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Cedar Springs Village life a century ago Kent County Libraries join forces to increase student reading scores Don’t forget about mandatory muskie harvest registration Step challenge results in donation to Cedar Springs Public Library Red Hawk cheer teams tear up the mat Honors band performs
 
Cedar Springs Village life a century ago

Cedar Springs Village life a century ago

Contributed by Sharon Jett, Cedar Springs Historical Society Picture our small town in 1890. Many of its dirt streets were lined with maple trees. We had wooden sidewalks and gas street lamps. From George and W.J. Hake’s blacksmith shop the sharp ringing sounds of hot iron being pounded into shape could be heard. They made cant […]

Cedar Springs Village life a century ago
Kent County Libraries join forces to increase student reading scores

Kent County Libraries join forces to increase student reading scores

All of the libraries in Kent County have teamed up with the Kent Intermediate School District and the Literacy Center of West Michigan to form Partners in Reading Success. The group is pleased to launch Mission Read, a reading program designed to help young and beginning readers pass new Michigan reading proficiency requirements. The mission […]

Kent County Libraries join forces to increase student reading scores
Don’t forget about mandatory muskie harvest registration

Don’t forget about mandatory muskie harvest registration

With Michigan’s ice-fishing season well underway, the DNR reminds anglers who harvest a muskellunge that there is mandatory registration. The muskie harvest limit is one fish per angler per license year. A muskellunge harvest must be reported within 24 hours of the catch. Reports can be made online through the DNR’s Harvest Reporting System at […]

Don’t forget about mandatory muskie harvest registration
Step challenge results in donation to Cedar Springs Public Library

Step challenge results in donation to Cedar Springs Public Library

The 14 branches of ChoiceOne Bank recently took part in a step challenge. Not only did it promote a healthy lifestyle choice, but it was a means to give back to the community as well. The branch with the most steps at the end of the challenge would get to donate a $500 check to […]

Step challenge results in donation to Cedar Springs Public Library
Red Hawk cheer teams tear up the mat

Red Hawk cheer teams tear up the mat

The OK White Conference opener was held at Forest Hills Central High School on January 9. The Cedar Springs Varsity team dominated the meet against conference rivals Forest Hills Northern, Forest Hills Central, Northview, and Lowell and finished with a combined round three score of 750.02, with the second place team trailing behind by 91.64 […]

Red Hawk cheer teams tear up the mat
Honors band performs

Honors band performs

On the first week back to school, a select few Cedar Springs Middle and High School students were a part of Honors Band at Orchard View High School in Muskegon, on Wednesday, January 9, 2019.  The kids got to spend the day learning new music and putting on a performance at the end of the […]

Honors band performs
Cedar Springs Village life a century ago

Cedar Springs Village life a century ago

17 January 2019

Contributed by Sharon Jett, Cedar Springs Historical Society Picture our small town in 1890. Many of its dirt streets were lined with maple trees. We had wooden sidewalks and gas street lamps. From George and W.J. Hake’s blacksmith shop the sharp ringing sounds of hot iron being pounded into shape could be heard. They made cant […]

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Kent County Libraries join forces to increase student reading scores

Kent County Libraries join forces to increase student reading scores

17 January 2019

All of the libraries in Kent County have teamed up with the Kent Intermediate School District and the Literacy Center of West Michigan to form Partners in Reading Success. The group is pleased to launch Mission Read, a reading program designed to help young and beginning readers pass new Michigan reading proficiency requirements. The mission […]

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Board of Ed selects officers, swears in trustee

Board of Ed selects officers, swears in trustee

17 January 2019

By Judy Reed The Cedar Springs Board of Education held their annual organizational meeting on Monday, January 14. Newcomer Mistie Bowser was sworn in as a new trustee. Bowser is a perfect example that persistence pays off. She ran for the board in 2011 and 2016, and was defeated both times. She also applied for […]

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Grant woman named C10F Sea Sailor of the Year

Grant woman named C10F Sea Sailor of the Year

17 January 2019

by Petty Officer 2nd Class William Sykes, U.S. Fleet Cyber Command/U.S. TENTH Fleet FORT GEORGE G. MEADE, Md. (NNS) – U.S. Fleet Cyber Command/U.S. 10th Fleet (FCC/C10F) announced the 2018 Sea and Shore Sailors of the Year for C10F Jan. 11.  At an award ceremony held in the FCC/C10F Fleet Operations Center at Fort George […]

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Wolverine investigation town hall meeting postponed

17 January 2019

Due to the federal government shutdown, the joint EPA and DEQ Wolverine town hall meeting, originally scheduled for January 23, 2019 at the Rockford High School, is postponed until further notice. This meeting will be rescheduled once EPA staff returns to work. For more information on DEQ’s Wolverine House Street investigation visit the Michigan PFAS […]

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District Courts of Kent County Celebrate 50th Anniversary

District Courts of Kent County Celebrate 50th Anniversary

17 January 2019

 “People’s Court” began operations in 1969 The District Courts of Kent County gathered last Friday, January 11, at the 63rd District Court to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Michigan’s district court system with past and current judges, community leaders and court employees. Kent County joined other district courts across Michigan in marking the milestone. As […]

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Police still seek info on deadly house fire

Police still seek info on deadly house fire

17 January 2019

The Michigan State Police in Mt. Pleasant is still looking for information in regard to a deadly house fire that happened a year ago. January 10, 2019, marked one year since the homicide of Evelyn Louise Ware, 79. She was discovered deceased beneath the rubble of a house fire at her home at 1487 Lakola […]

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January is National Radon Action Month

January is National Radon Action Month

17 January 2019

Test your home and protect your family The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) is reminding homeowners that January is National Radon Action Month. This is an opportunity for all Michiganders to take steps towards protecting themselves and their families. One in every four Michigan homes is expected to have radon levels that exceed the […]

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MARY JANE HARPER

MARY JANE HARPER

17 January 2019

Mary Jane “Janie” Harper, age 72, of Rockford, MI passed away on Tuesday, January 15, 2019 at her home surrounded by her loving family. She was born April 9, 1946 to John and Evelyn (Shears) Nagelhout in Ensley Center, MI. She was a very devoted and dedicated mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend. Janie was an […]

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MICHAEL FLANNAGIN SR.

MICHAEL FLANNAGIN SR.

17 January 2019

Michael Flanagin Sr., 73, of Cedar Springs, passed away on January 14, 2019 at his home. He was born on February 26, 1945, in Grand Haven, MI, the son of Dewain and Ella (Mason) Flanagin. Mike attended Alden Elementary School and Mancelona Public Schools until enlisting in the military. From 1962-1965 Mike served in the […]

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TONIA  A. JONES

TONIA A. JONES

17 January 2019

Tonia A. Jones, age 46, of Cedar Springs, died Sunday, January 6, 2019 at her home with her family by her side. Tonia was born April 19, 1972 in Grant, MI the daughter of Gary and Gloria (Annable) Moore. She graduated from Central High School, Grand Rapids and was the office manager at Fox Motors […]

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JEFF ROGERS

17 January 2019

July 12, 1964 – January 17, 2018 In loving memory of our beloved nephew Jeff, who passed away January 17, 2018. It’s hard to believe that it has been one year. We love you and we miss you. Aunt Patsy and Uncle Ron Aunt Joyce and Aunt Alice

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