Dedication honors late township supervisor, spouse

Firefighters and township and county officials join family members of the late Kletis and Jim McIntyre. The township dedicated Fire Station II in their honor on Friday, Sept. 16 with a ribbon-cutting and ceremony unveiling the new sign, which bears a plaque in their honor.

‘Besides the kids and grandkids, nothing was more important to them than the township’ by BETH ALTENA Jim McIntyre served Courtland Township first as a trustee from 1998 to 1992 and then as supervisor until his unexpected death in 2010. On Friday, Sept. 16, family members, firefighters and township and county officials joined in remembering […]

Fire training a reminder to be safe on the road

TOYS OF THE TRADE—Firefighters use the Jaws of Life to open the side of a car. Among tips firefighters learned was to be careful to put the Jaws against the solid components of the vehicle. If they only engage the body of the car, the door is torn apart but the structure remains unaffected.

by BETH ALTENA Courtland Township Fire Chief Micky Davis used a training practice as a chance to remind the public that cars are not a mobile shield of armor and to always be vigilant about safety while driving. On Thursday, May 26, Courtland and Montcalm firefighters used a car donated to the department to practice […]

Letters to the Editor — May 21, 2009

Dear Editor: Last year, dogs were banned from the Farmer’s Market and the parks. I’m guessing that this was because some dogs are not trained to act politely and some owners don’t take care of dog waste or other messes. In spite of these difficulties, I missed having canine friends at the parks and markets. My thought […]