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Hats off to the Grads

Ashton Franklin Center held its 12th annual graduation ceremony on Saturday morning in Ashton. Senior Ryan Rod gave the valedictorian address and senior Adam Mairs gave the salutatorian address. Above, graduates receive congratulations from staff members following the AFC commencement ceremony on Saturday moring. Right, ...more

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Betty L. Cunningham Aug. 10, 1933 - May 10, 2016

ROCKFORD -- Betty L. (Barker) Cunningham, 82, passed away Tuesday, May 10, 2016.
Betty was born Aug. 10, 1933 in Alto Township. She graduated from Ashton High School in 1951. Betty worked at Woodward Governor for a time and then was a beautician and teacher

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Top Six

The top-six in the 2016 AFC Senior Class were honored during the graduation ceremony on Saturday. Pictured are, left to right, front row, Cassidy Koning, Lena Petersen and Caitlyn Terwedow. Back row, left to right, Kenzie Wolf, Adam Mairs and Ryan Rod.
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