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Cedar Springs Community Library is paid-in-full Possible bear sighting in Cedar Springs Construction begins on new assisted living facility Ruff readers at the library CSBrewery Shoppe Wireless Zone backpack giveaway Invasive red swamp crayfish found in Michigan Scoop up a special treat during ice cream month
 
Cedar Springs Community Library is paid-in-full

Cedar Springs Community Library is paid-in-full

The completion of the new Cedar Springs Community Library was a dream come true, and it came with a lot of hard work on the part of dozens of people. And now, the $1,845,190 project has been officially paid off.

Cedar Springs Community Library is paid-in-full
Possible bear sighting in Cedar Springs

Possible bear sighting in Cedar Springs

By Judy Reed The Post was alerted this week that there was a possible bear sighting early last month at the end of West Street. According to Sally Hoornstra, she saw what she thinks was a mama bear and her cub in a field behind where the Wolverine Skyhawks fly their remote-control airplanes. It was […]

Possible bear sighting in Cedar Springs
Construction begins on new assisted living facility

Construction begins on new assisted living facility

Come spring next year, seniors in Cedar Springs will have another new retirement home ready to be filled.

Construction begins on new assisted living facility
Ruff readers at the library

Ruff readers at the library

Fifteen children read for 15 minutes each to one of two trained therapy dogs on Thursday, July 13, from 11-12 p.m. at the Cedar Springs Community Library. 

Ruff readers at the library
CSBrewery Shoppe

CSBrewery Shoppe

Cedar Springs Brewing Company is now using the retail space next door at 81 N. Main St. that was vacated by Coldbreak Brewing to sell a variety of brewing and wine-making equipment and other supplies.

CSBrewery Shoppe
Wireless Zone backpack giveaway

Wireless Zone backpack giveaway

Cedar Springs Wireless Zone, 4021 17 Mile Rd, is working to alleviate the rising costs of school supplies by giving away 200 backpacks to school children this Sunday, July 23, from 1-4 p.m.

Wireless Zone backpack giveaway
Invasive red swamp crayfish found in Michigan

Invasive red swamp crayfish found in Michigan

The crayfish were found in two different locations… The Michigan Department of Natural Resources recently confirmed the presence of invasive red swamp crayfish (Procambarus clarkii) in Sunset Lake in Vicksburg, south of Kalamazoo (Kalamazoo County), and in a retention pond off Haggerty Road in Novi (Oakland County).

Invasive red swamp crayfish found in Michigan
Scoop up a special treat during ice cream month

Scoop up a special treat during ice cream month

Did you know that the average American consumes more than 23 pounds of ice cream per year? Or that vanilla is the best selling flavor?

Scoop up a special treat during ice cream month

A thin line

20 July 2017

Pastor Robert Smith First Baptist Church 233 Main St., Cedar Springs   There is a difference between a Thinline edition of the Bible and a perspective that views the Bible as thin. I view one as helpful in ministry and I view the other as harmful. One makes Truth easy to grasp and the other […]

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En Gedi accepted into KidCents program

En Gedi accepted into KidCents program

20 July 2017

En Gedi, a free, non-profit after-school youth center for students in 6-8th grades, has been accepted as a qualifying participant in Rite Aid’s KidCents Program. Rite Aid also donated $5,000 to kick off their support.

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20 July 2017

Kyam Gorby, 7-year-old son of Nate and Lynn Gorby, caught a 14-inch rainbow trout at a private pond owned by friends of his Malmo grandparents. 

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Rogue River butterfly count 

20 July 2017

By Ranger Steve Mueller   The weather was great with sunny skies and little wind. Eight participants enjoyed butterflies, learned identification and associations with nature niche habitats. Thirty species sighted on count day are listed in Table 1 with the number of individuals and participants. We began at the Howard Christensen Nature Center for our […]

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Fishing tip: Fishing with crankbaits

20 July 2017

  From the DNR Many anglers love to fish with crankbaits (also known as plugs), a type of hard-bodied fishing lure. Below are some criteria to think about when selecting a crankbait. Body Shape Fat-bodied crankbaits that are shorter will displace more water and create more vibration. Many anglers prefer this type of crankbait when […]

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Kent Theatre to hold golf outing fundraiser

20 July 2017

  Do you love to golf? Would you like to help the Kent Theatre raise funds for a worthy cause? Or maybe you’d just like the chance to win $10,000 or a number of other prizes? If you answered yes to any of those questions, sign up now for The Kent Theatre’s 17th annual golf […]

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Hospice of Michigan to host free Loss of Spouse event

20 July 2017

  Join Hospice of Michigan for a free seminar and discussion, Loss of Spouse, on moving forward following the passing of a partner from 2 to 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 8 at the Hospice of Michigan office located at 989 Spaulding Ave., S.E. in Ada. All members of the community who have lost a spouse or […]

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Airplane ride

20 July 2017

  A farmer and his wife went to the fair. The farmer was fascinated by the airplanes and asked a pilot how much a ride would cost. “$10 for 3 minutes,” replied the pilot. “That’s too much,” said the farmer. The pilot thought for a second and then said, “I’ll make you a deal. If […]

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Hometown Happenings

20 July 2017

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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M-44 project update and public meeting

17 July 2017

The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) is hosting a public open house this Thursday, July 20, from 5-6 p.m. at the Cannon Township Hall to provide updates on the reconstruction of M-44 (Belding Road) from Wolverine Boulevard to Myers Lake Avenue. MDOT officials will provide project details, the remaining construction schedule and traffic information. The […]

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