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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 
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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Construction on bridges on White Pine Trail begins

12 August 2016

  The Michigan Department of Natural Resources announced that construction on bridges over Rice Creek and Tamarack Creek on the Fred Meijer White Pine Trail in Howard City (Montcalm County) was set to begin Monday, Aug. 8. The White Pine Trail is actively traveled by nonmotorized users throughout the year and snowmobile users during the winter months. Bridge […]

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Suspects arrested in armed robbery

Suspects arrested in armed robbery

12 August 2016

  Two weeks ago the Post ran surveillance photos of the suspects that committed an armed robbery in the early morning hours of Wednesday, July 27, at the Circle K gas station at 4811 West River Drive, in Plainfield Township. Last week, the Kent County Sheriff’s Department arrested three male suspects in the robbery and […]

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Kent County to request increased dispatch funding 

12 August 2016

  Funding would pay for 911 technology and fire dispatch operations  On Thursday, July 28, the Kent County Board of Commissioners approved ballot language asking residents for a Public Safety Dispatch surcharge increase. The measure, slated to appear on the November ballot, will ask voters for an increase of 70 cents per month, per line […]

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Tent Revival in the Park

Tent Revival in the Park

12 August 2016

  By Tom Noreen Come join the Cedar Springs United Methodist Church for its August Sesquicentennial Celebration Tent Meeting in Morley Park as the church celebrates what would have been a regular summer event 150 years ago. As Methodism began to spread during the nation’s westward expansion, Methodist circuit riding preachers would travel through and […]

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Focus on retirement planning–it’s your future

12 August 2016

  By: Vonda VanTil, Social Security Public Affairs Specialist When most people begin their career, retirement is the farthest thing from their mind. Instead, they focus on trying to purchase a home, start a family, or perhaps save money for travel. Retirement seems so far away for many younger people that they delay putting aside […]

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Fundraiser for Brison Ricker

Fundraiser for Brison Ricker

12 August 2016

Would you like to be inspired and help out someone in need at the same time? Then mark your calendar and purchase tickets to hear some great speakers at Cedar Springs High School on Tuesday, August 23 at 6:30 p.m. All proceeds from tickets sold will go to help local teen Brison Ricker, who is […]

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The Black Snake

12 August 2016

  It was the first camping experience for Jed. As soon as he had pitched his tent, he went for a hike in the woods. About a half hour later, he trudged back into camp, bleeding and dishevelled. “What happened?” asked a fellow camper. Jed struggled to catch his breath. “I was chased by a black […]

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Fundraiser for Solon’s Velzy Park

12 August 2016

  The Velzy Park Committee is continuing fundraising efforts with a 50/50 raffle this Saturday, August 13, at Solon Market’s Dog Daze Pet Expo. The planned park behind Solon’s Hall will need additional funding before Phase One can begin, as monies slated for the Walking Trail became necessary for a matching grant proposal.  The Park […]

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