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The Post travels to China


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Almost 70 Chinese high school students visited Cedar Springs last summer and took a little bit of Red Flannel Town home with them.

Tim and Shelley Bauer, directors of Network 153, a local nonprofit organization, teamed up with Pine Ridge Bible Camp for the third summer in a row, worked with Lu He Cultural Training Center in Beijing to bring the students here for a three-week English immersion program. They spent two weeks with host families and one week having fun at camp.

When the students left, they each took a copy of the Post back to Beijing, and took a group photo.

Thanks so much to the Chinese students for visiting, and then taking us home with you!

Are you going on vacation? Take the Post with you and snap some photos. Then send them to us with some info to news@cedarspringspost.com or mail them to Post travels, PO Box 370, Cedar Springs, MI 49319. We will be looking for yours!

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The Post travels to Scotland


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The Post traveled to Scotland and England with Jim and Mary Myers of Rockford. Mary sings with the Grand Rapids Sweet Adeline’s and she was a guest singer with a chorus from Pennsylvania called Red Rose City Chorus. The Chorus also had singers from California, North Carolina and another chorus from Pennsylvania. Performances were in Edinburgh Castle, Tutbury Castle and several locations outside in both Scotland and England. They also performed in The Cavern, where the Beatles started their singing careers.

“The weather was unseasonably warm and it stayed dry for the trip. A good time was had by all,” said Mary.

Thanks so much to Mary and Jim for taking us with you!

Are you going on vacation? Take the Post with you and snap some photos. Then send them to us with some info to news@cedarspringspost.com or mail them to Post travels, PO Box 370, Cedar Springs, MI 49319. We will be looking for yours!

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The Post travels to Germany


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The Post recently traveled to Dresden, Germany, with Kim Gillow and Mary Balon, of Solon Township, and their friend Harry Eastwood, of Australia. They spent two weeks travelling through Poland, Germany, and Austria visiting important WWII sites, including concentration camps, the Nuremburg courthouse and Hitler’s Eagle’s Nest. This picture was taken half way through the trip in the town square in Dresden.

“Every day was interesting and informative,” said Kim, “and the local guides were wonderful.”

Thanks for taking us to Germany with you!

Are you going on vacation? Take the Post with you and snap some photos. Then send them to us with some info to news@cedarspringspost.com or mail them to Post travels, PO Box 370, Cedar Springs, MI 49319. We will be looking for yours!

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Poke stop at the Post


 

N-PokemonGo-PokeStop-POSTN-PokemonGo-logoPokemon Go!—the new game for Android and iPhone users—has taken off like a wildfire across the nation since its release last week, even here in Cedar Springs. Kids and adults of all ages can be seen on streets and sidewalks in Cedar Springs looking for Pokemon. The Post has been a popular stopping site for those wandering the neighborhood, and we were told that we are one of several Poke Stops in the augmented reality game, which layers a digital word over the real one. Poke Stops are historical landmarks or other interesting local sites where you find free items—poke balls, potions, Pokemon eggs, and other items you need.

If you haven’t played Pokemon Go! yet, it will give you a good reason to get out and walk around and see what’s happening in your neighborhood.

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The Post travels to Fort Myers Beach


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The Post travels to Fort Myers Beach

The Post went on a girls’ trip to Fort Myers Beach, Florida, with Jennifer Tompkins and Emily Martens. “Emily and I have been friends since we first met in Miss Welch’s kindergarten class at Beach Elementary,” explained Jennifer. “Although we no longer live in Cedar we love reading about our hometown on your Facebook page! My mom gave me her copy of the post to take on our Florida adventure!”

Thank you, Jennifer and Emily, for taking us with you to Florida! I bet it was much warmer than here!

Are you going on vacation? Take the Post with you and snap some photos. Then send them to us with some info to news@cedarspringspost.com or mail them to Post travels, PO Box 370, Cedar Springs, MI 49319. We will be looking for yours!

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The Post travels to Las Vegas


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The Post traveled to Las Vegas, with Dave and Debbie Kane, of Ensley Center, for the graduation of their youngest son from college. The photo here was taken on Sunday, September 27, and it was 97 degrees.

The Post then traveled with them to Casper, Wyoming, where they celebrated their granddaughter’s third birthday a few days later. It was  a big change in temperature, at only 60 degrees!

Thank you Dave and Debbie, for taking us with you!

Are you going on vacation? Take the Post with you and snap some photos. Then send them to us with some info to news@cedarspringspost.com or mail them to Post travels, PO Box 370, Cedar Springs, MI 49319. We will be looking for yours!

