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Are you ready for some football? The Post travels to Schroon Lake Area churches stand United OUT OF THE ATTIC EarthTalk® Healthy lunch and snack ideas for back to school CS tennis wins Sparta invitational Build a lasting memory with your backyard project Osprey chicks outfitted with satellite backpacks   Treat Yourself To A Healthier Car Ride
 
Are you ready for some football?

Are you ready for some football?

The Cedar Springs Red Hawks hit the gridiron this week for the first football games of the year. The varsity will take on last year’s OK-Blue champ Comstock Park, on the Panther’s home turf, Thursday, August 28, at 7 p.m., in the first of four non-conference games.

Are you ready for some football?
The Post travels to Schroon Lake

The Post travels to Schroon Lake

The Post traveled to Word of Life island in Schroon Lake, New York, with 12 teens and seven leaders from Maranatha Baptist Church, located at 12786 Algoma Avenue. The teens spent six days camping on the island, while the leaders stayed at the word of Life Inn and family campground. The teens were also participating […]

The Post travels to Schroon Lake
Area churches stand United

Area churches stand United

Nine area churches suspended regular Sunday services and united for a joint worship service together at Morley Park, in Cedar Springs, on Sunday, August 24. This is the 6th year the churches have held the joint service, which they call “United.” About 500 people attended the event, which included contemporary worship music, a sermon by […]

Area churches stand United
OUT OF THE ATTIC

OUT OF THE ATTIC

The R.M.S. Railway Mail Service By D.M. White, Cedar Springs Historical Society I was one of the federal employees who worked and guarded the U.S. Mail on the trains. We carried all the Federal Reserve cash and registered mail. We handled all the revenue from the Mackinac Bridge each week and it was no small […]

OUT OF THE ATTIC
EarthTalk®

EarthTalk®

Dear EarthTalk: Is it true that much of our food—including cereals and snacks eaten by children—is actually over-fortified with excessive amounts of vitamins and minerals that can be dangerous to our health? -- Diane Summerton, Waukesha, WI

EarthTalk®
Healthy lunch and snack ideas for back to school

Healthy lunch and snack ideas for back to school

If schools and parents received report cards on the lunches they’re serving kids, most wouldn’t receive a passing score. Many lunches, whether served at school or brought from home, are made with bleached flour, artificial sweeteners, food coloring, high-fructose corn syrup, artificial preservatives, hormones and trans fats. Studies have shown that these ingredients are linked to weight gain, defects in insulin and lipid metabolism, hyperactivity, increased risk of tumors, cancer, digestive issues, asthma, premature heart attacks, diabetes, and overexposure and resistance to antibiotics.

Healthy lunch and snack ideas for back to school
CS tennis wins Sparta invitational

CS tennis wins Sparta invitational

The Cedar Springs boys’ varsity tennis team took first place at the Sparta Invitational on Wednesday, August 20. Singles and doubles team members played matches against Sparta, Coopersville and Fremont to gain their first place finish. According to scores reported at MLive.com, Cedar finished with 17 points, Sparta came in second with 15, Coopersville, 12, […]

CS tennis wins Sparta invitational
Build a lasting memory with your backyard project

Build a lasting memory with your backyard project

There are regular backyard projects and then there are those special backyard projects that bring families closer together, both during the construction and while enjoying the finished piece.

Build a lasting memory with your backyard project
Osprey chicks outfitted with satellite backpacks  

Osprey chicks outfitted with satellite backpacks  

Nearly absent from much of the state due to the effects of DDT and other pesticides and habitat loss, ospreys continue to rebound in Michigan. In southern Michigan, monitoring efforts are tracking the revitalization of this species.

Osprey chicks outfitted with satellite backpacks  
Treat Yourself To A Healthier Car Ride

Treat Yourself To A Healthier Car Ride

Allergies are nothing to sneeze at. Fortunately, your car can protect you from the pollen, dust and pollutants that are drawn inside through air-conditioning and ventilation systems.

