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World War II Vet to be awarded honorary diploma Lest we forget Kent County Service animals receive eye exams at Mounted Unit Poppies help veterans programs A House Divided WM Hawks battle on breast cancer awareness night Mother thanks blood donors who saved her baby’s life Five easy tips for a stunning summer yard
 
World War II Vet to be awarded honorary diploma

World War II Vet to be awarded honorary diploma

Erwin Duane Empie, 90, has waited a long time to get his high school diploma. But the wait will be over on Thursday, June 2, when he finally receives an honorary diploma from Cedar Springs High School—the school he left in the 1940s so he could serve our country during World War II.

World War II Vet to be awarded honorary diploma
Lest we forget

Lest we forget

Memorial Day is a day to remember and honor those that gave their lives while defending our country. It’s also a day to remember all those that have served and are now deceased. Inside this issue are the names of veterans buried in area cemeteries, and we honor them with this issue of The Cedar […]

Lest we forget

Rockford man killed in crash

A 24-year-old Rockford man died last Wednesday when the car he was riding in turned in front of another vehicle. According to the Michigan State Police Rockford Post, the accident occurred about 11:17 p.m., May 18, at 14 Mile and Northland Drive, in Algoma Township. The investigation showed that the driver of a 2001 Ford […]

The Post travels to Haiti

The Rev. Robert Baker and wife Patti, of Oakfield Township, traveled to Haiti earlier this year. Rev. Baker had previously spent 13 years in Haiti, with 10 as field director for the Baptist Haiti Mission, formerly based in Rockford.

Kent County Service animals receive eye exams at Mounted Unit

Kent County Service animals receive eye exams at Mounted Unit

“From top to bottom the entire organization is volunteer,” said David Homant, owner of Kent County Search and Rescue trailing dog, Gus. Homant and Gus were at the Kent County Sheriff Department Mounted Unit at 4687 Kies, in Rockford and Plainfield Township on Saturday, May 21 to take advantage of a special opportunity.

Kent County Service animals receive eye exams at Mounted Unit
Poppies help veterans programs

Poppies help veterans programs

As many readers are aware, the month of May is very important to the American Legion Auxiliary. It is the time of year that you will find American Legion Auxiliary members outside your local businesses taking donations for poppies

Poppies help veterans programs
A House Divided

A House Divided

It’s May and time for another Scott Phillips production! I like Scott’s plays because they make me laugh and we all need to laugh. That’s not to say they don’t have a message, because they do. When I go to a play or a movie, I want to have a good time and that I did at A House Divided.

A House Divided
WM Hawks battle on breast cancer awareness night

WM Hawks battle on breast cancer awareness night

A beautiful evening at Skinner Field on Saturday led to an incredible football game. The Indiana Wolf Pack made their way to town to take on the West Michigan Hawks, in a game that ended in a 22-22 tie.

WM Hawks battle on breast cancer awareness night
Mother thanks blood donors who saved her baby’s life

Mother thanks blood donors who saved her baby’s life

Premature baby girl survives infection after two blood transfusions... As many people nationwide celebrated the special women in their lives during Mother’s Day earlier this month, Michigan Blood is celebrating Jamiee Mentink and her story of becoming a mom for the first time.

Mother thanks blood donors who saved her baby’s life
Five easy tips for a stunning summer yard

Five easy tips for a stunning summer yard

Summer’s arrival brings longer days and more sunshine. This season also means more of your favorite outdoor activities, such as relaxing in the backyard or working in the garden. In fact, there is no better time to refresh your outdoor space.

Five easy tips for a stunning summer yard
Memorial Day 2016

Memorial Day 2016

27 May 2016

Click below to download this year’s Memorial Day Tribute MemorialTribute2016.pdf  

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City Council fires assessor, hires interim City Manager

27 May 2016

City clerk also resigns By Judy Reed The Cedar Springs City Council fired their assessor, hired an interim City Manager, and received the resignation of their City Clerk, all during the course of a special meeting on Thursday evening. The Council has been in disagreement with City Assessor Jason Rosenzweig, over six parcels of city-owned […]

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WWII Vet writes home

27 May 2016

Several months ago, Cedar Springs resident Jay Bowers shared some information with the Post about his grandfather, S/Sgt. Leon (Jack) Frank Bowers, who served during World War II.

