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Highway dedication ceremony to honor late state representative

The stretch of US Highway 23 from the Misiak Highway to Maple Drive.

Presque Isle — People from all over northeast Michigan will gather to honor the late State Representative of the 106th district, Peter Pettalia.

The representative was killed in a motorcycle accident on his way to Lansing back in 2016. A stretch of US-23 will officially be dedicated to Pettalia, spanning from Maple Drive to the Misiak Highway. The ceremony will take place at 2:00 p.m. at the corner of Maple Drive and US-23.

State Senator Jim Stamas and current State Representative Sue Allor will be in attendance.

A reception will follow at The Hideaway Tavern located at 10085 US Highway 23 Alpena, Michigan 49707. Those who wish to attend are asked to RSVP at State Senator Stamas’s office. Call 517-373-7946 or email