Water tower paint job comes in $10,000 under budget

The Rockford water tower is about to be repainted at a final cost of nearly $10,000 under budget.

The low bidder on an exterior painting of the North Rockford Middle School water tower asked to withdraw his bid after he learned his Google picture of the structure was out of date, Rockford City Manager Michael Young told Rockford City Council at the Monday, June 13 meeting. The tank’s interior was painted last year […]

OBITUARIES

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Runyon Mr. Larry L. Runyon, age 65, of Rockford passed away at his home while surrounded by his loving wife and children on Saturday, June 18, 2011. He was born at home with the help of his family on Long Street in Grand Rapids. In 1954, his parents, Orville and Beatrice purchased a farm on […]

ENGAGEMENTS

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Johnston-Brieden Selina Ann Johnston and Camden Markson Brieden will exchange wedding vows on July 16, 2011 at Rockford United Methodist Church. Selina, of Holland, Mich., is the daughter of Dick and Motu Johnston. She is a graduate of Rockford High School and Michigan State University, and is currently employed as a teacher at West Ottawa […]

WEDDINGS

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Laninga-Sundstrom Kambra Lee Sundstrom and David Paul Laninga II were united in marriage on May 7, 2011 at Blythefield Country Club in Belmont. Parents of the bride are Thomas and Wendy Sundstrom of Rockford. The groom is the son of Dave and Susan Laninga of Rockford. Matron of honor was Christie Wilkerson, sister of the […]

BIRTHDAYS — June 25–July 1

26th Cecilia Hallmark 27th Len Carpenter, Andy Havemeier, Charles Traxler 29th Megan Blakely, Frank Nelson, Roberta Shripka, Shelia Tidey 30th Mark Blakeslee, Fred VandenBoogert, Sue Wobma JULY 1st Sonia Andrews, Jean Karloski, Lorraine Rohan