Ken and Judy Wiersma of Cedar Springs will be married 50 years on April 26, 2013. Ken and Judy both are retired from Sparta Area Schools and Ken also retired from ATL/ANR Freight where he worked over 20 years. Their children are Tracey and Joe Blackmer, Nancy Watson, Keena Briggs and Jeremy Ball, all living in Cedar Springs. They have 9 grandchildren, Melissa (Blackmer) and Charlie Dubridge; Lindsay and Zack Blackmer; Madison, Sydner and Quinn Watson; and Paden and Parker Briggs and Luke Ball. All helped celebrate at a family dinner. The secret of their success is lots of patience!