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Sewer and water construction begins Kent County Youth Fair  The Post travels to Utah Summer reading carnival next week Chamber to giveaway two kids bikes Hawks drop close game to Vipers Human Health and Insect Surveys Tips for growing a water-conservative garden
 
Sewer and water construction begins

Sewer and water construction begins

Area residents driving through the east side of the City of Cedar Springs probably couldn’t help but notice that the city’s utility reconstruction work has begun.

Sewer and water construction begins
Kent County Youth Fair 

Kent County Youth Fair 

The first ever Kent County Youth 4H Fair was held in Lowell, Michigan, in 1935. It was a two-day fair that replaced the West Michigan Fair, five years after it had shut down.

Kent County Youth Fair 
The Post travels to Utah

The Post travels to Utah

Tom and Char Dubridge of Sand Lake travelled to many parts of Colorado and Utah earlier this month. This picture was taken at Glen Canyon, Lake Powell, Utah.

The Post travels to Utah
Summer reading carnival next week

Summer reading carnival next week

Wednesday, August 5, 2-5 p.m., Morley Park It’s been a great summer of reading and special programs at the Cedar Springs Library, but there is still a grand celebration to attend and prizes to be given away!

Summer reading carnival next week
Chamber to giveaway two kids bikes

Chamber to giveaway two kids bikes

Shop in Cedar Springs at five different businesses and get in the drawing to win a kids bike! The Cedar Springs Area Chamber of Commerce is giving away two bikes—a boy’s and a girl’s—at its Movie in the Park next Friday, August 7, at 8 p.m. in Morley Park. They will be showing ET. All […]

Chamber to giveaway two kids bikes
Hawks drop close game to Vipers

Hawks drop close game to Vipers

Saturday evening, the West Michigan Hawks hosted the #7 ranked Michigan Vipers. In what was a very close game, the Hawks were unable to finish their attempt at a comeback, and fell short by a final score of 20-13.

Hawks drop close game to Vipers
Human Health and Insect Surveys

Human Health and Insect Surveys

Some people might wonder why the Monarch butterfly is currently proposed for Federal Endangered Species status. Monarch numbers have declined significantly during this new millennium and there are several contributing factors

Human Health and Insect Surveys
Tips for growing a water-conservative garden

Tips for growing a water-conservative garden

(BPT) – Families can decorate their homes with colorful flowers and bring healthy, home-grown foods to the table with gardens. Gardening, however, can use quite a bit of water, and in states struck by drought it’s important to conserve as much water as possible. If you’re living in an area of the country under drought […]

Tips for growing a water-conservative garden
DIONNA (SHAFFER) INMAN

DIONNA (SHAFFER) INMAN

16 July 2015

  Dionna Angeline Inman, age 74, was peacefully escorted by angels into the arms of her Lord and Savior, while surrounded by her loving family, July 9th, 2015. Born in Grand Rapids and a life-long resident of Cedar Springs, Donie was crowned Red Flannel Queen in 1956. A seamstress by trade, her handiwork has clothed […]

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KELLY J. BROPHY

KELLY J. BROPHY

16 July 2015

In Memory Of KELLY J. BROPHY July 17, 2013 We will miss you day and night We will always remember your kisses and hugs You will be missed all day long We wish you would come to hear our song We wish you were here forever and now There is no time for a hip-hip […]

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They’re off and running

16 July 2015

  By Lee H. Hamilton The presidential election is 16 months away, but already we’re smack in the middle of the usual media scrum of campaign coverage, prognostication, and strategizing by many of us who have nothing much to do with the real campaigns. I’ve been following the rhetoric of both parties, and there are […]

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Women’s group donates to NKCS 

Women’s group donates to NKCS 

16 July 2015

Women Who Care Kent County, a local philanthropy group, donated $11,900 to North Kent Community Services on June 25. Kathy Florentine and Sharon Stiansen, founders of the group, toured NKCS and presented the generous gift. NKCS was selected as this quarter’s recipient of funding from Women Who Care Kent County, a group of 100-plus women […]

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Online moped parts dealer generating complaints to BBB

16 July 2015

Better Business Bureau Serving Western Michigan (BBB) is issuing an alert about 1977 Mopeds, LLC, a Kalamazoo-based online moped parts business. 1977 Mopeds LLC has an “F” grade with BBB, the lowest possible. 1977 Mopeds, LLC, which also operates as Dellorto Direct, has generated 10 complaints and 80 inquiries in the past 6 months. Complaints have been […]

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Meet the Hawks: Dontae Ensley

Meet the Hawks: Dontae Ensley

16 July 2015

  By Shae Brophy Meet #5, punter/wide receiver Dontae Ensley. Originally from Cedar Springs, Ensley has one of the more interesting stories of anybody on the team. Members of the Hawks team noticed him, while he was kicking footballs at Skinner Field, before the team’s flag football tournament, a couple months ago. The players and […]

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Hawks earn first win in franchise history

16 July 2015

  By Shae Brophy On Saturday, the West Michigan Hawks traveled to Detroit to take on the Michigan Renegades. While the thermometer read 89 degrees, both teams were ready for the battle to begin. The Hawks struck for a touchdown on their first drive of the game, when quarterback Jeff Krebs found wide receiver Ryan […]

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Allegan Butterfly Count

16 July 2015

  Conditions were excellent for the Allegan State Game Area Butterfly Count. Clear skies with temperatures between 70 and 81 degrees F provide butterflies with good flying weather. Butterfly emergence for many species is later than expected due to this year’s weather conditions. People joined with the West Michigan Butterfly Association (WMBA) to learn identification […]

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Scoop up a special treat during ice cream month

Scoop up a special treat during ice cream month

16 July 2015

Did you know that nine out of ten people love ice cream? Or that vanilla is the best selling flavor? Or that President George Washington spent approximately $200 for ice cream during the summer of 1790? Those are just some of the facts being celebrated National Ice Cream month. In 1984, President Ronald Reagan designated […]

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Raspberries 

Raspberries 

16 July 2015

It’s that time of year again, when one of nature’s treats is ripe on the vine and bursting with flavor—raspberries! They are a little sweet, a little tart, and a delicious summertime treat. Selecting and Storing * Raspberries are best picked early in the morning for the best flavor. * Only select ripe berries; they […]

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