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by Richard Lamb–Advance Editor
A celebration of one hundred years of St. John Lutheran School drew an overflow crowd to the school auditorium Sunday. The school began in 1916 with the hiring of its first fulltime teacher.
The Rev. Galen Grulke, former student and current pastor of Heart of the Shepherd Lutheran Church, Howell, served as master of ceremonies for the event, which drew several former teachers and pastors.… Read Full Story
ONAWAY HIGH School’s highest ranking students from the Class of 2016 will lead the entire senior class into the gym Sunday at 2 p.m. Pictured from left are honor student Isaac Nave, valedictorian Thomas Anglin and salutatorian Eleana Domke.
All three will present speeches, followed by high school band selections, including the traditional playing of “Battle Hymn of the Republic.” Cameron Horn, 2017 class president, will present the Class of 2016, before the board of education presents diplomas. … Read Full Story
Presque Isle County
May 2, 2016
The regular meeting of the Board of Road Commissioners for Presque Isle County was held at the Road Commission office at 657 South Bradley, Rogers City, Michigan. Chairman Charles Rhode called the meeting to order at 8:30 a.m.… Read Full Story
Laurie Ann Bandish, 62, of Onaway died Monday May 16, 2016 at McLaren Northern Michigan Hospital, Petoskey.
Surviving are three daughters, Megan Bandish (Jeff Evans) of Port Charlotte, Florida, Courtney Bandish (Tim Bryan) of Onaway and Rhonda (Zack) Palen-Galer of Onaway; five grandchildren; a sister, Dorothy Gamble of Onaway; and three brothers, Mike (Maggie) Neil of Roseville, John Jr.… Read Full Story
Jay Blackmore, 76, of Presque Isle died Friday, May 13, 2016.
He is survived by his partner, Sally Dick; two daughters, Kelly Boykin of Pontiac, Sandy Rhyndress of Roseville; four grandchildren, Perry, Brandy, Cayla, Ashley; and six great-grandchildren.
Visitation will take place Saturday, May 28, at 4 p.m.… Read Full Story
John Darga, 55, of Rogers City passed away May 17, 2016 at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit. He was born March 20, 1961 in Rogers City to Louis and Charlotte (Budnik) Darga.
Mr. Darga is survived by his wife, Paula; five children, John Darga Jr., Matthew Darga, Danielle Darga, Thomas (Autumn) Darga and Andrew Darga; two grandchildren, Hunter Lung and Elizabeth Darga; mother, Carol Darga; four siblings, Mike (Judy) Darga, Bob (Lori) Darga, Carleen (Karl) Merchant and Joe (Heather Sterly) Darga.… Read Full Story
Carol Lynn (Knapp) Faner, 66, passed away at home May 22, 2016.
She was born February 3, 1950 in Ann Arbor to Robert and Ruthann (James) Knapp.
Mrs. Faner is survived by her husband, Thomas of Ocqueoc; three children, Aimee (Chris) Seguin of Windsor, Ontario, Todd (Mattie) Faner of Grosse Pointe Woods and Kyle Faner of Marquette;
four grandchildren; and three siblings, Margaret Huffaker, Jim Knapp and Alice Gaujanian.… Read Full Story
Edward Partyka, 89, of Rogers City passed away May 19, 2016 following a short but courageous battle with cancer.
He was born April 25, 1927 in Rogers City to Stephen and Anna (Promo) Partyka.
Mr. Partyka is survived by two sons, Ken (Mandy) of 40-Mile Point and Chuck (Melinda) of Harbor Springs; three grandchildren; and
five great-grandchildren.… Read Full Story
Helen Plath, 86, of Petoskey formerly of Rogers City passed away peacefully at home May 24, 2016. She was born July 8, 1929 in Rogers City to George and Nora (Lound) Dagner.
Beck Funeral Home will announce a complete obituary when her celebration of life arrangements are finalized.… Read Full Story
Daryl Dean Domke, 59, of Grand Rapids passed away May 24, 2016 at Metro Health Hospital in Wyoming.
He was born April 3, 1957 to Bennadict and Caroline (Artz) Domke.
Beck Funeral Home will announce a complete obituary when his funeral arrangements are finalized.… Read Full Story