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Are you ready for some football? The Post travels to Schroon Lake Area churches stand United OUT OF THE ATTIC EarthTalk® Healthy lunch and snack ideas for back to school CS tennis wins Sparta invitational Build a lasting memory with your backyard project Osprey chicks outfitted with satellite backpacks   Treat Yourself To A Healthier Car Ride
 
Are you ready for some football?

Are you ready for some football?

The Cedar Springs Red Hawks hit the gridiron this week for the first football games of the year. The varsity will take on last year’s OK-Blue champ Comstock Park, on the Panther’s home turf, Thursday, August 28, at 7 p.m., in the first of four non-conference games.

Are you ready for some football?
The Post travels to Schroon Lake

The Post travels to Schroon Lake

The Post traveled to Word of Life island in Schroon Lake, New York, with 12 teens and seven leaders from Maranatha Baptist Church, located at 12786 Algoma Avenue. The teens spent six days camping on the island, while the leaders stayed at the word of Life Inn and family campground. The teens were also participating […]

The Post travels to Schroon Lake
Area churches stand United

Area churches stand United

Nine area churches suspended regular Sunday services and united for a joint worship service together at Morley Park, in Cedar Springs, on Sunday, August 24. This is the 6th year the churches have held the joint service, which they call “United.” About 500 people attended the event, which included contemporary worship music, a sermon by […]

Area churches stand United
OUT OF THE ATTIC

OUT OF THE ATTIC

The R.M.S. Railway Mail Service By D.M. White, Cedar Springs Historical Society I was one of the federal employees who worked and guarded the U.S. Mail on the trains. We carried all the Federal Reserve cash and registered mail. We handled all the revenue from the Mackinac Bridge each week and it was no small […]

OUT OF THE ATTIC
EarthTalk®

EarthTalk®

Dear EarthTalk: Is it true that much of our food—including cereals and snacks eaten by children—is actually over-fortified with excessive amounts of vitamins and minerals that can be dangerous to our health? -- Diane Summerton, Waukesha, WI

EarthTalk®
Healthy lunch and snack ideas for back to school

Healthy lunch and snack ideas for back to school

If schools and parents received report cards on the lunches they’re serving kids, most wouldn’t receive a passing score. Many lunches, whether served at school or brought from home, are made with bleached flour, artificial sweeteners, food coloring, high-fructose corn syrup, artificial preservatives, hormones and trans fats. Studies have shown that these ingredients are linked to weight gain, defects in insulin and lipid metabolism, hyperactivity, increased risk of tumors, cancer, digestive issues, asthma, premature heart attacks, diabetes, and overexposure and resistance to antibiotics.

Healthy lunch and snack ideas for back to school
CS tennis wins Sparta invitational

CS tennis wins Sparta invitational

The Cedar Springs boys’ varsity tennis team took first place at the Sparta Invitational on Wednesday, August 20. Singles and doubles team members played matches against Sparta, Coopersville and Fremont to gain their first place finish. According to scores reported at MLive.com, Cedar finished with 17 points, Sparta came in second with 15, Coopersville, 12, […]

CS tennis wins Sparta invitational
Build a lasting memory with your backyard project

Build a lasting memory with your backyard project

There are regular backyard projects and then there are those special backyard projects that bring families closer together, both during the construction and while enjoying the finished piece.

Build a lasting memory with your backyard project
Osprey chicks outfitted with satellite backpacks  

Osprey chicks outfitted with satellite backpacks  

Nearly absent from much of the state due to the effects of DDT and other pesticides and habitat loss, ospreys continue to rebound in Michigan. In southern Michigan, monitoring efforts are tracking the revitalization of this species.

Osprey chicks outfitted with satellite backpacks  
Treat Yourself To A Healthier Car Ride

Treat Yourself To A Healthier Car Ride

Allergies are nothing to sneeze at. Fortunately, your car can protect you from the pollen, dust and pollutants that are drawn inside through air-conditioning and ventilation systems.

Treat Yourself To A Healthier Car Ride

Keep it simple

28 August 2014

The Old Testament Law contains 613 individual commandments. Such a corpus of legal code is incredibly lengthy. Yet, the oral tradition that supplements the Law is also extensive. Translated into English, it is a multi-volume set of more than seven thousand pages. So it’s no surprise that Jesus was once asked this pertinent question: “Which […]

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Fly & Remember

Fly & Remember

28 August 2014

Even though Judy Fleming’s father died three years ago, she takes comfort knowing he lived a good life and died a peaceful death in his home with family around him. While she has made peace with his death, she often finds herself missing him and looks for an opportunity to remember and feel connected.

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Officials urge residents to vaccinate against whooping cough

28 August 2014

As Michigan continues to see new pertussis cases this year, the Michigan Department of Community Health (MDCH) is reminding residents during National Immunization Awareness Month of the importance of being up to date on all vaccinations including pertussis, also known as whooping cough. Through the end of July, Michigan has seen 546 cases, about 45 […]

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Rule changes for fall high school sports

28 August 2014

Each year, the Michigan High School Athletic Association seeks to improve the safety of high school athletes. Below are some rules changes in fall sports. Football Rules were added restricting targeting of opponent and illegal helmet contact with defenseless players, with both resulting in 15-yard penalties. Targeting is defined as taking aim at an opponent […]

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Fresh Market

Fresh Market

28 August 2014

Beans, one of the Three Sisters. Native Americans speak of the “Three Sisters,” referring to corn, beans, and squash that were grown together. The following is another legend about the sisters.

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Travel to Stratford with MCC on Sept. 19

28 August 2014

Montcalm Community College offers a one-day cultural trip to Stratford Ontario, Canada, on Sept. 19, to see Shakespeare’s “King Lear.” Buses depart from MCC at 6 a.m. and return about midnight. Buses also stop at Meijer in Ionia to pick up and drop off participants. Student registration is available now and the cost is $30. […]

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Military Retiree Appreciation Day Sept. 20 in Selfridge

28 August 2014

A military Retiree Appreciation Day will be held Saturday, September 20, at Selfridge Air National Guard Base, Mich. Retirees from all branches of the armed forces and their family members are eligible to attend. The event will run from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Retiree Appreciation Day is an opportunity for all armed forces retirees, […]

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Youth soccer challenge

28 August 2014

The Sand Lake Knights of Columbus will be hosting a special competitive soccer event on Saturday, September 6th from 9am to 10am at the Sand Lake Soccer Fields.  Kids in the community are encouraged to come out and enjoy a free opportunity to test their skills at a penalty kick competition. Each participant will be […]

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The Substitute teacher

28 August 2014

Walking through the hallway at the middle school where I work, I saw a new substitute teacher standing outside the classroom with his head against the locker. I heard him mutter,  “How did you get yourself into this?” Knowing he was assigned to a difficult class, I tried to offer him moral support. “Are you […]

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Hometown Happenings

28 August 2014

Auditions for Fall Production Sept. 2: Actors del Arte’ Ensemble will be presenting the fantasy, adventure, mythology, “Way of the Wolf.” Auditions will be held September 2nd from 6 – 8:30 pm at the Rockford Reformed Church, 4890 11 Mile Rd., Rockford. Looking for men, women and teens to fill roles. The show is set […]

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