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Sand Lake suspends police department Woman killed in Algoma crash Signs of Spring Surging gas prices rise to highest level in months City to vote on West Street MDOT grant Amazing Race at Silver Lake Sand Dunes CS Youth wrestlers qualify for state Squirrel wins stare down with bald eagle Creative Technologies Academy
 
Sand Lake suspends police department

Sand Lake suspends police department

According to trustee Rachel Gokey, who serves on the committee, they had several reasons for recommending it. “The decision was made for many reasons, among them, lack of current funding to train, equip, operate and maintain the department; long-standing concern about performance and the relationship of the department with the community and staffing issues,” she said.

Sand Lake suspends police department
Woman killed in Algoma crash

Woman killed in Algoma crash

A 35-year-old Cedar Springs mother died when her car collided with another in Algoma Township Wednesday afternoon.

Woman killed in Algoma crash
Signs of Spring

Signs of Spring

Some robins actually do spend the winter here and we get reports of sightings from time to time. But this is a great photo to help us think positive: Spring is coming! Thank you, Sally, for sending it to us!

Signs of Spring
Surging gas prices rise to highest level in months

Surging gas prices rise to highest level in months

GasBuddy reported this week that the national average price of gasoline has risen 35 cents per gallon since January to $2.58 per gallon and now stands at its highest level since November as seasonal changes and refinery problems push prices higher. Yet as prices rise across the country, the pain has not been equal from state-to-state.

Surging gas prices rise to highest level in months
City to vote on West Street MDOT grant

City to vote on West Street MDOT grant

By Judy Reed The City of Cedar Springs is holding its annual budget workshop Thursday, March 21, at 6 p.m. at City Hall, and will also vote on resolution of support connected to a potential MDOT grant for the West Street extension project. According to City Manager Mike Womack, the West Street extension project is […]

City to vote on West Street MDOT grant
Amazing Race at Silver Lake Sand Dunes

Amazing Race at Silver Lake Sand Dunes

Hundreds of racers will experience the largest and arguably the most scenic adventure race in the United States at the Michigan Adventure Race: Silver Lake Edition on June 1. Registration and details at www.miadventurerace.com. Like the popular Amazing Race on television, teams (1-4 people) will set out running and biking in and near the Silver […]

Amazing Race at Silver Lake Sand Dunes
CS Youth wrestlers qualify for state

CS Youth wrestlers qualify for state

By Jacquie Troupe The CSYW club participated in the MYWA West Regional Tournament this past weekend and they did not disappoint! Forty-one Red Hawks took the mat for a chance to qualify for State March 29-31 at Wings Stadium. Thirty-eight placed in the top 5, and 35 wrestlers walked away with their tickets punched for […]

CS Youth wrestlers qualify for state
Squirrel wins stare down with bald eagle

Squirrel wins stare down with bald eagle

People across the world saw last week just how brave a little gray squirrel can be after a photographer in Maine caught on camera a tree top stare down between the squirrel and a bald eagle.

Squirrel wins stare down with bald eagle
Creative Technologies Academy

Creative Technologies Academy

Dads and Daughters 80’s Skate Night The annual daddy daughter event hosted by the Creative Technology Academy Parent Association was a great night for young girls and their fathers to spend a special evening together. The event took on a new look this year as the fathers and daughters took to the floor with roller […]

Creative Technologies Academy

Police investigating fatal crash

21 March 2019

A Morley woman was killed Sunday evening in Oakfield Township when the car she was driving crossed the centerline and struck a tractor trailer.  According to the Michigan State Police Rockford Post, the crash occurred on 14 Mile Rd. west of Morgan Mills Ave. at approximately 11:30 p.m.   Police said that the 46-year-old woman […]

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Residents asked to complete school survey

21 March 2019

Cedar Springs Public Schools is continuing to gather data for their strategic plan and would like to hear from residents of the district.  Superintendent Scott Smith and Board of Education President Heidi Reed recently sent out an email asking for residents of the district to take an online survey. “We have listened to students, staff, […]

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City installs drive up payment box

City installs drive up payment box

21 March 2019

The Cedar Springs DPW has placed a drive up payment drop off box on the side of City Hall for anyone who would like to drop off a payment without leaving their car.  Residents can also still use the payment slot near the front door if they like. City Manager Mike Womack said they would […]

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Cossin Trust being terminated

21 March 2019

By Judy Reed For many years the Cedar Springs Ministerial Association has given to those in need in the community during the holidays with funds it receives from the trust left by the late Evelyn Cossin. In the future, they may have to come up with the funds some other way. Bank of America no […]

