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Make winter emergency prep a priority 

Take time now to prepare for winter emergencies. Post photo by J. Reed.

Take time now to prepare for winter emergencies. Post photo by J. Reed.

With winter weather rapidly approaching, the Michigan State Police, Emergency Management and Homeland Security Division (MSP/EMHSD) is encouraging Michiganders to make winter emergency preparedness a priority.

“Typically, Michigan starts receiving its first snowfall at this time of year,” said Capt. Chris A. Kelenske, Deputy State Director of Emergency Management and Homeland Security and commander of the MSP/EMHSD. “If you haven’t done so already, don’t wait to take a few extra steps to ensure you and your family are ready for the winter season.”

Severe winter weather poses health and safety concerns with extremely cold temperatures, freezing pipes, potential propane shortages and power outages. Michiganders should consider the following actions to be prepared for the upcoming winter months.

To prepare your home for winter: 

  • Weatherproof your home by installing weather-stripping and caulking and insulating walls, doors and windows.
  • Insulate any water lines that run along exterior walls so pipes are less likely to freeze.
  • Lock in a propane rate now and have a backup heating plan, such as a generator, wood stove or fireplace.
  • Have gas or oil furnaces inspected by a qualified professional and change the air filter.
  • Have your fireplace and chimney cleaned and inspected. Contact your local fire department for a referral or look for a local inspector online.
  • Install battery-operated carbon monoxide (CO) detectors near every sleeping area. CO poisoning is most prevalent when furnaces are turned on to fight cold winter temperatures, but commonly occurs after winter storms and accompanying power outages, when people tend to rely on portable generators for electricity.
  • Clean gutters to prevent ice dams from forming. Roof ice dams can cause water to build-up, leading to interior damage.
  • Clear storm drains along the curb to enable water to drain. If plugged, water has the potential to go into low-lying areas and flood basements.
  • Have an emergency preparedness kit stored safely in your house that includes: water, non-perishable food, a first aid kit, extra batteries, a battery or hand-crank powered radio, emergency lighting or flashlights, extra blankets and warm clothing.

To prepare your vehicle for winter: 

  • Have your radiator system serviced before winter and make sure to replace windshield wipers and wiper fluid with a wintertime mixture that will not freeze.
  • Replace any worn tires and check air pressure regularly.
  • Have your brakes, brake fluid, oil, car battery, heater and exhaust checked to make sure everything is running efficiently.
  • Keep an emergency preparedness kit in your vehicle stocked with batteries, battery powered or hand-crank radio, flashlight, windshield scraper, jumper cables, mobile phone charger, shovel, blankets, first aid kit, non-perishable food and bottled water in the event you get stranded or stuck.

For more tips, go to www.michigan.gov/miready or follow the MSP/EMHSD on Twitter at @MichEMHS.

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Elderly man jailed on larceny, assault charges

Kent County Sheriff Deputies arresting Andrew DiPiazza. Post photo by J. Reed.

Kent County Sheriff Deputies arresting Andrew DiPiazza. Post photo by J. Reed.

Andrew Angelo DiPiazza

Andrew Angelo DiPiazza

A 78-year-old Cedar Springs man was arrested Tuesday after he reportedly attempted to rob Link Wireless, 25 S. Main Street.

The Kent County Sheriff Department was dispatched to a possible attempted armed robbery at the store at 2:45 p.m., November 15. The suspect was described as a man in his 70s that presented a small knife and was wearing a baseball cap. According to Deputy Joel Roon, the man was reportedly asked to leave and he did.

Deputies searched the area and located a man that fit the description a couple of blocks north of the store. Andrew Angelo DiPiazza, 78, was initially arrested on an armed robbery charge and lodged in the Kent County Jail.

The armed robbery charge was later dropped, and DiPiazza was instead arraigned on Wednesday on charges of assault with a dangerous weapon, attempted larceny from a building, and habitual offender—4th offense.

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Sparta man arrested on CSC charges

 

Investigation involves child sexually abusive activity 

Tyler Ryan Lowis

Tyler Ryan Lowis

A 22-year-old Sparta man is in jail after police arrested him on multiple counts of criminal sexual conduct and child sexually abusive material.

