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Holiday events bring out families Sparta mom charged with child abuse Man wanted in connection to larceny Michigan Apple Queen crowned   Ringler signs  letter of intent to wrestle for CMU CS Historical Society publishes The  Making of a Town
 
Holiday events bring out families

Holiday events bring out families

The second weekend of Mingle with Kris Kringle brought families to the Kent Theater for the annual Christmas concert and the Dance extravaganza.

Holiday events bring out families
Sparta mom charged with child abuse

Sparta mom charged with child abuse

According to the Kent County Sheriff Department, they were called to the Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital Thursday, December 6, on a report of a three-month-old infant with injuries consistent with “shaken baby syndrome.” The infant suffered serious, but non-life-threatening injuries.

Sparta mom charged with child abuse
Man wanted in connection to larceny

Man wanted in connection to larceny

The Mecosta County Sheriff’s Office sent out an alert earlier this week asking for help to identify a man who is a person of interest in a felony larceny complaint at the Big Rapids Walmart.

Man wanted in connection to larceny
Michigan Apple Queen crowned  

Michigan Apple Queen crowned  

Celeste LeMieux, of Conklin, Mich. has been crowned the 2019 Michigan Apple Queen. Lauren Freeland of Kent City, Mich. is first runner-up. LeMieux is the daughter of David and Ann LeMieux, and is a student at Lake Superior State University. She is the daughter of a third generation apple grower. “Each year since 1952, the […]

Michigan Apple Queen crowned  
Ringler signs  letter of intent to wrestle for CMU

Ringler signs letter of intent to wrestle for CMU

On Thursday, November 29, Red Hawk Ryan Ringler made his college selection. In front of numerous family, friends, staff, and coaches in the Cedar Springs High School gymnasium, the suspense ended as Ringler announced he would be attending Central Michigan University next fall on a wrestling scholarship.

Ringler signs  letter of intent to wrestle for CMU
CS Historical Society publishes The  Making of a Town

CS Historical Society publishes The Making of a Town

A historical journey through Cedar Springs, Michigan 1857-1970 By Judy Reed Do you have a history buff on your Christmas list? Or have you ever wondered what Cedar Springs was like in the early days of the town? What businesses were here? How have things changed?  The Cedar Springs Historical Society published a new book […]

CS Historical Society publishes The  Making of a Town
Police seek suspects in larcenies

Police seek suspects in larcenies

14 December 2018

UPDATE 10/15: Police believe Tauna Parfait and Bradley Scott Johnson are traveling in another stolen vehicle. The Kent County Sheriff’s Office was called to the Pizza Hut on 10 Mile Rd on a stolen vehicle on December 15 and recovered the 2002 Chevrolet Silverado stolen earlier this week. Stolen was a 1996 Toyota Corolla Avalon, […]

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Pedestrian struck by vehicle

13 December 2018

A 54-year-old Rockford woman was walking along the side of the road on Northland Dr NE near Sandwood St in Plainfield Township, when she was struck by a northbound vehicle. The Kent County Sheriff’s Office said that after striking the woman, the vehicle continued north without stopping. The vehicle was only described as a silver […]

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Family starts tradition with new coat drive

Family starts tradition with new coat drive

13 December 2018

By Judy Reed A Cedar Springs grandmother who wanted to teach her grandchildren how good it feels to give has started a new family tradition with the giving of coats and sparked others to give as well. But she also hit a snag, and a local business owner stepped in to help with a compromise. […]

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New funding for farmers and forestland owners

New funding for farmers and forestland owners

13 December 2018

Rogue River Watershed Partners want local landowners to know about a “Once in a lifetime conservation fund” that could benefit their property and the watershed, as well. “If landowners do not apply to use these special funds over the next few years, the watershed will miss out on significant financial help that can improve and […]

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CS Youth wrestlers travel to Evart and Allendale

CS Youth wrestlers travel to Evart and Allendale

13 December 2018

By Jacquie Troupe The CS Youth Wrestlers headed to Evart and Allendale Sunday, December 9.  The Evart team had 5 pins in 2:56 (12th), scored 28 TMP (15th) and finished the day 6-4. The Allendale team had 31 pins in 46:10 (2nd), 2 Techs in 5:14 (3rd), 413 TMP (2nd) and finished the day 59-52 […]

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WMP wrestles at Allendale, Howell, and Waverly

WMP wrestles at Allendale, Howell, and Waverly

13 December 2018

This past weekend, West Michigan Pursuit travelled to Allendale, Howell and Waverly. 66 lb Kellen Weckesser, 9/10 age group travelled to the northeast region in Howell and claimed his first Championship title of the season. 95 lb Blake Peasley travelled to the East Region in Waverly and claimed his second Championship title of the season.  […]

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Holiday events bring out families

Holiday events bring out families

13 December 2018

The second weekend of Mingle with Kris Kringle brought families to the Kent Theater for the annual Christmas concert and the Dance extravaganza.

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Sparta mom charged with child abuse

Sparta mom charged with child abuse

13 December 2018

According to the Kent County Sheriff Department, they were called to the Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital Thursday, December 6, on a report of a three-month-old infant with injuries consistent with “shaken baby syndrome.” The infant suffered serious, but non-life-threatening injuries.

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Man wanted in connection to larceny

Man wanted in connection to larceny

13 December 2018

The Mecosta County Sheriff’s Office sent out an alert earlier this week asking for help to identify a man who is a person of interest in a felony larceny complaint at the Big Rapids Walmart.

