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Vought Crawford

Jessie Vought and Patrick Crawford of Grand Rapids announce their engagement. The bride-to-be is the daughter of Michael and Lori Vought and the granddaughter of Carol and Don Lightner and Reggie Vought, all of Alpena. The future groom is the son of Michael and Cathy Crawford of Grand ...

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Tanner – Carr

Kristin Tanner and Derek Carr announce their engagement. The bride-to-be is the daughter of Mary and Mike Tanner of Alpena. The future groom is the son of Denise and Dennis Carr of Highland. Kristin is a 2013 graduate of Ferris State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing. She ...

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Lutes Grant

Chelsea Lutes and Christopher Grant are happy to announce their engagement. The bride-to-be is the daughter of Steven and Lana Lutes of Alpena. The future groom is the son of Elizabeth Glomski of Alpena and the late Daniel Grant. Chelsea is a graduate of Ferris State University, with a ...

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Homant – Bouwhuis

Katie Homant and Anthony Bouwhuis of Traverse City announce their engagement. The bride-to-be is the daughter of Ed and Deb Homant of Alpena. The future groom is the son of Kevin and Karen Bouwhuis of Grand Rapids. Katie is a 2012 graduate of Michigan State University and is currently ...

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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 ...

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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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Glennie – Wenzel

Tracy (McKay) Glennie and Jon Wenzel exchanged their wedding vows Jan. 1, 2017. Pastor Michael J. Wigle officiated the 12:10 a.m. ceremony held in Alpena. The bride is the daughter of Robert and Barb McKay, and Janet and Rodney Hompsted, all of Alpena. The groom is the son of Terry Wenzel ...

Benjamin and Whitney Klein

Broers – Klein

Whitney Jane Broers and Benjamin Ryan Klein exchanged their wedding vows Oct. 14, 2016, on the Leelanau Peninsula in Leland. The bride’s cousin, Nathan Miller, officiated the 5 p.m. destination double-ring ceremony, which took place at The Leland Country Club. The bride is the daughter of ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

Minard 60th

James and Vida Minard of Oscoda are blessed to celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary on June 25, 2015 with their children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.The couple were married in East Tawas on June 25, 1955.

Doyle 50th

Joseph and Betty Ann (Maciejewski) Doyle of Fenton celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Jan. 16, 2015. The couple were married at St. Agnes Catholic Church in Flint.Joe was co-owner of H&D Tuxedo in Flint, and recently retired from Sharp Funeral Homes. Betty Ann was originally from ...

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TBT welcomes spring season core company

Although Thunder Bay Theatre welcomes its spring core company next week, only three of the 12 company members are fresh faces to Alpena audiences. “It’s exciting because only three are new people,” said TBT Artistic Director Jeffrey Mindock. “Everyone else is returning.” Mindock ...

ACC Community Education offers fly fishing series

ACC’s Community Education announces a comprehensive series to learn or improve skills with fly and fly rod. The program, Introductory and Intermediate Concepts of Fly Fishing, runs on five consecutive Tuesdays from March 7 to April 4 from 6-9 p.m. at ACC. All participants will receive free ...

News Photos by Diane Speer
Appearing in “Characters” are, front row left, Olivia Gerhart and Emily Kania; second row, Jade Biddings, Rose Jasman, Miriam Denstaedt and Constance Fluharty; third row, Caitlynn Shadbolt, Josh Rasmussen, Jake Lanier, Makenna Lindros and Cameron Meichei; back row, Jonathan Prevo. Not pictured are Iven Brown, Ely Irving and Jade Shadbolt.

Masquers Club preparing for next show

Alpena High School Masquers Club members are in rehearsals for their spring show, a comedy drama opening next week. The play, “Characters,” centers around Jessica, a junior in high school who is going through a difficult time in her life. “She’s trying to cope with the play she’s ...

Kiwanis Club announces police academy program

Alpena Kiwanis Club is currently seeking applicants for the Michigan State Police – Kiwanis Law Enforcement Career Academy. The academy is scheduled for July 16-21 at the Michigan State Police Training Academy, 7426 Canal Rd., Lansing. This academy is jointly sponsored by the Michigan ...