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Lee Robert Washburn
November 7, 2017 – 5:46 pm | Comments Off on Lee Robert Washburn
Lee Robert Washburn

Lee Robert Washburn, 93, of Alpena passed peacefully at home on Sunday, November 5, 2017.
Lee was born in Battle Creek on May 9, 1924, to the late Lee and Margaret (McDonald) Washburn and …

John A. McVeety
November 7, 2017 – 5:45 pm | Comments Off on John A. McVeety
John A. McVeety

John A. McVeety, 72, of Alpena passed away suddenly November 2, 2017. Born on February 24, 1945, in Eldora, Iowa, the middle child and eldest son of Eldon and Nina (Pritchard) McVeety. Beloved …

John A. McVeety
November 3, 2017 – 5:19 pm | Comments Off on John A. McVeety
John A. McVeety

John A. McVeety, 72, of Alpena passed away suddenly November 2, 2017.
Surviving are his wife, Katharine; children, Benjamin (Suanne Hawkins) McVeety, Meredith (Nick) Vogel, Janel (Chris) Branson, Sarah Morris; grandchildren Jack, Jayne, …

Sarah Jaskolski
November 3, 2017 – 5:18 pm | Comments Off on Sarah Jaskolski
Sarah Jaskolski

Sarah Jaskolski, 34, of Alpena passed away Thursday, November 2, 2017, as a result of an auto accident.
Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Bannan Funeral Home in a future edition …

Debra May DeCelle
November 3, 2017 – 5:18 pm | Comments Off on Debra May DeCelle
Debra May DeCelle

Debra May DeCelle, 57, of Alpena passed away Thursday, November 2, 2017, at her home surrounded by her loving family following a courageous battle with cancer.
Debra May Meredith was born October 9, …

Alpena woman dies in vehicle rollover accident
November 3, 2017 – 3:35 am | Comments Off on Alpena woman dies in vehicle rollover accident
Alpena woman dies in vehicle rollover accident

A 34-year-old Alpena woman is dead after one-vehicle rollover crash Thursday morning.
Troopers from the Michigan State Police-Alpena Post responded to the scene on Werth Road, near Spruce Road in Alpena Township just before 8 a.m.
The …

Alpena Co. opposed to legalization of recreational marijuana
November 3, 2017 – 3:34 am | Comments Off on Alpena Co. opposed to legalization of recreational marijuana
Alpena Co. opposed to legalization of recreational marijuana

Alpena County Commissioners made it known this week, they are against the legalization of recreational marijuana in Michigan.
Several groups have been collecting signatures to get a marijuana legalization proposal on a statewide ballot in 2018.
But …

More flyers use Alpena airport in October
November 3, 2017 – 3:33 am | Comments Off on More flyers use Alpena airport in October
More flyers use Alpena airport in October

The number of flyers using the Alpena airport was up in October compared to one year ago.
It’s the tenth consecutive month of increases.
A total of 1,014 enplanements were counted last month, compared to 813 in …

Daylight Saving Time ends Sunday
November 3, 2017 – 3:32 am | Comments Off on Daylight Saving Time ends Sunday
Daylight Saving Time ends Sunday

We sprung ahead in March and this weekend we’ll fall back.
Daylight Saving Time (DST) ends at 2 a.m. Sunday.
Benjamin Franklin first suggested Daylight Saving Time in 1784, but modern DST was not proposed until 1895 …

Forecast forces inaugural ‘Plays in the Park’ program indoors
November 3, 2017 – 3:30 am | Comments Off on Forecast forces inaugural ‘Plays in the Park’ program indoors
Forecast forces inaugural ‘Plays in the Park’ program indoors

The inaugural ‘Plays in the Park’ event in downtown Alpena has been moved indoors due to rain in the forecast.
The play Hamlet was originally scheduled to be held outdoors Saturday night.
Instead, the first 175 people …

Rep. Allor hosting more local office hours
November 3, 2017 – 3:29 am | Comments Off on Rep. Allor hosting more local office hours
Rep. Allor hosting more local office hours

State Representative Sue Allor is holding more informal office hours this month.
On Monday, she will meet with interested constituents at Cabin Creek Coffee in Alpena from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. before heading south.
Allor will be …

Try Hockey for Free at Northern Lights Arena
November 3, 2017 – 3:28 am | Comments Off on Try Hockey for Free at Northern Lights Arena
Try Hockey for Free at Northern Lights Arena

The Alpena Hockey Association (AHA) is inviting boys and girls to Northern Lights Arena for a “Try Hockey for Free” clinic, as part of “Come Play Hockey Month.”
The clinic is being held on Saturday, between …