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Death of William Kolker

January 23, 2018 by Bill Kolker (Register to contact)

Sorry to report the death of William Kolker. He died at home on December 23, 2017.

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Bruce Allen Cunningham, 64 | Obituaries  Petoskey News-Review

Bruce Allen Cunningham, 64 Bruce Allen Cunningham, 64, of Traverse City, passed away at his home on March 3, 2019. A Celebration of Life *service* was held ...



Charlevoix Alumni Hall of Fame seeking nominations | Community  Petoskey News-Review

CHARLEVOIX — The Charlevoix Alumni Hall of Fame is seeking nominations for its 2018-2019 induction class.



Charlevoix school board OKs $6.3 million in building project bids  Petoskey News-Review

CHARLEVOIX — Charlevoix school board members on Monday approved $6.3 million worth of bids for the building project which will result in a new elementary ...



School board recognizes fall All-State athletes, approves spring coaches  Petoskey News-Review

CHARLEVOIX — The Charlevoix Public Schools Board of Education and athletic director/assistant principal Travis Garrett recognized a total of 15 student ...



Charlevoix Class of 2018 | Community  Petoskey News-Review

On June 3, Charlevoix Public Schools graduated 82 students during the 130th commencement at Charlevoix High School.The Class of 2018 speakers talked ...



Apple Fest returns to Charlevoix in October | Community  Petoskey News-Review

CHARLEVOIX — Fall is in the air and northern Michigan orchards are busy harvesting bushels of *fresh*, ripe apples in preparation for the 40th Annual Apple Fest ...



Robotics changes student's career trajectory | Featured-cvx  Petoskey News-Review

A career in the engineering field was far from Cora Taylor's mind when she was asked by a friend to join the Charlevoix FIRST Robotics team during its 2011-12 ...



John Boss takes Robotic problem solving to the next level  Petoskey News-Review

For a young man of 25, John Boss has gone a long way in establishing a name for himself in the world of engineering.



Q&A with Charlevoix's mayoral candidates | Local  Petoskey News-Review

CHARLEVOIX — Two familiar faces are running to be Charlevoix's mayor in this fall's election.Voters can choose between Incumbent Luther Kurtz and former ...



Looking Back at Cherry pie week No. 4 | Community  Petoskey News-Review

Last week, Looking Back saw how, on May 15, 1976, the components of the world's largest cherry pie were put together as Charlevoix's contribution to the ...



Herbert Boss, 87 | Obituaries  Petoskey News-Review

Herbert Boss, 87 On December 2, 2018, Herb Boss passed peacefully out of this world and went home to Heaven. Herb was born and raised in Charlevoix and ...



Charlevoix couple in running for Castle Farms military wedding giveaway  Petoskey News-Review

A Charlevoix couple is in the running for a military wedding giveaway at Castle Farms.



Charlevoix Zonta announces recent awards | Community  Petoskey News-Review

CHARLEVOIX — Zonta Club of Charlevoix announced the 2018 recipients for the Charlevoix Area Zonta Memorial Scholarship and the Young Women in Public ...



Meet Charlevoix Ward 1 city council candidates | Local  Petoskey News-Review

CHARLEVOIX — Two candidates are vying to represent Charlevoix's Ward 1 on city council in the upcoming fall election.Incumbent Janet Kalbfell and ...



Venetian Festival kicks off Saturday | Featured-cvx  Petoskey News-Review

Charlevoix's hometown celebration, the Venetian Festival begins Saturday, July 21 and runs through Saturday, July 28.The 88th Venetian Festival has grown ...



Helen Earls, 77 | Obituaries  Petoskey News-Review

Helen Earls, 77 Helen Marie Earls, 77 of Pentwater MI, loving wife, mother and grandmother lost her brief battle with cancer on July 12, 2018. Helen was born ...



