Obituaries – July 23, 2009

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Merren  Mrs. Ardith J. Merren, age 76, of Cannon Township, loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, went to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on July 18, 2009. She will be greatly missed by her husband of 56 years, Jack; their children, Kevin (Debra) Merren, Cherry (Dan) Alexander, Kathy (Glenn) Gorton, Amie Merren […]

Heydenburg serving in Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan

Navy Airman James A. Heydenburg, son of June M. Durant of Grand Rapids and Jeffery A. Heydenburg of Rockford, and more than 7, 500 sailors of the Ronald Reagan Carrier Strike Group relieved the Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group as Commander, Task Force (CTF) 50 and launched its first aircraft sorties from Carrier Air Wing (CVW) […]

Birthdays – July 18 to 24

18th Alice Allen, Jackie Davies, Terri Douthett, Bud Herrington 19th Bev Belluomini, Tom Nyenhuis, Deb Trendt, Nicole VanderWerff 20th Mike Gulliver, Rita Wilcox 21st Scott Bell 22nd Richard Tolley, David Zimmer 23rd Helen Brinkman, Ronnell Denhof, Elden Hunsberger, Brian Meester, Charlie Robinson

Manshaem graduates basic military training

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Airman Keaton Manshaem graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas, where his flight earned the coveted “Warrior Flight.” He completed an intensive eight-week program that included training in military discipline, Air Force core values, physical fitness and basic warfare principles and skills. Airman Manshaem is currently attending tech […]

Happy birthday!

Hammingh it up on Cowan Lake

  Logan David Hammingh, born July 13, 2007, celebrated his second birthday at home on Cowan Lake with family and friends. His mother, Stephanie Trudeau, a professor at Grand Rapids Community College, couldn’t be more proud of her little guy. “He is such a ham,” says Stephanie. “I can’t believe he is already two.” Pictured, […]