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Red Flannel Festival moves to Main Street Local researcher honored at museum Should you move turtle eggs? New library moving ahead Create an outdoor resort in your backyard  Researcher gives rare turtles head start  Family Fare Store up for sale Christmas in July? You betcha!
 
Red Flannel Festival moves to Main Street

Red Flannel Festival moves to Main Street

The Red Flannel Festival has a new home at 18 S. Main Street, most recently the home of Take Two Game Shop. The RFF bought the building from Terry and Diane Bengtson on June 27. Bengtson ran his State Farm Insurance business from that location before he retired several years ago. “Since 1969, the Bengtson’s […]

Red Flannel Festival moves to Main Street
Local researcher honored at museum

Local researcher honored at museum

By Judy Reed   For Betty Heiss, 91, doing genealogical research isn’t a job; it’s a passion. And on Wednesday, July 16, The Cedar Springs Historical Society honored Betty by naming their genealogical library after her. “It’s such an honor,” shared Betty through her tears, after the board surprised her with a plaque reading “Betty […]

Local researcher honored at museum
Should you move turtle eggs?

Should you move turtle eggs?

We had a question recently from a reader about a turtle nest he felt was in danger. Here is his email: There is what I believe is a snapping turtle nest up against a hot top road that I walk on a daily basis. I only noticed it because an animal dug up and destroyed all the […]

Should you move turtle eggs?
New library moving ahead

New library moving ahead

If you noticed stakes on the property just northeast of the firebarn, it’s because the Cedar Springs Public Library board recently voted to put the new library on the east side of the property. Board Chair Earla Alber gave an update to the City Council on the new library Thursday evening. The building will be […]

New library moving ahead
Create an outdoor resort in your backyard 

Create an outdoor resort in your backyard 

(NewsUSA) This year, many people will spend vacations at home instead of traveling. According to the American Lighting Association (ALA), with a few updates to your outside lighting, you can enjoy a mini vacation at home. Believe it or not, it’s easier and less expensive than you might think to transform your existing patio, deck […]

Create an outdoor resort in your backyard 
Researcher gives rare turtles head start 

Researcher gives rare turtles head start 

To Jim Harding, spending nearly a lifetime studying wood turtles just makes sense. “These are very long-lived animals,” Harding said. “And if you want to understand them, you have to study them over a long period of time.” An instructor and outreach specialist with Michigan State University’s Zoology Department, Harding has been studying the wood […]

Researcher gives rare turtles head start 
Family Fare Store up for sale

Family Fare Store up for sale

Rumors have been swirling through the community for months that Family Fare, located at 4175 17 Mile did not renew their lease on the store, which is up in November. The Post called SpartanNash for confirmation and received this response from Meredith Gremel, Director of Corporate Affairs. “SpartanNash is continually looking at ways to coordinate […]

Family Fare Store up for sale
Christmas in July? You betcha!

Christmas in July? You betcha!

Want to cool off on a hot summer day? Think snow. Think sleigh bells and mistletoe. Think Christmas. Solon Market is hosting its third annual Christmas event this Saturday from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. at 15185 Algoma Ave. There will be cookies to decorate, pictures with Santa shared via Facebook, games and activities. Santa […]

Christmas in July? You betcha!

Hometown Happenings

17 July 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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Court of appeals affirms teacher’s conviction

Court of appeals affirms teacher’s conviction

10 July 2014

The Michigan Court of Appeals has upheld the conviction of former Cedar Springs High School teacher Jon Eric Jungkind, 46, on a charge of third degree criminal sexual conduct with a 17-year-old student.

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Time to apply to Thrive

10 July 2014

North Kent Community Services is seeking individuals to participate in Thrive, its new program to help people become self-sufficient. Thrive is designed to give those who are struggling in northern Kent County the support they need to achieve their life goals

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Motorcyclist killed in crash

10 July 2014

A Sparta man lost his life last weekend, when he hit a car in Sparta Township with his motorcycle.

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Fight like a Butterfly

10 July 2014

Muhammad Ali once claimed he would “Float like a butterfly and sting like a bee.” Well, “The Greatest” did exactly that. And while I’m not one to tug on Superman’s cape, I’d like to slightly amend his most famous of phrases.

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Happy 60th Anniversary

Happy 60th Anniversary

10 July 2014

Tom and Shirley (Porter) Sharpe of Cedar Springs will celebrate their 60th Wedding Anniversary on July 10, 2014.

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HAPPY 27TH BIRTHDAY

10 July 2014

  JOE (JO JO) CASTINE July 14, 2014  

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MARK GRAVES

10 July 2014

  In memory of Mark Graves Who passed away 8 years ago on July 9. He is gone, but never forgotten.   Sadly missed by wife Denise and his family

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Charles W. Mc Mullen

10 July 2014

Charles W. Mc Mullen 84 of Cedar Springs, died Thursday, July 3, 2014 at Metron of Belding. Mr. Mc Mullen was born March 5, 1930 in Marne, Michigan.

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DORTHY JEAN PETERS

10 July 2014

Dorthy Jean Peters, 92, of Brunswick, Missouri died on Saturday, July 5, 2014 at the Brunswick Nursing Home. Funeral services will be held at the Breshears Memorial Chapel, Brunswick, Missouri, Thursday, July 10, 2014 at 11:00 A.M.

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