Rockford football loses a treasured piece of the program

Bruce Turner was about as behind the scenes as it was possible to be when it came to his contributions to the athletic programs at Rockford High School. He was rarely seen or heard but his efforts kept the Rams on the cutting edge of video work over the past 25 years. That incredibly valuable […]

Obituaries

Mr. Gerald Milton Cole aged 82, passed away Saturday January 3, 2015. Gerald returned to Grand Rapids just two weeks ago after fulfilling his lifelong dream of living in Sagola for the last 25 years. He was preceded in death by his parents, Milton and Elizabeth Cole; brother, James Cole; sister, Helen Ferguson; and father-in-law, […]

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Jim Idema, age 53, passed away Sunday evening January 5, 2015. He was a wonderful father, husband, son and brother. He loved cooking with his daughter and watching his son excel in Wrestling at Northview. He was the founder/writer/director and producer of Brandella Films, his production company which has made two shorts, Respect for the Dead […]

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Mr. Raymond H. VanderMeulen of Rockford, Michigan, age 67, passed away into the arms of his Lord and Savior on Wednesday, December 31, 2014. He was born on Tuesday, February 18, 1947 to Charles and Lorraine (Tamboor) VanderMeulen in Grand Rapids and had been a life-long resident of the area. Ray loved the outdoors. He […]

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Mrs. Patricia Lou Robinson of Rockford, age 82, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Thursday, January 1, 2015. She was born on Tuesday, January 19, 1932 in Clare, Michigan to the late Kenneth and Opal (Beach) Peasley. Pat graduated from Vestaburg High School in 1950 and married her beloved husband Marion […]