Posted on 26 April 2012.
Congratulations to the 2011 TOPS winners. What a great year!
Verta Giddings lost 18 lbs. to reach her goal and is our Chapter Royalty. She is the KOPS that lost the most weight to obtain goal. Bruce Hill also lost 8.25 lbs. to reach his goal and became a KOPS. Great work Verta & Bruce.
Division winners are:
Division 1 first place with a loss of 32 lbs. was Tina Hansen.
Divison 3 first place with a loss of 14 lbs. was Barbara Lloyd-Trietch and Linda Sprik.
Division 3 second place with a loss of 13.50 lbs. was Leona Kroes-Benson.
Division 4 first place with a loss of 13.75 lbs. was Barb Smith.
Division 4 second place with a loss of 13.00 lbs. was Pat Fisk.
Tina Hansen holds the honor of being the top loser of the year with her loss of 32 pounds.
Bea Marvin and JoAnn DeKlyen received their 5 year KOPS pin and Donna Ripley received a 4 year KOPS pin. Debra Hill received a 2 year KOPS pin and a 1 year KOPS pin was given to Rhonda Hill and Ruth DeYoung. The KOPS pin represents the number of years one has maintained their goal weight.
TOPS also has 2 members Alice Powell and Yvonne Hendricks who have been members in TOPS MI 1229 Sand Lake since the 1970s. All members honored received a corsage, certificate, pins and money for their accomplishments.
TOPS MI 1229 Sand Lake is please to have several men in their chapter. They extend an open invitation for all men and women to join TOPS. This could be your year!
TOPS meet at the Resurrection Lutheran Church in Sand Lake on Tuesday mornings. Weigh in is from 8:15 to 9:00 a.m. with a 45 minute meeting following weigh in. TOPS has many interesting programs to teach how to eat right and be more healthy. Anyone wanting additional information please call Martha at 616-696-1039.
Posted in Health
Posted on 20 April 2012.
January 9, 2012
In celebration of her life a memorial service will be held on April 28th at 11:00 am at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Sand Lake.
Posted in Memorial, Obituary
Posted on 17 February 2012.
Dawn Grigsby - 1st place winner
Who has the most luscious lips in the area? After six days of voting, the answer is—Dawn Grigsby, of Cedar Springs! Dawn snagged the most votes to take first place, with 35 percent of the vote. Coming in second was Emily Hamel, of Gowen, with 21 percent of the vote; and we had a tie for third place between Stephanie Inskeep, of Pierson and Julie Fisk, of Cedar Springs, with each taking 11 percent of the vote.
As the grand prize winner, Dawn will receive a dinner for two (up to a $20 value) at Main Street Restaurant in Cedar Springs; a $15 gift card for Bay Leaf Books in Sand Lake; a large pizza (up to 6 toppings) or two subs, and breadsticks from Mr. Pizza in Sand Lake; and a haircut from Corner Hair Design in Sand Lake (a $14 value). There are also prizes for second and third place. Winners can pick up their prizes at the Post as of Friday, February 17.
A big thanks to all who entered and all who voted!
Julie Fisk- tied for 3rd place
Stephanie Inskeep - tied for 3rd place
Emily Hamel - 2nd place winner
Posted in News
Posted on 04 November 2011.
By Judy Reed
The State of Michigan Court of Appeals ruled last week that Bobby Jay Fisk, 28, is not entitled to a new trial in the murders of Robert and Norma Bean, 66, of Howard City.
Fisk and Timothy Stephan, 29, both of Howard City, and both parolees, entered the Bean residence in the early morning hours of October 6, 2008 and stole their ATM card, a gun, and some Vicodin tablets while the couple slept. When they couldn’t get money out with the ATM card, they returned to the Bean home and kidnapped them at gunpoint and forced them into their own vehicle. The suspects then drove the Beans to various locations in Montcalm County in an attempt to obtain money. The suspects eventually drove the Beans to the 14000 block of Beardslee and murdered them.
Stephan pled guilty to the murders in 2009, and received life in prison. Fisk was convicted in 2010 and received four life sentences: one for kidnapping, one for armed robbery, one for felony murder, and one for premeditated murder, without possibility for parole. He also received 30 to 45 years on three counts of first-degree home invasion, 6 to 10 years for possession of firearms by a felon, two years for felony firearms. Fisk appealed the conviction and sentencing.
The Court of Appeals ruled that Fisk was not denied the effective assistance of counsel and is not entitled to a new trial. His appeal maintained that trial counsel was ineffective and should have moved to suppress Fisk’s statements to police immediately after the murders.
Posted in News
Posted on 27 October 2011.
Proud grandparents Steve and Renee Fisk, of Trufant, brought in this cute photo they took of their granddaughter, Rillie Ann Fisk, 10 months old, of Coral. She appears to have popped right out of this pumpkin, just in time for Halloween!
Posted in News
Posted on 22 April 2011.
Picture left to right: Andy DiPiazza, Hank Porter, Coach Busen, Jake Fisk & Conner
The Cedar Springs football team recently competed in their seventh annual “Lift-a-thon” to raise money for Cedar Springs football. According to a letter that head coach Brian Busen sent out, the event brought in $7,000 in donations.
He said this year’s lift-a-thon was a “Bench Brawl” competition with Comstock Park. Competing athletes were divided in to 5 groups based on weight class. Cedar Springs’ lifters were victorious in 4 out 5 weight classes. Individual champions for Cedar Springs included Jake Fisk, Hank Porter, Connor Burrows and Andy DiPiazza. The combined weights from the top lifters in each class were added together to determine an overall champion and Cedar Springs took home the trophy, out-lifting Comstock Park by over 500 lbs.
Coach Busen thanked those who supported the event. “With your donation we will be able to buy needed equipment, help pay coaches, defer the two-a-day costs of the athletes that participate in the lift-a-thon and do the necessary things to make this a quality program,” he said.
“WE will again be playing in the very competitive OK Blue and opening with non conference opponent and neighbor Tri County,” added Busen. “Our league was well represented in the playoffs last year not only with a playoff berth of our own, but with West Catholic earning a state championship and Comstock Park making it to the semi-finals. I can assure you that WE are working hard toward being the last team standing and will continue working hard throughout the summer to prepare for the upcoming season. This year’s group of athletes has already begun training and is eagerly awaiting their opportunity to put all their work into motion.
“Thanks again for your support. GO HAWKS!”
Please visit www.cedarfootball.com to keep up with your Red Hawks.
Posted in Featured, Sports
Posted on 01 April 2011.
The Fisk Family (Rebecca & Bruce and our children, Elizabeth, Casey, & Wyatt) wish to thank family, friends, co-workers, the community, our church, and family for all of your wonderful support following our house fire at Christmas and the recent dinner & auction benefit held at the VFW in Sand Lake.
Thanks again for all of the contributions and donations!
The Fisk Family
Posted in Thank You