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Sand Lake Fourth of July celebration starts next week Students build plant stands for elderly The Post travels to Fiji Grant awarded for hands-on environmental education program Friend of the Court Opens the Responsible Parent Program Center  Butterfly
 
Sand Lake Fourth of July celebration starts next week

Sand Lake Fourth of July celebration starts next week

Scott and Robyn Britton chosen as Grand Marshals The 149th Fourth of July Celebration in Sand Lake starts next week with the theme Celebrating the Decades. This long-running event celebrating our country’s independence is a fun tradition for families in the Sand Lake, Cedar Springs, and surrounding areas. The event starts next Thursday evening, June […]

Sand Lake Fourth of July celebration starts next week
Students build plant stands for elderly

Students build plant stands for elderly

Container gardening is gaining in popularity, and one group of people who really benefits from it are the elderly. Bending and kneeling are hard on everyone, but older people tend to lose that mobility as they age. Two students here in Cedar Springs have done something to help seniors enjoy the art of gardening, even […]

Students build plant stands for elderly
The Post travels to Fiji

The Post travels to Fiji

Samantha and Emilee Pastoor, of Courtland Township, recently took the Post with them on a trip to the Fiji Islands.

The Post travels to Fiji
Grant awarded for hands-on environmental education program

Grant awarded for hands-on environmental education program

Students will experience it at Plainsong Farm... The Lower Grand River Organization of Watersheds (LGROW), in collaboration with Plainsong Farm, Trout Unlimited and the Kent Conservation District, has received a $38,000 grant

Grant awarded for hands-on environmental education program
Friend of the Court Opens the Responsible Parent Program Center 

Friend of the Court Opens the Responsible Parent Program Center 

Friend of the Court Opens the Responsible Parent Program Center  The Kent County Friend of the Court (FOC) is pleased to announce the opening of the Responsible Parent Program (RPP) Center, located on the second floor at 82 Ionia Avenue NW, Grand Rapids.  This new center makes it easier for participants in the program to meet […]

Friend of the Court Opens the Responsible Parent Program Center 
Butterfly

Butterfly

Ron Parker, of Courtland Township, recently sent us photos of his pretty peonies, and this beautiful butterfly.

Butterfly

Miss Danish Festival 2018 applications now available

08 June 2018

  Danish Festival is currently taking applications for the 2018 Miss Danish Festival pageant. One combined pageant will encompass all royalty titles this year and will be held at 6:00 p.m. on Saturday August 11, 2018 at the Greenville Performing Arts Auditorium. All Queen applicants must be 17-22 years old by the date of the […]

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Summer kick off at Save A Lot

Summer kick off at Save A Lot

08 June 2018

Head out to Save A Lot on White Creek Avenue in Cedar Springs this Saturday, June 9, for some summer fun!

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Just cut your hair first

08 June 2018

  A young man comes home and says, “Dad, I just got my driver’s license and would like to use the family car.” Father replies, “O.K., son. But, first, you have to get good grades in school, keep your room clean, make sure the yard is neat, and cut your hair. Come back in a […]

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Hometown Happenings

08 June 2018

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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School to host candidate interviews Friday, discuss term lengths on Monday

07 June 2018

by Judy Reed Board to conduct superintendent candidate interviews Friday The Cedar Springs Board of Education will conduct the first round of superintendent candidate interviews this Friday, June 8, beginning at 5 p.m. The board will first approve minutes from the special meeting on May 18, and then hold public comments. The candidate to be […]

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Goodbye Sgt. Kelley

Goodbye Sgt. Kelley

04 June 2018

When the Cedar Springs Police Department dissolved in 2014, and the Kent County Sheriff Department took over policing for the City of Cedar Springs in a unique partnership, many residents weren’t sure how smooth the transition would be, or what to expect.

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Suspects charged in phone thefts

Suspects charged in phone thefts

04 June 2018

Three Grand Rapids teens were arrested last week Wednesday and charged in the theft of cell phones from a Sparta phone store. On Wednesday, May 23, the Kent County Sheriff’s Office, the Sparta Police Department, and the Michigan State Police responded to a larceny from the Sprint store located at 630 S. State St. NW […]

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God moves in a mysterious way

God moves in a mysterious way

04 June 2018

Pastor Richard Nichols Cedar Creek Community Church 2969 14 Mile Road NE, Sparta   Recently I was in a conversation with someone who asked, “How can a loving God send anyone to hell?” Most of us have heard that question in some form, or we may have even asked it ourselves at some time. There is […]

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JANET (Wainright) HUNT

04 June 2018

Janet (Wainright) Hunt 77 of Stanwood died Sunday, May 27, 2018 at her home. Janet was born November 8, 1940 in Cedar Springs, Michigan the daughter of Murville “Charlie” and Shirley (Empie) Misner.

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SHIRLEY C. BOEHM

SHIRLEY C. BOEHM

04 June 2018

Shirley C. Boehm age 83 of Sand Lake, died Sunday, May 27, 2018 at Heather Hills, Grand Rapids. Mrs. Boehm was born September 22, 1934 in Grand Rapids, Michigan the daughter of George and Alice (DeLodge) Smith. Surviving are her husband of 61 years, Winston; children, Gene (Gayle) Boehm, Debbie (Allan) Lehman, Joe (Jill) Boehm, […]

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