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Fire destroys family’s home Community celebrates Santa and tree lighting The Post travels to Hoover Dam City Council tours Display Pack Balancing end-of-life caregiving with holiday celebrations  NORAD is ready to track Santa’s flight  Lady Red Hawk bowlers placed second at invite The Canada goose
 
Fire destroys family’s home

Fire destroys family’s home

A Nelson Township family lost their home earlier this week after a fire broke out when no one was home.

Fire destroys family’s home
Community celebrates Santa and tree lighting

Community celebrates Santa and tree lighting

Last Saturday, December 3, was a beautiful day to be out and about in downtown Cedar Springs, to celebrate the annual Mingle with Kris Kringle, sponsored by the Cedar Springs Area Chamber of Commerce.

Community celebrates Santa and tree lighting
The Post travels to Hoover Dam

The Post travels to Hoover Dam

“While on vacation in Las Vegas the first week of October, my mother, Priscilla Shaffer of Cedar Springs, insisted on going to the Hoover Dam to walk the new bypass bridge,” wrote Lourelle McKnight.

The Post travels to Hoover Dam
City Council tours Display Pack

City Council tours Display Pack

The City of Cedar Springs City Council was invited to tour the Display Pack factory on West Street last Wednesday, November 30. Vic Hansen, Display Pack’s President, led the City Councilors and City Manager on a tour of the new Display Pack facility that provides consumer packaging services to some of the world’s top brands. […]

City Council tours Display Pack
Balancing end-of-life caregiving with holiday celebrations 

Balancing end-of-life caregiving with holiday celebrations 

Caring for a seriously ill loved one is difficult at any time of year. But the holidays can compound the stress as caregivers, especially those who mark the season in grand fashion, seek balance between the consuming responsibilities of meeting their loved ones needs and creating a memorable celebration.

Balancing end-of-life caregiving with holiday celebrations 
NORAD is ready to track Santa’s flight 

NORAD is ready to track Santa’s flight 

PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. — The North American Aerospace Defense Command is celebrating the 61st Anniversary of tracking Santa’s yuletide journey!

NORAD is ready to track Santa’s flight 
Lady Red Hawk bowlers placed second at invite

Lady Red Hawk bowlers placed second at invite

The Red Hawk girls bowling team placed second at Wyoming’s invitational on Saturday, Dec 3… The girls placed sixth in the initial round, and the top eight teams moved on...

Lady Red Hawk bowlers placed second at invite
The Canada goose

The Canada goose

Migratory Bird Treaty Centennial featured bird Perhaps one of the most recognizable birds in Michigan is the large, regal-looking Canada goose. Once a rare sight in Michigan, Canada geese are now very plentiful in the state. With black heads, beaks and necks, grey-brown bodies and a white chin strap, these birds can weigh between 5 […]

The Canada goose
Woman killed in crash

Woman killed in crash

08 December 2016

A Kent City woman was killed Monday, December 5, when her car veered off the road and hit a tree. According to the Kent County Sheriff Department, Jillian Poore, 31, was traveling east on 21 Mile near Fruit Ridge, in Tyrone Township, in a 2004 Chevy Trailblazer, when the vehicle crossed the centerline and struck […]

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Fire destroys family’s home

Fire destroys family’s home

08 December 2016

A Nelson Township family lost their home earlier this week after a fire broke out when no one was home.

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Community celebrates Santa and tree lighting

Community celebrates Santa and tree lighting

08 December 2016

Last Saturday, December 3, was a beautiful day to be out and about in downtown Cedar Springs, to celebrate the annual Mingle with Kris Kringle, sponsored by the Cedar Springs Area Chamber of Commerce.

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The Post travels to Hoover Dam

The Post travels to Hoover Dam

08 December 2016

“While on vacation in Las Vegas the first week of October, my mother, Priscilla Shaffer of Cedar Springs, insisted on going to the Hoover Dam to walk the new bypass bridge,” wrote Lourelle McKnight.

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Christmas Coloring Contest

Christmas Coloring Contest

02 December 2016

It’s time for our annual Christmas Coloring Contest and your chance to win one of three $50 gift cards, one for each age group.

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Post to collect toys for needy

Post to collect toys for needy

23 November 2016

Would you like to do something special for families in need this Christmas? You can partner with us to provide toys for needy children in Kent County.

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Power outages cause problems at school

08 December 2016

  Falling snow weighed down tree limbs Monday evening, causing them to break and fall on power lines, which led to power outages for several thousand people in Kent County on Sunday evening, December 4, and more problems on Monday morning, December 5, which resulted in students being sent home early from school. According to […]

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Hannah Rasch crowned 2017 Michigan Apple Queen

Hannah Rasch crowned 2017 Michigan Apple Queen

08 December 2016

Hannah Rasch of Conklin, Mich. has been crowned the 2017 Michigan Apple Queen. Michelle Alt of Kent City, Mich. is first runner-up. Contestants for Michigan Apple Queen must have a connection to the Michigan Apple industry in order to serve as its ambassador. Hannah Rasch is the daughter of Fred and Deanna Rasch, and is pursuing […]

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Suspect wanted for felonious assault

08 December 2016

  Kent County Sheriff’s Office responded to a felonious assault complaint at 8:56 p.m. December 6, in the Riverview Trailer Park, off Long Lake Drive, in Sparta Township. According to police, their preliminary investigation found that two male subjects got into a verbal altercation that escalated into a physical altercation. During the physical altercation, a […]

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Purchase a library brick or block for holiday giving

08 December 2016

  If you’ve been down Main Street in Cedar Springs recently, you can’t help but notice how far along the new library is at the corner of Main and Maple Street. “It’s coming along really well,” said Library Director Donna Clark. “But you can’t really see what’s happening inside.” According to Clark, workers are putting […]

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Take simple precautions when holiday shopping

08 December 2016

  The Michigan State Police (MSP) is reminding holiday shoppers that following a few safety precautions can help this season remain fun for all. “A primary factor in crime prevention is being aware of your surroundings and potential areas of danger,” stated Trooper Roger Hunt, Lakeview Post. “By remaining vigilant and following a few safety […]

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Prepare

08 December 2016

Pastor Steve Lindeman Cedar Springs United Methodist Church 140 S. Main St. Cedar Springs, MI  49319   “Clear the way through the wilderness for the LORD! Make a straight highway through the wasteland for our God …” Isaiah 40:3 (NLT) We have entered into the season of Advent and the four weeks of preparation for the […]

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CAROL LEE KIDDER

CAROL LEE KIDDER

08 December 2016

Carol Lee Kidder, 78 of Cedar Springs, passed away Thursday, December 8, 2016 at her home. Mrs. Kidder was born January 13, 1938 in Lansing, Michigan the daughter of Roy and Carol (Lankton) Dudley.

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KEVIN C. QUIST

KEVIN C. QUIST

08 December 2016

Kevin C. Quist 56 of Cedar Springs, died Monday, December 5, 2016 at Spectrum Health – Butterworth Campus. Kevin was born April 5, 1960 in Grand Rapids, Michigan the son of Chester and Dorothy (Fryling) Quist.

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Why fake news is dangerous

08 December 2016

By Lee H. Hamilton Franklin Roosevelt once said, “Democracy cannot succeed unless those who express their choice are prepared to choose wisely.” He was talking about why education matters in a representative democracy, but it’s a safe bet that had he known about fake internet news, he’d have said the same thing—except maybe with more […]

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