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Sand Lake mother killed in fatal crash Kids who wrote “April’s Baby” book get surprise The Post travels to E3 in Los Angeles Bark in the Dark in the park Little Free Library at Spencer KDL What’s “bugging” you in our streams? Red Hawks take on Wildcats and bring home a win American Legion Auxiliary donate backpacks for back to school Welcome Back CTA Character Education
 
Sand Lake mother killed in fatal crash

Sand Lake mother killed in fatal crash

The suspect in the fatal hit-and-run is in custody while two 5-year-old boys are recovering from critical injuries and facing a long road to recovery without their mother who died in a Friday night crash.

Sand Lake mother killed in fatal crash
Kids who wrote “April’s Baby” book get surprise

Kids who wrote “April’s Baby” book get surprise

Earlier this year, second and third grade students at Beach Elementary School celebrated March is Reading Month by illustrating and publishing a book about April the Giraffe. They will now get something in return...

Kids who wrote “April’s Baby” book get surprise
The Post travels to E3 in Los Angeles

The Post travels to E3 in Los Angeles

Chris Grondman, Cody Cook and Jacob Prahl of Cedar Springs traveled to the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) in Los Angeles, California and brought their favorite newspaper along.

The Post travels to E3 in Los Angeles
Bark in the Dark in the park

Bark in the Dark in the park

Is there anything more enjoyable than seeing a dog walking or running in the park—tongue hanging out without a care in the world? How about hundreds of dogs...

Bark in the Dark in the park
Little Free Library at Spencer KDL

Little Free Library at Spencer KDL

 The Spencer Township Branch of Kent District Library is pleased to present a Little Free Library located at Spencer Township Park, 14960 Meddler Ave. in Gowen.

Little Free Library at Spencer KDL
What’s “bugging” you in our streams?

What’s “bugging” you in our streams?

In many cases we think bugs are a nuisance, but bugs in a stream can be very useful.  Stream insects are a good measure of water quality.

What’s “bugging” you in our streams?
Red Hawks take on Wildcats and bring home a win

Red Hawks take on Wildcats and bring home a win

On Friday, September 15th, the varsity Red Hawks of Cedar Springs took on the Wildcats of Northview in their second conference game, bringing in a win at the Wildcat’s stadium...

Red Hawks take on Wildcats and bring home a win
American Legion Auxiliary donate backpacks for back to school

American Legion Auxiliary donate backpacks for back to school

School recently started again, and the need for school supplies is expensive. For students and families who have a hard time affording the required items, the American Legion Auxiliary Unit #287 was there to help

American Legion Auxiliary donate backpacks for back to school
Welcome Back

Welcome Back

Our first day back to school was incredible!  We greeted thousands of beautiful students who smiled and enjoyed the warm welcome.

Welcome Back
CTA Character Education

CTA Character Education

September Character Trait is RESPECT each month, CTA focuses on a character trait that we discuss, learn, collaborate and implement into our lives at school, home and our community.

CTA Character Education

Hometown Happenings

14 September 2017

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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Courtland Supervisor retires

Courtland Supervisor retires

07 September 2017

Charles (Chuck) Porter, a longtime member of the Courtland Township board, retired from his position as Supervisor on August 31. The Porter family has been active in the politics of Courtland Township for many years. Chuck was carrying on the family tradition by serving his community. Darcy, his father, was first elected in 1960 as […]

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First human cases of West Nile virus for 2017 confirmed in Michigan

07 September 2017

Activity is high throughout the State  LANSING, Mich. – The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services has confirmed the state’s first human cases of West Nile virus (WNV) for 2017.  Four cases of WNV have been confirmed; two residents of Montcalm County, and one each from Oakland and Macomb Counties.  Their illness onsets range […]

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Courts to waive jail time, late fees in special program

07 September 2017

  The Kent County District Courts announced this week a new waiver program for anyone with outstanding criminal and/or traffic warrants for non-compliance with a court order of fines, fees, court costs and any outstanding traffic and/or parking tickets that have gone into default or suspension. This new waiver program will be in effect from […]

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Angel Program starts at the Lakeview MSP Post

Angel Program starts at the Lakeview MSP Post

07 September 2017

In an attempt to assist people struggling with addiction and reduce drug demand, the Michigan State Police (MSP) has now joined almost 200 police departments nation-wide in the Angel Program, a pre-arrest diversion program. The Angel Program allows someone with a drug addiction to walk into a state police post and seek help for their […]

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Be on alert for scammers after hurricane

07 September 2017

  Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette is reminding Michigan residents to exercise caution in the wake of Hurricane Harvey. Unfortunately, whether it is selling a flood damaged vehicle or taking donations meant for disaster relief, scammers choose times of disaster to take advantage of hard working well meaning citizens. “Hurricane Harvey has inflicted disastrous results […]

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BETTY JANE PATTERSON

BETTY JANE PATTERSON

07 September 2017

  Betty Jane Patterson 94, of Rockford, Michigan died Tuesday, September 5, 2017 at Metron of Belding. Betty was born February 14, 1923 in Coral, Michigan the daughter of Gaylor & Elsie (Zenk) Lytle. She is survived by her children, Shirley DeYoung and Sandra Frandsen; grandchildren, Paul (Tiff) DeYoung, Cory (Charleigh) Frandsen, Andrea (Michael) VanSetters, […]

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RENAE LYNN HEISS

RENAE LYNN HEISS

07 September 2017

Renae Lynn Heiss, 31 of Cedar Springs, died Wednesday, August 30, 2017. Renae was born August 30, 1986 in Grand Rapids, Michigan the daughter of Roy Heiss and Loraine Cope. She enjoyed reading, writing, flowers and living on the farm. She was a very happy, social and caring person and loved being a mother. Surviving […]

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Finding rest 

07 September 2017

Pastor Kevin Reed Grace Evangelical Free Church 4714 13 Mile Rd, Rockford   Matthew 11:28-30: “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.  Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your […]

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Early school start takes bite out of Michigan’s tourism industry

07 September 2017

  Seventy-five percent of voters think local voters should decide school start date From the Michigan Lodging and Tourism Association The Michigan Lodging and Tourism Association released the results of a new survey this week finding that 75 percent of Michigan voters believe voters should get to decide if their schools start before Labor Day. […]

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