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Cedar Springs athlete crowned national champion Crash claims life of horse and buggy driver The Post travels to Pierson Rotary Club honors 5th grade essay winners Solon Park committee needs public input 10 tips to safely sell a car online Youth wrestlers head to state finals What’s “bugging” you in our streams? New hope for kids battling kidney disease Raising of America 
 
Cedar Springs athlete crowned national champion

Cedar Springs athlete crowned national champion

Justin Balczak, a 2011 Cedar Springs High School graduate, is now a national champion in the heptathlon. He competed for Asuza Pacific University, located in southern California, in the two-day NCAA Division II Indoor Championships in Birmingham, Alabama during the weekend of March 13.

Cedar Springs athlete crowned national champion
Crash claims life of horse and buggy driver

Crash claims life of horse and buggy driver

A horse and buggy driver that was injured in a crash with a pickup truck last week has died of his injuries.

Crash claims life of horse and buggy driver
The Post travels to Pierson

The Post travels to Pierson

The Hoosiermama family, of Solon Township, has been looking forward to taking a short vacation from the busyness of their fast-paced life here in Cedar Springs. So it was a great relief to Dolly Madison and Hermando Hoosiermama, and their daughter, Indiana, when they took a short break from the madness to visit somewhere they […]

The Post travels to Pierson
Rotary Club honors 5th grade essay winners

Rotary Club honors 5th grade essay winners

The Cedar Springs Rotary recently handed out the awards for their annual Rotary 4-way test contest. They invited students from Cedar View, Creative Technology Academy, and Algoma Christian to enter, and had nine fifth grade classes participate.

Rotary Club honors 5th grade essay winners
Solon Park committee needs public input

Solon Park committee needs public input

The Solon Township Park Committee now has two conceptual drawings for how a new park could be laid out on the township property on Algoma, and they want the public’s input. They invite residents to come to a meeting on Monday, March 30, from 5:30 to 7 at the township hall and give their comments.

Solon Park committee needs public input
10 tips to safely sell a car online

10 tips to safely sell a car online

(BPT) – Looking for a new set of wheels? Need to raise some cash for a home improvement project? Heading back to college? Last year, a whopping 42.5 million used cars were sold in the United States, many by private owners. And 94 percent of those transactions involved an online search, according to leading online […]

10 tips to safely sell a car online
Youth wrestlers head to state finals

Youth wrestlers head to state finals

Over 600 youth wrestlers competed at the 2015 MYWAY Western Regional held at Lowell High School on March 13 and 14, 2015. Cedar Springs Youth Wrestling Club sent 33 wrestlers to compete for the top four spots in each age group and weight class in hopes of advancing to the MYWAY State finals which will be held this weekend

Youth wrestlers head to state finals
What’s “bugging” you in our streams?

What’s “bugging” you in our streams?

In many cases we think bugs are a nuisance, but bugs in a stream can be very useful. Stream insects are a good measure of water quality.

What’s “bugging” you in our streams?
New hope for kids battling kidney disease

New hope for kids battling kidney disease

New hope is on the horizon for children suffering from chronic kidney disease, thanks to the results of a study that, for the first time, identifies some of the factors that can lead to kidney failure.

New hope for kids battling kidney disease
Raising of America 

Raising of America 

We all want what is best for our children. We live in the richest country in the world. So why does child well-being in the U.S. rank 26 out of 29 rich countries?

Raising of America 

Governing by crisis isn’t governing at all 

19 March 2015

  By Lee H. Hamilton, Director of the Center on Congress at Indiana University After Congress came a hair’s breadth from shutting down the Department of Homeland Security a few weeks ago, members of the leadership tried to reassure the American people. “We’re certainly not going to shut down the government or default on the […]

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Mackinac Center gets FOIA charges reduced from$1,550 to $50

19 March 2015

  Michigan Liquor Control Commission waives fees for virtual copies In celebration of Sunshine Week (March 15-21), the Mackinac Center for Public Policy announces its victory in persuading the Michigan Liquor Control Commission to release public information at a more reasonable cost. After being sued by the Mackinac Center Legal Foundation, the MLCC removed the […]

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Slip off Slope

19 March 2015

Rivers slip off slopes and create cut banks. Rivers, streams and brooks move from side to side to create cut banks and slip-off-slopes that become important habitats for wildlife and plants. The movement of stream channels creates unique nature niche environments. Belted Kingfishers use cut banks for excavating deep tunnels where they nests. Marsh marigolds […]

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DNR conservation officers rescue three who fell through ice on Belle Isle

19 March 2015

  Department of Natural Resources conservation officers rescued three people early Sunday evening, March 8, after they fell through thin ice on the east end of Detroit’s Belle Isle. At approximately 4:30 p.m., conservation officers were called to the scene after learning three individuals had fallen through the ice near the marble lighthouse on the […]

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Joining the team

19 March 2015

  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

19 March 2015

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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Horse and buggy driver injured in crash

Horse and buggy driver injured in crash

19 March 2015

Montcalm County Sheriff’s Deputies are investigating a pickup truck versus horse and buggy that occurred about 7:29 a.m. Thursday, March 19, on Fitzner Road, in Montcalm Township. Police said the initial investigation revealed that an Amish horse and buggy was southbound on Fitzner, between Spencer Road and Pakes Road, when it swerved into the path […]

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Easter Coloring Contest

Easter Coloring Contest

13 March 2015

Would you like to win an awesome Easter Basket? It’s time for our annual Easter Coloring Contest and your chance to win!

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Hometown Hero

12 March 2015

Air Force Airman Ryan P. Rich graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.

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First graders get library cards

First graders get library cards

12 March 2015

March is reading month! The Cedar Springs Public Library and KDL’s Spencer Township and Sand Lake Branches kicked off the month with a showing of the movie, Paddington, based on the books by Michael Bond.

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