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The Post travels to the Bahamas

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The Post recently traveled to the Bahamas with the Mabie family. Shown here is June Mabie, with her great-granddaughters, Emerson and Failla, in the Bahamas during the first week of March.

Thanks so much for taking us with you to the warm, sunny Bahamas!

Are you going on vacation? Take the Post with you and snap some photos. Then send them to us with some info to news@cedarspringspost.com or mail them to Post travels, PO Box 370, Cedar Springs, MI 49319. We will be looking for yours!

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The Post travels to St. Jude Children’s Hospital

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The Post recently traveled with Jim, Kelsey, Tyler, Chris and Trevor Ruark to St. Jude Children’s research hospital, in Memphis Tennessee. Kelsey (who is holding the Post newspaper in the photo) is a patient there. “We traveled there for her 10-year (last) check up,” explained Kelsey’s mom, Chris. “She was diagnosed with leukemia AML in 2006 and received a bone marrow transplant on Dec. 1, 2006, from her younger brother Tyler. Kelsey has gone back for yearly visits for 10 years. We were celebrating 10 years cancer free!”

Thanks so much for letting us celebrate with you! We are happy that Kelsey is cancer-free!

Are you going on vacation? Take the Post with you and snap some photos. Then send them to us with some info to news@cedarspringspost.com or mail them to Post travels, PO Box 370, Cedar Springs, MI 49319. We will be looking for yours!

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The Post travels to Montana

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Art Smith brought along his Cedar Springs Post while on an elk hunt in Montana with his brother Steve Smith and other family members. Art rode 8 miles on a mule to a tent camp, and hunted in the Lewis & Clark National Forest in the Bob Marshal Wilderness. He said that one elk and two deer were taken in the camp.

Thanks, so much, Art, for taking us with you!

This year the Post has traveled all over the world with our readers, visiting locations with our readers such as various cities in Arizona; the Adirondack Mountains; Atlanta, Georgia; Bay City, Mich.; Boston, Mass.; California; China; Colorado; Florida; Hoover Dam; Makcinac Island; Montana; New York City; Pictured Rocks; the Ryder Cup; South Dakota; Washington D.C.; West Virginia; Wyoming; Colombia; the Caribbean, Panama; Germany; Italy; France; Greece; Turkey; Haiti; Japan; Iceland; Nepal; Scotland; and Sweden.

Where will we go next year? It’s up to you!

Are you going on vacation? Take the Post with you and snap some photos. Then send them to us with some info to news@cedarspringspost.com or mail them to Post travels, PO Box 370, Cedar Springs, MI 49319. We will be looking for yours!

 

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The Post travels to Arizona

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Jim and Bonnie Hutchinson, of Solon Township, recently took the Post with them to visit family in Arizona. While there they visited Willcox, Arizona, the birthplace of Rex Allen, “The Singing Cowboy,” who starred in 19 westerns. They also visited Roswell, New Mexico; White Sands National Park in NM; the Petrified Forest in Arizona; and the Monument Rocks (or Chalk Pyramids) a large group of chalk formations, in Oakley, Kansas. “It was worth the dusty drive,” they said.

Thanks so much to Jim and Bonnie for taking us with you on your trip out west!

Are you going on vacation? Take the Post with you and snap some photos. Then send them to us with some info to news@cedarspringspost.com or mail them to Post travels, PO Box 370, Cedar Springs, MI 49319. We will be looking for yours!

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The Post travels to Hoover Dam

From L to R: Helen Popelar, Gloria Robinson, Angie Popelar, Priscilla Shaffer, Carolyn Clement, Clare Hoover, Pam Orgeck, and Lourelle McKnight.

From L to R: Helen Popelar, Gloria Robinson, Angie Popelar, Priscilla Shaffer, Carolyn Clement, Clare Hoover, Pam Orgeck, and Lourelle McKnight.

“While on vacation in Las Vegas the first week of October, my mother, Priscilla Shaffer of Cedar Springs, insisted on going to the Hoover Dam to walk the new bypass bridge,” wrote Lourelle McKnight. “Before the walk we stopped at the Dam and pulled out her Cedar Springs Post and took a picture of all of us! It was a great time.”

Thanks so much to all of you for taking us with you to Hoover Dam!

Are you going on vacation? Take the Post with you and snap some photos. Then send them to us with some info to news@cedarspringspost.com or mail them to Post travels, PO Box 370, Cedar Springs, MI 49319. We will be looking for yours!

