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Jane Ann Kowalski
December 5, 2018 – 4:04 pm | Comments Off on Jane Ann Kowalski
Jane Ann Kowalski

Jane Ann Kowalski, 87, of Alpena, passed away Sunday, Dec. 2, 2018.
Jane was born Sept. 23, 1931 in Bay City to Rosco and Gertrude (Reed) Davis. She married Harold Kowalski on Feb. 14, 1950 …

Leo Howe III
December 3, 2018 – 3:46 pm | Comments Off on Leo Howe III
Leo Howe III

Leo “Jerry” Howe III, 72, of Lachine passed away Monday, November 26, 2018 at MidMichigan Medical Center – Alpena.
Leo was born October 13, 1946 in Detroit to the late Leo and Eleonora …

County terminates airport lease with AVIS owner
November 30, 2018 – 3:36 am | Comments Off on County terminates airport lease with AVIS owner
County terminates airport lease with AVIS owner

Alpena County Commissioners have terminated an on-site lease agreement with the owner of Avis, which will no longer have a presence at the airport.

Twn. supervisor reaches deal, enters drug court program
November 30, 2018 – 3:35 am | Comments Off on Twn. supervisor reaches deal, enters drug court program
Twn. supervisor reaches deal, enters drug court program

Alpena Township Supervisor Nathan Skibbe has reached a settlement agreement with the prosecutor’s office over a drunk driving offense.

Army Corps of Engineers to spend $350K on Hammond Bay
November 30, 2018 – 3:34 am | Comments Off on Army Corps of Engineers to spend $350K on Hammond Bay
Army Corps of Engineers to spend $350K on Hammond Bay

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Detroit District, has received an additional $77.6 million in federal funding for projects in 2019, including one in northeast Michigan.

Recycling totals from the year
November 30, 2018 – 3:33 am | Comments Off on Recycling totals from the year
Recycling totals from the year

The manager of the Resource Recovery Facility in Alpena shared annual recycling totals with county commissioners this week.

DHD#4: World AIDS Day 30th anniversary
November 30, 2018 – 3:32 am | Comments Off on DHD#4: World AIDS Day 30th anniversary
DHD#4: World AIDS Day 30th anniversary

Saturday is 30th anniversary of World AIDS Day.

Petoskey woman enters plea in August crash that killed 9-year-old
November 30, 2018 – 3:31 am | Comments Off on Petoskey woman enters plea in August crash that killed 9-year-old
Petoskey woman enters plea in August crash that killed 9-year-old

A woman is awaiting sentencing after entering a plea in a crash that killed a 9 year-old who was walking his bike with his mother along a road in Michigan’s northern Lower Peninsula.

May Eilizabeth Yakes
November 29, 2018 – 11:36 pm | Comments Off on May Eilizabeth Yakes
May Eilizabeth Yakes

May Eilizabeth Yakes, 95, of Ossineke, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 27th at Medilodge of Alpena.
May was born May 22, 1925 in Spruce to the late Eddie and Tillie (Sevigne) Olson.
May had one of the greatest …

James Edward Josey
November 29, 2018 – 11:35 pm | Comments Off on James Edward Josey
James Edward Josey

James Edward Josey, 88, of Lachine passed away Tuesday, November 27, 2018 at Medilodge of Hillman.

James was born December 6, 1929 in Harrisburg, Illinois to the late Estil and Ruby (Alverson) Josey. He owned …

Otto J. Donakowski
November 29, 2018 – 11:33 pm | Comments Off on Otto J. Donakowski
Otto J. Donakowski

Otto J. Donakowski, age 86, of Alpena, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, November 28, 2018, at Mid-Michigan Medical Center of Alpena.
Otto J. Donakowski was born in Alpena, Michigan on April 10, 1932, to the …

Harold J. Vanderwyst
November 29, 2018 – 11:31 pm | Comments Off on Harold J. Vanderwyst
Harold J. Vanderwyst

Harold J. “Harry” Vanderwyst, age 71, of Alpena passed away on Tuesday, November 27, 2018, at Sally’s Care Home in Alpena, Michigan.
On January 15, 1947, Harold was born to the late Lavern and Irene …