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Platinum Powersports


If you are looking for a good used motorcycle, ATV, or other type of recreational vehicle, you might want to check out Platinum Powersports, located at 11745 Cedar Rock Drive.

Owners Tony LeFever and Jennifer LeFever established the business in 2012, and are recently new to the Cedar Rock area. They provide sales, service parts, and accessories, for top Powersports brands such as Harley Davidson, Honda, Yamaha, Suzuki, Kawasaki, Polaris, Arctic Cat and Can-Am. They have recently added the Yamaha brand of motorcycles, ATVs, UTVs, snowmobiles, scooters, and power equipment.

“We specialize in pre-owned motorcycles and have the area’s best selection of pre-owned Harley Davidson’s,” said Tony. “And with the addition of Yamaha, exclusively for new machines, we will be the Yamaha experts.”

Tony has spent his entire professional life working in the industry, from motocross racing teams to dealerships. He is a state certified technician and has 10 years of experience at corporate Yamaha.

“We will have the cleanest used bikes around, have the best selection of Yamaha products, and offer the best service—guaranteed,” said Tony.

They are open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday, from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. On Wednesdays they are gone riding! For more info contact them at 616-379-6060.

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Business break-ins

The Kent County Sheriff Department is seeking information on several break-ins that occurred Saturday evening, March 22, in the Cedar Rock area.

Cash was stolen and damage done to Domino’s Pizza, 4324 14 Mile Road; Pinnacle Popcorn, 4320 14 Mile Road; and Hair Taylor’s, 4633 14 Mile Road.

At Hair Taylor’s, Owner Tara Witt said that the thieves stole some products from the retail shelf, took their Keurig coffee pot, her laptop, and some cash from a snack box.

Anyone with information should call the Detective Division at (616) 632-6125, or Silent Observer at (616) 774-2345.

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Rockford Springs or Cedar Rock?

by Bob Fitzgerald

As sales manager for The Post I sometimes find myself learning about things before they actually happen. One example is starting to pick up a full head of steam. Due to the economy, there have been record numbers of foreclosures in northern Kent County. It seems the amount of taxes coming in from homeowners has dropped significantly and that has really caused problems in two of the best known towns in the area—Rockford and Cedar Springs. The rumor has begun to circulate that the two cities are in talks to combine into one. Could it be?

From what we have been told it may happen—Rockford and Cedar Springs may soon become one. City officials in both municipalities confirmed there have been many meetings behind closed doors about the two cities merging. One source said that the Rockford and Cedar Springs police departments would combine into one department and be relocated in a new building to be built on 14 Mile Road next to the movie theater. That merger alone would save close to $1 million for the cities.

“The closing of the Rockford court house would not have happened if we had been one,” said a judge who asked not to be named.

Discussions are also underway to decide what the name of the city would be. Rockford Springs or Cedar Rock are two names that have been mentioned. We even saw preliminary drawings for a new mascot to represent the cities—a hush puppy wearing red flannels with the drop seat unsnapped.

“I’ve always wondered what it would be like to wear red flannels,” said a Rockford councilor.

We also found out that Sand Lake has also been a part of the discussions and may want to be included in the merger of Rockford and Cedar Springs. “Cedar Rock Lake has a nice, affluent ring to it,” said one Village official. “I can see that name alone bringing in big business and new development. Of course, we might have to create a lake with the same name so people aren’t always asking, ‘Where’s the lake?’” he noted.
He also added that if Sand Lake becomes part of the merger, they wouldn’t have to worry anymore about being de-villaged. “We’d get the respect we deserve,” he said.

The school officials we talked with said the school systems would remain unchanged except for the possibility of having the busing done by a private company. Or, they may just cancel busing all together. “We tried that once in the 1980s and it worked pretty good,” recalled one former school bus driver.

The municipalities are scheduled to discuss the merger at a joint meeting on Friday, April 1.

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