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Bourdage and McInnis announce engagement

Brenna Bourdage and AJ McInnis, both of Saginaw, announce their engagement. The bride-to-be is the daughter of Romeo and Leslee Bourdage of Alpena. The future groom is the son of Travis and Becky George of St. Charles. Brenna is a 2013 graduate of Alpena High School and 2018 graduate of ...

Sharp and Davis to wed

Addison Sharp and Kaden Davis announce their engagement. The bride-to-be is the daughter of Stuart and Erin Sharp of Alpena. The future groom is the son of Amanda Chojnacki of Posen and Harry Davis of Posen. The bride is a 2017 graduate of Alpena High School and attends Cosmetology School. ...

Marwede and Kleyn to wed

Janet Freeman and Alan Marwede of Alpena are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Jessica Rosellyn Marwede, to Weston Stephen Kleyn of Grand Rapids. The bride-to-be is a graduate of Alpena High School and Central Michigan University. She is employed by Little Fliers ...

Buchinger and Khuri to wed

Madeline Khuri and Ethan Buchinger announce their engagement. The bride-to-be, from Marietta, Georgia, is the daughter of Betsy Khuri and Ramzi Khuri of Woodstock Georgia. Maddie is a 2017 graduate of the University of Alabama and works at Huron Pines in Alpena. The future groom is the son of ...

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Scull and Soltysiak united in marriage

Kristy Scull and Ryan Soltysiak were united in marriage on June 11, 2022. The private ceremony was held at their home in Hubbard Lake, and was officiated by Ian Kamyszek. Kristy is the daughter of Mike and Sarah Scull, and granddaughter of Donna Scull, the late Howard Scull, and Orville and ...

Visser and Kucharek married

Kendra Visser and Gregory Kucharek were united in marriage on Oct. 23, 2021 at Hemlock Hills in Posen. The ceremony was officiated by the Rev. Judy Grimes. Kendra is the daughter of Tom and Terri Visser of Grand Rapids. Greg is the son of Jim and MaryAnne Kucharek, of Alpena. Sofia Dejong, ...

Kirby and Quintana united in marriage

Andrea Rae Kirby of Alpena and Cordero Anthony Quintana of Garden City were united in marriage on Jan. 15, 2022 at New Beginnings Ministries in Hillman. Rev. Larry Kirby, father of the bride, officiated the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Larry and Sharon Kirby of Alpena. The groom is ...

Marwede and Techel exchange wedding vows

Rachael Marwede and Philip Techel were united in marriage on Oct. 2, 2021 at St. Matthew Lutheran Church in Herron. The ceremony was officiated by the Rev. Leslie Nye. Rachael is the daughter of Janet Freeman and Alan Marwede and the granddaughter of Patricia Williams, all of Alpena. Philip ...

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Sharps celebrate 37th wedding anniversary

Al and Dianne Sharp celebrated their 37th wedding anniversary on Sept. 14, 2022. They were married at St. Paul Luthern Church in Alpena, where they joined their families together and raised five children, Curtis (Su) Pleiness of Anchorage, Alaska, Pam (Charles) Schaudt of Hillman, Charleen ...

Krawczaks celebrate 50th anniversary

Ronald Krawczak, son of Alfred and Virginia Krawczak, and Susan Nevin, daughter of Howard and Sally Nevin, were married in Alpena on July 1,1972. They had seven children: Ron, James, Timothy, Nathan, Justin, Ashley, and Tiffany. They have 10 grandchildren. A dinner was hosted by family at ...

Jerome and Rosemary Langlois celebrate 50 years

Fifty years ago, on Aug. 12, 1972, Jerome Langlois and Rosemary Peplinski were married at St. Ignatius Catholic Church in Rogers City. They traveled to the Upper Peninsula for their honeymoon, enjoying many historical sights and scenic spots. This trip was repeated with their two young ...

VanWormers mark 50 years

Lyle and Lily VanWormer celebrated 50 years of marriage with family and friends on Aug. 6. The celebration was held at the home of their son Brian (Bridget) VanWormer at Long Lake. Kyle VanWormer and family also helped with the celebration.

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Fiber Fest Fun

The Northern Michigan Fiber Festival was held at the APlex this past weekend. The event featured live demonstrations, workshops, and many vendors from all over Michigan and other states. Spinners, weavers, felters, knitters, and crocheters sold yarn and various fiber products as well as ...

Zonta Walks for Women Oct. 1

ALPENA — The 16th Annual Zonta’s Walks For Women event will be held on Saturday, Oct. 1. October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The Zonta course starts at Great Lakes Maritime Heritage Center at 500 W. Fletcher St. On-site registration is from 8:30 to 9:45 a.m. The 5K run ...