Algoma Twp. trustee Pickerd finds calling in getting involved, giving back

Gordon Pickerd shows off the carving he created for Algoma Township Hall.

by MATT  MARN Gordon Pickerd wears many hats in his community, from Algoma Township trustee to Rockford Sportsman’s Club treasurer to woodcarver. No matter the method, he is always ready to help. For example, when Algoma Township grew from needing five trustees to needing seven, a friend suggested Pickerd run, and he answered the call […]

Falling rock kills local girl

Audra Brownell died when she was struck by a rock in a parking lot in Colorado.

A 17-year-old Cedar Springs High School student died Wednesday, June 16, when she was hit by a falling rock in Colorado. According to Kate Rusch, spokesperson for Estes Park, Colorado, Audra Brownell, the daughter of Scott and Diane Brownell, of Algoma Township was struck about 4 p.m. in an open space off the Estes Park’s […]

Sports Commission has brought in over $140 million in revenue to West Michigan

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Townships, City learn financial opportunities of Rockford sports complex By Matt Marn  The Plainfield Township board welcomed the township boards and planning commissions of Algoma Township and the City of Rockford the evening of Tuesday, May 25, for a special combined meeting. The informational meeting discussed the project of creating a sports center, complete with […]