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Red Flannel Festival moves to Main Street Local researcher honored at museum Should you move turtle eggs? New library moving ahead Create an outdoor resort in your backyard  Researcher gives rare turtles head start  Family Fare Store up for sale Christmas in July? You betcha!
 
Red Flannel Festival moves to Main Street

Red Flannel Festival moves to Main Street

The Red Flannel Festival has a new home at 18 S. Main Street, most recently the home of Take Two Game Shop. The RFF bought the building from Terry and Diane Bengtson on June 27. Bengtson ran his State Farm Insurance business from that location before he retired several years ago. “Since 1969, the Bengtson’s […]

Red Flannel Festival moves to Main Street
Local researcher honored at museum

Local researcher honored at museum

By Judy Reed   For Betty Heiss, 91, doing genealogical research isn’t a job; it’s a passion. And on Wednesday, July 16, The Cedar Springs Historical Society honored Betty by naming their genealogical library after her. “It’s such an honor,” shared Betty through her tears, after the board surprised her with a plaque reading “Betty […]

Local researcher honored at museum
Should you move turtle eggs?

Should you move turtle eggs?

We had a question recently from a reader about a turtle nest he felt was in danger. Here is his email: There is what I believe is a snapping turtle nest up against a hot top road that I walk on a daily basis. I only noticed it because an animal dug up and destroyed all the […]

Should you move turtle eggs?
New library moving ahead

New library moving ahead

If you noticed stakes on the property just northeast of the firebarn, it’s because the Cedar Springs Public Library board recently voted to put the new library on the east side of the property. Board Chair Earla Alber gave an update to the City Council on the new library Thursday evening. The building will be […]

New library moving ahead
Create an outdoor resort in your backyard 

Create an outdoor resort in your backyard 

(NewsUSA) This year, many people will spend vacations at home instead of traveling. According to the American Lighting Association (ALA), with a few updates to your outside lighting, you can enjoy a mini vacation at home. Believe it or not, it’s easier and less expensive than you might think to transform your existing patio, deck […]

Create an outdoor resort in your backyard 
Researcher gives rare turtles head start 

Researcher gives rare turtles head start 

To Jim Harding, spending nearly a lifetime studying wood turtles just makes sense. “These are very long-lived animals,” Harding said. “And if you want to understand them, you have to study them over a long period of time.” An instructor and outreach specialist with Michigan State University’s Zoology Department, Harding has been studying the wood […]

Researcher gives rare turtles head start 
Family Fare Store up for sale

Family Fare Store up for sale

Rumors have been swirling through the community for months that Family Fare, located at 4175 17 Mile did not renew their lease on the store, which is up in November. The Post called SpartanNash for confirmation and received this response from Meredith Gremel, Director of Corporate Affairs. “SpartanNash is continually looking at ways to coordinate […]

Family Fare Store up for sale
Christmas in July? You betcha!

Christmas in July? You betcha!

Want to cool off on a hot summer day? Think snow. Think sleigh bells and mistletoe. Think Christmas. Solon Market is hosting its third annual Christmas event this Saturday from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. at 15185 Algoma Ave. There will be cookies to decorate, pictures with Santa shared via Facebook, games and activities. Santa […]

Christmas in July? You betcha!
Address tomorrow’s needs today

Address tomorrow’s needs today

10 July 2014

Hospice of Michigan Institute Fifteen years ago, Hospice of Michigan team members began noticing a “care gap.” The physicians, nurses and social workers so adept at providing end-of-life care for those with a diagnosis of six months or less to live found an increasing number of patients and families who needed help but didn’t meet this criteria.

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The Sword of the Spirit 

10 July 2014

This lady surprised a burglar in her kitchen. He was all loaded down with the things he was going to steal. She had no weapon and was all alone. The only thing that she could think to do was quote scripture. So she holds up a hand and shouts: “ACTS 2:38!” The burglar quakes in […]

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Hometown Happenings

10 July 2014

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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Awesome alligators!

Awesome alligators!

03 July 2014

Kids didn’t read about reptiles at last Wednesday’s library program to learn about them. Instead, they got to see them in real life! The Cedar Springs Public Library hosted David Critchlow, from Critchlow Alligator Sanctuary at the June 30 program for families at Cedar Springs Middle School. “It is a reptile rescue zoo whose goal […]

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Public meeting date set on police proposal

03 July 2014

  The Cedar Springs City Council wants to get the public’s feedback on whether the city should keep their own police department, or contract with the Kent County Sheriff Department for services. They have set up both a public meeting and community survey so that people can give their input. The public meeting will be […]

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Tired of struggling? Apply now for Thrive

03 July 2014

North Kent Community Services is seeking individuals to participate in Thrive, its new program to help people become self-sufficient.  Thrive is designed to give those who are struggling in northern Kent County the support they need to achieve their life goals, such as owning a home, obtaining a better paying job or furthering their education. […]

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Sheriff’s Department to add four School Resource Officers In 2014-15 school year

Sheriff’s Department to add four School Resource Officers In 2014-15 school year

03 July 2014

The Kent County Board of Commissioners unanimously voted last week to approve contracts between the Kent County Sheriff Department and four Kent County school districts, to provide one School Resource Officer (SRO) for each district. The SROs will work to improve school safety by investigating school related incidents and will take a proactive approach to […]

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West Nile Virus activity detected

West Nile Virus activity detected

03 July 2014

“Fight the Bite” During the July 4th Holiday The first West Nile virus (WNV) activity for Michigan this summer has been identified in a mosquito pool from Saginaw County. With this activity prior to the holiday, the Michigan Department of Community Health (MDCH) is urging residents to apply repellents during peak mosquito biting periods such […]

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Detroit man arrested near Howard City

Detroit man arrested near Howard City

03 July 2014

A report of a man slumped over in his vehicle turned into an arrest for fleeing and eluding in the Howard City area last week. According to the Montcalm County Sheriff Office, it was reported about 4:44 p.m. last Wednesday, June 25, that a man was slumped over in a vehicle that was parked in […]

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Drunk driving crackdown this weekend

03 July 2014

Zero tolerance for drug or alcohol impaired driving During this Fourth of July holiday weekend, the Michigan State Police (MSP) is reminding motorists to make safety a priority during their holiday travel. Again this year, troopers will join their counterparts from across the country in the international traffic safety initiative, Operation C.A.R.E. (Combined Accident Reduction […]

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