According to the Michigan State Police, their Computer Crimes Unit, Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force received a tip from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) involving child exploitation.

ICAC then conducted an investigation that led to the arrest of a Tyler Ryan Lowis, 22, of Sparta. On November 14, 2016, a search warrant was executed at Lowis’ residence. Evidence was recovered that connected Lowis to child sexually abusive material and criminal sexual conduct.

Lowis was lodged at the Kent County Correctional Facility on November 14 and arraigned on November 15, 2016. The Kent County Prosecutor’s Office issued the charges of Criminal Sexual Conduct, First Degree (3 Counts), Child Sexually Abusive Material, Manufacturing (3 Counts), and Using a Computer to Commit a Crime (3 Counts).

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Woman dies in farm accident

 

A 54-year-old Montcalm County woman was killed Sunday, November 20, in a farm-related accident.

According to the Michigan State Police, the accident occurred on South Staines Rd, in Bushnell Township. Family members last saw the woman loading corn onto a corn conveyor. A family member later found her on the property, and immediately called 911. The woman, however, had succumbed to her injuries. Neither her name nor how she died has been released because the investigation is still ongoing. Alcohol is not a suspected to be a factor in the accident.

Sheridan Village Fire Department and Montcalm County EMS assisted Troopers at the scene.

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Local hometown hero aboard USS Mason

The USS Mason was fired upon with missiles on October 9 and 12, off the coast of Yemen. Here it is shown on the arrival at the port of Piraeus, Greece, on October 23.

The USS Mason was fired upon with missiles on October 9 and 12, off the coast of Yemen. Here it is shown on the arrival at the port of Piraeus, Greece, on October 23.

FC1 PJ French, aboard the USS Mason.

FC1 PJ French, aboard the USS Mason.

FC1 PJ French, a 2004 graduate of Cedar Springs High School, is aboard the USS Mason, a Navy destroyer recently fired upon off the coast of Yemen.

French is the son of Don and Laura DeLange, of Cedar Springs.

The USS Mason is a Navy destroyer supporting maritime security operations in the Red Sea off Yemen’s southern coast. It was attacked on October 9 and again on October 12. As many as three missiles were shot down by the Mason and splashed down in the water before reaching the ship.

In response to the failed missile strike on the USS Mason, the USS Nitze launched Tomahawk cruise missiles on October 13, destroying three coastal radar sites in Yemen they suspected to be under the control of Houthi forces.

No one was hurt in any of the strikes on the USS Mason, due to the appropriate defensive counter measures. In fact, FC1 French works on the Aegis Weapons System onboard, which is responsible for defense of the ship.

What happens in a scenario where a ship like this is fired on? From a story at http://taskandpurpose.com/us-destroyer-responds-someone-shoots/ there are four steps:

Step one: Missile inbound.

Someone in the combat information center will notice a swiftly moving contact on the radar screen. The first person to detect the missile will yell out, “Vampire inbound!” along with some proprietary Navy information to make sure folks know the situation.

Step two: Confirm it’s a missile.

The ship has onboard sensors along with any information from units in and around the area of operations. Sailors in the combat information center will confirm that it’s a missile and not a radar anomaly or some other phenomena.

Step three: shoot that vampire down.

Once they have confirmed that an anti-ship missile is headed toward the ship, it’s time to take action. Sailors from Combat Fire Control division are responsible for the operations and maintenance of the weapons systems and will likely be the ones taking action. Each class of ship has multiple close, medium, and long-range weapons and countermeasures to address the threat. In the case of the Mason, they used Standard Missile 2 (SM-2) and Enhanced Sea Sparrow Missiles to “splash” the missiles. The SM-2 and ESSM are medium range missiles stored in the ship’s Vertical Launch System cells, along with Tomahawks and other weapon systems. ESSMs are unique in that each VLS cell can hold 4 of the missiles, meaning Navy ships can hold several to protect themselves or the units around them.

If the missiles made it through those defenses, or were fired closer, the shipboard Phalanx Close-In Weapons System—also known as the CIWS (pronounced “sea-wiz”)—would engage it. The CIWS looks like a really excited R2-D2 and terrifies helicopter pilots all over the Navy, and for good reason. CIWS shoots upwards of 4,500 rounds per minute, creating a wall of tungsten in front of an incoming contact, and can be operated fully autonomously. When all of the weapons and countermeasure systems are combined, a U.S. Navy warship is basically Skynet.

