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Red Flannel to celebrate 80 years The Post travels to Alaska MDHHS reports four new cases of mosquito-borne disease Ban of flavored nicotine vaping products effective immediately Red Hawks roll over Northview 50-15 White robin CTA staff model Character Education in the community Velzy Park fundraiser
 
Red Flannel to celebrate 80 years

Red Flannel to celebrate 80 years

By Judy Reed  Warm days and chilly nights, football, leaves beginning to change color—it all can mean only one thing—fall is almost here and it’s Red Flannel Festival time again! And not only is it that time again, it’s a milestone year. It was exactly 80 years ago that our town celebrated the first ever […]

Red Flannel to celebrate 80 years
The Post travels to Alaska

The Post travels to Alaska

The Post traveled to Ketchikan, Alaska, with Arvid Kiander of Cedar Springs when he traveled there in August to visit his sister. Together with his son and daughter-in-law, Kevin & Shila Kiander, they traveled on an Alaska Marine Highway Ferry from Bellingham, Washington to Ketchikan, through the inner passage.  It sounds like you had a great […]

The Post travels to Alaska
MDHHS reports four new cases of mosquito-borne disease

MDHHS reports four new cases of mosquito-borne disease

And two additional deaths in Southwest Michigan LANSING, Mich. – State residents are being strongly advised by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) to protect themselves from mosquito bites as four additional cases of Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) have been confirmed in Southwest Michigan—including two that were fatal. MDHHS is taking further […]

MDHHS reports four new cases of mosquito-borne disease
Ban of flavored nicotine vaping products effective immediately

Ban of flavored nicotine vaping products effective immediately

Retailers will have 14 days to comply with emergency rules LANSING, Mich. – Gov. Whitmer’s emergency rules banning flavored nicotine vaping products were released today. The flavored nicotine vaping ban was developed in response to the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) finding of a public health emergency created by skyrocketing levels of […]

Ban of flavored nicotine vaping products effective immediately
Red Hawks roll over Northview 50-15

Red Hawks roll over Northview 50-15

By Judy Reed The Cedar Springs Red Hawks knew going into last Friday’s OK-White conference game against Northview that if they were going to have any chance at winning the game, they were going to have stop the Wild Cats’ explosive running back, Ja’kaurie Kirkland.  When the Red Hawks took the field at Red Hawk […]

Red Hawks roll over Northview 50-15
White robin

White robin

Robin Moore, of Sparta, sent us this photo of a white robin she spotted in her yard. She said that she saw it last summer and then again this summer. The difference this summer was that it had a baby bird with her, that wasn’t white. Robin said she had been rototilling the garden and […]

White robin
CTA staff model Character Education in the community

CTA staff model Character Education in the community

The Creative Technologies Academy staff believes in the CTA mission, vision, and core values. During the first few weeks of school, the CTA staff came together to give back to our community. The staff spent a few hours partnering with City Impact, ​En Gedi Youth Center, Green Acres, Rise Up Church, Culver’s/Cedar Springs Chamber, and […]

CTA staff model Character Education in the community
Velzy Park fundraiser

Velzy Park fundraiser

With their restroom under construction, the Velzy Park committee, Solon Township, has turned their efforts towards the purchase of playground equipment for the park. Fundraising is under way and local businesses have stepped up to help make the play area a reality. On Tuesday, September 24, from 4-9 p.m., Big Boy, Cedar Springs, is hosting […]

Velzy Park fundraiser
First queen recalls pageant

First queen recalls pageant

20 September 2019

This article is a partial reprint of an article that appeared in the Cedar Springs Clipper on October 4, 1977, 38 years after the first Red Flannel Festival. Maxine Smith Townsend, the first Red Flannel Queen, lives quietly with her husband in nearby Rockford.  Mrs. Townsend was 16 when she became Red Flannel Queen in […]

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Man wanted in bank fraud case

Man wanted in bank fraud case

20 September 2019

Troopers from the Michigan State Police Post in Rockford are asking for the public’s help to identify a suspect in a bank fraud case. Police said the suspect used bank cards from a victim’s wallet to withdraw over $300 in cash from the Chemical Bank in Belmont, and then purchased nearly $400 worth of items […]

