Engagements – August 27, 2009

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Bajema-Romsek Jerilyn Rose Bajema and Brian Robert Romsek will be joined in marriage September 26, 2009. The future bride and her mother, Rebecca Bajema, are of Rockford, and her father, Dale Bajema, is of Holland. The future groom and his parents, Steve and Alice Romsek, are of Belmont. The couple are both 2003 Rockford High […]

Kisielewski graduates from basic training

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Air Force Airman Nicholas A. Kisielewski recently graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits […]

Hommingas celebrate 50 years

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Frederick “Tony” and Patricia Homminga of Grand Rapids are celebrating 50 years of marriage with an open house at Townsend Park Pavillion, Rockford, on Saturday, August 29, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The couple were united in marriage on September 3, 1959, at the Plainfield Township Fire Station Hall. Frederick enlisted in the U.S. […]

Cyclists flees, crashes into police car

A Rockford man will face charges after failing to stop for Michigan State Police officers, fleeing and then crashing into the back of a Michigan State Police cruiser. Rockford Post Commander Lt. Chris McIntire said the driver of a 2008 Kawasaki motorcycle, with a passenger, was northbound on US-131 at 9:30 p.m. Sunday, August 23 […]

Area groups install computers for Pine Ridge Reservation

JOB WELL DONE—Dave and Dan Davis, Everett Yellow Boy, and Pat Bailey install computer networks at the Allen Community Center.

During the second week of August, a group from Kent County installed 75 computers divided among eight community youth centers on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota. Home of the Lakota (incorrectly called Sioux) people, most of the reservation is in Shannon County, which is known as the poorest county in the United States. […]