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Frampton and Vanden Heuvel to wed

Juli Frampton and Aaron Vanden Heuvel are pleased to announce their engagement. Juli is the daughter of Karen and the late Daniel Frampton. She graduated from Alpena High School and Grand Valley State University. Aaron is the son of Joannie and Gilbert Vanden Heuvel. He graduated from ...

Gryniewicz to marry Szymanski

Jennifer Gryniewicz and Kevin Szymanski are pleased to announce their engagement. Jennifer is the daughter of Fred and Colleen Gryniewicz of Alpena. She graduated from Alpena High School in 2006, and obtained a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Northwood University in 2011. ...

Roberta Storey and Ben Wilson engaged

Roberta Storey and Ben Wilson are announcing their upcoming wedding this July in Alpena. Roberta will graduate with her doctorate of pharmacy from the University of Michigan in 2020. Ben is a staff sergeant in the Air National Guard, and is finishing his master’s degree in criminology ...

Amanda Augustyn and Shane Smolinski to wed

Amanda Kristine Augustyn and Shane Alan Smolinski are announcing their engagement. The bride is the daughter of Greg and Kathleen Augustyn. She is a 2010 graduate of Alpena High School and is employed with MidMichigan Health. The groom is the son of Al and Jackie Smolinski. He is a 2006 ...

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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. ...

Hincka and Szubelak exchange vows

Korynn Lindzey Hincka and Hudson Peter Szubelak exchanged their marriage vows July 21, 2018, at Huron Shores Fellowship Church in Alpena. Pastor Brad Matuzak officiated over the double ring ceremony. Parents of the bride are Eric and Tammy Hincka of Posen. Parents of the groom are Peter and ...

Emily Frankman and Nicholas Brousseau wed

Michigan State University Horticulture Gardens was the setting for the wedding of Emily Lynn Frankman and Nicholas Allen Brousseau on Sept. 22, 2018. Emily is the daughter of Elizabeth Falk and John and Kelli Frankman. Nicholas is the son of Thomas and Patricia Brousseau. Attending the ...

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LaFleches celebrate 50th anniversary

Glen and Karen LaFleche celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in February, after mass with a wonderful party hosted by Father James Fitzpatrick. They enjoyed a wonderful meal at the Courtyard, along with their children and grandchildren. Glen and Karen (Krawczak) were married February 8, ...

Heins celebrate 50th anniversary

Ken and Carol (Lee) Hein were married 50 years ago on March 22, 1969, in a candlelight, ecumenical ceremony, at St. Bernard’s Catholic Church of Alpena. Father Ignatious O’Brien and Reverend Gilbert Runkel officiated. Their children honored them with an anniversary celebration at Meadow ...

Kilpatricks celebrate 46 years

Jay and Joyce Kilpatrick of Alpena will celebrate their 46th wedding anniversary on Sunday, Feb. 17. Their wedding took place in Alpena on Feb. 17, 1973. They are the parents of Sue and Bill Kroll of Alpena, Jeff and Spring Henkel of Florida, and the late Theresa Henkel, Mary and Scott ...

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Visiting artist impressed with what Alpena has to offer

ALPENA — When Alpena brings in artists from outside the area, residents here benefit from meeting them and viewing their work, the artists benefit from the exposure, and the community benefits from the commerce. And many of these artists are so impressed with this town and all it has to ...

M.O.C. Auxiliary hosts Grand President

The regular meeting of the Auxiliary to the M.O.C., Pup Tent 96, was held Tuesday, June 18, with seven members in attendance. Roxann Buchler resigned as president, so Senior Vice President Patty Kucharek presided over the meeting as acting president. Fines were declared, the minutes of last ...

Lions learn about Alpena 4-H programs

Three representatives of the 4-H program of Alpena County spoke at the June 18 meeting of the Alpena Lions Club. Speakers were Hannah Hazewinkel, coordinator of the 4-H Technical Change Makers, and two students, Connie Fluharty and Hailey Neidzwiecki. President Mike Centala was program ...

Hillman VFW cancels chili cookoff

Hillman VFW Post 2356 met on Thursday, June 6, with 11 members present. The group has canceled its annual chili cookoff for 2020, for lack of participation and volunteers this year. If anything changes, the VFW will tell the public. On Aug. 10 V-J Day will be celebrated in Hillman. The ...