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Demolition begins on apartment building Restaurants see big downturn in business Girls Scouts donate cookies to senior citizens Giving table for those in need Severe weather awareness week Blood donation exempt from stay-at-home order Call for volunteers to help with bird conservation efforts America’s Favorite Jelly Bean Flavors Governor issues “stay at home” executive order
 
Demolition begins on apartment building

Demolition begins on apartment building

By Judy Reed Demolition began this week on the building that burned at Red Flannel Acres last summer.  The Post called and emailed Red Flannel Acres to try to get some information on their plans to rebuild, but had not heard back at press time. The fire, at 323 Oak Ct., last August, left 7 […]

Demolition begins on apartment building
Restaurants see big downturn in business

Restaurants see big downturn in business

By Judy Reed Before Monday’s Stay Home order, restaurants were already seeing a downturn in business since being limited to only “take out” orders over the last couple weeks. Now, many people aren’t going out to get food from local businesses, and it’s hard to say how long they can go without an upturn in […]

Restaurants see big downturn in business
Girls Scouts donate cookies to senior citizens

Girls Scouts donate cookies to senior citizens

Troop number 8210 donated 50 box of cookies to Green Acres and The Brooks retirement home this week. The girls had ordered extra cookies to sell at cookie booths around town to help raise money to cover summer camp tuition, but sales were great affected due to the corona virus and people not getting out. […]

Girls Scouts donate cookies to senior citizens
Giving table for those in need

Giving table for those in need

By Judy Reed Local realtor, Laura Ensley, wanted to do something to help those in need during this COVID-19 pandemic. So last weekend she set up a “giving table” in front of her business, Five Star Realty, on Main Street.  “We started out with our team filling up the giving table,” explained Ensley. “I knew […]

Giving table for those in need
Severe weather awareness week

Severe weather awareness week

March 22-28 While the state is taking proactive steps to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 in Michigan, we want to remind residents that severe weather season is approaching. This includes tornados, flooding, high winds, and other severe weather that could disrupt our daily lives. While we are practicing social distancing, Michigan State Police Emergency management […]

Severe weather awareness week
Blood donation exempt from stay-at-home order

Blood donation exempt from stay-at-home order

Grand Rapids, Mich. – March 23, 2020 – With the stay-at-home directives now implemented in Michigan, the Federal government has issued a guidance around COVID-19 related to blood donation. That guidance reminds the public that Versiti Blood Center of Michigan donor centers and community blood drives across the state remain open because of the critical […]

Blood donation exempt from stay-at-home order
Call for volunteers to help with bird conservation efforts

Call for volunteers to help with bird conservation efforts

All of our MI Birds partners are dedicated to bird conservation in Michigan, and many need your help. Several organizations are seeking community science volunteers for different projects across the state. Learn more about each program and sign up to volunteer below. Safe Passage Great Lakes (March 15 – May 31) Each year nearly 1 […]

Call for volunteers to help with bird conservation efforts
America’s Favorite Jelly Bean Flavors

America’s Favorite Jelly Bean Flavors

Almost every year, Easter and National Jelly Bean Day both fall in April, making it the de facto Month of the Jelly Bean. On a normal year, over 16 billion beans are made just for the Easter season. With Easter Egg hunts largely cancelled this year, it’s tough to tell whether fewer jelly beans will […]

America’s Favorite Jelly Bean Flavors
Governor issues “stay at home” executive order

Governor issues “stay at home” executive order

Governor directs all “non-critical” businesses to temporarily close, all Michiganders to stay home or six feet away from others during COVID-19 crisis LANSING, Mich.—Today Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed the Stay Home, Stay Safe Executive Order (EO 2020-21), directing all Michigan businesses and operations to temporarily suspend in-person operations that are not necessary to sustain or […]

Governor issues “stay at home” executive order
Pandemics in Nature

Pandemics in Nature

26 March 2020

By Ranger Steve Mueller When a species causes massive illnesses or deaths to members of another species, a pandemic is the result. Some that cause obvious and immediate economic harm receive widespread attention. The emerald ash borer that arrived in Detroit in 2002, spread rapidly killing ash trees in a widening radius. It cost communities, […]

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Tax day now July 15

26 March 2020

Treasury, IRS extend filing deadline and federal tax payments regardless of amount owed WASHINGTON—The Treasury Department and Internal Revenue Service announced today that the federal income tax filing due date is automatically extended from April 15, 2020, to July 15, 2020. Taxpayers can also defer federal income tax payments due on April 15, 2020, to […]

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Seasonal Brunch Ideas with an Original Farm-to-Table Ingredient

Seasonal Brunch Ideas with an Original Farm-to-Table Ingredient

26 March 2020

Family Features Brunch with family and friends can be a treat any time of the year, but spring’s fresh, seasonal ingredients and warmer days practically beg loved ones to gather for the morning meal.  These cute, kid-friendly Bunny Oatmeal and Easy Egg Casserole recipes are simple and made with real foods like milk, bringing richness […]

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Create a Sweet Easter Treat

Create a Sweet Easter Treat

26 March 2020

Family Features This Easter, satisfy guests of all ages with festive cupcakes modeled after the Easter bunny. For more Easter recipes, visit Culinary.net. Bunny Butt Cupcakes Recipe courtesy of Amanda Rettke of “I am baker” Prep time: 45 minutes Cook time: 20 minutes Servings: 24 1 2-layer size white cake mix 1 tablespoon, plus 2 […]

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Can Congress make democratic governance work?

26 March 2020

By Lee H. Hamilton This is a time of great testing for Congress. As it considers responses to the nation’s health and economic crises, it faces close scrutiny by ordinary Americans, financial markets, and businesses large and small across the country. The pressure to move quickly is intense, and it is not an institution built for that purpose. […]

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SANDRA S. McEWEN

SANDRA S. McEWEN

26 March 2020

Sandra S. McEwen age 75 of Cedar Springs, went to be with her Lord on Sunday, March 22, 2020 at her home. Sandra was born September 7, 1944 in Gladwin, MI the daughter of Richard and Gladys (McMahon) Sterling. She was an active member of Maranatha Baptist Church and a member of the Cedar Springs […]

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CARL H. ANDERSON

CARL H. ANDERSON

26 March 2020

Carl H. Anderson, age 88, of Cedar Springs, went to be with his Savior on Saturday, March 21, 2020. Carl was born in 1932, in a small cabin in the mountains of Canton, N. C. At age seven, his parents moved to Cedar Springs, MI. He married Patty in 1958. They celebrated 61 years this […]

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DONALD E. DUCAT

DONALD E. DUCAT

26 March 2020

Donald E. “Duke” Ducat age 89 of Irons passed away Tuesday, March 17, 2020 at his home. Don was born November 11, 1930 in VanWert, Ohio the son of Leonard and Charlotte (Graf) Ducat. He served his country in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War. He owned and operated Duke & Son’s Plumbing […]

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You want me to do what??

26 March 2020

Pastor Kevin Reed Grace Evangelical Free Church  “Rejoice in the Lord Always. I will say it again: Rejoice!” – Philippians 4:4 I need to admit something.  I have known this verse for most of my life.  It goes all the way back to my Sunday school days as a little kid when we would sing the song. Do you know […]

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Smile For the DMV

26 March 2020

When I went to get my driver’s license renewed, our local motor-vehicle bureau was packed.  The line inched along for almost an hour until the man ahead of me finally got his license. He inspected his photo for a moment and commented to the clerk, “I was standing in line so long, I ended up […]

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