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Saving Our History


By Lois Allen

History is unfolding every week. Here in Cedar Springs news is not covered by CNN or other national news agencies, but by a local journalist on the beat.

Thanks to Nancy Nielsen and Donna Clark along with hubby Daniel Clark, Cedar Springs history is much closer to lasting forever in print. The hard cover editions of The Post for 2016 and 2017— all 104 issues, will be bound and donated to the Cedar Springs Historical Society. These local residents will go down in history as contributors to our local heritage, it’s people and it’s growth.

A hundred years from now, our children’s, children’s, children will be able to read all about it. While electronic archives are subject to glitches and even crashes, we can be assured that the hard cover, hard copies will stand the test of time… and technology. These books are a permanent “back-up” that will never go out of style.

Currently, we are just a few dollars shy of making it happen. Our total to date is at $325. The cost of the books for the two years to be bound into hard cover is $500. Only $175 left to raise.

Take a place in history of Cedar Springs, i.e. in The Cedar Springs Post. You may send any amount to help us reach our financial goal.

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Women’s Club awards scholarship


Allyson Marvel, a 2016 graduate of Cedar Springs High School, and sophomore at Aquinas College, is the 2017 recipient of the Cedar Springs Women’s Club scholarship.

by Sue Harrison

Every year since 1990, the Cedar Springs Women’s Club has awarded an annual scholarship to a female, of any age, who resides in the Cedar Springs Public School District who is considering any type of skill training or degree program. The award is given based on a competitive process that considers personal and academic achievement, as well as family, school or community activities.  The award is given without regard to race, creed, color, religion, or national origin.

The 2017 recipient of the Cedar Springs Women’s Club $1,000 Scholarship is Scholar Athlete, Allyson Marvel, a 2016 Cedar Springs High School graduate and sophomore at Aquinas College. Allyson was active in many clubs, sports and activities in high school, including vice president of the National Honor Society and captain in the Athletic Leadership Council. She also made the Dean’s List at GRCC when she attended there as a dual enrollment student, and is excelling at Aquinas while also doing pole vault in track and field.

In addition to receiving several other scholarships, Allyson is also making major contributions to her own college expenses by holding down two jobs while taking classes. She is majoring in Athletic Training and exploring all that the field has to offer.

“I find it very exciting to be able to help athletes and non-athletes in the future to become fit and healthy, pain free, and filled with life,” said Allyson.

At the June Women’s Club June meeting, Nancy Nielsen, member of the Women’s Club Scholarship Committee, presented Allyson with a certificate, a special poem presented to all recipients, an engraved pen, and her scholarship which will be sent to the college. Allyson’s mother, Lynn, was there to share the ceremony.

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