Step four: Maintain readiness and evaluate further action.

Okay, so the warship has shot down a couple of incoming missiles and everyone is on high alert. The folks who were watching movies, sleeping, eating, or otherwise engaged heard the weapons systems being employed and hauled butt to their respective command and control stations to find out the latest info on the situation. The engineering team will ensure that all systems are online and that peak readiness is achieved. The commanding officer and executive officer are split between the combat information center and the pilot house, ready to continue the fight. The whole ship is ready and are hoping for a shot at lobbing the retaliatory Tomahawk missiles at whatever targets fit the appropriate response.

The Post is glad to hear that FC1 French and his shipmates were not injured, and we appreciate how he is serving his country. French graduated from the Navy in Chicago in 2010, and according to his mom, Laura, PJ has another three years to serve on his current tour of duty.

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In stunning upset, Trump wins presidency

This photo shows President elect Donald Trump back in July when he accepted the Republican party nomination. Trump promised to bring sweeping political change, to create wealth, and to make America safe again in a speech that excited delegates on the fourth and final day of the convention. (A. Shaker/VOA)

This photo shows President elect Donald Trump back in July when he accepted the Republican party nomination. Trump promised to bring sweeping political change, to create wealth, and to make America safe again in a speech that excited delegates on the fourth and final day of the convention. (A. Shaker/VOA)

By Judy Reed

In a move that took the nation’s media, pollsters, and political gurus by complete surprise, Republican presidential candidate and billionaire Donald Trump solidly defeated Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton in a polarizing election not soon to be forgotten.

Just three days before the election, several media outlets, including the New York Times, projected Trump’s chances of winning were between 2 and 15 percent.

Those who projected Clinton would win have been shaking their head and trying to analyze how they could’ve gotten it so wrong. They’ve blamed their methodology in polling, surveys, and other tools they use to predict elections. But the bottom line is that there is a big disconnect between “the experts” and the people in rural America that Trump appealed to—the ones who felt that their voices weren’t being heard. And they underestimated just how angry those voters were with the last eight years. Trump won what were thought to be Democratic strongholds, and significant swing states where Clinton had been projected to win. Despite the fact that the media continually endorsed her, Clinton could not inspire the trust or passion among voters that Trump did. And the investigations by the FBI and deaths of Americans in Benghazi did little to inspire any confidence. Many of the voters the Democrats thought would turn out to vote did not—or they voted for Trump.

He won the election with 279 electoral votes, to Clinton’s 228.

Michigan results didn’t come in until Wednesday, after Trump was already elected. He won the state by a slim margin of 13,225 votes. He won 47.6% compared to 47.33% for Clinton.

Michigan had become an important battleground state, and Trump’s last rally of the campaign was held in Grand Rapids Monday night at midnight, with over 30,000 people attending.

Trump gave a gracious victory speech, and congratulated Clinton on a hard-fought campaign. “Hillary has worked very long and very hard over a long period of time, and we owe her a major debt of gratitude for her service to our country,” he said.

He also said it’s now time to bind the wounds of division. “To all Republicans and Democrats and independents across this nation, I say it is time for us to come together as one united people.” He pledged to be president of all people, and promised that those who have been forgotten will be forgotten no longer. For a complete transcript of the speech, see below.

Trump was to meet with President Obama on Thursday. Trump will be sworn in as our 45th President in January 2017.

 

President-elect Donald Trump’s victory speech November 8, 2016

Thank you. Thank you very much, everybody. Sorry to keep you waiting. Complicated business. Complicated. Thank you very much.

I’ve just received a call from Secretary Clinton. She congratulated us. It’s about us. On our victory, and I congratulated her and her family on a very, very hard-fought campaign.

I mean, she fought very hard. Hillary has worked very long and very hard over a long period of time, and we owe her a major debt of gratitude for her service to our country.

I mean that very sincerely. Now it is time for America to bind the wounds of division, have to get together. To all Republicans and Democrats and independents across this nation, I say it is time for us to come together as one united people.

