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It’s time for football! Sand Lake Bank robbery suspect arrested after crashing car The Post travels to Colombia Six tornadoes hit West Michigan  Back-to-school 101 for kids with allergies and asthma Amazing Race experience in Sleeping Bear Dunes Whatever your party, choose a designated driver  Businesses backing away from bee-killing pesticides Stay cool pool without chlorine 
 
It’s time for football!

It’s time for football!

Thursday, August 25, marks the first game of the 2016 season for the Cedar Springs Red Hawks, and you don’t want to miss it! They face off against the Division 4 state champs, Zeeland West, at Zeeland at 4 p.m.

It’s time for football!
Sand Lake Bank robbery suspect arrested after crashing car

Sand Lake Bank robbery suspect arrested after crashing car

A bank robbery suspect was pulled from a burning vehicle last week Thursday by Kent County Sheriff Deputies after he crashed his car and the engine compartment burst into flames.

Sand Lake Bank robbery suspect arrested after crashing car
The Post travels to Colombia

The Post travels to Colombia

The Post traveled with Harold McFarland, of Cedar Springs, on a business trip to Colombia July 31 to August 6.

The Post travels to Colombia
Six tornadoes hit West Michigan 

Six tornadoes hit West Michigan 

The National Weather Service confirmed that six tornadoes occurred in West Michigan on Saturday afternoon, August 20, including two in the Grand Rapids metro area.

Six tornadoes hit West Michigan 
Back-to-school 101 for kids with allergies and asthma

Back-to-school 101 for kids with allergies and asthma

There are lots of things kids get excited about when they go back to school... From brand new lunch boxes loaded with pudding cups, to shiny 64-packs of crayons and catching up with friends they haven’t seen for awhile, anticipation is in the air.

Back-to-school 101 for kids with allergies and asthma
Amazing Race experience in Sleeping Bear Dunes

Amazing Race experience in Sleeping Bear Dunes

The Michigan Adventure Race: Sleeping Bear Edition will be held September 17, 2016, in and around Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore and Glen Arbor, Mich.

Amazing Race experience in Sleeping Bear Dunes
Whatever your party, choose a designated driver 

Whatever your party, choose a designated driver 

Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign supports driving safety… Law enforcement officers from police departments, sheriff’s offices and the Michigan State Police are hoping the designated driver gets your vote this election season

Whatever your party, choose a designated driver 
Businesses backing away from bee-killing pesticides

Businesses backing away from bee-killing pesticides

New tests found significant decreases in the use of bee-killing pesticides on “bee-friendly” plants. That’s good news for bees.

Businesses backing away from bee-killing pesticides
Stay cool pool without chlorine 

Stay cool pool without chlorine 

Saltwater pool is a healthy alternative… As summer temperatures rise, backyard and neighborhood pools become more attractive for old and young alike.

Stay cool pool without chlorine 
Lawrence K. Cook

Lawrence K. Cook

18 August 2016

Lawrence K. Cook (Larry), age 69, of Sand Lake, passed away on Thursday July 28, 2016 at Spectrum Health Butterworth Hospital surrounded by family. The son of Allen & Dorothy (Walker) Cook, he was born March 10, 1947 in Kanab, Utah. A proud U.S. Navy veteran of Vietnam, Larry served aboard the U.S.S. Galveston. After […]

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BEVERLY E. MULHOLLAND

BEVERLY E. MULHOLLAND

18 August 2016

Beverly E. Mulholland, 80, of Howard City passed away Sunday, August 14, 2016. When my body goes back to the dust of the earth where it came from, my soul will go to heaven to be with my Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Beverly was born September 13, 1935 in Howard City, Michigan the daughter […]

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EARL WALL

18 August 2016

  Earl Wall, 91, of Albany, Georgia died March 2, 2016 in Georgia. Earl was born August 18, 1924 in Grand Rapids, Michigan the son of Nathan and Rachel (Simmons) Wall. He joined the U. S. Marine Corps in 1942 and retired in 1963. He moved to Albany, Georgia in 1984 and was employed with […]

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The media’s responsibility to our democracy 

18 August 2016

  By Lee H. Hamilton Politicians spend a good bit of their time complaining about the media. But why should they have all the fun? I’m going to join in, though I tend to get upset about different things than most sitting politicians do. You see, I don’t actually mind when journalists—whether in print, on […]

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Kent County Veterans Services offers “Life Reimagined” workshop 

18 August 2016

  The Kent County Department of Veterans Services provides assistance to more veterans and their families every day, getting them the benefits they have earned. Many veterans may not know all of the benefits available to them. The “Life Reimagined Checkup” may help those families as they prepare or settle into retirement. The Kent County […]

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Hometown Happenings

18 August 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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Corrected vote count changes winner of Supervisor race in Nelson Township

12 August 2016

UPDATED on August 11, 2016 by Judy Reed The Post reported in last Thursday’s paper that Nelson Township Supervisor Tom Noreen lost to his opponent, Robyn Britton in last week’s primary election. But it turns out that wasn’t the case. On Wednesday morning August 3, the morning after the election, the voting results displayed through […]

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Blood donors help save lives of baby girl’s parents

Blood donors help save lives of baby girl’s parents

12 August 2016

Grace Brunett is not only a regular blood donor, but helps host a blood drive in her hometown. And as if that weren’t enough, this tireless cheerleader works for Michigan Blood as a phlebotomist.

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Principal Ken See leaving Cedar Springs

Principal Ken See leaving Cedar Springs

12 August 2016

By Judy Reed Beach Elementary Principal Ken See is leaving Cedar Springs Public Schools to be principal at Grandville Middle School. That position will take him back to what he was originally doing when he first came to Cedar Springs almost 12 years ago. See was hired in November 2004 as the Middle School Assistant […]

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Grassfields Cheese recall

12 August 2016

  From the Michigan Dept. of Agriculture (Coopersville, MI) – Out of an abundance of caution, Grassfields Cheese LLC, is conducting a voluntary recall of approximately 20,000 pounds of organic cheeses due to possible contamination with Shiga toxin-producing E. coli (STEC), a bacteria that can cause serious illness in humans. The recalled cheeses were sold […]

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