City begins final leg of Wolverine Addition improvements

Road and infrastructure improvements began on Elizabeth Street in the development known as the Wolverine Addition on Tuesday, July 22. As of Friday, July 19, the City reported the pouring of the curb and gutter on Adolph Street was poured and expected to be completed by the end of the day. “Crews have been working […]

Two hurt in road commission rollover

Two Kent County Road Commission workers were injured Monday when the pickup truck they were driving drifted off the road and rolled over in Nelson Township. According to Kent County Sheriff Deputy Brad Mercer, the accident happened just after 4 p.m. Monday, July 22, on 17 Mile Road west of Ritchie. The two workers had […]

Alcohol believed to be a factor in rollover crash

Driver transported by AeroMed after extraction By BETH ALTENA First responders at the scene said witnesses described a failed attempt to pass as the reason a pick-up truck driver lost control of his vehicle, snapping trees as he rolled the truck off M-57 (14 Mile Road) into a front yard Monday, July 22. The accident […]

Rockford family gives back in their time of loss

The Evans family of Rockford is turning their grief and loss into an opportunity to reach out to needy children all over the world.  Their precious 11-year old Lily passed away this winter after a long illness.  Lily’s family is honoring her memory by donating her stuffed animal collection to Operation Christmas Child. On Tuesday, […]

Fire practice brings down 113-year old home


by BETH ALTENA ‘It’s very dangerous, but everything is under our control,” Courtland Township Fire Chief Mickey Davis said of training practices that use old homes slated for demolition. Davis said members of his department, along with Rockford, Algoma, Cedar Springs and Cannon fire departments participated in one burn the morning of Saturday, July 20. […]