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Stevens – Straley

April Stevens and Ben Straley announce their engagement. The bride-to-be is daughter of Glen and Darlene Stevens of Spruce. The future groom is the son of Jim Straley and Ann Robbins. April is a 2010 graduate of Alpena High School and a graduate of cosmetology. She is currently ...

Massey – Haske

Carley Massey and Kyle Haske of Willow Springs, Ill., announce their engagement. The bride-to-be is the daughter of Stacey Foss of Troy, and Robert and Tina Massey of St. Ignace. The future groom is the son of Ray and Carolyn Haske of Hawks. Carley is a 2010 graduate of the Institute of ...

Diem – Josey

Ashley Diem and Evan Josey announce their engagement. The bride-to-be is the daughter of Barb (Tim) Witucki and Jim (Brenda) Diem. The future groom is the son of Jack and Peggy Josey. Ashley is a 2007 graduate of Alpena High School and is employed at Alpena Alcona Area Credit Union. Evan is a ...

Sauer – Cronk

Carrie J. Sauer and Eric F. Cronk, both of Lake Orion, announce their engagement. The bride-to-be is the daughter of Wally and Laurie Sauer of Hillman. The future groom is the son of Robert and Diane Cronk of Scottsville, Va. Carrie is a 2001 graduate of Hillman High School and attended ...

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Timm – Domke

Janell Timm and Jason Domke exchanged their wedding vows July 30, 2016 at St. Augustine Catholic Church in Hillman. Rev. Michael Conner officiated the 1 p.m. ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Charles and DeLynn Timm of Hubbard Lake. The groom is the son of Calvin and Genny Domke of ...

Gapske – Babcock

Carise Gapske and Matthew Babcock exchanged their wedding vows Aug. 27, 2016 at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church. Father Muszkiewicz officiated the 1 p.m. ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Melissa and Patrick Gapske. The groom is the son of Cheri and Mark Babcock. Attending the ...

Prevo – Lamp

Renee Prevo and Andrew Lamp exchanged their wedding vows Oct. 1, 2016 at St. Bernard Catholic Church in Alpena. Father James Fitzpatrick officiated the 1:30 p.m. ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Jordan and Maria Prevo of Herron. The groom is the son of Bernie and Nancy Lamp of ...

Valdivia – Krajniak

Desiree Valdivia and Cory Krajniak exchanged their wedding vows July 30, 2016 at Bedrock Stables in Metamora Township. Pastor Daniel Cave officiated the 1 p.m. ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Pam and Dennis Valdivia of Sterling Heights and Cheryl and Bill Gothro of Eastpointe. The ...

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70th anniversary celebrated

Alfred and Anna Mae Boboltz celebrated their eagerly awaited 70th wedding anniversary on May 31, 2017. For nearly a year, Anna Mae bragged about this upcoming anniversary. The couple exchanged their vows at Leer Lutheran Church on May 31, 1947. They were treated to lunch, flowers and well ...

Sabourins celebrate 50th anniversary

Paul and Mary Pat Sabourin of 325 S. Second, Alpena, are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary today. Mr. Sabourin and the former Mary Pat Dumsch were married June 3, 1967 at St. Bernard Catholic Church in Alpena. They are the parents of three children: Kevin (Kelly) Sabourin of St. ...

Hanson 65th

Milton and Geri (Precour) Hanson celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary on Feb. 2, 2017 with a family dinner at Applebee’s. They were married on Feb. 2, 1952, at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Alpena, with the Rev. William Belk officiating. The couple has one son, Richard, three ...

Hansen 25th

Hansen 25th Tony Hansen and Kathryn DeCaire recently celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary. They were married Dec. 21, 1991 in a candlelight service at Trinity Episcopal Church with the Rev. Thomas Downs officiating. Attending the bride and groom were bestman Joseph Schelling and maid ...

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30 Days of Peace observance continues

Alpena will see the dedication of another Peace Pole during this year’s 30 Days of Peace observance, which began Sept. 11 on Patriot’s Day and continues through Oct. 13 with a wide variety of activities. The pole will be dedicated Sept. 28 at 1 p.m. at the Alpena Senior Citizens Center, ...

Smoke & Music on the River kicks off new TBAC season

Thunder Bay Arts Council kicks off its 2017-18 event season by going hog wild. “Smoke and Music on the River,” a pig roast and night of entertainment by the band Music For You at Fletcher Street Depot on Oct. 21 begins a season filled with merriment, high jinks and much culture. “The ...

Harvest Moon Dark Sky Cruise part of Lake Huron Discovery Tour

As part of this year’s Lake Huron Discovery Tour celebration, the Friends of Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary and Besser Museum for Northeast Michigan are teaming up to offer a Harvest Moon Dark Sky Cruise on Oct. 6. Northeast Michigan has some of the best dark sky viewing in the country ...

Lessard Medical Assistant Scholarship presented

The Alpena Community College Foundation announced that Mary Benton of Alpena was recently awarded the newly established Dr. Richard and Mrs. Sharon Lessard Medical Assistant Scholarship. As a non-traditional student, Benton enrolled in ACC’s Medical Assistant Program in 2014. She has been ...