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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 ...

Mischloney and Boris engaged to wed

Maggie Mischloney and Ashton Boris of Presque Isle announce their engagement. The bride-to-be is daughter of Robert and Jane Ann Mischloney of Alpena. The future groom is son of Anthony and Sherry Boris of Alpena. Maggie is currently employed as a customer service representative at Alpena ...

Robbins and Parin engaged to marry

Brett Robbins and Joanna Parin are happy to announce their engagement. Joanna is the daughter of Joe and Melanie Parin of Dexter. She graduated from Ferris State University in 2015 with a degree in hotel management. Brett is the son of Shirley and Tom Jones and Jeff and Ann Robbins. Brett ...

Hall and Wilder engaged to marry

Roberta Hall and Wayne Wilder are happy to announce their engagement. Roberta is the daughter of the late Eleanor and John Foster. She graduated from Alpena High School and attended Alpena Community College, and is now employed at Immanuel Lutheran School. Wayne is the son of the late ...

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Richard and Ellie Larson-Willis wed

Dr. Richard Willis and Ellie Larson-Willis were married on Sept. 5 during an outdoor candlelight wedding at Stoney Acres Winery with the Rev. Paul Moceri officiating. The bride was escorted down the aisle by her three daughters, Carol, Cherie, and Carrie. Her longtime friend Joyce Smigelski ...

Eric Garant and Emma Weeding united in marriage

Eric Garant and Emma Weeding were married on July 14 in Baltimore, Maryland. Eric is the son of Bill and Mary Garant of Alpena. Emma is the daughter of William and Terri Weeding of Minneapolis, Minnesota. Eric works as a copy editor. Emma is completing a rheumatology fellowship at Johns ...

Stentoumis and Allard tie the knot

On Aug. 12, 2020 Michael Stentoumis and Diane Allard were wed on beautiful Indian Harbor Beach in Florida. The ceremony was attended by the immediate family and close friends. The ring bearer was the couple’s beloved pet Shih Tzu, Zeus. He delivered right on cue. Michael is the son of ...

Nethercut and Hott exchange vows

Gordon and Vernie Nethercut of Alpena are pleased to announce the marriage of their son, John Nethercut, to Sonie Hott. John is employed as the executive director of the Public Justice Center in Baltimore, Maryland. Sonie is employed at Dental Arts of Hedgesville, Hedgesville, West ...

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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. ...

Donajkowskis celebrating 66 years

Louis and Clara Donajkowski will be celebrating 66 years of marriage. They were married on Oct. 16, 1954. If you see these two, wish them a happy anniversary.

Tom and Judy Hart celebrate 50 years

Tom and Judy (Gilmet) Hart are happy to announce their 50th wedding anniversary. Tom and Judy met on a blind date on Thanksgiving weekend of 1969, and were married Oct. 10, 1970 at St. Anne’s Church by Father Isadore Mikulski. They have been blessed with three children, Stephanie of Howell, ...

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Lost village of Bell lovingly protected

PRESQUE ISLE — You wouldn’t know by looking that there were ghosts in the forest. Tumbled trunks, soft with moss, nestle in the quiet woods of the Besser Bell Natural Area on the bank of False Presque Isle Harbor, north of Alpena. Once, the forest was home to the village of Bell — a ...

Northland Area FCU donates $2K to VFW

ALPENA — Representatives from Northland Area Federal Credit Union recently stopped by the Alpena Veterans of Foreign Wars to donate $2,000 to The VFW Post 2496. “This money will help the post tremendously to put towards some needed repairs in the heating system” said Doug Hayka of the ...