Engagements

Parks and Goff engaged to marry

Lacey Parks and Zachary Goff are pleased to announce their engagement. The bride-to-be is the daughter of Linda and the late Lloyd Parks of Lachine. The groom-to-be is the son of Ray and Bonnie Goff and the grandson of Jean Dowling of Lachine. They met through a love for music and Christ, ...

Sobeck and Gerszewski to wed

Steffani Theresa Sobeck and Gabriel Ross Gerszewski are pleased to announce their engagement. The bride-to-be is the daughter of Harvey and Joyce Sobeck of Alpena. The future groom is the son of Tom and Dianne Gerszewski of Presque Isle. Steffani is employed by ServiceMaster and Gabriel is ...

Amber Uuro and Ken LaMarre to wed

Amber Uuro and Ken LaMarre are pleased to announce their engagement. Amber is the daughter of Al and Denise Uuro of Ishpeming. She is a 2009 graduate of Ishpeming High School and 2013 graduate of Northern Michigan University with a degree in finance. She is employed with the City of Marquette ...

Karina Reyes and John Story to marry

Karina Reyes and John Story of Slidell, La., are pleased to announce their engagement. Karina is the daughter of Jose and Adrianna Reyes of Slidell, La., and Reina Ondina Reyes of San Pedro Sula, Honduras. She graduated from Centro Cultural Sampedrano in 2006. John, formerly of Alpena, is ...

Jessica Pearson and Robert Brown to wed

Jessica Pearson of Mount Pleasant and Robert Brown of Bay Port are pleased to announce their engagement. Jessica is the daughter of Parry and Nancy Pearson of West Branch, formerly of Alpena, and the granddaughter of Eldon and Carol Grabow and Beverly Pearson, all of Alpena. She graduated ...

Gryniewicz to marry Szymanski

Jennifer Gryniewicz and Kevin Szymanski are pleased to announce their engagement. Jennifer is the daughter of Fred and Colleen Gryniewicz of Alpena. She graduated from Alpena High School in 2006, and obtained a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Northwood University in 2011. ...

Frampton and Vanden Heuvel to wed

Juli Frampton and Aaron Vanden Heuvel are pleased to announce their engagement. Juli is the daughter of Karen and the late Daniel Frampton. She graduated from Alpena High School and Grand Valley State University. Aaron is the son of Joannie and Gilbert Vanden Heuvel. He graduated from ...

Jonathan Lockwood and Marie Nesbitt engaged

Jonathan Lockwood and Marie Nesbitt are excited to announce their engagement. Marie is the daughter of Bob and Ann Nesbitt of Ortonville. Jon is the son of Steve and Marie Lockwood of Alpena. Jon and Marie and both graduates of Saginaw Valley State University. Marie is employed by Dow ...

Elyse Busa and James Storey to wed

Elyse Busa and James Storey will be married in Scottsdale, Ariz., in April 2020. Elyse is a district manager for Cook Medical and James is a strategy consultant for The Flag, a new golf travel venture. James is a graduate of Alpena High School. They live in Scottsdale.

Roberta Storey and Ben Wilson engaged

Roberta Storey and Ben Wilson are announcing their upcoming wedding this July in Alpena. Roberta will graduate with her doctorate of pharmacy from the University of Michigan in 2020. Ben is a staff sergeant in the Air National Guard, and is finishing his master’s degree in criminology ...

Amanda Augustyn and Shane Smolinski to wed

Amanda Kristine Augustyn and Shane Alan Smolinski are announcing their engagement. The bride is the daughter of Greg and Kathleen Augustyn. She is a 2010 graduate of Alpena High School and is employed with MidMichigan Health. The groom is the son of Al and Jackie Smolinski. He is a 2006 ...

Corinne Olsen and Ethan Fowler to wed

Corinne Renee Olsen and Ethan Brant Fowler are excited to announce their engagement which took place on Grandfather Mountain in North Carolina. The future bride is the daughter of Wayne and Barbara Olsen of Cape Coral, Fla. The future groom is the son of Scott and Mary (Henkel) Fowler of ...

Chojnacki and Ratliff announce engagement

Brandon P. Chojnacki and Kaitlyn L. Ratliff are pleased to announce their engagement. Parents are Patrick and Leigh Chojnacki of Gaylord and Paul and Keely Ratliff of Hartland. Grandparents are Elroy and Valerie Bade of Rogers City and Albert and Lucy Chojnacki of Hawks. Brandon works for ...

Alanna Barsen and Scott Masters to wed

Alanna Barsen and Scott Masters are excited to announce their engagement. They are planning a June 15, 2019 wedding. Alanna is the daughter of Greg and Shelly Barsen of Hillman/Alpena. Scott is the son of Rick and Diane Masters of Bay City. Alanna is a 2012 graduate of Alpena High School ...

Elyse Busa and James Storey to wed

Elyse Busa and James Storey will be married in Scottsdale, Ariz., in April 2020. Elyse is a district manager for Cook Medical and James is a strategy consultant for The Flag, a new golf travel venture. They live in Scottsdale.

Sumerix and Dort announce engagement

Andrew Sumerix and Amanda Dort are excited to announce their engagement. The future bride is the daughter of Bryan and Lesslee (Trewartha) Dort of Alpena. The future groom is the son of Kendall and Melony (VanWagner) Sumerix of Lachine. Amanda is a 2013 graduate of Alpena High School and a ...

Jones and Leestma announce engagement

Amanda R. Jones and Brandon S. Leestma announce their engagement. Amanda is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Travis Jones of Alpena. Brandon is the son of Jil Brien and Randy Leestma of Petoskey. Amanda is a 2006 graduate of Alpena High School, a 2011 graduate of Ferris State University and a ...

McCarthy and Kamysiak to marry

Erin Kay McCarthy and Steven Gerald Kamysiak, both of Kent City, Mich., are happy to announce their engagement. The bride-to-be is the daughter of Ronald E. and Jean K. McCarthy of Hudsonville. The future groom is the son of Gerald J. and Linda Kamysiak of Posen. Erin is a practice manager ...

Ciarkowski and von Guggenberg engaged

Renee von Guggenberg and Timothy Ciarkowski announce their engagement. The bride-to-be is the daughter of Alexander and Nance von Guggenberg of Alexandria, Va. Timothy is the son of Joanne and Steven Romel of Alpena. The couple currently resides in Christiansburg, Va. Renee is employed as a ...

Gilmet and Negro engaged to marry

Scott Gilmet and Margaret Negro are excited to announce their engagement. Scott, the son of John and Barb Gilmet of Alpena, is a 2012 graduate of Alpena High School and 2016 graduate of Alpena Community College. Scott is currently employed at Thunder Bay Tree Service and studying accounting ...