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Family Fare store closing

Family Fare store closing

Two weeks ago, the Post published a story questioning the rumor that Family Fare, a SpartanNash store located on 17 Mile Road, east of White Creek, did not renew their lease. We reported that the property and building were for sale and rumors had been circulating for months that Family Fare had not renewed their […]

Family Fare store closing
Carnival closes out summer reading program

Carnival closes out summer reading program

FIZZ…BOOM…READ…It was a great summer for reading and hands on learning at the Cedar Springs Public Library this summer, and the program ended Wednesday, July 30, with their big summer reading carnival at Morley Park. They kicked off their summer reading program on June 9 with 525 participating in the festivities—a petting zoo, free ice […]

Carnival closes out summer reading program
Post travels to Kenya

Post travels to Kenya

Diana Merritt, of Cedar Springs, recently traveled to Kenya to do some missionary work. While there, she stayed with Dennis and Michelle Freeland, originally of Sand Lake. She said they went to some surrounding schools to set up Bible clubs, and a local business had given her about 325 match box cars for her grandson […]

Post travels to Kenya
CTA announces reauthorization with Ferris State University

CTA announces reauthorization with Ferris State University

Creative Technologies Academy is pleased to announce the reauthorization of its charter with Ferris State University for five years through June 30, 2019. The University’s Charter School Office conducted an intensive reauthorization review in September of last year in anticipation of the expiring contract of June 30, 2014. A written report of that review was […]

CTA announces reauthorization with Ferris State University
EarthTalk®

EarthTalk®

E – The Environmental Magazine   Dear EarthTalk: Recent news coverage of the disappearance of Malaysian Airlines Flight 370 reminded us all again of how much debris, including plastic, is in our oceans. To what extent is this a real problem that threatens ocean or human health?           – Margaret Ainsworth, Philadelphia, PA The […]

EarthTalk®
Sparta Town & Country Days

Sparta Town & Country Days

Fun, friends, and family—what more could ask for in a festival? Sparta Town and Country Days had all of that last week, including some great weather. The fair had a multitude of events scheduled over five days last week, from Wednesday to Sunday. Saturday was the big parade, and we even spotted our own Red […]

Sparta Town & Country Days

City Council clips

17 July 2014

By Judy Reed   Various Red Flannel Festival fees waived The Cedar Springs City Council approved the Red Flannel Festival as a community event, and waived various fees for the event, as it does every year. Those fees included parade fees, peddler’s fees, and any other fees applicable. The only fees that will be charged […]

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Two more tornadoes confirmed by NWS

Two more tornadoes confirmed by NWS

17 July 2014

Last week The Post reported on two tornadoes spawned by the storms West Michigan experienced the evening and early morning of July 6-7. One was in Kent County and the other in Ionia County. This week the National Weather Service in Grand Rapids confirmed two more tornadoes touched down during the storm—another one in Ionia […]

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Wireless emergency alerts enabled on mobile phones

17 July 2014

During the severe weather West Michigan experienced the evening of July 6-7, many people received a warning from their cell phone that they weren’t expecting. According to the Michigan State Police, Emergency Management and Homeland Security Division (MSP/EMHSD), newer mobile phones are automatically enabled to receive Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA). “Many people have been asking […]

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Something worth writing on our hearts

Something worth writing on our hearts

17 July 2014

The Rev. David Meyers Holy Spirit  Episcopal Church 1200 Post Dr., Belmont, MI  49306       Stephanie Paulsell wrote  in the Christian Century, “We need places to pray as if someone were listening, to study as if we might learn something worth writing on our hearts, to join with others in service as if […]

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Hitting the Road

17 July 2014

By Ronnie McBrayer   Summer: Vacation days are being redeemed and picnic baskets are being packed. Barbecues are firing, pools are splashing, and ice cream trucks are rolling. Meanwhile, millions are taking to the great American highway. We love to feel the breeze on our faces and the road beneath our wheels. We can’t stop […]

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Fresh  Market: Raspberry—Food for the gods

Fresh  Market: Raspberry—Food for the gods

17 July 2014

By Vicky Babcock   It’s raspberry season! We can thank the Olympians for this flavorful fruit. Greek mythology credits the Olympians with the discovery while foraging for food on Mount Ida—so named for the nursemaid of Zeus. The nymph is said to be responsible for the rich red color—the berries, once white, were stained by […]

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Rogue River Butterfly Count

17 July 2014

The Rogue River Butterfly Count was held on July 5, 2014 between 9 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. There was a light breeze with good sunlight to stimulate butterfly activity, and the temperature warmed from 62 to 80 F. Thirty-two species with 239 individuals were seen. Review the species listing and number of each species seen. […]

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Going deep for bass and walleye 

Going deep for bass and walleye 

17 July 2014

    by Jack Payne I like summertime fishing. Patterns get set and the same technique can work on multiple species on different lakes. An example is a recent outing on a northern lake that holds both walleye and bass. Some days I come armed with a nice fat crawler but on this occasion we […]

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New location for Take Two Game Shop

New location for Take Two Game Shop

17 July 2014

If you visit Take Two Game Shop at their new location at 43 N. Main Street (corner of Main and Elms Streets), you will find it a lot easier to browse their selection of video games, video game systems, and dvds. “We have a lot more room here,” said owner Shawn Kiphart. “We’ve needed this […]

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The Barn – on a mission

The Barn – on a mission

17 July 2014

For Victoria Merlington, owner of The Barn, a vintage and consignment shop at the corner of Main and Cherry Streets, in Cedar Springs, her business is about more than just vintage décor. It’s about helping others. All profits from her shop go to help the people of Honduras and her trips there to work with […]

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