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Howard City to interview manager finalists Fire Department purchases life-saving equipment Groups donate to Library Boy Scouts collect food for pantry Community supports En Gedi fundraiser Leave wildlife in the wild WMP West Regionals results The Waif coming to the Kent Theatre
 
Howard City to interview manager finalists

Howard City to interview manager finalists

The Village of Howard City has selected four finalists to be interviewed for the job as Village Manager.

Howard City to interview manager finalists
Fire Department purchases life-saving equipment

Fire Department purchases life-saving equipment

People living in Cedar Springs who suffer sudden cardiac arrest now have a better chance of survival, thanks to new equipment recently purchased by the Cedar Springs Fire Department.

Fire Department purchases life-saving equipment
Groups donate to Library

Groups donate to Library

The Cedar Springs Public Library is nearing completion, and two local community organizations recently stepped and made donations toward the cause.

Groups donate to Library
Boy Scouts collect food for pantry

Boy Scouts collect food for pantry

Boy Scout Troop 222 recently collected hundreds of items for the United Methodist Food pantry.

Boy Scouts collect food for pantry
Community supports En Gedi fundraiser

Community supports En Gedi fundraiser

The Cedar Springs High School cafeteria was bubbling with excitement last Friday when approximately 175 attendees gathered for the one and only En Gedi annual fundraiser event.

Community supports En Gedi fundraiser
Leave wildlife in the wild

Leave wildlife in the wild

Do not take baby animals from the wild this spring. Spring is here, bringing warmer temperatures and the next generation of wildlife.

Leave wildlife in the wild
WMP West Regionals results

WMP West Regionals results

West Michigan Pursuit traveled to Caledonia for the 2016-2017 Regionals. Twenty-one individuals entered the tournament and 17 placed in the top four

WMP West Regionals results
The Waif coming to the Kent Theatre

The Waif coming to the Kent Theatre

Actors Arte Ensemble of West Michigan will present “The Waif,” (the little orphan Annie story) at the Kent Theatre on Friday, March 31, and Saturday, April 1.

The Waif coming to the Kent Theatre

St. Patrick’s Day humor

16 March 2017

  Father Murphy walks into a pub and says to the first man he meets, “Do you want to go to heaven?” The man said, “I do, Father.” The priest said, “Then stand over there against the wall.” Then the priest asked the second man, “Do you want to got to heaven?” “Certainly, Father,” was […]

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Hometown Happenings

16 March 2017

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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MDOT to redo US131 between 14 and 17 Mile 

MDOT to redo US131 between 14 and 17 Mile 

09 March 2017

  Public meeting March 16 at Cedar Springs High School 4-6 p.m. By Judy Reed Are you tired of driving over the rough spots on US131 between 14 Mile and 17 Mile Road and wondering (probably for the millionth time) when they are going to fix this road? You won’t have to wonder much longer. […]

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Turkey causes power outage

Turkey causes power outage

09 March 2017

We now have proof that turkeys can fly! According to Consumers Energy, 1,463 customers lost power on Monday, March 6, when a turkey hit a power line on 17 Mile Rd, east of Algoma.

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More winter fun

More winter fun

09 March 2017

Bob Hegedus demonstrates that having fun in the snow isn’t just for the chronologically young, but for the young at heart as well!

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FFA Community Gardens: a sure sign of Spring

FFA Community Gardens: a sure sign of Spring

09 March 2017

Just like the robin, and the appearance of seed catalogues, the announcement of the opening of registration for the Cedar Springs FFA Community Gardens is one faithful sign that winter is drawing to a close. Agriscience students and FFA members are learning what must be done to prepare and plant a garden in western Michigan. […]

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SKYWARN® Training Offered 

SKYWARN® Training Offered 

09 March 2017

Kent County saw several severe storms last year, including the outbreak on August 20 that included tornados and high wind damage. There were no fatalities, perhaps due to early warning by the National Weather Service and weather spotters trained in the SKYWARN® Course. The National Weather Service SKYWARN volunteer program has trained nearly 290,000 severe […]

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Sheriff Department crime stats

Sheriff Department crime stats

09 March 2017

The Kent County Sheriff Department has issued their crime statistics for the year for the cities and townships they patrol.  Over the next few weeks, we will be sharing some of those statistics. Below are some statistics from three of the cities/townships in our area. Algoma Township: Population: 9,932. Had 1,493 dispatched calls, 320 traffic […]

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THE GREATNESS OF GRACE

09 March 2017

Rev. Michael Shiery Pilgrim Bible Church West Pine Street • Cedar Springs   “Moreover the law entered that the offense might abound. But where sin abounded, grace abounded much more. So that as sin reigned in death, even so grace might reign through righteousness to eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.” (Romans 5:20-21)(NKJV) Of […]

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BONNIE KAY GUTHRIE

BONNIE KAY GUTHRIE

09 March 2017

Bonnie Kay Guthrie, age 67 of Coral, passed away Wednesday, March 8, 2017 at Spectrum Health United Hospital in Greenville. She was born February 3, 1950 in Mount Pleasant. Many people knew Bonnie as a longtime Howard City hairdresser. After 30 years of styling and befriending clients at area salons, she retired from Renaissance Salon […]

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