School funds must be kept separate

by MICHAEL S. SHIBLER, Ph.D. Superintendent of Schools   As we all know, the state of Michigan’s economy is in crisis mode. Unemployment is over 11 percent, and sales from a variety of businesses are down. Both of these factors have resulted in a serious decline in revenues used to fund the state’s public schools. […]

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Anniversaries

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Navarres celebrate 50th anniversary William and Sharon Navarre of Rockford are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary on Friday, April 17, 2009. They were married April 17, 1959, in Barryton, Michigan at the Church of God. Their children are Denise and Clyde Place of Barryton, Audrey and John Wood of Hickory Corners and Deanna Navarre of […]

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Winfield Bigney to celebrate 80th birthday

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You are invited to Winfield Bigney’s 80th surprise birthday party on Saturday, April 25, 2009 at Pioneer Christian Reformed Church, 3110 17 Mile Rd. N.E., Cedar Springs.    Open house for Winfield is from1:00 to 4:00 p.m. Please arrive by 12:30 p.m. if you want to be in on the initial surprise. He will arrive […]

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Thank You

I would like to thank all the members of my family, the Rockford Methodist Church and the seniors at the Blythefield Home, for the many, many cards, presents and flowers you sent me for my (105th) birthday. It was my best birthday. Thank you so much, Mary Carpenter

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Obituaries

Kronemeyer Edward B. Kronemeyer, aged 65 of Melbourne Beach, passed away suddenly during an automobile accident on Wednesday, March 25, 2009. Ed was a graduate of the 1961 class of Rockford High School. He is survived by his mother, Estella M. Kronemeyer of Melbourne Beach; his brothers, James Arthur Kronemeyer of Kalamazoo, Michigan and Jack […]

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