May 26 2011

Second business a bonus for Blakeslee owner

May 26, 2011 // 0 Comments

by BETH ALTENA Brian Lovall, who purchased Blakeslee and Son Plumbing, Heating and Air Conditioning from his dad Rodd Blakeslee, is now owner of a second business, which will allow his staff to remain busy in hot weather or rainy days. Pictured are Brian with Dirk Dennis, who just sold Brian his seamless gutter business and signed on as a Blakeslee employee. Business has [...]

WEDDINGS — DeBlaay-Pitsch

May 26, 2011 // 0 Comments

DeBlaay-Pitsch The marriage of Caitlyn Pitsch and Joseph DeBlaay was celebrated on December 10, 2010 at St. Isidore Catholic Church in Grand Rapids. The bride’s parents are Michael and Holly Pitsch of Rockford. The groom’s parents are Daniel and Ronda DeBlaay of Rockford. Maid of honor was Meghan Pitsch, sister of the bride. Bridesmaids were Erin Schnautz, sister of [...]

Poppy sales offer service to those who served us

May 26, 2011 // 0 Comments

Jackie Cook A group of the American Legion Post 102 Auxiliary in Rockford went down to the Grand Rapids Veteran’s Home one Saturday to learn how to make poppies. They learned from our veteran that he earns $55 per 1,000 to make poppies for contributions for the month of May known as Poppy month.  He uses the money for gas and car insurance and is one of the lucky [...]

Winner of downtown Staycation takes the prize

May 26, 2011 // 0 Comments

Chris V’Dovick was the lucky winner of the huge prize basket put together by Rockford merchants participating in this year’s downtown Staycation. She picked up her prize with a big smile after her name was drawn from the many who hoped to [...]

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

May 26, 2011 // 0 Comments

Visitor disappointed with closed shops on Sunday Dear Editor, On Sunday, May 22, after a casual breakfast at Arnie’s with a group of out-of-town friends, the Great Northern shop and a resale store were the only two shops open at 11:00 a.m. Our plan was to spend the day there while our husbands golfed. The ladies and I were very disappointed in the fact that shops [...]
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