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Car rear-ends school bus Sparta police seek info on armed robbery Brad Brechting nominated for McDonald’s All-American games The Post travels to Rome Library hires new children’s librarian Make 2015 your year to improve financial fitness Make for Change MS Cheer team conference champions
 
Car rear-ends school bus

Car rear-ends school bus

A Nelson Township mom saw the Cedar Springs Public Schools bus stop in front of their home on 17 Mile, between Shaner and Stout, about 2:45 p.m. to drop off her son. She said she looked away for a moment, and when she looked back, she saw a car crash into the back of the bus.

Car rear-ends school bus
Sparta police seek info on armed robbery

Sparta police seek info on armed robbery

Police are asking for the public's assistance to identify two suspects that robbed a Sparta gas station Monday, January 12th.

Sparta police seek info on armed robbery
Brad Brechting nominated for McDonald’s All-American games

Brad Brechting nominated for McDonald’s All-American games

Local student-athlete in the running to play in prestigious high school basketball event in Chicago… Cedar Springs Red Hawk Brad Brechting, a standout on the Varsity basketball team, is among the list of high school seniors who have been nominated to play in the 2015 McDonald’s All American Games.

Brad Brechting nominated for McDonald’s All-American games
The Post travels to Rome

The Post travels to Rome

Gary and Gail Hendges, of Nelson Township, traveled to Rome, Italy in May to celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary, and took along a copy of the Post.

The Post travels to Rome
Library hires new children’s librarian

Library hires new children’s librarian

When business owner Kelly Roach decided to close her coffee shop, Alpha Omega Coffee and Games, she wasn’t sure what she was going to do. It didn’t take her long to find something. Kelly started this week as the new children’s librarian at the Cedar Springs Public Library.

Library hires new children’s librarian
Make 2015 your year to improve financial fitness

Make 2015 your year to improve financial fitness

Family Features   Lose weight, quit smoking, find a new job and get out of debt…does this sound familiar? Millions of Americans will resolve to change their lives in the New Year, but few will stick with their goals. In fact, a recent survey by the National Endowment for Financial Education (NEFE) finds six in 10 […]

Make 2015 your year to improve financial fitness
Make for Change

Make for Change

This past December, the CTA elementary and middle schools participated in a “Make For Change” campaign in which the students brought in coin change from home. We mixed things up this year by allowing the winning class to choose the charity that would receive the funds.

Make for Change
MS Cheer team conference champions

MS Cheer team conference champions

Red earns conference title; White gets first championship at Hudsonville The two teams representing Cedar Springs Middle School Competitive Cheer traveled to Thornapple Kellogg High School in Middleville for the Conference finals on Tuesday, January 13. There were 16 teams competing for the 2015 Conference Championship title. The teams in attendance were: Allendale, Caledonia, Cedar […]

MS Cheer team conference champions
EDNA ANDERSEN

EDNA ANDERSEN

22 January 2015

Edna Andersen, 94 of Cedar Springs, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, January 20, 2015 at Metron of Cedar Springs. Mrs. Andersen was born November 21, 1920 in Newark, New Jersey, the daughter of Jacob (Jack) and Bella (Kasen) Stoll. She served in the U.S. Army during World War II and was stationed in North Carolina […]

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LOUIS C. PEER

LOUIS C. PEER

22 January 2015

Louis C. Peer, Jr., age 94, of Greenville, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, January 17, 2015 at his home under the loving care of his wife, daughters, and Spectrum Health Hospice. The son of Beryl (Snider) & Louis Clint Peer, Sr., he was born on May 3, 1920. A very proud veteran […]

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Forgiveness is a wonderful thing

22 January 2015

Pastor Ryan Black Cedar Springs Christian Church 340 West Pine Street, Cedar Springs       Sometimes one of the hardest things to do in life is forgive. When you have felt some one has intentionally offended you or has purposely done something that negatively affects your life, this can lead us to hold grudges, […]

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Money: What it’s good for

22 January 2015

There is a single word that has overtaken contemporary US society, one concept that defines life in 21st century America: Security. Online purchases, firearms, national borders, airports, software, elections—none of these can be used in a sentence without the word “security” somewhere being invoked. So much for the days when a statesman dared say, “There […]

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It’ll never be time for term limits on Congress 

22 January 2015

By Lee H. Hamilton It didn’t get much attention at the time, but the elections last November did more than give Republicans a majority in the U.S. Senate. Voters also added to the ranks of people on both sides of Capitol Hill who believe members of Congress should serve a limited number of terms. Americans […]

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Learned from a snowman

22 January 2015

All I need to know about life I learned from a snowman…. It’s okay if you’re a little bottom heavy. Hold your ground, even when the heat is on. Wearing white is always appropriate. Winter is the best of the four seasons. It takes a few extra rolls to make a good midsection. There’s nothing […]

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Hometown Happenings

22 January 2015

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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Eugene “Spud” Ensing

Eugene “Spud” Ensing

19 January 2015

Mr. Eugene “Spud” Ensing of Rockford, age 88 went home to his Lord and Savior Saturday, January 17, 2015. He was born in Grand Rapids to Gerritt and Dorothy (Hart) Ensing in 1926. Spud served his county and flag in the US Navy during WWII and in the US Air Force during the Korean War and […]

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Donna M. Reed

Donna M. Reed

16 January 2015

Donna M. Reed 80 of Sand Lake, died Friday, January 16, 2015 at her home. Donna was born December 30, 1934 in Sand Lake, MI the daughter of John and Ivah (Riley) Shick. She worked for General Motors Plant #2 on Alpine Avenue for 30 years. She was the first Village of Sand Lake Queen […]

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Coming full circle

Coming full circle

16 January 2015

New deputy starts in Cedar Springs By Judy Reed   Twenty-two years ago, Jason VanDyke, then 24, was a fresh-faced graduate from the criminal justice program at Grand Rapids Community College. He worked as a part time deputy at Wayland, Allegan and Martin, and decided to put in for the full-time position in the City of […]

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