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Engagements

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 ...

Kollien and Rose to marry in June

Christina Kollien and Devin Rose are excited to announce their engagement. Christina is the daughter of Mike and Beth Kollien of Alpena. Christina is a 2013 graduate of Alpena High School, 2017 graduate of Wayne State University and is currently a teacher for Alpena Public Schools. Devin ...

Becky LaHaie to wed Andrew Francoeur

Becky LaHaie and Andrew Francoeur announce their engagement. The bride-to-be is the daughter of Martin and Cyndi LaHaie and the granddaughter of June Duby and Marvel LaHaie, all of Alpena. The future groom is the son of Don and Jane Francoeur, formerly of Northville, Mich., now of ...

Lisa Bartz engaged to Keenan Pfotenhauer

Steven and Robbe Bartz of Jenison announce the engagement of their daughter Lisa to Keenan Pfotenhauer, son of Dr. David and Eden Pfotenhauer of Indiana. The wedding will take place March 2, 2019, at the Grand Rapids Downtown Market Garden Room in Grand Rapids. Grandparents are Marlene ...

Michael Gorski and Emily Homant to wed

Michael Gorski and Emily Homant are excited to announce their engagement. Michael is the son of Tami (Beatty) Gorski of Herron and Mike and Kelly Gorski of Ossineke. Michael is a 2009 graduate of Alpena High School. He is employed at Atlas IT in Middlebury, Ind., as a project engineer and ...

Lang, Simmer announce engagement

Krista Lang and Brandon Simmer have announced their engagement. Lang, of Lansing, is the daughter of Dr. Robert and Mary Lang of Alpena, Mich. Lang is a 2007 graduate of Alpena High School and a 2011 graduate of Ferris State University. She is employed at the Michigan State University ...

Abram, Nymberg announce engagement

Allison Abram and David Nymberg announce their engagement. The bride-to-be is the daughter of Rob and Nancy Abram of Alpena. The future groom is the son of Dan and Diane Nymberg of Canton, Mich. Allison is a 2014 graduate of Alpena High School and recently graduated from Central Michigan ...

Sharp, Timm announce engagement

McKenna Sharp and Jason Timm announce their engagement. The bride-to-be is the daughter of Stuart and Erin Sharp of Alpena. The future groom is the son of Chuck and DeLynn Timm of Hubbard Lake. McKenna is a 2014 graduate of Alpena High School and is currently enrolled in the nursing ...