It is time. I pledge to every citizen of our land that I will be President for all of Americans, and this is so important to me. For those who have chosen not to support me in the past, of which there were a few people, I’m reaching out to you for your guidance and your help so that we can work together and unify our great country.

As I’ve said from the beginning, ours was not a campaign but rather an incredible and great movement, made up of millions of hard-working men and women who love their country and want a better, brighter future for themselves and for their family.

It is a movement comprised of Americans from all races, religions, backgrounds, and beliefs, who want and expect our government to serve the people — and serve the people it will.

Working together, we will begin the urgent task of rebuilding our nation and renewing the American dream. I’ve spent my entire life in business, looking at the untapped potential in projects and in people all over the world.

That is now what I want to do for our country. Tremendous potential. I’ve gotten to know our country so well. Tremendous potential. It is going to be a beautiful thing. Every single American will have the opportunity to realize his or her fullest potential.

The forgotten men and women of our country will be forgotten no longer.

We are going to fix our inner cities and rebuild our highways, bridges, tunnels, airports, schools, hospitals. We’re going to rebuild our infrastructure, which will become, by the way, second to none. And we will put millions of our people to work as we rebuild it.

We will also finally take care of our great veterans who have been so loyal, and I’ve gotten to know so many over this 18-month journey. The time I’ve spent with them during this campaign has been among my greatest honors. Our veterans are incredible people.

We will embark upon a project of national growth and renewal. I will harness the creative talents of our people, and we will call upon the best and brightest to leverage their tremendous talent for the benefit of all. It is going to happen.

We have a great economic plan. We will double our growth and have the strongest economy anywhere in the world. At the same time, we will get along with all other nations willing to get along with us. We will be. We will have great relationships. We expect to have great, great relationships.

No dream is too big, no challenge is too great. Nothing we want for our future is beyond our reach.

America will no longer settle for anything less than the best. We must reclaim our country’s destiny and dream big and bold and daring. We have to do that. We’re going to dream of things for our country, and beautiful things and successful things once again.

I want to tell the world community that while we will always put America’s interests first, we will deal fairly with everyone, with everyone. All people and all other nations.

We will seek common ground, not hostility; partnership, not conflict.

And now I would like to take this moment to thank some of the people who really helped me with this, what they are calling tonight a very, very historic victory.

First, I want to thank my parents, who I know are looking down on me right now. Great people. I’ve learned so much from them. They were wonderful in every regard. Truly great parents.

I also want to thank my sisters, Marianne and Elizabeth, who are here with us tonight. Where are they? They’re here someplace. They’re very shy, actually.

And my brother Robert, my great friend. Where is Robert? Where is Robert?

My brother Robert, and they should be on this stage, but that’s okay. They’re great.

And also my late brother Fred, great guy. Fantastic guy. Fantastic family. I was very lucky.

Great brothers, sisters, great, unbelievable parents.

To Melania and Don and Ivanka and Eric and Tiffany and Barron, I love you and I thank you, and especially for putting up with all of those hours. This was tough.

This was tough. This political stuff is nasty, and it is tough.

So I want to thank my family very much. Really fantastic. Thank you all. Thank you all. Lara, unbelievable job. Unbelievable. Vanessa, thank you. Thank you very much. What a great group.

You’ve all given me such incredible support, and I will tell you that we have a large group of people. You know, they kept saying we have a small staff. Not so small. Look at all of the people that we have. Look at all of these people.

And Kellyanne and Chris and Rudy and Steve and David. We have got tremendously talented people up here, and I want to tell you it’s been very, very special.

I want to give a very special thanks to our former mayor, Rudy Giuliani. He’s unbelievable. Unbelievable. He traveled with us and he went through meetings, and Rudy never changes. Where is Rudy. Where is he?

Gov. Chris Christie, folks, was unbelievable. Thank you, Chris. The first man, first senator, first major, major politician. Let me tell you, he is highly respected in Washington because he is as smart as you get.

Sen. Jeff Sessions. Where is Jeff? A great man. Another great man, very tough competitor. He was not easy. He was not easy. Who is that? Is that the mayor that showed up? Is that Rudy?