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World War II Vet to be awarded honorary diploma

World War II Vet to be awarded honorary diploma

27 May 2016

Erwin Duane Empie, 90, has waited a long time to get his high school diploma. But the wait will be over on Thursday, June 2, when he finally receives an honorary diploma from Cedar Springs High School—the school he left in the 1940s so he could serve our country during World War II.

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Lest we forget

Lest we forget

27 May 2016

Memorial Day is a day to remember and honor those that gave their lives while defending our country. It’s also a day to remember all those that have served and are now deceased. Inside this issue are the names of veterans buried in area cemeteries, and we honor them with this issue of The Cedar […]

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Rockford man killed in crash

27 May 2016

A 24-year-old Rockford man died last Wednesday when the car he was riding in turned in front of another vehicle. According to the Michigan State Police Rockford Post, the accident occurred about 11:17 p.m., May 18, at 14 Mile and Northland Drive, in Algoma Township. The investigation showed that the driver of a 2001 Ford […]

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The Post travels to Haiti

27 May 2016

The Rev. Robert Baker and wife Patti, of Oakfield Township, traveled to Haiti earlier this year. Rev. Baker had previously spent 13 years in Haiti, with 10 as field director for the Baptist Haiti Mission, formerly based in Rockford.

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Kent County Service animals receive eye exams at Mounted Unit

Kent County Service animals receive eye exams at Mounted Unit

27 May 2016

“From top to bottom the entire organization is volunteer,” said David Homant, owner of Kent County Search and Rescue trailing dog, Gus. Homant and Gus were at the Kent County Sheriff Department Mounted Unit at 4687 Kies, in Rockford and Plainfield Township on Saturday, May 21 to take advantage of a special opportunity.

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Wenona M. Bristol

Wenona M. Bristol

31 May 2016

Wenona M. Bristol, 92 of Cedar Springs, died Monday, May 30, 2016 at Metron of Cedar Springs. Mrs. Bristol was born May 4, 1924 in Howard City, MI the daughter of Lloyd and Lydia (Goestch) Shupe. She was a longtime member of the Cedar Springs American Legion Auxiliary where she loved playing bingo. She enjoyed […]

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Woman charged with leaving child in a vehicle

27 May 2016

Police were called to the Walmart in Comstock Park on Saturday, May 21, at 6:18 p.m., on a report of a child left in a vehicle. Kent County Deputy Ysquierdo arrived on scene and found a 2-year-old girl in the back of a running car. He was unable to awaken her, and it appeared she […]

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CS Brewing Co. wins best brewery contest

27 May 2016

  After only being open six months, the Cedar Springs Brewing Co. came out on top last week in a contest posted online by WZZM13 for the best brewery in West Michigan. According to WZZM13, 2,800 people voted in the initial poll, nominating 98 different breweries. They narrowed it down to the top ten with […]

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Man charged in woman’s assault, strangulation

27 May 2016

  A Crystal Township woman is in critical condition after a man she was riding with strangled her and pushed her from the vehicle. According to the Montcalm County Sheriff Office, on Monday, May 23, two people were traveling on Berridge Road, in Eureka Township, south of Fenwick Road, looking for morel mushrooms, about 7:16 […]

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Man leads police on chase

27 May 2016

  A 20-year-old Grant Township man is facing several charges after he tried to flee police last week. According to Newaygo County Sheriff Patrick Hedlund, Sheriff deputies were assisting Michigan Department of Corrections probation/parole agents, in a check on a probationer at his residence in Grant Township, at about 11:45 a.m. May 18. As deputies […]

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Old trophies

27 May 2016

The Cedar Springs Post welcomes letters of up to 350 words. The subject should be relevant to local readers, and the editor reserves the right to reject letters or edit for clarity, length, good taste, accuracy, and liability concerns. All submissions MUST be accompanied by full name, mailing address and daytime phone number. We use […]

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The Case for limited government 

27 May 2016

  By Lee H. Hamilton It has been 35 years since Ronald Reagan’s first inaugural speech as President — the one in which he said, “In this present crisis, government is not the solution to our problem; government is the problem.” Over that time, hostility toward government seems only to have grown, led by politicians […]

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