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Tree lighting brings holiday spirit downtown Ten-foot wooden horse spotted downtown The Post travels to Austria Sheriff Department introduces new K9 Pop Up Wintertime Fun Watching like a hawk Middle School cheer brings home a victory Grieving in the Internet Age
 
Tree lighting brings holiday spirit downtown

Tree lighting brings holiday spirit downtown

The annual “Mingle with Kris Kringle” in downtown Cedar Springs gets a little bigger every year, and is starting to become a tradition for families in the community.

Tree lighting brings holiday spirit downtown
Ten-foot wooden horse spotted downtown

Ten-foot wooden horse spotted downtown

If you drove by the corner of Main and Elm Street last Friday, December 5, and thought you saw a 10-foot tall wooden horse, it wasn’t your imagination. The carved wooden horse is a mascot of the “Citizen Cavalry,” rallying against any attempt by state legislators to alter the term limits voters enacted in 1992. […]

Ten-foot wooden horse spotted downtown
The Post travels to Austria

The Post travels to Austria

Dave and Kelley Ringler, who plan to open the Cedar Springs Brewing Company next spring, recently visited Austria and Bavaria and took along a Post. Here Dave is shown in Salzburg, Austria at Kapitelplatz. Note the statue of a man standing on a large golden sphere behind Dave, and a larger than life real chessboard […]

The Post travels to Austria
Sheriff Department introduces new K9

Sheriff Department introduces new K9

There is a new member of the Kent County Sheriff Department—one with four legs instead of two. K9 Sabre, a new patrol dog, was introduced to the community Wednesday.

Sheriff Department introduces new K9
Pop Up Wintertime Fun

Pop Up Wintertime Fun

Often defined as a time of quiet hibernation, winter is, in fact, one of the busiest times of the year. Consider the numerous celebratory occasions that begin with the harvest and continue on through the holidays and beyond...

Pop Up Wintertime Fun
Watching like a hawk

Watching like a hawk

Mike DeGroot, of Solon Township, sent us this photo of a bird he saw in his backyard recently. “I spotted this bird closely watching over my squirrel feeder in my backyard on White Creek Avenue,” he wrote.

Watching like a hawk
Middle School cheer brings home a victory

Middle School cheer brings home a victory

Competitive Cheer season is here! The Cedar Springs Middle School program has two teams representing them for the 2014-2015 Season.

Middle School cheer brings home a victory
Grieving in the Internet Age

Grieving in the Internet Age

Charlie Waller loved trick-or-treating, pirates, his kindergarten class at Marble Elementary, his sister, Esther, and so much more during his all-too-brief life.

Grieving in the Internet Age

What lies ahead 

04 December 2014

  By Lee H. Hamilton Given all the words and images devoted to the midterm elections over the past few weeks, you’d think the results had told us something vital about the future of the country. In reality, they were just a curtain-raiser. It’s the next few weeks and months that really matter. The big […]

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No more errands; stay home for the holidays

04 December 2014

By: Vonda VanTil, Social Security Public Affairs Specialist   Let’s face it, the last thing you’re going to want to do during this holiday season is another errand. You’ve hung the lights, plugged them in, and were frustrated when you realized you needed to replace one little bulb to make the entire string work. That’s […]

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Do not move firewood between state parks 

Do not move firewood between state parks 

04 December 2014

Lethal tree infection caused by transport of firewood Oak wilt outbreaks are increasing in Michigan and the Department of Natural Resources has conducted treatment at several state parks to halt the spread of the disease.

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Men face charges in duck poaching case

04 December 2014

Two Kawkawlin, Michigan men have been ordered to pay $4,000 each in restitution payments to the Game and Fish Protection Fund and $625 each in fines and court costs, and were sentenced to five days in jail for being over the bag limit for redhead ducks, according to conservation officers with the Michigan Department of Natural Resources. […]

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Waterford man charged with elk poaching 

04 December 2014

  A 51-year-old man from Waterford, Michigan, has confessed to killing an elk on the opening day of firearm deer season, according to Department of Natural Resources conservation officers who investigated the incident. A deer hunter hunting in Montmorency County, north of Atlanta, on Nov. 15, contacted the DNR’s Report All Poaching (RAP) Line to report he […]

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Michael James Long

Michael James Long

04 December 2014

Mr. Michael James Long of Venice, California, age 43, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, November 28, 2014. He was born Tuesday, November 16, 1971. Michael leaves behind his father Michael (Debra) Long, Sr. and mother Rebecca Jines-Linker; daughters Briana Skeen, Trisha Long, and Deija Long; grandchildren Nevaeh and Xavier; siblings Lori (Terry) Robinson, Mike (Michelle) […]

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Former Muslim leader to speak at North Kent Community Church

Former Muslim leader to speak at North Kent Community Church

04 December 2014

The Rev. Deo Mwamba, a former Muslim leader who is now a Christian, will speak at North Kent Community Church, 1480 Indian Lakes Road NE, Sparta, on Sunday, December 14, at 10 a.m.

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Freedom from worry this Christmas season

04 December 2014

I am currently reading the personal memoir of Thomas Oden, who is one of the leading Methodist theologians of our time. In the book, he makes a statement that can be helpful for us during this Christmas season.

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God’s Surprises

04 December 2014

God loves to astonish. Just consider the Virgin Mary. What a surprise! Who could have anticipated that this little, teenage girl from Nazareth could birth of Son of God? She was a thing of wonderment and here is why.

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Happy Birthday

Happy Birthday

04 December 2014

KENNETH BECKER   December 9th is Kenneth Becker’s special day at at 99 years young! His family and friends want to wish him the best year ever and that we all love him very much!

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