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Sparta Town & Country Days Post travels to Mexico Michigan State Police: Looking for a Few Good Women Top three auto repair red flags Rogue River Expedition: A success! Boogie and Ragtime piano sensation at Heritage Festival
 
Sparta Town & Country Days

Sparta Town & Country Days

Fun, friends, and family—what more could ask for in a festival? Sparta Town and Country Days had all of that last week, including some great weather. The fair had a multitude of events scheduled over five days last week, from Wednesday to Sunday. Saturday was the big parade, and we even spotted our own Red […]

Sparta Town & Country Days
Post travels to Mexico

Post travels to Mexico

Adam and Allison Randall were married in Rivira Maya, Mexico, January 31, 2014. They took along a Post and had their picture taken with it as part of the festivities!

Post travels to Mexico
Michigan State Police: Looking for a Few Good Women

Michigan State Police: Looking for a Few Good Women

When it comes to fighting crime and keeping Michigan streets safe, Michigan State Police (MSP) want women to know law enforcement isn’t just a man’s job. Trooper Marjorie Richardson has been with the state police for over 25 years, and while many believe police work is purely physical, she says that’s just one portion of the job.

Michigan State Police: Looking for a Few Good Women
Top three auto repair red flags

Top three auto repair red flags

(NAPS)—Finding an auto re-pair shop you can trust can be a challenge. Here are three warning signs to watch for on your next trip to the mechanic. • While no one likes to be overcharged, beware of estimates that are well under market rate. This can be a sign the mechanic is using low-quality or […]

Top three auto repair red flags
Rogue River Expedition: A success!

Rogue River Expedition: A success!

Over 50 people participated in the Rogue River Expedition, a 3-day public paddling and land tour to discover and experience conditions and opportunities of Michigan’s Rogue River and its watershed, held in June. The Rogue River Expedition grew out of the 2010 Grand River Expedition, an event where hundreds of paddlers explored more than 250 river miles over 12 days.

Rogue River Expedition: A success!
Boogie and Ragtime piano sensation at Heritage Festival

Boogie and Ragtime piano sensation at Heritage Festival

  Friday, August 1, 7 p.m.   Attorney turned Boogie, Blues, & Ragtime musician, Matthew Ball aka The Boogie Woogie Kid, will heat up the piano keys at The Montcalm Community College Barn Theater next Friday, August 1, at 7 p.m., with an all-American program of family piano favorites, from the swing era, for a […]

Boogie and Ragtime piano sensation at Heritage Festival
Fresh  Market: Raspberry—Food for the gods

Fresh  Market: Raspberry—Food for the gods

17 July 2014

By Vicky Babcock   It’s raspberry season! We can thank the Olympians for this flavorful fruit. Greek mythology credits the Olympians with the discovery while foraging for food on Mount Ida—so named for the nursemaid of Zeus. The nymph is said to be responsible for the rich red color—the berries, once white, were stained by […]

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Rogue River Butterfly Count

17 July 2014

The Rogue River Butterfly Count was held on July 5, 2014 between 9 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. There was a light breeze with good sunlight to stimulate butterfly activity, and the temperature warmed from 62 to 80 F. Thirty-two species with 239 individuals were seen. Review the species listing and number of each species seen. […]

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Going deep for bass and walleye 

Going deep for bass and walleye 

17 July 2014

    by Jack Payne I like summertime fishing. Patterns get set and the same technique can work on multiple species on different lakes. An example is a recent outing on a northern lake that holds both walleye and bass. Some days I come armed with a nice fat crawler but on this occasion we […]

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New location for Take Two Game Shop

New location for Take Two Game Shop

17 July 2014

If you visit Take Two Game Shop at their new location at 43 N. Main Street (corner of Main and Elms Streets), you will find it a lot easier to browse their selection of video games, video game systems, and dvds. “We have a lot more room here,” said owner Shawn Kiphart. “We’ve needed this […]

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The Barn – on a mission

The Barn – on a mission

17 July 2014

For Victoria Merlington, owner of The Barn, a vintage and consignment shop at the corner of Main and Cherry Streets, in Cedar Springs, her business is about more than just vintage décor. It’s about helping others. All profits from her shop go to help the people of Honduras and her trips there to work with […]

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Kent County’s Delabbio elected VP of Professional Association

Kent County’s Delabbio elected VP of Professional Association

17 July 2014

Kent County Administrator/Controller Daryl Delabbio has been elected as a Regional Vice President of the International City/County Management Association (ICMA). Delabbio will serve alongside 20 other members of the ICMA Executive Board; his term runs for three years, and begins in October 2014. Delabbio has been in local government for 37 years, and has held […]

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ASK SCORE

17 July 2014

  By Bill Leete, SCORE Counselor The Business Plan The business plan is a document that should be prepared by each potential new entrepreneur prior to starting a new small business. The business plan, which consists of narratives, financial projections and action items requires research, planning and thinking about a business in a systematic manner. […]

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Avoid summertime tax scams

17 July 2014

  Ah, summertime! Warm days, rest and recreation and…tax scams. Thieves don’t stop victimizing unsuspecting taxpayers with their scams after April 15. Identity theft, phone and phishing scams happen year-round. Those three top the IRS’s ‘Dirty Dozen’ list of tax scams this year. Here’s some important information you should know about these common tax scams: […]

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Cedar Springs Author/Publisher Partners with the Grand Rapids Children’s Museum to Host Event Featuring Other Local Authors

Cedar Springs Author/Publisher Partners with the Grand Rapids Children’s Museum to Host Event Featuring Other Local Authors

17 July 2014

Cedar Springs, MI – This Thursday, July 17th, local author Amanda Litz is slated to host an event at the Grand Rapids Children’s Museum called  AuthorPalooza! — a family–friendly event where kids will receive free books and get the chance to meet other local authors. Litz created this year’s event – hopefully the first of […]

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Ensley 5K Run/Walk

17 July 2014

  Picnic event to follow race   Ensley Township’s five-kilometer run and walk event will be held on Saturday, July 26. The race is scheduled to start at 9 a.m. at the Baptist Lake Park. Race day registration will start at 8:30 a.m. The registration fee for runners is $25.00 unless pre-registered by July 11. […]

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