Engagements — May 20, 2010

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Belcher-Putnam Kristi Belcher and Doug Putnam of Nineveh, IN, are planning a wedding on June 5, 2010. The future bride is the daughter of Larry and Janet Belcher of Rockford. She is a 2003 graduate of Rockford High School and a 2008 graduate of Grand Valley State University. The groom-elect is the son of Phil […]

Sage & Roses celebrates fifth anniversary in Rockford

Jeannie Marvin and her daughter Andrea Knoper love to welcome visitors to the beauty of nature in Marvin’s store, Sage & Roses Dried Floral and Gift Shop.

Proprietor has always had an interest in nature When the harsh day-to-day of a corporate job wore on Jeannie Marvin, she toyed with the idea of giving up her career of many years in management. It wasn’t until she realized people were willing to pay for the dried florals, wreaths and bouquets she created that […]

Rockford father who caused fatal accident sentenced to a maximum of 180 months in jail

by RANDY R. COTTON A sentencing hearing in the case of People vs. Todd Michael Benoit took place Thursday, April 22 in a courtroom filled with emotion and tears in the 61st District Court of Grand Rapids before Judge Dennis Lieber. According to Kent County court records, the 36-year-old Rockford resident was charged with one […]

Words on Weather & Climate — May 20, 2010

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Cold Spots by CRAIG JAMES It was a very cold start to the month of May in much of the western part of the country. Subzero low temperatures were recorded as late as the morning of May 7, making this the latest date for such cold temperatures in at least a decade. In fact, a […]

Solon market expands to crafts

Due to public interest, Solon Township has decided to expand their farmer’s market/craft show to include an outdoor flea market beginning this Saturday, May 22.  The market will be located north of the stable at 15185 Algoma Ave.  Venders can apply with Linda Badgerow at Solon Township 616-696-1718.  A refundable $20.00 deposit  will be required […]