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Chojnacki and Ratliff announce engagement

Brandon P. Chojnacki and Kaitlyn L. Ratliff are pleased to announce their engagement. Parents are Patrick and Leigh Chojnacki of Gaylord and Paul and Keely Ratliff of Hartland. Grandparents are Elroy and Valerie Bade of Rogers City and Albert and Lucy Chojnacki of Hawks. Brandon works for ...

Alanna Barsen and Scott Masters to wed

Alanna Barsen and Scott Masters are excited to announce their engagement. They are planning a June 15, 2019 wedding. Alanna is the daughter of Greg and Shelly Barsen of Hillman/Alpena. Scott is the son of Rick and Diane Masters of Bay City. Alanna is a 2012 graduate of Alpena High School ...

Elyse Busa and James Storey to wed

Elyse Busa and James Storey will be married in Scottsdale, Ariz., in April 2020. Elyse is a district manager for Cook Medical and James is a strategy consultant for The Flag, a new golf travel venture. They live in Scottsdale.

Sumerix and Dort announce engagement

Andrew Sumerix and Amanda Dort are excited to announce their engagement. The future bride is the daughter of Bryan and Lesslee (Trewartha) Dort of Alpena. The future groom is the son of Kendall and Melony (VanWagner) Sumerix of Lachine. Amanda is a 2013 graduate of Alpena High School and a ...

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Adams and Taylor united in marriage

Hayley Adams and Adam Taylor exchanged their marriage vows on August 18, 2018. The double ring ceremony was held at a close family friends’ beautiful lakefront property on Grand Lake in Presque Isle. Brother of the groom, Glen Brixey, officiated. Parents of the bride are Rae-Margaret and ...

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 ...

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LaFleches celebrate 50th anniversary

Glen and Karen LaFleche celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in February, after mass with a wonderful party hosted by Father James Fitzpatrick. They enjoyed a wonderful meal at the Courtyard, along with their children and grandchildren. Glen and Karen (Krawczak) were married February 8, ...

Heins celebrate 50th anniversary

Ken and Carol (Lee) Hein were married 50 years ago on March 22, 1969, in a candlelight, ecumenical ceremony, at St. Bernard’s Catholic Church of Alpena. Father Ignatious O’Brien and Reverend Gilbert Runkel officiated. Their children honored them with an anniversary celebration at Meadow ...

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, ...

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Wallace is ACC’s Distinguished Grad

Keith Wallace was awarded the 2019 Distinguished Graduate Award at the 66th Alpena Community College commencement ceremonies on May 9. Established in 1998 by the ACC Foundation, this award honors ACC graduates who have gone on to contribute to society through successful careers. Its recipients ...

Wolverine CU donates $3K to Friends

Courtesy Photo Wolverine State Credit Union, their board of directors, supervisory board and management gathered to present a check for $3,000 to Friends Together representatives Shelly Gibbons and Lesslee Dort on Tuesday, April 23. Wolverine State Credit Union is the 2019 Major Sponsor for ...

VFW 2496 Aux. plans for Memorial weekend

The May regular meeting of the VFW 2496 Auxiliary was called to order at 6 p.m. on May 14 by incoming president Gail Morrison, with 13 members present. There were no new applications for membership. The secretary and treasurer reports were given and approved. A report was presented on the ...

Drive your Corvette to lunch Wednesday

Courtesy Photo Wednesday is Drive Your Corvette to Lunch Day from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at CW’s Restaurant inside the Ramada Inn on U.S.-23 North. This event is hosted by the Sunrise Side Corvette Club, which was established in 2003, and has about 30 members. Chuck Herring is president of ...