Local residents serve Lord in Steeler country

HARD WORKERS—Members of St. Peter’s Lutheran Church (front, l–r) Andrew Elenbaas, Andee Petersen, Elyse Sholtis, Angela Barnes, Anna Ruark; (middle) Carrie Kiaunis, Eric Chisholm, Aaron Elenbaas, Gabe Westveld, Kyle Chaney; (back) Sue Elenbaas, Pastor Mark Love, Deb Petersen, Patti Chaney and Eric Simonton selflessly spent a week in Beaver Falls, Penn., to help the struggling community.

As the summer is winding down, a group of high school students from Rockford and Cedar Springs chose a selfless way to spend one week of it. The group of nine students and five adults from St. Peter’s Lutheran Church went on a mission trip to a once booming steel town called Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania. […]

Food, Family, Fun – August 27, 2009

CREATIVITY—Noel Skiba painting during a past Art in the Park. Many artists create art during the day while visitors watch.

Art is more than paint and canvas Rockford Art in the Park a multi-media event Mark your calendar for Saturday, September 12, the first Saturday after Labor Day, and be sure to visit Garden Club Park by the dam in downtown Rockford. The juried art show—which includes no crafts—is a fine arts exhibition. For over […]

Engagements – August 27, 2009

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Bajema-Romsek Jerilyn Rose Bajema and Brian Robert Romsek will be joined in marriage September 26, 2009. The future bride and her mother, Rebecca Bajema, are of Rockford, and her father, Dale Bajema, is of Holland. The future groom and his parents, Steve and Alice Romsek, are of Belmont. The couple are both 2003 Rockford High […]

Kisielewski graduates from basic training

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Air Force Airman Nicholas A. Kisielewski recently graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits […]

Hommingas celebrate 50 years

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Frederick “Tony” and Patricia Homminga of Grand Rapids are celebrating 50 years of marriage with an open house at Townsend Park Pavillion, Rockford, on Saturday, August 29, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The couple were united in marriage on September 3, 1959, at the Plainfield Township Fire Station Hall. Frederick enlisted in the U.S. […]