Instant Cash Advance in Cedar Springs robbed at gunpoint

by Judy Reed A small business in Cedar Springs was the target of an armed robbery Wednesday morning, July 24. According to Police Chief Roger Parent, the suspect entered the Instant Cash Advance store at 151 S. Main shortly after 9 a.m. and demanded money while showing a gun. An undetermined amount of cash was handed […]

Local dentist volunteers to restore young woman’s smile

Dental, medical refuse to fix front teeth for injured teen A stranger’s kindness can make a world of difference. A local dentist has volunteered to restore a smile to the face of a Rockford student after a devastating injury caused her to loose her front teeth. He heard about her plight as a group of […]

Rotary drawing puts cash into another pocket

Names go back for big draw this fall Tom Visser, Rockford Rotarian, is pictured with the latest in a long series of $200 cash winner in the first annual Rockford Rotary Charitable Drawing. Brian Koe, of Rockford, was the winner of the July 2 monthly drawing leading up to the final drawing where one lucky […]

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 […]