Area quilter exhibiting work in International Quilting Competition

A Rockford area quilter has been selected as a semifinalist for the 2012 AQS Quilt Show & Contest, August 22-25, 2012, at the DeVos Place Convention Center in Grand Rapids. Lou Wolf Vallance has been chosen to display the quilt, Planet Decimated, along with 357 others in the first year of this annual contest. Three […]

THE TAX ATTIC with Jerry Coon

In a June 28, 2012 commentary, Jack McHugh of the Mackinac Center for Public Policy recently analyzed what the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) means to the average American. To quote Mr. McHugh: “For Americans, the world has changed. What do the law’s provisions mean for you? For starters, employer-provided insurance is an […]

BIRTHDAYS – August 25–31

24 Reece Andrejczak (missed last week) 26 Raina Glanzman, Arlene Hunsberger, Keith James, Jean Ostrom, Joyce Pierson 27 Brenda McWaters, Steve Palmer, Fran Wolven 28 Alyssa Armstrong, Zachary Bearinger, Meg Brennan, Zachary Hone, Ken Kiel, Pat Kinney, Amanda Klein 29 Matthew Barton, Robert Hevia-Carter, Chad Elder, Russ Osbun 30 Courtney Corvers, Carly Glanzman, Joanne Polasek 31 Paul Bartlett Sr., Rob Brinkman, Scot Hay, Kelly McLellan, Michael Reeds, Ken Rowley, Jared Smigiel, Bob Tidey

WEDDINGS — Ulanski-Mehrtens


Michael Andrew Ulanski of Rockford and Anne Katherine Mehrtens of Zeeland were united in marriage on August 10 in Suttons Bay. The groom is the son of Marty and Nancy Ulanski and the bride is the daughter of Gary and Kathy Mehrtens. Michael and Anne are graduates of Grand Valley State University. Michael is employed […]

OBITUARIES — Mrs. Virginia L. Maccombs

Virginia L. Maccombs

Maccombs Mrs. Virginia L. Maccombs, age 87, of Rockford passed away peacefully on Wednesday, August 15, 2012. Virginia was born in Rockford, was a lifelong resident of Rockford, and inherited a great passion for Rockford history from her father. She had a profound love for nature and enjoyed sharing her knowledge with others, especially children. […]