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J&J vaccine paused due to risk of rare blood clots

J&J vaccine paused due to risk of rare blood clots

by Judy Reed The CDC and FDA announced on Tuesday, April 13, that they are recommending a “pause” on administering the one-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine for COVID-19 due to the risk of a rare and severe type of blood clot. On February 27, 2021, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued an emergency use […]

J&J vaccine paused due to risk of rare blood clots
Family loses home in fire

Family loses home in fire

By Judy Reed A Solon Township family is trying to put their life back together after a fire destroyed their home Monday. According to Solon Township firefighter Matt Schievink, they were toned out at 11:50 a.m. on Monday, March 29, to a structure fire at 13421 Sunset View, which is off 16 Mile, west of […]

Family loses home in fire
Police investigate crash with ambulance

Police investigate crash with ambulance

Four people were injured Monday evening when a car collided with an ambulance in Oakfield Township. According to the Michigan State Police Grand Rapids Post, the crash occurred about 10:05 p.m. Monday, April 5, on 14 Mile Rd near Lincoln Lake Rd. According to witness statements, a 2018 Ford Explorer was traveling eastbound on 14 […]

Police investigate crash with ambulance
Blood donations desperately needed

Blood donations desperately needed

19 April 2021

Less than a day’s supply of blood on Michigan shelves; blood types O-negative, O-positive most needed Versiti Blood Center of Michigan is issuing an emergency appeal for blood donations as communities throughout the state face a potential crisis with blood supplies dropping to critically low levels. “Versiti Blood Center of Michigan is urgently seeking help […]

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Flags lowered to honor former senator Mark Jansen

Flags lowered to honor former senator Mark Jansen

16 April 2021

by Judy Reed Governor Gretchen Whitmer has ordered U.S. and Michigan flags within the State Capitol Complex to be lowered to half-staff today, Friday, April 16, to honor the life and service of former State Sen. Mark Jansen (R). The flag honors will coincide with his celebration of life. Sen. Jansen served as the Michigan […]

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J&J vaccine paused due to risk of rare blood clots

J&J vaccine paused due to risk of rare blood clots

13 April 2021

by Judy Reed The CDC and FDA announced on Tuesday, April 13, that they are recommending a “pause” on administering the one-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine for COVID-19 due to the risk of a rare and severe type of blood clot. On February 27, 2021, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued an emergency use […]

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City to create social district

City to create social district

15 April 2021

By Judy Reed The Cedar Springs City Council will vote Thursday evening on whether to approve a “social district” and “commons area” to coincide with a city concert series this summer. According to Cedar Springs City Manager Mike Womack, the concerts will be on Wednesday evenings from 7-9 p.m., in June, July, and August, and […]

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Newaygo man faces federal charges

15 April 2021

By Judy Reed A Newaygo man who was arrested in early March after his 16-year-old son took some explosive materials to school and accidentally detonated them, is now facing federal charges. David Robert Daniel Saylor, age 34, was arrested and arraigned on a 2-count criminal complaint as a result of the investigation into the explosion […]

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Nylaan signs with Siena Heights University

Nylaan signs with Siena Heights University

15 April 2021

Alexander Nylaan, a senior at Cedar Springs High School, officially signed with Siena Heights University on Wednesday, March 10. He was a member of the Cedar Springs High School Cross Country team for 2 years and Track and Field for 4, where he competes in hurdles. The University saw great potential in more than just […]

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First Adopt-A-Highway litter pickup in Michigan

First Adopt-A-Highway litter pickup in Michigan

15 April 2021

April 17-25 Volunteers will fan out out across lower Michigan to give state highway roadsides their annual spring-cleaning beginning Saturday as groups in the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) Adopt-A-Highway (AAH) program pick up litter from April 17 to 25. The first AAH pickup for the northern Lower Peninsula and Upper Peninsula will be later, […]

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Ramp closure

Ramp closure

15 April 2021

If you travel into Grand Rapids, you will want to take note of this ramp closure. From MDOT: The off ramp from southbound US-131 to Market Avenue will close for road and sewer work 7 a.m. this coming Monday through June 18.

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Child dies in ORV crash

15 April 2021

An 8-year-old Montcalm County boy died Monday in an ORV crash. Troopers from the Michigan State Police Post in Lakeview were dispatched to the scene of the crash in the 11000 block of Deja Rd, in Home Township, about 1:14 p.m. Monday, April 12. Preliminary investigation revealed the ORV was being operated by the 8-year-old […]

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CDC director says Michigan needs to lockdown again

CDC director says Michigan needs to lockdown again

15 April 2021

Contradicts Whitmer’s focus on vaccinations By Scott McClallen | The Center Square  (The Center Square) – Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Prevention disagree on the “science” behind solving Michigan’s COVID-19 case numbers, which have increased for seven weeks and are the worst in the nation. CDC Director Rochelle Walensky […]

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Michigan expands use of monoclonal antibody therapy against COVID-19

15 April 2021

Therapy can help reduce symptoms in patients and the risk of hospitalization and death  Governor Gretchen Whitmer and the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services announced Wednesday that the state is working to expand the use of a medical intervention designed to significantly reduce hospitalizations and deaths due to COVID-19. This involves additional doses […]

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