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Ranger Steve Mueller answers the call Goodbye Mr. Horowitz Congratulations, graduates! Bridge work Free fishing, off-roading and state park entry
 
Ranger Steve Mueller answers the call

Ranger Steve Mueller answers the call

By Judy Reed On Thursday, June 16, Steven Joel Mueller, 72, a local naturalist better known to readers as Ranger Steve, completed his circle of life and said goodbye to the earth he had so fondly nurtured and cared for. Ranger Steve was a longtime contributor to the Post with his Nature Niche columns, opening […]

Ranger Steve Mueller answers the call
Goodbye Mr. Horowitz

Goodbye Mr. Horowitz

by Lois Allen The heartbeat of Red Flannel Country skipped a beat with the passing of one of its most infamous residents, Steve Horowitz. It was unforeseen and unexpected. Steve’s infectious enthusiasm was contagious. He approached life with a passion.  A Grand Rapids native, he furthered his education at Western Michigan University, eventually landing a […]

Goodbye Mr. Horowitz
Congratulations, graduates!

Congratulations, graduates!

By Judy Reed Hundreds of kids across northern Kent County stepped out into a brave new world the last couple of weeks, as they graduated high school. They are now getting ready to embark on a brand new journey, and we wish them all the best as they go out to make the world a […]

Congratulations, graduates!
Bridge work

Bridge work

A lot of people have been complaining that it’s taken a long time to see any progress on the Cedar Creek bridge project. According to the City of Cedar Springs, the City’s contractors had to work through a number of complex water, sewer and fiberoptic problems before finally breaking asphalt on the Main St. bridge […]

Bridge work
Free fishing, off-roading and state park entry

Free fishing, off-roading and state park entry

Enjoy it all during Michigan’s “Three Free Weekend” June 11-12 The Michigan Department of Natural Resources encourages everyone to take advantage of “Three Free Weekend,” Saturday, June 11, and Sunday, June 12, two full days when residents and out-of-state visitors can grab a fishing rod, ride the off-road trails and visit state parks and boating […]

Free fishing, off-roading and state park entry
Ranger Steve Mueller answers the call

Ranger Steve Mueller answers the call

24 June 2022

By Judy Reed On Thursday, June 16, Steven Joel Mueller, 72, a local naturalist better known to readers as Ranger Steve, completed his circle of life and said goodbye to the earth he had so fondly nurtured and cared for. Ranger Steve was a longtime contributor to the Post with his Nature Niche columns, opening […]

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Sand Lake chooses royalty for July 4th celebration

Sand Lake chooses royalty for July 4th celebration

24 June 2022

The annual Sand Lake July 4th Celebration is right around the corner, and that means a new set of royalty has been chosen to grace this year’s festivities and represent the festival throughout the year.  This year’s Miss Sand Lake is Alexia Stoner, 15, the daughter of Nikki and Kevin Stoner, of Pierson.  Miss Sand […]

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Homemade bomb discovered on side of the road

24 June 2022

What would you do if you saw something on the side of the road that looked like a possible explosive device?  On June 20, 2022, at approximately 2:35 p.m., the Newaygo County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to the Newaygo City Hall for a possible homemade firework complaint. Newaygo County Central Dispatch advised that a citizen […]

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Fundraiser for K9 unit

Fundraiser for K9 unit

24 June 2022

It was a fun afternoon for area residents, firefighters, and staff from the Kent County Sheriff’s Office that attended the fundraiser June 12 at Deer Tracks Junction for the KCSO 11-member K9 Unit. Festivities included free food, face painting, a dunk tank, tours of emergency and tactical vehicles, and families got to meet the Kent […]

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Nominations open for the KDL Literacy Champion Award

Nominations open for the KDL Literacy Champion Award

24 June 2022

Kent County, Michigan – Kent District Library is introducing the KDL Literacy Champion Award for outstanding leadership and advocacy of literacy. The award will go to one individual and one organization who does or has done something exceptional to promote literacy. Nominations are open through July 31 and may be submitted online at kdl.org/literacychampion. Winners […]

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Tips and tricks to stay healthy during heat waves

24 June 2022

Recently we’ve experienced some extremely hot days and nights, with the temps into the 90s and the heat index at 100 or more. The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) is urging Michigan residents to take steps to protect themselves from risks related to hot weather.  MDHHS routinely reviews emergency department (ED) data […]

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West St. project to begin soon

West St. project to begin soon

24 June 2022

Last week we told you utility and road work would begin on the south end of West St. around July 5, for the creation of a business park. We reached out to Cedar Springs City Manager Mike Womack for a little more information. How long will construction take and how big will the area be? […]

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Five overdose at Grand Rapids hotel

24 June 2022

One person died; four others hospitalized The Kent County Sheriff’s Office is investigating why five people from out of town overdosed at a hotel in Cascade Township earlier this week. According to police, they were called on Monday to a hotel in the 5400 block of 28th St SE, where five people were found unresponsive […]

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Prisoner sentenced to nine years in prison for mailing threats

Prisoner sentenced to nine years in prison for mailing threats

24 June 2022

U.S. Attorney Mark Totten announced Tuesday, June 21, that Nathon James Zink, 35, was sentenced to 112 months in federal prison for mailing threatening communications to state and federal judges.  U.S. District Court Judge Hala Y. Jarbou imposed the sentence and ordered that it be served consecutively to the state court sentences Zink is currently […]

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Hometown Happenings 6/23/22

24 June 2022

theTable Meals at The Springs Church June 23,30: Meals are served every Thursday fom 5:30 to 6:30 pm at The Springs Church on the corner of Oak and Grant. All are welcome to theTable to enjoy this free meal that is being shared with us! #tfn Sand Lake Museum Open June 28: The Sand Lake […]

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Flying the friendly skies

24 June 2022

Shortly after a British Airways flight had reached its cruising altitude, the Captain announced: “Ladies and gentleman, this is your captain. Welcome to Flight 293, nonstop from London’s Heathrow Airport to New York. The weather ahead appears to be good, so we should have an uneventful flight. So sit back and relax and…OH…DEAR GOD!!!”  An […]

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LUCILLE MARIE MIDDLETON

LUCILLE MARIE MIDDLETON

24 June 2022

Lucille Marie Middleton, age 97, of Cedar Springs, went home to her Lord and Savior on Monday, June 20, 2022. Lucille was born to Clyde and Ila (Moore) Ashley on March 30, 1925, in Rockford, Michigan. She loved to dance and listen to music, which she was still doing a few weeks ago. Lucille was […]

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RAMON MORRIS BASSETT

RAMON MORRIS BASSETT

24 June 2022

Ramon Morris Bassett, age 94 of Gowen MI, passed away peacefully on Saturday, June 18, 2022 into his heavenly home after suffering several mini strokes followed by pneumonia. He was born on March 28,1928 in Cedar Springs, MI to Alden & Irene (Morris) Bassett. He is preceded in death by his parents, Alden & Irene; […]

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