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Bear sightings in Algoma, Solon  LifeWalk raises over $13,000 for life Concerts in park kick off summer Summer reading programs flying high Man honored for saving boy’s life Parents play a big role in keeping teen drivers safe Two state-record fish caught in West Michigan Mulching Can Keep Your Lawn Healthy
 

Shelter reduces pet adoption fees through Thursday

From now until Thursday July 2, the Kent County Animal Shelter (KCAS) is lowering adoption prices in order to grant more of its pets the opportunity to pursue the American dream of having a home to call their own. People adopting dogs will automatically save $50, and rescuing an adult cat (over four months old) […]

Bear sightings in Algoma, Solon 

Bear sightings in Algoma, Solon 

By Judy Reed Bear sightings have continued in northern Kent County in the last two weeks. The most recent sighting reported to the Post was last Saturday, June 20, at 19 Mile and Algoma, in Solon Township. Russ DeBoer, of Solon Township, said he was traveling north on Algoma about 1:00 p.m. last Saturday, June […]

Bear sightings in Algoma, Solon 
LifeWalk raises over $13,000 for life

LifeWalk raises over $13,000 for life

Last Saturday, June 20, was a great day to celebrate life, as Alpha Family Center held its yearly fundraising event, LifeWalk. “Everyone who walked received a “Walk in Love” T-shirt that relays the message that we care about the unborn babies we are walking for,” said Lorrie Shelton, former Executive Director. The day began with […]

LifeWalk raises over $13,000 for life
Concerts in park kick off summer

Concerts in park kick off summer

Cedar Springs Area Parks and Recreation kicked off their summer series of concerts at Morley Park last Thursday, June 18, with local band Roosevelt Diggs.

Concerts in park kick off summer
Summer reading programs flying high

Summer reading programs flying high

Summer readers are off to a great start at the Cedar Springs Public Library! Since the big kick-off day on June 8, where over 800 came to get signed up and get their reading logs, 5 programs have hit their mark, as of Tuesday, June 23, with 203 in attendance!

Summer reading programs flying high
Man honored for saving boy’s life

Man honored for saving boy’s life

On June 3, 2015, the Michigan State Police (MSP) recognized Mr. Kenneth Hansen, of Crystal, with a Distinguished Citizen award for his heroic actions in saving the life of a child during a dog attack. On May 4, 2015, while working at a construction site in Seville Township, about 5:10 p.m., Mr. Hansen and his […]

Man honored for saving boy’s life
Parents play a big role in keeping teen drivers safe

Parents play a big role in keeping teen drivers safe

For teens, getting behind a wheel can seem like an exciting taste of freedom. But too much leeway too soon can have dangerous results. Car crashes are the number one killer of teens, and half of all teens will be involved in a car crash before graduating high school, reports the National Safety Council

Parents play a big role in keeping teen drivers safe
Two state-record fish caught in West Michigan

Two state-record fish caught in West Michigan

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources recently confirmed two new state-record fish for black buffalo and white perch. This marks the second and third state-record fish caught in 2015.

Two state-record fish caught in West Michigan
Mulching Can Keep Your Lawn Healthy

Mulching Can Keep Your Lawn Healthy

When working in the yard, you may be tempted to simply bag your yard clippings and set them out to the curb for pick-up. But experts say that mulching grass clippings is a much better alternative for the health of your lawn and the health of the planet.

Mulching Can Keep Your Lawn Healthy

MCC presents engineering summer camps

25 June 2015

  Students entering first through fourth grades can apply basic engineering and architectural principles using unique LEGO® kits during three summer camps at Montcalm Community College. “Dreamworld” is July 20-23 from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. daily. This four-day camp combines elements of engineering and architecture. Students will learn fundamental architectural principles, and general application of […]

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The Juggler

25 June 2015

  A state trooper pulled a car over and asked the driver why he was speeding. “I’m a magician and juggler on my way to do a show for sick kids,” he explained, “and I don’t want to be late.” The trooper told the driver he was fascinated by juggling and said if the driver […]

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Hometown Happenings

25 June 2015

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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Man dies, three injured in ATV accident

Man dies, three injured in ATV accident

18 June 2015

  A Tyrone Township man died last weekend, after his ATV collided with a car. According to the Kent County Sheriff Department, the crash occurred about 11:08 p.m., Saturday, June 13, at Red Pine Dr and 20 Mile Rd, in Tyrone Township. Deputy Thomas reported that Jesse Turner, 28, of Tyrone Township, was traveling westbound […]

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The Poppy Lady

The Poppy Lady

18 June 2015

A special lady shared one of her favorite books with families at preschool story time at the Cedar Springs Library on May 27.

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Overcoming the pain

Overcoming the pain

18 June 2015

  Cedar Springs resident to swim in Meijer State Games By Kenneth DeGraaf The opening ceremony for the 2015 Meijer State Games of Michigan–Summer Games is just a week away, and the games will include a swimmer from Cedar Springs, who is participating despite the pain she faces on a daily basis. Born in Wyoming, […]

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Health Department launches mosquito surveillance 

Health Department launches mosquito surveillance 

18 June 2015

Most people would like it if mosquitoes would just go away. Staff at the Kent County Health Department is collecting them by the thousands and they want more.

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Muskegon River task force keeps violators in line

18 June 2015

A law enforcement task force made up of multiple agencies will help keep things safe and peaceful on the Muskegon River in Newaygo County this summer.

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Paying for your raising

18 June 2015

Have you ever heard the phrase: “Paying for your raising?” It is the parental cycle of karma, I think. All the sins of your youth and all the ways you hurt your parents, come home to roost in your own children.

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JESSE C. UPLINGER

JESSE C. UPLINGER

18 June 2015

In Loving Memory of  JESSE C. UPLINGER July 18, 1929 – June 18, 2005 You have been gone ten years. We miss your smile and the twinkle in your eyes. You will always be in our hearts and memories. We love you and miss you. Your wife, Geraldine. Love you Dad and Grandpa

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