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Cedar Springs athlete crowned national champion Crash claims life of horse and buggy driver The Post travels to Pierson Rotary Club honors 5th grade essay winners Solon Park committee needs public input 10 tips to safely sell a car online Youth wrestlers head to state finals What’s “bugging” you in our streams? New hope for kids battling kidney disease Raising of America 
 
Cedar Springs athlete crowned national champion

Cedar Springs athlete crowned national champion

Justin Balczak, a 2011 Cedar Springs High School graduate, is now a national champion in the heptathlon. He competed for Asuza Pacific University, located in southern California, in the two-day NCAA Division II Indoor Championships in Birmingham, Alabama during the weekend of March 13.

Cedar Springs athlete crowned national champion
Crash claims life of horse and buggy driver

Crash claims life of horse and buggy driver

A horse and buggy driver that was injured in a crash with a pickup truck last week has died of his injuries.

Crash claims life of horse and buggy driver
The Post travels to Pierson

The Post travels to Pierson

The Hoosiermama family, of Solon Township, has been looking forward to taking a short vacation from the busyness of their fast-paced life here in Cedar Springs. So it was a great relief to Dolly Madison and Hermando Hoosiermama, and their daughter, Indiana, when they took a short break from the madness to visit somewhere they […]

The Post travels to Pierson
Rotary Club honors 5th grade essay winners

Rotary Club honors 5th grade essay winners

The Cedar Springs Rotary recently handed out the awards for their annual Rotary 4-way test contest. They invited students from Cedar View, Creative Technology Academy, and Algoma Christian to enter, and had nine fifth grade classes participate.

Rotary Club honors 5th grade essay winners
Solon Park committee needs public input

Solon Park committee needs public input

The Solon Township Park Committee now has two conceptual drawings for how a new park could be laid out on the township property on Algoma, and they want the public’s input. They invite residents to come to a meeting on Monday, March 30, from 5:30 to 7 at the township hall and give their comments.

Solon Park committee needs public input
10 tips to safely sell a car online

10 tips to safely sell a car online

(BPT) – Looking for a new set of wheels? Need to raise some cash for a home improvement project? Heading back to college? Last year, a whopping 42.5 million used cars were sold in the United States, many by private owners. And 94 percent of those transactions involved an online search, according to leading online […]

10 tips to safely sell a car online
Youth wrestlers head to state finals

Youth wrestlers head to state finals

Over 600 youth wrestlers competed at the 2015 MYWAY Western Regional held at Lowell High School on March 13 and 14, 2015. Cedar Springs Youth Wrestling Club sent 33 wrestlers to compete for the top four spots in each age group and weight class in hopes of advancing to the MYWAY State finals which will be held this weekend

Youth wrestlers head to state finals
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?
New hope for kids battling kidney disease

New hope for kids battling kidney disease

New hope is on the horizon for children suffering from chronic kidney disease, thanks to the results of a study that, for the first time, identifies some of the factors that can lead to kidney failure.

New hope for kids battling kidney disease
Raising of America 

Raising of America 

We all want what is best for our children. We live in the richest country in the world. So why does child well-being in the U.S. rank 26 out of 29 rich countries?

Raising of America 
First graders get library cards

First graders get library cards

12 March 2015

March is reading month! The Cedar Springs Public Library and KDL’s Spencer Township and Sand Lake Branches kicked off the month with a showing of the movie, Paddington, based on the books by Michael Bond.

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Fraud Scam involving IRS 

12 March 2015

The Kent County Sheriff Department reported that on March 4 and 5, Kent County area residents were contacted on their land lines and cell phones by an individual claiming to be a command officer from the Kent County Sheriff Department, supposedly calling on behalf of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) about unpaid taxes. The caller […]

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Time to restock emergency preparedness kits 

12 March 2015

  With Daylight Saving Time having just begun and spring on the way, the Michigan State Police, Emergency Management and Homeland Security Division (MSP/EMHSD) is encouraging Michiganders to restock their emergency preparedness kits. “While it may still feel and look like winter outside, severe storms and flooding are always possible with the spring season,” said […]

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Hospice cat therapy

Hospice cat therapy

12 March 2015

A Greenville woman is using her cat to bring comfort to those facing the end of life. Amy Hansen, of Greenville, recently brought her therapy cat, Cricket, to a local nursing home. She was immediately greeted by a resident who was excited to pet Cricket and share stories of her own cats. The woman told […]

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Parents: spring chicks may carry Salmonella

12 March 2015

  From the Michigan Dept. of Agriculture Health officials at the Michigan Departments of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD) and Community Health (MDCH) are warning parents that baby poultry may carry Salmonella, a common bacteria found in the droppings of poultry, which can cause illness in people. “Raising birds can be a great experience, but […]

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Pine Rest Offers A Substance Use Disorder Family Recovery Group

12 March 2015

Pine Rest is offers a family recovery group led by certified advanced alcohol and drug counselors Pamela Huffman and Stacey Williamson-Nichols for those with a loved one struggling with a substance use disorder.

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Tip-ups offer anglers more options on the ice

Tip-ups offer anglers more options on the ice

12 March 2015

  From the Michigan DNR Tom Goniea credits tip-ups with converting him into an ice fisherman. Goniea, a Michigan Department of Natural Resources fisheries biologist, said he’d never been ice fishing, when a buddy invited him to set tip-ups. He took an immediate liking to it. “I felt like an 8-year-old on the ice,” Goniea […]

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Sanctuary vs. Nature Center

12 March 2015

By Ranger Steve Mueller   A nature sanctuary has a primary purpose for preserving the native species that inhabit ecosystems evolved in a particular environment. A nature center’s focus provides education and human experiences in nature to help people understand the intricate workings of the natural world communities. Sanctuaries and nature centers can serve both […]

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Weekly Fishing Tip: Safety tips for spring ice fishing

12 March 2015

  It’s almost officially spring but there still may be numerous opportunities in different locations throughout the state to get out on the water. Just remember, there are a few important safety precautions to take if you plan to do so: 1. Towards the end of the season, ice becomes rotten and soft. Although ice […]

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Bailey named regional Coach of the Year

Bailey named regional Coach of the Year

12 March 2015

Gary Bailey, Cedar Springs resident and head coach of the Grace Bible College Tigers men’s basketball team, was awarded his second consecutive NCCAA DII Midwest Regional Coach of the Year honor last weekend.

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