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Red Flannel to celebrate 80 years

Red Flannel to celebrate 80 years

20 September 2019

By Judy Reed  Warm days and chilly nights, football, leaves beginning to change color—it all can mean only one thing—fall is almost here and it’s Red Flannel Festival time again! And not only is it that time again, it’s a milestone year. It was exactly 80 years ago that our town celebrated the first ever […]

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The Post travels to Alaska

The Post travels to Alaska

20 September 2019

The Post traveled to Ketchikan, Alaska, with Arvid Kiander of Cedar Springs when he traveled there in August to visit his sister. Together with his son and daughter-in-law, Kevin & Shila Kiander, they traveled on an Alaska Marine Highway Ferry from Bellingham, Washington to Ketchikan, through the inner passage.  It sounds like you had a great […]

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School saves taxpayers $500,000 by refinancing bonds

School saves taxpayers $500,000 by refinancing bonds

20 September 2019

On Tuesday, September 10, 2019, Cedar Springs Public Schools successfully refinanced its School Loan Revolving Fund (SLRF) Balance, and saved the taxpayers over $500,000 in interest payments. The District received its “AA” rating on the Michigan School Loan Qualification Program and an “A+” underlying district rating from Standard and Poor’s. The underlying rating reflects the […]

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Taking a ride on the wild side

Taking a ride on the wild side

20 September 2019

Just because you grow older doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy the things you used to, or that you can’t dare to pursue a dream. The Sparta Senior Neighbors have been doing just that.  The Sparta Senior Neighbors Center consists of seniors from all over Kent County, including Sparta, Rockford, Cedar Springs, Sand Lake, Kent City, […]

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Final Adopt-A-Highway cleanup of year starts Saturday

Final Adopt-A-Highway cleanup of year starts Saturday

20 September 2019

As summer gives way to fall, volunteers will soon fan out along Michigan state roadsides looking for trash during the year’s final Adopt-A-Highway pickup. Thousands of volunteers in the popular Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) program will be picking up litter from Saturday, Sept. 21, through Sunday, Sept. 29. There are three scheduled Adopt-A-Highway pickups […]

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Recall: 5 lb bags Gold Medal unbleached all purpose flour

Recall: 5 lb bags Gold Medal unbleached all purpose flour

20 September 2019

General Mills announced on September 16, 2019, a voluntary national recall of five-pound bags of its Gold Medal Unbleached All Purpose Flour with a better if used by date of September 6, 2020. The recall is being issued for the potential presence of E. coli O26, which was discovered during sampling of the five-pound bag […]

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RICHARD JAMES FREY SR.

20 September 2019

Richard James Frey Sr., age 86, of Sand Lake, passed away peacefully on Monday, September 16, 2019 with his loving family at his side. Born September 3, 1933, he learned the value of hard work helping with the family fruit orchards and dairy farm. He married Eleanor Patin on April 16, 1955 at St. Mary’s […]

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GERALD WILLIAM MAHLICH

GERALD WILLIAM MAHLICH

20 September 2019

Gerald “Jerry” William Mahlich, age 84, of Cedar Springs, MI, passed away Saturday, September 14, 2019, surrounded by his loving family. He was preceded in death by his wife of 59 years, Phyllis (Butler) Mahlich in 2016, his parents and six siblings. Jerry is survived by his children, Karen (Curt) Tackmann and Tim (Laura) Mahlich; […]

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BETTY SUE PARCHER

20 September 2019

Betty Sue Parcher, age 78, of Cedar Springs, Michigan passed away on September 12, 2019 at her home. She was born on July 9, 1941 the daughter of Chester and Lucy Galehouse. Betty was raised in St. Louis, Michigan and attended school there before graduating from Cedar Springs High School. Betty married Francis Parcher in […]

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JACQUELYN LEE STINSON

20 September 2019

An amazing and wonderful woman known also as ‘Jackie’ passed away on Wednesday, September 11, 2019. Jesus provided great comfort and mercy to her always. She is survived by her husband of 37 years, Eddie Stinson.

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