, Jobs  Alpena News

ALPENA — Alpena High School will be packed back-to-back weekends for district competitions of Michigan schools' For Inspiration and Recognition of Science ...



Residents react to APS' $63M proposal | News, Sports, Jobs  Alpena News

Depending on who you ask, Alpena Public Schools' $63 million proposal to improve school buildings is either a much-needed investment into aging ...



APS talks snow-day make-up | News, Sports, Jobs  Alpena News

ALPENA — Alpena Public Schools Superintendent John VanWagoner updated the district's Board of Education Monday about the district is in relation to snow.



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 ...



Alpena High teams to play on new turf field next season | News, Sports, Jobs  Alpena News

Though voters on Tuesday rejected Alpena Public Schools' bond proposal for facilities improvements throughout the district, Alpena's sports teams will have.



APS takes step toward new Ella White | News, Sports, Jobs  Alpena News

ALPENA — The Alpena Public Schools Board of Education has taken its first step toward a tax proposal that would fund renovations to all school buildings an.



How schools make 'tough call' to close | News, Sports, Jobs  Alpena News

ALPENA — Northeast Michigan school districts canceled school on Monday because of a storm that involved snow, some rain, and high winds. Now that winter ...



Gluesing bittersweet as he exits Alpena schools | News, Sports, Jobs  Alpena News

ALPENA — In a few weeks, one Alpena Public Schools administrator will be starting a new chapter in his career. Justin Gluesing, assistant superintendent.



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 ...



APS posts pictures showing school needs | News, Sports, Jobs  Alpena News

ALPENA — Alpena Public Schools is in the midst planning for a potential multimillion-dollar tax proposal for repairs and renovations to all of its faciliti.



AHS Masquers Club presents murder mystery dinner theater | News, Sports, Jobs  Alpena News

Calling all detectives, nosy neighbors, eavesdroppers, gossipers, and anyone else who likes to be entertained while enjoying a good meal. Alpena High School ...



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 ...



Campus Closet open for business at Alpena High School | News, Sports, Jobs  Alpena News

ALPENA — Alpena High School students are able to gain real-world experience by working at Campus Closet, the AHS school store. Campus Closet is where ...



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.



AHS senior named National Merit Scholar | News, Sports, Jobs  Alpena News

ALPENA — One Alpena High School senior was recently named a National Merit Scholarship winner for his hard work throughout high school. Sam Tuscher ...



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 ...



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

CORRECTION:This story has been updated to reflect that Amp Up provides passing students an Algebra I credit. That information was incorrect in an earlier ver.



Social schools | News, Sports, Jobs  Alpena News

ALPENA — Social media is something everyone uses to connect with others, and school districts are no different — officials use social media to connect wi.



Track great O'Dell headed to Alpena Sports Hall of Fame | News, Sports, Jobs  Alpena News

In the heat of competition, Melissa (Brousseau) O'Dell knew how to stay calm under pressure. As she watched her fellow competitors scream, yell or get angry.



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.



APS plan to ease tax burden for renovations | News, Sports, Jobs  Alpena News

ALPENA — By funding facilities renovations through two separate bond sales, Alpena Public Schools would ease the tax burden on county property owners who ...



APS invites homeschool students to Sunset | News, Sports, Jobs  Alpena News

ALPENA — Alpena Public Schools has opened the doors to the former Sunset Elementary School for homeschool students to take classes and gain experience ...



Living the dream | News, Sports, Jobs  Alpena News

This past high school hockey season for the Alpena Wildcats has been described as magical and a dream season. For one Wildcat in particular, his dream has ...



Asbestos cost APS up to $200K | News, Sports, Jobs  Alpena News

ALPENA — The estimated cost for the removal of asbestos and equipment from B-House in Alpena High School is between $100000 to $200000. Alpena Public ...



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 ...



Alpena Public Schools hires many new faces | News, Sports, Jobs  Alpena News

ALPENA – Students and parents will see lots of new faces around Alpena Public Schools this school year because the Board of Education approved new hires ...



