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The eagles have landed Sen. MacGregor reads to CTA students The Post travels to Colombia Beware: you may be visited by pink flamingos Montcalm educator wins excellence in education award Ease into gardening with a raised bed  New girls 7-8 softball teams have winning records DNR to give folks a hand in their hunt for morels
 
The eagles have landed

The eagles have landed

We continue to get eagle photos from area readers. This week we received clearer photos of an eagle sighting at Pine Lake that we ran last week (thank you Tim Hindenach) and a new sighting at Sand Lake.

The eagles have landed
Sen. MacGregor reads to CTA students

Sen. MacGregor reads to CTA students

Michigan Senator Peter MacGregor stopped by Creative Technologies Academy for a visit on Friday morning, April 22, and read to the kindergarten and first grade students.

Sen. MacGregor reads to CTA students
The Post travels to Colombia

The Post travels to Colombia

The Post recently traveled to Colombia with The Springs Church mission team. Members of the team included Matt Goehler, Pastor Barry Briggs, Cindy Mason, Cathy VanOss, Bill VanOss, former Springs Pastor Gary Cruce, Johna Alexander, Floretta Reighn and Shane Jewell.

The Post travels to Colombia
Beware: you may be visited by pink flamingos

Beware: you may be visited by pink flamingos

On Sunday afternoon, April 24, a flock of pink flamingos took up residency on the front lawn of Marge and Jack Clark’s home. The flamingos allegedly escaped from the Cedar Springs Rotary Interact Club.

Beware: you may be visited by pink flamingos
Montcalm educator wins excellence in education award

Montcalm educator wins excellence in education award

A Montcalm County educator known for her commitment to encourage students to read and explore new books and for devoting her own time to help teachers and students has been honored with an Excellence in Education award from the Michigan Lottery.

Montcalm educator wins excellence in education award
Ease into gardening with a raised bed 

Ease into gardening with a raised bed 

Raise your garden to new heights for easier access and greater productivity. Raised beds allow you to overcome poor soil by creating the ideal growing mix, plus make gardening time more comfortable thanks to less bending and kneeling.

Ease into gardening with a raised bed 
New girls 7-8 softball teams have winning records

New girls 7-8 softball teams have winning records

The Cedar Springs Area Parks and Recration Department is proud to be offering a 7th and 8th grade Softball team for the first time. The teams are coached by Neal Kooiman, 7th grade, and Dave Castor, 8th grade.

New girls 7-8 softball teams have winning records
DNR to give folks a hand in their hunt for morels

DNR to give folks a hand in their hunt for morels

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources provides an online interactive map that highlights the state’s 2015 wildfires and prescribed burns—each more than 10 acres in size—to help mushroom hunters in their quest for morels.

DNR to give folks a hand in their hunt for morels

Presentation clarifies school board’s role

29 April 2016

By Judy Reed A special presentation at Cedar Springs Public Schools last week Tuesday, April 19, shed some light on what the community should expect from both the Board of Education and the Superintendent, and how the board operates under the open meetings act. The presentation was given by Scott Morrell, a senior facilitator with […]

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The eagles have landed

The eagles have landed

29 April 2016

We continue to get eagle photos from area readers. This week we received clearer photos of an eagle sighting at Pine Lake that we ran last week (thank you Tim Hindenach) and a new sighting at Sand Lake.

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Sen. MacGregor reads to CTA students

Sen. MacGregor reads to CTA students

29 April 2016

Michigan Senator Peter MacGregor stopped by Creative Technologies Academy for a visit on Friday morning, April 22, and read to the kindergarten and first grade students.

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The Post travels to Colombia

The Post travels to Colombia

29 April 2016

The Post recently traveled to Colombia with The Springs Church mission team. Members of the team included Matt Goehler, Pastor Barry Briggs, Cindy Mason, Cathy VanOss, Bill VanOss, former Springs Pastor Gary Cruce, Johna Alexander, Floretta Reighn and Shane Jewell.

Read the full story

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Beware: you may be visited by pink flamingos

Beware: you may be visited by pink flamingos

29 April 2016

On Sunday afternoon, April 24, a flock of pink flamingos took up residency on the front lawn of Marge and Jack Clark’s home. The flamingos allegedly escaped from the Cedar Springs Rotary Interact Club.

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Montcalm educator wins excellence in education award

Montcalm educator wins excellence in education award

29 April 2016

A Montcalm County educator known for her commitment to encourage students to read and explore new books and for devoting her own time to help teachers and students has been honored with an Excellence in Education award from the Michigan Lottery.

