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It’s time for football! Teen hurt in rollover crash Churches UNITE to send audio bibles to refugees Post travels to top of Mackinac Bridge Bowfishing: combining two pastimes into one sport Varsity Boys tennis begins new season Four tire tips for teen drivers Tips for taming back-to-school stress
 
It’s time for football!

It’s time for football!

Saturday, August 29, marks the first game of the 2015 season for the Cedar Springs Red Hawks, and you don’t want to miss it! They will host the Comstock Park Panthers at Grand Valley State University Lubbers Stadium, in the brand new GRidiron classic, at 4 p.m. The West Michigan Sports Commission (WMSC) partnered with […]

It’s time for football!
Teen hurt in rollover crash

Teen hurt in rollover crash

A Plainfield Township teen was sent to the hospital Wednesday evening with life-threatening injuries after a collision in Courtland Township. The accident happened about 7 p.m. Wednesday, August 26, at 13 Mile and Myers Lake Roads. According to the Kent County Sheriff Department, a Chevrolet Trailblazer, driven by Matthew Gorkowski, 17, of Sparta, was traveling […]

Teen hurt in rollover crash
Churches UNITE to send audio bibles to refugees

Churches UNITE to send audio bibles to refugees

  by Judy Reed The churches in the Cedar Springs area are pretty good at making history. In 2009, eight area churches joined together in Morley Park to worship together, something rare in most communities. Last Saturday, August 23, the churches met together in Morley Park for their seventh UNITED service, and did something no […]

Churches UNITE to send audio bibles to refugees
Post travels to top of Mackinac Bridge

Post travels to top of Mackinac Bridge

Dean and Kristie Wall, owners of Dean’s Excavating in Sand Lake, attended a fundraiser at Frederik Meijer Gardens this past spring. At the auction there, they purchased a certificate allowing them the chance to go to the very top of the Mackinac Bridge.

Post travels to top of Mackinac Bridge
Bowfishing: combining two pastimes into one sport

Bowfishing: combining two pastimes into one sport

Roy Beasley grew up fishing, but when he discovered bowhunting, he changed his technique. He became a bowfisherman.

Bowfishing: combining two pastimes into one sport
Varsity Boys tennis begins new season

Varsity Boys tennis begins new season

The Cedar Springs varsity boy’s tennis team began their new season by traveling to Sparta on August 19, for the Sparta Invitational. The Red Hawk singles and doubles tennis players competed against Sparta, Coopersville and Fremont, which ended in a third place finish for the team.

Varsity Boys tennis begins new season
Four tire tips for teen drivers

Four tire tips for teen drivers

(BPT) – Getting a driver’s license is a pivotal moment for many teens, and with the privilege of driving comes greater freedom and independence. For parents, this can be both a moment of great pride and overwhelming anxiety. In 2012, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reported that drivers 19-years-old and younger were more […]

Four tire tips for teen drivers
Tips for taming back-to-school stress

Tips for taming back-to-school stress

What you can do to help your anxious student Do you or your child have the back-to-school blues? If so, you’re not the only ones. Saying goodbye to slower summer days can be difficult.

Tips for taming back-to-school stress
ROBERTA ANN SPRAGUE

ROBERTA ANN SPRAGUE

28 August 2015

Roberta Ann “Bobbie” Sprague, age 64, of Cedar Springs, formerly of Big Rapids and Morley, went to sleep in Jesus on Tuesday, August 18, 2015. She was born on April 19, 1951 in Lansing, the daughter of Christian and Dorothy (Carter) Bentley. Bobbie enjoyed doing crafts, loved her church family, and was always ready to […]

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JARROD LEE WELCH

JARROD LEE WELCH

28 August 2015

February 21, 1972 – August 17, 2015 Jarrod Welch, 43, of Sparta, passed away on Monday, August 17, 2015 at Spectrum Butterworth Hospital. He was born on February 21, 1972 in Greenville, Michigan. Jarrod was a great outdoorsman. He went fishing, camping, scuba diving, riding his motorcycle, hunting and gardening any chance he got. He […]

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Outwit the squirrels 

Outwit the squirrels 

28 August 2015

(NAPS)—Bird feeding can be a fulfilling hobby, if you know how to outsmart a clever squirrel who’s eating your birdseed. These tips can help: Baffles: Install baffles, at least 15 inches wide and sloped, between the top of the feeder and its hanger on a hanging feeder or between the ground and the feeder for […]

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Join the Arbor Day Foundation in September 

Join the Arbor Day Foundation in September 

28 August 2015

Receive 10 free trees for planting in Michigan Everyone from Michigan who joins the Arbor Day Foundation in September will receive 10 free trees as part of the Foundation’s Trees for America program. Through Trees for America, everyone is encouraged to plant trees, which benefits the environment and improves quality of life. With nearly 1 million […]

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American Chestnut

28 August 2015

  By Ranger Steve Mueller   Benefits of the American chestnut tree were important for building United States society but a disease, unknowingly imported across the ocean, has mostly eliminated benefits. This happened to elm trees when Dutch elm disease was imported. Recently this occurred when the Emerald Ash Borer beetle was imported in 2002. […]

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Be the referee

28 August 2015

  By Mark Uyl, Asst. Director, MHSAA Be the Referee is a weekly message from the Michigan High School Athletics Association that is designed to help educate people on the rules in different sports, to help them better understand the art of officiating, and to recruit officials. Make The Call – Missed Field Goal  Let’s […]

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Close Calls

Close Calls

28 August 2015

(NAPS)—At least 1,500 people a year could avoid getting injured or killed on the road, government and university researchers say, if road rage could be eliminated. How to stop it: One way to do that, according to study.com, is to reduce tailgating, especially by young drivers. The Hartford Courant found the most common “contributing factor” […]

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Back to school food safety tips 

28 August 2015

  Back to school, back to the books, back shuttling students to and from extracurricular activities. The new school year likely means back to packing lunches and afterschool snacks for students, scouts, athletes, dancers, and all the other children who carry these items to and from home. One “back” you do not want to reacquaint […]

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School’s Open – Drive Carefully

28 August 2015

  Source: AAA Exchange Every fall, over 55 million children across the United States head back to school. With 13 percent of those children typically walking or biking to their classes, AAA warns drivers to be especially vigilant for pedestrians before and after school hours. The afternoon hours are particularly dangerous; over the last decade, nearly […]

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Social Security tips

28 August 2015

  By Stephanie Holland, Social Security Public Affairs Specialist Labor Day isn’t your only reward for hard work On Labor Day, many Americans enjoy a long weekend to commemorate the hard work they do the rest of the year, as well as those who support working people. With barbecues and ballgames, beach trips and fireworks, […]

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