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Howard City to interview manager finalists Fire Department purchases life-saving equipment Groups donate to Library Boy Scouts collect food for pantry Community supports En Gedi fundraiser Leave wildlife in the wild WMP West Regionals results The Waif coming to the Kent Theatre
 
Howard City to interview manager finalists

Howard City to interview manager finalists

The Village of Howard City has selected four finalists to be interviewed for the job as Village Manager.

Howard City to interview manager finalists
Fire Department purchases life-saving equipment

Fire Department purchases life-saving equipment

People living in Cedar Springs who suffer sudden cardiac arrest now have a better chance of survival, thanks to new equipment recently purchased by the Cedar Springs Fire Department.

Fire Department purchases life-saving equipment
Groups donate to Library

Groups donate to Library

The Cedar Springs Public Library is nearing completion, and two local community organizations recently stepped and made donations toward the cause.

Groups donate to Library
Boy Scouts collect food for pantry

Boy Scouts collect food for pantry

Boy Scout Troop 222 recently collected hundreds of items for the United Methodist Food pantry.

Boy Scouts collect food for pantry
Community supports En Gedi fundraiser

Community supports En Gedi fundraiser

The Cedar Springs High School cafeteria was bubbling with excitement last Friday when approximately 175 attendees gathered for the one and only En Gedi annual fundraiser event.

Community supports En Gedi fundraiser
Leave wildlife in the wild

Leave wildlife in the wild

Do not take baby animals from the wild this spring. Spring is here, bringing warmer temperatures and the next generation of wildlife.

Leave wildlife in the wild
WMP West Regionals results

WMP West Regionals results

West Michigan Pursuit traveled to Caledonia for the 2016-2017 Regionals. Twenty-one individuals entered the tournament and 17 placed in the top four

WMP West Regionals results
The Waif coming to the Kent Theatre

The Waif coming to the Kent Theatre

Actors Arte Ensemble of West Michigan will present “The Waif,” (the little orphan Annie story) at the Kent Theatre on Friday, March 31, and Saturday, April 1.

The Waif coming to the Kent Theatre
Two die in murder-suicide

Two die in murder-suicide

23 March 2017

The Kent County Sheriff Department responded to a home in Courtland Township Monday and found a woman dead and her son injured.

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Howard City to interview manager finalists

Howard City to interview manager finalists

23 March 2017

The Village of Howard City has selected four finalists to be interviewed for the job as Village Manager.

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Fire Department purchases life-saving equipment

Fire Department purchases life-saving equipment

23 March 2017

People living in Cedar Springs who suffer sudden cardiac arrest now have a better chance of survival, thanks to new equipment recently purchased by the Cedar Springs Fire Department.

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EASTER COLORING CONTEST 2017

EASTER COLORING CONTEST 2017

17 March 2017

Hey kids,  Would you like to win an awesome Easter Basket? It’s time for our annual Easter Coloring Contest and your chance to win! Please color the picture above with crayons, markers or colored pencils. Our judges will choose 3 winners from three age groups: 4-5 years; 6-7 years; and 8-10 years. Good Luck and […]

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Hometown Hero 

23 March 2017

  U.S. Air Force Airman Courtney G. Butler graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic training also earn four credits […]

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School board bits

23 March 2017

  Contracts, privatization of transportation By Judy Reed Board votes on administrative, other contracts The Cedar Springs Board of Education found themselves split 4-3 Monday evening, March 13, when voting on contracts for administrators, executive assistants, and administrative assistants. Dr. Laura VanDuyn, Superintendent of Cedar Springs Public Schools, brought the contracts to the Board that […]

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FFA week gains new meaning

FFA week gains new meaning

23 March 2017

As National FFA Week approached, the Cedar Springs FFA sought new ideas to celebrate. This year, the chapter chose to raise money for a local family in their community.

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Grumpy old robin a sign of spring

Grumpy old robin a sign of spring

23 March 2017

It’s now officially Spring, which means we see more robins. Jackie Gage, of the City of Cedar Springs sent us this photo of a robin visiting outside her window.

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Motorists should report road-killed deer in southern Mecosta, NW Montcalm 

23 March 2017

  The Michigan departments of Natural Resources and Agriculture and Rural Development announced the finding of chronic wasting disease (CWD) in a Mecosta County deer farm in late January 2017. As part of the CWD surveillance effort in the area, the DNR requests that road-killed deer within specific townships in Mecosta and Montcalm counties be reported […]

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DNR urges boaters to ‘Spring Aboard’ for training

23 March 2017

  Boaters encouraged to enroll in safety classes prior to season The Michigan Department of Natural Resources encourages boaters to enroll in a boating education course prior to the boating season. The reminder coincides with the national Spring Aboard – Take a Boating Education Course campaign at http://www.nasbla.org/spring that runs March 19-25. “Educated boaters will have a […]

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Coyotes, Ducks, and People

23 March 2017

    One would expect coyotes to prey on ducks and their eggs. They do, but foxes are better duck hunters than coyotes. When coyotes are present, they keep fox numbers down. Studies by National Biological Survey research scientists found predator control programs that reduce coyote populations increase fox populations. The increase in foxes causes […]

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CS Youth wrestlers heading to state

CS Youth wrestlers heading to state

23 March 2017

By Jacquie Troupe Last weekend, March 18-19, 662 area wrestlers traveled to Caledonia High School for the MYWAY West Regional Tournament. CSYWC competed with 50 other teams to determine who will head to the State Championships in Lansing March 31-April 2. Of the 23 kids from CS Youth Wrestling Club, 17 placed in the top […]

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Know these facts before deducting a charitable donation

23 March 2017

  If taxpayers gave money or goods to a charity in 2016, they may be able to claim a deduction on their federal tax return. Taxpayers can use the Interactive Tax Assistant tool, Can I Deduct my Charitable Contributions?, to help determine if their charitable contributions are deductible. Here are some important facts about charitable donations: […]

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