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Michigan Apple Queen crowned  

Michigan Apple Queen crowned  

13 December 2018

Celeste LeMieux, of Conklin, Mich. has been crowned the 2019 Michigan Apple Queen. Lauren Freeland of Kent City, Mich. is first runner-up. LeMieux is the daughter of David and Ann LeMieux, and is a student at Lake Superior State University. She is the daughter of a third generation apple grower. “Each year since 1952, the […]

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Competitive Cheer takes second at invitational

Competitive Cheer takes second at invitational

13 December 2018

“EARN IT!” is the theme for the 2018-19 Cedar Springs High School Competitive Cheer team. After falling short of competing at the 2018 Cheer State Finals by only a few points, the Lady Red Hawks are looking for redemption and are determined to earn a spot on the mat at the 2019 State Finals on […]

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High School wrestlers kick off a new season

High School wrestlers kick off a new season

13 December 2018

The high school wrestling team kicked off its season last week with trips to Hudsonville and Tri-County. At Hudsonville, the Red Hawks split a pair of duals with Division 1 O-K Red competition. The boys battled for a 37-36 tie breaker victory over East Kentwood but fell just short against the 2018 regional champs from […]

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Girls basketball starts  season with wins

Girls basketball starts season with wins

13 December 2018

The Cedar Spring Girls Varsity Basketball Team started their season with two non-conference victories over Sparta (47-35) on Tuesday, December 4, and Kenowa Hills 36-20 on Friday, December 7.  On Tuesday night, the Lady Red Hawks used an 18-2 third quarter to overcome a 4-point halftime deficit and never looked back. Feisty defense led to […]

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Ringler signs  letter of intent to wrestle for CMU

Ringler signs letter of intent to wrestle for CMU

13 December 2018

On Thursday, November 29, Red Hawk Ryan Ringler made his college selection. In front of numerous family, friends, staff, and coaches in the Cedar Springs High School gymnasium, the suspense ended as Ringler announced he would be attending Central Michigan University next fall on a wrestling scholarship.

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Justin Timberlake coming to Grand Rapids

Justin Timberlake coming to Grand Rapids

13 December 2018

Tickets for April 4 Concert at Van Andel Arena® Go On Sale December 17 Grand Rapids — Following wildly successful concerts in North America and Europe, Live Nation has now confirmed that Justin Timberlake’s “Man of the Woods” tour will make a return visit to both Detroit and Columbus with a very special first appearance in […]

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Hometown Happenings

13 December 2018

the Table at The Springs Church Meals are served every Thursday from 5:30 to 6:30 pm at The Springs Church on the corner of Oak and Grant. All are welcome to theTable to enjoy this meal that is being shared with us! #50,51b Revival Services at Pilgrim Bible Church Dec.9-16: Join us for Revival Services […]

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Peace on Earth

13 December 2018

Pastor Robert P. Smith of First Baptist Church, 233 Main St, Cedar Springs The promise of Christmas is “Peace on earth.”  The key to our peace, both in our seasonal celebration of traditions and in our spiritual celebration of Truth, begins and ends with God.  This is a true statement: “No God. No peace. Know God. […]

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Boy critically hurt during drop off at school

13 December 2018

An eight-year-old boy is in critical condition after he was run over by his mother’s car while being dropped off at Chandler Woods Charter Academy in Plainfield Township Tuesday. The school is located at 6895 Samrick Ave NE. According to the Kent County Sheriff’s Office, they received the call about 8:25 a.m. that a student […]

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Board of Education fills short-term vacancy

13 December 2018

The Cedar Springs Board of Education held a special meeting Monday evening, December 10, and filled a 21-day vacancy on the board that was a result of an unexpired term.  Trent Gilmore had been in the seat, but when he won the election, he moved to Jeff Rivard’s seat. Rivard won Gilmore’s seat, but wasn’t […]

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What’s in a name?

13 December 2018

By Judy Reed Shakespeare tried to answer that question in Romeo and Juliet. “What’s in a name? That which we call a rose, by any other name would smell as sweet.” I don’t know if the Sand Lake Fire Chief would agree with that, nor do I know whether he smells sweet. When I see […]

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CS Historical Society publishes The  Making of a Town

CS Historical Society publishes The Making of a Town

13 December 2018

A historical journey through Cedar Springs, Michigan 1857-1970 By Judy Reed Do you have a history buff on your Christmas list? Or have you ever wondered what Cedar Springs was like in the early days of the town? What businesses were here? How have things changed?  The Cedar Springs Historical Society published a new book […]

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Affordable health screenings coming to Cedar Springs

13 December 2018

Residents living in and around the Cedar Springs, Michigan area can learn about their risk for cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis, diabetes, and other chronic, serious conditions with affordable screenings by Life Line Screening. Solon Center Wesleyan Church will host this community event on January 7, 2019. The site is located at 15671 Algoma Ave. NE in […]

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Extra help with Medicare and prescription drug costs

Extra help with Medicare and prescription drug costs

13 December 2018

NBy Vonda Vantil, Social Security Public Affairs Specialist Paying out of pocket for prescription drugs can be a burden that many households can’t afford. The Extra Help with Medicare Prescription Drug Plan Costs program was designed to help people in getting the vital medicine they need to live healthy and productive lives.  Anyone who has […]

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Do you fly?

13 December 2018

By Ranger Steve Mueller When is the last time you flew under your own power and ability? This does not refer to flying in a plane. Many insects are small, lightweight, and have wings that allow them to become airborne. Some newly hatched spiders float miles through the air on a single silk thread and […]

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Red Hawk bowlers win against Lowell

13 December 2018

Both the Cedar Springs boys and girls bowling teams took on Lowell in an away conference match on December 5 and came home winners.  The boys won 19 to 11, with freshman Cody Marshall bowling his high school high of 206. The girls won 29-11. Their next match was scheduled for yesterday, Wednesday, December 12 […]

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