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Remembering one of our own Avenue of Flags 2020 Man pleads guilty in wife’s murder Summer reading at the Cedar Springs Library Heavy rain causes flooding Governor Whitmer reopen’s retail, restaurants, and offices in Upper Peninsula, Traverse City regions Social Security honors our military heroes Cedar Springs Dental to build new office Invasive, self-cloning marbled crayfish now a prohibited species in Michigan
 
Remembering one of our own

Remembering one of our own

By Judy Reed Memorial Day or “Remembrance Day” as it was originally called, is a time for remembering and honoring those who made the ultimate sacrifice for their country by dying in combat. It has also become a day to remember those who served their country and now passed on. This year—2020—marks 15 years since […]

Remembering one of our own
Avenue of Flags 2020

Avenue of Flags 2020

by Lois Allen This year is not normal. It will be a first for our Cedar Springs American Legion Glen Hill Post 287. The first year since 1922, almost a century ago, that old glory will remain shuttered during the day of remembrance—Memorial Day. The flags will not fly, the crowds will not gather at […]

Avenue of Flags 2020
Man pleads guilty in wife’s murder

Man pleads guilty in wife’s murder

By Judy Reed James Michael Pagel, 55, pled guilty Wednesday to second-degree murder in the 2006 murder of his wife, Renee Beth Pagel. She was brutally murdered in August 2006, in her Courtland Township home, while recovering from donating a kidney to the father of one of her students. It was almost 14 years that […]

Man pleads guilty in wife’s murder
Summer reading at the Cedar Springs Library

Summer reading at the Cedar Springs Library

From Donna Clark, Director We at the Cedar Springs Public Library are working hard to reinvent our famous Summer Reading Program and have it ready to go by our target launch date of Monday, June 8.  There are many challenges we face as a staff and as a community this year, posed by the invisible […]

Summer reading at the Cedar Springs Library
Heavy rain causes flooding

Heavy rain causes flooding

By Judy Reed Heavy rain Sunday through Tuesday morning caused flooding in several parts of Michigan this week, including here in Cedar Springs. Cedar Creek and its tributaries overflowed in various areas, including Fifth Street and Cherry, behind the Cedar Springs Public Library, at North Park, Park and Elm Street, and the creek reached over […]

Heavy rain causes flooding
Governor Whitmer reopen’s retail, restaurants, and offices in Upper Peninsula, Traverse City regions

Governor Whitmer reopen’s retail, restaurants, and offices in Upper Peninsula, Traverse City regions

“Businesses that reopen must adopt workplace safety measures to protect employees, customers”  LANSING, Mich. –Today, Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed Executive Order 2020-92, allowing for the reopening, in two regions, of retail businesses, office work that cannot be done remotely, and restaurants and bars with limited seating. The two regions are both in the northern part […]

Governor Whitmer reopen’s retail, restaurants, and offices in Upper Peninsula, Traverse City regions
Social Security honors our military heroes

Social Security honors our military heroes

By Vonda Van Til, Social Security Public Affairs Specialist  On Memorial Day, our nation honors military service members who have given their lives for our country.  Families, friends, and communities pause to remember the many great sacrifices of our military and ensure their legacy lives on in the freedoms we all enjoy.  We recognize these […]

Social Security honors our military heroes
Cedar Springs Dental to build new office

Cedar Springs Dental to build new office

Dental practice incorporates cutting edge technology to prioritize patient health and safety Business has been good for a local dentist here—so much so that they are building a new office to accommodate their patients. Cedar Springs Dental broke ground on Monday, May 11, on its new 3,000 square foot office to replace the current 1,000 […]

Cedar Springs Dental to build new office
Invasive, self-cloning marbled crayfish now a prohibited species in Michigan

