Court battle ends with Supreme Court denial

THIS IS IT—all the court presence northern Kent County has in this half of the district. This office is available four hours a month and is only for small claims. The City of Rockford will consider in the coming months what public use will be made of the rest of the building which used to be the Rockford courthouse.

A long fight to keep a full service courthouse in Rockford has ended with a denial to hear the case by the Michigan Supreme Court. With one justice, Elizabeth Weaver dissenting, the seven member court denied considering the case, citing “We are not persuaded that the questions presented should be reviewed by this Court.” The […]

Rockford court case argued in Appeals

Above, the about-to-be completed Kent County 63rd District Courthouse located at the southeast corner of the East Beltline and Knapp St. is scheduled to be opened November 9, 2009.

by CLIFF AND NANCY HILL This past Tuesday, October 6, found Rockford officials in Lansing in a Michigan Court of Appeals courtroom. Rockford was there to appeal a Circuit Court decision that allowed the current two courts of the 63rd District to be combined into one courthouse in Grand Rapids Township. Your reporters were witness […]