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Nursing home residents, staff test positive for COVID-19

Nursing home residents, staff test positive for COVID-19

Officials said 31 residents and five staff tested positive By Judy Reed A local nursing home in Cedar Springs is now on the front lines fighting COVID-19.  Metron of Cedar Springs, a 77-bed community located at 400 Jeffrey Street, announced Tuesday that a number of residents and staff members tested positive for COVID-19. “We have […]

Nursing home residents, staff test positive for COVID-19
World War COVID-19

World War COVID-19

by Lois Allen, publisher We are fighting a new world war being waged by an invisible enemy. You can’t see it, but it’s literally everywhere. And now it’s in Cedar Springs as well. You may feel like you are taking your life in your hands when you buy groceries or go to the dollar store. […]

World War COVID-19
#KindnessCatchesOn

#KindnessCatchesOn

Jeff Uhen, of Nelson Township, said the family went for a bike ride recently and decided to start picking up trash along the way.  “We found this big bag along the road so we started filling it up until it was full,” he explained. “Toward the end, there was this plastic piece on the ground […]

#KindnessCatchesOn
Unemployment claims crash state website

Unemployment claims crash state website

Overwhelm phone lines (The Center Square) – A record number of Michigan residents are filing for unemployment, and simultaneously have been frustrated by long waits and other online and telecommunications issues. The Michigan website crashed at 11 a.m. Tuesday and was rendered inoperable for nearly two hours. It was up and running again at 1 […]

Unemployment claims crash state website
The Worst Easter Candy Ranked

The Worst Easter Candy Ranked

By Clair Robins clair@candystore.com There’s a lot not to like about the way 2020 is shaping up. The Worst Easter candy is low on that list, but here it is anyway. Easter is already just around the corner and the candy opinions are coming out again. You’ve heard the complaints and even had some of these […]

The Worst Easter Candy Ranked
Deadly Alien Beauty

Deadly Alien Beauty

By Ranger Steve Mueller Recently a Cedar Springs Post reader submitted a picture of a deadly beauty (reposted this week). When I first saw the plant in a ditch a few decades ago in front of a home, I thought about planting it by the road at Ody Brook to create a winter visual barrier. […]

Deadly Alien Beauty
Can I still go fishing?

Can I still go fishing?

We understand there are questions about how COVID-19 is affecting outdoor recreation. Right now, yes, fishing is permitted, and the 2020 season opens April 1. In fact, fishing is one outdoor activity that can be done with proper social distancing; just make sure to remain 6 feet away from people outside of your household and […]

Can I still go fishing?
CTA names elementary principal for 2020-21

CTA names elementary principal for 2020-21

02 April 2020

Creative Technologies Academy completed its search for a new elementary principal to take effect July 1, 2020. Current principal Autumn Mattson will become the Academy’s superintendent/school leader on that date, creating the need to hire a new principal. CTA is pleased to name Kate Bialkowski as the school’s elementary principal effective July 1. Bialkowski is […]

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Nursing home residents, staff test positive for COVID-19

Nursing home residents, staff test positive for COVID-19

02 April 2020

Officials said 31 residents and five staff tested positive By Judy Reed A local nursing home in Cedar Springs is now on the front lines fighting COVID-19.  Metron of Cedar Springs, a 77-bed community located at 400 Jeffrey Street, announced Tuesday that a number of residents and staff members tested positive for COVID-19. “We have […]

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World War COVID-19

World War COVID-19

02 April 2020

by Lois Allen, publisher We are fighting a new world war being waged by an invisible enemy. You can’t see it, but it’s literally everywhere. And now it’s in Cedar Springs as well. You may feel like you are taking your life in your hands when you buy groceries or go to the dollar store. […]

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Cedar Springs Public Schools responds to school closure

Cedar Springs Public Schools responds to school closure

02 April 2020

April 2, 2020                Dear Parents and Guardians: Moments ago, Governor Whitmer ordered schools to close for the remainder of the school year. This drastic measure is intended to help ensure the health and well being of students and their families.  The Governor also asked that each school district and its staff provide a remote learning […]

