Posted on 20 April 2012.
Mr. Carl E. Lewis (Retired MSP), age 67, of Cedar Springs, passed into the loving arms of his Savior, surrounded by his family on Thursday, April 12, 2012. He celebrated 48 years of marriage with his high school sweetheart, Ellen Lezovich Lewis. Carl was a dedicated Michigan State Trooper for 25 years, serving the Rockford, Iron Mountain, Lakeview Post, retiring from Rockford in 1997. His greatest achievements was being a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, and a Christian role model to many. Carl is survived by his loving wife, Ellen; children, Rex and Michele Lewis, Douglas and Sheryl Lewis, Stacy and Anthony Bishop, Carla and Kirk Sissell, and Lisa Lewis; 11 beautiful grandchildren; brothers and sister, Harold and LaDonna Lewis, Evelyn and Duane Carr, and Clyde and Sharon Lewis; Ellen’s family, Mary Wall, Cathryn Mulholland, Dora Lezovich, and Thomas and Kathy Lezovich; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Wilbur and Marion (Atkin) Lewis; sister, Wilma Lloyd, and his brother, Roy Lewis. The Mass of Christian Burial for Mr. Lewis was offered on Tuesday at 11:00 a.m. at Our Lady of Consolation Catholic Church with The Rev. Tony Russo presiding. Interment was held in Bethany Catholic Cemetery in Morrice on Wednesday, April 18, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. The Scripture/Rosary Service was prayed on Monday evening at the funeral home at 8:00 p.m. Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider Our Lady of Consolation Memorial Fund or Food for the Poor. Relatives and friends met with the family at the Pederson Funeral Home on Sunday from 6 to 8 p.m. and Monday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. and prior to the Mass at the church on Tuesday. Arrangements by Pederson Funeral Home, Rockford www.pedersonfuneralhome.com
Posted in Obituary
Posted on 23 November 2011.
Steven Kern as Templeton, Ian Murphy as Wilbur, and Tinsley Nulph as Charlotte.
Reviewed by Tom Noreen
Spiders. I like spiders and I really liked the Cedar Springs High School’s presentation of E.B. White’s Charlotte’s Web! Director Justin Harnden should be proud of the superb performance by the cast and crew of this children’s classic. With a cast of 39, and a crew of 13, not counting other student and parent volunteers, Justin did a great job.
Tinsley Nulph portrayed Charlotte with grace and compassion as she wove her web of magic to save Wilbur the pig from the smokehouse. Ian Murphy played Wilbur with relish, as he came to realize the value of friendship and sacrifice. Steven Kern excelled in his role as Templeton the greedy, self-centered and conniving rat. Molly McCarthy and Harrison Brown were spot-on in their performance as the stuttering Goose and Gander as were Dereck Sissell and Holly Lewis as the Sheep and Lamb.
Kristen Valentine (Fern) played her part as Wilbur’s first rescuer well, as did Seth Cosier and Rachel DeLeeuw, who portrayed her parents the Arables. Wyatt Phillips was delightful as her rambunctious younger brother, Avery. Shelby Hubble and Devin Burke had a great time playing Fern’s aunt and uncle, Edith and Homer, while Levi Velting definitely had the flair for his role as Lurvy their farmhand.
Sean Murphy, as the first place winning pig, Uncle, did a fine job of upstaging his older brother! The other members of the cast were wonderful in their roles. These included the story’s narrators Whitney Badge, Silver Gonzales, Corey Willette, and Kayla Ovokaitys, Katie Esakson (Reporter), Espen Haugland (Photographer), Alexis Lucarelli and Courtney Alvesteffer (Spectators), Morgan Bennett and Felicia Jones (Judges), Emilie Petty, Kylie Wells, Aaron Burton, and Claire Willette (Fair-goers), Kendall VanPutten, Sirena Johnson, Dalton VanEss, Taylor Atkins, Monique Wilks, and Kaci Clark (Crowd Members), Sean Herp (Announcer) and Nicole Clark, Briana Brugel, and Brooke Lubben (Little Spiders).
The crew was fantastic in keeping the show moving. Lights and sound were super. A big thanks to Student Directors Olivia Larsen and Autumn Fish, Stage Manager Brandon Jones, Costume Diva Kristie Rice, Sound Techs Kody Hall and Mitch McClees, Light Tech Brett Markosky, Sound FX RJ Moore, and Stagehands Mike Stafford, Jacob Detloff, Megan Brunett, Liz Moore, and Kate Miller.
The set design was fantastic. The large red barn, with its loft for Charlotte, filled the stage. Costumes were very well done.
The cast and crew should be proud of their successful and entertaining show! Thanks to the community and school administration for supporting the arts in Cedar Springs.
Posted in Arts & Entertainment
Posted on 23 November 2011.
Trey Lewis, 10, the son of Jake and Amy Lewis, of Solon Township, went hunting on opening day evening on his family’s property, near 22 Mile and Trenton, with his Uncle Bill Woudwyk, and got this 8-point buck his first time out.
Posted in Outdoors
Posted on 03 February 2011.
Written By: Kaeleigh Casavant, Sandie Tallman, and Makayla Golliver (Written by third grade students in MRs. Goad’s class)
Twenty-two out of twenty-seven kids in Mrs. Goad’s class at Beach Elementary listened to the Voyage of the Dawn Treader by C.S. Lewis. We started listening to the CD in November and finished it in January. On January 15, we all went to The Voyage of the Dawn Treader at 3:00 p.m. at the Kent Theatre.
Our class had many people interested in being in the book club and then seeing the movie. Here are some of them. Sandie said, “I have seen the other two movies and had interest in the series.” Jadon said, “I have never read books like this and I thought it would be fun.” Let’s give a cheer for Mrs. Goad’s class at the movies!
Posted in Cedar Springs Public Schools, Featured
Posted on 20 January 2011.
West Michigan Pursuit is seeing continued success with 11 of the 17 wrestlers they traveled to Forest Hills Central with come home with medals. Coaches Andrus and Lewis of the Cedar Springs High School wrestling team know that championship high school teams are born from strong youth teams. Opening a year round training center targeting area youth seemed to be the logical thing to do, and Andrus and Lewis had discussed it many times over the years before it came to fruition. Not only does it give the kids an opportunity to train during the off season, they have the added benefit of developing a working relationship with their future high school coaches long before they reach high school. If West Michigan Pursuit continues to churn out winners the way it has so far this season, I suspect a state championship like the one the Red Hawks saw in 1994 is not too far off in the future.
Posted in Sports