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Poison prevention week

Poison prevention week

21 March 2019

Kent County encourages residents to safely dispose of unused hazardous materials during National Poison Prevention Week  National Poison Prevention Week is March 17-23 and Kent County’s Department of Public Works (DPW) and (the Kent County) Health Department (KCHD) are encouraging community members to safely dispose of unused, potentially poisonous medicines, chemicals and used needles through […]

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Sand Lake suspends police department

Sand Lake suspends police department

21 March 2019

According to trustee Rachel Gokey, who serves on the committee, they had several reasons for recommending it. “The decision was made for many reasons, among them, lack of current funding to train, equip, operate and maintain the department; long-standing concern about performance and the relationship of the department with the community and staffing issues,” she said.

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Woman killed in Algoma crash

Woman killed in Algoma crash

21 March 2019

A 35-year-old Cedar Springs mother died when her car collided with another in Algoma Township Wednesday afternoon.

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Signs of Spring

Signs of Spring

21 March 2019

Some robins actually do spend the winter here and we get reports of sightings from time to time. But this is a great photo to help us think positive: Spring is coming! Thank you, Sally, for sending it to us!

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Surging gas prices rise to highest level in months

Surging gas prices rise to highest level in months

21 March 2019

GasBuddy reported this week that the national average price of gasoline has risen 35 cents per gallon since January to $2.58 per gallon and now stands at its highest level since November as seasonal changes and refinery problems push prices higher. Yet as prices rise across the country, the pain has not been equal from state-to-state.

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City to vote on West Street MDOT grant

City to vote on West Street MDOT grant

21 March 2019

By Judy Reed The City of Cedar Springs is holding its annual budget workshop Thursday, March 21, at 6 p.m. at City Hall, and will also vote on resolution of support connected to a potential MDOT grant for the West Street extension project. According to City Manager Mike Womack, the West Street extension project is […]

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One dead, three injured in Algoma Twp. crash

One dead, three injured in Algoma Twp. crash

20 March 2019

A 35-year-old Cedar Springs mother died when her car collided with another in Algoma Township Wednesday afternoon, March 20. According to the Kent County Sheriff’s Office, the crash occurred about 2:40 p.m. on Algoma Avenue, between 13 Mile Rd and Rector, just south of the Algoma Township Hall. One of the cars involved was a […]

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Girls basketball wins semi-final, ends season at Districts

Girls basketball wins semi-final, ends season at Districts

14 March 2019

The Cedar Springs Red Hawk Girls Basketball team advanced to the District Championship game this past week by defeating Forest Hills Central 42-38 in the District Semi-Final game that was played at Northview High School.

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Happy PI day!

21 March 2019

Pastor Darryl Miller | Sand Lake & South Ensley United Methodist Churches|616-636-5659 “Everything of God gets expressed in him, so you can see and hear him clearly. You don’t need a telescope, a microscope, or a horoscope to realize the fullness of Christ, and the emptiness of the universe without him. When you come to […]

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RUSSELL JOHN SCHOONMAKER

RUSSELL JOHN SCHOONMAKER

21 March 2019

April 11, 1979 – January 24, 2019 Russell John Schoonmaker (Russ), 39 years young, is from Grand Rapids, MI. He passed away unexpectedly in Kingman, AZ at Kingman regional medical center. Rusty was very artistic, he loved to draw. He enjoyed reading, writing, and painting war-hammer figurines. Survived by his two children, Russell J. Schoonmaker […]

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NANCY JEAN SAMSEL

NANCY JEAN SAMSEL

21 March 2019

Nancy Jean (Cooper) Samsel passed away from COPD on Friday, March 15, 2019 at age 63. She fought hard for more than a year, until it was too much for her to go on. Nancy loved to make people happy by cooking and baking for them. She organized many benefits for people in need and […]

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ANTHONY PATIN

ANTHONY PATIN

21 March 2019

Mr. Anthony (Tony) Patin, age 78, went to be with the Lord on Friday, March 15, 2019, surrounded by his loving family. He was born and raised in Sand Lake, MI on the family farm. Tony was the youngest of 10 children. Tony met his wife Patricia at a Catholic Young Adult Group. After a […]

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Accountability makes good government

21 March 2019

By Lee H. Hamilton As various House committees gear up for a season of investigations and hearings on President Trump and his administration, a lot of people worry that progress on the nation’s challenges will grind to a halt. I would argue just the opposite: the wheels of government are turning in favor of accountability. […]

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