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Anniversaries

Skibas celebrate 65th anniversary

Julian and Sally (Blaski) Skiba were married at St. Anne’s church in Alpena, on Sept. 8, 1956. They were both born in Alpena. They met as children, throwing chestnuts at each other, met again later, dated, and were married. They raised their family while Julian worked as a fireman, working ...

Tom and Mary Ann LaCross celebrate 40th

Tom and Mary Ann LaCross celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary in August. They were married Aug. 7, 1981 at St. Lucy Catholic Church in St. Clair Shores, with Fr. Daniel Fox, Capuchin, presiding. Tom and Mary Ann are blessed with three children, Larry (Megan), John (Mary Emma), Matthew ...

Lines celebrate 65th anniversary

James and Merry Line of Alpena are blessed to celebrate their 65th wedding anniversary on Sept. 22. Mr. Line and the former Merry Alvarado were married Sept. 22, 1956 at Our Lady of Sorrows Church in Santa Barbara, California. The couple had seven children: Teresa Line, Timothy Line, and ...

Hinkleys celebrate 10th anniversary

ALPENA — Justin and Darby (Cornelius) Hinkley, of Alpena, celebrated their 10th wedding anniversary on Friday. They met while both worked as reporters at the Battle Creek Enquirer. He fell in love with her infectious laugh. She fell in love with his unending dorkiness. Fourteen years after ...

Hoppes celebrate 50th anniversary

Joseph and Marsha (Pruden) Hoppe are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary today. The couple was married in on Sept. 4, 1971 at St. Bernard Parish in Alpena. Joe and Marsha have been active members of the Alpena community since their wedding day. Joe was the local barber at The ...

Jim and Regina Thompson celebrate 65 years

Jim Thompson and Regina Besaw were united in marriage on Aug. 18, 1956, at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church in Herron. On Aug. 15, they renewed their vows at All Saint’s Catholic Church, with all their children in attendance: Randy (Susan), and Robert (Marilyn) from Orange, California, Lori ...