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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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Shay Mile, Drenth races return Saturday  Cheboygan Daily Tribune

CHARLEVOIX — If you love watching tip-top runners compete, then heading to Charlevoix this weekend might not be a bad idea.Two of the most notable racing ...



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 ...



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 ...



James Fiedler, 87 | Obituaries  Petoskey News-Review

James Fiedler, 87 James G. Fiedler, 87, of Charlevoix, passed away on April 26, 2019, at Grandvue Medical Care Facility, surrounded by his family. Jim was ...



Charlevoix City Council to look at adding tiny homes to city golf course  Petoskey News-Review

CHARLEVOIX — An agenda item for Monday's Charlevoix City Council meeting could address housing needs and solve the financial problems at the municipal ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 High School Student Appointed to Downtown Development Board  9&10 News

He may only be a sophomore in high school, but one student is already having an impact on local government in one Northern Michigan community. For the first ...



Charlevoix's Hankins receives NBA shot with 76ers summer league team  Petoskey News-Review

PHILADELPHIA — Zach Hankins has found success at every level of basketball that he's played.



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 ...



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.



More than 600 participants take part in Top of Michigan Festival of Races  Petoskey News-Review

HARBOR SPRINGS — Participants in the 2019 Stafford's Top of Michigan Festival of Races enjoyed a great day of competition on the Little Traverse Wheelway ...



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 ...



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 ...



Junior golf program reaches 25 year milestone | Featured-cvx  Petoskey News-Review

CHARLEVOIX — For 25 years the Junior Golf program in Charlevoix has been changing the lives of area youth who participate in the program.



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.



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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.



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



Karen Starkey's Lifetime Achievement honor highlights annual Champions Awards  Petoskey News-Review

PETOSKEY — Karen Starkey would rather highlight the accomplishments of someone else, rather than talk about the seemingly never ending — and growing ...



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.



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 ...



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 ...



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, ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



Michigan downtowns transform neglected alleyways into public spaces  Crain's Detroit Business

Downtown alleys have a new motto: "We're not just for Dumpster diving, anymore."Nationally and across Michigan, downtown alleys are being lit with overhead ...



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 ...



Baseball: Charlevoix looks to follow up dominant 2013 season  Petoskey News-Review

CHARLEVOIX -- It's always good to see improvement. For the 2014 Charlevoix baseball team, improving on last year's school record 27 win season won't be an ...



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.



On the Lighter Side  9&10 News

Petoskey. Alanson - ,Alanson,MI. Friday, August 9 from10:00 am to 4:00 pm. Petoskey. They're having a family-friendly party in Alanson and you're invited!



Alanson student receives multiple nominations for military academies  Petoskey News-Review

ALANSON — Samuel Lowery, a senior at Alanson Public Schools, recently received multiple nominations for appointment to United States military academies.



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 ...



Charlevoix Middle School will close, 20 staff impacted, more cuts sought  Petoskey News-Review

CHARLEVOIX -- Charlevoix Middle School will close next year and students will instead attend classes at the district's elementary and high schools. The move ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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, ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



Skiing: Lundteigen, Washburne take over at Petoskey, Charlevoix  Petoskey News-Review

If there's two people who can appreciate the 66 plus inches of snow Northern Michigan has accumulated so far this winter, it's Erik Lundteigen and Mike ...



Northern Michigan Brass Band to perform | Community  Petoskey News-Review

CHARLEVOIX—The Northern Michigan Brass Band, under the direction of Ralph Schweigert, will present a concert at 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 25, at First ...



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 ...



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.



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 ...



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.



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.



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 ...



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 ...



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.



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.



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 ...



Home Builders Association distributes awards | Business  Petoskey News-Review

PETOSKEY — The Home Builders Association of Northern Michigan distributed several honors during an annual awards night which took place in May at ...



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.



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 ...



Thorp named new Charlevoix Township Fire Chief | News  Petoskey News-Review

CHARLEVOIX - The Charlevoix Township Board of Trustees recently named Dan Thorp, a 12-year veteran of its fire department to be its next fire chief.



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 ...



Family remembers loved one killed in boating accident  UpNorthLive.com

Family members are remembering Kari Way, who was killed when the boat she was in hit a rock in the Virgin Islands.



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 grad becomes Gerrish Township police officer | Featured-cvx  Petoskey News-Review

ROSCOMMON—Ashley Grosberg, a 2007 graduate of Charlevoix High School, took the oath of office to officially become a Gerrish Township Police Department ...



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 ...



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 ...



Charlevoix's Zach Hankins signs with Ferris State | Sports  Petoskey News-Review

Simply put, he's grown. Charlevoix senior forward/center Zach Hankins, who stands at roughly 6-feet-8, has grown into a solid force over the past three seasons ...



Poverty in paradise: Two Michigans gaze across a widening gap  MLive.com

You could hardly find a purer slice of Pure Michigan than the tip of the Lower Peninsula. But as the wealthy prosper alongside blue bays, those who live here ...



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 ...



Carolena Elowsky, 20 | Obituaries  Petoskey News-Review

On Jan. 2, 2015, our beautiful daughter, granddaughter, niece and loving friend, Carolena Elowsky, went to join our heavenly father. A celebration of her life will ...



'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 ...



Kirk R. Lieberman, 56 | Obituaries  Petoskey News-Review

Kirk R. Lieberman, 56, of Petoskey passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, Sept. 16, at his home in Bear Creek Township. Born April 12, 1958, in Charlevoix, ...



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 ...



Story of Marine's aid to boy during Venetian race goes viral  Petoskey News-Review

CHARLEVOIX - The picture of a Marine nearing the finish line of the Jeff Drenth Memorial 5K Venetian Festival Foot Race last Saturday, side-by-side with a ...



Inspired by local hero, Charlevoix's McLean breaks 35-year record  Petoskey News-Review

CHARLEVOIX—Breaking a record is always special, no matter what it is.But when the record belongs to one of your hometown's most courageous heroes, ...



Football: Rayders look to take another step under Bindi  Petoskey News-Review

CHARLEVOIX—It takes time to change the culture of a team. For Charlevoix varsity football coach Ron Bindi, that change seems to be taking place in his second ...



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 ...



Rayder girls' basketball team opens season Saturday | Sports  Petoskey News-Review

A focus to get better in the off season for the Charlevoix girls' basketball team has transitioned to what looks to be an improved and dedicated team for head ...



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