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Downtown Alpena welcomes Santa’s upcoming visits

ALPENA — In the coming weeks, Santa Claus will take some time away from the North Pole to visit the boys and girls in Alpena. Jolly ol’ St. Nick is expected to spend several weekends at his temporary house at Culligan Plaza, where he will meet with children, receive their Christmas list, ...

Hannah one of two finalists for Saginaw County job

ALPENA - Alpena County Administrator Mary Catherine Hannah is one of two finalists to become the new county administrator for Saginaw County. At a meeting Tuesday, that county’s Board of Commissioners whittled the field of candidates from five to two, with Jason Saksewski, director of ...

Onaway recalls stalled

ROGERS CITY — The Onaway woman who wants to oust four trustees on the Onaway Area Schools Board of Education intends to refile recall petition language after the language was rejected unanimously by a Cheboygan County board. After the Cheboygan County elections board rejected her recall ...

Jury selected in Trout murder trial

HARRISVILLE — A jury has been selected and sworn in for Aaron Trout’s murder trial as day two of the trial came to a close. Trout faces one count of felony murder and one count of child abuse in the first degree for the alleged killing of 2-year-old Jayde McDonnell, the child of his ...

Alpena seeks council applicants

ALPENA — Alpena is accepting applications for an upcoming vacancy on the Alpena Municipal Council. The council will appoint a new mayor since Mayor Matt Waligora announced earlier this month that he intends to resign at the end of the year. Applications for an appointment to council are ...

MSP Alpena Post welcomes troopers

The Michigan State Police-Alpena Post is welcoming four new troopers to the post. The new recruits graduated from the 144th Trooper Recruit School in Lansing last week. Trooper Carly Arnett is from Whitmore Lake, Trooper Jacob Bruski is from Posen, Trooper Karissa Rabeau is from Rogers City, ...