first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisALPENA, Mich — If you’ve been out shopping at any of the major retailers in the area, you’ve probably seen Salvation Army kettle bell ringers near the front entrance. Thanks to three local, anonymous donors, money received from the kettle bell collections will be matched up to $3,000 Thanksgiving weekend.Every dollar raised in Alpena County will fund services in the area.Captain of the Salvation Army in Alpena, Amy Cedarvall, says most other years, the organization has only been able to match donations on the last shopping week before Christmas. This year, they’ll be able to match on both weekends.If you see kettle bell ringers when you’re out and about, especially this weekend, feel free to make a contribution that will go twice as far.AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThis Tags: anonymous, donations, donors, kettle bell, money, Salvation Army, ShoppingContinue ReadingPrevious USPS expects to deliver 20 million packages per day for 2019 holiday seasonNext NEMSCA partnering with WCMU radio to bring heat Michigan homeslast_img read more

first_imgToday’s Clue:The battle begins here.Past Clues:Clue #2The Court is now in session.Clue #1We began this venture in 1986Who would have thought we’d still be hereThe hunt begins…in honor of Jerry Blunk who hid the medallion for several years.last_img

first_imgMASON CITY — A plea change hearing has been scheduled for a Mason City woman charged with insurance fraud and theft.34-year-old Amber Griffin was charged with four counts of insurance fraud by presenting false information and one count of second-degree theft after an investigation by the Iowa Insurance Division’s Fraud Bureau.The bureau says the charges stem from an investigation that started back in February of last year as Griffin allegedly submitted multiple fraudulent insurance claims to her insurance company seeking reimbursement through her insurance policy.Griffin’s trial was scheduled to start next week, but online court records show that Judge Karen Salic on Tuesday approved the scheduling of a plea change hearing on March 20th.last_img