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Sand Lake Fourth of July celebration starts next week Students build plant stands for elderly The Post travels to Fiji Grant awarded for hands-on environmental education program Friend of the Court Opens the Responsible Parent Program Center  Butterfly
 
Sand Lake Fourth of July celebration starts next week

Sand Lake Fourth of July celebration starts next week

Scott and Robyn Britton chosen as Grand Marshals The 149th Fourth of July Celebration in Sand Lake starts next week with the theme Celebrating the Decades. This long-running event celebrating our country’s independence is a fun tradition for families in the Sand Lake, Cedar Springs, and surrounding areas. The event starts next Thursday evening, June […]

Sand Lake Fourth of July celebration starts next week
Students build plant stands for elderly

Students build plant stands for elderly

Container gardening is gaining in popularity, and one group of people who really benefits from it are the elderly. Bending and kneeling are hard on everyone, but older people tend to lose that mobility as they age. Two students here in Cedar Springs have done something to help seniors enjoy the art of gardening, even […]

Students build plant stands for elderly
The Post travels to Fiji

The Post travels to Fiji

Samantha and Emilee Pastoor, of Courtland Township, recently took the Post with them on a trip to the Fiji Islands.

The Post travels to Fiji
Grant awarded for hands-on environmental education program

Grant awarded for hands-on environmental education program

Students will experience it at Plainsong Farm... The Lower Grand River Organization of Watersheds (LGROW), in collaboration with Plainsong Farm, Trout Unlimited and the Kent Conservation District, has received a $38,000 grant

Grant awarded for hands-on environmental education program
Friend of the Court Opens the Responsible Parent Program Center 

Friend of the Court Opens the Responsible Parent Program Center 

Friend of the Court Opens the Responsible Parent Program Center  The Kent County Friend of the Court (FOC) is pleased to announce the opening of the Responsible Parent Program (RPP) Center, located on the second floor at 82 Ionia Avenue NW, Grand Rapids.  This new center makes it easier for participants in the program to meet […]

Friend of the Court Opens the Responsible Parent Program Center 
Butterfly

Butterfly

Ron Parker, of Courtland Township, recently sent us photos of his pretty peonies, and this beautiful butterfly.

Butterfly
Beautiful blossoms

Beautiful blossoms

15 June 2018

The peonies and many other flowers are in bloom right now, and Ron Parker, of Courtland Township sent us photos of many of the beautiful blossoms in his yard. Aren’t these gorgeous? Such a great reminder to stop and smell the roses (or any other flower) each and every day! Do you have photos of […]

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Former nature center director sentenced

Former nature center director sentenced

15 June 2018

David Kieft, the former director of Howard Christensen Nature Center, was sentenced this week in connection with embezzling money from the center.

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Board requests feedback from residents on term lengths

15 June 2018

By Judy Reed The Cedar Springs Board of Education would like to hear from residents whether they think six years is too long of a commitment to serve on the board. They began their discussion on Monday evening, July 11, on whether to transition to four-year terms or stay with six. The board heard a […]

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Red Hawk boys track competes at state

Red Hawk boys track competes at state

15 June 2018

Four athletes from the Cedar Springs High School Boy’s Track Team qualified to participate in the MHSAA Division 2 State Track Meet in Zeeland on June 2, 2018. From left to right: Junior Anthony Brew finished 10th in pole Vault; Freshman Corey Bowers had an All-State finish with an 8th place in the 1600; Senior […]

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EVELYN J. MAXSON

EVELYN J. MAXSON

15 June 2018

Evelyn J. Maxson 88 of Cedar Springs, died Saturday, June 9, 2018 at Metron of Cedar Springs. Evelyn was born January 23, 1930 in Evanston, Illinois the daughter of Ellsworth and Florence (Lee) Norton. She was a longtime Cedar Springs resident and had worked at several area restaurants including the A&W Drive-In and baking pies […]

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GARY RITTER

GARY RITTER

15 June 2018

Coming soon to a funeral home near you: GARY RITTER The Myth, the Legend, the Corpse Gary Ritter is the man in the casket. Join friends and family in a once in a lifetime event sure to move you to tears. This is a single performance full of love and good will. Rumors say Gary bought […]

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BARBARA J. GRUTTER

BARBARA J. GRUTTER

15 June 2018

Barbara J. Grutter 58 of Cedar Springs, died Wednesday, June 6, 2018 at her home. Barb was born May 20, 1960 in Grand Rapids, Michigan the daughter of Cyril “Gene” and JoAnn (Overley) Adams. She enjoyed quilting and quilt designing and was a member of the West Michigan Quilter’s Guild and the Cedar Springs Friends […]

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ANGELA (WALDORF) NICHOLS

15 June 2018

  Angela (Waldorf) Nichols age 37 of Pierson passed away unexpectedly on June 7, 2018. She was born March 28, 1981 in Greenville the daughter of Rick and Colleen (Cook) Waldorf.  She graduated from Tri County High School and went on to be a Medical Asst. for ten years.  She enjoyed camping, karaoke, scrap booking, […]

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DNR receives grant for Arctic grayling 

DNR receives grant for Arctic grayling 

15 June 2018

Michigan’s historic effort to reintroduce Arctic grayling to the state’s waters will be supported by a $5,000 grant from the Oleson Foundation to the Department of Natural Resources. 

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Whether terrifying or totally cool, snakes are best left alone

Whether terrifying or totally cool, snakes are best left alone

15 June 2018

Michigan is home to 18 different snake species, but there’s no need to worry, since most found here are harmless and tend to avoid people.

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