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DNR to give folks a hand in their hunt for morels

DNR to give folks a hand in their hunt for morels

29 April 2016

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources provides an online interactive map that highlights the state’s 2015 wildfires and prescribed burns—each more than 10 acres in size—to help mushroom hunters in their quest for morels.

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Cedar Springs to hold City manager interviews

26 April 2016

The Cedar Springs City Council will be holding interviews on Monday, May 9, to select a candidate to replace former City Manager Thad Taylor. These interviews are open to the public and will be held at Cedar Springs City Hall. They will interview five candidates starting at 9 a.m., with their last interview scheduled for […]

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FOOD SAFETY ALERT: Organic frozen vegetables recalled

FOOD SAFETY ALERT: Organic frozen vegetables recalled

25 April 2016

Organic frozen peas and organic white supersweet corn sold through various retail outlets, including Meijer, Costco and Schwan’s, are being recalled. CRF Frozen Foods of Pasco, Washington is voluntarily recalling 15 frozen vegetable items that have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in […]

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Prescription drug take-back day this Saturday

29 April 2016

This Saturday, April 30, the Michigan State Police (MSP) will partner with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and other law enforcement agencies for National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day to provide a venue for citizens to dispose of unwanted and unused prescription drugs. MSP’s 29 posts will participate in the one-day “Take-Back” effort from 10 a.m. […]

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From the Pulpit: Pastor Kevin Reed

29 April 2016

  Three questions for healthier relationships    Philippians 2:3-4: “Do nothing to of selfish ambition or vain conceit.  Rather in humility value others above yourselves, not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of others.” Relationships are a struggle. Don’t get me wrong; when they are good, they are great! But […]

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In Loving Memory of BENJAMIN WALL

29 April 2016

Our loving husband, dad, grandpa, and great-grandpa who joined the Lord fifteen years ago, April 30, 2001. Spring has come and so are all the memories of loving you. Our lives go on without you but nothing is the same. We have to hide our heartaches when someone speaks your name. Sad are the hearts […]

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WILLIAM FAY BEEBE

29 April 2016

, age 95, of Sand Lake passed away April 22, 2016. William was born November 27, 1920 at home in Ionia Township, Michigan, the son of Lloyd and Jessie (Beckhorn) Beebe. William served proudly in WWII from September 5, 1942 to December 30, 1945. William is survived by his wife of 67 years, Helen; 5 […]

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SUSAN E. ODREN

29 April 2016

Susan E. Odren, 59, of Sand Lake, died Friday, April 22, 2016 at her home. Susan was born July 4, 1956 in Grand Rapids, Michigan, the daughter of George and Esther (Pacewiecz) Chmurynski. She retired from the Cedar Springs office of AT&T after 30 years of service. She loved animals, enjoyed gardening and was a […]

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Louise Marie (Brunnenkant) Bassett

Louise Marie (Brunnenkant) Bassett

29 April 2016

Louise Marie (Brunnenkant) Bassett, age 86, of Gowen, passed away unexpectedly Wednesday, April 20, 2016 at Spectrum Health Butterworth Hospital in Grand Rapids. She was born March 25, 1930 in Mt. Pleasant, the daughter of Otto and Margaret (Hein) Brunnenkant. She was a member of the Bethel Lutheran Church in Howard City, loved gardening, motorcycle […]

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It’s getting harder to govern, and it’s not just politicians’ fault

29 April 2016

By Lee H. Hamilton We may not know who our next President is going to be, but here’s one thing that’s almost certain: he or she will take office with roughly half of the electorate unhappy and mistrustful. The notion that the President speaks for a broad coalition of Americans who are willing to set […]

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“King Klong” at the Kent Theatre

“King Klong” at the Kent Theatre

29 April 2016

Actors del Arte Ensemble of West Michigan of Rockford Mi. is presenting a 10-ft ape on stage this weekend at The Kent Theatre in Cedar Springs. The oversized primate with an attitude is hard to dismiss—he is the star attraction of the upcoming 2-act play. The great ape and ensemble of 28 actors recreates the […]

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Sen. MacGregor to hold office hours

29 April 2016

Senator Peter MacGregor will be holding office hours on Friday, April 29th from 7:30-9:00 am at Mr. Burger, 5181 Northland Dr. NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49525. “I will be available to answer questions and respond to concerns any residents of the district may have.  Office hours are a one-on-one meeting with constituents, and in order […]

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