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Ciera Van Horn and Brandon Boyer to wed

Randy and Diane Van Horn of Alpena announce the engagement of their daughter, Ciera Nicole, to Brandon James Boyer, son of Dave and Mary Boyer of Sidney, Michigan. Ciera is a graduate of Alpena Community College and Great Lakes Massage Academy. She is a licensed massage therapist and works at ...

Woods and Bruski engaged

Nick Woods proposed to Alicia Bruski on December 25, 2017, at Island Park in Alpena. They are now planning their wedding for June 13, 2020, at Hemlock Hills on Mill Pond. They have been together for almost five years now and are ready to take the next step. Alicia is the daughter of Carmen ...

Veasy and Sarazin announce engagement

Amanda Lynn Sarazin and David Allan Veasy are pleased to announce their engagement. Amanda graduated from Dubuque Senior High School, Dubuque, Iowa, in 2011. She received her associate’s degree in Nursing in 2016 from Northeastern Iowa Community College. She will be completing her ...

Skowronek and Skiba to marry

Laura Skiba and Jeramie Skowronek, both of Mulliken, are pleased to announce their engagement. Skiba is the daughter of the late Gary and Kathleen (Rondeau) Skiba of Presque Isle. She is a 2005 graduate of Alpena High School and graduated from Alpena Community College in 2008, and graduated ...

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Amber Uuro and Ken LaMarre exchange vows

Amber Uuro and Ken LaMarre exchanged their wedding vows on Friday, October 4, 2019, at Presque Isle Park in Marquette, Michigan. Kyle Darcy officiated the double-ring ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Al and Denise Uuro of Ishpeming, Michigan. The groom is the son of Bill and Kara ...

Parks and Goff united in marriage

Lacey Parks and Zachary Goff were united in marriage on Oct. 19, 2019 at the Jordan Valley Barn in East Jordan, Michigan. Pastors Gary and Michelle Smith of New Life Christian Fellowship in Alpena performed the double-ring ceremony, with Jean Brown-Baker as the pianist. The couple sang ...

Joshua Vought and Maria Adonyeva wed

Joshua Vought and Maria Adonyeva were united in marriage at a double-ring evening ceremony on Nov. 13, 2019, on Smathers Beach in Key West, Florida. Joshua is the son of Michael and Lori Vought and the grandson of Don and Carol Lightner and Reggie Vought. Maria is the daughter of Naydia ...

Smart and Werblow exchange vows

Krystle Virginia Smart and Brett Jason Werblow exchanged their wedding vows on Friday, April 26, 2019, at King Family Vineyards in Charlottesville, Va. The Rev. Lisa Sykes officiated the double-ring ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Debbie and Woody Smart of Richmond, Va. The groom is ...

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Baileys celebrate 64th anniversary

The photo above shows Barbara and Bruce Bailey celebrating their first Christmas together in 1955, about six months before they were married. This year, the Baileys, of Alpena, are celebrating their 64th anniversary. Over the years, they’ve lived in Ohio, Florida, Georgia, and Michigan. They ...

LaHaies celebrating 65th anniversary

Virgil and Margie LaHaie are celebrating their 65th wedding anniversary on May 14. They were married on May 14, 1955, at St Anne Church in Alpena. They had three daughters: Paula (Rocky) Simpkins of Marion, Ohio, Ruth (Steven) Plowman of Alpena, and the late Kathryn (LaHaie) Cox.

50th anniversary for Przeslawskis

Today is Margaret and Dave Przeslawksi’s 50th wedding anniversary. Their family wishes them a happy anniversary. They were married on May 9, 1970, at St. Catherine’s in Ossineke, with their reception taking place at the Armory. They had two children, Laura (Przeslawski) Miller, living with ...

Plowmans to celebrate 58 years

Larry and Susan Plowman (nee Woodley) of Alpena, were married on May 5th, 1962, in Edmonton, Alberta. They immediately moved to Toronto, where Larry had his first engineering position. They emigrated to Michigan in 1967 and became U.S. citizens in 1981. They are the proud parents of ...

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Alpena library to stay closed for summer, virtual programs planned

Alpena County Library Director Eric Magness-Eubank issued the following statement: “Earlier today I approved a legal advertisement to open the bidding process for renovating the Library. This is very exciting and we are thrilled that these long-awaited improvements can now start. Under the ...

Male honored by FFA

Brooke Male has received a Chapter Star Award in Placement from the Future Farmers of America. The award honors an FFA member who “exemplifies success in a current placement” in a Supervised Agricultural Experience, or SAE, program. Male owns several of her own horses and works with a ...

Campus Corner

Winters named to dean’s list Kameron Winters, of Rogers City, has been named to the dean’s list at Bucknell University, of Lewisburg, Pennsylvania for the spring 2019-20 semester. A student must earn a grade-point average of 3.5 or higher to receive dean’s list recognition. Church ...

Alpena High band earns state’s highest honor

The Alpena High School Symphonic Wind Ensemble has been selected to perform at the 2021 Michigan Music Conference in Grand Rapids at Devos Performance Hall. This is the highest honor in the state for a band, orchestra, or choir. To be selected, groups are nominated and blind auditioned by a ...