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Konczak and Froggett announce engagement

Taylor Konczak and Ty Froggett announce their engagement. The bride-to-be is the daughter of Mike and Vicki Konczak Miltz of Alpena and Jeff and Tina Konczak of Alpena. The future groom is the son of Craig and Kathy Froggett of Alpena. Taylor is a 2014 graduate of Alpena High School and is ...

Timmreck and Walker to wed

Todd and Melissa Timmreck of Alpena are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Ashley Timmreck, to Ryan Walker, son of Karen and the late Daniel Walker of Saginaw. Ryan is a graduate of Delta College, currently completing his bachelor’s degree from Ferris State University, ...

Goff and Pinger engaged to marry

Natalie Goff and Logan Pinger are happy to announce their engagement and upcoming wedding. The high school sweethearts are students at Michigan State University, both graduating next year. They currently reside in East Lansing with their beloved cat. Natalie will graduate with two Bachelor of ...

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 ...

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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 ...

Marwede and Techel exchange wedding vows

Rachael Marwede and Philip Techel were united in marriage on Oct. 2, 2021 at St. Matthew Lutheran Church in Herron. The ceremony was officiated by the Rev. Leslie Nye. Rachael is the daughter of Janet Freeman and Alan Marwede and the granddaughter of Patricia Williams, all of Alpena. Philip ...

Heise, Kendziorski exchange vows

Sydney Heise and Zachary Kendziorski were united in marriage on July 24, 2021 at St. Anne Catholic Church in Alpena. The ceremony was officiated by the bride’s uncle, Bishop Chad Zielinski of Fairbanks, Alaska. The reception was held at the Miller Centennial Farm in Posen. Sydney is the ...

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Plowmans to celebrate 60 years

Larry and Susan Plowman were married on May 5, 1962 in Edmonton, Alberta. They moved to Toronto, Ontario immediately following their marriage and then emigrated to Michigan in 1968. They moved to Alpena in 1985. They are blessed with two wonderful and loving daughters, Stacie (Ken) Hensley of ...

Fines celebrating 50th anniversary

Ted and Chris Fines of Lincoln will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Jan. 14. They were married on Jan. 14, 1972, in Detroit, at the Coleman A. Young Municipal Building (formerly the City-County Building) presided over by Judge Daniel J. Van Antwerp. The couple will be ...

Ashton and Maggie Boris mark anniversary

Maggie Mischloney, daughter of Robert and Jane Ann Mischloney, and Ashton Boris, the son of Anthony and Sherry Boris, exchanged vows on Dec. 19, 2020. The ceremony was held at St. Bernard Parish in Alpena with Bishop Paul Russell officiating.

Degens celebrate 50th anniversary

Edwin and Jane Degen are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary. They were married at St. Mary’s Church on Dec. 11, 1971. They live in Hubbard Lake and Bartow, Florida. They have three sons; Dan (Sarah), Jeff (Kimberlee) and Greg. They also have seven grandchildren and ...

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Film students to present Red Carpet Premiere at Art in the Loft

ALPENA — Eleven film students will soon showcase what they’ve learned in the Introduction To Film Series course led by Kara Bauer-LeMonds and Zachary R. Irving. The seven-week class will wrap up this week with a Red Carpet Premiere from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at Art in the Loft. The event is ...

Puppy Pals Super Circus a big hit

News Photo by Darby Hinkley World Record Holder Wesley Williams rides the world’s tallest unicycle on Saturday in Alpena at the Puppy Pals Super Circus at the APlex. More than 1,000 people attended just the first show, and two more shows were scheduled that afternoon and evening. The event ...

VFW Auxiliary plans for Memorial Day

ALPENA ­— The regular meeting of the VFW 2496 Auxiliary was presided over by President Darryl McQuarrie at 6 p.m. on May 10 with 12 members attending. The secretary minutes and treasurers report were given and approved pending audit. Cheryl gave information on the various committees and ...

Local woman travels to Europe to help Ukrainian refugees

ALPENA ­— When war breaks out, most people don’t just jump on a plane to get closer to it. But Kelly Bushey is not like most people. The Alpena Community College adjunct instructor is best known locally as Dr. Bushey (pronounced Bu-Shay). Born in Alpena and raised in Ossineke, she has a ...