Social Security to go bankrupt It has been an eventful and good last few months for the Coon household. Stephanie, our oldest daughter, has been a student at Rush Medical University in Chicago for the last four years. At the end of April, she completed her studies at Rush. Prior to that time, she found out that she would be serving her three years of residency in Grand Rapids at Spectrum. To say that her mother and I were excited to have Stephanie coming home was an understatement. Since Stephanie also earned her undergraduate degree in Chicago at North Park University, she has really been in Chicago for the past eight years. It will be nice to have her home for the next three years. Having a daughter become a doctor is an event all by itself, but there is more to the story. It has been a whirlwind few months. Stephanie has been engaged to Devon Cunningham, a transplanted Californian, since last year. The Coons gained a son-in-law on the Saturday of Memorial Day weekend. Congratulations to Stephanie and Devon. On Wednesday of the week of the wedding, Devon and Stephanie bought a house near Spectrum. Since they will be employed for the next three or four years, many incoming medical residents choose to buy houses instead of renting. Once Stephanie and Devon found out she was coming to Spectrum, the plan was to move all of their belongings directly from Chicago up to a house in Grand Rapids. As so often happens, however, things don’t work out quite like the plan. Delay after delay resulted in the house-closing not occurring until the week of the wedding. That meant they and all of their belongings lived at our house until after the wedding. It’s just Deb and me in our home, anyway, so there is plenty of room. But I am sure Stephanie and Devon would have preferred to not have to move everything twice. Then, on June 13, Stephanie and 120 of her classmates received their degrees and became doctors of medicine. All of them will be completing their residencies throughout the U.S. and specializing in many different areas. Stephanie is going to specialize in emergency room medicine. This was not only a […]
June 18 2009
Dombrowski-Plank The marriage of Lindsay Dombrowski and Jonathan Plank will be celebrated on July 11, 2009, at Ballard Church of Christ. The bride-to-be of Comstock Park is a 2006 graduate of Rockford High School and employed by Kent Country Club in Grand Rapids. Lindsay is the daughter of Mike and Pam Dombrowski of Rockford. The future groom, of Comstock Park, is a 2007 graduate of Northview High School and employed by One Stop in Walker. He is the son of Tim and Connie Plank of Rockford. The couple will honeymoon in Mackinaw and reside in Comstock Park, Michigan.
Lynda Nance and Robin Martin, Rockford residents, opened Nance-Martin Accounting Service, to provide small business owners with bookkeeping and accounting services. They have over 40 years combined experience in business management, and are excited to become active members of the local business community. Nance recently graduated from Universal Accounting Center’s Professional Bookkeeper and QuickBooks Specialist Programs. Nance-Martin’s services include managing financial records such as monthly statements, accounts receivable, accounts payable, payroll, and any other bookkeeping needs. They are also available for personal and business tax services, and provide year-round consultations to enable business owners to develop a strategy that will take advantage of valuable tax reductions, and increase their profits. Over 50 percent of small businesses fail due to poor financial planning. Nance-Martin Accounting Service wants to reduce that percentage in Northern Kent County. Their main interest is in helping businesses evaluate their financial standing and improve their returns. Graduates of Grand Valley State University (Nance) and Aquinas College (Martin), the two are long time residents of the West Michigan community. They are interested in helping local business owners improve their profitability during this period of economic decline. If you would like more information regarding Nance-Martin Accounting Service, please call 581-0291, or visit the website atwww.nancemartin.com.
Thomas Earl Adgate Fred and Julie Adgate of Rockford, Michigan announce the birth of their son, Thomas Earl Adgate. Thomas was born on Sunday, May 31, 2009 at 10:35 p.m. at Spectrum Downtown in Grand Rapids. He weighed seven pounds, 11 ounces and was 20 inches long. Thomas was welcomed home by sisters Jasmine (14) and Norah (2) Adgate. Proud grandparents are Loren and Marilyn Adgate of Ionia, Michigan, and Robert and Betty Hogan of Huntington Beach, California.
The Rotary Duck Race during Start of Summer Celebration is an annual favorite where people watch to see which duck will come in first, winning someone a cool grand prize. This year several (hundred?) of the little yellow ducks escaped the safety net at Richardson-Sowerby Park, making their way to the Grand. If anyone finds the ducks, Rotarians would love to have them back. Please drop off at the Rockford Squire office at 331 Northland Drive, Rockford.