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Lest we forget Firefighters save home in Solon Township A family legacy Ren Faire raises funds for nature center $1 Million Mega Millions prize unclaimed Cow Plop Raffle Boys track sending six to state meet
 
Lest we forget

Lest we forget

Memorial Day is a day to remember and honor those that gave their lives while defending our country. It’s also a day to remember all those that have served and are now deceased. Inside this issue are the names of many of the veterans buried in area cemeteries (though not all), and we honor them with this issue of The Cedar Springs Post, click here to download. If you know of a veteran’s name that is missing from the list, please let us know and we’ll add them for next year.

Lest we forget
Firefighters save home in Solon Township

Firefighters save home in Solon Township

Tuesday evening, May 21 around 9:30 p.m., Solon resident Bernie Hale was doing what many other residents in Cedar Springs were doing. He was mowing his lawn. He happened to look up at the house he rents at 545 Solon Road and saw sparks coming out from the eves of the roof as well as on the power pole located next to the house.

Firefighters save home in Solon Township
A family legacy

A family legacy

Her great-uncle (her mom’s uncle) Gerald G. Bonter, served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He was from the area, and was killed in battle in Germany on February 28, 1945. He is buried in Hamm, a quarter in eastern Luxembourg City, in southern Luxembourg, Germany. It is the home of the Luxembourg American Cemetery and Memorial, the final resting place of 5,076 American servicemen, including General Patton.

A family legacy
Ren Faire raises funds for nature center

Ren Faire raises funds for nature center

The 2019 Cedar Springs & Howard Christensen Nature Center Renaissance/Fantasy Faire was held last weekend May 18-19 at HCNC.

Ren Faire raises funds for nature center
$1 Million Mega Millions prize unclaimed

$1 Million Mega Millions prize unclaimed

A lucky player matched the five white balls drawn - 01-02-11-52-64 - in the Sept. 21, 2018 drawing to win a $1 million prize. The winning ticket was bought at the Pierson Trading Post, located at 138 South 4th Street in Pierson. Pierson is about 30 miles north of Grand Rapids.

$1 Million Mega Millions prize unclaimed
Cow Plop Raffle

Cow Plop Raffle

This is your last chance to get tickets for the Rotary Club’s Cow Plop Raffle. By State Law, they must sell all tickets by the end of May. Tickets are $5 each or 5 for $20 and are available at ChoiceOne Bank, Independent Bank, and White Creek Lumber. Prizes are 1st place-$1,000, 2nd place-$250, and 3rd place-$150.

Cow Plop Raffle
Boys track sending six to state meet

Boys track sending six to state meet

The Cedar Springs Red Hawks traveled to Forest Hills Eastern on Friday, May 17, 2019, for their regional track meet, where they qualified six boys for the state meet with Cedar Springs finishing 7th overall of out 14 teams.

Boys track sending six to state meet

The Secret to a Long Life

16 May 2019

A tough old cowboy once counseled his grandson that if he wanted to live a long life, the secret was to sprinkle a little gunpowder on his oatmeal every morning. The grandson did this religiously and he lived to the age of 93.  When he died, he left 14 children, 28 grandchildren, 35 great-grandchildren and […]

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Hometown Happenings

16 May 2019

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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Two area school proposals voted down

09 May 2019

By Judy Reed For the second time in six months, voters in the Tri County Area School district voted down a bond proposal that would have created a community campus. After the voters spoke out against it in November, the 2018 proposal of $40,785,000 was reduced to the new $37,020,000 for the May 2019 (bond […]

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Band collage concert

Band collage concert

09 May 2019

The Cedar Springs bands recently performed to a packed house in the High School gymnasium. The collage concert was performed by grades 6th through 12th and consisted of over 400 students. The performance highlighted how much they had grown and matured as musicians.  “It was truly a wonderful performance, what a great day to be […]

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Beware of grandparent scam

09 May 2019

LANSING – Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel and AARP Michigan President Paula Cunningham urged Michigan grandparents to avoid a scam that bilked a Zeeland couple out of $16,000. The scheme, known as the Grandparents Scam, preys on vulnerable senior citizens with con artists posing as a grandchild or other relative in distress. A prior Consumer […]

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Public asked to give input on school facility proposals

09 May 2019

By Judy Reed Cedar Springs Public Schools is asking the community to give their input on three different proposals to help improve school facilities and accommodate future growth.  They have posted a survey on their website at csredhawks.org called the “CSPS Facilities Vision Questionnaire” and it will remain open through Monday, May 13. According to […]

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Pancake Breakfast to Support Velzy Park

09 May 2019

How does a plate of pancakes, sausage and eggs sound for breakfast?  Grab the family because breakfast’s up!  Solon Township/Vezly Park is hosting their second annual  Pancake Breakfast this Saturday, May 11 from 9:00am until 11:00am. at the Township Hall, 15185 Algoma Ave.  Breakfast includes the aforementioned as well as juice and coffee.  The meal […]

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City Hall Corner

09 May 2019

By Mike Womack, Cedar Springs City Manager Toilet Leaks The City’s utility billing clerk monitors abnormal water usage at homes and businesses in the City and tries to contact owners about whether the home or business might have a water leak. Some of those leaks are found in the crawlspace or under the kitchen sink […]

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We can live in hope

09 May 2019

“They found the stone rolled away from the tomb.” (Lk 24:2)  Father Lam T. Le, Pastor |St. John Paul II Parish |3110 17 Mile Rd, Cedar Springs “What you are now, we once were. What we are now, you will become.” Those are the chilling words  inscribed on a plaque inside Santa Maria della Concezione dei Cappuccini […]

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Kurt A. Probst

Kurt A. Probst

09 May 2019

Kurt A. Probst age 57 of Newaygo, died Monday, May 6, 2019 at his home. Kurt was born February 20, 1962 in Grand Rapids, MI the son of Arthur and Carolyn (Brooks) Probst. Kurt was a friend to everyone, hard working, very loyal, giving and honest. Surviving are his wife, Helen; step son, Thomas VanderHyde; […]

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