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Teens charged in vehicle theft after high-speed chase


Three teens, including two from Cedar Springs, led Mackinac County Sheriff deputies on a high speed chase last Friday, reaching speeds of over 100 miles an hour before crashing.

According Mackinac County Sheriff Scott Strait, deputies were called to a larceny of gas at a Naubinway service station at 8:05 a.m. on Friday, October 11. Deputies found the vehicle westbound on US2 near Gould City at 8:15 a.m. The driver of the  vehicle, Levi Hamilton, 18, of Fremont, initially stopped for the deputy, but then sped away with his two passengers, Vance Demorest, 17, of Cedar Springs, and a 16-year-old female, also of Cedar Springs.

The vehicle fled at speeds of over 100 mph before failing to negotiate a “T” intersection and crashing. The deputy immediately arrested the driver, but his two passengers fled into the woods. Additional deputies were called in, along with K-9 units from the Michigan State Police and motor carrier officers, Michigan Conservation Law Officers, and Luce County deputies. Demorest and the female were apprehended a short time later by the MSP K9 teams and deputies. No one was injured.

Hamilton, the driver, was arraigned on several charges in 92nd District Court in Mackinac County. The charges include attempting to flee or elude police and possession of a stolen vehicle, both 5-year felonies, and four misdemeanors, including contributing to the delinquency of a minor, larceny of gas, reckless driving and a license plate violation.

Demorest was also arraigned on charges of attempting to flee or elude police and possession of a stolen vehicle, and two misdemeanors, including contributing to the delinquency of a minor and larceny of gas.

Both are being held on $20,000 bonds.

The female juvenile was turned over to juvenile authorities.

The car reportedly belonged to the mother of the juvenile.


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C-DemorestMr. Donald L. Demorest, Sr., age 85, of Greenville, formerly of Howard City and Cedar Springs, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Saturday, March 16, 2013. He worked in construction for Erhart Construction as a cement finisher. Don was a member of Grace Community Church. During leisure time, Don liked camping and puttering in his pole barn; but most of all, he enjoyed being with his family, especially on his birthday. Don is survived by his wife, Gloria (nee Wiese); children, Donald L. (Terri) Demorest, James A. Demorest, Sally (Martin) Roelofs, Max Demorest, Sr., Craig (Laura) Demorest, Mrs. Christine Shears, Gloria Dianne Gourley, Debra Seward, Thomas (Felcia) Seward, Cynthia Butt; 35 grandchildren; 53 great-grandchildren; sister, Harriet Caverly. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Thelma, his sons, Vince Russell Demorest, Frank Michael Seward, Jr, his daughter-in-law, Laura Demorest, his son-in-law, Brian Shears, his siblings, Clifford Demorest, Ada Wert, Aldon Demorest, Ashton Demorest, James Demorest, Lawrence Demorest, Bertha West, and Billy Demorest. The service for Mr. Demorest was held on Wednesday at 1:00 p.m. at Grace Community Church, 9920 Reed Road, Howard City, with Pastor Joel Cooper officiating. Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider Heartland Hospice Service, 3230 Eagle Park Dr., NE, Ste. 201, Grand Rapids, MI. Relatives and friends met with the family at the Pederson Funeral Home on Tuesday from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m.  Arrangements Pederson Funeral Home, Rockford www.pedersonfuneralhome.com

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Youth wrestlers rack up trophies

S-Wrestling-youthThis is the second biggest regular season tournament of the year in Michigan, next to the Super Bowl of Wrestling, which was held last month in Lansing. Cedar Springs continues to prove it is a power to be reckoned with, bringing home a total of 13 trophies, more than any other club in the MYWAY league. Out of those 13, seven were Champions!

Champions this year were Austin Averill, Cody Averill, Landon Demorest, Trevor Marsman, Ryan Ringler, Jordan Ringler, and George Gonzales Jr. The sole runner-up was Allexis Gonzales. Taking third place finishes were Chase Sarniak, Keaton Klaasen and Logan Hull. Rounding out the bunch in fourth place were Pistachio Gonzales and Sam Couturier. Even though wrestling season is slowly winding down, with regionals less than a month away, these Red Hawks are getting geared up to make this the best season yet.

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National wrestling champs

The 2012 NUWAY National Wrestling Duals were held in Battle Creek, MI on Sunday February 12, 2012. There were 32 teams in four different age groups, competing for the NUWAY National Team Champion title. Teams came from all over the nation, from as far Pennsylvania, North Carolina and California to compete.  Four of the wrestlers who were sent to represent Team Michigan were from the Cedar Springs Youth Wrestling Club, one in each age group.

Landon Demorest and Jordan Ringler both made the MYWAY Red Teams.  Landon, who went 4-1 with 3 pins, wrestled on the MYWAY U8 Red team, which placed 5th over all. Jordan, who went 2-2 with 1 pin, wrestled for the MYWAY U14 Red Team which placed 7th overall.

Ryan Ringler and George Gonzales Jr. both made the MYWAY Blue teams. Ryan, who was on MYWAY U10 Blue team, was the only undefeated wrestler in the 95lb weight class. He went 6-0 with 3 pins. His team took the championship in U10 division. George Gonzales Jr, who was on the U12 MYWAY Blue team, also went undefeated in the 140lb weight class, but was the only wrestler in his weight class to pin all of his opponents. He defeated Jalen Lesane from North Carolina, who was 40-0, with a pin in the third period. George was also awarded the Oustanding Wrestler Award in the U12 division for having 5 pins in an accumulative time of 4:55. His team also took the championship in the U12 division. Overall, Team Michigan Blue took championships in each age group.


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