Students jump into fun first day | Featured-cvx  Petoskey News-Review

CHARLEVOIX—Charlevoix High School leapt into the new year Tuesday, putting together a smorgasbord of fun activities for the students to enjoy on their first ...



Charlevoix native accepted to ArtPrize for first time  Petoskey News-Review

CHARLEVOIX — TJ Christiansen, a Charlevoix native now living in North Carolina, has been accepted into ArtPrize this year for the first time with his large metal ...



Zach Hankins named 2018 Venetian Street Parade grand marshal  Petoskey News-Review

One of the most decorated athletes in Charlevoix's sports history is being honored during the city's most iconic festival. Zach Hankins, the NCAA Division II ...



Charlevoix High School celebrates class of 2016 at graduation ceremony  Petoskey News-Review

CHARLEVOIX—The Charlevoix High School class of 2016 celebrated its commencement program inside the high school gymnasium with a large crowd of ...



Former coach with Charlevoix ties sentenced for domestic assault  Petoskey News-Review

MARQUETTE — Robert Boss, the former head football coach at Finlandia and Northern Michigan universities who was arrested on suspicion of aggravated ...



Charlevoix woman deals with loss of husband after miraculous cure  The Detroit News

Charlevoix — Emily Van Stedum stood on a stage last month, waiting to be joined by her mother and daughter for Emily's graduation from nursing school.



Victims' names released from Saturday fatal crash | Local  Petoskey News-Review

CHARLEVOIX — The Charlevoix County sheriff has released the names of the victims involved in a traffic crash south of Charlevoix on Saturday that claimed the ...



Ranch offers long-term animal care | Featured-cvx  Petoskey News-Review

Three and sometimes four days a week, April M. North, MD ministers to the needs of human patients at the East Jordan Family Health Center in East Jordan.



Charlevoix Public Schools inducts 9 to Alumni Hall of Fame  Petoskey News-Review

CHARLEVOIX—The Charlevoix Public Schools Board of Education inducted nine Charlevoix High School graduates from years past into it's Alumni Hall of ...



Meet the Ward 3 council candidates | Local  Petoskey News-Review

Voters in Charlevoix's Ward 3 will have a choice of two city council candidates in November's election.Incumbent Shane Cole will face Rick Wertz in the General ...



Rayder runners dominate hosted two-mile race, win both sides  Petoskey News-Review

CHARLEVOIX — Like a lot of sports, you will often find cross country teams feel most comfortable at home.



Crews battle frigid temperatures, fire that destroyed popular Charlevoix eatery  MLive.com

CHARLEVOIX, MI - Crews from multiple departments spent more than six hours in the bitter cold battling a fire at Charlevoix's Harbor View Cafe on Wednesday ...



Dorothy Gerber Strings Program year-end concert | Community  Petoskey News-Review

CHARLEVOIX — The Charlevoix Circle of Arts will present a year-end concert of the Dorothy Gerber Strings Program students beginning at 5:40 p.m. on ...



Snyder resigns as board president | Featured-pnr  Petoskey News-Review

CHARLEVOIX—It's been a busy summer for Valerie Snyder already, as the Charlevoix attorney was appointed last month by Gov. Rick Snyder to serve as 7th ...



Charlevoix's Louiselle to continue volleyball career at Olivet  Petoskey News-Review

Charlevoix senior Ellie Louiselle signed to play college volleyball at Olivet on Monday after a solid career with the Rayders.



Grace Ochs: Robotics transformed my life | Featured-cvx  Petoskey News-Review

CHARLEVOIX — The FIRST (For the Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics culture has been a part of Grace Ochs' life long before ...



2016 Charlevoix Venetian Queen is crowned. | Featured-cvx  Petoskey News-Review

CHARLEVOIX—A new Charlevoix Venetian Queen was crowned on Friday, July 22. The Venetian Queen contest is a scholarship competition. Contestants are ...



