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Cedar Springs Cheer are OK White champions! New left turn signals at 17 Mile and White Creek Solon spaghetti dinner raises funds for township park Two Red Hawks wrestlers district champs Lady Chargers Take WMAES Tournament Title 4 life changes that affect your taxes and how to tackle them Free fishing weekend this Saturday and Sunday Ricker family fundraisers
 
Cedar Springs Cheer are OK White champions!

Cedar Springs Cheer are OK White champions!

The Cedar Springs Varsity Competitive Cheer team has been District Champs. They have even been Regional Champs.

Cedar Springs Cheer are OK White champions!
New left turn signals at 17 Mile and White Creek

New left turn signals at 17 Mile and White Creek

Kent County recently installed two new traffic signals at White Creek and 17 Mile Road that will hopefully cut down on crashes in that intersection.

New left turn signals at 17 Mile and White Creek
Solon spaghetti dinner raises funds for township park

Solon spaghetti dinner raises funds for township park

The mood was warm and festive, the company, in turns, warmly supportive and fiercely competitive. It was a gathering of friends, family and community motivated by a common cause—to eat—and to aid in the culmination of a dream.

Solon spaghetti dinner raises funds for township park
Two Red Hawks wrestlers district champs

Two Red Hawks wrestlers district champs

Two others placed second, and two more finished third… On Wednesday, February 8, Cedar Springs High School Wrestling hosted team Districts. Unfortunately, the Red Hawks fell short to Sparta with a final score, 33-38.

Two Red Hawks wrestlers district champs
Lady Chargers Take WMAES Tournament Title

Lady Chargers Take WMAES Tournament Title

The Lady Chargers continued to improve on their season by competing in the West Michigan Academy of Environmental Science (WMAES) Basketball Tournament

Lady Chargers Take WMAES Tournament Title
4 life changes that affect your taxes and how to tackle them

4 life changes that affect your taxes and how to tackle them

Life changes often mean tax changes. Whether it’s getting married, buying or selling a home, moving abroad or having a baby, misunderstanding the tax and financial implications of these life changes can lead to taxpayers making mistakes...

4 life changes that affect your taxes and how to tackle them
Free fishing weekend this Saturday and Sunday

Free fishing weekend this Saturday and Sunday

Everyone in Michigan is invited to fish for free Saturday, Feb. 18, and Sunday, Feb. 19, for the 2017 Winter Free Fishing Weekend. A license is not required to fish for those two days, but all other fishing regulations still apply.

Free fishing weekend this Saturday and Sunday
Ricker family fundraisers

Ricker family fundraisers

Various groups are putting on fundraisers over the next couple of weeks to help pay for medical bills for two teen brothers in our community that are battling cancer: Brison and Preston Ricker. Brison has an inoperable brain tumor (DIPG) and Preston recently had surgery for thyroid cancer. They are the sons of Brian and […]

Ricker family fundraisers

CAROL A. PHELPS

09 February 2017

Carol A. Phelps age 80 of Cedar Springs, passed away Sunday, February 5, 2017 at her home. Carol was born June 30, 1936 in Paw Paw Township, Michigan the daughter of Bernard and Maude (Sirrine) Schidt.

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LINDA MICHAELS

09 February 2017

  Linda Michaels, 72 of Rockford, unexpectedly went to her heavenly home on Tuesday, January 17, 2017 in Casa Grande, Arizona. A memorial service will be held Saturday, February 11, 2017 at 11:00 am at the United Methodist Church, Cedar Springs. A luncheon and time of sharing will follow at the church. Local arrangements by […]

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Precious thoughts

09 February 2017

Pastor Craig Carter North Kent Community Church 1480 Indian Lakes Rd. • Sparta, MI 49345    “How precious to me are your thoughts, O God! How vast is the sum of them! Were I to count them, they would outnumber the grains of sand. When I awake, I am still with you” (Psalms 139:17-18 NIV). […]

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Learning to speak the language of flowers

Learning to speak the language of flowers

09 February 2017

For centuries, people have used the beauty and fragrance of flowers to communicate with others.

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Auditions for sci-fi fantasy one act plays

09 February 2017

  Feb. 13, 14 The Cedar Springs Community Players will be presenting three Sci-Fi Fantasy one act plays on March 24, 25, and 26th at the Kent Theatre. “Zombies, Werewolves and Aliens, oh my!” kicks off the 2017 Fantasy themed season. The three short comedies are set in the old west, modern day suburbia, and […]

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Walking on water

09 February 2017

  A pastor and two of his deacons are out on the river fishing in their rowboat. Noon rolls around, and one of the deacons notices a nice spot on the bank to have lunch. He turns to the others and says, “That looks like a nice spot for lunch. What do you say we have lunch […]

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Hometown Happenings

09 February 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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Police seek info on gas drive off

Police seek info on gas drive off

02 February 2017

Wesco and the Sand Lake Police Department is asking for help to identify this vehicle

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Snow shot

Snow shot

02 February 2017

Kristen Smith, of Kristen’s Flashback Photography, took this photo Monday during some of our recent snow.

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Board rates Superintendent highly effective 

Board rates Superintendent highly effective 

02 February 2017

  Dr. VanDuyn’s contract renewed through 2020 Cedar Springs Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Laura VanDuyn has been rated “highly effective” by the Board of Education for the third year in a row, and they have extended her contract through 2020. According to a release from current Board of Education President Matthew Shoffner, they met with […]

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