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Summer fun benefits the Humane Society

August 8, 2013 // 0 Comments

Mikayla and Michael Beard, along with Olivia Warner, did a “Golf Chip-in” fundraiser at the Gless home on Myers Lake. They made up invitations for the neighbors and charged for the golf and snacks. Together they raised $158.50 for the Humane Society of West Michigan. The Beard children, grandchildren of Jan Peterson, were visiting from Columbus, Ohio. Warner is the [...]

Locks of Love donation has special meaning for Rockford student

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Taylor Westbrook, 12 of Rockford, is donating her beautiful hair for a beautiful cause, “Locks of Love”.  This is her third time donating to this cause. This is exceptionally special to her as she lost her Aunt, Sheri Salo to breast cancer last year. Emily, at A Cut Ahead Salon in Rockford did the honors. Taylor is a rising 6th grader at East Rockford Middle [...]

Rotarian offers philosophy of the ages

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Pictured is Rotarian Bob Boyer competing against Neil Blakeslee with a joke. Rotarian Bob Boyer isn’t a spring chicken, but he can hold his own during Tuesday’s regular Rockford Rotary jokeoff against Neil Blakeslee. On Tuesday, July 30, Boyer offered a joke with a lesson on the value of maturity. An old German shepherd was chasing leaves and suddenly realized he had [...]

Assumption BVM Church to re-enact 1913 procession

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On August 10, 1913, the people of St. Adalbert’s Parish in Grand Rapids, having just completed a magnificent church building, gave the Catholic farmers of Belmont their old wooden church building. For the next few months, the people transported the disassembled church pieces by horse and wagon along the muddy West River Road to an acre of land in Belmont, donated by [...]

Rockford Area Historical Society News & Update August 8, 2013

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Terry Konkle – President The memorial to Jerry Fox last Sunday in Owosso, Michigan was truly a tribute to a fine man who was such a powerful influence on our town and the people of our area. It was well attended, and he would have been proud of his family members and others who spoke with pride about their memories based on their experiences with him. He certainly had a [...]
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