Alpena High scrambles after asbestos discovered | News, Sports, Jobs  Alpena News

ALPENA — Classes are not taking place in the B-House section of Alpena High School this week because of concerns over floor tile containing asbestos found.



Alpena ready for robotics competition Saturday | News, Sports, Jobs  Alpena News

CORRECTION: This weekend's offseason robotics competition at Alpena High School is called Bots on the Bay. The name of the competition was incorrect in an ...



Alpena's special signing day | News, Sports, Jobs  Alpena News

The 2018-2019 school year has been special for Alpena High School. On Monday, the school held its annual signing day in the media center for seven athletes, ...



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.



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.



Bots are booming | News, Sports, Jobs  Alpena News

ALPENA — Alpena High School was notified last week that it will host not just one, but two For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology (FIRST.



Alpena recognized for stellar season | News, Sports, Jobs  Alpena News

The 2018-2019 high school hockey season is officially complete and what a year it was for Alpena. The Wildcats burst onto the scene this season and sent ...



AHS under construction for new programs | News, Sports, Jobs  Alpena News

ALPENA — Alpena High School has been under construction this summer for new programs that will start this upcoming school year. One program ...



Ready to lead the way | News, Sports, Jobs  Alpena News

By many measures the Alpena High School hockey team has had a successful season. ∫ A Big North Championship, the program's first since 2004-05 ∫ A 20-



APS programs get $140K from Youth and Rec millage | News, Sports, Jobs  Alpena News

ALPENA — Alpena Public Schools programs will receive over $140000 in grant funds from the Alpena County Youth and Recreation millage for 2019.



'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.



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 ...



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 ...



Starting off strong | News, Sports, Jobs  Alpena News

After finishing 2018 strong and winning six of seven to open the season, the Alpena High boys basketball team carried momentum into the new year. Despite a ...



Not a bad start: Fast start, strong defense lead Wildcats to win in opener | News, Sports, Jobs  Alpena News

As season openers go, the Alpena High boys basketball team couldn't have asked for a much better start to its 2018-19 campaign. Chris DeRocher scored 31 ...



The end of the line | News, Sports, Jobs  Alpena News

SAULT STE. MARIE — The Alpena High School hockey team had too many obstacles to overcome on Wednesday. Beset by injuries to key players in their ...



Hoisting the hardware | News, Sports, Jobs  Alpena News

GAYLORD —The Alpena High School hockey team's magical season on the ice continues as the Wildcats won their first regional championship in 12 years, ...



Alpena rallies late to complete sweep of rival Titans | News, Sports, Jobs  Alpena News

Coming into Tuesday's Big North Conference game, the Alpena softball team knew it was going to be challenged by one of the top teams in the Big North ...



Alpena Peebles to close | News, Sports, Jobs  Alpena News

ALPENA — The Alpena Peebles store is closing ... slowly. Signs went up last week alerting shoppers that Peebles will be closing its doors, one of many in.



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.



ICYMI: The News' entire 'This Is Us' series | News, Sports, Jobs  Alpena News

ALPENA — The News on Wednesday published its final installments in its.



A hard-fought battle | News, Sports, Jobs  Alpena News

Bad weather and sloppy field conditions continue to be the trend for the Alpena High School girls soccer team during its recent home stand. Despite the poor c.



Calling the action | News, Sports, Jobs  Alpena News

Alpena has always been considered a hockey town. It is in this small town in northeastern Michigan that Alpena has witnessed so much success with its high ...



1970-71 AHS boys basketball team chosen as Team of the Year | News, Sports, Jobs  Alpena News

Courtesy Photo The 1970-71 Alpena High School boys basketball team has been chosen as Team of the Year by the Alpena Sports Hall of Fame. The Wildcats ...



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 ...



Alpena native wins worldwide birth photography competition | News, Sports, Jobs  Alpena News

Kimberly Kimble loves taking photos of mothers and families with their brand-new babies, and now she has won an international award for her talent.