Paul Belding, 66 | Obituaries  Petoskey News-Review

Paul Belding, 66 Paul Belding passed away surrounded by family on Friday, September 1, 2017 in Po'ipu, HI. He was 66 years old. Paul was born September 4, ...



Students look to math teacher for snow day predictions  Petoskey News-Review

CHARLEVOIX—A spoon under the pillow, inside-out pajamas, and don't you dare forget ice cubes in the toilet. All are traditions designed to elicit the favor of the ...



Getting acquainted with the new superintendent of Charlevoix Schools  Petoskey News-Review

CHARLEVOIX—Mike Ritter began his post as superintendent of Charlevoix Public Schools on July 1, 2015. Before coming to Charlevoix, Ritter spent the last 17 ...



School board honors All-State athletes, approves new sound system  Petoskey News-Review

CHARLEVOIX—More than 30 Charlevoix High School fall student-athletes were recognized for their respective All-State and academic All-State achievements ...



Charlevoix girl recovering after car accident | Featured-cvx  Petoskey News-Review

CHARLEVOIX — A Charlevoix High School freshman that was struck by a car on Friday remains in a hospitalized at McLaren Northern Michigan, according to ...



Gordon Wayne Van Wieren Sr. | Obituaries  Cadillac News

CHARLEVOIX, Mich. — On January 19, 2018, Gordon Wayne Van Wieren Sr. passed on with family by his side.



Charlevoix High School class of 1964 hosts reunion | Community  Petoskey News-Review

Class of 1964 The 1964 class from Charlevoix High School this summer gather for a 50-year reunion. Participating class members include (front from left) Gary ...



Mary Fochtman, 97 | Obituaries  Petoskey News-Review

Mary Fochtman, 97 Mary Clare (LaBlance) Fochtman, resident of Largo, Florida, died peacefully on April 27, 2018 surrounded by her family. She was 97 years ...



Charlevoix Public Schools announce senior scholars | Community  Petoskey News-Review

Name: Jackson Buday Class Rank: Senior Scholar GPA: 3.812 Parents' names: Doug and Michelle Buday Activities/honors while in high school: Jackson has ...



Charlevoix High School, Gridiron Club honor Don Carey with scoreboard dedication  Petoskey News-Review

CHARLEVOIX—In a coaching career with the Charlevoix football team that spanned 30 years, Don Carey established a legacy that endures to this day. With the ...



Looking Back at the 1938 Charlevoix basketball team | Community  Petoskey News-Review

With March Madness having come and gone, Looking Back looks back 79 years when Charlevoix reached the state Class C basketball final game. Having ...



Michael Coyne, 55 | Obituaries  Petoskey News-Review

Michael Coyne, 55 Michael J. Coyne, age 55, of Charlevoix passed away on February 18, 2018. Michael was born on July 15, 1962 in Detroit to Charles and ...



Kiteley's Farm Market to close | Business  Petoskey News-Review

For the last 20 years many Charlevoix County families would visit Kiteley's Farm Market for the *fresh* produce—and stay for the friendship. The market is closing ...



'The Sound of Music' staged at Charlevoix High  Petoskey News-Review

Beloved musical "The Sound of Music" is about a postulant who proves to be too high-spirited for the religious life. She is dispatched to serve as a governess for ...



Community foundation awards $186,500 in scholarships | Community  Petoskey News-Review

EAST JORDAN–This month, the Charlevoix County Community Foundation awarded 137 scholarships worth $186500 to area graduates from several individual ...



Ex-Charlevoix star fired as Finlandia football coach after domestic assault arrest  Petoskey News-Review

HANCOCK — Hired immediately after the Finlandia University football season last November, head coach Robert “Rob” Boss has been fired before coaching ...



88th annual Venetian Festival kicks off Saturday | Entertainment  Petoskey News-Review

CHARLEVOIX — The Venetian Festival, Charlevoix's hometown celebration, begins Saturday, July 21, and runs through Saturday, July 28. The 88th Venetian ...



