Local man reflects on friendship and loss

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisALPENA, Mich. —  The devastation that struck a local family last week claiming two brother’s lives in a barn fire has not only left family heartbroken but also close friends.Edward Gatzke said he met Mike Polluch through Mike’s now deceased older brother, Steve Polluch.Gatzke says Steve initiated a guys night out six years ago at the 19th-Hole in Alpena which is where the two hit it off.Gatzke also shared  how difficult this loss has been for him.He said he met Mike’s brother, Jim Polluch, only once.  Gatzke reflected on his friend’s legacy and had nothing but great things to say.Memorial services will be held for both brothers at Bannan Funeral Home later this week. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisContinue ReadingPrevious Alpena Salvation Army still in need for school suppliesNext AG Nessel announces debt relief for Art Institutes of Michigan Studentslast_img read more

Barca 6-0 Getafe: M-S-N trio in deadly form with devastating first half blitz

first_imgBarcelona struck five in an incredible first-half display, as the Catalans pulled five points clear at the top of La Liga with a routine 6-0 win over Getafe.Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez both bagged a brace, with Neymar and Xavi Hernandez also finding the net as Luis Enrique’s side put down a marker – and extended their lead over Real Madrid – in the race for the title.Enrique made four changes to the side that won Saturday’s derby against Espanyol, with starting places handed to Marc Bartra, Adriano, Rafinha and Jeremy Mathieu.It took just nine minutes for Barca to take the lead, as Messi chipped a Panenka past Vicente Guaita.With the score 5-0 at the break the Catalans could have inflicted more damage on the visitors, however Barca took their foot off the pedal in the second half – coasting to a 6-0 victory at Camp Nou.However, the quality of Barcelona’s first-half play was enough to suggest that the Catalans are indeed front-runners to clinch this season’s Spanish league title – with Enrique’s side set for a heavyweight clash against Bayern Munich in the Champions League next week. –last_img read more