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Coast Guard rescues sail-boater near St. Ignace
June 26, 2015 – 3:57 am | Comments Off on Coast Guard rescues sail-boater near St. Ignace
Coast Guard rescues sail-boater near St. Ignace

The U.S. Coast Guard has rescued a 65-year-old woman whose sailboat ran aground during a solo sailing challenge from Chicago to Mackinac Island.
The woman used a marine radio to call for help early Tuesday from …

Bridge in Soo to Canada to get lighting facelift
June 26, 2015 – 3:56 am | Comments Off on Bridge in Soo to Canada to get lighting facelift
Bridge in Soo to Canada to get lighting facelift

The Sault Ste. Marie International Bridge is getting an energy-efficient lighting upgrade and plans are in the works for some colorful illumination.
Officials say an upgrade is taking place on pole-mounted lights along the bridge deck …

“Boutique” style casino to be built in Mackinaw City
June 25, 2015 – 4:00 am | Comments Off on “Boutique” style casino to be built in Mackinaw City
“Boutique” style casino to be built in Mackinaw City

Plans are underway to redevelop a piece of land in Mackinaw City and erect a casino on the site.

Youth sailing classes begin in July in Alpena
June 25, 2015 – 3:59 am | Comments Off on Youth sailing classes begin in July in Alpena
Youth sailing classes begin in July in Alpena

Ahoy, Matey! Back for the 11th year, youth sailing classes for ages eight years-old and up will be held in Alpena in three, five-day sessions stretching through the month of July.

Montmorency Co. deputies respond to 142 complaints
June 25, 2015 – 3:58 am | Comments Off on Montmorency Co. deputies respond to 142 complaints
Montmorency Co. deputies respond to 142 complaints

Deputies with the Montmorency County Sheriff’s Office responded to 142 complaints last week, including a rash of larcenies.

Ernestine Houck
June 24, 2015 – 5:19 pm | Comments Off on Ernestine Houck
Ernestine Houck

HOUCK, Ernestine, 98, of Alpena died Sunday, January 4, 2015 at Country Care Home in Spruce.

Ernestine was born October 28, 1916 in Detroit to Max and Florence Behrendt and moved to the Alpena area as …

Ewald Arnold Timm
June 24, 2015 – 5:16 pm | Comments Off on Ewald Arnold Timm
Ewald Arnold Timm

Ewald Arnold Timm, 88, of Hubbard Lake, passed away June 23, 2015 at Alpena Regional Medical Center surrounded by his loving family.

Ewald was born in Alpena on December 1, 1926, to the late Ferdinand and …

James M. Francis
June 24, 2015 – 5:12 pm | Comments Off on James M. Francis
James M. Francis

James M. Francis, 77, of Brownstown, Michigan, passed away January 1, 2015.

James was born in Alpena, Michigan on January 22, 1937, to the late Rueben and Maureen (Emerson) Francis and was married to Ann Laniewski …

Mildred H. Timmreck
June 23, 2015 – 4:17 pm | Comments Off on Mildred H. Timmreck

Mildred H. Timmreck, 99, of Traverse City and formerly of Alpena, passed away at Munson Hospice House in Traverse City on Tuesday, November 25, 2014.
Surviving are her daughter, Judy Berry of Traverse City; one son, …

Della Ann Robinette
June 19, 2015 – 6:00 pm | Comments Off on Della Ann Robinette
Della Ann Robinette

Della Ann Robinette, 75, of Alpena passed away Friday, June 19, 2015, at Alpena Regional Medical Center.
Della Ann Pillsbury was born on May 21, 1940, to the late Harry and Winifred (Allen) Pillsbury …

Audrey Evelyn Weir
June 19, 2015 – 4:27 pm | Comments Off on Audrey Evelyn Weir
Audrey Evelyn Weir

Audrey Evelyn Weir, 87, of Ossineke passed away Thursday, June 18, 2015, at The Country Home.

Audrey Penson was born in Floral Park, New York on October 17, 1927, to the late William and Evelyn (Swenson) …

John Alfred “Al” Dege
June 5, 2015 – 3:55 pm | Comments Off on John Alfred “Al” Dege
John Alfred “Al” Dege

John Alfred “Al” Dege, 82, of Posen, passed away Thursday, June 4, 2015, at Alpena Regional Medical Center.
John was born in Alpena, Michigan on January 14, 1933, to the late John and …