MEMORIAL — Charles Benham II

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Benham Charles Char Benham II 7/30/60 – 4/20/08 Happy Birthday on this day which would have been your 43rd birthday.             We miss you still. All our hearts are sad but you are in God’s hands.3 Love, Mom and Dad and your family

OBITUARIES — Merry C. Malfroid

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Malfroid Mrs. Merry C. Malfroid, aged 67, passed away on Wednesday, July 18, 2012. Merry was a long-time employee at MSU Extension and a long-time member of Greater Grand Rapids Women’s History Council (GGRWHC). Merry was preceded by her husband, Jerome. Left to cherish her memory are her son, Mark (Erin MacGregor) Malfroid; daughter, Kathy […]

Rockford Area Historical Society News & Update

Frances Carlson stands next to Thor, a Saint Bernard.

by TERRY KONKLE President, Rockford Area Historical Society Several weeks ago, my friend Shirley Norman mentioned that she and some friends had been reminiscing about Thor and thought that his history might make for an interesting column. I knew who Thor was and remembered seeing him often when first coming to Rockford in 1960. He […]

NEWS FROM CANNON TOWNSHIP

by STEVE GRIMM Cannon Township Supervisor On March 28, 2011, the Cannon Township Board unanimously approved a new contract with the Kent County Sheriff’s Department. Under the new contract Cannon pays for a 12-hour shift, replacing the two eight-hour shifts for which we were previously paying. At the time this was implemented, our concern was […]

‘Museum Weekend’ announced for September

This auction item is a one-of-a-kind replica of an 1800s children’s sled, handcrafted by Gordon Pickerd, Algoma Township trustee and local craftsman. The sled shows the result of over 100 man hours spent creating what will be a showpiece for anyone. Value: priceless.

As many of you know, Rockford’s Harvest Festival, which has traditionally run for three weekends—the last weekend in September and the first two weekends in October—has been cut back to two weekends, starting on October 6 for 2012. But that doesn’t mean that there will be no activity in town on the last weekend in […]