Thank You

We would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone for their incredible kindness, love, and generosity after the tragic accidental death of our beloved Stephen. Your cards, flowers, e-mails, Facebook entries, meals, and donations to our designated memorial funds have given us great comfort. The enormous outpouring from our Rockford community exemplifies the quality […]

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Military News — May 20, 2010

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Smith graduates from USMC Jennifer L. Smith, a 2007 graduate of Rockford High School, has graduated from the United States Marine Corps boot camp on April 23 after 13 weeks on Parris Island, N.C. Private Smith had a 10-day leave, which she spent at home in Belmont with friends and family. She left on Monday, […]

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Engagements — May 20, 2010

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Belcher-Putnam Kristi Belcher and Doug Putnam of Nineveh, IN, are planning a wedding on June 5, 2010. The future bride is the daughter of Larry and Janet Belcher of Rockford. She is a 2003 graduate of Rockford High School and a 2008 graduate of Grand Valley State University. The groom-elect is the son of Phil […]

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Sage & Roses celebrates fifth anniversary in Rockford

Jeannie Marvin and her daughter Andrea Knoper love to welcome visitors to the beauty of nature in Marvin’s store, Sage & Roses Dried Floral and Gift Shop.

Proprietor has always had an interest in nature When the harsh day-to-day of a corporate job wore on Jeannie Marvin, she toyed with the idea of giving up her career of many years in management. It wasn’t until she realized people were willing to pay for the dried florals, wreaths and bouquets she created that […]

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Rockford father who caused fatal accident sentenced to a maximum of 180 months in jail

by RANDY R. COTTON A sentencing hearing in the case of People vs. Todd Michael Benoit took place Thursday, April 22 in a courtroom filled with emotion and tears in the 61st District Court of Grand Rapids before Judge Dennis Lieber. According to Kent County court records, the 36-year-old Rockford resident was charged with one […]

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