Invasive, self-cloning marbled crayfish now a prohibited species in Michigan

Department of Natural Resources Director Dan Eichinger approved the addition of marbled crayfish (Procambarus virginalis) to Michigan’s list of prohibited species at a recent meeting of the Michigan Natural Resources Commission. Invasive Species Order Amendment No. 1 of 2020 was presented to the NRC at its April 16 meeting. Marbled crayfish, also known as marmorkrebs […]

Invasive, self-cloning marbled crayfish now a prohibited species in Michigan

Hometown Happenings

21 May 2020

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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Red Flannel Festival names 2020 Grand Marshal

Red Flannel Festival names 2020 Grand Marshal

14 May 2020

Former RF Queen named Grand Marshal By Judy Reed The Red Flannel Festival Board of Directors have proudly named area resident and longtime community supporter Cindy Patin as the 2020 Grand Marshal for the 81st annual celebration, to be held on Saturday, October 3, 2020.   “The festival is extremely proud and thankful for the […]

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Cedar Springs man killed in crash

Cedar Springs man killed in crash

14 May 2020

A 39-year Cedar Springs man died Tuesday in a crash in Ionia County. According to the Michigan State Police Lakeview Post, they were dispatched to the scene in Easton Township, on Tuesday, May 12, at about 6:10 p.m. on Bluewater Highway, west of Johnson Road. Their preliminary investigation revealed a vehicle driven by Jammal Dillard […]

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We want your funny pet photos

We want your funny pet photos

14 May 2020

We all need something to smile about, and what better to smile about or laugh at than a funny pet photo? In this photo, Post publisher Lois Allen turned her Chihuahua, Fauna, into a delicious peep! What a cutie! Maybe she could get a job as the Easter Bunny’s sidekick! What about you? Do you […]

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#Kindness catches on

#Kindness catches on

14 May 2020

We have asked for you to send us snippets of when you see acts of kindness in our area. Melanie Ringler and her two children, Kyle, 11, and Blakelee, 7, of the City of Cedar Springs, picked up two full bags of trash along the White Pine Trail last week. Way to go Ringler family! […]

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It’s Back!

It’s Back!

14 May 2020

Hallelujah! Cedar Springs Post Publisher, Lois Allen,  happily displays an armload of toilet paper. Last week shelves magically filled with a “bounty” of the most popular and coveted product since the beginning of the pandemic. Stores are limiting the amount per customer to keep supplies in stock. And just in a nick of time. “I […]

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Plainsong Farm introduces household gardens opportunity

14 May 2020

Funded by a grant from United Way of Kent County, Plainsong Farm in Rockford, MI, is enabling 25 local households affected by the COVID-19 pandemic to grow vegetable gardens throughout the 2020 growing season. Each participant in the initial growing group will receive a garden pack of 18 seeds and seedlings, enough to fill 75-square-foot […]

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Three hurt in Howard City crash

14 May 2020

Three people were injured—one seriously—when they collided on M-46 at US-131 in Reynolds Township last week. According to the Michigan State Police, the crash occurred on Thursday, May 7, at 11:47 a.m. on M-46, east of Howard City. The investigation revealed that a motorcycle driven by Terry Toth, a 43-year-old man from Howard City, was […]

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Rotary paper recycling ends June 1

14 May 2020

By Tom Noreen On June 1, Nu-Wool will discontinue the Rotary Club paper fund raiser truck in the rear parking lot of Family, Farm and Home. Since 1999, over 1 million pounds of paper have been recycled earning the Rotary Club $98,000 in revenue, which the Rotary Club has in turn returned to community.  Nu-Wool […]

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Governor Whitmer extends Stay Home, Stay Safe Order

Governor Whitmer extends Stay Home, Stay Safe Order

14 May 2020

Reopens manufacturing as part of her MI Safe Start Plan  LANSING, Mich. – Last week Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed Executive Order 2020-77 to extend Michigan’s Stay Home, Stay Safe order to May 28. The governor’s order allowed manufacturing workers, including those at Michigan’s Big 3 auto companies, to resume work on Monday, May 11 as […]

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