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The eagles have landed Sen. MacGregor reads to CTA students The Post travels to Colombia Beware: you may be visited by pink flamingos Montcalm educator wins excellence in education award Ease into gardening with a raised bed  New girls 7-8 softball teams have winning records DNR to give folks a hand in their hunt for morels
 
The eagles have landed

The eagles have landed

We continue to get eagle photos from area readers. This week we received clearer photos of an eagle sighting at Pine Lake that we ran last week (thank you Tim Hindenach) and a new sighting at Sand Lake.

The eagles have landed
Sen. MacGregor reads to CTA students

Sen. MacGregor reads to CTA students

Michigan Senator Peter MacGregor stopped by Creative Technologies Academy for a visit on Friday morning, April 22, and read to the kindergarten and first grade students.

Sen. MacGregor reads to CTA students
The Post travels to Colombia

The Post travels to Colombia

The Post recently traveled to Colombia with The Springs Church mission team. Members of the team included Matt Goehler, Pastor Barry Briggs, Cindy Mason, Cathy VanOss, Bill VanOss, former Springs Pastor Gary Cruce, Johna Alexander, Floretta Reighn and Shane Jewell.

The Post travels to Colombia
Beware: you may be visited by pink flamingos

Beware: you may be visited by pink flamingos

On Sunday afternoon, April 24, a flock of pink flamingos took up residency on the front lawn of Marge and Jack Clark’s home. The flamingos allegedly escaped from the Cedar Springs Rotary Interact Club.

Beware: you may be visited by pink flamingos
Montcalm educator wins excellence in education award

Montcalm educator wins excellence in education award

A Montcalm County educator known for her commitment to encourage students to read and explore new books and for devoting her own time to help teachers and students has been honored with an Excellence in Education award from the Michigan Lottery.

Montcalm educator wins excellence in education award
Ease into gardening with a raised bed 

Ease into gardening with a raised bed 

Raise your garden to new heights for easier access and greater productivity. Raised beds allow you to overcome poor soil by creating the ideal growing mix, plus make gardening time more comfortable thanks to less bending and kneeling.

Ease into gardening with a raised bed 
New girls 7-8 softball teams have winning records

New girls 7-8 softball teams have winning records

The Cedar Springs Area Parks and Recration Department is proud to be offering a 7th and 8th grade Softball team for the first time. The teams are coached by Neal Kooiman, 7th grade, and Dave Castor, 8th grade.

New girls 7-8 softball teams have winning records
DNR to give folks a hand in their hunt for morels

DNR to give folks a hand in their hunt for morels

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources provides an online interactive map that highlights the state’s 2015 wildfires and prescribed burns—each more than 10 acres in size—to help mushroom hunters in their quest for morels.

DNR to give folks a hand in their hunt for morels
Car crashes into business

Car crashes into business

21 April 2016

The Dollar Tree, located on 17 Mile Road, behind Independent Bank, does not have a drive through window—but they almost did last Friday, April 15, when a customer hit the building with their vehicle.

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The Post travels to Arizona

The Post travels to Arizona

21 April 2016

Kathy and Katia Corwin spent spring break in Arizona with Dave and Diane Taghon visiting Aunt Karen Shafer in Sun Lakes.

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Schuette reads to Beach 2nd graders

Schuette reads to Beach 2nd graders

21 April 2016

Michigan State Attorney General Bill Schuette was in Cedar Springs on Thursday, April 14, for the kickoff of the OK2SAY program for the high school and middle school

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Eagles spotted at Pine Lake

Eagles spotted at Pine Lake

21 April 2016

Several readers have sent photos of eagles spotted around the area. This week we received another. Reader Bernie Hale spotted these eagles at Pine Lake on Tuesday, April 19. He also spotted one in Algoma Township last month. Thanks, Bernie! Do you have nature or wildlife photos  you’d like to send us? You can email […]

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Restoring wetlands can put cash in your pocket

21 April 2016

  Do you own property that was historically wet but the natural drainage has been altered by the installation of ditches or agricultural drain tiles? Do you own marginal agricultural land that is often difficult to plant in the spring or harvest in the fall because of wetness? Are you interested in receiving technical assistance […]

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CBDT cleans up land along Cedar Creek

CBDT cleans up land along Cedar Creek

21 April 2016

Throughout the week of April 11 through 16, you might have noticed that things were changing on the north side of Cedar Creek at Main Street. Undergrowth and dead trees were removed, opening up the view of Cedar Creek.

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Road construction on US-131

Road construction on US-131

21 April 2016

Residents traveling south on US-131 this week have likely been in the middle of a traffic jam due to road construction in the Grand Rapids area. According to the Michigan Department of Transportation’s website, the construction isn’t going away any time soon. According to their website: “Lane closures for road work will remain in place through […]

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Three charged with felonies in Flint water crisis 

21 April 2016

Genesee County Prosecutor David Leyton joined Special Counsel Todd Flood and Chief Investigator Andy Arena in announcing charges. “Today’s charges are a beginning, not an end.”  Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette announced Wednesday, April 20, that he filed a total of 13 felony charges and 5 misdemeanor charges against two state officials and one city […]

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In His rising, the life of all have risen

21 April 2016

Father Lam T. Le, Pastor St. John Paul II Parish 3110 17 Mile Rd.  Cedar Springs, Michigan 49319   Finally, spring is here! Having many friends and relatives who live in warm parts of the country, whenever I visit them, they always ask, “When will you move here with us and stay in the sun-shining […]

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50th Anniversary

50th Anniversary

21 April 2016

  Gary and Trudy Shevock Gary and Trudy Shevock were married on April 16, 1966. They celebrated their 50th Wedding Anniversary at a surprise party with family and friends. Gary and Trudy are both retired. They enjoy traveling and spending time with their family and friends. They are blessed with two children: Scott (Duinn) and […]

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