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Skaluba – Shafto engagement announced

Shawn Matthew Shafto and Stephanie Lee Skaluba are pleased to announce their engagement. The future bride is the daughter of Jacquelyn Witter (nee Manning) and the late Randy Skaluba. She graduated Alpena Community College and is a nurse care manager with Mid-Michigan Physician Group Family ...

Hearn – Duncan engagement announced

Sarah Hearn and Cameron Duncan are engaged to be married in September 2018 in Dahlonega, Ga. The bride-to-be is the daughter of Pastor Scott and Sandy Hearn of Gainesville, Ga. The future groom is the son of Bruce and Teresa Duncan of Alpena. Sarah is a 2010 graduate of Forsyth Central High ...

Bartz and Johnson engaged to be wed

Leif and Gina Johnson of Clarendon Hills, Illinois, and Steve and Robbe Bartz of Jenison, announce the engagement of their children, Hannah Johnson and Ryan Bartz. Hannah is a 2018 graduate of Taylor University, with a bachelor’s degree in history. Ryan is a 2018 Taylor graduate, with a ...

Elk Country golf scramble Sunday

The 13th annual Elk Country Animal Shelter Dave Hancock Memorial Dog Leg Open Golf Scramble will be Sunday at Thunder Bay Golf Resort in Hillman. Alpena Buick GMC is once again supporting the animal shelter by sponsoring a hole-in-one grand prize of a brand new 2018 Buick Encore at hole #6. ...

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Repke – Boyk united in marriage

Darcy Repke and Matt Boyk exchanged their wedding vows Aug. 11, 2018 at Hemlock Hills on Mill Pond in Posen. Priest Tami Townsend officiated the 3:30 p.m. ceremony. Darcy is the daughter of Larry and Jenine Repke. Matt is the son of Arnie and Betsy Boyk. Attending the bride as maid of ...

Duncan – Rossi exchange wedding vows

Emily Duncan and Anthony Rossi were united in marriage April 21, 2018 in a beautiful, God-honoring ceremony in Livonia. Emily is the daughter of Bruce and Teresa Duncan and granddaughter of David and Suzanne Ness and Judy Duncan, all of the Alpena area. Anthony is the son of Antonio and ...

Miller – Wilk wedding

April Miller and Tharin Wilk exchanged their wedding vows and were united in marriage Sept. 23, 2017. The 1 p.m. double-ring ceremony took place at St. Dominic’s Church in Metz with Father Charles Donajkowski officiating. The bride is the daughter of John and Karen Miller of Presque Isle. ...

Burton – Hoffmann

Kelly Burton and Steven exchanged their wedding vows Oct. 14, 2017, at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Parish in Petoskey. Father Denny Stillwell officiated the 1:30 p.m. ceremony. Kelly is the daughter of Ted and Ann Burton of Alpena. Steven is the son of David and Barbara Hoffmann of ...

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Ron and Kaye Ross mark 50th anniversary

Ron and Kaye Ross recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a surprise celebration planned by their children and grandchildren in the mountains of North Carolina. The couple was surprised with a family vacation and vow renewal ceremony which included family members sharing ...

Smiths celebrate 75th anniversary

Vern and Shirley Smith are celebrating their 75th wedding anniversary. Vern and the former Shirley Donnan were married Aug. 16, 1943, at First United Methodist Church in Alpena. The couple have two children, Dane (Maggie) Smith of Kissimmee, Fla., and Dee Ann (Joe) Halfmann of West ...

65th anniversary celebrated

Donald and Betty Smith celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary on Feb. 28. They were married at Aldersgate United Methodist Church in Redford in 1953. Donald is the son of Herbert and Mildred Smith of Detroit and Betty is the daughter of Frank and Ellen Oliver of Lachine. Don and Betty ...

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Gospel Choir coming Friday to Trinity Episcopal Church

The St. Paul Episcopal Church Gospel Choir of Flint will perform Friday at 7 p.m. at Trinity Episcopal Church. The choir has been under the direction of Rafeal D. McDaniel for the last seven years, although it has been singing for over 30 years in Flint and throughout the country. Made up ...

TBT fall season opens with ‘I Love a Piano’

Thunder Bay Theatre begins its 2018 fall season paying homage to the massive songbook of American music stalwart Irving Berlin. “I Love a Piano,” done in musical revue style, follows the journey of a piano as it moves in and out of distinct periods in the country’s past, including the ...

Plenty of new programming on tap at Thunder Bay Theatre

As Thunder Bay Theatre heads into fall, plenty of theater opportunities abound, particularly for young people. From fall drama classes at All Saints School to a weekly theater program at the Boys & Girls Club to a theater collaboration between theater students at Central Michigan ...

Program to highlight maritime research collection

Alpena County Library is the go-to place for researching 19th century ships that once sailed the Great Lakes. The public can learn more about the extensive maritime information and artifacts available at the library during a special program Sept. 27 at 7 p.m. at the Great Lakes Maritime ...