Posted on 22 August 2013.
Happy 60th Anniversary
GORDON & JOYCE REYBURN
Celebrating 60 years of marriage are Gordon and Joyce (Ziemann) Reyburn of Cedar Springs. They started their trip through life by crossing the Straights of Mackinac on the car ferry, City of Petoskey, to the Land of Hiawatha. Further north the Toonerville Trolley took them for a wilderness ride to the shores of the Tahquamenon River where they boarded the Riverboat for a 21 mile trip downstream to view the majestic Tahquamenon Falls. Since then they were blessed with a son, Greg (Toni) Reyburn and daughter, Pamala (Glen) Jurick, seven grandchildren and six great grandchildren. Family gatherings to mark the event have taken place over the summer months. They praise God from whom all blessings flow. Photo taken in 1971.
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Posted on 22 March 2012.
Congratulations to Mike Reyburn, who was promoted from Major to Lt. Colonel on March 2.
Mike is a graduate of DeWitt High School, and a 1995 West Point graduate. He has spent 17 years in the Army and is now stationed in Suffolk, Virginia.
He is the son of former residents Kris and Teri (Covell) Reyburn, and the grandson of Richard and Joan Covell, of Cedar Springs.
He is pictured here with his family—wife Jennifer, daughter Jacqueline, and son Jake.
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Posted on 12 May 2011.
The 2010-2011 team members ended their year with the 66th annual parent/member banquet on April 25. Hanna Johnson said, “We had a good hog roast and an awesome time. All FFA members and officers helped to make this banquet happen.” The officers would like to thank all the parents and everyone who attended; they helped a lot, with each bringing a dish to pass and adding their lively conversation and company to the event. While this day did mark the end of the 2010-2011 officer team, it began the life of a hopeful new group.
The FFA officers for the 2011-2012 year have started their year off with an investment in their leadership skills. “It is great to start a new season of leadership with such a great group of young men and women,” remarked club advisor Larry Reyburn. The newly elected officers are President Brent Willett, Vice President Jerry Green, Secretary Kayli DeCanter, Reporter Hanna Johnson, Treasurer Whitney Decker, and Sentinel Charles Nelson.
As a kick off to the new season, the club hosted their spring “Drive Your Tractor to School Day” on April 28. Despite rainy weather the event was well attended, with 8 tractors and many observers. Each tractor driver was provided with a commemorative t-shirt and roasted hot dogs during school lunch. Thanks go to several local businesses for sponsoring the event; your support is greatly appreciated.
The new officers further developed their team building skills by attending the FFA’s regional leadership camp, held each year at the Shack hotel in Newaygo. This event is an enjoyable learning experience intended to help new FFA leaders learn to fulfill their office duties and live up to their potential in the FFA. Members will be instructed on the duties of their prospective offices, some key factors in building team relationships, and exciting ways to develop leadership capabilities. Jerry Green expressed his feelings about the trip: “As Vice President, this time will allowed me to get the ground work laid for our group’s activities next year.” The club participates in everything from the Agricultural “Olympics,” to agricultural skill development, and to community service. Kayli DeCanter showed excitement about meeting other chapter officers from all over this part of the state and challenged herself to find new ideas to apply in her Cedar Springs community.
Also the group was selected as the second place team in the only team competition at the event. Mr. Reyburn remarked that this was the best the Cedar Springs officer team had finished in over 2 years.
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Posted on 12 May 2011.
The Cedar Springs FFA has received approval from the School Administration to launch a new “Community Garden Project.” Advisor Larry Reyburn announced that the project is just a beginning to future experiences. “We hope that this marks the first year of an annual event in our community,” he said.
The group plans to prepare garden plots measuring 15 feet x 15 feet, which community members could rent for $20. The renter can then plant a small produce plot that would be tilled by FFA booster members. FFA members have been eagerly anticipating a time when they could bring more agriculture back to their program at Cedar Springs. “I am very excited to help bring more agriculture and community service to our school, but we will need help from our community,” said Brent Willett, local FFA President.
Local farmer and FFA booster Wayne Marsman will be helping the group with soil preparation. The target, weather permitting, is to have the sites ready for planting by the end of May. Several community members have been instrumental in the planning for this activity. Dan Spangenberg, D. White, Rick Sevey, and Dick Winzer have been working with FFA members Brent Willett, Jerry Green, Charles Nelson, and FFA Advisor Mr. Reyburn to bring the project to fruition. “The most difficult part of the process has been to be sure we have all the bases covered for safety and liability for the school,” remarked Reyburn.
“With the big downturn in the economy and the movement toward naturally grown foods, we figured the time is now,” stated Sevey, a local farmer. The project will allow community members to start a fun project, renting and growing their own food plot as long as they follow organic guidelines. Community members can contact Mr. Reyburn for more information or reserve a plot by calling 616-696-1200 (Extension 6131) or emailing Larry.Reyburn@csredhawks.org.
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Posted on 06 January 2011.
Two Cedar Springs residents are headed to court after a drug bust December 3 in the 300 block of E. Oak Street.
The Post reported last month that one person was arrested and another cited on drug-related charges after Cedar Springs police responded to a loud music complaint and found marijuana.
Officer Paul Feutz saw one of the people throw something behind a dresser, which turned out to be a bag of marijuana and they found more on the balcony. They confiscated six bags, for a total of 26 grams.
Nicholas Allen Reyburn 28, of Cedar Springs, was arrested and charged with possession of a controlled substance-delivery and manufacturing of marijuana. He had a preliminary exam December 20, and is now scheduled for a jury pick on March 17.
The person living in the apartment, Sara Cross, was charged under a city ordinance for possession of drug paraphernalia. She has a pretrial conference set for January 21 at 1:45 p.m.
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