Area first responders train on simulated school bus crash

This group of firefighters from around the community spent eight hours learning and practicing bus extrication. Rockford resident Kevin Sehlmeyer of Rescue Resources was among the trainers.

‘We prepare for the worst and hope for the best’ by BETH ALTENA Within the last month, Courtland Township firefighters, Cannon Township firefighters and Cedar Springs firefighters all responded to what could be a devastating event: accidents involving school buses. Luckily there were no students on two Rockford school bus accidents this year, but with […]

Courtland Township home destroyed in afternoon blaze

photo by MICHILLE PREMER

Fire chief believes garage refrigerator source by BETH ALTENA A fire that may have started with a garage refrigerator destroyed a home and killed the family dog, according to Courtland Township Fire Chief Mickey Davis. A 911 call at 4:32 p.m. Friday, April 27 brought firefighters to a home at 9110 Whitall Avenue. “The garage […]

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 […]

Gift of recognition puts brick buyers in good company

Historians, RACE board members, friends and family joined in recognition of the area’s historically important people in spring of 2011. This year’s inductees were the late Paul Robe and Homer Burch.

Consider Recognition Plaza tribute for holiday giving  by BETH ALTENA Indisputably, the shops and service providers in downtown Rockford are among the best local sources when shopping for the perfect holiday gift. Shoppers can arrange that family photo that really needs to be taken while the kids are still young, pick out new carpeting before […]

Man critically injured in accident

AeroMed is called to the scene of a two-car accident in Courtland Township  Tuesday, June 7.

by JUDY REED A two-car accident in Courtland Township last week left one man with critical injuries and several others with minor scrapes and lacerations. The accident happened about 4 p.m. June 7, at 15 Mile Road and Shaner Avenue. According to police, a witness told them that a red Chevrolet Malibu was at the […]