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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

Cedar Springs Museum open this weekend

29 April 2016

The Cedar Springs Historical Museum at Morley Park will be open on Saturday, April 30, and Sunday, May 1, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., as part of the Tri-River Historical Museum network’s event “Spring into the Past.” The event is to help residents discover the small local museums in over 20 communities. Located in […]

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Know what’s below before you dig this spring

29 April 2016

(BPT) – With the snow gone and the ground thawed, many eager homeowners and landscape professionals across the country are rolling up their sleeves and reaching for their shovels to start projects that require digging this spring. During the transition into “digging season,” Common Ground Alliance (CGA), the association dedicated to protecting underground utilities and […]

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Simple seasonal tips to keep plumbing operating smoothly

29 April 2016

(StatePoint) – Proper seasonal maintenance can keep your plumbing running smoothly. Experts say that even those with no experience can inspect for issues and perform simple tasks to prevent costly repairs. “You don’t have to be a crackerjack plumber to handle basics and protect your home,” says Jeff Devlin, host on HGTV and DIY Networks. […]

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The 10-Step Sugar Detox Plan: For you and your children

29 April 2016

For adults who crave candy and ice cream almost as much as their children, the bad news on sugar continues to pour in. Earlier this year, research into sugar’s deleterious effects showed a connection to cancer, heart disease and diabetes. More recently, the American Dental Association reminded parents just how bad sugar is for their […]

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Pine Rest offers substance use disorder family recovery group

29 April 2016

Pine Rest offers a family recovery group led by certified advanced alcohol and drug counselor Stacey Williamson-Nichols for those with a loved one struggling with a substance use disorder. The group sessions are held every Tuesday at the Pine Rest campus Retreat Center from 5:30-7 p.m. One topic per session is taught over a 10-week […]

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Walk to cure arthritis at John Ball Park Zoo

29 April 2016

Funds raised is a step closer to finding a cure for the leading cause of disability Over 800 walkers will be on hand at the 2016 Grand Rapids Walk to Cure Arthritis on Saturday, May 7, 2016, at the John Ball Park Zoo in Grand Rapids, MI, to help support the Arthritis Foundation and its […]

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The West Michigan Hawks start season Saturday at home

29 April 2016

West Michigan Hawks: Meet Logan Crandall Meet starting left tackle Logan Crandall. A 2006 graduate of Cedar Springs High School, Logan has always stood out on the football field. After playing high school ball and wrestling at Cedar Springs, Logan went on to coach for Cedar Springs, as well as play in the semi-pro ranks […]

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Ranger Steve’s Nature Niche: Beyond belief

29 April 2016

By Ranger Steve Mueller The wonders of nature are often beyond belief. Constant amazement surrounds us with the antics of life. All sizes, shapes, colors, sounds, and smells take us to emotional highs that enrich our lives or lows that break our hearts. Science is isolated from emotion and belief when used properly. Science accepts […]

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Fishing Tip: Northern pike tips & tricks to try

29 April 2016

This Saturday, April 30, marks the opening of the inland walleye, pike and muskellunge seasons in the Lower Peninsula. Are you ready to try your hand at northern pike fishing? Northern pike like to spend their time in the weedy shallows of both the Great Lakes and inland waters. In rivers they can be found […]

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Auto Advice: Don’t fear the check engine light

29 April 2016

(NAPS) — Although the check engine light may look scary lit up on the dashboard, you don’t need to panic. A glowing check engine light doesn’t mean you have to immediately pull the car to the side of the road; it does mean you should get the car checked out as soon as possible. “Motorists […]

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