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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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Goff and Pinger exchange vows

The magnificent Queens Courtyard at the historic Charlevoix Castle Farms was the setting for the wedding ceremony uniting Natalie Jean Goff and Logan Jared Pinger. The ceremony was held on June 4, 2022 with the bride’s brother, Zachary Goff, having the honor of officiating the moving ...

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 ...

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Chrzans celebrating 60 years

Sonny and Joan Chrzan will celebrate their 60th anniversary on Jan. 26. If you see them, wish them a happy anniversary!

Chappas celebrate 50th anniversary

Fifty years ago, Dave Chappa and Lorraine Butler were married on Nov. 25, 1972 at St. Casimir Church in Posen. Their children are Michelle Cohoon and Michael and Amy Chappa. They are also blessed with four grandsons — Dylan, Andrew, Conner, and Izac. A celebration of their love and ...

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 ...

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Posen Knights of Columbus give to Friendship Room, Sunrise Mission

Courtesy Photos The Posen Knights of Columbus held their annual fundraiser for charity, Hunters Night Wild Game Dinner on Saturday, Jan. 21. The Knights of Columbus donated wild game and other food products to the Friendship Room and Sunrise Mission, both in Alpena.

SUNRISE SIDE BULLETIN BOARD

Needles and Threads to meet at GL library PRESQUE ISLE ­— Needles and Threads knitting group is held from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. every Thursday at the Grand Lake branch of Presque Isle District Library in the Banner Room. Bring your latest projects! Call 989-734-2477, ext. 2 if you have any ...

John Murphy honored as Habitat Volunteer of the Year

ALPENA ­— The first thing John Murphy thought when he found out he was named Habitat for Humanity Northeast Michigan Volunteer of the Year was that so many other people deserve recognition. That alone says a lot about this man’s humility and character. He was born to help others. It’s ...

SUNRISE SIDE BULLETIN BOARD

Alpena FamilySearch Center open Tuesdays, Wednesdays ALPENA — The Alpena FamilySearch Center is opening from noon to 4 p.m. on Tuesdays and Wednesdays each week. Four new computers are available in the center as well as the assistance of two people working that day. The Alpena ...