Wildcats ready for quarterfinal showdown with UP power Houghton | News, Sports, Jobs  Alpena News

When Alpena High School hockey head coach Chris Limback prepared the schedule for this upcoming season, he did so with the goal of challenging his team ...



Big year ahead, Alpena | News, Sports, Jobs  Alpena News

ALPENA —Several issues begun in 2018 — or sooner — will carry over into the new year, including Alpena Public Schools' work on a potential new proper.



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 ...



All eyes on Skaluba trial | News, Sports, Jobs  Alpena News

ALPENA — High school and college students have been partaking in parties and the consumption of drugs and alcohol for many years and, unfortunately, it can ...



'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 ...



A golden opportunity | News, Sports, Jobs  Alpena News

ALPENA — Campus Closet, the Alpena High School store, has received gold recertification from the Distributive Education Clubs of America, allowing three st.



AHS principal gears up for second year at the helm | News, Sports, Jobs  Alpena News

ALPENA — Even though it's still summer, Alpena High School Principal Thomas Berriman has been at AHS getting ready to start his second year as principal.



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.



Woman dies in house fire | News, Sports, Jobs  Alpena News

Carole Lynn Orr, 69, was found dead inside a house fire on Friday on the 8400 block of Leer Road in Pulawski Township in Presque Isle County, according to a ...



Police: Man arrested at home after failing to stop | News, Sports, Jobs  Alpena News

An allegedly intoxicated driver had to be subdued by Michigan State Police troopers after fleeing into his home in Alpena Township on April 1, police said in a.



Hillman Blessing of the Bikes canceled | News, Sports, Jobs  Alpena News

Hillman's 25th Annual Blessing of the Bikes and ATVs, George DeCaire Memorial, has been canceled because of anticipated inclement weather. It had been ...



TBAC presents Eisenhower Dance Detroit Saturday | News, Sports, Jobs  Alpena News

A prestigious professional dance company will take the stage Saturday at Stanley C. Beck Auditorium, but they are not the only ones displaying their talents tha.



Alpena seniors semifinalists for National Merit Scholarship awards | News, Sports, Jobs  Alpena News

ALPENA — Two Alpena High School seniors are among 16000 semifinalists in the 6th Annual National Merit Scholarship Program. On Sept. 12, Clayton ...



Alpena girls track team has small roster, but big expectations | News, Sports, Jobs  Alpena News

As Joy Bullis prepares to lead the Alpena High girls track team this season, she'll be coaching one of the smallest teams she's ever had. But small number.



A boost to school security | News, Sports, Jobs  Alpena News

ALPENA — People who threaten to commit violence against schools, students or employees can be charged with a felony or misdemeanor under a new school ...



Besser Elementary gets a new principal | News, Sports, Jobs  Alpena News

ALPENA — The Alpena Public Schools Board of Education voted to hire Stephanie Hitchcock as the new principal at Besser Elementary School on Monday.



Alpena Rotary honors student of month | News, Sports, Jobs  Alpena News

Courtesy Photo Above, Alpena High School student Cassie Anderson, center, was recognized during the weekly meeting of the Alpena Rotary Club as ...



State sends robotics money to NE Michigan schools | News, Sports, Jobs  Alpena News

ALPENA — School districts around the state can continue growing their robotics programs this upcoming season because the Michigan Department of ...



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 ...



Stacey Parr named to APS board | News, Sports, Jobs  Alpena News

ALPENA — On Wednesday, the Alpena Public Schools Board of Education appointed parent Stacey Parr to fill an open position. The board interviewed Parr an.



Alpena's Holiday Shop with a Cop event a success | News, Sports, Jobs  Alpena News

Several local entities gathered at the Alpena Walmart on Saturday morning, Dec. 8, for the 15th Annual Alpena Police Department's Holiday Shop with a Cop ...



SUNRISE SIDE BULLETIN BOARD | News, Sports, Jobs  Alpena News

Immanuel garage sale Saturday Immanuel Lutheran Church will hold its 29th annual garage sale from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Alpena County ...



