September 13 2012


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Clayton and Anne Towns of Cedar Springs announce the engagement of their daughter Andrea Marion Towns to Scott Robert McClure of Greenville. Andrea is a 2005 graduate of Cedar Springs High School and a 2010 graduate of Davenport University. She is employed by bswift as a system analyst. Scott is the son of Robert and Pamela McClure of Rockford. He is a 2003 graduate of Rockford High School and a 2008 graduate of Ferris State University. He is employed by Napa Auto Parts as a store manager. Attending the wedding will be maid of honor, sister of the bride, Chelsea Towns; maid of honor, sister of the bride, Mallory Towns; along with best man, brother of the groom, Brandon McClure; and groomsman, friend of the groom, Darren Corey. The couple is planning a May 11, 2013 wedding at Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church in Belmont.


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The parents of Samantha Lowe of Indianapolis and Rory Vidal of Rockford are pleased to announce the engagement of their children. Samantha is the daughter of Dennis and Judy Coffey. The bride-to-be graduated from Miami of Ohio University and is currently an elementary school counselor. Rory is the son of Bob and Kathye Vidal and is a graduate of Butler University. The future groom is currently employed as a CPA at the Exact Target Marketing firm. Rory and Sam are planning a September 29 wedding.

Muskegon tops Rams with series of big plays 21-9

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by RANDY GREGORY Rockford and Muskegon met on Friday, Sept. 7 at Ted Carlson Memorial Stadium in Rockford in an annual gridiron battle that has produced more than its share of thrilling contests. The game began in a deluge that featured torrential rain and blustery wind over the entirety of the first half. It concluded in more than favorable conditions in the second half as the rain ceased and the wind diminished to a large extent. When it was over, it was the Big Reds’ turn to celebrate as they topped Rockford 21-9 in a non-league contest. The Rams now stand at 1-2 on the young season and will conclude the out-of-conference portion of their schedule with a trip to Jenison on Friday, Sept. 14 at 7 p.m. The game began with the return of starting Rockford quarterback Kyle Short and senior captain and safety KC Zenner. Both had missed the first two contests of the year and their return was timely with the unbeaten Big Reds up next on the docket. But Short battled difficult weather conditions and an injured ankle in the opening half before departing just before the halftime horn due to that injury. Zenner toughed his way through most of the game but was also clearly hobbled in his return from a knee injury. “Kyle really tried to talk his way back into the game,” said Rockford coach Ralph Munger. “But we have to think of the rest of the season and he was clearly limping out there in the second quarter tonight. He is a tough kid and you really have to feel sorry for him with this popping up in his senior season. Kyle brings a certain skill set to the table and we tried to play to that, but he just wasn’t able to do the things we wanted to do due to his being hurt. He took a step back with the injury and now we just have to find ways to do things consistently with who we have available until he can return.” Muskegon received the opening kickoff and took only three plays to score on a 49-yard counter to the left side that came with 10:21 to play in the opening quarter. The point after […]

Swim team awarded second of 16 teams at West Michigan Relays

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The Rockford Rams women’s swimming and diving team kick-started their season with a score of 352 points at the West Michigan Relays meet on Saturday, Sept. 8. Only West Ottawa had a higher score of 372 points. The Rams made their presence known early in the meet. The 200-yard breaststroke relay team of Morgan Lipe, Kristen Schnelle, Marissa Marion and Kennedy Cutler came back in the last 50 yards to win with a time of 2:08.81. The 400 IM relay team of Hannah Raymond, Marion, Kara Vandawater and Cutler also came in first, beating West Ottawa by over six seconds with a time of 4:12.45. Maddi Trimble, Schnelle, Erin Hudson and Cutler grabbed another first place for Rockford in the 200-yard butterfly relay with a time of 1:49.70. The Rams also placed second in the 200 back, 400 IM, and 200 free relay. The Rams next compete against Holland and Mercy in a tri-meet on Saturday, Sept. 15 at the Holland Aquatics Center.

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