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World War II Vet to be awarded honorary diploma Lest we forget Kent County Service animals receive eye exams at Mounted Unit Poppies help veterans programs A House Divided WM Hawks battle on breast cancer awareness night Mother thanks blood donors who saved her baby’s life Five easy tips for a stunning summer yard
 
World War II Vet to be awarded honorary diploma

World War II Vet to be awarded honorary diploma

Erwin Duane Empie, 90, has waited a long time to get his high school diploma. But the wait will be over on Thursday, June 2, when he finally receives an honorary diploma from Cedar Springs High School—the school he left in the 1940s so he could serve our country during World War II.

World War II Vet to be awarded honorary diploma
Lest we forget

Lest we forget

Memorial Day is a day to remember and honor those that gave their lives while defending our country. It’s also a day to remember all those that have served and are now deceased. Inside this issue are the names of veterans buried in area cemeteries, and we honor them with this issue of The Cedar […]

Lest we forget

Rockford man killed in crash

A 24-year-old Rockford man died last Wednesday when the car he was riding in turned in front of another vehicle. According to the Michigan State Police Rockford Post, the accident occurred about 11:17 p.m., May 18, at 14 Mile and Northland Drive, in Algoma Township. The investigation showed that the driver of a 2001 Ford […]

The Post travels to Haiti

The Rev. Robert Baker and wife Patti, of Oakfield Township, traveled to Haiti earlier this year. Rev. Baker had previously spent 13 years in Haiti, with 10 as field director for the Baptist Haiti Mission, formerly based in Rockford.

Kent County Service animals receive eye exams at Mounted Unit

Kent County Service animals receive eye exams at Mounted Unit

“From top to bottom the entire organization is volunteer,” said David Homant, owner of Kent County Search and Rescue trailing dog, Gus. Homant and Gus were at the Kent County Sheriff Department Mounted Unit at 4687 Kies, in Rockford and Plainfield Township on Saturday, May 21 to take advantage of a special opportunity.

Kent County Service animals receive eye exams at Mounted Unit
Poppies help veterans programs

Poppies help veterans programs

As many readers are aware, the month of May is very important to the American Legion Auxiliary. It is the time of year that you will find American Legion Auxiliary members outside your local businesses taking donations for poppies

Poppies help veterans programs
A House Divided

A House Divided

It’s May and time for another Scott Phillips production! I like Scott’s plays because they make me laugh and we all need to laugh. That’s not to say they don’t have a message, because they do. When I go to a play or a movie, I want to have a good time and that I did at A House Divided.

A House Divided
WM Hawks battle on breast cancer awareness night

WM Hawks battle on breast cancer awareness night

A beautiful evening at Skinner Field on Saturday led to an incredible football game. The Indiana Wolf Pack made their way to town to take on the West Michigan Hawks, in a game that ended in a 22-22 tie.

WM Hawks battle on breast cancer awareness night
Mother thanks blood donors who saved her baby’s life

Mother thanks blood donors who saved her baby’s life

Premature baby girl survives infection after two blood transfusions... As many people nationwide celebrated the special women in their lives during Mother’s Day earlier this month, Michigan Blood is celebrating Jamiee Mentink and her story of becoming a mom for the first time.

Mother thanks blood donors who saved her baby’s life
Five easy tips for a stunning summer yard

Five easy tips for a stunning summer yard

Summer’s arrival brings longer days and more sunshine. This season also means more of your favorite outdoor activities, such as relaxing in the backyard or working in the garden. In fact, there is no better time to refresh your outdoor space.

Five easy tips for a stunning summer yard

Fishing wife

27 May 2016

  Two women were having coffee, and one seemed especially upset. “So, what’s the matter?” asked the woman’s friend. “I thought you just got back from a nice relaxing fishing trip with your husband.” “Oh, everything went wrong,” the second woman answered, “and he is not happy with me.” “What happened?” asked the friend. “First, he […]

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Hometown Happenings

27 May 2016

Hometown Happenings articles are a community service for non-profit agencies only. Due to popular demand for placement in this section, we can no longer run all articles. Deadline for articles is Monday at 5 p.m. This is not guaranteed space. Articles will run as space allows. Guaranteed placement is $10, certain restrictions may apply. You […]

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One Book One County Montcalm announces 2016 discussion book

One Book One County Montcalm announces 2016 discussion book

27 May 2016

SIDNEY – “True Grit,” by Charles Portis, is the book everyone is reading as the 2016 One Book One County Montcalm selection. The title was announced to a crowd of more than 100 people during a May 19 kickoff at Montcalm Community College’s Beatrice E. Doser Building on the college’s Sidney campus. Considered as a […]

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Meet the Hawks: JaVon Welch

Meet the Hawks: JaVon Welch

26 May 2016

By Shae Brophy Meet West Michigan Hawks linebacker JaVon Welch. A versatile athlete, Welch played numerous sports in high school, including basketball, football, track and field, swimming, and bowling. After high school at Grand Rapids Ottawa Hills, Welch went on to play college football at Valparaiso University. Upon the conclusion of his time at Valparaiso, […]

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Sports physicals for 2016-17 school year available in June

26 May 2016

Sports physicals for the 2016-17 school year will be held on Thursday, June 16, 2016 and Wednesday, August 3, 2016 at Cherry Health (behind Red Hawk Elementary) from 7:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Call ahead for an appointment at 616-696-3470. Students must bring a signed parental consent form and an MHSAA physical card to the appointment. Forms […]

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Ranger Steve’s Nature Niche: Lead in wildlife 

26 May 2016

By Ranger Steve Mueller The U.S. Army is going with green ammunition. This summer soldiers in Afghanistan began using a new “green” bullet that experts say is more effective than the traditional lead round. The green bullet will eliminate up to 2,000 tons of lead from the manufacturing process annually. Lead hazards in the environment […]

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State lab begins testing for Zika, dengue and chikungunya viruses

26 May 2016

Earlier this month, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services state laboratory began conducting diagnostic testing for Zika, dengue and chikungunya, which are mosquito-borne viruses. This represents an expanded effort by the department to identify and monitor new cases of these viruses in Michigan travelers returning from areas where the viruses are currently circulating. […]

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Quick beauty tricks for a busy morning

Quick beauty tricks for a busy morning

26 May 2016

When you’re crunched for time, you may be tempted to ditch the pampering from your morning routine. No matter how quickly you have to dash out the door, you can always find shortcuts to your daily beauty regimen that let you look and feel your best.

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Add sparkle to your landscape with unique containers 

Add sparkle to your landscape with unique containers 

26 May 2016

Perk up your containers and add a bit of sparkle to your landscape with bright colors, unusual materials or a unique purpose. Include an elevated garden to increase planting space and make planting, weeding and harvesting easier on the back and knees. Liven things up with a robin egg blue VegTrug™ or washtubs elevated on a support for a bit of rustic charm.

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Police seek robbery suspect

20 May 2016

Sparta Police are looking for the suspect that robbed the Sparta Hometown Pharmacy, at 11 S. State about 2:35 a.m. Friday morning, May 13.

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