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Man killed in Spencer Township The Post travels to China Hometown Hero Read to ride Changing course: a second degree and second career  Red Hawks roll over Sparta in second week showdown 44-6 Fresh Market: Plums
 
Man killed in Spencer Township

Man killed in Spencer Township

Silent Observer offers $2,000 reward for information A 34-year-old Gowen man was murdered early Monday morning in Spencer Township.

Man killed in Spencer Township
The Post travels to China

The Post travels to China

Recently the Post traveled to Tianjin China, with Thomas Waite, a 2013 graduate of Cedar Springs High School. Thomas and the Harvard Polo Team played in the Metropolitan Intervarsity Polo Tournament

The Post travels to China
Hometown Hero

Hometown Hero

Alexander Hemry, a graduate of Cedar Springs High School class of 2011, recently completed Basic Training at Lackland AFB. Alexander graduated as part of the 323 Squadron flight 208, on March 28 and 29.

Hometown Hero
Read to ride

Read to ride

Mrs. Kate Norman’s 5th grade class walked to the Cedar Springs Library on Monday, September 8, for their back-to-school library orientation and to get their Read-to-Ride reading logs. Students were delighted to find out that by reading only 6 hours they could earn two free tickets to ride two carnival rides on Red Flannel Day, […]

Read to ride
Changing course: a second degree and second career 

Changing course: a second degree and second career 

Debbie Robles was drawn to the nursing profession at a young age. She recalls dressing as a nurse for career day in elementary school, and also caring for her sick grandmother and great-aunt as a young adult. But as an 18-year-old college student, a nursing degree just wasn’t something she could pursue. “I paid my […]

Changing course: a second degree and second career 
Red Hawks roll over Sparta in second week showdown 44-6

Red Hawks roll over Sparta in second week showdown 44-6

Mother Nature proved to be the only thing that could slow down Coach Gus Kapolka’s Red Hawks football team on Friday night, Sept. 5, in Sparta.

Red Hawks roll over Sparta in second week showdown 44-6
Fresh Market: Plums

Fresh Market: Plums

Plums may have been one of the first fruits cultivated by humans. It appears to have several origins and varieties. Prunus domestica has been traced to East European and Caucasian mountains, while Prunus salicina and Prunus simonii originated in Asia.

Fresh Market: Plums
City Police Chief retires

City Police Chief retires

28 August 2014

By Judy Reed The City of Cedar Springs will lose one of its most respected and well-liked employees this week, when Police Chief Roger Parent retires after a 40-year career in law enforcement. His last day is Friday, August 29. Parent came to Cedar Springs 6-1/2 years ago, after a 33-1/2-year career with the Kent […]

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Brewery approved for downtown location

Brewery approved for downtown location

28 August 2014

It’s been a longtime coming, but the Cedar Springs Brewing Company has finally purchased the property at 95 N. Main (corner of Main and W. Maple) to build a full-menu restaurant and outdoor biergarden that will be both family and community-friendly, according to owner David Ringler. When the Cedar Springs City Council officially approved the […]

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City continues discussion with Sheriff Department

28 August 2014

By Judy Reed The Cedar Springs City Council voted 7-0 last Thursday, August 21, to direct the City Manager to continue discussions with the Kent County Sheriff Department regarding them taking over law enforcement for the city. But it’s not a done deal. The council wants to see a contract before they decide. Councilor Bob […]

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Clarification

28 August 2014

In an article last week, The Post ran a story about a two-vehicle accident at the intersection of Main and Cedar Streets. Police reported that a 17-year-old driver pulled out of Cedar Street in front of a southbound car driven by an 18-year-old. The 17-year-old driver was not technically pinned in, but was extricated because […]

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New branch manager at Sand Lake/Nelson Township Library

New branch manager at Sand Lake/Nelson Township Library

28 August 2014

  By Tom Noreen   On June 18, Craig Bruno joined the staff of the Nelson Township Library as the Kent District Library Branch Manager. Craig started as a circulation assistant for KDL at the Gaines Township branch. He comes to us from the Cascade branch, where he was the adult librarian offering programs for […]

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Education Foundation awards grants

28 August 2014

By Tom Noreen Each year the Cedar Springs Education Foundation reinvests the dividends it earns on its investments back into the schools. This year the foundation returned over $15,000. Of this, over $5,000 was used to provide each of the 205 teachers with a $25 gift card from Schuler’s Books. The other $10,000 was divided […]

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ERWIN D. FOX

ERWIN D. FOX

28 August 2014

Erwin D. Fox, 87 of Sand Lake, died Monday, August 25, 2014 at his home. Erwin was born July 19, 1927 in Comstock Park, Michigan the son of Leon and Thelma (Geer) Fox. He served his country in the U.S. Army during the Korean War.

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JANET L. RIGGLE

JANET L. RIGGLE

28 August 2014

Janet L. Riggle, 90 of Cedar Springs, passed away peacefully from this life and entered into the presence of her Saviour on Saturday, August 23, 2014 at Metron of Cedar Springs. Janet was married to Howard “Slim” Riggle on April 6, 1942 and together they raised a family.

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WILLIAM PAUL GUNUNG

28 August 2014

William Paul Genung age 82 of Sand Lake passed away at home on Wednesday August 20, 2014. He was born in Dowagiac Michigan on December 25, 1931 the son of Merle T. and Nora (Franklin) Genung. Bill was retired from Packaging Corporation of America in Wyoming with 34 years of service.

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“Could that Happen Here?”

28 August 2014

As I look at the events that are taking place in Ferguson, Missouri, it makes me ask the question, “Could that happen in Cedar Springs?” Have you thought about that? Or do you just assume that something like that could never happen here? I think it would be foolish of us to think that something like that couldn’t happen here; but at the same time, I believe that the things our community is doing is building in safeguards so that those kinds of things won’t happen here.

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