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Community Night reels in residents Library building fund growing Hometown Hero The perfect car tips for any trip DNR fisheries experts offer opening-day tips BOYS GOLF K-5 News: Reading Month Wrap Up Five tips to crown your lawn king of spring Is your yard wildlife-friendly?
 
Community Night reels in residents

Community Night reels in residents

There was a lot to see last Thursday, April 16, at the annual Community Night, sponsored by the Community Action Network. Their partnership with the school to also make it a Fine Arts night has added another dimension to exploring what the Cedar Springs area has to offer.

Community Night reels in residents
Library building fund growing

Library building fund growing

Fundraising efforts are stepping up and excitement is growing as the Cedar Springs Public Library recently received their new plans for a new library building and a site plan from their newly-hired architect, Robert Andrus of Andrus Architecture.

Library building fund growing
Hometown Hero

Hometown Hero

Army Pvt. Charlene S. Saylor graduated February 19 from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C. During the nine weeks of training

Hometown Hero
The perfect car tips for any trip

The perfect car tips for any trip

Across the country people are planning to take longer road trips this year. If you plan to be one of them, here are five maintenance tips to consider for today’s cars.

The perfect car tips for any trip
DNR fisheries experts offer opening-day tips

DNR fisheries experts offer opening-day tips

Fishing may be a 12-months-a-year sport in Michigan, but there’s little doubt that the last Saturday of April is one of the biggest days of the year for anglers. It marks the opening day of trout fishing, statewide on more than 80 percent of the state’s trout streams

DNR fisheries experts offer opening-day tips
BOYS GOLF

BOYS GOLF

The Red Hawks boys golf team photo was not available when we ran sports schedules a few weeks ago featuring all the spring sports teams. This is your spring 2015 golf team.

BOYS GOLF
K-5 News: Reading Month Wrap Up

K-5 News: Reading Month Wrap Up

March was Reading Month and it is a favorite of ours at CTA! We Chargers really get into the friendly competition of reading. This past March was no different. Our theme was “Isle of the Reading Chargers.”

K-5 News: Reading Month Wrap Up
Five tips to crown your lawn king of spring

Five tips to crown your lawn king of spring

Those winter chills are finally history and it’s time focus on outdoor fun again. Your lawn is the perfect spot for family gatherings, sports competitions, barbecues and relaxing afternoons, so why not make it the best it can be?

Five tips to crown your lawn king of spring
Is your yard wildlife-friendly?

Is your yard wildlife-friendly?

Being a good neighbor means more than being friendly to the humans across the street, it also means being friendly to the animals in your yard. Making your yard a safe place for local wildlife should be a top lawn care priority.

Is your yard wildlife-friendly?
Pool Maintenance 101

Pool Maintenance 101

17 April 2015

For many homeowners, there is nothing better than inviting friends over to cool off from the sun’s warm rays in the comfort of their own backyard pool.

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Reminder to remove tree stands from public land

17 April 2015

From the Michigan DNR The deadline to remove scaffolds, raised platforms, ladders, steps and any other device to assist in climbing a tree from public land was March 1. The Department of Natural Resources reminds those who have not removed any of the previous listed equipment to please do so. Public lands are available for […]

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Bird migration safe passage

17 April 2015

  Birds are migrating from wintering grounds to breeding grounds. High mortality occurs. It is a challenging endeavor for few ounce birds to fly from South America, Central America, or southern North America to Michigan or places farther north. Those surviving hopefully have success raising enough young to replace those lost during the year. If […]

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Learning to love grackles

17 April 2015

Since moving to this area in 2011, I’ve gradually been adding to the number of bird feeders in the backyard of the parsonage. It’s been a thrill for this city boy to be an eyewitness to seasonal changes and corresponding changes in who comes to eat at different times of year.

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God Smiles

17 April 2015

For two years, the world has combatted the largest Ebola epidemic in history. The current outbreak, beginning in West Africa in 2013, continues even though it has fallen off the front pages of our newspapers. Health workers have been at the forefront of combatting this disease, unselfishly submitting themselves to incredible risk in the process. […]

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Janet L. Quackenbush

Janet L. Quackenbush

17 April 2015

 Janet L. Quackenbush, 80 of Sand Lake, died Sunday, April 12, 2015 at Spectrum Health Butterworth Campus. Janet was born October 6, 1934 in Grand Rapids, Michigan, the daughter of Kenneth and Leona (Barret) Swartz. She enjoyed working part time at Sand Lake Foods and socializing with the customers. She was a loving mother and […]

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TYLER JAMES HELTON

17 April 2015

TYLER JAMES HELTON December 24, 1991 – April 22, 2012 You are and will always be in our Hearts and Memories. We miss you each and every day. Until we see you again in Heaven. Love you forever. All you Family and Friends

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ALAN MICHAEL STRAUB

ALAN MICHAEL STRAUB

17 April 2015

ALAN MICHAEL STRAUB March 29, 1989 – April 29, 2014 Until We Meet Again Those special memories of you will always bring a smile if only I could have you back for just a little while Then we could sit and talk again just like we used to do you always meant so very much […]

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BETTY JO STULTS

17 April 2015

In Loving Memory of Our Mother, Grandmother & Great Grandmother BETTY JO STULTS November 4, 1938 – April 13, 2012 We thought of you today but that is not new We thought of you yesterday and the day before that too We think of you in silence we often speak your name All we have, […]

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Here we grow again

17 April 2015

  The work of non-profit organizations in the community can often go unnoticed and needed funds for their tireless work can be a stress on the group. Extra expenses for necessary items are often put on the back burner. It’s a tremendous help when someone steps forward to relieve the burden and that is exactly […]

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