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The Post travels to China

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Almost 70 Chinese high school students visited Cedar Springs last summer and took a little bit of Red Flannel Town home with them.

Tim and Shelley Bauer, directors of Network 153, a local nonprofit organization, teamed up with Pine Ridge Bible Camp for the third summer in a row, worked with Lu He Cultural Training Center in Beijing to bring the students here for a three-week English immersion program. They spent two weeks with host families and one week having fun at camp.

When the students left, they each took a copy of the Post back to Beijing, and took a group photo.

Thanks so much to the Chinese students for visiting, and then taking us home with you!

Are you going on vacation? Take the Post with you and snap some photos. Then send them to us with some info to news@cedarspringspost.com or mail them to Post travels, PO Box 370, Cedar Springs, MI 49319. We will be looking for yours!

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The Post travels to state of Washington

 

From L to R: Erika Cardinal, Kelsey Kiander, Sarah Kiander, and Anna Behrenwald.

From L to R: Erika Cardinal, Kelsey Kiander, Sarah Kiander, and Anna Behrenwald.

Sisters Kelsey and Sarah Kiander, and their friend, Anna Behrenwald, took the Post and went to the state of Washington this summer to visit another Cedar Springs friend, Erika Cardinal, while she was working on Blakely Island. They visited Seattle, Whidbey Island, Anacortes, Friday Harbor, and Blakely Island.

“We enjoyed all of the tourist attractions in Seattle; we also were able to go whale watching,” said Kelsey. “This picture was taken in Oak Harbor, Washington, on Whidbey Island, with a great view of Mount Baker.”

Thanks so much for taking us with you on your trip!

Are you going on vacation? Take the Post with you and snap some photos. Then send them to us with some info to news@cedarspringspost.com or mail them to Post travels, PO Box 370, Cedar Springs, MI 49319. We will be looking for yours!

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The Post travels to West Virginia

_n-post-travels-west-virginia-reedfcSteve and Judy Reed, of Cedar Springs, traveled to Summerville, West Virginia over Labor Day weekend with their grandson, Landon Prater, 11, and Steve’s sister, Sandy Martin, to move her back home. While there they visited some of the sites around the area, including the Summerville Reservoir, the Gauley River National Recreation Area, and the famous New River Gorge and New River Gorge Bridge, which is also part of the National Park Service.

The New River Gorge Bridge is the longest steel span in the western hemisphere and the third highest in the United States. Previous to the bridge being built in 1977, it took 40 minutes to get across the gorge in the Appalachian Mountains, and the only way was by traveling a pretty scary long, narrow, winding road down one side and back up the other. The Reeds took that road, but don’t think they would like to do it again! It now takes less than a minute to get across the gorge with the bridge.

Are you going on vacation? Take the Post with you and snap some photos. Then send them to us with some info to news@cedarspringspost.com or mail them to Post travels, PO Box 370, Cedar Springs, MI 49319. We will be looking for yours!

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The Post travels to Japan

 

Christine Merlington, of Sand Lake, recently returned from a week-long visit to her son Robert Burmeister, who is in the U.S. Navy and stationed on the U.S.S. Antietam in Yokosuka, Japan.

Christine is standing in front of the Tsurugaoka Hachimangu shrine in Kamakura, Kanagawa prefecture.

Thanks for taking us with you, Christine!

Are you going on vacation? Take the Post with you and snap some photos. Then send them to us with some info to news@cedarspringspost.com or mail them to Post travels, PO Box 370, Cedar Springs, MI 49319. We will be looking for yours!

 

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The Post travels to South Dakota

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The Post recently took a trip to South Dakota with Katie and Daniel Porter, and Brandon and Sara Donaldson, of Pierson, Michigan, and Camilla and Glen Thornburg of Dover, Delaware. “While there we stayed in the scenic Custer State Park, visited Crazy Horse Memorial, and Mount Rushmore, along with many other things,” said Katie. While in Custer State Park, she said they saw a lot of wildlife, including buffalo, deer, pronghorn antelope, prairie dogs, and donkeys.

It sounds like you all had a great time! Thanks for taking us with you!

Are you going on vacation? Take the Post with you and snap some photos. Then send them to us with some info to news@cedarspringspost.com or mail them to Post travels, PO Box 370, Cedar Springs, MI 49319. We will be looking for yours!

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