Engagement – July 9, 2009

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DeBoode-Bouwkamp David and Char Bouwkamp of Rockford are pleased to announce the engagement of their son, Ryan Bouwkamp, to Kate DeBoode of Jenison. The bride-to-be is the daughter of Paul and Sue DeBoode of Jenison. She is a 2003 graduate of Jenison High School and 2008 graduate of Grand Valley State University, and is currently […]

Ashleys celebrate 50th anniversary

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                  A 50th wedding anniversary will be observed on July 11 for Gene and Verna (Smith) Ashley of Rockford. They will celebrate their special day together with a dinner at Reds on the River. On August 8, an open house celebration will be held in their honor […]

Summer workshops for kids at Howard Christensen Nature Center

The Howard Christensen Nature Center is the site for Wild Wednesdays-three summer workshops for students ages 5 and older. Each workshop has a special theme focusing on a different habitat at the 135-acre nature center in northern Kent County-lakes and wetlands, forests, and fields. There are two dates left-July 15 and August 12-with a cost […]

Rockford Register – July 9, 2009

Thurs.-Fri., July 9-10 WCSG’s Summer Lifesaver Drive-8 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Michigan Community Blood Centers, 1036 Fuller NE, Grand Rapids. Everyone who attempts to donate can register to win one of six family fun packages from the West Michigan Whitecaps, Craig’s Cruisers and Celebration Cinema. Food provided for donors courtesy of Max & Erma’s. […]

Church Message – July 9, 2009

What more do we need? by REV. SUE YORK Church of the Holy Spirit Belmont As I write this article, I am also preparing for my final weekend before retiring from Church of the Holy Spirit here in Belmont. It seems incredible to me that we have been a mission parish for over six years, having […]