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Governor suspends face-to-face learning at K-12 schools for rest of school year

02 April 2020

Executive Order sets guidelines for remote learning, ensures teachers, school employees will be paid for remainder of school year Governor Gretchen Whitmer today signed Executive Order 2020-35, which orders all K-12 school buildings to close for the remainder of the school year unless restrictions are lifted and ensures continuing of learning by setting guidelines for […]

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Easter Coloring Contest

Easter Coloring Contest

30 March 2020

Hey kids,  It’s time for our annual Easter Coloring Contest and your chance to win an awesome Easter Basket!  Please click here and print out and color the picture with crayons, markers or colored pencils. Fill out the form below and include with your entry. Our judges will choose 3 winners from three age groups: […]

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Post travels to Morocco

Post travels to Morocco

02 April 2020

The Post recently traveled to Morocco with the Norris family. The photo above shows Solon Township’s TJ Norris, with husband Ken behind the iPhone camera, at the astounding Grand Mosque in Casablanca, Morocco, in mid-March. The couple were on a two-week tour when international borders started to close due to COVID-19 restrictions, cutting short their vacation in a wonderful kingdom filled with amazing […]

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Fast cash winner

Fast cash winner

02 April 2020

We had several people guess our fake stories and ad correctly from last week’s paper. We put them in a drawing, and the winner is Keri Splitstone, of Cedar Springs! Keri guessed the two stories were “Thrills and chills as you cross the new bridge” and “Kent County deputies confiscate stolen truck.” The fake ad […]

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We’ll get through this together

02 April 2020

By Mike Womack, Cedar Springs City Manager There is an old curse that goes; “May you live in interesting times,” well, these are interesting times indeed. The Governor’s 2020-21 “Stay Home, Stay Safe” Executive Order is unprecedented in our lives and sets a more serious tone for how we are expected to react to the […]

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Autopsy reveals cause of death in fire fatality

02 April 2020

By Judy Reed In December 2019, The Post reported that Troopers from the Michigan State Police Hart Post were investigating the death of an Ensley Township man whose body was found after his mobile home burned. According to Sand Lake Fire Chief Ed Holtzlander, they were dispatched at 12:23 a.m. on Friday, November 29, to […]

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EGLE reminds consumers to flush only toilet paper

02 April 2020

Throw other paper products in the trash We’ve all heard of the three “Rs” reading, writing, and ‘rithmatic. Here’s another important lesson to learn: the three “Ps”: toilet paper, pee and poo  Those are the only things that should ever be flushed down a toilet. Flushing other paper products can lead to basement sewage backups in […]

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New programs to increase and expand unemployment benefits

02 April 2020

Benefits increased for all unemployed workers, expanded to self-employed and low-wage workers LANSING–Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced new programs for workers affected by COVID-19. The governor, under the federal CARES Act, signed an agreement between Michigan and the U.S. Dept. of Labor to implement Pandemic Unemployment Assistance and Compensation programs that grant benefits to workers who […]

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DIFS’ call center assists consumers with insurance and financial services questions and complaints

02 April 2020

LANSING, MICH. The Department of Insurance and Financial Services (DIFS) announced that its call center continues regular operations and remains prepared to assist Michigan consumers with their insurance and financial services concerns, especially those individuals impacted by coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). “DIFS’ Office of Consumer Services is working remotely and stands ready to help Michiganders […]

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RAMON L. HUNTER

RAMON L. HUNTER

02 April 2020

Ramon L. Hunter age 93 of Cedar Springs, died Monday, March 30, 2020 at his home. Ramon was born April 27, 1926 in Cedar Springs, MI the son of Howard and Nancy (Walls) Hunter. He worked for Sparta Piston Ring for 30 years, was a farmer and worked with plow horses. He enjoyed fishing, had […]

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LUCILLE MIDDLETON

LUCILLE MIDDLETON

02 April 2020

Wishing our sweet Lucille Middleton a happy 95th birthday from all of her family and friends! On March 30, 1925 we were blessed with such an amazing kind hearted lady. We wish her the very best year ahead. If you would like to wish Lucille a happy birthday you can mail cards to: 4142 – […]

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