Tragedy results in Faith, Hope, and Love

This beautiful re-circulating  waterfall feature plays a soothing role within the newly dedicated Rockford Reformed Church Memorial Prayer Garden. Photo by STEVE BROWNELL

by CLIFF AND NANCY HILL Early this spring a single redbud tree, having heart-shaped leaves, was planted on a hillside overlooking the City of Rockford. Planted in the grassy acreage fronting the West side of Rockford Reformed Church (RRC), located on the southeast corner of Wolverine Blvd. and Eleven Mile Road, the tree was meant […]

Manslaughter charges filed in falling rock fatality

Death of 17-year-old Algoma Township teen made national news On October 26, the Eighth Judicial District Attorney’s Office filed manslaughter charges, a class four felony, against a juvenile male in the case of Audra Brownell, who died when she was struck by a falling rock on June 17, 2010. The incident took place in the […]

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 […]