Up here. Really a friend to me, but I’ll tell you, I got to know him as a competitor because he was one of the folks that was negotiating to go against those Democrats, Dr. Ben Carson. Where’s Ben? Where is Ben? By the way, Mike Huckabee is here someplace, and he is fantastic. Mike and his family Sarah, thank you very much. Gen. Mike Flynn. Where is Mike? And Gen. Kellogg. We have over 200 generals and admirals that have endorsed our campaign and they are special people.

We have 22 Congressional Medal of Honor people. A very special person who, believe me, I read reports that I wasn’t getting along with him. I never had a bad second with him. He’s an unbelievable star. He is … that’s right, how did you possibly guess? Let me tell you about Reince. I’ve said Reince. I know it. I know it. Look at all of those people over there. I know it, Reince is a superstar. I said, they can’t call you a superstar, Reince, unless we win it. Like Secretariat. He would not have that bust at the track at Belmont.

Reince is really a star and he is the hardest-working guy, and in a certain way I did this. Reince, come up here. Get over here, Reince.

Boy, oh, boy, oh, boy. It’s about time you did this right. My god. Nah, come here. Say something.

Amazing guy. Our partnership with the RNC was so important to the success and what we’ve done, so I also have to say, I’ve gotten to know some incredible people.

The Secret Service people. They’re tough and they’re smart and they’re sharp and I don’t want to mess around with them, I can tell you. And when I want to go and wave to a big group of people and they rip me down and put me back down in the seat, but they are fantastic people so I want to thank the Secret Service.

And law enforcement in New York City, they’re here tonight. These are spectacular people, sometimes underappreciated unfortunately. We appreciate them.

So it’s been what they call a historic event, but to be really historic, we have to do a great job, and I promise you that I will not let you down. We will do a great job. We will do a great job. I look very much forward to being your president, and hopefully at the end of two years or three years or four years or maybe even eight years you will say so many of you worked so hard for us, with you. You will say that — you will say that that was something that you were — really were very proud to do and I can — thank you very much.

And I can only say that while the campaign is over, our work on this movement is now really just beginning. We’re going to get to work immediately for the American people, and we’re going to be doing a job that hopefully you will be so proud of your President. You will be so proud. Again, it’s my honor.

It’s an amazing evening. It’s been an amazing two-year period, and I love this country. Thank you.

Thank you very much. Thank you to Mike Pence.

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Sabinas and Reed win school board; other election results

Heidi Reed

Heidi Reed

Ted Sabinas

Ted Sabinas

By Judy Reed

While the results of the presidential race was the big surprise of Tuesday’s election, the results of the Cedar Springs Board of Education race may have also surprised some voters. There four people running for two seats: challengers Ted Sabinas and Mistie Bowser campaigned together for two seats, and while challenger Heidi Reed and incumbent Joe Marckini campaigned separately, they were often promoted together by those writing letters to the editor. So it appeared there were two camps—Sabinas and Bowser, and Reed and Marckini. (A fifth candidate, Rita Reimbold, dropped out, saying she didn’t want to run against Marckini.) The election results showed, however, that it wasn’t quite so simple. Sabinas won his seat with 3,789 votes, and Reed won the second seat, with 3,602 votes. Bowser came in third with 2,789, and Marckini fourth, with 2,366. Reimbold garnered 875 votes. The county of Newaygo added a handful of votes—about 26, split among the candidates.

City of Cedar Springs

City Council: There were two positions open for City Council, with only two people running. Jerry Gross Sr. got 744 votes, and Rose Ellen Powell 765.

Other election results (with more than one candidate for a position):

Nelson Township

Supervisor: Deputy Supervisor Robyn Britton ran as a write-in against Supervisor Tom Noreen, since he has said he will retire in December or January. Write-in results were not immediately available and Kent County has two weeks to certify those results. According to posted results, Noreen received 1,726 votes. If he wins the election, it would be up to the township board to appoint Britton to the position when Noreen retires.

Village of Sand Lake

President: Tom Norton ran for Village President and trustee Bette Towsley ran as a write-in candidate. According to posted results, Norton won 95 votes. The number of write-in votes has not been posted, and Kent County has up to two weeks to certify them.

Trustee: Nyha French (114), Tonia Parkhurst (105) and Danielle Hardenburg (90) won the three seats on the Village council. James Ward came in last with 75.

Proposal: The street bond proposal passed with 133 yes, and 76 no.

