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Dog rescued after missing for six weeks

Dog rescued after missing for six weeks

Near-frozen cat gets new lease on life By Judy Reed There are a lot of animal lovers in Cedar Springs, and several good animal rescues in northern Kent County. They do great work all the time, but there were two incidents in the last week that really stood out. According to the Kent County Animal […]

Dog rescued after missing for six weeks
Stay safe during bitter cold and snow impacting Michigan

Stay safe during bitter cold and snow impacting Michigan

The Michigan State Police warned residents earlier this week about the snow-covered roads and sub-zero temperatures we faced Tuesday and Wednesday, and encouraged state residents and visitors to be extra cautious when going outdoors. “With the National Weather Service forecasting sub-zero temperatures, it’s important that Michiganders take steps to stay safe during this period of […]

Stay safe during bitter cold and snow impacting Michigan
Man dies in Montcalm crash

Man dies in Montcalm crash

A 78-year-old Sheridan man died Monday when the car he was riding in was hit head-on by another vehicle. Troopers from the Michigan State Police Lakeview Post responded to the two vehicle, head-on crash at 2:01 p.m. on Monday, February 8, on County Farm Road and Derby Road, Sidney Township, Montcalm County. Police said their […]

Man dies in Montcalm crash
Dog rescued after missing for six weeks

Dog rescued after missing for six weeks

26 February 2021

Near-frozen cat gets new lease on life By Judy Reed There are a lot of animal lovers in Cedar Springs, and several good animal rescues in northern Kent County. They do great work all the time, but there were two incidents in the last week that really stood out. According to the Kent County Animal […]

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Spring weight restrictions start Monday to protect Michigan’s roads

Spring weight restrictions start Monday to protect Michigan’s roads

26 February 2021

The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) and local agencies are enacting spring weight restrictions, an annual move to protect roads. Effective 6 a.m. Monday, March 1, weight restrictions will be imposed and enforced on all state trunkline highways from the Michigan border north to and including M-20 from the interchange with US-31 in Oceana County, […]

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Man dies in standoff with police

26 February 2021

A Montcalm County man who engaged in a shoot-out and standoff with police met a tragic end Sunday when he refused to drop his weapon and instead pointed it at officers. Troopers from the Michigan State Police Lakeview Post were dispatched to the 9700 block of N. Wyman Rd, near Edgar Rd, in Home Township, […]

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Red Flannel Festival theme for 2021

Red Flannel Festival theme for 2021

26 February 2021

The Red Flannel Festival recently announced that they plan to move ahead with plans for the 2021 festival, and that they have selected this year’s theme. The theme chosen for this year’s festival is “Bringing Back Red Flannel Fun in 2021,” which was suggested by Red Flannel Board Trustee Andrew Bartoszek.  “The Festival Board reached […]

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Freezin’ for a reason

Freezin’ for a reason

26 February 2021

The frigid temperatures finally broke for a crazy fun group that took the chilly plunge on Saturday, February 20. Around 20 brave jumpers plunged into the icy water of Pine Lake to raise funds for North Kent Community Enrichment (NKCE).   According to Executive Director Jaime Gunderson, this year’s success is credited to having great business […]

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Warning: Con artists using new tricks

26 February 2021

The Michigan State Police (MSP) Houghton Lake Post sent out a scam warning this week that our local Rockford MSP Post asked us to share with residents. The Michigan State Police (MSP) Houghton Lake Post reminds residents that scams can take many different forms, and recently two victims of the same scam have contacted the […]

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Local firefighters honored

Local firefighters honored

26 February 2021

The Cedar Springs Men and Ladies of Honor recently honored the Cedar Springs Fire Department for all of their sacrifice for our community. They were presented the Thin Red Line Flag, which represents the courage firefighters find to conquer their darkest fears in order to save and protect the lives and property of others. The Men and Ladies of […]

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Police seek suspects in home invasions

26 February 2021

By Judy Reed The Kent County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the suspect(s) involved in several home invasion/burglaries in northern Kent County last week. The Post was contacted by a reader last Wednesday afternoon, February 17, who said they had come home to find their house broken into and several valuable items taken. They reported that […]

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Silent Observer: A year in review

Silent Observer: A year in review

26 February 2021

What a year it was! From Silent Observer 2020 certainly was a challenging year as life changed for us in a blink of an eye. Some of us became ill, some lost loved ones, businesses were shuttered until it was deemed safe enough for reopening. Schools went virtual which has fostered isolation, and crime increased. […]

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Innocence Project earns release of man after more than 15 years in prison

Innocence Project earns release of man after more than 15 years in prison

26 February 2021

On Thursday, February 18, Wayne County Judge Bruce Morrow set aside the conviction of Mr. Kenneth Nixon. Nixon, now 34, was wrongfully convicted of murder, attempted murder, and arson in 2005. Assistant Prosecutor Valerie Newman, Director of the Wayne County Prosecutor Office’s Conviction Integrity Unit, moved to have Nixon’s conviction vacated and requested dismissal of […]

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Kent County Health Department administers 20,000th dose of COVID-19 vaccine

Kent County Health Department administers 20,000th dose of COVID-19 vaccine

26 February 2021

The Kent County Health Department (KCHD) administered dose number 20,000 the morning of February 19 at its vaccine clinic located at 700 Fuller NE. The milestone comes almost two months exactly since the first dose was administered on December 18, 2020. Shelley Grissom of Grand Rapids was the recipient of the landmark dose when she […]

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