Celebrate Summerfest on Saturday, June 27

Looking for a way to celebrate summer and the great outdoors? Plan on attending the Izaak Walton League’s Summerfest Celebration on Saturday, June 27 with loads of family-friendly activities including scavenger and treasure hunts, birdhouse assembly, wildflower identification and woodlot management. “The focus of the day will be on natural landscaping, gardening and learning about […]

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Rockford teen tries to alert family, is electrocuted

At approximately 11:00 p.m. on June 18, 2009 a utility pole in front of 12779 Wabasis Ave NE, in Oakfield Township, was sparking and fell to the ground. Sixteen-year-old Christopher O’Neill, who lives across the street, was outside with other family members and heard a loud popping sound and saw a brilliant flash. He thought […]

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Firefighters take on propane blazes

GETTING CLOSE IS REQUIRED—Firefighters were advised not to put out a burning propane fire unless they can turn off the source of the fuel. Here they prepare to hand close the valve on a home unit.

The public is safer from the threat of a propane disaster, thanks to training offered by the Michigan Propane Gas Association (MPGA). Cannon, Courtland and Oakfield Township firefighters practiced defeating propane fires on Monday, June 15. “This may be the only propane training any of them ever receive,” said Derek Dalling, spokesperson for the MPGA. […]

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Sports complex proposed for former landfill property

by Dan Harland from our news partners at www.wzzm13.com Even with first class sporting venues like Van Andel Arena and Fifth Third Ballpark, the West Michigan Sports Commission (WMSC) thinks there is something missing on the area’s sports scene. The WMSC hired an independent party that found West Michigan is the only community of its size […]

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Casnovia woman dies in weekend crash

Jane Carlson, 63, of Casnovia, died at this crash at M-37 and Sparta Avenue after her vehicle rolled several times. Pictured are rescue workers on the scene and Aeromed approaching.

Alpine Avenue was closed Saturday, June 13, while rescue workers responded to a fatal accident at M-37 and Sparta Avenue. Jane Carlson, 63, Carl Carson, 64, and a 12-year-old child, all of Casnovia, were passengers in a 2006 Ford van.The van was driven by Todd Carlson, 40, and was traveling southbound on M-37. A 2004 […]

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