Skaluba guilty in drugging, sex assault case | News, Sports, Jobs  Alpena News

ALPENA — An Alpena man accused of six felony criminal sexual conduct charges was found guilty after a jury exited two-and-a-half-hours of deliberations late ...



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.



Alpena grapplers ready to get to work despite low numbers | News, Sports, Jobs  Alpena News

It was an interesting offseason for the Alpena High School wrestling program. Alpena football coach Aaron Sims took the job back in August, but stepped down i.



Student works to preserve history | News, Sports, Jobs  Alpena News

ALPENA — This school year has been a busy one for Alpena High School senior Tyler Edmonds because of a community *service* project he's been completing ...



Alpena High boys cross country team wins first Big North title | News, Sports, Jobs  Alpena News

GAYLORD—For the first time in school history, the Alpena High School boys cross country team won a Big North Conference title. The Wildcats claimed top ...



ACES Academy recruiting students | News, Sports, Jobs  Alpena News

ALPENA — Alternative Choices for Educational Success (ACES) Academy is now recruiting students for the 2019-20 school year. The school is for students w.



Wildcats determined to end season with win on Senior Night | News, Sports, Jobs  Alpena News

From a hopeful 2-0 start, to three heart-wrenching defeats by a combined eight points and now riding a six-game losing streak, the Wildcats are focused on ...



Congrats, and thanks, Jim Marquardt! | News, Sports, Jobs  Alpena News

Next month, Jim Marquardt will step down from the DARE program in local schools as he caps off 50 years of *service* with the Alpena County Sheriff's Office.



Coming up with a plan | News, Sports, Jobs  Alpena News

It's been over 50 years since Alpena High School opened its doors. Since 1967, thousands of students have walked through hallways, entered classrooms, ...



'You need the help' | News, Sports, Jobs  Alpena News

ALPENA — Two years after graduating from Alpena High School, Shyla Prevost found out she was pregnant. Living with her mom in Wyoming, Prevost was ...



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.



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 ...



Let's see what you've got | News, Sports, Jobs  Alpena News

It has been another busy summer for the Alpena High School football program. Along with daily workouts, the Wildcats have attended multiple camps, held thei.



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.



Alpena Symphony Orchestra presents 'A Holiday Celebration' Saturday | News, Sports, Jobs  Alpena News

Start off this festive season with the Alpena Symphony Orchestra concert, “A Holiday Celebration,” at 7 p.m. Saturday at Alpena High School Auditorium. A.



Two Northeast Michigan robotics teams headed to championship | News, Sports, Jobs  Alpena News

News Photo by Julie Goldberg This photo, from a recent For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology Robotics district competition at Alpena ...



Robo-research | News, Sports, Jobs  Alpena News

ALPENA — Twenty-four teams competed Saturday in the Bots on the Bay offseason robotics competition at Alpena High School. The teams played last year's g.



Report: Alpena hospital penalized for patient infections, injuries | News, Sports, Jobs  Alpena News

ALPENA—MidMichigan Medical Center-Alpena is among 800 hospitals nationwide being penalized by by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services ...



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 ...



Democrat challenges Modrzynski for county board | News, Sports, Jobs  Alpena News

ALPENA — Voters in Alpena County's District 3 will decide on Nov. 6 between incumbent Republican Commissioner Nick Modrzynski and the Democratic ...



Robo-rookies wow in RC | News, Sports, Jobs  Alpena News

ROGERS CITY — The Rogers City High School robotics team has set the standard for future Rogers City robotics teams. In the team's first season of exist.



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.



School hires bus firm with troubled past | News, Sports, Jobs  Alpena News

ALPENA – The bus company that the Alpena-Montmorency-Alcona Educational *Service* District said it hired to better protect kids once employed a man who ...



Thunder Bay presents social justice project  encoremichigan.com

ALPENA, Mich.–Thunder Bay Theatre is teaming up with the Alpena High School Masquers Club and Central Michigan University's Department of Theatre to ...



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