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Are you ready for some football? The Post travels to Schroon Lake Area churches stand United OUT OF THE ATTIC EarthTalk® Healthy lunch and snack ideas for back to school CS tennis wins Sparta invitational Build a lasting memory with your backyard project Osprey chicks outfitted with satellite backpacks   Treat Yourself To A Healthier Car Ride
 
Are you ready for some football?

Are you ready for some football?

The Cedar Springs Red Hawks hit the gridiron this week for the first football games of the year. The varsity will take on last year’s OK-Blue champ Comstock Park, on the Panther’s home turf, Thursday, August 28, at 7 p.m., in the first of four non-conference games.

Are you ready for some football?
The Post travels to Schroon Lake

The Post travels to Schroon Lake

The Post traveled to Word of Life island in Schroon Lake, New York, with 12 teens and seven leaders from Maranatha Baptist Church, located at 12786 Algoma Avenue. The teens spent six days camping on the island, while the leaders stayed at the word of Life Inn and family campground. The teens were also participating […]

The Post travels to Schroon Lake
Area churches stand United

Area churches stand United

Nine area churches suspended regular Sunday services and united for a joint worship service together at Morley Park, in Cedar Springs, on Sunday, August 24. This is the 6th year the churches have held the joint service, which they call “United.” About 500 people attended the event, which included contemporary worship music, a sermon by […]

Area churches stand United
OUT OF THE ATTIC

OUT OF THE ATTIC

The R.M.S. Railway Mail Service By D.M. White, Cedar Springs Historical Society I was one of the federal employees who worked and guarded the U.S. Mail on the trains. We carried all the Federal Reserve cash and registered mail. We handled all the revenue from the Mackinac Bridge each week and it was no small […]

OUT OF THE ATTIC
EarthTalk®

EarthTalk®

Dear EarthTalk: Is it true that much of our food—including cereals and snacks eaten by children—is actually over-fortified with excessive amounts of vitamins and minerals that can be dangerous to our health? -- Diane Summerton, Waukesha, WI

EarthTalk®
Healthy lunch and snack ideas for back to school

Healthy lunch and snack ideas for back to school

If schools and parents received report cards on the lunches they’re serving kids, most wouldn’t receive a passing score. Many lunches, whether served at school or brought from home, are made with bleached flour, artificial sweeteners, food coloring, high-fructose corn syrup, artificial preservatives, hormones and trans fats. Studies have shown that these ingredients are linked to weight gain, defects in insulin and lipid metabolism, hyperactivity, increased risk of tumors, cancer, digestive issues, asthma, premature heart attacks, diabetes, and overexposure and resistance to antibiotics.

Healthy lunch and snack ideas for back to school
CS tennis wins Sparta invitational

CS tennis wins Sparta invitational

The Cedar Springs boys’ varsity tennis team took first place at the Sparta Invitational on Wednesday, August 20. Singles and doubles team members played matches against Sparta, Coopersville and Fremont to gain their first place finish. According to scores reported at MLive.com, Cedar finished with 17 points, Sparta came in second with 15, Coopersville, 12, […]

CS tennis wins Sparta invitational
Build a lasting memory with your backyard project

Build a lasting memory with your backyard project

There are regular backyard projects and then there are those special backyard projects that bring families closer together, both during the construction and while enjoying the finished piece.

Build a lasting memory with your backyard project
Osprey chicks outfitted with satellite backpacks  

Osprey chicks outfitted with satellite backpacks  

Nearly absent from much of the state due to the effects of DDT and other pesticides and habitat loss, ospreys continue to rebound in Michigan. In southern Michigan, monitoring efforts are tracking the revitalization of this species.

Osprey chicks outfitted with satellite backpacks  
Treat Yourself To A Healthier Car Ride

Treat Yourself To A Healthier Car Ride

Allergies are nothing to sneeze at. Fortunately, your car can protect you from the pollen, dust and pollutants that are drawn inside through air-conditioning and ventilation systems.

Treat Yourself To A Healthier Car Ride

Missing feathers

28 August 2014

Finding pretty feathers in the yard is something most of us have collected when we were children. It has been fun and challenging to identify who lost them. Blue Jay feathers are quite distinctive as are robin breast feathers. Many feathers can be quite challenging.

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Include hunter education as part of your back to school plan

28 August 2014

Michigan parents who have children interested in learning to hunt should consider making enrollment in a hunter education class part of their “back to school” plans. Now is the best time to enroll in a class so that new hunters are ready to hit the woods this fall.   “Right now is the best time to […]

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Sheriff’s policing proposal on city agenda tonight

21 August 2014

by Judy Reed The Cedar Springs City Council will vote Thursday evening on whether they want City Manager Thad Taylor to proceed with discussions with the Kent County Sheriff Department and possibly come back with a contract for them to take over policing the city. The meeting is at 7 p.m. at Cedar Springs City […]

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Man hurt in hit and run 

21 August 2014

  Police are looking for the driver that injured a Cedar Springs man in a hit and run accident last Saturday on US131. According to Sgt. Jason Koepke, of the Mecosta County Sheriff Office, deputies were dispatched to a rollover accident about 9 p.m. Saturday, August 16, on southbound US131 just north of 11 Mile […]

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Man arrested after standoff

Man arrested after standoff

21 August 2014

A Montcalm County man was arraigned last week on multiple charges connected to both an incident in June and another last week. According to the Montcalm County Sheriff Department, they received a complaint on June 16 from a 32-year-old woman about Brandon Carl Clements, 39, of Vestaburg, a man with whom she had had a […]

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IRS updates phone scams warning

21 August 2014

The IRS is again warning the public about phone scams that continue to claim victims all across the country. In these scams, thieves make unsolicited phone calls to their intended victims. Callers fraudulently claim to be from the IRS and demand immediate payment of taxes by a prepaid debit card or wire transfer. The callers […]

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Kent County seeks volunteers for boards

21 August 2014

The Kent County Board of Commissioners is seeking citizens interested in serving the community through appointment to various boards, commissions, and committees. Any Kent County resident may apply by completing an online application form via the County’s website at www.accessKent.com. Resumes and cover letters are encouraged and may be attached. All citizens are urged to […]

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Rules

21 August 2014

Steve Lindeman Cedar Springs United Methodist Church 140 S. Main St. Cedar Springs, MI  49319   Romans 12:3-6: “For by the grace given me I say to every one of you: Do not think of yourself more highly than you ought, but rather think of yourself with sober judgment, in accordance with the faith God […]

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Wise up

21 August 2014

  By Ronnie McBrayer   When a mother giraffe gives birth, she does so standing up. So her calf’s first act is to fall six feet to the ground, crash landing on his face. Then, as if such an arrival wasn’t harsh enough, the youngling’s mother will continually knock him down when he attempts to […]

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JIM & VERNA SMIGIEL

JIM & VERNA SMIGIEL

21 August 2014

50th Anniversary JIM & VERNA SMIGIEL Open House on September 7th at Village of Pierson Hall 2-6PM   Jim and Verna Smigiel will be celebrating their 50th Anniversary on September 7th at the Village of Pierson’s  hall at 90 Grand St. Jim and Verna were married in Sand Lake by the Justice of the Peace […]

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