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Joyce A. (Bremmer) Empie, a lifelong resident of Cedar Springs, passed away Wednesday, July 12, 2017. She was born December 20, 1930 to Morise and Vera (Porter) Bremmer in Cedar Springs, Michigan. She leaves behind her daughter Jomay (Bob) Brand; grandchildren Dana Brand, Justin (Nikki) Brand, and Katie Brand along with great-grandchildren Gavin, Maddie, and Harper. She also leaves behind to cherish her memory her brothers Arwin “Ed” (Nancy) Bremmer, Rex (Kathy) Bremmer, and Arden (Denise) Bremmer; and several nieces and nephews. Joyce was preceded in death by her husband Stanley, her brother Jack, and parents Morise and Vera. Joyce worked at Beach Elementary for many years and enjoyed camping, hunting and spending time with her family. In High School she was a member of the choir, Future Homemakers of America, a cheer leader for three years and a member of the Red Flannel Queen Court. A memorial visitation was held at Pederson Funeral Home after cremation had taken place.

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White Creek School

Can you identify these people?


Cedar Springs resident Ed Bremmer brought in this photo of a class at White Creek School, which he believes was taken sometime between 1925-1930. He said his uncle Ernie Bremmer is in the back row, 4th from the left. He is wondering if anyone out there knows who the rest of these students are?

White Creek School was District No. 3 in Solon Township, with a fraction of Nelson Township. It was established in 1860 in a log house near the northeast corner of Egner and White Creek. According to the Cedar Springs Story, it was at one time known as the Fairchild School, because it was sat near the property of Asel B. Fairchild. The log house was later replaced with a frame house. It was the first country school to annex to the Cedar Springs School District No. 5 in 1956.

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He topped it!

Last week we featured a photo of a deer in the woods, by publisher Lois Allen, on the front page. She asked readers, “Can you top this?” Cedar Springs resident Ed Bremmer took that challenge to heart and gave us three photos, including this cute photo of a doe and her triplet fawns. The kicker is that it was taken right here in the city limits! Click here to see the other two photos he sent.

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City chooses new city councilor

The Cedar Springs City Council has chosen Ashley Bremmer, who currently serves as vice-chair on the city planning commission, to fill the vacancy left by former councilor Raymond Huckleberry.

Bremmer, who works for West Michigan Bail Bonds as a bond agent, has served on the planning commission since January 2010, but will resign that position to serve on the city council, since the commission already has two city council members. She will be sworn in at the next city council meeting on April 14.

“I welcome her to the city council,” said Mayor Charlie Watson. “I wish her the best and look forward to working with her. I was impressed by her enthusiasm and think she’ll do a fine job.”

Bremmer was the only applicant for the position.

Watson would like to see more people get involved with their city government. “We are looking for people to serve on various boards and commissions,” he said. Anyone with interest should send the mayor a letter to: PO Box 310, 66 S. Main Street, Cedar Springs, MI 49319.

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