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Creative Technologies Academy holds Day of Service to honor 9/11 Old fire station torn down Red Hawks kick off season at Wayne State Library celebrates end of summer reading program Primary sets up November races
 
Creative Technologies Academy holds Day of Service to honor 9/11

Creative Technologies Academy holds Day of Service to honor 9/11

On Friday, September 9, CTA held a ceremony at their campus flagpole, led by Steve Washington, to remember the events of 9/11. After the ceremony, CTA welcomed to their campus Montcalm County: EMS, Ambulance, and Fire Truck; Greenville DPS; Michigan State Police; Walker Police; and the Grand Rapids Police.  The CTA students and staff spent […]

Creative Technologies Academy holds Day of Service to honor 9/11
Old fire station torn down

Old fire station torn down

By Judy Reed The old Cedar Springs Fire Station that sat near the corner of W. Maple and Main served the community and its firefighters for approximately 40 years. It was torn down earlier this week, after being vacant for the last year and a half. The Cedar Springs Fire Department outgrew the building on […]

Old fire station torn down
Red Hawks kick off season at Wayne State

Red Hawks kick off season at Wayne State

By Judy Reed The Cedar Springs Red Hawks will kick off the 2022 football season this Saturday at 4 p.m. when they take the field against River Rouge, at Tom Adams Field at Wayne State University, in the Xenith Prep Kickoff Classic. The 2022 Xenith Prep Kickoff Classic is described as the premier season-opening high […]

Red Hawks kick off season at Wayne State
Library celebrates end of summer reading program

Library celebrates end of summer reading program

By Judy Reed It was hot, sunny day last Thursday, August 4, when the Cedar Springs Public Library celebrated the end of their summer reading program with a special event in the Heart of Cedar Springs park. There was a special foam event with lots of bubbles, a slip and slide, the Kent County Sheriff’s […]

Library celebrates end of summer reading program
Primary sets up November races

Primary sets up November races

By Judy Reed The unofficial results are in from the Tuesday, August 2, primary, and it sets up the races for the midterm November election. This was the first step in determining who will represent constituents in the newly formed districts. All precincts were accounted for in these results, except in the governor’s race, where […]

Primary sets up November races
Creative Technologies Academy holds Day of Service to honor 9/11

Creative Technologies Academy holds Day of Service to honor 9/11

16 September 2022

On Friday, September 9, CTA held a ceremony at their campus flagpole, led by Steve Washington, to remember the events of 9/11. After the ceremony, CTA welcomed to their campus Montcalm County: EMS, Ambulance, and Fire Truck; Greenville DPS; Michigan State Police; Walker Police; and the Grand Rapids Police.  The CTA students and staff spent […]

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KDL Announces 11th Annual Write Michigan Short Story Contest  

KDL Announces 11th Annual Write Michigan Short Story Contest  

16 September 2022

Great opportunity for writers of all ages to get published and win money   Grand Rapids, Michigan – Kent District Library, Schuler Books and two other libraries from across Michigan announce the eleventh annual Write Michigan Short Story Contest, which drew almost 1,200 entries last year.    Michigan writers of all ages are invited to enter, with separate […]

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Algoma opens new park and dog park

Algoma opens new park and dog park

16 September 2022

Algoma Township held a ribbon cutting ceremony last Thursday, September 8, for the grand opening of their River’s Edge Park and Wynalda Memorial Dog Park located at 10191 Edgerton Ave (between 12 and 13 Mile Roads). Algoma officially opened the newly-developed 30-acre park, including a new restroom, first township dog park, parking, new playground equipment, […]

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Friends and fun on the gridiron

Friends and fun on the gridiron

16 September 2022

Thursday, September 8 was an exciting evening for a couple of local families.  The Red Hawks JV football team squared up against the Pioneers of East Grand Rapids, and that brought together two friends—Kaiden Dreyer (CSHS) and Carson Thornton (EGR), who first met as babies in the nursery at the former Ensley Baptist Church.  Carson’s […]

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MSP Sixth District gets new Asst. Commander

MSP Sixth District gets new Asst. Commander

16 September 2022

Join us in welcoming Inspector Jason Nemecek! Insp. Nemecek comes from the Human Resources Division in Lansing and will serve as the Sixth District Assistant District Commander.

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Tie-dye at the library

Tie-dye at the library

16 September 2022

This past Monday, September 12, 18 kids were able to participate in messy fun doing tie-dye at the Cedar Springs Public Library. Kids were able to learn about the art of tie-dye, see different designs and then had a hand at trying it out for themselves. Kids were then able to take one tie-dye item […]

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Ford International Airport announces new opportunities for local artists

Ford International Airport announces new opportunities for local artists

16 September 2022

Grand Rapids—Calling all West Michigan artists: The Gerald R. Ford International Airport will be seeking submissions for original art installations to showcase in its $110 million Concourse A expansion. Thanks to support from the Frey Foundation, the Ford International Airport will continue to invest in a variety of local artists to feature the diverse talents […]

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Manufacturing groups urge Congress to stop pending rail strike

Manufacturing groups urge Congress to stop pending rail strike

16 September 2022

By J.D. Davidson | The Center Square (The Center Square) – Manufacturing and business groups from eight Midwestern states sent a letter to Capitol Hill on Tuesday urging congressional action, if necessary, to stop a possible rail strike that could stress an already struggling supply chain. The letter follows similar steps taken from agriculture and […]

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Additional food assistance benefits in September 

Additional food assistance benefits in September 

16 September 2022

LANSING, Mich. Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced all Michigan families who are eligible for food assistance benefits will continue to receive at least an additional $95 monthly payment in September to help lower the cost of groceries and ensure Michiganders can keep more of their hard-earned money. The additional assistance will help more than 1.3 million […]

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State Conviction Integrity Unit receives federal grant for DNA Testing

16 September 2022

LANSING—The Michigan Department of Attorney General’s Conviction Integrity Unit (CIU) has received federal grant dollars for post-conviction DNA testing to aid in its evaluation of more than 1,700 post-conviction claims of innocence, Attorney General Dana Nessel announced. The Bureau of Justice Assistance, part of the U.S. Department of Justice, awarded $550,000 to the department to […]

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Upcoming Red Flannel Events

16 September 2022

Prince and Princess contest On September 21, the youngest members of Red Flannel royalty will be crowned at the Kent Theatre, at 6 p.m. Admission is free. Business and house decorating contest Show your Red Flannel pride by decorating your house—the more creative the better. Judging is September 27. It’s free to enter, and applications […]

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Sisters named as 2022 Red Flannel Grand Marshals

16 September 2022

Faith Fraser and Anna Nozkowski will serve as Grand Marshals for the 83rd Red Flannel Festival By Judy Reed The Red Flannel Festival Board of Directors have proudly named Cedar Springs residents Faith Fraser and Anna Nozkowski as the 2022 Grand Marshals for the 83rd Annual Celebration, to be held on Saturday, October 1, 2022.   “The […]

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Thank you

Thank you

16 September 2022

Ken Shaw would like to thank Cedar Chase Golf Course, his kids and Shaner Avenue Nursery for the beautiful garden and plaque dedicated to him on the 17th Hole in honor of the 2 hole-in-one’s he had there. Thank you to everyone that attended the party to celebrate. It is something he will remember for […]

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