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Community Night reels in residents Library building fund growing Hometown Hero The perfect car tips for any trip DNR fisheries experts offer opening-day tips BOYS GOLF K-5 News: Reading Month Wrap Up Five tips to crown your lawn king of spring Is your yard wildlife-friendly?
 
Community Night reels in residents

Community Night reels in residents

There was a lot to see last Thursday, April 16, at the annual Community Night, sponsored by the Community Action Network. Their partnership with the school to also make it a Fine Arts night has added another dimension to exploring what the Cedar Springs area has to offer.

Community Night reels in residents
Library building fund growing

Library building fund growing

Fundraising efforts are stepping up and excitement is growing as the Cedar Springs Public Library recently received their new plans for a new library building and a site plan from their newly-hired architect, Robert Andrus of Andrus Architecture.

Library building fund growing
Hometown Hero

Hometown Hero

Army Pvt. Charlene S. Saylor graduated February 19 from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C. During the nine weeks of training

Hometown Hero
The perfect car tips for any trip

The perfect car tips for any trip

Across the country people are planning to take longer road trips this year. If you plan to be one of them, here are five maintenance tips to consider for today’s cars.

The perfect car tips for any trip
DNR fisheries experts offer opening-day tips

DNR fisheries experts offer opening-day tips

Fishing may be a 12-months-a-year sport in Michigan, but there’s little doubt that the last Saturday of April is one of the biggest days of the year for anglers. It marks the opening day of trout fishing, statewide on more than 80 percent of the state’s trout streams

DNR fisheries experts offer opening-day tips
BOYS GOLF

BOYS GOLF

The Red Hawks boys golf team photo was not available when we ran sports schedules a few weeks ago featuring all the spring sports teams. This is your spring 2015 golf team.

BOYS GOLF
K-5 News: Reading Month Wrap Up

K-5 News: Reading Month Wrap Up

March was Reading Month and it is a favorite of ours at CTA! We Chargers really get into the friendly competition of reading. This past March was no different. Our theme was “Isle of the Reading Chargers.”

K-5 News: Reading Month Wrap Up
Five tips to crown your lawn king of spring

Five tips to crown your lawn king of spring

Those winter chills are finally history and it’s time focus on outdoor fun again. Your lawn is the perfect spot for family gatherings, sports competitions, barbecues and relaxing afternoons, so why not make it the best it can be?

Five tips to crown your lawn king of spring
Is your yard wildlife-friendly?

Is your yard wildlife-friendly?

Being a good neighbor means more than being friendly to the humans across the street, it also means being friendly to the animals in your yard. Making your yard a safe place for local wildlife should be a top lawn care priority.

Is your yard wildlife-friendly?
BONNIE MILLER

BONNIE MILLER

23 April 2015

Bonnie Miller, age 74, of Howard City passed away April 21, 2015 at her residence.  She was born February 6, 1941 in St. Johns the daughter of George and Bonnie (Ward) Comer.  During her working years she worked as a Avon Rep for many years.  She also worked at the Dime Store and Red Flannel […]

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Tips for dealing with potholes

Tips for dealing with potholes

23 April 2015

Be vigilant—extra vigilant From MDOT Stating the obvious here: it’s best to avoid hitting potholes whenever possible. That’s easier to do if you’re driving cautiously, and not tailgating, so you have more time to see and react to any potholes you’re approaching. Potholes aren’t always obvious in the daylight; they’re even harder to spot in […]

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Birds and Wind Turbines

23 April 2015

Recently wind turbines were briefly discussed in my nature niche column. Since then an environment report on Michigan Radio regarding wind turbine placement addressed important migration paths for birds along Lake Huron. I had mentioned how birds have their own superhighway routes in the sky. Monica Essenmacher started an online discussion regarding inappropriate turbine placement. […]

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Michigan fire season builds during Wildfire Prevention Week

23 April 2015

  Most of Michigan’s wildfires occur in the spring – April, May and June. According to the Department of Natural Resources, which is responsible for wildland fire protection on 30 million acres of state and private land, April is when wildfires start becoming a problem. The DNR is using the state’s annual observance of Wildfire Prevention […]

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Boys track runs well after spring break 

23 April 2015

  The Red Hawks began spring break where they left off, with a 91.5-45.5 victory over Wyoming. The Hawks came out of the field events scoring 42 of the possible 45 points. The distance, mid-distance and hurdling crew dominated the races while the Hawks were no match for Wyoming’s top sprinter. A rare disqualification by […]

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Girls track wins conference opener

23 April 2015

  The Varsity Girls Track Team had a very successful week of competition. They defeated Wyoming 89 to 42 in the OK conference opener on Wednesday, April 15 and ran their dual record to 3 and 0. On Saturday, April 18, they went to Sparta for the Tri Level Classic. The 9-10 grade team won […]

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CTA Calendar

23 April 2015

  April 23 Daddy/Daughter Dance (grades K-6): 5-7 pm 27 HIV/AIDS Health Curriculum Meeting for 5th grade Parents: 4-4:30 pm Family Night: 4:30-6 pm Parent/Superintendent Town Hall Meeting: 6-7 pm May 1 Student Early Release – (2 hours early) K-5 Dismissal at 12:55 pm 6-12 Dismissal at 1:06 pm HS Prom @ Boulder Creek – 7 […]

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Parent/Superintendent Town Hall Meeting

23 April 2015

Creative Technologies Academy 350 Pine Street | Cedar Springs, MI  49319 9th Semi-Annual Parent/Superintendent Town Hall Meeting Monday, April 27, 2015 6:00 – 7:00 PM  “How to Change the World (continued)” (Child care provided through grade 5) All parents in attendance will receive a free CTA t-shirt All parents in attendance are eligible for a […]

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Employment Opportunities

23 April 2015

  There are no position openings at CTA at this time. However, the administration invites interested parties to submit a letter of interest and resume for the following positions that may become available during the 2015-16 school year: • Certified teachers at all grade levels and subject areas (please include letter of interest, resume, and […]

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New study analyzes impact of Proposal 1 on taxpayers

23 April 2015

The Mackinac Center for Public Policy published a new analysis of Proposal 1, which voters will be asked to approve or reject on May 5. The proposal increases taxes by $2 billion and aims to dedicate most of that revenue for future road construction and maintenance.

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