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 […]

Birthdays — November 14–20

14th Bryce Hull, Joe Magnan, Catherine Anne Phillips, Lorraine Russell, Marie Spendow 16th Anna Bearinger, Aunt Norine Elkins 17th Kyle Orr 18th Kenneth Scott Alkema, Arlene Bowman, Steve Fisher, Rob Gulliver, Ellen Hansen Marlene Larson, Marxine Ward 19th Aaron Gulliver, Teresa L. Poddig, Myka Spoelma, Michael Thome 20th Emily Halliday

Engagements — November 5, 2009

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Laciura-Emiley Terrence and Linda Emiley of Rockford announce the engagement of their son, Peter Emiley, to Elizabeth Laciura. Elizabeth Laciura of Ann Arbor is the daughter of Philip and Ann Laciura of Grosse Pointe Farms, Mich. She is a 2002 graduate of Grosse Pointe South High School and 2006 graduate of the University of Michigan. She […]