Charlevoix's Rachel Nesburg takes home MHSAA Scholar-Athlete award  Petoskey News-Review

EAST LANSING—When Rachel Nesburg found out she was one of the winners of the Michigan High School Athletic Association 2018 Scholar-Athlete Award, ...



Strings practice Olympics challenges students | Community  Petoskey News-Review

CHARLEVOIX — The Dorothy Gerber Strings Program recently concluded the Practice Olympics, a six-week event in which the program's teachers emphasized ...



Public hearing to set on pier jumping ban  Petoskey News-Review

CHARLEVOIX—At 7 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 20, the Charlevoix City Council will host a public hearing to help it decide whether the city's ban on jumping from the ...



Barely Afloat Burger -- a lesson in entrepreneurship -- is ready to serve hungry water enthusiasts on Round Lake  Petoskey News-Review

CHARLEVOIX—No shirt, no shoes, it doesn't matter. Oliver DeYoung, Matt Good and Christian Matye will serve you something to eat. If all goes according to ...



Up, up and away with success: Kurtz makes a name in the community  Petoskey News-Review

CHARLEVOIX—As is the case with most high school graduates, when Luther Kurtz walked across the stage to accept his diploma in 1995, he had no idea what ...



County attorney hires assistant prosecutors | Featured-pnr  Petoskey News-Review

CHARLEVOIX—Charlevoix County Prosecuting Attorney Allen Telgenhof recently announced the hiring of two assistant prosecuting attorneys to the office, Kerry ...



Geoffrey Nelson: Coming home to Roost | Business  Petoskey News-Review

Today everyone is familiar with tiny homes, but we call ours'small homes,'”said Geoffrey Nelson, of the new type of dwelling that he has brought to Northern ...



Ellie Way's tiny house, where living is big  Petoskey News-Review

CHARLEVOIX—Ellie Way may be only 18, but she possesses so much determination, energy and enthusiasm that one can't help but be inspired by the spirit of ...



Add the Charlevoix Apple Fest to Your Fall Color Tour  MyNorth.com

By MyNorth News *Service* on September 25, 2018. Tagged Events, Festivals, Food & Drink, Charlevoix, Charlevoix County. Charlevoix Apple Fest Photo(s) by ...



Not lounging around: Charlevoix grads, European partners work at chair venture  Petoskey News-Review

For two former Charlevoix High School classmates and three friends in Europe, an inflatable lounge chair inspires thoughts of sales potential rather than ...



FIRST: Building tomorrow's future | Featured-pnr  Petoskey News-Review

CHARLEVOIX—More than a dozen of tomorrow's innovators and creators will be working together Saturday when a pair of Charlevoix Elementary School FIRST ...



Quick Read: Charlevoix High School Marching Band | Featured-pnr  Petoskey News-Review

CHARLEVOIX — The Charlevoix High School Marching Band is gearing up for another busy season. About 20 students spent approximately 24 hours over the ...



Moms and Tots, His House receives help from Charlevoix students  Petoskey News-Review

CHARLEVOIX—Students of the Charlevoix High School construction technology class are serving their community by building a special place for men and their ...



Charlevoix Class of 1959 reunited | Community  Petoskey News-Review

COURTESY PHOTO Charlevoix High School class of 1959 celebrated its 55th class reunion on Saturday, Sept. 13, at the Argonne restaurant in Charlevoix.



Robert (Bob) Jess seeks trustee position on Hayes Township Board  Petoskey News-Review

This election cycle offers plenty of choices for the the two trustee positions in Hayes Township. There are six candidates who filed under the Republican party, ...



Earning their share: Charlevoix girls soccer team claims piece of LMC title with win over Elk Rapids  Petoskey News-Review

CHARLEVOIX—The Charlevoix girls soccer team has been atop the Lake Michigan Conference all season on the way to the No. 1 ranking in the state in ...



