Day-long suicidal manhunt ends at Healing Fields

Fifteen rescue units from Cannon Township, the Kent County Sheriff’s Department and Rockford Ambulance are on the scene after a suicidal man led officers on a day-long manhunt, calling from his cell phone and threatening suicide.

by BETH ALTENA Kent County Sheriff’s Deputy Sgt. Roger Zoppa said a man fleeing authorities but calling on his cell phone threatening to kill himself finally gave away his location. The incident began in Grand Rapids Tuesday, Sept. 6, when the man, estranged from his wife, began the calls. By tracking his cell phone and […]

Treasure hunter will win $1,000 in free gasoline

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Cannon Treasure Hunt starts September 20 Legend has it that back in the 1800s, a cannon was hidden in Cannon Township and has never been found to this day. That legend will be recreated in 2011. A custom coin with a cannon stamped on it has been specially designed and minted for the treasure hunt. […]

Cannon Township invites public to facility open house

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New fire barn to serve well into the future Cannon Township officials are thrilled they were able to upgrade their fire facilities without asking residents for an increase in taxes. With planning and a positive bidding environment due to the slow economy, they were able to build a substantial addition to the fire station at […]

Fight juvenile diabetes with fun, outdoor event

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Poker walk/run a family activity with prizes, information The public is invited to the fourth annual Poker Walk/Run/Ride at Cannon Township Hall this Saturday, April 16 from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. with plenty of prizes, including the grand prize of a $440 bike from Village Bike and Fitness, and the ultimate goal of finding […]

Cannon treasure hunt for $1,000 to begin

A thousand bucks is serious money, and this year’s treasure hunt organizers are serious about giving it away. Three clues a week will be offered instead of the two clues as in past years. Pictured are the Cannon Area Business Association members who organize the treasure hunt in Cannon Township worth $1,000 to the first to find the copper coin. Back row: Jim Blackall of Topp Stopp, Dennis Spitler of Believe, Don Kurylowicz of Cannonsburg Grist Mill, and (front) Carl Stites of Stites Eye Care and Linda Anderson of ChoiceOne Bank.

More clues will be released this year     Hunters scouring Cannon Township for a copper coin that will give them $1,000 in free gasoline can begin looking Tuesday, September 21 when the first three of three clues each week are released. The Cannon Area Business Association (CABA) is again holding the annual treasure hunt […]