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World War II Vet to be awarded honorary diploma Lest we forget Kent County Service animals receive eye exams at Mounted Unit Poppies help veterans programs A House Divided WM Hawks battle on breast cancer awareness night Mother thanks blood donors who saved her baby’s life Five easy tips for a stunning summer yard
 
World War II Vet to be awarded honorary diploma

World War II Vet to be awarded honorary diploma

Erwin Duane Empie, 90, has waited a long time to get his high school diploma. But the wait will be over on Thursday, June 2, when he finally receives an honorary diploma from Cedar Springs High School—the school he left in the 1940s so he could serve our country during World War II.

World War II Vet to be awarded honorary diploma
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 veterans buried in area cemeteries, and we honor them with this issue of The Cedar […]

Lest we forget

Rockford man killed in crash

A 24-year-old Rockford man died last Wednesday when the car he was riding in turned in front of another vehicle. According to the Michigan State Police Rockford Post, the accident occurred about 11:17 p.m., May 18, at 14 Mile and Northland Drive, in Algoma Township. The investigation showed that the driver of a 2001 Ford […]

The Post travels to Haiti

The Rev. Robert Baker and wife Patti, of Oakfield Township, traveled to Haiti earlier this year. Rev. Baker had previously spent 13 years in Haiti, with 10 as field director for the Baptist Haiti Mission, formerly based in Rockford.

Kent County Service animals receive eye exams at Mounted Unit

Kent County Service animals receive eye exams at Mounted Unit

“From top to bottom the entire organization is volunteer,” said David Homant, owner of Kent County Search and Rescue trailing dog, Gus. Homant and Gus were at the Kent County Sheriff Department Mounted Unit at 4687 Kies, in Rockford and Plainfield Township on Saturday, May 21 to take advantage of a special opportunity.

Kent County Service animals receive eye exams at Mounted Unit
Poppies help veterans programs

Poppies help veterans programs

As many readers are aware, the month of May is very important to the American Legion Auxiliary. It is the time of year that you will find American Legion Auxiliary members outside your local businesses taking donations for poppies

Poppies help veterans programs
A House Divided

A House Divided

It’s May and time for another Scott Phillips production! I like Scott’s plays because they make me laugh and we all need to laugh. That’s not to say they don’t have a message, because they do. When I go to a play or a movie, I want to have a good time and that I did at A House Divided.

A House Divided
WM Hawks battle on breast cancer awareness night

WM Hawks battle on breast cancer awareness night

A beautiful evening at Skinner Field on Saturday led to an incredible football game. The Indiana Wolf Pack made their way to town to take on the West Michigan Hawks, in a game that ended in a 22-22 tie.

WM Hawks battle on breast cancer awareness night
Mother thanks blood donors who saved her baby’s life

Mother thanks blood donors who saved her baby’s life

Premature baby girl survives infection after two blood transfusions... As many people nationwide celebrated the special women in their lives during Mother’s Day earlier this month, Michigan Blood is celebrating Jamiee Mentink and her story of becoming a mom for the first time.

Mother thanks blood donors who saved her baby’s life
Five easy tips for a stunning summer yard

Five easy tips for a stunning summer yard

Summer’s arrival brings longer days and more sunshine. This season also means more of your favorite outdoor activities, such as relaxing in the backyard or working in the garden. In fact, there is no better time to refresh your outdoor space.

Five easy tips for a stunning summer yard

Fine Arts at CTA

20 May 2016

  At CTA, we have a lot to be thankful for! Our school may be small, but we have many fun and exciting things that happen every year. For the past three years, CTA Creates (a group of mothers, fathers, and grandmas) has brought art into the classroom. The amazing Mr. Holtrop has brought music, […]

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Celebrating Teachers During Teacher Appreciation Week

20 May 2016

  The CTA Parent Association honored the extraordinary teachers at CTA during Teacher Appreciation Week May 2-6 with a variety of special events.  A Make-N-Take breakfast kicked off the week on Monday morning with Herman’s Boy bagels, homemade granola and fruit parfaits. Throughout the week, the staff were greeted with homemade chocolates and cement planters […]

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Food Service Worker Appreciation

Food Service Worker Appreciation

20 May 2016

CTA would like to applaud its amazing kitchen staff:  Kay Buchanan, Food Service Supervisor; and Food Service Assistants, Sonya Alverson and Stacie Tompkins, who spend every day making delicious, healthy, and well-balanced meals for more than 200 of our students.  Miss Kay, who plans the menu each week, incorporates some old favorites like, corn dogs, […]

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Algoma to hold Memorial day services

19 May 2016

  The Algoma Township Historical Society will hold Memorial Day services on Monday, May 30, 2016, at 1:00 p.m. at Memorial Park, located on the south end of the Algoma township cemetery on Grange Ave., south of 13 Mile Rd.) The service this year will honor Algoma Township’s WWII veterans, including tributes from the families […]

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Cedar Springs Memorial cemetery walk

19 May 2016

  The Cedar Springs Historical Society is holding its 16th annual Memorial Cemetery walk on Sunday, May 29, at 2 p.m. to honor veterans of all wars. This year’s veterans will be Ebenezer Jewell, War of 1812; John Roys, Mexican War; Myron Fogleson, Civil War; Joe Osborne, Spanish-American War; Franklin Sheldon, World War I; Kenneth […]

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Roses for veteran gravesites

19 May 2016

  If you would like a rose to put on a veteran’s gravesite this Memorial Day, the Sand Lake Trading Company, located at 53 E. Lake Street in Sand Lake, is giving away 250 free roses to honor our deceased veterans. According to Linda Gutzki, of Sand Lake Trading Company, they ordered the roses from […]

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Kent District Library now offers online video games

19 May 2016

  Kent District Library is pleased to offer OnePlay, a digital gaming service that allows patrons to instantly download and play unlimited Android and PC games for free with their KDL library card. OnePlay includes over 2,000 games from more than 75 publishers. The collection contains over 1,500 PC titles and more than 500 Android […]

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The secret to a long life

19 May 2016

  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 […]

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Hometown Happenings

19 May 2016

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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Cedar Springs to continue search for new city manager

13 May 2016

by Judy Reed It looks like the City of Cedar Springs will need to start over in their search for a new City Manager. After a grueling 12-hour day of candidate interviews and discussion on Monday, May 9, the Cedar Springs City Council voted to extend a conditional offer of employment to Steven Buter, the current […]

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