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SATURDAY, OCTOBER 30, 2010
AARP hears report on recent Great Lakes Lighthouse Festival
St. Anne High School Class of 1950 celebrated its 60th class reunion recently at the 19th Hole. The 1950 class was the last class to graduate from St. Anne as Catholic Central High School opened the following year. Thirteen classmates and their spouses were present for the occasion. Jerry Mills, chairman of the event, asked for a moment of silence for the eight deceased classmates. Pictured are, front row left, Dora (Hamilton) Madden, Lois (Kauffman) Clous, Lorna (Dulea) Stoppa, Marilyn (St. Charles) Cain, Theresa (Losinski) Orban and Dora (Dubey) Stepanski. Back row left, Gerald Mills, Jean Kuznicki, James Gibson, James Gilbo, Gerald Jasinski, Norma (Monroe) Smith and Joan (Gibbons) Grulke.
Members of the American Association of Retired Persons heard an overview of the Lighthouse Festival at the October meeting. AARP President Robert Fournier presented the program which covered the origin of the festival, restoration and preservation, and the history of lighthouses. He also mentioned Alpena’s “Little Red.” This area has the most lighthouses in the state, stretching from Tawas to 40 Mile Point. New numbered membership cards will be presented at the November meeting. A
Sarah Terry and Keith Nowak exchanged their wedding vows June 26 at St. Francis Xavier Church in Petoskey. Father Dennis Stilwell officiated the 3 p.m. double-ring ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Michael and Amy Jo Terry of Muskegon. The groom is the son of David and Laura Nowak of Alpena. Attending the bride as maid of honor was her sister, Lisa Yerkie. Bridesmaids were Mindy Jock, Ciji Marckini (Donakowski), Crista Winteringham, Nicole Brown and Heather Thomas, all friends of the bride, and Calie Nowak, sister of the groom. Attending the groom as best man was his friend, Brad MacKenzie. Groomsmen were Thomas Storey, Nick Marckini, Jordan Law, Chris Granum and Brett Robbins, all friends of the groom, and Jared Nowak, brother of the groom. Ushers were Mark Nowak, Jared Wilson and Chad Fox. Following the ceremony, a reception in honor of the newlyweds was held at Castle Farms in Charlevoix. The rehearsal dinner was held at La Senorita in Petoskey. Sarah is a graduate of Whitehall High School and the pre-pharmacy program at Michigan State University. She received her Doctorate of Pharmacy from Ferris State University and is employed by Otsego Memorial Hospital in Gaylord. Keith is a graduate of Alpena High School and the pre-pharmacy Courtesy Photo
Five generations of the same family gathered recently for this family photo. Seated in the middle is great-great-grandmother Carrie Arpin holding Chance Riley Lukitsch. Surrounding her from left are grandmother Marjorie Dahn, great-grandmother Judith Hart and mother Stacy Dahn.
American Legion Auxiliary plans Trash and Treasure Sale
The ladies of William F. Weine American Legion Auxiliary are hosting a Trash and Treasure Sale on Nov. 13 from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Post Home, 1316 W32. The sale will also offer baked goods, sloppy joes, hot dogs and a food basket raffle. Proceeds will go to the American Legion for their programs. President Mabel Cole announced at the October meeting that Douglas Huggler has been awarded the Flora Smith Nursing Scholarship. He is attending
Alpena Community College in the registered nursing program. The check will be presented at the November meeting. A moment of prayer was observed in memory of Marie Jaskolski, a long-time member of the organization. Plans are being made to submit two girls’ names for the American Legion Auxiliary’s Girls State program in June 2011. Funds were sent to Grand Rapids Home for Veterans for the Christmas Gift Shop. It was decided that manufacturer’s coupons
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will no longer be sent to military installations overseas since the auxiliary hasn’t received acknowledgement that they are being used. The cost of the postage will now be used in local programs for veterans. It was announced that the American Legion national commander will visit Flint on Feb. 18, 2011, where a dinner will be held in his honor. Cole won the 50/50 drawing, which she donated to the sale. Door prizes were awarded to Jeanne Polluch, Diane Struzik, Gere Romel, Judy Vandervort, Ursula Purol, Pat LaHaie, Jan Baumgart and Cole. The next meeting will be held Nov. 19, with time to be announced.
Sarah and Keith Nowak program at Alpena Community College. He received a Doctorate of Pharmacy from Ferris State University and is employed by Northern Michigan Regional Hospital in Petoskey. The couple spent their honeymoon in Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic. They are residing in Petoskey.
Sarah Rebecca Werner and Adam Cameron Shell exchanged their wedding vows June 26 at Hoeft State Park on the shore of Lake Huron in Rogers City. Rev. Timothy Jahn officiated the 2 p.m. doublering ceremony. The bride is the daughter of David and Claudia Werner of Alpena. The groom is the son of Cynthia Shell of Flint and Ronald Shell of Ohio. Attending the bride as matron of honor was her friend, Nicole Croak. Bridesmaids were Caroline Freitag and Julie Palmieri, friends of the bride. Attending the groom as best man was his brother, Andrew Shell. Groomsmen Aaron Shell, brother of the groom, and Aaron Werner, brother of the bride. Following the ceremony, a reception in honor of the newlyweds was held at the Hoeft State Park Pavilion. A rehearsal dinner also took place at Hoeft State Park. Sarah received a Bachelor’s Degree from Hope College and a Master’s Degree from Wayne State University. She is employed by the University of Michigan Medical Center
Five generations gathered recently for this family photo that includes, from left, father Nicholas Oliver of Lachine, grandmother Lori Oliver of Long Rapids, great-greatgrandmother Ida Ritthaler of Alpena holding baby Aubree and great-grandfather Ed Ritthaler of Alpena.
drawing will be held with a prize going to the number drawn. Fournier will supply the first prize. Those 50 years of age and over are eligible for membership. “Happy Birthday” was sung to Margaret Cubils and Bob Fournier, and anniversary wishes were extended to Chester and Irene Dziesinski on their 63rd anniversary. The 50/50 drawing was won by Sue Lipski and door prizes were given to Grace Gagnon and Chester Dziesinski. The next regular meeting will be held Nov. 8 at 12:45 p.m. at the same place.
Adam and Sarah Shell as a social worker. Adam attended University of Michigan. He is employed at a construction company in Ann Arbor. The couple spent their honeymoon in Jamaica. They are residing in Ann Arbor.
Stephanie Marie Zolnierek and Karl Jon Bundy exchanged their wedding vows Aug. 21 at the Alpena Sportsman’s Club. Pastor Gerald Huffman officiated the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Norm and Sue Zolnierek of Alpena. The groom is son of Jim and Patti Smith of Alpena. Attending the bride as matron of honor was her friend, Caitlin Zbytowski. The bridesmaid was Emily Rayl, a friend of the bride. Attending the groom as best man was his friend, Steve Arthur. The groomsman was Adam Zolnierek, brother of the bride. Serving as ring bearer was the couple’s son, Braxton. Serving as flower girl was Brittyn Watkin. Ushers included Travis Zolnierek and Dustin Cramer. Following the ceremony, a reception in honor of the newlyweds was held at Alpena Sportsman’s Club. Stephanie is a 2003 graduate of Alpena High School and is currently employed at the Soaring Eagle Casino in Mt. Pleasant. Karl is currently employed at the Hampton Inn in Mt. Pleasant. They are residing in Clare.
Stephanie and Karl Bundy
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