Engagements

Damery – Garbarino

Erin Frances Damery of Kansas City, Mo., and Alexander John Garbarino of Berkley, Mich., announce their engagement. The bride-to-be is the daughter of George Damery of Ann Arbor and Mary Damery of Ossineke. Erin is a 2006 graduate of Alpena High School and a 2010 graduate of the University of ...

Kruger – Brecker

Staci Lynn Kruger and Michael Andrew Brecker announce their engagement. The bride-to-be is the daughter of Todd and Cindy Kruger of Lachine. Staci graduated from Grand Valley State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Health Sciences in 2016 and is currently completing her Master’s ...

Klimczak – Trandell

Cally Klimczak and Ron Trandell of Waterford announce their engagement. The bride-to-be is the daughter of Ed Klimczak of Alpena and Lori Burbine of Curran. The future groom is the son of Ron and Carole Trandell of Lapeer. Cally is a 2007 graduate of LaSalle High School and a 2011 graduate ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

McCormick – Clark

Kathleen McCormick and Jeremy Clark announce their engagement. The bride-to-be is the daughter of Peter and Karen McCormick of Alpena. The future groom is the son of Russ and Karen Clark, formerly of Traverse City, now of Bowling Green, Ky. Katie is a graduate of Wayne State ...

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 ...

Wiechec – Gilmet

Julie Wiechec and Austin Gilmet announce their engagement. The bride-to-be is the daughter of Daniel and Mary Wiechec of Troy. The future groom is the son of John and Barb Gilmet of Alpena. Julie is a 2010 graduate of Troy Athens High School and a 2014 graduate of Michigan ...

Jacques – Chaplin

Catherine Jacques and Paul Chaplin of Royal Oak announce their engagement. The bride-to-be is the daughter of Patrick and Raleigh Jacques of Alpena. The future groom is the son of Robert and Jennifer Chaplin of Brighton. Catherine is a 2007 graduate of the University of Michigan and is ...

Wawro – Bostic

Mike and Janice Wawro of Alpena announce the engagement of their daughter, Colleen, to Nathan Bostic of Harrison. Colleen graduated from Alpena High School in 2011 and Alpena Community College in 2013. The couple will be married on March 25, 2017 at the Clare Kingdom Hall of ...

Peltz – Hilla

Danielle Peltz and Clayton Hilla, both of Sault Ste. Marie, announce their engagement. The bride-to-be is the daughter of Randy and Joan Peltz of Alpena. The future groom is the son of Mark and Dawn Hilla of Rogers City. Danielle is a 2005 graduate of Alpena High School. She is employed by ...

Miller Evans

The families of Paul Evans and Laura Miller are pleased to announce their engagement. Evans, a Muskegon native, moved to the Alpena area over three years ago and Miller, a native from Birch Run, made the move just months ago. Their romantic proposal occurred on Laura’s Nov. 11 ...

Museum capital campaign nearing goal

Besser Museum for Northeast Michigan is pressing on toward its 50th Anniversary Capital Campaign goal of $500,000. To date, $385,000 has been raised in less than a year's time."We are so appreciative of the support the community has given us," said Museum Executive Director Chris Witulski. ...

Olsen Hart

Jeffrey Olsen and Meghan Hart of Royal Oak announce their engagement.The bride-to-be is the daughter of Judd and Alicia Hart of Bloomfield Hills. Her fiance is the son of Kim and Jill Olsen of Ossineke.Meghan is a 2007 graduate of Marian High School and a 2011 graduate of DePaul University in ...