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Clemens and Augustyn to wed

The parents of Andrew L. Augustyn and Hayley T. Clemens are pleased to announce their engagement. The bride’s parents are Scott and Billie Jo Johnson. Hayley Clemens is a 2010 graduate of Alpena High School and a 2013 graduate of Alpena Community College. She is employed with Alcona Health ...

Shanell Kellar and Bryan Srebnik to wed

Shanell Kellar and Bryan Srebnik are pleased to announce their engagement. Shanell is the daughter of Tammy Loxton LaVere and Dave and Jeanette Leathorn. Bryan is the son of Butch and Joni Srebnik. The ceremony will take place in September 2020.

Parks and Goff engaged to marry

Lacey Parks and Zachary Goff are pleased to announce their engagement. The bride-to-be is the daughter of Linda and the late Lloyd Parks of Lachine. The groom-to-be is the son of Ray and Bonnie Goff and the grandson of Jean Dowling of Lachine. They met through a love for music and Christ, ...

Sobeck and Gerszewski to wed

Steffani Theresa Sobeck and Gabriel Ross Gerszewski are pleased to announce their engagement. The bride-to-be is the daughter of Harvey and Joyce Sobeck of Alpena. The future groom is the son of Tom and Dianne Gerszewski of Presque Isle. Steffani is employed by ServiceMaster and Gabriel is ...

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Gryniewicz and Szymanski married

Jennifer Gryniewicz and Kevin Szymanski were united in marriage on Sept. 14, 2019, at St. Anne Catholic Church in Alpena. The ceremony was performed by Father Joseph Muszkiewicz. A reception was held at All Saints Parish Center. Cailin Brown, friend of the bride, was the maid of honor. ...

Becky LaHaie weds Andrew Francoeur

Becky LaHaie and Andrew Francoeur were united in marriage on May 4, 2019, at the Bridge Street Wedding Chapel in Grand Ledge. The bride is the daughter of Cyndi and (the late) Marty LaHaie of Alpena. She is the granddaughter of June Duby and Marvel LaHaie, both of Alpena. The groom is the son ...

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. ...

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Hartmans celebrate 60th anniversary

Gary and Mary Hartman celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary last month on August 16 at the Oakland Hunt Club located on the Alpena/Alcona County line. Approximately 60 close friends and relatives were in attendance, and the attendees were treated with drinks and appetizers, a buffet-style ...

Lucks celebrate 50th anniversary

Celebrating 50 years of marriage, Lee and Carol (Anderson) Luck of Mikado recently traveled via Amtrak to Seattle, Sacramento and Chicago. They were married on August 17, 1969, at First Baptist Church in Lincoln by the Rev. Ellis Tolly. After graduating from Western Michigan University in ...

Graichens celebrate 70th anniversary

Marjorie and Clyde Graichen Jr., of Alpena, celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary this month. Marjorie Weinkauf and Clyde Graichen Jr. were united in marriage on Aug. 27, 1949, in Alpena. They gathered on Aug. 17 at the home of granddaughter Jennifer and Scott Stevens, celebrating the ...

Clines celebrate 65th

Anne and Don Cline celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary on July 31. The couple married on July 31, 1954.

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Worldwide candle lighting service Sunday

A Worldwide Candle Lighting service will be held at 6:30 p.m. Sunday at Grace Lutheran Church, 119 W. Dunbar St., Alpena, sponsored by Remembering Our Children (R.O.C.), a grief support group for families that have lost a child of any age. Feel free to bring a picture or special remembrance of ...

‘Jumanji: The Next Level’ screening to benefit Hospice Tuesday

ALPENA — The exclusive Alpena screening of “Jumanji: The Next Level” will be at 7 p.m. Tuesday at AMC State Theater, days before the national release of the film on Friday, Dec. 13. The event is one of four screenings Hospice of Michigan is hosting around the state before the nationwide ...

Death Cafe offers a safe space to discuss the inevitable

Talking openly about death helps us lead more meaningful lives, organizers of Death Cafe say. Being able to release fears into a safe space allows one to accept the inevitable: We are all going to die one day. A local artist and business owner, Brian Schorn, is bringing this concept to ...

The joy of singing lasts all year

“Those who wish to sing, always find a song.” — Swedish proverb. The Detroit Tigers home opener is 116 days away — during the seventh inning stretch a 40,000-voice chorus, will burst into song, “Take me out to the ball game, take me out with the crowd, buy me some peanuts, and ...