Weirs celebrate 50th Stan and Joan Weir of Rockford are celebrating their 50th anniversary on Monday, April 12, 2010. They were married on April 12, 1960, at First Reformed Church in Grand Haven, Mich. Their children are Scott and Tracy Weir of Rockford and Tom and Marcy Engelsman of Grand Haven. Their grandchildren are Austin, Gavin and Molly Weir and Whitney and Grant Engelsman. A family party is planned for May 1, 2010.
April 8 2010
“Move over, Mary Carpenter , I’m right behind you!” said Thelma Golaher, who celebrates her 104th birthday on April 8, 2010. It was thought that there was something special in the Rockford water. But now it is believed it’s the loving care lavished by the staff of Bishop Hills Elder Care Community that plays a major role in the longevity of the young ladies (and gentlemen) that reside in this special place. You can recognize and honor Thelma in the celebration of her very special day by sending cards or notes of good wishes to: Thelma Golaher, Bishop Hills, 4951 Eleven Mile Rd., Rockford MI 49341.
Carrying on a tradition started in 1953, Cub Scout Pack 3285 at Crestwood Elementary School held their annual Pinewood Derby on Saturday, March 6. Several track speed records were shattered by this year’s racers in each division: Tiger, Wolf, Bear, Webelos and Open Class. Earning top honors in the Tiger den was Caleb Beach followed by Jackson Smith and Zebb VanderKooy. In the Wolf race, Jonathan Scofield grabbed top honors, with Ethan Cowlbeck in second and Ryan McGee in third. For the Bear race, only two boys participated, with Justin Fraula coming out ahead of competitor Evan Coberly. Smoking the competition in the Webelos race, Jake Carlson won first-place honors, followed by Jacob Stauffer and Jimmy Helm. To wrap up the races, parents, siblings and Pack alumni competed in an Open Class division. Scout Jason Andrus captured first, parent Bob Carr second and Scout Ethan Walthorn earned third place. Winning the top speed awards for the Pack was Jake Carlson in first with a time of 2.701 seconds, Justin Fraula with 2.792 in second, and Caleb Beach in third with 2.797. In addition to awards for speed, the Turtle Award for the slowest car was presented to Wolf Richard Mortimore. Scouts were also recognized for their car workmanship for the Scouts Choice Awards. Most Creative was awarded to Richard Mortimore for his hammer head shark creation. Best Paint Job was awarded to Tiger Ian Henschell, and Best Craftsmanship went to Evan Coberly’s Japanese comic book hero Ultraman.
Thursday, April 8 Rockford Lions Club Meeting—6 p.m. social, 6:30 dinner and 7 p.m. meeting at the Community Cabin, 220 N. Monroe St., Rockford. Guest speaker will be Susan Bodenner. It is also Spouse Night and officer elections will be held. Meetings held every second and fourth Thursday of each month. For more information, contact Lion President Dianna Robach at (616) 866-1760. Saturday, April 10 Blood Drive—8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Rockford Baptist Church, 221 Courtland St. Sunday, April 11 Breakfast—8 a.m. to noon at American Legion Post #102, 330 Rockford Park Drive, between 11 Mile and 12 Mile roads on Northland Dr.). Cost is $6.50 for adults, $5 for seniors over 70, and $3 for kids, which includes eggs, toast, bacon, sausage, coffee and juice. GVSU Varsity Men’s Chorus in Concert—5 p.m. at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 134 North Division Ave., Grand Rapids. Free admission. This chorus of some 50 students at Grand Valley State University has quickly grown into the area’s premier adult male choir. For more information, call Music Director Gregory Crowell at (616) 456-1684. Swiss Steak Dinner—noon to 1:30 p.m.at the Rockford Masonic Lodge. Dinner includes Swiss steak, vegetable, mashed potatoes with gravy, salad, dinner roll, dessert and beverage. New children’s menu includes hot dogs, mac and cheese, and applesauce. Cost is $8 for adults, and $3 for children under age 10. Adults receive $1 off with donation of one or more cans of food to be donated to North Kent Service Center. Tuesday, April 13 Country Music—9:30 to 11:30 a.m. every Tuesday at Rockford Ambulance Community Center, corner of 10 Mile Road and Shaner Avenue in Rockford. Music by the Rogue River Band. Enjoy free coffee, tea and snacks. American Sewing Guild Meeting—Plainfield Senior Center, 5255 Grand River Dr., Grand Rapids. Nancy Fritz will present “From Nature’s Hands to Yours… What’s Next?” explaining how fabric is made from natural fibers and how to care for thee textiles. Cost is $2 for nonmembers. For more information, call (616) 575-1677 or visit www.grasg.org. Thursday, April 15 24th Annual Cedar Springs Community Night—6 to 9 p.m. at Cedar Springs High School. General admission is free. For more information, contact Isabelle at (616) 696-9543 or e-mail to email@example.com. Friday, April 16 Blood Drive—8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Rockford High School, 4100 Kroes NW, […]
Rockford is well-known throughout Michigan and beyond for having exceptional water polo teams year after year. With both men’s and women’s state championship title banners hanging in the Rockford natatorium, this can be daunting to opposing teams, while motivating Rockford coaches and players to continue to rebuild when talented seniors graduate. The 2010 women’s water polo team under new Head Coach Scott Voltz knows this scenario well. This year’s seniors and juniors experienced the thrill of winning the 2008 state championship team, and battling back last year as they rebuilt with younger players. As the 2010 season unfolds, both coaches and players are excited for the challenges that lie ahead. If the opening games are any indication, both the varsity and JV squads show much promise. On March 26-27, Coach Voltz and JV Coach Katie Clarin traveled to Ann Arbor with 17 players for the Early Bird Tournament and came home 2-2, defeating last year’s state champion Ann Arbor Pioneer 4-2 and Birmingham Seaholm 8-7. The Lady Rams lost a back-and-forth battle with Troy, 6-7, in the final minutes of the fourth quarter, and hung with state favorite Okemos for most of the first half in the final weekend game, losing 3-8. Following the four-game Ann Arbor tournament, Coach Voltz noted, “We have a great group of girls who have an obvious love for the game and desire to get better. If we continue to work together and improve as a team, we have an enormous potential for success.” On Tuesday, March 30, the Rams took on Grand Haven in their home opener, with both the JV and varsity teams dominating. Varsity won 10-4, with scoring from Wolfer (four goals/one assist), Gremel (three goals/one assist), Weston (two goals), and Beeg (one goal). Goalie Tiffany Elenbaas was strong with 13 saves, one assist and two steals. Senior Holly Nauta and junior Emily Williams also contributed with one assist each. The team was strong on defensive, collectively racking up 18 steals. The JV squad beat the Buccaneers 14-3, with sophomore sisters Alaina and Sarah Smith and Julia Ceglowski each scoring two goals. Adrianna Craft, Marie Siegel, Abbey Finlayson, Amanda Mull, Maddie Levine, Sarah Karamol, Morgan Longberg, and Kelley Lipe also each scored a goal. Goalie Elli Raymond […]