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Max and Futrell engaged to marry

McKenzie Futrell and Jordan Max, both of Grand Rapids, have announced their engagement. Futrell is the daughter of Heidi and Matthew Myers of Saginaw. Max is the son of Deb and Larry Worth of Alpena, and Daniel Max (Tinya Collins) of Indiana. Futrell is a 2015 graduate of Swan Valley High ...

Griffin and Pitkin engaged to be wed

Roger M. Griffin of Alpena and Suzanne Miller Carlson of West Palm Beach, Florida, are pleased to announce the engagement of their son Bret Ryan Griffin, to Kayla Pitkin, daughter of Bill and Julie Pitkin of Madison, Alabama. The bride-to-be is a 2013 Graduate of Jupiter Christian School in ...

Joslin and Nothacker plan spring wedding

Frank Joslin and Christina Nothacker are pleased to announce their engagement. Frank is the son of Jeanne Nowaczewski and the late Rodney Joslin, of Chicago, Illinois. He is the grandson of Ted Nowaczewski, and Kathryn Kunze, of Alpena. Christina is the daughter of Pamela and Rainer ...

Wallace and Koss are tying the knot

Chelsea Wallace and Eric Koss are thrilled to announce their engagement (to each other). The bride-to-be is the daughter of Janet Wallace and the late Jeff Wallace of Alpena. Chelsea received her bachelor’s degree from Lake Superior State University and then graduated from Thomas M. Cooley ...

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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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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, ...

Phil and Bonnie Harris celebrate 60 years

Phil and Bonnie Harris of Lancaster, California, formerly of Alpena, celebrated 60 years of marriage on Oct. 15. Phillip Harris and the former Bonnie Gagnon were married on Oct. 15, 1960 at St. Bernard’s Church by Father M. Kalahar. They both retired from Lockheed Martin in 2001. ...

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Campus Corner

Roznowski named to GVSU Dean’s List Meghan Roznowski, daughter of Jason and Melanie Roznowski of Hillman, achieved placement on the dean’s list at Grand Valley State University for the Fall 2020 semester. Meghan, a 2020 graduate of Alpena High School, is currently a freshman at GVSU ...

‘It is the perfect pandemic hobby’

ALPENA — Some do it for fun, some do it for fresh air, and some do it to commune with nature. Whatever your pleasure, birding is a free hobby you can do all year long at any age, and even during a pandemic. “It is the perfect pandemic hobby,” said Andrew Wolfgang, who has been ...

SUNRISE SIDE BULLETIN BOARD

Alpena library book club to meet Monday The Alpena County Library will host a virtual book club meeting at 6 p.m. on Monday. The Alpena County Library Adult Book Club will meet via Google Hangouts. This month, book members old and new will discuss the books they’ve recently read and their ...

Young woman heals from grief and weight gain with fitness

ALPENA — McKayle Carter was “absolutely shocked” that her story was selected as the most inspiring of the year. “I’ve been watching the stories this year, and there have been some incredible ones,” Carter said on Thursday. “Especially considering how turbulent of a year this has ...