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USDA and FDA reach agreement to regulate cell-cultured food products Red Flannel Festival  celebrates 80 years Let the sun shine in Solon Fire receives new truck Post travels to South America Decline in readers and ads leads hundreds of newspapers to fold Master Angler program’s popularity takes off in 2019 Thieves chop hair from horses’ tails Cedar Springs schools makes adjustments for snow days First Graders celebrate library card drive
 
USDA and FDA reach agreement to regulate cell-cultured food products

USDA and FDA reach agreement to regulate cell-cultured food products

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced on March 7 they had reached a formal agreement to jointly oversee the production of human food products derived from the cells of livestock and poultry.

USDA and FDA reach agreement to regulate cell-cultured food products
Red Flannel Festival  celebrates 80 years

Red Flannel Festival celebrates 80 years

Planning for the 80th Red Flannel Festival is in full swing, and earlier this week the board released their theme and logo to celebrate this year’s milestone event: Still going 80—celebrating 80 years!

Red Flannel Festival  celebrates 80 years
Let the sun shine in

Let the sun shine in

it is important that citizens participate in our local government meetings and exercise their right to know. As responsible citizens working to keep our community strong, healthy and vibrant, we need to work together to keep the focus on having an open government.

Let the sun shine in
Solon Fire receives new truck

Solon Fire receives new truck

Solon Township Fire Department recently took delivery of a new fire truck, Solon Tender 1. According to Fire Chief Jeff Drake, this truck will be used to shuttle water to fire scenes, and it is also capable of pumping water too.

Solon Fire receives new truck
Post travels to South America

Post travels to South America

Bill Pollock, formerly of Cedar Springs, is traveling from Buenos Aires, Argentina to Los Angeles, on a 30-day cruise. He is shown here at the southernmost city in South America—Ushuaia, Argentina. They visited the Falkland Islands and saw penguins; they passed Cape Horn during the night; visited Chile and more.

Post travels to South America
Decline in readers and ads leads hundreds of newspapers to fold

Decline in readers and ads leads hundreds of newspapers to fold

Last September, Waynesville became a statistic. With the shutdown of its newspaper, the Daily Guide, this town of 5,200 people in central Missouri’s Ozark hills joined more than 1,400 other cities and towns across the U.S. to lose a newspaper over the past 15 years, according to an Associated Press analysis of data compiled by the University of North Carolina.

Decline in readers and ads leads hundreds of newspapers to fold
Master Angler program’s popularity takes off in 2019

Master Angler program’s popularity takes off in 2019

People love to fish Michigan waters. According to the state’s Master Angler program, they’ve been reeling in some real keepers the last few years. The program, managed by the DNR, enjoyed another successful year in 2018, accepting 2,698 fish. The program has been in place since 1973 and recognizes large fish caught by recreational anglers. […]

Master Angler program’s popularity takes off in 2019
Thieves chop hair from horses’ tails

Thieves chop hair from horses’ tails

When Solon Township resident Emily Scott went to check on her horses on Tuesday morning about 9:45 a.m., she couldn’t believe what she saw—someone had chopped hunks out of two of her three horses’ tails.

Thieves chop hair from horses’ tails
Cedar Springs schools makes adjustments for snow days

Cedar Springs schools makes adjustments for snow days

Icy, snowy and dangerous winter weather, including sub-zero temperatures and power outages, caused both Cedar Springs Public Schools and Creative Technologies Academy to close 14 times this year. That’s eight more times than the Michigan Department of Education (MDE) allows without the days being made up. And winter isn’t over yet.

Cedar Springs schools makes adjustments for snow days
First Graders celebrate library card drive

First Graders celebrate library card drive

The library’s annual campaign to get every first grader his/her own library card or access to a family card culminated in the annual “March is Reading Month Celebration” at the Kent Theatre for all of the first graders at Cedar Trails and at Creative Technologies Academy on March 4 and 5.

First Graders celebrate library card drive
Girls basketball wins semi-final, ends season at Districts

Girls basketball wins semi-final, ends season at Districts

14 March 2019

The Cedar Springs Red Hawk Girls Basketball team advanced to the District Championship game this past week by defeating Forest Hills Central 42-38 in the District Semi-Final game that was played at Northview High School.

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Grace Christian University men’s basketball claims national championship

Grace Christian University men’s basketball claims national championship

14 March 2019

By Judy Reed Grace Christian University (GCU) won its eighth DII Men’s Basketball National Championship in dramatic fashion last Saturday, March 9, in Greenville, South Carolina, as Kellum Bridgeforth hit the game-winning 3-point shot with 5.5 seconds left in overtime. The Tigers defeated No. 4 seeded and Mideast Region foe Great Lakes Christian College by […]

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CSY wrestlers win big at Belding

CSY wrestlers win big at Belding

14 March 2019

By: James Streeter The CSYW team traveled to Belding this past weekend for the final regular season tournament before regionals this coming week. The Red Hawks made a sweep of three categories for the tournament ending the day in first place in pins with 40 (69:09), technical falls with 5 (16:47) and total match points […]

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WMP at Belding, Battle Creek, Ithaca

WMP at Belding, Battle Creek, Ithaca

14 March 2019

By Barbra Chong This past weekend, West Michigan Pursuit spread out to compete in three different competitions.  The South West region hosted the Greights tournament in Lakeview Battle Creek. Six grapplers entered this competition. 46 lb Kooper Witte, 4/6 age group was our only morning grappler and he finished 2nd. The other five entered the […]

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Red Hawk baseball player to play for Calvin College

Red Hawk baseball player to play for Calvin College

14 March 2019

Thursday, March 7, marked a milestone for Cedar Springs senior baseball standout Dylan Williams, as he signed his letter of intent to continue his baseball career next year at Calvin College.   Dylan will be entering his fourth year of Varsity Baseball at Cedar Springs, where he has been a standout pitcher and catcher for […]

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Wrestlers make dream team

14 March 2019

Congratulations to Cedar Springs Red Hawk wrestlers Ryan Ringler and Sage Serbenta for making the Michigan Grappler Dream team! Both won the state championship in Division 2 at their respective weights. From www.michigangrappler.com: 171 – RYAN RINGLER (CEDAR SPRINGS) SR The future Chippewa, Ringler, won his second Division 2 title and went a perfect 48-0 […]

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Eagle successes

Eagle successes

14 March 2019

By Ranger Steve Mueller My father-in-law and I were driving the countryside when we spotted a Bald Eagle eating a car killed deer. This is typical behavior for scavenger birds like Bald Eagles. Fish is a high dietary component. Golden Eagles regularly fed on Federally Endangered Utah Prairie Dogs killed on the highway near the […]

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Coyote sightings and tips to prevent conflicts

Coyote sightings and tips to prevent conflicts

14 March 2019

This time of year, it’s not uncommon to hear about an uptick in coyote sightings around the state. That’s because coyotes are more visible during their breeding season (January to March), as well as in the spring and summer months when they’re caring for pups. Coyotes are extremely adaptable and can be found just about […]

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Losing the shirt off your back

14 March 2019

Losing the shirt off your back A woman who played cards one night each month with a group of friends was concerned because she always woke up her husband when she came home around 11:30.  One night after cards, she did her best not to wake him. She undressed in the living room and, purse […]

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Hometown Happenings

14 March 2019

theTable at The Springs Church Mar.7,14,21,28: Meals are served every Thursday fom 5:30 to 6:30 pm at The Springs Church on the corner of Oak and Grant. All are welcome to theTable to enjoy this meal that is being shared with us! #tfn Radio Classics at the Kent Theatre Mar. 14-16: Performances of “Radio Classics,” […]

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