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Chester Louis Kapala
January 11, 2018 – 5:07 pm | Comments Off on Chester Louis Kapala
Chester Louis Kapala

Chester Louis Kapala, 87, of Alpena, died Friday, January 5, 2018.
Chester was born December 20, 1930 to the late John and Veronica (Smolinski) Kapala in Presque Isle. He served in the Army during the Korean …

Glenda Virginia McHarg
January 8, 2018 – 5:31 pm | Comments Off on Glenda Virginia McHarg
Glenda Virginia McHarg

Glenda Virginia McHarg, 76, died Monday, October 23, 2017, in Kanab, Utah.  She had been living in Las Vegas, and was visiting friends in Kanab when she died.
Glenda was born September 13, …

Richard J. Hunter
January 5, 2018 – 3:41 pm | Comments Off on Richard J. Hunter
Richard J. Hunter

Richard J. “Dick” Hunter, age 82, of Alpena, passed away peacefully on January 4, 2018, at Mid-Michigan Medical Center of Alpena.
Richard was born on April 5, 1935, to the late Raymond and Aurore (Fontaine) …

School closings/cancellations for Friday, Jan. 5
January 5, 2018 – 12:59 am | Comments Off on School closings/cancellations for Friday, Jan. 5
School closings/cancellations for Friday, Jan. 5

Most schools in the area are closed today due to bitter wind chills.

School closings/Cancellations for Thurs. Jan. 4
January 4, 2018 – 12:58 am | Comments Off on School closings/Cancellations for Thurs. Jan. 4
School closings/Cancellations for Thurs. Jan. 4

A number of schools in the region are closed Thursday, due to bitter cold wind chills.

Betty Virginia Mertz
January 2, 2018 – 5:57 pm | Comments Off on Betty Virginia Mertz
Betty Virginia Mertz

Betty Virginia Mertz, 94, of Alpena passed away Sunday, December 10, 2017, at Jessie’s Place AFC.
Betty Bernum was born September 9, 1923, in Port Huron to the late Richard and Thelma (Jones) …

Gary Albert Bates
January 2, 2018 – 5:55 pm | Comments Off on Gary Albert Bates
Gary Albert Bates

Gary Albert Bates, 65, of Spruce passed away Sunday, December 31, 2016 at MidMichigan Medical Center.
Surviving are his children, Gary (Amy) Bates, Jr., Dawn Gay, Kyler (Amanda) Bates; 10 grandchildren; fiancée, …

Alpena man to remain in prison for sexually assaulting multiple women & girls
December 29, 2017 – 3:33 am | Comments Off on Alpena man to remain in prison for sexually assaulting multiple women & girls
Alpena man to remain in prison for sexually assaulting multiple women & girls

The Michigan Supreme Court has ruled against an Alpena man who is serving time in prison for sexually assaulting multiple women and girls.

Alcona deputies respond to calls for overdose, assault & more
December 29, 2017 – 3:30 am | Comments Off on Alcona deputies respond to calls for overdose, assault & more
Alcona deputies respond to calls for overdose, assault & more

The Alcona County Sheriff’s Office has released calls statistics from over the past week.

NLA celebrates 15 years with Holiday Open House
December 29, 2017 – 3:26 am | Comments Off on NLA celebrates 15 years with Holiday Open House
NLA celebrates 15 years with Holiday Open House

Northern Lights Arena is celebrating its 14th anniversary with a Holiday Open House event.

Christmas tree drop off in Alpena
December 29, 2017 – 3:20 am | Comments Off on Christmas tree drop off in Alpena
Christmas tree drop off in Alpena

City of Alpena residents can drop off their Christmas trees at the public works service center off Long Lake Avenue.

Cheri Donajkowski
December 28, 2017 – 5:53 pm | Comments Off on Cheri Donajkowski
Cheri Donajkowski

Cheri Donajkowski, 64, of Alpena passed away Thursday, December 28, 2017, at Henry Ford Hospital – Detroit.
Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Bannan Funeral Home in a future edition of …