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Fire sends nine to hospital The Post travels to Bay City Scout project helps Bellowood dog rescue Wolverine Skyhawks dazzle crowd Man charged in Montcalm crash Hawks fall on Saturday, still clinch playoff spot That’s for the birds Save money and water while enjoying a beautiful garden Free cats at Animal Shelter
 
Fire sends nine to hospital

Fire sends nine to hospital

A fire that broke out in an Oakfield Township home Tuesday morning sent nine people to the hospital, including six children.

Fire sends nine to hospital
The Post travels to Bay City

The Post travels to Bay City

The Post recently traveled to Bay City, Michigan, with Steve and Judy Reed, of Cedar Springs, for the Tall Ship Celebration.

The Post travels to Bay City
Scout project helps Bellowood dog rescue

Scout project helps Bellowood dog rescue

Austin Anderson loves his rescue dog. So when it came time to pick out a project to help him earn his Eagle Scout rank—the highest rank in Boy Scouts—he was inspired to give back and do something to help a local dog rescue

Scout project helps Bellowood dog rescue
Wolverine Skyhawks dazzle crowd

Wolverine Skyhawks dazzle crowd

It was a beautiful evening Monday to enjoy the Wolverine Skyhawks remote-controlled airplane show, an annual event with the Cedar Springs Library’s summer reading program.

Wolverine Skyhawks dazzle crowd
Man charged in Montcalm crash

Man charged in Montcalm crash

A Wyoming, Michigan man has been charged in the crash that killed an elderly couple from Grand Rapids on May 1, in Montcalm County.

Man charged in Montcalm crash
Hawks fall on Saturday, still clinch playoff spot

Hawks fall on Saturday, still clinch playoff spot

With the top spot in the MLFA’s Big Eight division on the line, the West Michigan Hawks hosted the Toledo Thunder on Saturday evening at Skinner Field.

Hawks fall on Saturday, still clinch playoff spot
That’s for the birds

That’s for the birds

Mary Lou Fuller, of Solon Township, sent us this cute wildlife photo. She said she put out some leftover popcorn for the birds, and it appears that the rabbit is patiently waiting and wondering if the cardinal is going to give him any!

That’s for the birds
Save money and water while enjoying a beautiful garden

Save money and water while enjoying a beautiful garden

Too much or not enough water and never when you need it seems to be a common lament of gardeners. Reduce the impact of these weather challenges while conserving water, saving money on water and sewer bills, and growing beautiful gardens with the help of rain barrels.

Save money and water while enjoying a beautiful garden
Free cats at Animal Shelter

Free cats at Animal Shelter

Spayed/neutered, microchipped, vaccinated and ready for a new home! Beginning Wednesday July 20, 2016, the Kent County Animal Shelter (KCAS) is offering free adult cats (over four months old) for adoption.

Free cats at Animal Shelter

Church hosts free outdoor movie nights

14 July 2016

  July 22 and August 12 Grab a blanket or lawn chair, your family or friends and enjoy a movie under the stars! This summer, River Rock Church is hosting several free family-friendly movies on Friday, July 22 and Friday, August 12. All movies will begin at dusk. In case of rain, movies will be […]

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Bear hunting

14 July 2016

  One Sunday, a pastor decided to skip church and go hunting in the neighboring forest. While he was hunting he saw a huge black bear that had stopped to get honey from a beehive. The pastor thought the bear was good game, so he shot at it, and missed. The bear, startled by the […]

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Hometown Happenings

14 July 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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George C. Allington

George C. Allington

11 July 2016

Mr. George C. Allington, age 91, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Saturday, July 9, 2016. George was born in Cedar Springs in 1925, he lived in Solon Township most of his life. George grew up on Lime Lake and attended Christian Hill School, and Cedar Springs Jr. High and High […]

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Man dies in fireworks accident

Man dies in fireworks accident

08 July 2016

A homemade cannon exploded during a weekend holiday celebration in Newaygo County, causing the death of a Howard City man.

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GR man injured in crash

GR man injured in crash

08 July 2016

A Grand Rapids man was ejected from his jeep Tuesday after he failed to stop at a stop sign in Algoma Township and was t-boned by another vehicle. According to the Kent County Sheriff Department, the crash occurred about 4:20 p.m., Tuesday, July 5, at the intersection of 14 Mile Road and Pine Island. The 1999 […]

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Deputy Tom McCutcheon chosen as school resource officer

Deputy Tom McCutcheon chosen as school resource officer

08 July 2016

  By Judy Reed When students return to school in September, there will be a new face there to greet them. Deputy Tom McCutcheon was recently selected as the new school resource officer (SRO) for Cedar Springs Public Schools. The position is through a partnership with the Kent County Sheriff Department, which the Board of […]

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Library groundbreaking, concert, sidewalk sales

Library groundbreaking, concert, sidewalk sales

08 July 2016

It’s going to be a busy weekend in downtown Cedar Springs. The Cedar Springs Chamber of Commerce is teaming up with the Community Building Development Team to bring some exciting family events to this year’s Christmas in July sidewalk sales event, including a free movie in the park, the groundbreaking for the new Cedar Springs […]

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Child hit by car

08 July 2016

An 11-year-old received minor injuries last week when he darted out in front of a car on 18 Mile Road, according to police.

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Where often is heard an encouraging word

08 July 2016

Pastor Dick Nichols Cedar Creek Community Church 2969 14 Mile Road, Sparta   The coming together with fellow Christians is stated in the scriptures as an act of mutual encouragement.  We read in the book of Hebrews, “And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, not giving up […]

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