'Under attack' How local news covered 9/11 | Local  Petoskey News-Review

It has been 17 years since the Twin Towers fell in New York City, an image that has stuck in the minds of all those old enough to remember a.



Area robotics teams win district honors | Local  Petoskey News-Review

Robotics teams from three high schools around Emmet and Charlevoix counties earned notable awards at the FIRST Robotics district event Friday and Saturday ...



Charlevoix teacher wins Liberty Bell award | Local  Petoskey News-Review

The Emmet Charlevoix Bar Association has awarded its Liberty Bell Award to Charlevoix High School teacher Annemarie Conway as part of its annual Law Day ...



What to do in Charlevoix in November | Featured-cvx  Petoskey News-Review

Typical Charlevoix residents, who linger on like hardy squash instead of migrating south like their snowbird counterparts, take stock of the season and try to ...



2013 Charlevoix graduates die in US 131 crash | Featured-pnr  Petoskey News-Review

MANTON—Authorities are investigating a crash that killed two 20-year-old members of the Charlevoix High School class of 2013 who were Michigan State ...



Timothy Bryan LaBlance, 48 | Obituaries  Petoskey News-Review

Timothy Bryan LaBlance, 48, of Charlevoix, died Friday, Jan. 3, 2014. He was born Dec. 1, 1965, in Petoskey, to Thomas and Maureen (Brennan) LaBlance.



Returns home: Jean McDonough to become nurse practitioner at Charlevoix Area Hospital  Petoskey News-Review

CHARLEVOIX—Charlevoix Area Hospital welcomes nurse practitioner Jean McDonough back home to the hospital where she held her very first nursing job ...



High school mascot history | Featured-pnr  Petoskey News-Review

From ordinary animals to historical oddities, high school mascots are an educational element that tie a community to its schools and the students who don ...



Roy C. Hayes enters race for 33rd Circuit Court Judge  Petoskey News-Review

CHARLEVOIX — Charlevoix attorney Roy C. Hayes III is officially joining a heavily contested competition for 33rd Circuit Court judgeship.



Mother remembers daughter as the 'little bit extra' that made life special  Petoskey News-Review

CHARLEVOIX — Friends and family members filled the Way family home during the week after news spread of the tragic loss of their 27-year-old daughter, Kari.



Brothers in basketball: Charlevoix's Teuschers at the helm of girls, boys programs at Florida high school  Petoskey News-Review

ST. JOHNS, Fla.—Growing up in Charlevoix, brothers Jeremiah and Jake Teuscher always knew they would work in education as adults.And with their strong ...



Northmen, Rayders and Red Devils take on two-mile race  Petoskey News-Review

CHARLEVOIX—With conference championships and regional races just around the corner, it's always good for teams to stay *fresh* this time of season. Running ...



Maura Elizabeth Brandi, 20 | Obituaries  Petoskey News-Review

Maura Elizabeth Brandi, 20, of Charlevoix, died on Jan. 2, 2015. A celebration of her life will be 4 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 7, at Charlevoix High School. She was ...



Ski coach Scholten at home on the hill  Petoskey News-Review

CHARLEVOIX -- Finding hobbies in the Northern Michigan winter is no easy task for many. Some love the cold and snowy season, others do not.



Charlevoix families impacted by suicide deaths 14 years apart  Petoskey News-Review

CHARLEVOIX — Maureen LaBlance smiles when she speaks about her son who died early this year.



Marion Center Road work to begin in 2018 | Featured-pnr  Petoskey News-Review

BOYNE CITY—The Charlevoix County Road Commission had a busy summer as crews were awarded a trio of projects, which included repairing and ...



Soccer team holds on for 3-2 victory after fast start vs. Ogemaw Heights  Crawford county avalanche

It looked like it was going to be a high-scoring affair – the two varsity boys soccer teams, Grayling and West Branch Ogemaw Heights, combined for four goals in ...



