Leinenkugels visit Ric’s on nationwide road trip

Famous beer family visits Rockford—Dick Leinenkugel, Ric’s Store Director David Brickner, Kris Thraxton, who manages the beer and wine department at Ric’s, and John Leinenkugel are pictured during the family’s day-long visit to the Rockford Ric’s Food Center.

“We chose Ric’s because of the amount of Leinenkugel they sell here,” explained Ellie Leinenkugel of the Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company. Members of the family and their cool touring motorhome spent a day at Ric’s Food Center Thursday, July 19 during a nationwide road trip. Store Director David Brickner sported a Leinenkugel cap and joined […]

OBITUARIES

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Dunn Mr. Robert Howard Dunn, retired GRPD sergeant, age 82, of Belmont passed away on Thursday, July 12, 2012. Bob is survived by his loving wife, JoAnn; children, Robert Dunn, Bonnie and Dave Smith, Donna and Mark Ecklesdafer, Michelle and David Dohm, and Kimberly and Bob Doran; 13 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren. He will be sadly […]

Rockford Little League ends season on high note

Finishing the season with a 13-0 record and a Class A District 9 tournament win is the Rockford Little League Majors team of (front row, l–r) Bayley Slater, Kyle Robach, Jack Richardson, Khale Showers, Brady Doyle, Jake McLean; (middle row) Head Coach Scot Showers, Logan Lee, Jason Whittaker, Connor Walstad, Paul Rienke; (back row) coaches David Lee, Dan McLean and Scott Doyle. (Coach Brian Richardson is not pictured.)

Rockford Little League has many teams with hundreds of players competing at levels from t-ball to seniors. Volunteer coaches and the leaders of Rockford Little League donate endless hours to enable these players to grow in their skill and knowledge of the game, learn the concepts of sportsmanship, and to have fun along the way. […]

Rockford family talks about seeing Biggest Loser finale live

Mike and Linda TenBrink are pictured at The Biggest Loser Ranch with first-place winner Jeremy Britt (in green) and third-place winner Conda Britt (in pink) while visiting the Britts for the live season 13 finale.	Photo courtesy of MIKE & LINDA TENBRINK

by CINDY M. CRANMER Celebrating the accomplishment of a family friend typically does not involve a trip across the country and the opportunity to be part of the audience during the live season finale of “The Biggest Loser.” That is exactly what a Rockford family got to experience by celebrating the victory of Jeremy Britt […]

Engagements — Goralski-Bilski

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Emilee Goralski of Rochester, Mich. and Andrew Bilski of Rockford are planning a wedding on July 28, 2012 at St. John Fisher Parish in Auburn Hills, Mich. Emilee is the daughter of Larry and Molly Goralski of Rochester. The bride-to-be is a 2010 graduate of Albion College. She is employed by Rochester Community Schools as […]