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Time for a name change?

By Lois Allen

Throughout the twenty plus years we’ve been printing our local weekly, we have periodically updated the design of The Cedar Springs Post. We once displayed red flannels on our banner, and later took them down, changed our theme, and updated the font & style. Sometimes the changes are small and not as noticed, sometimes they are noticed right away. We try to stay progressive without losing that special hometown flavor. But for years we’ve thought about changing the name of The Cedar Springs Post.

Long before the Post began, the local newspaper for the greater Cedar Springs area was known as The Clipper. The Clipper was sold and the name became The Northland News. When my parents started a newspaper in Rockford, and then a few years later in Cedar Springs, they changed the name of the Rockford paper, formerly The Register to The Rockford Squire, now run by my sister Beth Altena, and the northern paper was duly named The Cedar Springs Post.

It made sense and it was catchy. We continue in the old tradition of covering area news for the residents of both the city of Cedar Springs and of the surrounding area in northern Kent County. The Post travels worldwide through subscriptions and on the web.

But, there are people who still think we’re just “that little paper” in Cedar Springs, sometimes called Cedartucky. And we know who you are! (We have sources.)

At a special meeting of Post staff members, along with  a bottle or two of Red Flappin’ Wine, we came up with a few of the following suggestions. You too can be a part of this project with or without the wine! This is your chance to take a shot at the new name for The Cedar Springs Post! You may vote on some of our staff’s suggestions, or you can submit one of your own. Just go to our web e-newspaper at www.cedarspringspost.com for your chance to vote. One winning vote may get a chance to win $10,000 in nickels. Maybe not.



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2 Responses to “Time for a name change?”

  1. pam R says:

    Love the CedarTucky one- that sure fits Cedar Spring.People in power being charged with crimes and all–yes sure fits.

  2. Paix says:

    I like Lois having some fun…


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