February 12, 2016


70th Anniversary – Dzonko

Betty & John Dzonko

Betty and John Dzonko have celebrated 70 years of marriage! The couple, from South Amherst, were married on February 23, 1943. Betty was born September 1, 1925 in Carmichaels, Pennsylvania. She attends Firelands Church in Wakeman, where she organized the prayer chain. She enjoys singing in the choir, water aerobics at Kendall, and word searches. Read More…

Birth – Strickler

Chelsea Rose Strickler

  Sugar & Spice & Everything Nice, That’s what little girls are made of!     Announcing the birth of Chelsea Rose Strickler to Shelly Helms and Matt Strickler. She was born at EMH Healthcare on Tuesday, January 29, 2013 at 5:48pm, weighing 6 lbs., 4oz and 18 1/2″ long.

Wedding – Draper

Jeremy Allen & Brittany Kay Draper

Brittany Kay Zappa and Jeremy Allen Draper exchanged wedding vows at Most Pure Heart of Mary Catholic Church in Shelby, Ohio. The Reverend Eric Cullen and Nicholas Cunningham officiated the June 30, 2012 ceremony. Maria Zappa, sister of the bride served as Maid of Honor. Natalie Miller, Laurel Workman, Rebecca Stanic, Alison Burkhart and Lindsey Read More…

Wedding – Siebenaller

Nathan & Lauren Siebenaller

Lauren Gauvreau and Nathan Siebenaller were united in marriage on July 21, 2012 at Our Lady Queen of Peace Church, with Fr. John Seabold officiating. Sara DuBois and Kelsey Voit attend the bride as maids of honor; bridesmaids included Hailey Gauvreau, Kelly McCurry, Emily Heitmeyer and Kelly Tonsetic; Kayleigh Siebenaller was her flower girl. Jordan Read More…

Wedding – Canfield

Kelly & Stephen Canfield

Kelly Bowman and Stephen Canfield II were united in marriage October 20, 2012 at St. Jude Church in Elyria. Father Frank Kosem officiated the ceremony. The wedding party consisted of Cristy Bowman, maid of honor; Jessica Novosel, matron of honor; Colleen Kershaw, Cindy Mahilo, Katie Amundsen, Shannon Ford and Amanda Goran, bridesmaids; Patrick Canfield, best Read More…

Congratulations – Gregory


Congratulations to Nicholle and Donald Gregory III, both earning December 2012 Student’s of the Month. Nicholle is a 5th grader at Crestwood Elementary. She also made Merit Roll for the 2nd grading period.                     Donald is a 7th grader at Westwood Middle School. He also made Read More…

40th Anniversary – Valentik

Mr. & Mrs. Rick Valentik

Mr. and Mrs. Rick Valentik of LaGrange celebrated 40 years of marriage on Saturday, February, 2, 2013. Mr. Valentik retired from the Elyria Police Department. Mrs. Valentik teaches at Lorain County JVS. They are the parents of Rick Valentik, Jr., Jeff Valentik, Jennifer Valentik (daughter-inlaw), Jon Valentik and Rob Valentik; and the grandparents of five. Read More…

The Hole in the Horn Buck …

provided rav buck

I don’t know how many times I’ve had somebody tell me about a “huge buck” only to be underwhelmed when I actually laid eyes on the beast. I guess it’s all relative, and when you’ve lived in the outdoors as long as I have, the uncommon gets pretty common. There are so many fine bucks Read More…

60th Anniversary – Roling

Ralph & Lois Roling

Ralph A. and Lois M. (nee Faragher) Roling of Avon, were married 60 years ago on January 3, 1953 in St. Joseph Catholic Church, Amherst. The Rev. Joseph Lembach officated. Ralph was a home builder, and maintenance man at Holy Trinity Church, Avon, and for the last 13 years, before he retired in March 1994, Read More…

Wedding – Forthofer – Hollingsworth

Amy & Bryan Hollingsworth

Amy Lynn Forthofer and Bryan David Hollingsworth were united in marriage Friday, July 20, 2012 at St. Rapahel’s Catholic Church in Bay Village, with Father Steven Breck officiating. Katie Daugherty attended as matron of honor; Mary Pike, Emily Madden, Andrea Smally, Becky Fluke and Jackie Noe were bridesmaids. Scott Sass attended as best man; Matt Read More…