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Historic barn burns Fire in garage spreads to home Community cleans up on Earth Day CBDT Grand Gala a huge success Community Night 2017 Construction at Velzy Park Public lands are Earth Day’s unsung heroes Fundraiser for Ricker brothers
 
Historic barn burns

Historic barn burns

A beautiful old barn burned to the ground Saturday evening, April 22, in Solon Township, and the smoke could be seen rising in the sky from as far away as Grand Rapids

Historic barn burns
Fire in garage spreads to home

Fire in garage spreads to home

The Kent City/Tyrone Township Fire Department was called to the scene of a garage fire at 720 17 Mile Road, just east of Paine, at 9:42 a.m. Monday, April 25.

Fire in garage spreads to home
Community cleans up on Earth Day

Community cleans up on Earth Day

In honor of National Earth Day on Saturday, April 22, the City of Cedar Springs and the Community Building Development Team (CBDT) volunteers took to cleaning up

Community cleans up on Earth Day
CBDT Grand Gala a huge success

CBDT Grand Gala a huge success

Saturday, April 15, marked the date of the second Community Building Development Team (CBDT) Grand Gala. The event, which packed the American Legion to capacity, was titled “Celebrating a Great Beginning.” Kurt Mabie and Nick Andres, CBDT board members, served as host speakers for the evening, presenting their personal and factual summary of the community’s […]

CBDT Grand Gala a huge success
Community Night 2017

Community Night 2017

The Community Action Network held their 31st Annual Community Night on April 20. Over 80 booths were reserved from a wide range of vendors.

Community Night 2017
Construction at Velzy Park

Construction at Velzy Park

Construction on a new walking trail is underway at Velzy Park, located at 15185 Algoma Ave NE. The park surrounds Solon Township Hall, and is named for what the area used to be called.

Construction at Velzy Park
Public lands are Earth Day’s unsung heroes

Public lands are Earth Day’s unsung heroes

Pollution prevention, water filtration among the natural benefits… Want to celebrate an Earth Day hero? Look no further than the nearest parcel of state-managed public land in any corner of Michigan.

Public lands are Earth Day’s unsung heroes
Fundraiser for Ricker brothers

Fundraiser for Ricker brothers

There will be a fundraiser for Brison and Preston Ricker on Sunday, May 7, at Patterson Ice Arena, 2550 Patterson Ave SE, in Grand Rapids.

Fundraiser for Ricker brothers

JV golf wins over Sparta

20 April 2017

  The Cedar Springs JV golf team opened up their season this past Monday, April 10, with a victory over Sparta, 232-233. Josh Allen shot a 57, Austin Emmorey and Jared Hause 58’s and Trey Lewis a 59. On Wednesday, April 12, the Red Hawks finished 7th at the Kenowa Hills Invite with a 216. […]

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“A Rose of a Play” comes to Kent Theatre Friday and Saturday

“A Rose of a Play” comes to Kent Theatre Friday and Saturday

20 April 2017

Ever wonder what goes into bringing a play to the stage when you’re dealing with dysfunctional, eccentric actors and a director who has seen it all? That’s the backdrop of a new production called “A Rose of a Play,’’ which is being presented at the Kent Theatre in Cedar Springs Friday and Saturday, April 21 […]

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Michigan Warrior Day to be held in Grand Rapids

Michigan Warrior Day to be held in Grand Rapids

20 April 2017

  Warriors Team Up with Michigan State Police and Autism Support of Kent County   Grand Rapids, Michigan (April 13, 2017) – The Michigan Warriors Hockey Program (MWHP), the 2017 USA Hockey Warrior/Standing Amputee National Champions, have announced the first ever “Michigan Warrior Day” in Grand Rapids, Michigan, May 6th.  The purpose of MWHP is […]

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Hometown Happenings

20 April 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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Courtland man dies after crashing into tree

Courtland man dies after crashing into tree

13 April 2017

Police believe alcohol and speed may have been a factor in a crash that killed a Courtland Township man early Wednesday morning.

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Sand Lake motorcyclist killed in crash

Sand Lake motorcyclist killed in crash

13 April 2017

A 25-year-old Sand Lake man died last weekend after his motorcycle collided with a pickup truck in Plainfield Township.

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Adopt-A-Highway in Michigan begins 

Adopt-A-Highway in Michigan begins 

13 April 2017

  First litter pickup April 15 Highway roadsides across lower Michigan get their first cleanup of the year beginning Saturday. Volunteers in the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) Adopt-A-Highway (AAH) program will pick up litter from April 15 to 23. Due to snow still on the ground in some areas, the first Adopt-A-Highway pickup for […]

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Kent County announces Smart911 to help save lives

13 April 2017

  Residents can now sign up for free service that provides first responders with critical information The Kent County Dispatch Authority is investing in the community’s safety by adopting Smart911. Smart911 is a nationwide service that allows individuals to create an online safety profile for their household, which provides key information to 911 call takers […]

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Maverick Eli Hunt

Maverick Eli Hunt

13 April 2017

Rachel and Joshua Hunt, of Kalamazoo, are happy to announce the birth of their son, Maverick Eli Hunt, born on Friday, April 7, at 6:09 a.m., at Bronson Methodist Hospital, in Kalamazoo.

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65th Anniversary

65th Anniversary

13 April 2017

65th Anniversary ROBERT & LUCILLE FANKHAUSER Robert and Lucille Fankhauser of Trufant Michigan will celebrate their 65th Wedding Anniversary on April 22, 2017 at Victory Hall, 1645 Meddler Ave. Sand Lake, Michigan. They were married on April 22, 1952. Their children are Denise Vickery, Denny & Wendy (Smith) Fankhauser, Jim & Marcia (Fankhauser) Carrier, Charles & […]

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