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Ponik and Brown engaged to wed

Alyssa Ponik and David Brown announce their engagement. The bride-to-be is the daughter of Michael and Mary Beth Ponik of Alpena. The future groom is the son of Joseph and Jill Brown of Conklin. Alyssa graduated with a Master of Arts from Central Michigan University. She is employed as a ...

Abbey Idalski to wed Ben Tulgestke

Abbey Idalski of Rogers City and Benjamin Tulgestke of Presque Isle announce their engagement. Idalski is the daughter of Tom Idalski and Kathy and Tim Lijewski of Rogers City. She graduated from Rogers City High School in 2012, Park University 2016 (Bachelors in Clinical and Social ...

Alisha Thibault to wed Ben Hladki

Mr. and Mrs. Mark A. Thibault of Alpena announce the engagement of their daughter, Dr. Alisha Renee Thibault, to Benjamin Scott Hladki, son of Mr. and Mrs. Scott J. Hladki of Muskegon. Dr. Thibault is a 2002 graduate of Alpena High School and a 2017 graduate of Michigan State University ...

Kowalewsky and McCoy to wed

Sarah Kowalewsky and Jordan McCoy, both of Alpena, are pleased to announce their engagement. Sarah is the daughter of Tom and Michelle Kowalewsky of Alpena. She is a 2013 graduate of Alpena High School and a 2015 graduate of Alpena Community College. She is employed by Alpena Public ...

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Smith and Cain exchange vows

Colby Smith and Bryan Cain were married on July 24, at the stunning oceanside campus of Endicott College in Beverly, Massachusetts. The couple originally planned to marry on April 23 in Paris, France, but changed their plans because of the coronavirus pandemic. After exchanging vows, Smith ...

Amber Uuro and Ken LaMarre exchange vows

Amber Uuro and Ken LaMarre exchanged their wedding vows on Friday, October 4, 2019, at Presque Isle Park in Marquette, Michigan. Kyle Darcy officiated the double-ring ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Al and Denise Uuro of Ishpeming, Michigan. The groom is the son of Bill and Kara ...

Parks and Goff united in marriage

Lacey Parks and Zachary Goff were united in marriage on Oct. 19, 2019 at the Jordan Valley Barn in East Jordan, Michigan. Pastors Gary and Michelle Smith of New Life Christian Fellowship in Alpena performed the double-ring ceremony, with Jean Brown-Baker as the pianist. The couple sang ...

Joshua Vought and Maria Adonyeva wed

Joshua Vought and Maria Adonyeva were united in marriage at a double-ring evening ceremony on Nov. 13, 2019, on Smathers Beach in Key West, Florida. Joshua is the son of Michael and Lori Vought and the grandson of Don and Carol Lightner and Reggie Vought. Maria is the daughter of Naydia ...

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Keens celebrate 65th anniversary

Bob and Betty Keen of Ossineke celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary on July 16. Bob Keen and Betty LaBell were married on July 16, 1955, at St. Catherine’s Church by Father Ted Lamarre. A celebration was held at the couple’s home with their children and spouses on July 18. Bob ...

Roznowskis celebrate 60 years

Jerry and Marlys Roznowski celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on July 30. They were married on July 30, 1960, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Alpena. This past February, the couple and their family went on a Carribbean cruise to celebrate their 60th anniversary. The couple has ...

Whitkopfs to celebrate 60 years

Owen and Judy Whitkopf of Charlotte, Michigan, formerly of Alpena, will celebrate 60 years of marriage on Aug. 6. Owen, from Imlay City, and Judy, of Pontiac, met while attending Olivet College. The couple married and lived in Olivet several years and were blessed with two daughters. A job ...

Amelottes celebrate 70th anniversary

Arlene and Al Amelotte of Alpena recently celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary. Al and the former Arlene Goodrich were married on Aug. 5, 1950. They are both retired from the Flint Board of Education. Their children are Ken (Nancy) Amelotte of Lachine, and Carey Onore of Flint. Their ...

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Alpena County Library hosts property research webinar

Learn about researching your old property at 6 p.m. on Aug. 20 with the webinar, How to Research Your Old Property. If your walls could talk, what would they say? Learn how to investigate your building for clues on its age and design, and learn how to research your house’s paper trail, from ...

Poetry walk at Besser Museum

News Photos by Darby Hinkley In collaboration with the Susan Lane Foundation and the Besser Museum for Northeast Michigan, the Alpena County Library invites you to enjoy a poetry walk on the lawn of the Besser Museum. The walk will feature a variety of poems by Michigan poets as well as ...

Girl Scout Sunday sundae social

Courtesy Photos Brownie Girl Scout Harley gets whip cream added to her ice cream as her friend, who plans to join a troop this fall, looks on as part of the Girl Scout event that was held this past Sunday. Girls of all levels gathered together and brought friends for the ice cream-themed ...

SUNRISE SIDE BULLETIN BOARD

Scouts recruiting event this Saturday open to boys and girls Scout leaders have officially kicked off their annual recruiting efforts for Scouting, but this year, something truly historic is happening.  For the first time ever, Cub Scout enrollment welcomes both boys and girls (ages 5-10) to ...