Kari Anne Way | Obituaries  Petoskey News-Review

On Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015, our beautiful, generous, and fun-loving daughter, sister, aunt, granddaughter, niece, cousin and loving friend, Kari Anne Way, went ...



Vikings edge Rayders 49-47 during game at Charlevoix on Tuesday  Crawford county avalanche

Grayling High School's varsity boys basketball team trailed at times during the second half, but the Vikings made enough plays down the stretch to win Tuesday ...



Charlevoix's talent gets a chance to shine | Community  Petoskey News-Review

The Charlevoix's Got Talent Show was performed on Saturday, Jan. 25, in the Charlevoix High School Auditorium and featured 15 acts, ranging in age from ...



Chernauckas reaches win 100 for Charlevoix in Rudyard | Sports  Petoskey News-Review

RUDYARD—Charlevoix's Jeremy Chernauckas has started the season much of the way one would expect a returning state qualifying senior to on the mat.



Alexander David Heffling, 27 | Obituaries  Petoskey News-Review

Alexander David Heffling, 27, of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., passed away peacefully and surrounded by family on Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013, after a short battle with ...



Boyne City falls to Sault, Charlevoix takes league loss  Petoskey News-Review

SAULT STE. MARIE—It was a hard fought effort, but it wasn't enough for the Boyne City volleyball team as the Ramblers fell to Sault Ste. Marie in three sets ...



Charlevoix native creates unique look for bottles of Michigan-made spirits  Petoskey News-Review

PETOSKEY — There are many bottles of vodkas, gins, moonshines and rums that are available to purchase at local markets, but the bottles of spirits from ...



Remembering Neff Brothers Quality Food Store | Business  Petoskey News-Review

Sometimes it is only in retrospect that we come to appreciate what came before. As time passed the small local grocery store, café, convenience store, restaurant ...



Ready, set, remember Drenth! | Sports  Petoskey News-Review

CHARLEVOIX—This year's Jeff Drenth Memorial Footrace will be at 9 a.m. on Saturday, July 26, as part of the annual Charlevoix Venetian Festival celebrations.



Nathan Bartlett at the helm of Bartletts' Home Interiors  Petoskey News-Review

When Nathan Bartlett stepped into his office at Bartletts'Home Interiors as general manager last spring, he was assuming a role played out into the third ...



Brandi and Elowsky remembered for their love of life  Petoskey News-Review

CHARLEVOIX -- Maura Brandi and Carolena Elowsky were two young ladies who were known for their infectious smiles that would brighten anyone's day, said ...



PHOTOS: Once Upon a Mattress | Multimedia  Petoskey News-Review

The Charlevoix Middle/High School's Performing Arts Group will present the musical comedy "Once Upon a Mattress” this season.



Petoskey cross country teams loaded with returnees, girls look for state repeat  Petoskey News-Review

PETOSKEY — Last year began a new era for the Petoskey cross country teams.An influx of talent to both the girls and boys teams and years of building the ...



Two wins, two milestones: Reece Ferrigan sets new GHS all time pin record, Cole Hibbard notches 100th win during victories vs. Charlevoix and Boyne City  Crawford county avalanche

As a team, the Grayling High School wrestling squad picked up two Lake Michigan Conference victories on Wednesday night at Charlevoix High School, putting ...



Public hearing set to discuss pier-jumping options  Petoskey News-Review

CHARLEVOIX—It doesn't matter how hot or cold, you'll always find people on Lake Michigan during the summer. Some days the Great Lakes offer high waves ...



Richard Erhard 'Dick' 'Odie' Odmark, 68 | Obituaries  Petoskey News-Review

Richard Erhard Odmark, 68, loving husband, father, brother, son, uncle and friend, died Oct. 2, 2013, in San Antonio, Texas, as a result of sudden heart failure.



PHOTOS: Charlevoix school bands perform: A Holiday Festival  Petoskey News-Review

Charlevoix sixth grade beginning band, middle school band and high school band perform for the holidays.



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