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The Post travels to Belarus Sheriff Department recognizes victim advocates and citizens Add Some Sparkle to Your Holiday Décor Indulge in a bite of pie and take a nap  Wolves in Ecosystems Part 2 Teenager danger: Five rules for young drivers
 
The Post travels to Belarus

The Post travels to Belarus

Barb Groth sent us some photos from her 3-1/2 week visit last summer to Belarus. She wrote: “Most people ask, ‘Where’s that?’ ‘Is it a city?’ or ‘Isn’t that where all the conflict with Russia is happening? Aren’t you afraid?’

The Post travels to Belarus
Sheriff Department recognizes victim advocates and citizens

Sheriff Department recognizes victim advocates and citizens

The Kent County Sheriff Department honored two volunteer victim advocates and two county residents on Thursday, November 13, by presenting them with Public Service Awards and Letters of Appreciation.

Sheriff Department recognizes victim advocates and citizens
Add Some Sparkle to Your Holiday Décor

Add Some Sparkle to Your Holiday Décor

Liven up your holiday décor with lights, a bit of glitz and some colorful blossoms this season. Start by gathering greenery from your landscape. Use needled evergreens like pines and firs, broadleaf evergreens like boxwood, holly and evergreen magnolia as well as junipers and arborvitaes to create wreaths, swags, centerpieces and garland.

Add Some Sparkle to Your Holiday Décor
Indulge in a bite of pie and take a nap 

Indulge in a bite of pie and take a nap 

  It could keep you healthy this holiday season   (BPT) – The holiday season is full of celebrations. From office parties to family events, everyone gathers to spread a little extra cheer. While people may be wary of what all of the holiday treats will mean for their health, avoiding all of the revelry […]

Indulge in a bite of pie and take a nap 
Wolves in Ecosystems Part 2

Wolves in Ecosystems Part 2

Wolves’ presence and behavior increases wildlife populations despite their killing individual prey. Their predatory role in ecosystems has significant positive impacts on animal and plant communities.

Wolves in Ecosystems Part 2
Teenager danger: Five rules for young drivers

Teenager danger: Five rules for young drivers

If you’re feeling nervous about handing the car keys to your teenager for the first time, you’re not alone. It’s a common sentiment given some sobering statistics. According to teendriversource.org, 20 percent of all 16-year-old drivers will be involved in an accident during their first year behind the wheel.

Teenager danger: Five rules for young drivers

Faces and facts tell the story of disability

20 November 2014

  By: Vonda VanTil, Social Security Public Affairs Specialist   Every family has stories—stories are a great way to carry on family legacies, pass lessons on to future generations, and share what is important to your family with the rest of the world. Your family stories may include ones about the birth of a child, […]

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Traveling too light

20 November 2014

  A porter loaded down with suitcases followed the couple to the airline check-in counter. As they approached the line, the husband glanced at the pile of luggage and said to his wife, “Why didn’t you bring the piano, too?” “Are you trying to be funny?” she replied. “No, I really wish you had,” he […]

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Hometown Happenings

20 November 2014

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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Rifle raffle winner

Rifle raffle winner

13 November 2014

  The Sons of the American Legion, Glen Hill Squadron 287, of Cedar Springs would like to congratulate Andrew Stanley of Cedar Springs. Andrew’s winning ticket for the annual Rifle Raffle was drawn on November 8 at Post 287. Pictured are SAL 1st Vice Commander Keith Tyler, Andrew Stanley holding his new Remington 30-06, and SAL […]

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Undersheriff selected for leadership course

Undersheriff selected for leadership course

13 November 2014

  Name selected by expert panel from more than 20 entries  Kent County Sheriff’s Office is proud to announce that Undersheriff Jon Hess has been selected to attend a GE executive leadership development program in New York. Developed in close collaboration with the Major County Sheriffs’ Association (MCSA), the course will take place at GE’s […]

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Man leads city police on pursuit

Man leads city police on pursuit

13 November 2014

Officer Mandy Stahl’s last shift as a Cedar Springs Police officer turned out to be a pursuit of a drunk driver minutes before her shift ended Friday afternoon, November 7.

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Violent crime decreases in U.S.

13 November 2014

  The estimated number of violent crimes in the nation decreased 4.4 percent in 2013, when compared with 2012 data, according to FBI figures released this week. Property crimes decreased 4.1 percent, marking the 11th straight year the collective estimates for these offenses declined. The 2013 statistics show the estimated rate of violent crime was […]

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JOHANSEN – MARTINEZ

JOHANSEN – MARTINEZ

13 November 2014

Mrs. Christina Johansen is pleased to announce the engagement of her daughter Tiffany Johansen to Collyn Martinez. Tiffany is a graduate of Cedar Springs High School and Central Michigan University. Collyn is a graduate of the University of Louisiana and Jufetst. A November 22nd wedding is planned. They will be living and working around New […]

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CHARLENE PIERCE

CHARLENE PIERCE

13 November 2014

  In loving memory of our Mother who passed away 2 years ago, November 17, 2012. Your memory we treasure, Mother!   Love and miss you, Susan, Marjorie and Tommy Lonny and Tammy

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WILMA M. SCHALK

WILMA M. SCHALK

13 November 2014

Wilma M. Schalk, 77 of Henrico, VA formerly of Cedar Springs, died Friday, November 7, 2014 in Virginia. Mrs. Schalk was born on July 10, 1937 in Canton, Ohio the daughter of Harold and Ottillia (Branch) Karns. She was a homemaker and worked for her husband at their Veterinary Clinic. She loved spending time with […]

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