OBITUARIES — John N. Muir

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John N. Muir, age 83, beloved husband, father and grandpa went home to his Lord September 10, 2012. John was born Aug. 20, 1929 in Lansing, MI to the late Robert and Agnes (Bowden) Muir. He graduated from Lansing Everett H.S. and MSU. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean conflict and attended […]

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Organizer disappointed about festival decision Dear Editor, For the last 15 years, my family and I have been in charge of the Scarecrow Make-N-Take at the Rockford Harvest Festival. It has always been the last weekend in September and the first two weekends in October. We divide and donate the money between North Kent Community […]

Local businessman wants to feed the town of Rockford for free

Visit “Fatzo” and the Mrs. for Italian fare at Rockford’s newest restaurant. The doors opened Friday, September 7 at the corner of East Main and Northland Drive.

by BETH ALTENA In a way, buying their own restaurant was like an anniversary present for Debbie and Douglas Ryke. The couple celebrated their fifteenth anniversary the day after they opened the doors of Fatzo’s Pizza. In a way, it was like a whole new marriage. “The restaurant is our life now,” said Debbie of […]

Scouts honor flag on 9-11 anniversary

Scouts of Pack 3226 from Meadow Ridge Elementary participate in the Scout Salute at Gerald R. Ford Museum.

Young angler hauls in whopper king salmon

This 20-pound King Salmon was caught by Zeppi Jobse while on a Grand Haven fishing trip aboard the “Timber” along with captains Tim and Murry and grandparents Bill and Kathy Jobse of Whitecreek Lumber and Hardware. A variety of salmon were caught approximately four miles off the pier. What a fun fishing trip on Lake Michigan!