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The eagles have landed Sen. MacGregor reads to CTA students The Post travels to Colombia Beware: you may be visited by pink flamingos Montcalm educator wins excellence in education award Ease into gardening with a raised bed  New girls 7-8 softball teams have winning records DNR to give folks a hand in their hunt for morels
 
The eagles have landed

The eagles have landed

We continue to get eagle photos from area readers. This week we received clearer photos of an eagle sighting at Pine Lake that we ran last week (thank you Tim Hindenach) and a new sighting at Sand Lake.

The eagles have landed
Sen. MacGregor reads to CTA students

Sen. MacGregor reads to CTA students

Michigan Senator Peter MacGregor stopped by Creative Technologies Academy for a visit on Friday morning, April 22, and read to the kindergarten and first grade students.

Sen. MacGregor reads to CTA students
The Post travels to Colombia

The Post travels to Colombia

The Post recently traveled to Colombia with The Springs Church mission team. Members of the team included Matt Goehler, Pastor Barry Briggs, Cindy Mason, Cathy VanOss, Bill VanOss, former Springs Pastor Gary Cruce, Johna Alexander, Floretta Reighn and Shane Jewell.

The Post travels to Colombia
Beware: you may be visited by pink flamingos

Beware: you may be visited by pink flamingos

On Sunday afternoon, April 24, a flock of pink flamingos took up residency on the front lawn of Marge and Jack Clark’s home. The flamingos allegedly escaped from the Cedar Springs Rotary Interact Club.

Beware: you may be visited by pink flamingos
Montcalm educator wins excellence in education award

Montcalm educator wins excellence in education award

A Montcalm County educator known for her commitment to encourage students to read and explore new books and for devoting her own time to help teachers and students has been honored with an Excellence in Education award from the Michigan Lottery.

Montcalm educator wins excellence in education award
Ease into gardening with a raised bed 

Ease into gardening with a raised bed 

Raise your garden to new heights for easier access and greater productivity. Raised beds allow you to overcome poor soil by creating the ideal growing mix, plus make gardening time more comfortable thanks to less bending and kneeling.

Ease into gardening with a raised bed 
New girls 7-8 softball teams have winning records

New girls 7-8 softball teams have winning records

The Cedar Springs Area Parks and Recration Department is proud to be offering a 7th and 8th grade Softball team for the first time. The teams are coached by Neal Kooiman, 7th grade, and Dave Castor, 8th grade.

New girls 7-8 softball teams have winning records
DNR to give folks a hand in their hunt for morels

DNR to give folks a hand in their hunt for morels

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources provides an online interactive map that highlights the state’s 2015 wildfires and prescribed burns—each more than 10 acres in size—to help mushroom hunters in their quest for morels.

DNR to give folks a hand in their hunt for morels

21 April 2016

The Cedar Springs Post welcomes letters of up to 350 words. The subject should be relevant to local readers, and the editor reserves the right to reject letters or edit for clarity, length, good taste, accuracy, and liability concerns. All submissions MUST be accompanied by full name, mailing address and daytime phone number. We use […]

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New study: No correlation between school spending and student outcomes

21 April 2016

Study finds spending more on Michigan schools doesn’t increase achievement MIDLAND—There is no statistically significant correlation between how much money Michigan’s public schools spend and how well students perform academically, according to a new empirical study by the Mackinac Center for Public Policy and an assistant professor of economics at the University of Colorado-Colorado Springs. […]

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Five essential spring home improvement projects

Five essential spring home improvement projects

21 April 2016

(BPT) – The arrival of spring means new beginnings and a fresh chance to tackle those home improvement projects you’ve been putting off for the last several months. Get your home ready for summer and make it more beautiful, efficient and functional than ever with these five seasonal projects. Keep, donate or trash. Your first step […]

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Create a garden anywhere with straw bales

Create a garden anywhere with straw bales

21 April 2016

Add productive garden space and raise your planting bed with straw bale gardening. This technique allows gardeners to create raised bed gardens on a patio, lawn or any area with poor compacted soil.

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Five tips to remove the pain from painting

Five tips to remove the pain from painting

21 April 2016

If painting is on your list of home upgrades to tackle this year, you may find yourself procrastinating to avoid a painful process.

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Spring cleanups start soon

21 April 2016

As the weather warms up and residents begin to spring clean, some municipalities are offering drop off sites to help get rid of the clutter. Check out the list below to see when it’s offered in your area.

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JV boys golf loses close match

21 April 2016

  The Cedar Springs JV Golf team lost a close one to Lowell 217-215 @ Cedar Chase on Thursday, April 14. This brings their season record to 1-1. Evan Galle and Dylan Tanis shot 53’s, Jarred Reyers 55 and Paul Krajewski 56. “It was a good match,” said Coach London. “We have made some great […]

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WMP wrestlers earn All-American status

WMP wrestlers earn All-American status

21 April 2016

By Barbra Chong West Michigan Pursuit traveled to the Kellogg Arena in Battle Creek April 9-10 for the NUWAY Nationals 2016. All around, there were some tough wrestlers that came from all over the United States to compete at this event. WMP had nine grapplers enter the competition and seven finished in the top three, […]

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Students Shine in the Spotlight

Students Shine in the Spotlight

21 April 2016

The day before spring break always signifies one thing at CTA: The Student Showcase. The 2016 Student Showcase was the 9th annual talent show, and like all the other years, CTA students shined in the spotlight with their top-notch talents!

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Improv Comedy Show

21 April 2016

Whose Line is it anyway?!?! Come support CTA’s Drama club on Friday, April 22 and Saturday April 23 at 7:00 p.m. in the auditorium as they host an improv show.

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