Robert “Bob” Shoemaker

Robert “Bob” Shoemaker aged 29 of Rockford passed away Saturday, August 10, 2013. Bob was born February 28, 1984, graduated in 2002 from Rockford High School and attended college in Grand Rapids.  His passions were his faith, his family, and SCUBA Diving. He was also an avid outdoorsman, and a generous person who made time […]

Marie L. Meeuwsen

Marie L. Meeuwsen, age 85, of Grand Rapids, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Tuesday, August 6, 2013. She was preceded in death by her husband, Roger. Marie will be lovingly remembered by her son, Larry (Marcia) DeVormer of Grattan; daughter, Memory (Christopher) Weber of Los Lunas, New Mexico; grandsons, Troy (Angie) […]

June Marguerite Randall Woodworth Davis

  June Marguerite Randall Woodworth Davis was born January 6, 1920 to Vera Moe and Albro Randall on Jericho Road, Rockford.  June graduated from Rockford High School in 1937.  After 1 year at Western Teachers College [WMU] she married Earl Woodworth on March 24, 1939.  They had five children, Mary DeRyke, Gayle Wernette, Nancy Switzer, […]

EAA B-17 Aluminum Overcast takes to the air for National Air Tour

‘Mission’ flights, ground tours in historic WWII bomber available The Experimental Aircraft Association’s restored B-17 bomber, Aluminum Overcast, returns to the Gerald R. Ford International Airport on August 16, 17 and 18. Known as the “Flying Fortress,” the B17 is one of the best-known military aircraft of the World War II era. The Aluminum Overcast […]

Rockford graduate, Corey Waite, earns title “U.S. Marine”

Area native Private Corey Waite, 18, earned the title “U.S. Marine” upon graduating from Marine Corps recruit training in San Diego, CA, on June 28, 2013. Waite enters into a proud, lifelong brotherhood composed of the select few men and women who have earned their place in the Corps’ ranks. Putting his recruit’s honor, courage […]