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Walker, Aube to wed

Reilly David Walker and Meagan LeAnn Aube are happy to announce their wedding engagement. The bride-to-be is the daughter of Wayne and Laurie Aube, of Alpena. The future groom is the son of Darcy Idalski, of Alpena, and Chad Walker, of Lyman, South Carolina. The couple will exchange their ...

Heise and Kendziorski engaged

Sydney Heise and Zachary Kendziorski are happy to announce their engagement. The bride-to-be is the daughter of Tom and Cirrae Heise of Alpena. The future groom is the son of Phil and Lisa Kendziorski of Alpena. Sydney is a 2015 graduate of Alpena High School and a 2020 graduate of Ferris ...

Jakey and Prevo to wed June 26

Aaron Jakey and Sara Prevo are about to enter into a long-term commitment built upon mutual love. From humble beginnings here in the 21st Century, boy meets girl on the internet, and it did not take long for both to figure out that they were made for each other. The relationship blossomed ...

Kroll and Smigelski announce engagement

Emily Kroll and Andrew Smigelski are happy to announce their engagement. The bride-to-be is the daughter of Gerald and Joanne Kroll of Posen. The future groom is the son of Donald Smigelski and the late Betty Smigelski of Alpena. Emily graduated from Posen High School in 2010, Alpena ...

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Jakey, Prevo exchange vows in Alpena

The marriage of Sara K. Prevo and Aaron M. Jakey was sealed with a kiss, June 26, 2021, at Art in the Loft in downtown Alpena. Officiating at the wedding and signing the marriage license was the Rev. Jeff Ryan of Calvary Bible Church, Rogers City. Originally, the wedding was planned for the ...

Lubbers and Dixon wed

Mitchell Lubbers and Brionna Dixon were married in a beachside ceremony on June 4th, 2021. Mitchell is the son of Ana Lubbers of Saint Clair Shores, and Andrew Lubbers of Bahrain. Brionna is the daughter of Alexandria Dixon of Alpena and James (Dawn) Dixon of Lake Geneva, Wisconsin. ...

Fredericks and Garant exchange vows

Christina Mae Fredricks and Nathan Joseph-Fitzpatrick Garant, of Grand Rapids, were married on October 10, 2020, in Grand Rapids. Nick Fredricks, brother of the bride, officiated. Christina is the daughter of Linda Fredricks and Tim Fredricks, of Caledonia. Nathan is the son of Mary Garant ...

Bruski and Bills exchange vows

Lauren Marie Bruski and Levi Timothy Bills exchanged wedding vows on Dec. 19, 2020 at Long Rapids First Congregational Church in Lachine. The double ring ceremony was officiated by Pastor Arnie Kirchner. The bride is the daughter of Doug and Gayle Bruski of Alpena. The groom is the son of ...

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VanCleaves celebrate 50th anniversary

Robert and Janice VanCleave celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on May 29 at their home on Spruce Rd in Alpena.  They renewed their vows surrounded by family from Florida, Ohio and Michigan.  Bob and Jan were married at Christ the King Lutheran Church in Southgate, Michigan in 1971 ...

Grabows celebrate 60th anniversary

Eldon Grabow and Carol Wegmeyer were united in marriage on July 29, 1961; officiating at the ceremony was the bride’s uncle, the late Rev. Glenn Wegmeyer. Eldon and Carol are lifelong residents of Alpena and members of Immanuel Lutheran Church. They are parents of Nancy (Parry) Pearson of ...

LaFleches to celebrate 75th anniversary

George and Dorothy LaFleche will celebrate 75 years of marriage on Aug. 3, 2021. They were married in Detroit Michigan and returned home to the Hawks/Hillman area for a reception following their marriage. Both were employed and living in the Detroit area at the time of their marriage, George ...

Hopps celebrate 70th anniversary

Marvin and Ellen Hopp, of Alpena, celebrate their 70th wedding anniversary on July 21. Marvin and Ellen Grulke were married at St. Michael’s Lutheran Church in Rogers City on July 21, 1951. After residences in Detroit, Monroe, and Auburn, Michigan, Marvin and Ellen have been living in ...

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Hospital Development Council awards medical scholarships

ALPENA— MidMichigan Medical Center-Alpena has awarded two area students financial assistance to continue their pursuit towards a career in the field of human medicine. Miranda Johnson and Kalene Krisan were named recipients of MidMichigan Health Foundation’s Development Council ...

Lindsay wins Habitat volunteer of the year

ALPENA — Tuesday was a big day for Habitat for Humanity Northeast Michigan as it received a $50,000 donation to help achieve the group’s goals and the winner of the Habitat for Humanity Volunteer of the Year was also unveiled. Habitat board President Max Lindsay was presented the award, ...

Madysen Gohl named Miss Nautical Coast

Rogers City’s Nautical Festival kicked off Tuesday, over which Madysen Gohl will preside as Miss Nautical Coast following a Friday pageant. She will represent Rogers City and Presque Isle County in the next coming year. She is the proud daughter of William and Shellie Golh, of Presque ...

Ripley St. Big Boy under new management

Ripley St. Big Boy, a staple of Alpena’s dining, is now under the new management of Vito Reno to enhance their dining experience. Reno is an industry professional with 20 years of experience with managing restaurant chains, as well as owning his own dining restaurant. “I firmly believe ...