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Boys clean up trash


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When Patty Misner recently took her two boys, Montgomery, 9, and Jackson, 6, to the field at North Park to fly their kites, she was surprised by what she saw.

“I was appalled at the incredible amount of trash,” she said.

So Patty and the boys went back the next day. “They were quite happy to help. My oldest son, Montgomery, stated he wanted to help because ‘trash isn’t good for the environment,’” she explained.

They picked up trash in the area between the parking lot of Dollar General and the Cedar Springs Mobile Estates, coming up with at least nine bags, as shown in the photo.

Great job, guys!

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City gets new warning siren


By Judy Reed

Post photo by J. Reed

Residents of Cedar Springs now have a brand new siren to warn them of severe weather this spring and summer. It was installed Tuesday at North Park, at the north end of Cedar Springs.

The city sought a grant for the siren through Kent County a year and a half ago, after the original siren tower outside the Cedar Springs Library was deemed unsafe. Burns said they were notified last week that they had received the $19,900 grant for the siren tower, which would be turned on through Kent County’s central dispatch. The old siren was manually turned on at the pole.

A poll on the city’s website showed that residents are in favor of continuing the tradition of blowing the siren at noon everyday. That is not covered in the grant, however, and the city will cover the $500 cost with money from their 2007 bond proceeds.

According to specs, the siren will be heard over most of Cedar Springs, including all the way to White Creek to the west, and Ritchie to the east. To the south, however, it will only cover to just north of Dio Drive. “We hope to someday qualify for another siren to cover the south end (of the city),” said Burns. She previously explained that the siren was erected at North Park to cover the area with the greatest density.

The old siren was scheduled to be torn down immediately, and possibly given to the Cedar Springs Historical Society if they want it.

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