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Sand Lake Fourth of July celebration starts next week Students build plant stands for elderly The Post travels to Fiji Grant awarded for hands-on environmental education program Friend of the Court Opens the Responsible Parent Program Center  Butterfly
 
Sand Lake Fourth of July celebration starts next week

Sand Lake Fourth of July celebration starts next week

Scott and Robyn Britton chosen as Grand Marshals The 149th Fourth of July Celebration in Sand Lake starts next week with the theme Celebrating the Decades. This long-running event celebrating our country’s independence is a fun tradition for families in the Sand Lake, Cedar Springs, and surrounding areas. The event starts next Thursday evening, June […]

Sand Lake Fourth of July celebration starts next week
Students build plant stands for elderly

Students build plant stands for elderly

Container gardening is gaining in popularity, and one group of people who really benefits from it are the elderly. Bending and kneeling are hard on everyone, but older people tend to lose that mobility as they age. Two students here in Cedar Springs have done something to help seniors enjoy the art of gardening, even […]

Students build plant stands for elderly
The Post travels to Fiji

The Post travels to Fiji

Samantha and Emilee Pastoor, of Courtland Township, recently took the Post with them on a trip to the Fiji Islands.

The Post travels to Fiji
Grant awarded for hands-on environmental education program

Grant awarded for hands-on environmental education program

Students will experience it at Plainsong Farm... The Lower Grand River Organization of Watersheds (LGROW), in collaboration with Plainsong Farm, Trout Unlimited and the Kent Conservation District, has received a $38,000 grant

Grant awarded for hands-on environmental education program
Friend of the Court Opens the Responsible Parent Program Center 

Friend of the Court Opens the Responsible Parent Program Center 

Friend of the Court Opens the Responsible Parent Program Center  The Kent County Friend of the Court (FOC) is pleased to announce the opening of the Responsible Parent Program (RPP) Center, located on the second floor at 82 Ionia Avenue NW, Grand Rapids.  This new center makes it easier for participants in the program to meet […]

Friend of the Court Opens the Responsible Parent Program Center 
Butterfly

Butterfly

Ron Parker, of Courtland Township, recently sent us photos of his pretty peonies, and this beautiful butterfly.

Butterfly

Set realistic goals for your web site

22 June 2018

  SCORE, Counselors to America’s Small Business   The advantages of having a business website have been well documented. For some customers, your site is the first place they will gain awareness of your company. From there, the opportunities appear endless. An effective website is one that is meeting both your business’s needs and the […]

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Arrowhead Spiketail Life Cycle

Arrowhead Spiketail Life Cycle

22 June 2018

By Ranger Steve Mueller   Flying rapidly close to the surface of shallow water in Little Cedar Creek headwaters, an Arrowhead Spiketail dragonfly guards a territory. Males fly back and forth over a section of stream protecting areas where water flows over a muck bottom. A female lays her eggs in the muck where water […]

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Black buffalo state record broken by angler on Grand River

Black buffalo state record broken by angler on Grand River

22 June 2018

The Department of Natural Resources confirmed the catch of a new state record black buffalo on June 12.

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Living beyond myself

Living beyond myself

22 June 2018

Local author shares out-of-body experience Cedar Springs, resident Roger P. Beukema Jr. has lived quite a life. Now, with his new book, Living Beyond Myself: An Out-of-Body Testimony, he is sharing his story. The book was released May 18, 2018, and is available for purchase from www.fivecountpub.com, as well as on Amazon.com and in the […]

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The Juggler

22 June 2018

  A state trooper pulled a car over and asked the driver why he was speeding. “I’m a magician and juggler on my way to do a show for sick kids,” he explained, “and I don’t want to be late.” The trooper told the driver he was fascinated by juggling and said if the driver […]

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Hometown Happenings

21 June 2018

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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Board selects finalist in Superintendent search

Board selects finalist in Superintendent search

15 June 2018

Community forums and second interview set for June 18 The Cedar Springs Board of Education conducted first round interviews Friday evening, June 8, in their search for a new Superintendent, and narrowed their field down to one finalist. Scott Smith, Assistant Superintendent at Hudsonville, will return for a second-round interview. The board gave high marks to all […]

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Grand Marshals chosen for 2018 Red Flannel Festival

Grand Marshals chosen for 2018 Red Flannel Festival

15 June 2018

By Judy Reed Bob and Betty Truesdale, of Cedar Springs, have been chosen as Grand Marshals for the 79th annual Red Flannel Festival. They own the Amish Warehouse at 141 S. Main Street. “We chose Bob and Betty for the Grand Marshals because of their long history in Cedar Spring and the love they have […]

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Public invited to attend meeting on Cedar Springs Drain

Public invited to attend meeting on Cedar Springs Drain

15 June 2018

  Meeting on June 21, at 7 p.m. at Cedar Springs High School By Judy Reed The Kent County Drain Commissioner recently sent out a notice about a meeting determining the future of the Cedar Springs County Drain, which will affect quite a few residents on the east side of Cedar Springs, and a few […]

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Cedar Springs Women’s Club selects scholarship recipient

Cedar Springs Women’s Club selects scholarship recipient

15 June 2018

Each year the Cedar Springs Women’s Club presents a $1,000 scholarship to a female of any age who resides in the Cedar Springs School District and is planning to attend a college or skill training program.

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