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Fire at McDonald’s

Fire at McDonald’s

By Judy Reed A kitchen fire at the Cedar Springs McDonald’s on 17 Mile Rd Tuesday caused the restaurant to temporarily close their doors. According to Cedar Springs Fire Chief Marty Fraser, the fire, a small grease fire that started in a fryer, was short-lived.  “It could’ve been a bigger incident, but due to a […]

Fire at McDonald’s
Sand Lake woman injured in crash

Sand Lake woman injured in crash

By Judy Reed A 26-year-old Sand Lake woman was hospitalized Monday after she hit a garbage truck head-on in Spencer Township. According to the Kent County Sheriff’s Office, deputies responded to the two-vehicle crash on July 19, at 1:08 p.m. on Meddler Avenue, north of 18 Mile Rd. Police said that a 2004 Dodge Dakota […]

Sand Lake woman injured in crash
Celebrate ice cream month!

Celebrate ice cream month!

Did you know National Ice Cream Day is Sunday, July 18? In fact, the whole month of July is a time to celebrate ice cream! This Sunday (or anytime between now and then) we’d like you to snap a photo of you or your family and friends enjoying ice cream, and then post your photos […]

Celebrate ice cream month!
Fire at McDonald’s

Fire at McDonald’s

01 August 2021

By Judy Reed A kitchen fire at the Cedar Springs McDonald’s on 17 Mile Rd Tuesday caused the restaurant to temporarily close their doors. According to Cedar Springs Fire Chief Marty Fraser, the fire, a small grease fire that started in a fryer, was short-lived.  “It could’ve been a bigger incident, but due to a […]

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Rep. Bryan Posthumus sentenced for OWI

Rep. Bryan Posthumus sentenced for OWI

01 August 2021

Will Pay State Back for 2 Weeks During Which He is in Jail State Rep. Posthumus, 36, the representative of the 73rd District, was recently sentenced for his involvement in an OWI crash in April. According to his office, he was involved in a single-car, single-occupant crash Friday evening, April 30, after leaving his farm […]

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Stirrup some memories at Fair

Stirrup some memories at Fair

01 August 2021

The 2021 Kent County Youth Fair is coming to Lowell August 9-14, with lots of learning and fun for the whole family. There are week-long family events, including a wild wild west show, pig racing, clown capers, and gellyball, the mess-free version of paintball. There are also crafts for Kids and chainsaw carving. Each day […]

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Nelson Twp. residents to vote on two proposals

01 August 2021

By Judy Reed Residents in Nelson Township will have two proposals to vote on in the August 3 primary. The first concerns an increase in the millage for Nelson Township to help support the maintenance of the Library, and the second is whether to allow two marijuana processors and growers in the township. The first […]

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Spencer Township crash update

Spencer Township crash update

01 August 2021

The Sand Lake woman who was injured in a crash on Meddler last week has died. Last week, we reported on a two-vehicle crash in Spencer Township that occurred on July 19, at 1:08 p.m. on Meddler Avenue, north of 18 Mile Rd. Police said that a 2004 Dodge Dakota pickup truck, driven by a […]

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Seasoning recalled due to salmonella risk

Seasoning recalled due to salmonella risk

01 August 2021

McCormick & Company, Inc. is initiating a voluntary recall of McCormick Perfect Pinch Italian Seasoning, McCormick Culinary Italian Seasoning and Frank’s RedHot Buffalo Ranch Seasoning due to possible contamination with Salmonella. Salmonella is an organism that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy […]

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West Nile Virus found during Kent County mosquito surveillance

West Nile Virus found during Kent County mosquito surveillance

01 August 2021

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – West Nile virus has been detected in tested mosquitoes in Kent County. This finding is not a human case. The discovery was made during ongoing surveillance and testing conducted by the Kent County Health Department (KCHD). The discovery comes after testing pools of mosquitos that were trapped by KCHD in the […]

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Beware of scams around mosquito treatment, applications

Beware of scams around mosquito treatment, applications

01 August 2021

Find licensed companies online at Michigan.gov/MosquitoControlBusiness LANSING, MI – After explosion of mosquito populations across the state, many Michiganders are turning to pesticides to combat these annoying pests. The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD) is advising the public to avoid falling victim to scams and illegitimate businesses, and to only hire licensed […]

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Stay safe this summer:

Stay safe this summer:

01 August 2021

Tips for identifying and avoiding harmful algal blooms LANSING, Mich. – If you or your family are living near or visiting Michigan waters in summer or fall months it is important to be aware of the potential for harmful algal blooms (HABs). HABs form due to a rapid overgrowth or bloom of cyanobacteria, also known […]

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Candidates for senate in 28th district

Candidates for senate in 28th district

01 August 2021

By Judy Reed Last fall, former state senator Peter MacGregor, who was the senator in the 28th district, won the election to become the new Kent County treasurer. That left a vacant state senate seat, and there are five candidates running for this seat. The Post emailed letters to the candidates, asking them to answer […]

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Bats

Bats

01 August 2021

Significant effort has been put in over the years to conserve Michigan’s bats, and we would be remiss not to celebrate that work during Wildlife Conservation Month. You might not think bats need our help, particularly if you see a lot of them around on warm summer nights; however, many bat species are in decline […]

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