End of an era

Lori VonKoenig, shown here several years ago with a class, has announced plans to retire from Lakeshore High School at the end of the school year. Under VonKoenig’s guidance the Lancing marching band has won eight state titles and traveled far and wide to perform.

STEVENSVILLE — Lori VonKoenig is retiring at the end of this school year after walking the halls at Lakeshore schools for almost 50 years – first as a student and then as the director of bands.

“I’m looking forward to having more free time because my main reason for doing this is I have two beautiful grandsons, and I want to spend more time with them,” said the Stevensville native, who graduated from Lakeshore High School in 1980.