August 2 2012


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Rozinska Mr. Lon C. Rozinska, age 76, of Rockford went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Friday, July 20, 2012. He was a sales representative and later vice president of AT&T Industrial Yellow Pages. Lon faithfully attended Calvary Church where he enjoyed being a volunteer. He is survived by his wife, Petra; daughters, Laura (Mark) Maslonka, and other family members, Lona Rozinska, and Kelly (Gary) Hamersly; grandsons, Mason and Elijah; brother, Larry and Nancee Rozinska; brother-in-law, Doug Wood; sister-in-law, Carla (Paul) Kudrick and nieces and nephews. The graveside service with military honors under the auspices of the U.S. Marines for Mr. Rozinska was Tuesday, July 24, 2012, at 1:00 p.m. at Woodlawn Cemetery in Leslie , Mich., with Pastor Toby Teague officiating. Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider the Mel Trotter Ministries, 225 Commerce St. SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503, or Lemmen-Holton Cancer Center, 145 Michigan St. NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503. Arrangements were made by Pederson Funeral Home, Rockford.

Spartan Stores voluntarily recalls deli/produce products containing peeled whole yellow onions

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Spartan Stores recently announced the voluntary recall of two products processed between the dates of July 13 through July 26, 2012 that contain onions produced by Gills Onions of Oxnard, Calif. The recall is in connection with an expanded voluntary recall announced by Gills Onions LLC, of their peeled whole yellow onions due to possible contamination with Listeria Monocytogenes. The products being voluntarily recalled are: Three Bean Salad (deli) and 12 oz. Broccoli Stir Fry (produce). Spartan Stores has received no confirmation of illness associated with the consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about an illness should contact their healthcare provider immediately. All of the products involved in the recall should be discarded or returned for a full refund or replacement. Consumers with questions about the recall may contact Spartan Stores’ Consumer Affairs at 1-800-451-8500 or contact Gills Onions Customer Service at 888-220-0436.

H&S Companies launches new division for brewers

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H&S Companies recently announced that they have launched a new division called Brewers Professional Alliance. The professionals at H&S have teamed up with the professionals at Parmenter O’Toole and the White Insurance Agency to create the ultimate resource for those in the craft brew industry. The Brewers Professional Alliance meets with brewers, completes a comprehensive survey to learn about current business practices, and then works closely with the brewery to improve operations. Their team has expertise in Lean Manufacturing, strategic planning, tax, accounting, IT, legal, insurance, internal controls/fraud prevention, mergers and acquisitions, board governance, human resources, marketing, restaurant management, and business valuations. To learn more, visit or like them on Facebook at

Cedar Springs Chamber to hold Community Celebration Day

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The newly formed Cedar Springs Area Chamber of Commerce is holding its first Cedar Springs Community Celebration Day on August 11. There will be activities on Main Street sidewalks from Muskegon to Maple streets. Look for sidewalk sales, artists, musicians, face painters, a flea market, a dunk tank, food, and more! The fire department will also be doing a car wash to raise money to restore the antique fire truck and standing by to cool folks off with a spray down. The celebration will run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, August 11. For more information, contact the chamber at (616) 773-5126. Check out their website at, or follow them on Facebook at


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Reader’s letter a ‘misdiagnosis’ Dear Editor, Dr. Jorgensen’s misdiagnosis of Lake Bella Vista politics needs a history lesson. In his July 26 letter, he doesn’t say anything about the last-minute flyer that was distributed to Lake Bella Vista in the 2000 election that scared voters into believing that they would lose their water. This information was not true then and it is not true now. Here are the facts: 1) Back then the DEQ (Department of Environmental Quality) Water Quality Dept. asked for a study. All private systems required approval by the DEQ and Cannon was asking to approve a fourth system for the Sunfish Lake development. 2) The town board approved $5,000 for the study of a community water system. 3) In a public meeting at Rockford middle school, the DEQ, Prein & Newhof, and I made presentations. Many in attendance were Bella Vista residents who rejected the idea of a community water system. We dropped the whole idea right then and there. I even said publicly that this was not the field to die on. Let me state for the record: I have never had any plan to take over Bella Vista water then nor is there any intent to do so now or in the future. Scare tactics do not help voters think clearly. Before Dr. Jorgensen prescribes how someone should vote, he should first read the patient’s chart. Jim Alles Candidate for Cannon Twp. Treasurer Rockford swim program ranks high  in nation Dear Editor, It is with much pride that I send the following announcement: The National Swim Coaches Association (NISCA) each year ranks all high school teams by their duel meet/conference meet strength. This is in contrast to the state meet, which has no indication of depth, just the strength of your top 8-10 athletes. This ranking takes both depth and top athletes into consideration based on your best duel meet. OVERALL HIGH SCHOOL TEAM RANKINGS BY GENDER: Our boys program was awarded 18th in the country and our girls program 34th. NISCA also ranks each program by overall strength of girls and boys teams together. (Many programs are strong in girls or boys programs, but not both.) OVERALL RANKING FOR BOTH MEN’S & WOMEN’S PROGRAM: Rockford is listed as […]

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