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A spectacular July 4th celebration Summer Celebrations in July Post travels to Tennessee Trees planted along Cedar Creek Man drives car into Pine Lake Sparta Town & Country Days Scoop up a special treat during ice cream month A Show-Stopping Dessert Chemical-free options for managing mosquitoes
 
A spectacular July 4th celebration

A spectacular July 4th celebration

It was a sizzling, spectacular Fourth of July celebration all across Michigan last week. Sand Lake celebrated their 150th, with a carnival, food booths, rodeo, demolition derby, three different parades, fireworks, bands, and more. We asked readers on our Facebook page to send us their photos of them celebrating Fourth of July events (wherever they […]

A spectacular July 4th celebration
Summer Celebrations in July

Summer Celebrations in July

By Judy Reed We are at the midway mark of summer, so that means another round of Summer Celebrations, right here in Cedar Springs.  The Cedar Springs Area Chamber of Commerce will hold their second round of Community Summer Celebrations from Monday, July 15, to Sunday, July 21. Each day there will be various activities […]

Summer Celebrations in July
Post travels to Tennessee

Post travels to Tennessee

The Post traveled to Chattanooga, Tennessee with Kaden and Analina Piedra of Cedar Springs during the Memorial Day holiday weekend. They traveled to beautiful Lookout Mountain in the Appalachians, where they explored nearly 1,200 feet underground to visit the awesome Ruby Falls, and rode one of the steepest passenger railways in the world with their […]

Post travels to Tennessee
Trees planted along Cedar Creek

Trees planted along Cedar Creek

Rogue River Home Rivers Initiative Project – Trout Unlimited recently received funding from the U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service through the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative to plant nearly 17,000 trees along the Rogue River and its tributaries. The project aims to address storm water runoff that pollutes, erodes, and warms the important trout stream […]

Trees planted along Cedar Creek
Man drives car into Pine Lake

Man drives car into Pine Lake

Robbie Mills was driving east on 17 Mile toward Pine Lake Avenue just before midnight on June 28, when he spotted tail lights ahead that looked like they were in Pine Lake. “I was driving with my fiancée and son when I saw the car,” he told the Post. “We must have only been about […]

Man drives car into Pine Lake
Sparta Town & Country Days

Sparta Town & Country Days

July 17 – 20, 2019 All the best of a fair and a festival in beautiful downtown Sparta! Enjoy traditional fair events such as tractor and truck pulls, cattle & horse shows and even lawn mower races held in our rural community. Celebrate summer with family and friends in our downtown parks to enjoy free […]

Sparta Town & Country Days
Scoop up a special treat during ice cream month

Scoop up a special treat during ice cream month

Did you know that nine out of ten people love ice cream? Or that vanilla is the best selling flavor? Or that President George Washington spent approximately $200 for ice cream during the summer of 1790? Those are just some of the facts being celebrated National Ice Cream month. In 1984, President Ronald Reagan designated […]

Scoop up a special treat during ice cream month
A Show-Stopping Dessert

A Show-Stopping Dessert

(Family Features) With its dramatic presentation, this freshly baked cake and ice cream-based dessert can impress guests at your next gathering.   Find more dessert recipes perfect for entertaining at Culinary.net. Baked Alaska Recipe adapted from Milk Means More Ingredients 1/2 cup, plus 6 tablespoons, all-purpose flour 6 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder 1 cup, plus […]

A Show-Stopping Dessert
Chemical-free options for managing mosquitoes

Chemical-free options for managing mosquitoes

By Melinda Myers It’s time to get outside and enjoy summer BBQs, gardening, hikes and much more. Don’t let mosquitoes keep you inside; Instead enlist these chemical-free strategies to manage these pests in your landscape. Start by eliminating the mosquitoes’ breeding grounds.  Drain the water out of buckets, old tires and clogged gutters and downspouts […]

Chemical-free options for managing mosquitoes

New flags for Courtland Cemetery

10 July 2019

The Cedar Springs Post welcomes letters of up to 350 words. The subject should be relevant to local readers, and the editor reserves the right to reject letters or edit for clarity, length, good taste, accuracy, and liability concerns. All submissions MUST be accompanied by full name, mailing address and daytime phone number. We use […]

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Getting Congress back on track

10 July 2019

By Lee H. Hamilton, former member of U.S. House of Representatives The other day, someone I’ve known for years offered a pointed bit of criticism. “It’s easy for people like you to make long lists of things Congress should do to improve,” he said. “But you know good and well most of them won’t happen. […]

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Annual Ensley crime watch race and community picnic

10 July 2019

The annual Ensley Township crime watch race and community picnic will be held on Saturday, July 27, at Baptist Lake Park, 8810 Oak Drive, Sand Lake. Adult early registration for the 5K (prior to July 12) is $20 and includes a t-shirt. Youth fee (13 and under) is $15 and includes a t-shirt. From July […]

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Bear hunting

10 July 2019

One Sunday, a pastor decided to skip church and go hunting in the neighboring forest. While he was hunting he saw a huge black bear that had stopped to get honey from a beehive. The pastor thought the bear was good game, so he shot at it, and missed. The bear, startled by the shot, […]

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Hometown Happenings

10 July 2019

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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Veggie spirals sold at Trader Joe’s recalled

Veggie spirals sold at Trader Joe’s recalled

04 July 2019

Growers Express issues voluntary recall of multiple fresh vegetable products due to potential contamination of Listeria monocytogenes If you’ve bought fresh butternut squash spirals or zucchini spirals from Trader Joe’s recently, you will want to pay attention to this recall. Growers Express issued a voluntary recall of select fresh vegetable products in the interest of […]

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City Hall Corner

04 July 2019

By Mike Womack, Cedar Springs City Manager In early 2018, the City sent out 1082 surveys to citizens in the survey, asking for feedback on various policies of and the direction of the City government.  City Staff and the City Council have used the survey to help determine our actions moving forward and it has […]

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Patient Assistance Funds Established

04 July 2019

Spectrum Health “United for Hope” campaign is underway Facing a serious health issue is frightening.  Paying for treatment and related costs on top of regular household bills can be downright terrifying.  Sadly, some patients opt out of treatment in the face of this hardship. “We have families and patients that stop treatment for reasons as […]

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Fishing rod cast away

04 July 2019

By Ranger Steve Mueller Rod and Katie were neighbors that lived next door in Mrs. Hoag’s upstairs apartment. A singing mouse lived in her basement and she would allow kids to stand at the top of basement stairs and listen to the mouse sing. My brothers and I still talk about the singing mouse.  Rod […]

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Fishing Tip: Fly season is quickly approaching

04 July 2019

From the DNR We bring you this oldie, but goodie fishing tip from 2014. Courtesy of Neal Godby, a DNR fisheries biologist out of Gaylord. Although much of what a trout feeds on throughout the year is under the water’s surface, June is prime time for dry-fly fishing for stream trout. Many aquatic insects, like […]

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