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Jon A. Lau Saloon fire update
July 22, 2020 – 5:37 pm
Jon A. Lau Saloon fire update

Alpena City Fire Chief Bill Forbush has released some additional information on the tragic fire Tuesday that destroyed Jon A. Lau Saloon on N. Second Avenue.

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Alpena restaurant goes up in flames day before reopening
July 22, 2020 – 12:56 am
Alpena restaurant goes up in flames day before reopening

A popular restaurant in Alpena went up in flames Tuesday afternoon, one day before it was set to reopen after closing down due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Barnett to hang it up after 53.5 years in education, including 16.5 on APS board
July 22, 2020 – 12:30 am
Barnett to hang it up after 53.5 years in education, including 16.5 on APS board

Some might call Mike Barnett an educational institution within Alpena Public Schools.

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Montmorency police investigate multiple dispute complaints
July 22, 2020 – 12:20 am
Montmorency police investigate multiple dispute complaints

The Montmorency County Sheriff’s Office responded to 113 complaints over the week, including multiple calls for domestic and verbal disputes.

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Crews to begin sealcoating roads in Alpena Co.
July 22, 2020 – 12:10 am
Crews to begin sealcoating roads in Alpena Co.

Crews for the Alpena County Road Commission will begin sealcoating over 11.5 miles of local and primary roads this week.

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Possible COVID-19 exposure at Lewiston restaurant
July 21, 2020 – 12:56 am
Possible COVID-19 exposure at Lewiston restaurant

Another possible COVID-19 exposure site has been identified in northeast Michigan.

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APS board gets organized for 2020-21, Snow re-elected president
July 21, 2020 – 12:40 am
APS board gets organized for 2020-21, Snow re-elected president

The Alpena Public Schools board of education held its annual organizational meeting Monday, to coincide with the new fiscal year that started July 1.

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City to spend $274K to clean out 40 years of debris from pipe feeding water to area
July 21, 2020 – 12:30 am
City to spend $274K to clean out 40 years of debris from pipe feeding water to area

The intake pipe that is the sole source of water to the Alpena area is partially blocked and needs to be cleaned out.

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Ripley closed for street repair
July 21, 2020 – 12:20 am
Ripley closed for street repair

A section of Ripley Boulevard will be closed Tuesday so crews for the city of Alpena can complete street repairs caused by a water main break on July 11.

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MI gas prices drop 6 cents
July 21, 2020 – 12:10 am
MI gas prices drop 6 cents

The average price for a gallon of gasoline in Michigan is down six cents over the week.

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Kathleen Marie Yakes
July 21, 2020 – 12:00 am
Kathleen Marie Yakes

Kathleen Marie Yakes, 65, of Ossineke passed away Thursday, July 16, 2020 at home. 
Kathleen Marie Bachman was born on November 10, 1954 in Sterling Heights, Michigan to the late James and Theresa (Munio) Bachman. She …

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Yvonne S. Stoll
July 21, 2020 – 12:00 am
Yvonne S. Stoll

Yvonne S. Stoll, 67, born March 11, 1953, passed away peacefully on July 20, 2020 at her farm where she enjoyed many years of family gatherings and was an avid gardener and wonderful cook. Recipes …

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