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Going, going…gone! 75 acts of kind hands Post travels to Curacao Winners of Red Flannel Art Review What You Should Know for the 2014-2015 Influenza Season Checklist for Fall Garden and Landscape Care Online resource for new drivers 
 
Going, going…gone!

Going, going…gone!

By Judy Reed   The building at 95 N. Main—almost as old as the town of Cedar Springs—made way for a new chapter of history to begin at the corner of Main and Maple Streets. Built in 1890, it housed a flourmill and was used for hay storage. Later it housed several grocery stores, including […]

Going, going…gone!
75 acts of kind hands

75 acts of kind hands

This year’s Red Flannel theme is “75 years of volunteers.” Kindergarten teacher Rhonda Bellamy decided to take that theme and tie into what her students were learning.

75 acts of kind hands
Post travels to Curacao

Post travels to Curacao

Tracy Merlington, of Pierson, and Angela LaBay, of Cedar Springs, went on a Best Friends Forever Cruise of a lifetime encore last spring.

Post travels to Curacao
Winners of Red Flannel Art Review

Winners of Red Flannel Art Review

The winners were announced Tuesday, September 23, of the 2014 Red Flannel Art Review.

Winners of Red Flannel Art Review
What You Should Know for the 2014-2015 Influenza Season

What You Should Know for the 2014-2015 Influenza Season

From the CDC   When will flu activity begin and when will it peak? The timing of flu is very unpredictable and can vary from season to season. Flu activity most commonly peaks in the U.S. between December and February. However, seasonal flu activity can begin as early as October and continue to occur as […]

What You Should Know for the 2014-2015 Influenza Season
Checklist for Fall Garden and Landscape Care

Checklist for Fall Garden and Landscape Care

You can see and feel the change of seasons. Fall color is starting to appear, pansies, mums and asters are in the garden center and your thoughts are turning to preparing your landscape for winter.

Checklist for Fall Garden and Landscape Care
Online resource for new drivers 

Online resource for new drivers 

(NAPS)—Most young people look forward to the day they get their driver’s license, but they should know that with the newfound freedom also comes the responsibility of caring for their car. To help new drivers become more comfortable with the auto service and repair process, the Car Care Council, the source of information for the […]

Online resource for new drivers 
Fresh Market: Why Market?

Fresh Market: Why Market?

26 September 2014

By Vicky Babcock   Anyone who’s ever had a garden—even a small one—knows how much more flavorful fresh produce is. There is something about a fresh picked tomato warmed by the sun that satisfies the senses. The flavor, the texture, the scent—fresh picked produce is simply better all-around. Longer shelf-life; less spoilage; better flavor; more […]

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MDOT reminds motorists and bicyclists to share the road

MDOT reminds motorists and bicyclists to share the road

26 September 2014

The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) wants to remind motorists and bicyclists alike to be courteous and share the road.

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Score a Touchdown This Football Season

26 September 2014

(Family Features) Football season can only mean one thing – time to grab the best seat in the house, and we’re not talking about at the stadium. In fact, 77 percent of Americans think the best seat in the house is at home in front of an HDTV, according to a recent survey by McIlhenny […]

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Friends of the Cedar Springs Library Quilt Raffle

Friends of the Cedar Springs Library Quilt Raffle

26 September 2014

How would you like to help out the Cedar Springs Library and stay warm this winter, too? Here’s your chance! You have a chance to win the fabulous, new Christmas quilt to help build the new Cedar Springs Library! Tickets are $1 for 1 or $5 for 6 chances. View the quilt now online at: […]

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Cookies in Heaven

26 September 2014

  An elderly man lay dying in his bed, when he smelled the aroma of his favorite chocolate chip cookies wafting up the stairs. He gathered his remaining strength and lifted himself from the bed. Leaning against the wall, he slowly made his way out of the bedroom, and with even greater effort forced himself […]

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Hometown Happenings

26 September 2014

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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Marguerite L. Fifield

Marguerite L. Fifield

22 September 2014

Marguerite L. Fifield 93 of Pierson, died Friday, September 19, 2014, at Spectrum Health United Memorial Campus, Greenville. Mrs. Fifield was born March 1, 1921 in Sand Lake, MI, the daughter of Robert and Esther (Anderson) Flintoff. She was preceded in death by her husband, Harold, in 1986; daughter-in-law, Mary; and grandson, Wayne. She enjoyed […]

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Home invasions across the county

18 September 2014

    The Kent County Sheriff Department is asking residents to be on the lookout for people breaking into neighbor’s homes. According to Deputy VanSingel, of the Community Services Unit, in the past few weeks there has been several home invasions occurring from northern Kent County down to Caledonia, Gaines and Byron Townships. “Most of […]

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Michigan drivers beware of deer

18 September 2014

  New data shows odds Michigan drivers will collide with a deer are declining   Michigan drivers are more than two percent less likely to collide with a deer in the next 12 months than they were last year, according to new claims data from State Farm. However, the odds that drivers will hit a deer […]

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City Council renews City Manager’s contract

18 September 2014

  By Judy Reed   The Cedar Springs City Council renewed the contract of City Manager Thad Taylor at a City Council meeting August 21. The vote was 4 to 3. Under the terms of the agreement, Taylor was given a raise from $70,000 to $72,100 this year, and it would increase to $73, 540 […]

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