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Floyd and Donna Brunsink celebrate 60th anniversary

August 20, 2015 // 0 Comments

Sixty years ago on August 26, Donna Oom became the bride of Floyd Brunsink. Both from the north end of Grand Rapids, Floyd graduated from Central High School and Donna from Creston High School. Floyd spent four years serving his country in the US Navy. Their first home was in Belmont and after four moves are back in Belmont. They have been members of West Cannon Baptist Church for 25 years. God has blessed Floyd and Donna with five children, Todd and Cheryl Brunsink, Lynn and Roger Curtis, Karen and Tom Moeckel, David and Becky Brunsink and Chad and Denise Brunsink. They have 17 grandchildren, two in heaven, and four great-grandchildren, one in heaven. Floyd was co-owner of Grand Island Golf for 31 years where Donna worked alongside him, and after retirement his son Todd, a PGA pro, and nephew took over for another 11 years. Floyd and Donna spent 17 years wintering in Lady Lake, FL. We thank God for the many blessings he has blessed us with over all the years we have had together.

Chuck and Dee Hunt celebrate 70th Wedding Anniversary

August 6, 2015 // 0 Comments

Chuck and Dee Hunt of Rockford are the parents of Jim and Angela Hunt and John and Debbie Hunt. They have seven grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and a ninth great-grandchild due in August. The family gathered for a celebration on the day of the anniversary.

Look who is turning 100!

July 23, 2015 // 0 Comments

Bertha Hockeborn Norman, lifelong resident of Rockford, MI, will be achieving this milestone in her life on August 16, 2015. We would be honored if you could help us celebrate her special day by participating in a Card Shower! Wishing Bertha a happy birthday through a letter or a card would definitely brighten her day! Please send cards to P.O. Box 346, Rockford, MI 49341.

Kent County Sheriff Department is now accepting applications

July 16, 2015 // 0 Comments

The Kent County Sheriff’s Office is accepting applications for their fall Citizen Police Academy.  The academy will run September 10, 2015 – November 19, 2015. Classes meet once a week for eleven weeks. Classes are held on Thursdays from 6:30pm to 9:30pm. The last session of the Academy is graduation. Classes are held at the Kent County Sheriff’s Office 701 Ball Ave NE Grand Rapids. Entrance Requirements Potential candidates for the Citizen Police Academy must meet the following criteria: Minimum age of 21 Live or work in Kent County No Misdemeanor arrests within one year of application No prior felony arrests The students will also have the opportunity to ride with a Deputy to get a glimpse of what a typical patrol night might be like in Kent County. Enrollment is limited to approximately twenty five students per session. For more information on the Citizen’s Police Academy and the selection process please contact: Sandi Jones 616-632-6221 Or visit our website at

Simon – Hough Engagement

July 9, 2015 // 0 Comments

Jerry and Lee Hough of Rockford, MI announce the engagement of their son, Matt to Betsy Simon, the daughter of Fred and Maureen Simon of Remus, MI. Matt graduated from Rockford High School in 2002 and then attended Baker College. He is employed with Shape Corporation in Grand Haven as their Prototype Coordinator. Betsy graduated from Chippewa Hills High School in 2004 and then attended Baker College and Aquinas College. Betsy is employed as a teacher at the Rosa Parks Head Start in Holland. An August 2015 wedding is planned. The couple will reside in Grand Haven, MI.

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