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The Post travels to Europe


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Larry Tovey, formerly of Cedar Springs, and now of San Jose, California, and his wife, Diane, finally made a trip to Europe after several postponements and took The Post with them.

They spent two weeks seeing the sites of London, Paris, Venice and Rome. “I was skeptical of the weather going in mid-March, but it only rained one day and reached the high fifties the rest of the time,” said Larry. He added that he played his part as “The American Tourist” and snapped close to 500 pictures for posterity. “We had an amazing time and found it very easy to immerse yourself in the time period of every historic landmark or thousand-year-old church you stepped foot in,” he said.

Thanks to Larry and Diane for taking us with you!

Are you going on vacation? Take the Post with you and snap some photos. Then send them to us with some info to news@cedarspringspost.com or mail them to Post travels, PO Box 370, Cedar Springs, MI 49319. We will be looking for yours!

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The Post travels to Europe


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The Post recently traveled to Europe with Nadine Raders, of Grand Rapids, (formerly of Cedar Springs,) Nadine’s sister and husband, Nora and Bill Bolthouse, of California (formerly of Grant and Cedar Springs), and cousin Jeanette Denton from Baptist Lake, in Sand Lake, Michigan.

The group took a Viking Boat trip down the Rhein River. They flew into Amsterdam, Netherlands, and spent two days touring Holland, and then left on the Viking “Idi,” going through 15 days of touring Germany, Austria, Czech Republic, Slovakia, and Hungary.

“It was a beautiful trip all the way to Budapest,” wrote Jeanette. “We spent two more days there, and what a beautiful city. It was a wonderful three weeks, so much history and lots of fun.”

Thanks for taking The Post with you on your adventure!

Are you going on vacation? Take the Post with you and snap some photos. Then send them to us with some info to news@cedarspringspost.com or mail them to Post travels, PO Box 370, Cedar Springs, MI 49319. We will be looking for yours!

 

 

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City Candidate Forum


 

About 30 people turned out Tuesday evening for the Cedar Springs City Council Candidate Forum hosted by the Community Action Network and The Cedar Springs Post newspaper.

Six of the seven candidates running for City Council were on hand to answer questions from the emcee and the audience. Candidate Ashley Bremmer was missing due to illness.

The Post and the Community Action Network would like to thank all who attended, and both Metron and Alpha Omega Coffee and Games for their donations of refreshments and other supplies for the evening.

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Want to win a newspaper?


POST-Building-Front-winterN-Post-raffleThe owner of The Cedar Springs Post, Lois Allen, has been publishing the “small town” newspaper with stories and information relevant to families in the northern Kent County area for over twenty years.

Starting publication in the late 1980s, Allen is hoping to get a well-deserved rest from the newspaper business. “I could use a vacation,” said Allen. “I haven’t had one in 25 years.”

She continued, “I set out to create the best local newspaper I could, and I think I’ve done that. The Post is great. I think it’s the perfect reflection of the community spirit here and I’m proud to be a part of it,” said Allen.

But now after decades of working to keep the struggling newspaper going, she is considering her options. “I’ve tried to get in contact with Warren Buffett to see if he’s interested in adding to his collection,” Allen explained. “I’d like to retire with about a million or so, but his people told me not to call back.” With no millionaires knocking down the door, Allen has even considered possibly closing The Post. She continued, “But then I thought, why not raffle it?”

According to Allen, the holder of the winning raffle ticket would “win” the newspaper. “Just think. You’d have your very own newspaper! You could put yourself on the front page every week. Or you could oust your neighbor for letting their dog crap in your yard. Think of the power you would hold!”

“You could say, ‘Stop the presses!’ every single day!” said Allen.

Readers or non-readers of The Post are eligible to enter and get their once in a lifetime chance at winning a real newspaper. And, as Allen says, there aren’t that many left. “They’re practically a collector’s item for the rich and famous.”

For just $10 a ticket, anyone can have a good shot at being a big shot in a small town. You could call Donald Trump and offer to “Do lunch.” And, unlike the lottery, the odds are very good at winning. Almost as good as hitting a pothole on your way to work.

Although the newspaper would be “free” to the winner, keeping it would not. According to Allen, the new publisher would be responsible for the operating funds needed to keep the weekly paper going once they took possession. She explained, “You’ll need money for stuff like, you know, rent, payroll, postage, printing five thousand copies weekly, the insurance, utilities, internet, office equipment, computer hardware and software, and stuff like that.”

“You might want to start with some serious operating cash,” she explained. “Or you can save a ton of money if you just do everything yourself.”

For a chance to enjoy ownership of a real newspaper and live the dream, that never, ever ends, look in The Post, April 1st issue for special details on, “I want to win a newspaper!”

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