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Library celebrates end of summer reading program Primary sets up November races Man charged in road rage shooting Two killed in plane crash Fire burns Sparta building
 
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
Man charged in road rage shooting

Man charged in road rage shooting

A Cedar Springs man has been charged with intent to murder and several other charges after he allegedly shot at another vehicle during a road rage incident last week. On July 19, the Mecosta County Sheriff’s Office asked for the public’s help to locate and identify a suspect involved in a road rage incident that […]

Man charged in road rage shooting
Two killed in plane crash

Two killed in plane crash

Two men were killed in a single-engine plane crash in Oceana County last week. According to the Michigan State Police, the crash occurred at approximately 6:15 p.m. on Friday, July 15, south of 102nd Ave in Shelby Township. There were no survivors. There were two people on the plane. The pilot has been identified as […]

Two killed in plane crash
Fire burns Sparta building

Fire burns Sparta building

By Judy Reed Multiple fire departments battled a fire at a commercial building in downtown Sparta on Monday, July 11. According to information on the Sparta Fire and Rescue Facebook page, they were dispatched about 11:30 a.m. to the fire on Hickory Street. The building, originally used as a cold storage facility, was in the […]

Fire burns Sparta building
Library celebrates end of summer reading program

Library celebrates end of summer reading program

12 August 2022

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 […]

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<strong>US gas prices fall below $4 per gallon; first time since March</strong>

US gas prices fall below $4 per gallon; first time since March

12 August 2022

$1/gal drop since peak in mid-June spurred on by rising supply, economic concerns Gasbuddy.com reports that the U.S. national average price of gas has fallen back under the $4 mark to $3.99 per gallon for the first time since early March. At press time Wednesday, gas was $3.97/gallon at Wesco in Cedar Springs. Gas prices have […]

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Bridge work to close southbound M-37 in Sparta 

Bridge work to close southbound M-37 in Sparta 

12 August 2022

Starting August 15 The Michigan Department of Transportation is investing $400,000 to repair the M-37 bridge over Nash Creek just north of 13 Mile Road in Sparta. Work includes joint replacement, approach reconstruction and surface sealant. The start date is Monday, August 15, and will last into early October. During the first half of the […]

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Drug take back event encourages safe disposal of unwanted meds  

Drug take back event encourages safe disposal of unwanted meds  

12 August 2022

Drop-off site to be at Leppinks Food Center in Howard City HOWARD CITY, Mich., August 9, 2022 – Everyone is encouraged to clean out their medicine cabinets and take advantage of a free drug take back event Wednesday, August 17, in Howard City. Unused and unwanted items may be dropped off at Leppinks Food Center […]

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Payment Apps (P2P Apps) and Scams

Payment Apps (P2P Apps) and Scams

12 August 2022

Within the last thirty days, the Department of Attorney General has received numerous complaints of scams involving payment apps such as: Zelle, Venmo, Cash App, and PayPal. Many consumers use these payment apps to easily and conveniently pay others. Unfortunately, scammers have adapted their tactics to take advantage of the quick, and often anonymous, access […]

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Student earns Eagle Scout badge

Student earns Eagle Scout badge

12 August 2022

Ivan Zonavetch, 18, the son of Michael and Amy (Haynes) Zonavetch, both graduates of Cedar Springs High School, received his Eagle Scout badge at a ceremony at Riverside Park, in Grand Rapids, on July 24. He completed his Eagle project in December 2021, when he designed, fundraised, and built a new trash enclosure for North […]

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BBB warns job seekers of suspicious job offers 

BBB warns job seekers of suspicious job offers 

12 August 2022

Company claims to be in Cadillac August 10, 2022 — Better Business Bureau in Western Michigan (BBB®) is warning job seekers of a business using a Michigan address to appear legitimate. Turbo Quad Post claims it offers services including package forwarding. Its website lists an address in Cadillac, but according to Haring Township records, no […]

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Unsuccessful Sterling Heights council candidate charged with election fraud

12 August 2022

By Judy Reed Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel has charged a candidate who unsuccessfully ran for a city council seat in November 2021 with election fraud. According to a news release issued by the AG’s office, Paul Manni, 27, of Sterling Heights, faces felony charges related to absentee ballot application forgeries.  He was arraigned on […]

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Beware of deals that seem too good to be true 

Beware of deals that seem too good to be true 

12 August 2022

From the Better Business Bureau August 3, 2022 — School will soon be in session, and the rush to buy supplies has already begun. According to the National Retail Federation, higher prices and an increase in product shortages will have consumers looking at more cost-effective, unfamiliar brands to fill their back to school lists. The […]

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3 tips to make back-to-school easy for kids and parents

3 tips to make back-to-school easy for kids and parents

12 August 2022

(BPT) – The back-to-school season can be overwhelming for the whole family. While there’s excitement about reuniting with friends and starting a new school year, it can be challenging for parents and kids to get back into a solid routine. To help busy parents prepare their children mentally and physically to return to the classroom, […]

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Meet Michigan’s forest fruit trees

Meet Michigan’s forest fruit trees

12 August 2022

Some you may not have heard of By Rachel Coale Communications representative, Forest Resources Division Michigan Department of Natural Resources Following your feet down a woodland trail just might lead to a trove of wild treats—tiny, sweet strawberries, tart blueberries and juicy black raspberries—but peering upward into the forest canopy can also reveal unusual or […]

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West Michigan, U.P. preserves highlight must-visit destinations 

West Michigan, U.P. preserves highlight must-visit destinations 

12 August 2022

Cap off summer with memorable trips to mountains, beaches or rare coastal plain marshes LANSING – Michiganders looking to squeeze every bit out of summer before school starts have plenty of options for outdoor adventures, including visits to some of The Nature Conservancy in Michigan’s (TNC) most popular preserves—some of which are off the beaten […]

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Blue Man Group returns to De Vos Performance Hall 

Blue Man Group returns to De Vos Performance Hall 

12 August 2022

September 27 and 28, 2022 Grand Rapids – DeVos Performance Hall announced that individual tickets for the Grand Rapids, MI engagement of the all-new tour of Blue Man Group on September 27-28 will go on sale Friday, August 12 at 10 a.m. Tickets will be available at DeVosPerformanceHall.com. More than 50 million people around the […]

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