Date of vandalism has deep meaning for Rockford woman

Kim VerHage of Reading Books is disappointed someone broke eight windows in her store. She discovered the vandalism on the day her granddaughter, Shannon, would be 15 if she is alive. The child went missing after her mother was murdered 14 years ago. VerHage is pictured holding a book about the murder and disappearance.

Her granddaughter, if still living, would be 15 by BETH ALTENA Kim VerHage is a woman with practice at patience, or at least waiting out the unknown. On the day her granddaughter would turn 15 years of age, VerHage was called back to work after leaving around 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 15, to find vandals […]