Weddings — November 18, 2009

Mette-Mazur John Patrick Mette and Amanda Suzanne Mazur were united in marriage on October 17, 2009, at North Park Presbyterian Church in Grand Rapids. John is the son of Dr. Robert and Kimberly Mette of Belmont. He is a 2002 graduate of Rockford High School, a 2004 graduate of Grand Rapids Community College, and a […]

Obituaries — November 18, 2009

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Chase Mr. Herschel S. Chase, age 88, of Rockford passed away on Thursday, November 12, 2009. Herschel began helping farmers when he was 11 years old. On February 18, 1939, Herschel started working at Winter and Cramton Corp. as an electric platter, worked construction for a short time, worked at a plant making bomber airplanes, […]

Birthdays — November 21-27

21st Jil Magnan 22nd  John Michael Mawby, Jerri Twichell 23rd  Mary Blakeslee,  Shirley Norman,  Jim Reeds   24th Tom Alkema, Eliza DeVogel, Bev Reeds   25th Sue Arends,  Janet Welcer   26th Cindy Kogelschat, Tim Phillips   27th Donna Callahan

Obituaries — November 11, 2009

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Bowser Brett Bowser, age 42, of Rockford passed away on Tuesday, November 3, 2009, following a courageous battle with lung cancer. Brett was the middle of the Bowser triplets and grew up in Rockford on his parents’ farm. He and his brothers worked together on the farm, which later became a tree farm. In 1986 […]

Bailey promoted to U.S. Navy Chief Petty Officer

Matthew Bruce Bailey—a.k.a. Beetle Bailey—of Rockford and currently residing in Gavensvoort, N.Y., was recently promoted to Chief Petty Officer (CPO) in a pinning ceremony at Ballston Spa, N.Y. on September 16, 2009. Bailey graduated from Rockford High School in 1999 and left shortly after for eight weeks of basic training in Great Lakes, Ill. After […]