Category Archives: News of Note

Marker service – donations

For those in our community who have been asking how to donate in honor of Matthew Marker, here is a note I received from Sheila Marker: Anyone that wants to donate can send it to Michelle Marker, 611 River Street. … Continue reading

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Marker memorial service

Planning for the Marker service is still underway. Today it appears that it will take place on Saturday, May 7, 2 p.m., at the Marker homestead, corner of River and Oak Streets. But please keep watching for updates, because plans … Continue reading

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Don Weeks passes

Breaking News We have lost two of our own this week. First, Matthew Marker. Now Don Weeks. Don passed away yesterday afternoon after a very brief, abrupt illness. There will be no memorial service. Memorial contributions can be made in … Continue reading

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Marker memorial service

Planning is underway for a Saturday or Sunday memorial service in Elk Rapids for Matthew Marker, possibly at the Historic Township Hall. Details soon.

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More about Matthew Marker

The Elk Rapids Progress has published more information on this tragedy. Editor-in-chief Samantha Tengelitsch also sent this note: We’re trying to raise money for the family as the cost of transporting the car and rig home is $2,000 plus the … Continue reading

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Elk Rapids grad killed

Breaking News Kelly Leassner writes: I haven’t seen this on any of the news channels or on the Record-Eagle’s website, but Matthew Marker (Elk Rapids High class of ’97 or ’98) died this weekend in WA.  http://rally-america.com/news/934/  He has a … Continue reading

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Coming next week – free of charge

Soon I’ll unveil the new look and features of Elk Rapids Live as well as a funding model that relies on advertising to pay expenses rather than the subscriptions I was considering. So there is some irony in my approach … Continue reading

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