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Cedar Springs Cheer are OK White champions! New left turn signals at 17 Mile and White Creek Solon spaghetti dinner raises funds for township park Two Red Hawks wrestlers district champs Lady Chargers Take WMAES Tournament Title 4 life changes that affect your taxes and how to tackle them Free fishing weekend this Saturday and Sunday Ricker family fundraisers
 
Cedar Springs Cheer are OK White champions!

Cedar Springs Cheer are OK White champions!

The Cedar Springs Varsity Competitive Cheer team has been District Champs. They have even been Regional Champs.

Cedar Springs Cheer are OK White champions!
New left turn signals at 17 Mile and White Creek

New left turn signals at 17 Mile and White Creek

Kent County recently installed two new traffic signals at White Creek and 17 Mile Road that will hopefully cut down on crashes in that intersection.

New left turn signals at 17 Mile and White Creek
Solon spaghetti dinner raises funds for township park

Solon spaghetti dinner raises funds for township park

The mood was warm and festive, the company, in turns, warmly supportive and fiercely competitive. It was a gathering of friends, family and community motivated by a common cause—to eat—and to aid in the culmination of a dream.

Solon spaghetti dinner raises funds for township park
Two Red Hawks wrestlers district champs

Two Red Hawks wrestlers district champs

Two others placed second, and two more finished third… On Wednesday, February 8, Cedar Springs High School Wrestling hosted team Districts. Unfortunately, the Red Hawks fell short to Sparta with a final score, 33-38.

Two Red Hawks wrestlers district champs
Lady Chargers Take WMAES Tournament Title

Lady Chargers Take WMAES Tournament Title

The Lady Chargers continued to improve on their season by competing in the West Michigan Academy of Environmental Science (WMAES) Basketball Tournament

Lady Chargers Take WMAES Tournament Title
4 life changes that affect your taxes and how to tackle them

4 life changes that affect your taxes and how to tackle them

Life changes often mean tax changes. Whether it’s getting married, buying or selling a home, moving abroad or having a baby, misunderstanding the tax and financial implications of these life changes can lead to taxpayers making mistakes...

4 life changes that affect your taxes and how to tackle them
Free fishing weekend this Saturday and Sunday

Free fishing weekend this Saturday and Sunday

Everyone in Michigan is invited to fish for free Saturday, Feb. 18, and Sunday, Feb. 19, for the 2017 Winter Free Fishing Weekend. A license is not required to fish for those two days, but all other fishing regulations still apply.

Free fishing weekend this Saturday and Sunday
Ricker family fundraisers

Ricker family fundraisers

Various groups are putting on fundraisers over the next couple of weeks to help pay for medical bills for two teen brothers in our community that are battling cancer: Brison and Preston Ricker. Brison has an inoperable brain tumor (DIPG) and Preston recently had surgery for thyroid cancer. They are the sons of Brian and […]

Ricker family fundraisers
The Second Annual CTA Spelling Bee 2017

The Second Annual CTA Spelling Bee 2017

16 February 2017

In January, 23 students in grades fourth through eighth competed in the second annual CTA School Spelling Bee!

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Bursting Drama Bubbles

Bursting Drama Bubbles

16 February 2017

Girl Talk is a little more than half way through its third year as an after school club. The group meets 2-3 times per month throughout the school year.

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SCHOOL CALENDAR

16 February 2017

  FEBRUARY 17 Student Early Release–(2 hours early)* Basketball Game vs. Wellspring Prep @ Grace Bible College 18 MS/HS Karaoke Night 20 No School – Mid-Winter Break 21-23 Student-Led Conferences (HS Only) 24 Student Early Release–(2 hours early)* Popcorn Day MARCH 2 MS Choir Concert 3 End of Trimester 2 10 Student Early Release–(2 hours […]

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Positions Available

16 February 2017

Creative Technologies Academy is seeking interested individuals that could work as substitute teachers for the Academy. We have daily substitute teaching opportunities for this school year.

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CTA Daddy Daughter Dance

CTA Daddy Daughter Dance

16 February 2017

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Are social security benefits taxable?

16 February 2017

  If taxpayers receive Social Security benefits, they may have to pay federal income tax on part of those benefits. These IRS tips will help taxpayers determine if they need to do so. • Form SSA-1099. If taxpayers received Social Security benefits in 2016, they should receive a Form SSA-1099, Social Security Benefit Statement, showing […]

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Bird sightings peer review

16 February 2017

  People have opportunity to list birds from their yards or anywhere in the World to ebird. Google ebird for what has been sighted in the neighborhood, county, state, and nation. Select species of interest or “Birding Hotspots.” Three friends and I went to the Maple State Area to find Long-eared Owls, Short-eared Owls and […]

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Make your own bird feeders

Make your own bird feeders

16 February 2017

  From Cornell Lab of Ornithology, BirdSleuth K-12 Birds need steady sources of food throughout the year to survive cold nights, migration, and harsh weather. This makes bird feeders of any kind perfect for birds! There are many options available for feeders both online and in stores. But sometimes, the best thing to do is to […]

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Cast auditions for 2017 CS Renaissance Faire

Cast auditions for 2017 CS Renaissance Faire

16 February 2017

The Cedar Springs Area Chamber of Commerce would like to have more local talent involved in this year’s Renaissance Faire, so they are inviting those who would like to participate to audition for a role.

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Marriage wakeup coffee

16 February 2017

  As Barb was getting to know David and his family, she was very impressed by how much his parents loved each other. “They’re so thoughtful,” Barb said. “Why, your dad even brings your mom a cup of hot coffee in bed every morning.” David nodded. “I know. It’s great.” After a time, Barb and David […]

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