Ashleys celebrate 50th anniversary

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                  A 50th wedding anniversary will be observed on July 11 for Gene and Verna (Smith) Ashley of Rockford. They will celebrate their special day together with a dinner at Reds on the River. On August 8, an open house celebration will be held in their honor […]

Engagement – July 2, 2009

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Talaski-Griffin Kate Talaski and Todd Griffin, both from Denver, Colo., will be united in marriage on October 10, 2009.  The bride is a graduate of Rockford High School and Ferris State University. She is the daughter of Mike and Marcia Talaski of Rockford. The groom is a graduate of Shelby High School and Ferris State […]

Birthdays, June 27-July 3

27th  Len Carpenter   •   Andy Havemeier   •   Charles Traxler 29th  Megan Blakely    •   Frank Nelson   •   Roberta Shripka   •   Shelia Tidey 30th  Mark Blakeslee   •   Fred VandenBoogert   •   Sue Wobma JULY  1st     Sonia Andrews   •   Jean Karloski  2nd   Kerri TenBrink  3rd    Maggie Chipman   •   Kristine Stotz   […]

Pedleys to celebrate their 50th anniversary

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Al and Audlane (nee Whittall) Pedley are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary on July 4. The couple were joined in matrimony July 4, 1959, in Belmont, Mich. The Pedleys are the parents of Pete and Debbie Wasko, Mark and Sue Pedley, and Kurt and Diane Kilar. They are the grandparents of Matt and Kim Tennill, […]

Obituaries — June 25, 2009

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Markham Mr. Glenn E. Markham, age 88, of Rockford went home to be with his Lord on Saturday, June 20, 2009. Surviving are his loving wife of 65 years, Luella “Lu” (Brown) Markham; children, Darayl and Terry Markham of Rockford, Mrs. Sandra Ratajczak of Rockford, Janet and Larry Goemaat of Knoxville, Tenn.; eight grandchildren; eight […]