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Bill Speer - Publisher

Bill Speer

Speer has served as editor of The News since 1988, then editor and publisher since 1991. He's won numerous writing and editing awards from press associations and wire services in West Virginia, Ohio and Michigan. Speer has led or been a board member of countless community service organizations and coached youth sports for years. His wife Diane joins him at the Alpena News each day, where she serves as lifestyles editor. His oldest son Jeremy, is editor at the Gaylord Herald Times while youngest son Andrew, a graduate student at Central Michigan University, has worked in the summers in the newspaper's circulation departments. In addition to his community service activities in Alpena, currently he is a board member of the Michigan Press Association and a past president of the Michigan League of Home Dailies.

phone: 989-354-3111 331


It's a road trip!

June 20, 2016

Field of dreams

May 10, 2016

That was fast

April 15, 2016

The Ides of March

March 15, 2016

Changing the mold

February 15, 2016

Passing the torch

January 25, 2016

Just a reminder

October 28, 2014

Feeling Presidential?

February 20, 2013

How do I love thee?

February 12, 2013

Was that really Santa Claus?

December 20, 2012

Roll up your sleeve - please

December 3, 2012

Round 2 of the Conventions

September 7, 2012

Round 1 of the Conventions

August 31, 2012

Thanks, but no thanks

May 17, 2012

Up in Smoke

April 4, 2012

Sweet News

March 27, 2012

Baby, it's warm outside

February 15, 2012



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