State Championship DVD Available on East Central

first_imgST. LEON – East Central football fans can now relive the 2017 Class 3A title march by their Trojans in a newly produced DVD, The Heart and Passion of Champions.The DVD will be available from 1-6 p.m. Friday, February 16 at the school and on ensuing days. The cost per DVD is $20 and a portion of the proceeds benefit the East Central athletic department.“The DVD has an ESPN feel to it,” said executive producer Ray Compton of Compton Strategies. “We have weaved interviews from the players and coaches with game highlights from the season and state tournament. The insight from many of the players and coaches provides an in-depth assessment of the legendary season at East Central.“It was truly a remarkable season molded by coach (Justin) Roden, his assistants and the players. The DVD discusses the wobbly 1-2 start, the huge victories and big plays in the tournament and the enthusiasm unleashed by the Trojan fans.”Hall of Fame announcer Bob Lovell of Indiana Sports Talk narrates the DVD. The DVD is sponsored locally by Indiana University East; Beacon Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine; and George’s Pharmacy.“East Central has a lot to be proud of,” said Lovell. “These are outstanding student athletes and are to be congratulated on a special season.”last_img read more

Alpena County Airport receives funding for new runway sweeper

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisALPENA, MICH — Alpena County Regional Airport is receiving a much needed update that will keep travelers safe during winter weather.The local airport has been granted funds to purchase a new runway sweeper clear the landing strip of snow and ice. Airport Manager Steve Smigelskis says FAA will replace old, outdated equipment.“For purposes of airport stuff, it’s beyond it’s economical use, so we applied for, and we were granted the ability to purchase a brand new one.”The current sweeper is 15 years old. For the safety of everyone on board, Smigelski says the Federal Aviation Administration prefers heavy equipment be replaced every 10 to 12 years.“If you think of an airplane as nothing but an over-sized car on a highway, your ability to steer and brake is very important. With the new sweeper, that’s going to enhance our ability to keep the light snow off and keep the ice from gathering.”Upgrading the sweeper is just one of many projects that will make the airport safer and more efficient for travelers. The new sweeper is expected to come into use early next year.AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThis Tags: Airport, runway, runway sweeper, sweeperContinue ReadingPrevious Big vacant buildings downtown are hard sales in AlpenaNext Word on the Street: Name something people learn only when it’s too latelast_img read more