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Ciarkowski and von Guggenberg engaged

Renee von Guggenberg and Timothy Ciarkowski announce their engagement. The bride-to-be is the daughter of Alexander and Nance von Guggenberg of Alexandria, Va. Timothy is the son of Joanne and Steven Romel of Alpena. The couple currently resides in Christiansburg, Va. Renee is employed as a ...

Becky LaHaie to wed Andrew Francoeur

Becky LaHaie and Andrew Francoeur announce their engagement. The bride-to-be is the daughter of Martin and Cyndi LaHaie and the granddaughter of June Duby and Marvel LaHaie, all of Alpena. The future groom is the son of Don and Jane Francoeur, formerly of Northville, Mich., now of ...

Kollien and Rose to marry in June

Christina Kollien and Devin Rose are excited to announce their engagement. Christina is the daughter of Mike and Beth Kollien of Alpena. Christina is a 2013 graduate of Alpena High School, 2017 graduate of Wayne State University and is currently a teacher for Alpena Public Schools. Devin ...

Gilmet and Negro engaged to marry

Scott Gilmet and Margaret Negro are excited to announce their engagement. Scott, the son of John and Barb Gilmet of Alpena, is a 2012 graduate of Alpena High School and 2016 graduate of Alpena Community College. Scott is currently employed at Thunder Bay Tree Service and studying accounting ...

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Stevens­—Francisco united in marriage

Kelli Lynn Stevens and Chad Burton Francisco exchanged their marriage vows on Feb. 19, 2019, at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Alpena. Pastor James Erickson officiated the ceremony. In attendance were the bride and groom’s parents, grandparents, witnesses and sons, Colton and Chase Francisco. ...

Hincka and Szubelak exchange vows

Korynn Lindzey Hincka and Hudson Peter Szubelak exchanged their marriage vows July 21, 2018, at Huron Shores Fellowship Church in Alpena. Pastor Brad Matuzak officiated over the double ring ceremony. Parents of the bride are Eric and Tammy Hincka of Posen. Parents of the groom are Peter and ...

Emily Frankman and Nicholas Brousseau wed

Michigan State University Horticulture Gardens was the setting for the wedding of Emily Lynn Frankman and Nicholas Allen Brousseau on Sept. 22, 2018. Emily is the daughter of Elizabeth Falk and John and Kelli Frankman. Nicholas is the son of Thomas and Patricia Brousseau. Attending the ...

Zada-Kieliszewski united in marriage

Alison Zada and Timothy Kieliszewski, both of Australia, were united in marriage on July 6, 2018, during a ceremony performed at the Alpena County Courthouse. Alison is the daughter of Barry and Helen Zada of Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. Timothy is the son of Terry and Janet Kieliszewski ...

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Kilpatricks celebrate 46 years

Jay and Joyce Kilpatrick of Alpena will celebrate their 46th wedding anniversary on Sunday, Feb. 17. Their wedding took place in Alpena on Feb. 17, 1973. They are the parents of Sue and Bill Kroll of Alpena, Jeff and Spring Henkel of Florida, and the late Theresa Henkel, Mary and Scott ...

Vogts celebrate 60 years

Charles Vogt and the former Shirley (Himes) are celebrating 60 years together. They were married Jan. 10, 1959, at Grace Episcopal Church in Long Rapids. They were blessed with three children, Tamyra (Cecil) Smith of Backus, Minn., DeLynn Yedinak of Pinckney, Mich., and Scott Vogt of Jackson, ...

Vogts celebrate 60 years

Charles Vogt and the former Shirley (Himes) are celebrating 60 years together. They were married Jan. 10, 1939 at the Grace Episcopal Church in Long Rapids. They were blessed with three children, Tamyra (Cecil) Smith of Backus, Minn., DeLynn Yedinak of Pinckney, Mich., and Scott Vogt of ...

Galloways celebrate 45 years

Tedd and Donna (Morrison) Galloway are celebrating 45 years of marriage. The two were married on Dec. 29, 1973, at the Salvation Army Corps in Alpena. The couple currently resides in Morenci. Tedd Galloway grew up in Riverview and Donna Morrison grew up in Alpena. They met in Alpena. They ...

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WBKB’s Elijah Baker addresses Lions Club

Elijah Baker, news anchor/reporter for WBKB TV 11, spoke at the March 12 meeting of the Alpena Lions Club. Baker shared his personal history and his current objectives with the Lions. Program chair for the meeting was Florence Stibitz. Baker grew up in Southfield and graduated from Wayne ...

Spring family matinees at GLMHC

Great Lakes Maritime Heritage Center continues its Sanctuary Cinema Series with ocean and Great Lakes-themed family matinees from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Saturdays, March 23 and 30. These film presentations are free to the public. The center is located at 500 W. Fletcher St. in Alpena. Selections ...

Thunder Bay Theatre gets $8K from mBank

ALPENA ­— Thunder Bay Theatre’s TBT2 Spring 2019 Educational Tour has received an $8,000 corporate sponsorship for the program from mBank. TBT2 stands for Thunder Bay Theatre Theatrical Based Training. This educational initiative was established in 2017 and serves as Thunder Bay ...

Women’s History Month panel Wednesday

ALPENA — Part 2 in the “Let’s Talk” series is Wednesday, focusing on Women’s History Month. The event, a cosponsored “P-ARTnership” between Thunder Bay Theatre and Art in the Loft, will feature a five-person panel discussing issues related to women’s history and women’s ...