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Shields and Edwinson engaged

Drew Shields and Marisa Edwinson, both of Erie, Colorado, have announced their wedding engagement. Marisa is the daughter of Chris and Irma Edwinson of Aurora, Colorado. The groom is the son of Kurt and Diane Shields of Alpena, Michigan. Marisa graduated from the University of Colorado ...

Keen and King engaged to wed

Alison Keen and Steven King, both of Traverse City, have announced their engagement. Alison is the daughter of Jerry and Beth Keen of Presque Isle. Steven is the son of Colleen and Denny King of Maple City. Alison graduated from Alpena High School, attended Alpena Community College and ...

Bruski and McGregor engaged

Chad Bruski and Shealyn McGregor, both of Whitewater, Wisconsin, have announced their wedding engagement. Shealyn is the daughter of Darcy Good (Scott Slater) of Janesville, Wisconsin, and Matt McGregor of Portage, Wisconsin. The groom is the son of Doug and Gayle Bruski of Alpena, ...

Marwede and Techel to marry

Janet Freeman of Alpena and Alan Marwede of Herron are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Rachael Lee Marwede, to Philip Julius Techel of Gaylord. The bride-to-be is a graduate of Alpena High School and Alpena Community College. She recently received her bachelor’s degree ...

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Bruski and Bills exchange vows

Lauren Marie Bruski and Levi Timothy Bills exchanged wedding vows on Dec. 19, 2020 at Long Rapids First Congregational Church in Lachine. The double ring ceremony was officiated by Pastor Arnie Kirchner. The bride is the daughter of Doug and Gayle Bruski of Alpena. The groom is the son of ...

McAllister and Schaedig wed

Brianna McAllister and Spencer Schaedig were married at noon on Nov. 12, 2020. The double ring ceremony took place at Alpena County Courthouse with Liz Skiba serving as officiant. A small dinner for immediate family and friends was held that evening. The newlyweds are planning a larger ...

Garant and Wills exchange vows

Maggie Garant and Joshua Wills, of Grand Rapids, were married on Saturday, Aug. 22 at Caledonia Lakeside Park in Calendonia. Reverend Dan Defeber, of Grand Rapids, officiated. Maggie is the daughter of Mary Garant of Marquette, and Joseph and Patricia Garant of Alpena, . Joshua is the son of ...

Sarazin and Veasy exchange vows

On the afternoon of Aug. 28, 2020 Amanda Lynn Sarazin and David Allan Veasy took the vows of marriage at the Old Train Depot in the National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium. Salvation Army chaplains Capt. Matthew Phelps and Capt. Emily Phelps officiated, with many friends and family ...

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Lavoies celebrate 65th anniversary

On April 7, 2021 Tom and Joan Lavoie celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary. They were married April 7, 1956 at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Alpena, by the Rev. William B. Belk. Tom and Joan are both retired from the Alpena Public Schools. Their daughters are Jeri (Alan) Andon of Fleming ...

Hansons celebrate 50th anniversary

Mike and Margo Hanson are celebrating their 50th anniversary today. They were married on Dec. 26, 1970 at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Alpena. The Hansons have two daughters, Tonya Repke and Alicia Golder, five grandchildren, and four great-grandkids. A family celebration will be held at ...

Christensens celebrate 50th anniversary

Jerry and Paula Christensen are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary today. They were married on December 19, 1970 at Saint Stanislaus in Sharon, Pennsylvania. A family gathering at the Grand Hotel in Mackinac Island is planned for summer 2021. The couple has five children and ...

Kauffmans celebrate 60th anniversary

Jack and Janice Kauffman of Alpena celebrated their 60th anniversary on Oct. 15. Jack and Janice (Maciejewski) Kauffman were married on Oct. 15, 1960, at St. Mary’s Church in Alpena, by Monsignor Gatzke. The couple recently celebrated with family at the Courtyard Restaurant in Alpena, ...

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SUNRISE SIDE BULLETIN BOARD

Hospital collecting diabetic socks In honor of National Foot Health Awareness Month, MidMichigan Health’s Wound Treatment Centers are collecting diabetic socks April 19 through May 9 to benefit patients in need. The socks will be provided to patients with diabetes, helping them prevent ...

It’s time to learn how to make and use a timeline

Hi! How are you doing with your schoolwork? Remember, little by little, important tasks are accomplished, and You Can Do It! I hope you enjoyed the numbers grid from last month’s article. I am amazed at numbers — how they follow a pattern, they are never ending, and they are significant ...

‘Savannah Sipping Society’ opens tonight in Rogers City

ROGERS CITY — This unlikely foursome sure knows how to have fun, with the help of a potent drink or two. Find out what female friendship is all about starting tonight at 7:30 p.m. at the Rogers City Theater, when the modern comedy, “The Savannah Sipping Society” opens, presented by ...

Kathryn Kunze named Zonta Woman of the Year

ALPENA — To be selected as Zonta Club of Alpena’s Woman of the Year, you must not be a member of Zonta Club, you must go above and beyond in volunteering in your community, and you must be dedicated to selflessly working for others. Those qualifications and much more describe this ...