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Skiba – Zempel announce engagement

Ellen Skiba and Jordan Zempel of Alpena announce their engagement. The bride-to-be is the daughter of Jim and Melanie Skiba of Alpena. The future groom is the son of Natalie and the late Ralph Zempel of Rogers City. Ellen is a 2008 graduate of Alpena High School, 2015 graduate of ...

Fetty – Barker engagement

Amber Fetty and Joshua Barker of Alpena are announcing their engagement. Amber is the daughter of Rose Cullison of Alpena, the granddaughter of Shirley and Toney Holstein of Alpena, and the accepted daughter of Emily Page of Lachine. Joshua is the son of Irene and Steven Rasmussen of ...

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 ...

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Hartman and Zygaj exchange wedding vows

Nicholas Andrew Hartman and Kara Rose Zygaj exchanged wedding vows on Nov. 1, 2018, at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Alpena. The groom is the son of Thomas Hartman and Kimberly and Nathaniel Salziger, all of Alpena. Nicholas is a graduate of Alpena Community College. The bride is the ...

Amy Kish weds Justin MacGregor

Amy Kish and Justin MacGregor were united in marriage on July 14, 2018, at Egypt Valley Country Club in Ada, Mich. The ceremony was officiated by Ken MacGregor, father of the groom. The bride is the daughter of Mark and Lois Kish of Wixom. The groom is also the son of Andy and Joyce Carpenter ...

Skierski – Elledge united in marriage

Joshua Skierski and Amanda Elledge exchanged their wedding vows on October 13, 2018, in fabulous Las Vegas, Nevada. Joining them on their special day was Gage Skierski (Best man) and Kelli Smith (Maid of honor). The wedding party also included Eric Stevens, Jaime Davis, Kyle Johnson, and ...

Cousineau – Procunier exchange vows

Alisha Cousineau and Dessmus Procunier exchanged their wedding vows Aug. 11, 2018, at Huron Shores Fellowship in Alpena. Pastor Marlon Smith officiated the 3 p.m. ceremony. Alisha is the daughter of Lynn and Darlene Cousineau of Juneau, Wis. Dessmus is the son of Sandra and Lonnie Travis of ...

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Furtaws celebrate 50th wedding anniversary

Michael and Linda Furtaw of Alpena celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with family and friends on November 10. They were married at St. Casimir Catholic Church in Posen on November 9, 1968, during Mass officiated by Fr. Clarence Smolinski. Mike and Linda celebrated their 50th with a ...

Kurt and Tina Gerke celebrate 40 years

Kurt and Tina Gerke of Hubbard Lake celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary on Oct. 14, 2018. Kurt Gerke and Tina Siegert were married on Oct. 14, 1978, at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Herron. The couple’s children are Kris (Leona Ritthler) Gerke of Hubbard Lake, Kristen (Dan) Liske of ...

60th anniversary celebrated

David and Dell Lynn Aikens of 14655 Alfalfa Rd., Lachine are celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary. David and the former Dell Lynn McDonnell were married Sept. 6, 1958 at St. Anne Catholic Church in Alpena. The couple have seven children: Mary, Denise, Karen, Brian, Julie, Gordon and the ...

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MSP Stuff A Blue Goose campaign underway

On Nov. 8, the Michigan State Police Alpena Post held a Stuff a Blue Goose event at Family Fare in Rogers City. Troopers stood outside with their Blue Gooses, which are their patrol cars, collecting non-perishable food items and toiletries for families in need around the area for Thanksgiving. ...

Hillman VFW Post 2356 to meet Dec. 6

At the Nov. 1 regular meeting of Hillman VFW Post 2356, 14 members were present. A Veterans Day ceremony was held Nov. 11 at the post. On Dec. 8 the post will hold a Christmas dinner at 5 p.m. at the post, for members and significant others. March 9, 2019, will be the annual chili ...

SUNRISE SIDE BULLETIN BOARD

Grace plans Yulefest sale Grace Lutheran Church, at 119 W. Dunbar St. in Alpena, will hold its annual Yulefest Christmas bake sale from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 1. The sale will feature Norwegian and other assorted cookies, bread, candy and baked goods. Bridge Club Winners ...

Red hot time at Art in the Loft

Photo by Amanda Coulon of Pure North Photography Hot Time in the City attendees dressed in red for a night on the town at Art in the Loft’s annual fundraiser on Nov. 8.