Treat Yourself To A Healthier Car Ride
City Police Chief retires

City Police Chief retires

28 August 2014

By Judy Reed The City of Cedar Springs will lose one of its most respected and well-liked employees this week, when Police Chief Roger Parent retires after a 40-year career in law enforcement. His last day is Friday, August 29. Parent came to Cedar Springs 6-1/2 years ago, after a 33-1/2-year career with the Kent […]

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Brewery approved for downtown location

Brewery approved for downtown location

28 August 2014

It’s been a longtime coming, but the Cedar Springs Brewing Company has finally purchased the property at 95 N. Main (corner of Main and W. Maple) to build a full-menu restaurant and outdoor biergarden that will be both family and community-friendly, according to owner David Ringler. When the Cedar Springs City Council officially approved the […]

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City continues discussion with Sheriff Department

28 August 2014

By Judy Reed The Cedar Springs City Council voted 7-0 last Thursday, August 21, to direct the City Manager to continue discussions with the Kent County Sheriff Department regarding them taking over law enforcement for the city. But it’s not a done deal. The council wants to see a contract before they decide. Councilor Bob […]

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Are you ready for some football?

Are you ready for some football?

28 August 2014

The Cedar Springs Red Hawks hit the gridiron this week for the first football games of the year. The varsity will take on last year’s OK-Blue champ Comstock Park, on the Panther’s home turf, Thursday, August 28, at 7 p.m., in the first of four non-conference games.

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The Post travels to Schroon Lake

The Post travels to Schroon Lake

28 August 2014

The Post traveled to Word of Life island in Schroon Lake, New York, with 12 teens and seven leaders from Maranatha Baptist Church, located at 12786 Algoma Avenue. The teens spent six days camping on the island, while the leaders stayed at the word of Life Inn and family campground. The teens were also participating […]

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Area churches stand United

Area churches stand United

28 August 2014

Nine area churches suspended regular Sunday services and united for a joint worship service together at Morley Park, in Cedar Springs, on Sunday, August 24. This is the 6th year the churches have held the joint service, which they call “United.” About 500 people attended the event, which included contemporary worship music, a sermon by […]

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Clarification

28 August 2014

In an article last week, The Post ran a story about a two-vehicle accident at the intersection of Main and Cedar Streets. Police reported that a 17-year-old driver pulled out of Cedar Street in front of a southbound car driven by an 18-year-old. The 17-year-old driver was not technically pinned in, but was extricated because […]

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New branch manager at Sand Lake/Nelson Township Library

New branch manager at Sand Lake/Nelson Township Library

28 August 2014

  By Tom Noreen   On June 18, Craig Bruno joined the staff of the Nelson Township Library as the Kent District Library Branch Manager. Craig started as a circulation assistant for KDL at the Gaines Township branch. He comes to us from the Cascade branch, where he was the adult librarian offering programs for […]

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Education Foundation awards grants

28 August 2014

By Tom Noreen Each year the Cedar Springs Education Foundation reinvests the dividends it earns on its investments back into the schools. This year the foundation returned over $15,000. Of this, over $5,000 was used to provide each of the 205 teachers with a $25 gift card from Schuler’s Books. The other $10,000 was divided […]

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ERWIN D. FOX

ERWIN D. FOX

28 August 2014

Erwin D. Fox, 87 of Sand Lake, died Monday, August 25, 2014 at his home. Erwin was born July 19, 1927 in Comstock Park, Michigan the son of Leon and Thelma (Geer) Fox. He served his country in the U.S. Army during the Korean War.

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JANET L. RIGGLE

JANET L. RIGGLE

28 August 2014

Janet L. Riggle, 90 of Cedar Springs, passed away peacefully from this life and entered into the presence of her Saviour on Saturday, August 23, 2014 at Metron of Cedar Springs. Janet was married to Howard “Slim” Riggle on April 6, 1942 and together they raised a family.

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WILLIAM PAUL GUNUNG

28 August 2014

William Paul Genung age 82 of Sand Lake passed away at home on Wednesday August 20, 2014. He was born in Dowagiac Michigan on December 25, 1931 the son of Merle T. and Nora (Franklin) Genung. Bill was retired from Packaging Corporation of America in Wyoming with 34 years of service.

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“Could that Happen Here?”

28 August 2014

As I look at the events that are taking place in Ferguson, Missouri, it makes me ask the question, “Could that happen in Cedar Springs?” Have you thought about that? Or do you just assume that something like that could never happen here? I think it would be foolish of us to think that something like that couldn’t happen here; but at the same time, I believe that the things our community is doing is building in safeguards so that those kinds of things won’t happen here.

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