Afendoulis takes oath of office in Lansing


State Rep. Chris Afendoulis, R-Grand Rapids Township (right), today takes the ceremonial oath of office administered by Lt. Gov. Brian Calley.  From left to right is Afendoulis’ mother, Tina; his wife, Phyllis; and his daughters, Elena, Sophia and Mari. Afendoulis was elected last November as the state representative for the 73rd House District, which consists […]

John Reglin has been named a All-American and a Capital One Academic All-American

A 2011graduate of Rockford High School, he is currently a senior a Elmhurst College, a Chicago-area school and member of the CCIW (College Conference Illinois & Wisconsin). Reglin was one of just 33 All-Americans named by, including one of just three goalkeepers selected for the honor. He was also honored as a third-team Capital […]

Ranger Steve’s Nature Niche: Cedars of Cedar Springs.

  Two cedars are common in West Michigan but neither is actually considered a “true cedar” (Cedrus sp.). The true cedars do not grow naturally in North America. Perhaps the best-known true cedar is the over harvested Cedar of Lebanon whose removal caused flooding and other environmental problems. Locally two cedars grow in different habitats […]


Dawn Marie Kasprowicz, age 51, passed away unexpectedly Tuesday, December 30, 2014. Dawn was born in Grand Rapids, Michigan to Roger and Arleen (Cleland) Weed. She is survived by her husband, Michael Kasprowicz; her children, Toni (Kent McMillin) Kasprowicz, and Joseph Kasprowicz; her father, Roger (Judy) Weed; brother, Tim (Barb) Weed; and several sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, […]