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Teacher’s legacy spurs acts of kindness Motorcyclist killed in crash The Post travels to Portugal Band readies for competition Beijing students travel to Cedar Spring Smokey the Bear Back to School Bites Make Summer Fitness Fun Getting the most out of farmers markets and seasonal produce
 
Teacher’s legacy spurs acts of kindness

Teacher’s legacy spurs acts of kindness

By Judy Reed   Scotty Hazel, a teacher at Cedar Springs for 20 years, was loved by his students for his encouraging, selfless, and giving attitude. That legacy has lived on, even after his death last month from cancer. Soon after his death in July, a Facebook page was created called “Random Acts of Hazel.” […]

Teacher’s legacy spurs acts of kindness
Motorcyclist killed in crash

Motorcyclist killed in crash

A Rockford man died early Tuesday morning, August 12, when a car turned in front of the motorcycle he was riding. According to information released by the Michigan State Police, , 56, of Rockford, was traveling west on 17 Mile Road, near Barber Creek Avenue, in Tyrone Township, just before 6 a.m. when the accident […]

Motorcyclist killed in crash
The Post travels to Portugal

The Post travels to Portugal

Julie Crandall, of Cedar Springs, recently went to visit Sandy, her missionary daughter, who teaches at an international Christian school near Lisbon, Portugal. Sandy just finished her first year of teaching abroad and is home for a few weeks to visit family and raise financial support. While in Portugal, Julie and Sandy visited castles, palaces,14th-century […]

The Post travels to Portugal
Band readies for competition

Band readies for competition

The Cedar Springs High School Marching Band has been working hard on their 2014 marching show titled “Through the Bayou.” The band held their annual band camp last week, which consisted of 115 members attending 12-hour days, playing challenging music, marching in intense heat, and of course, hanging out with friends. The Cedar Springs Fire […]

Band readies for competition
Beijing students travel to Cedar Spring

Beijing students travel to Cedar Spring

A group of students from the prestigious Peking University Affiliated High School, in Beijing, arrived July 19, at the Gerald R Ford Airport, to begin an American adventure. They were greeted by area families who volunteered to host one or two students for the two-week program. Peking Affiliated High School was founded in 1901 and […]

Beijing students travel to Cedar Spring
Smokey the Bear

Smokey the Bear

After 70 years, Smokey Bear still plays a vital role in fire prevention. When the typical American thinks of wildfire prevention, the first image that comes to mind is surely that of the iconic Smokey Bear. Since the days of Smokey’s first words in 1944, “Smokey says, care will prevent nine out of 10 forest […]

Smokey the Bear
Back to School Bites

Back to School Bites

Family Features   When it comes to packing lunches and after school snacks for your little ones, it’s easy to get into a rut. But by making a few delicious and convenient choices in the grocery store, you can break away from the same old sandwich routine and serve up nibbles and noshes your kids […]

Back to School Bites
Make Summer Fitness Fun

Make Summer Fitness Fun

(Family Features) For most people, there is typically one main motivator for wanting to get in shape for the warmer weather months — they want to fit into the smaller, more revealing clothing of the season. Whether it’s a new swimsuit they’d like to purchase in a smaller size or they just want last year’s […]

Make Summer Fitness Fun
Getting the most out of farmers markets and seasonal produce

Getting the most out of farmers markets and seasonal produce

(BPT) – Warm weather months bring an abundance of fresh fruit and vegetables, and for those who enjoy buying local, farmers markets are popular destinations. Produce choices available at farmers markets are now reaching their peak. So how can you make the most of this seasonal bounty? Chef Daniel Reyes, culinary faculty member at The […]

Getting the most out of farmers markets and seasonal produce
Fresh Market—Sage

Fresh Market—Sage

14 August 2014

  By Vicky Babcock   Sage, considered a panacea among herbalists, has been prized as such for thousands of years. This is reflected in its official name, Salivia officinalis, which derives from the Latin salvere, “to be saved.” Native to the Mediterranean, this super-herb has been used for everything from improving memory to controlling night […]

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Shirley Margaret Dines

Shirley Margaret Dines

14 August 2014

Mrs. Shirley Margaret Dines of Cedar Springs, age 77, passed away on Monday, August 11, 2014. Shirley was born in Grand Rapids, Michigan on January 11, 1937 to Harold and Margaret (née Schoolmaker) Rose. Shirley cherished the life she was given; she was a devoted and loving wife and a wonderful mother and grandmother. When […]

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JOHN G. ANDERSON, SR.

14 August 2014

    Mr. John G. Anderson, Sr, age 75 of Fenwick, Michigan (formerly of Rockford) passed away on Monday, August 11, 2014 at his residence. John loved to spend time with his family and people in general and to joke and tease. He was a master mechanic and enjoyed doing auto body work. He loved […]

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Larry Earl Carr

Larry Earl Carr

14 August 2014

Mr. Larry Earl Carr, age 74, went to be with his Lord on Wednesday, August 13, 2014 at home surrounded by his loving family. Larry was retired from CSX and an Air Force veteran. For more information regarding visitations or the funeral, please contact Pederson Funeral Home in Rockford (http://www.pedersonfuneralhome.com) or view the Grand Rapids […]

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Real men

14 August 2014

Pastor Jim Howard First Baptist Church 233 S. Main, Cedar Springs     What is a real man? By the standards of today, a real man is someone who doesn’t exist except in the imaginations of those in Hollywood and the marketing industry. Supposedly, a real man looks like an Adonis, acts macho, and always […]

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The Man behind the curtain

14 August 2014

    What do Kenosha, Wisconsin, and Cape Cod, Massachusetts, have in common? Seventy-five years ago this week, these towns hosted the first public release for one of the greatest films ever—The Wizard of Oz. I love the scene where Dorothy and her friends return to Oz’s throne room with the Witch’s broomstick, confirming that […]

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The bus stop

14 August 2014

    Two old men were sitting on a bench waiting for their bus. The buses were running late, and a lot of time passed. Finally, one man turned to the other and said, “You know, I’ve been sitting here so long, my butt fell asleep!” The other man looked at him and said, “I […]

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Hometown Happenings

14 August 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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Billy L. Morris

Billy L. Morris

11 August 2014

Billy L. “Bill” Morris, 82, of Cedar Springs, died Sunday, August 10, 2014, at his home. Bill was born November 12, 1931, in Cannon Township, MI, the son of James and Edith (Hess) Morris. He had worked for the Kent County Road Commission for 37 years, and had been a member of Solon Fire Department […]

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Boncher and O’Hara to face off for judge seat

Boncher and O’Hara to face off for judge seat

08 August 2014

Other election results   It was a crowded race vying for the seat of retiring 63rd District Court Judge Steven Servaas, but Tuesday’s primary narrowed it down from six to two. Brent Boncher, a Courtland Township trustee and member of the law firm Schenk, Boncher and Rypma, led the voting with 4,647 votes (27 percent).  […]

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