Posted on 07 February 2014.
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Photo by Marty Fraser
A fire that started in a garage destroyed a two-story home in Nelson Township last weekend that had recently been remodeled.
According to Cedar Springs Fire Chief Marty Fraser, the call came in at 12:38 a.m. Saturday, February 1, at a home at 7788 19 Mile Road, between Myers Lake Avenue and Pine Lake Rd. “The family woke up when they heard a noise in the garage and couple of explosions,” explained Fraser. “They were probably the tires on the minivan and a small car.” Both cars were destroyed in the fire.
Fraser said the first unit arrived at the home of Karl and Kathy Hanes to find the structure well involved and the occupants outside. Home at the time was the mother and four teenagers.
Assisting at the scene was the Sand Lake, Spencer, Courtland and Oakfield Fire Departments. “It took approximately two hours to knock the bulk of the fire down, and about 1-1/2 to 2 hours to knock down hot spots. We were on the scene a total of six hours,” explained Fraser.
The home was a total loss. Fraser said that the interior of the home was compromised so they had to attack the fire strictly from the outside. The cause was undetermined.
The family does have insurance, and the Red Cross put them up temporarily in one of their Red Cross houses. Anyone who would like to help the Hanes family, should contact the Red Cross.
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Posted on 31 May 2013.
Mrs. Pride Hanes, age 80, of Sand Lake, passed away on Thursday, May 23, 2013. She grew up just south of Howard City. Her father, Roy Brisbin was the editor of the Rockford Squire and the Cedar Springs Clipper. Pride was a 1950 graduate of Tri-County High School. Pride was a teacher and when Grant Hanes returned from the military, he met Pride, and they were married on October 9, 1953. Pride taught school until they were blessed with a family. She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ in Ravenna. When her children were older, she became a teacher aide with the little children. Pride loved being at home, especially when her grandchildren were around. Both she and Grant enjoyed wintering in Zephyrhills, Florida. Pride loved garage sales and many beautiful pictures and accessories adorn her home. She was an excellent cook. Pride is survived by her husband, Grant; children, Mark and Kris Hanes, Mitchell Hanes, and Kevin Hanes; 11 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her son, Michael Hanes, her daughter, Michelle Hanes, her brother, Roy Brisbin, and her sister, Joy Shellenberger. Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider Hospice of MI, 989 Spaulding Ave., SE., Ada, MI 49301. A family service had been held.
Arrangements by Pederson Funeral Home, Rockford www.pedersonfuneralhome.com
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