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Clemens and Augustyn to wed

The parents of Andrew L. Augustyn and Hayley T. Clemens are pleased to announce their engagement. The bride’s parents are Scott and Billie Jo Johnson. Hayley Clemens is a 2010 graduate of Alpena High School and a 2013 graduate of Alpena Community College. She is employed with Alcona Health ...

Shanell Kellar and Bryan Srebnik to wed

Shanell Kellar and Bryan Srebnik are pleased to announce their engagement. Shanell is the daughter of Tammy Loxton LaVere and Dave and Jeanette Leathorn. Bryan is the son of Butch and Joni Srebnik. The ceremony will take place in September 2020.

Parks and Goff engaged to marry

Lacey Parks and Zachary Goff are pleased to announce their engagement. The bride-to-be is the daughter of Linda and the late Lloyd Parks of Lachine. The groom-to-be is the son of Ray and Bonnie Goff and the grandson of Jean Dowling of Lachine. They met through a love for music and Christ, ...

Sobeck and Gerszewski to wed

Steffani Theresa Sobeck and Gabriel Ross Gerszewski are pleased to announce their engagement. The bride-to-be is the daughter of Harvey and Joyce Sobeck of Alpena. The future groom is the son of Tom and Dianne Gerszewski of Presque Isle. Steffani is employed by ServiceMaster and Gabriel is ...

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Pearson and Brown united in marriage

Jessica Pearson and Robert Brown were united in marriage on Sept. 14, 2019, at Jackson Street Chapel in Clare. The 3 p.m. service was opened with “Joyful, Joyful We Adore Thee,” sung by the bride’s aunts Marian Grabow and Naomi Wegmeyer, uncle Kenneth Wegmeyer and grandfather Eldon ...

Gryniewicz and Szymanski married

Jennifer Gryniewicz and Kevin Szymanski were united in marriage on Sept. 14, 2019, at St. Anne Catholic Church in Alpena. The ceremony was performed by Father Joseph Muszkiewicz. A reception was held at All Saints Parish Center. Cailin Brown, friend of the bride, was the maid of honor. ...

Becky LaHaie weds Andrew Francoeur

Becky LaHaie and Andrew Francoeur were united in marriage on May 4, 2019, at the Bridge Street Wedding Chapel in Grand Ledge. The bride is the daughter of Cyndi and (the late) Marty LaHaie of Alpena. She is the granddaughter of June Duby and Marvel LaHaie, both of Alpena. The groom is the son ...

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 ...

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Michael and Anna Smigelski celebrate 65 years

Michael and Anna Smigelski of Alpena recently celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary. Michael Smigelski and Anna Szatkowski were married Oct. 2, 1954, in Posen. The couple gathered at the home of their daughter Deborah (Ken) Worm on Oct. 12 to celebrate their anniversary. In ...

Hartmans celebrate 60th anniversary

Gary and Mary Hartman celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary last month on August 16 at the Oakland Hunt Club located on the Alpena/Alcona County line. Approximately 60 close friends and relatives were in attendance, and the attendees were treated with drinks and appetizers, a buffet-style ...

Lucks celebrate 50th anniversary

Celebrating 50 years of marriage, Lee and Carol (Anderson) Luck of Mikado recently traveled via Amtrak to Seattle, Sacramento and Chicago. They were married on August 17, 1969, at First Baptist Church in Lincoln by the Rev. Ellis Tolly. After graduating from Western Michigan University in ...

Graichens celebrate 70th anniversary

Marjorie and Clyde Graichen Jr., of Alpena, celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary this month. Marjorie Weinkauf and Clyde Graichen Jr. were united in marriage on Aug. 27, 1949, in Alpena. They gathered on Aug. 17 at the home of granddaughter Jennifer and Scott Stevens, celebrating the ...

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SUNRISE SIDE BULLETIN BOARD

Blue Christmas Wednesday First Presbyterian Church of Alpena will host a Blue Christmas Service at 7 p.m. Wednesday at 1600 W. Chisholm St. The service is designed for people who are having a difficult time during the holiday season. It will include a message of hope, understanding and love, ...

Chicago’s Christmas Tree Ship film Friday

Next up in the Sanctuary Cinema Series is Chicago’s Christmas Tree Ship at 7 p.m. Friday at Great Lakes Maritime Heritage Center, 500 W. Fletcher, Alpena. Tens of thousands of sailing and steam vessels have plied the Great Lakes, driving America’s economy forward. Yet every ship is a ...

PI Christmas church tours on tap

For the second year in a row the Presque Isle County Historical Museum will be hosting a bus tour to area churches to learn about the churches and enjoy their Christmas decorations. Six churches are included in this year’s tour: Onaway United Methodist, Faith Lutheran in Hawks, St. Peter ...

BJ Sander is Art Van’s ‘Inspirational Hero’

BJ Sander of Alpena has been recognized by Art Van Furniture in Alpena as its hometown hero for her selfless efforts to help others as part of the company’s “Inspiration Lives Here in Our Community” initiative. Art Van recently presented her with a commemorative plaque and a $1,000 Art ...