News obituary, birth announcement policy

The Alpena News does not accept any handwritten obituaries. Family members may submit typed obituaries, but must provide the name of the funeral home handling arrangements so that the death can be verified. Basic information without a photo can be printed at no cost, but longer obituaries with photos are printed with a cost. Obituaries are due by 8 p.m. to run in the next day’s paper.

Birth announcements must be submitted either on a hospital announcement form, with signatures from both parents wishing to be listed in the announcement, or with a copy of the birth certificate.

Call 989-354-3111, ext. 317 for more information.