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Effort launched to replace Alger emergency signs

September 30, 2012
By JOHN PEPIN - Journal Staff Writer ( , The Mining Journal

MUNISING - The Alger County Sheriff's Office has begun a program to replace faded and aging 911 emergency address signs throughout the county.

Replacement signs are available from the sheriff's office for $40.

Police said the original signs are more than 15 years old and years of exposure to the elements and road salt have made some of the signs difficult to read. The new replacement signs are brighter red and are more readily seen.

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"A highly visible sign is important for emergency responders to locate a home during an emergency," Alger County Sheriff Robert Hughes said in a press release. "The new signs are aluminum with a reflective coating, not only making them more corrosion resistant, but easier to see at night."

To request signs, provide your complete address, township of residence, phone number and $40. Once the information and payment has been received, the sheriff's department will order the sign and install it at no additional cost.

Mail sign requests to: Sheriff Robert Hughes, 101 E. Varnum St., Munising, MI 49862.

For more information on the program, contact Hughes at 387-4444.

John Pepin can be reached at 906-228-2500, ext. 206. His email address is



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