Courtland Township:

Clerk: Three candidates ran for Courtland Township clerk, and Sandra Frandsen-R won with 2,558 votes. Marilynn Crosby-D came in second with 1,313 votes, and Grace Mosher with 426.

Solon Township

Trustees: Mark Hoskins and Fred Gunnell won the two trustee seats. Hoskins-R had 1875 votes, and Gunnell-R 1806. They were followed by Christine Witt-D with 812, and Bruce Gravelin with 462.

Spencer Township

Treasurer: Two ran for one position. Scott Baas-R won the position with 1,098 votes. Judy Geglio-D received 815 votes.

Trustees: Two seats were won by John Tow II-R with 1,257 votes, and John Wood, Jr.-R with 1,180. Eldon Lutz-D received 677 votes.

Kent County:

Proposals: The Zoo and Museum millage proposal passed with 173,013 voting yes and 108,140 no. The enhanced 911 public safety surcharge passed with 205,112 voting yes, and 74,726 no.

Prosecuting attorney: Chris Becker-R won with 167, 451 over Alida Bryant-D with 119,923.

Sheriff: Lawrence Stelma-R won another term as Sheriff with 174,260 votes over opponent Michael Scruggs-D, who had 118,244.

Clerk/Register of Deeds: Lisa Posthumus Lyons-R won with 158,132, over Chris Reader-D (115,122) and James Lewis-Lib (16,007).

Treasurer: Kenneth Parrish-R (165,841) beat Jody Betten-D (118,164).

Drain Commissioner: Ken Yonker-R (159,616) won over Rachel Hood-D (127,812).

State

3rd District representative in Congress: Justin Amash-R won another two-year term with 59.45% of the vote, over Douglas Smith-D (37.52%) and Ted Gerrard-US Tax (3.04%)

73rd District representative in state legislature: Chris Afendoulis-R won another two-year term with 63.72% of the vote over Deb Havens-D (32.36%) and Ron Heeren-LIB (3.92%).

74th District representative in state legislature: Rob Verheulen-R won another two–year term with 64.47% of the vote over Robin Bigger-D (30.69%) and Bill Gelineau-LIB (4.83%).

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Red Hawk Marching Band takes fifth at state finals

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The Field Commanders for the Red Hawk Marching Band with their plaque for finishing fifth in their flight at the state finals at Ford Field. Courtesy photo.

The Field Commanders for the Red Hawk Marching Band with their plaque for finishing fifth in their flight at the state finals at Ford Field. Courtesy photo.

The Cedar Springs High School Marching Band travelled to Ford Field on Saturday, November 5, for MCBA State Marching Finals. They received a score of 88.65, their highest score since entering MCBA competitive marching in 2009. They finished fifth in the state in Flight III, making it their best season in history.

In addition to the CSHS Marching Band’s fifth place award, senior Brooke Ross was presented with a $1,500 scholarship from the Michigan Competitive Band Association.

The Cedar Springs High School Band will conclude its marching season with the annual Marching Band Banquet next week, and then move into Concert Band season. Their first concert will be held on December 8 at 7:30 at the Cedar Springs High School auditorium.

Congratulations to the Cedar Springs High School Marching Band for their fifth place finish at State Marching Finals!

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Hometown Hero

 

Airman 1st Class Steven J. Brunni

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Steven J. Brunni 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 toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force.

Brunni is the son of William J. and Son Mi Brunni, and brother of Jonathan M. Brunni, all of Cedar Springs, Mich.

He is a 2011 graduate of Cedar Springs High School, Cedar Springs, Mich.

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The Post travels to Scotland

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The Post traveled to Scotland and England with Jim and Mary Myers of Rockford. Mary sings with the Grand Rapids Sweet Adeline’s and she was a guest singer with a chorus from Pennsylvania called Red Rose City Chorus. The Chorus also had singers from California, North Carolina and another chorus from Pennsylvania. Performances were in Edinburgh Castle, Tutbury Castle and several locations outside in both Scotland and England. They also performed in The Cavern, where the Beatles started their singing careers.

“The weather was unseasonably warm and it stayed dry for the trip. A good time was had by all,” said Mary.

Thanks so much to Mary and Jim 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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