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How do you read your newspaper?

Sean Murphy, of Cedar Springs, sent us this photo of his son, Zachary, age 11, reading the Cedar Springs Post. 

“He likes to read the paper with his chocolate milk,” wrote Sean. 

Thanks so much, Sean, for sending us the photo! We are glad he likes to read the Post!

What about the rest of you? How do you like to read your Post? Let us know! Send us an email telling us, and include a photo of you reading the Post. We will print as space allows. Send to news@cedarspringspost.com, or message us on Facebook.

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Team sets World Ultra cycling record

This group of cyclists set a new World Ultra Cycling record last week. Team Captain Jon Ornée is second from the left. Courtesy photo.

A group of five cyclists passed through Cedar Springs last week on their way to setting a new World Ultra Cycling record from Muskegon to Port Sanilac (205 miles).

The five riders—Jon Ornée of Holland, Ben Blake of Grand Rapids, Nick DeHaan of Grand Rapids, Jesse Gould of Grand Blanc, and Sean Murphy of Hudsonville—set out on September 23, four months after a near fatal bike/car crash derailed Jon Ornée’s plans.

“We broke the existing world record by 54 minutes!” he said. “205 miles in 8:17 (24.7mph avg). It is the fastest average speed for cycling across any state. It was an absolutely perfect day.”

“I was originally planning to make this attempt in July, but I was hit by a car while cycling on May 16, which shattered my elbow, required surgery (May 22) and changed our plans,” explained Ornée. “Four months later, we got it done. I ride a bit crooked now as I still haven’t gained full mobility in my right arm.” 

He said the the ride was originally rescheduled for Sunday, Sept 22, with a team of 8 riders (the maximum allowed under WUCA rules) but heavy rain and thunderstorms along the route forced the team to cancel and reschedule for Monday. Unfortunately, 4 of the 8 riders and most of the support crew were unable to participate Monday. Ornée, who was the team captain and organizer, scrambled to add a 5th rider and recruit a few new crew members to make the attempt possible on Monday. 

The team overcame three flat tires, a few construction delays and traffic through Muskegon and Saginaw. A WUCA official followed the riders in a vehicle at all times ensuring that they obeyed all traffic laws including full stops at stops signs and red lights. Under WUCA rules, the clock does not stop for any reason.

The group broke the previous record of 9:12. But that wasn’t the only record broken.

“I also completed the first ever swim to North Manitou Island (7.4 miles) on Friday. Busy few days, but lots of fun. The original plan was to attempt the 2 records a month apart from each other (bike in July, swim in August), but the car crash changed those plans. Two attempts of this magnitude in a 4-day period wasn’t ideal, but with the Michigan summer coming to an end, it was my last chance to get it done. I’m filled with gratitude that I’m able to compete at a high level again, although I still have a long road of recovery ahead of me post-crash.”

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Beauty and the Beast starts tonight


Shows Feb. 5-8 at Cedar Springs High School

Alexis Lucarelli as Belle reading to Brandyn Kirchoff as the Beast.

Alexis Lucarelli as Belle reading to Brandyn Kirchoff as the Beast.

It’s almost Valentine’s Day and love is in the air, along with some good old-fashioned fun, as over 60 cast members take the stage tonight at Cedar Springs High School for their winter musical, Beauty and the Beast. 

This classic tale is a charming love story about a young woman (Belle) who falls in love with a beast, who happens to be a prince placed under a spell. In order to escape the spell, the Beast must learn to love and be loved. If he doesn’t learn this before time runs out, he and his home will be under the spell forever.

Remington Sawade as Gaston performing with many of the cast members.

Remington Sawade as Gaston performing with many of the cast members.

Leads include Alexis Lucarelli as Belle; Sean Murphy as Maurice; Brandyn Kirchoff as Beast/Prince; Remington Sawade as Gaston; Dallas Mora as Lefou; Alec Falicki as Lumiere; Roland Nulph as Cogsworth; April Roberts as Mrs. Potts; and Sam Owens as Babette.

Shows are February 5, 6, and 7 at 7:00 p.m., with matinees on February 7 and 8 at 1:00 p.m. in the high school auditorium. Tickets are $10, and can be bought at the high school main office, online at http://www.hprodcshs.com, and at the door.

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