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Three Red Hawk grads national champs in cheer Bug Off Police investigate homicide near Sand Lake North Country Trail to travel through area Rockford Ambulance paramedic wins award  2015 Wall of Honor Water wisely for a beautiful garden and landscape
 
Three Red Hawk grads national champs in cheer

Three Red Hawk grads national champs in cheer

Three Cedar Springs High School graduates performed a rare feat—they captured two national championships, in different events, in the same season. Brittani Tozer, Heather Howard, and Amber Dunham, accomplished this in Competitive Cheer and Stunt, as part of the Davenport University Cheer team.

Three Red Hawk grads national champs in cheer
Bug Off

Bug Off

A yard that is lush, green and free of weeds shows evidence of healthy lawn maintenance. However, many homeowners overlook an important aspect of lawn care that can affect not only the health of the yard, but also your family. Nuisance pests such as fleas, ticks, ants, spiders and more can transmit diseases and cause allergic reactions for both people and pets.

Bug Off
Police investigate homicide near Sand Lake

Police investigate homicide near Sand Lake

Police are investigating the death of an Ensley Township man last week as a homicide. Firefighters responded to a garage fire on 128th Street, near Balsam, last Wednesday, May 13.

Police investigate homicide near Sand Lake
North Country Trail to travel through area

North Country Trail to travel through area

The North Country Trail, one of 11 National Scenic Trails, is one step closer to passing through the Cedar Springs and Solon Township areas, and Cedar Springs is one step closer to becoming a National Trail Town.

North Country Trail to travel through area
Rockford Ambulance paramedic wins award 

Rockford Ambulance paramedic wins award 

The Michigan EMS Practitioners Association has named Kevin Nawrot, a paramedic/FTO with Rockford Ambulance, the 2015 Michigan EMS Practitioner of the Year. “Kevin has quickly climbed the ranks to become Lead FTO and has proven to be a great role model to everyone that comes into contact with him,” said Matt McConnon, Operations Manager at […]

Rockford Ambulance paramedic wins award 
2015 Wall of Honor

2015 Wall of Honor

CTA inducted five people into the Wall of Honor for 2015, joining the two inaugural inductees from 2014, Dr. DeWayne Coxon and Lexie K. Coxon.

2015 Wall of Honor
Water wisely for a beautiful garden and landscape

Water wisely for a beautiful garden and landscape

By Melinda Myers Too much or not enough water and never when you need it. That seems to be the long time plight of gardeners. Add to this extended droughts, flooding and watering bans. What is a gardener to do? Become a water wise gardener. Water wise is not just about growing drought tolerant plants or […]

Water wisely for a beautiful garden and landscape

Red Hawk boys track takes second at regionals

21 May 2015

  The Cedar Springs boys track team finished second to Grand Rapids Christian at the Houseman Field regional meet last Friday, May 15. Qualifying for the MHSAA State Finals were: Remington Sawade in the pole vault, MavRick Cotten in the long jump and 110m hurdles, and Austin Sargent in the 1600m and 3200m runs. The […]

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Fly Zone

21 May 2015

By Ranger Steve Mueller   Flying animals have their own flight zones but they can change with weather conditions. Last week I was called regarding a Common Loon stranded in a farm field. Loons are very heavy birds and must run on the water for a considerable distance to become airborne. It is impossible for […]

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Weekly fishing tip 

Weekly fishing tip 

21 May 2015

Are you an avid catch-and-release angler? Do you like to take photos of the fish you catch, prior to returning them to the water? Do you know the safest way to take these photos so you ensure the fish can live to be caught another day?

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Fishing report from the DNR

21 May 2015

  As of May 14 SOUTHWEST LOWER PENINSULA St. Joseph: Fishing has slowed.  Pier anglers are catching a few freshwater drum and catfish when using crawlers on the bottom. Boat anglers are catching a few trout and salmon but the fish are scattered in 40 to 180 feet. St. Joseph River: Is producing crappie and the […]

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Beware of scam artists offering home or yard services

Beware of scam artists offering home or yard services

21 May 2015

  From the Better Business Bureau BBB is beginning to receive calls regarding individuals going door-to-door offering a variety of home or yard improvement services at a supposed discounted rate. The Better Business Bureau serving Western Michigan wants to remind homeowners to beware of scam artists and untrustworthy contractors. Your BBB heard from a West […]

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Ask SCORE

21 May 2015

  Keep accurate records to avoid tax stress One thing many people give up when they become small business owners is the “luxury” of paying taxes only on April 15. Depending on your location and type of business, you may have to pay one or more commercial and revenue taxes several times a year. If […]

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Can they ask me that? 

21 May 2015

  Six improper and illegal interview questions and how to answer them  Picture this: A great job interview is drawing to a close. Hoping to find out more about the candidate on a personal level, the interviewer asks, “So, are you married?” The candidate blurts out, “I’m so excited! My fiancé and I are getting […]

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Business owners: fix your potholes

21 May 2015

  I would like to suggest to local business owners and managers that they get together and do something about the potholes in their parking lots before they lose a lot of business. Menards happens to have pothole patch on sale this week! Only $9.99 for a 50 lb bag. I’m sure you can find […]

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The difference between Memorial Day and Veterans Day

21 May 2015

  By Maj. Nicholas J. Sabula, Defense Media Activity Fort George G. Meade, Md. (AFNS)—There are lots of reminders out there that Memorial Day is about more than a day off or barbecue. It’s also about more than thanking everyone who served or waving flags. The truth is, many people confuse this day with Veterans […]

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21 May 2015

CTA Calendar May 21 Literacy Night – 3-5 pm May 21-22 Senior Trip to Cedar Point May 22 No School for Students and Staff May 25 No School for Students and Staff – Memorial Recess May 29 Graduation @ Cedar Springs High School – 7 pm June 2 Field Day (K-5) June 4 Last day […]

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