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Woman serving sentence for moving violation causing death


Kristy Lynn Beemer

Kristy Lynn Beemer

A Cedar Springs woman is serving a 25-day sentence as part of a plea deal for causing the deaths of two elderly people last fall.

Kristy Lynn Beemer, 28, of Sand Lake, was reportedly driving too fast and caused the accident that occurred at Cedar Springs Avenue and Egner, Wednesday evening, October 16. A 2008 Ford Taurus was eastbound on Egner and stopped at the stop sign at Cedar Springs Avenue about 6:22 p.m. The driver attempted to turn north on Cedar Springs Avenue and collided with Beemer’s 2008 Saturn that was northbound.

The backseat passenger in the Taurus, Kathleen Fernn Bitely, 88, of Bailey was pronounced dead at the scene. The front seat passenger, Herbert Donald Smith, 92, from Twin Lakes, was transported to the hospital where he later died of his injuries.

Beemer was also charged with a moving violation causing serious injury to her front seat passenger, Michael McBride, 30 of Sand Lake, and his five-year-old daughter, who suffered two broken legs.

As part of the plea deal, Beemer pled guilty to one count of moving violation causing Smith’s death. The other charges were dismissed.

 

 

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Five chosen to vie for Superintendent spot


The Cedar Springs Public Schools Board will interview five candidates next week—including current Assistant Superintendent David Cairy—as potential replacements for retiring Superintendent Ron McDermed.

The candidates are Assistant Superintendent David Cairy; Gibraltar/Shumate Middle School Principal Brad Coon; Boyne Falls Public Schools Superintendent Karen Sherwood; Hudsonville Human Resources and Assessment Director Scott Smith; and Laura Van Duyne, the executive director of a special education consortium in Concord, California.

The candidates were selected from a pool of 15 applicants.  First round interviews for Coon and Smith will be held at 6:00 and 7:30 p.m. on March 17; Sherwood and VanDuyne at 6:00 and 7:30 p.m. on March 19; and Cairy at 6 p.m. on March 21. Second round interviews are scheduled for March 26.  The public is invited to attend the interviews, which will take place in the Hilltop board room.

Following are short bios for each candidate:

David Cairy

David Cairy

David Cairy was named Cedar Springs’ assistant superintendent in 2007 and has led a variety of educational initiatives as well as serving as the district’s chief financial officer. Before joining the central office administrative team, Cairy was principal at Cedar Trails Elementary and a teacher at the Jefferson Elementary School in South Redford. He holds a Masters in K-12 administration from Michigan State University and a Bachelor’s degree in social sciences from Grand Valley State University.

Brad Coon

Brad Coon

Brad Coon has been a principal in the Gibraltar district since 2004 and was an assistant principal at Algonac High School from 2002-04. He has also served as an alternative education consultant at Oakland Schools and a teacher in the Orchard View and Fruitport districts.  He holds an education specialist degree from Oakland University, a master’s in education from Grand Valley State University, and a bachelor’s degree from Grand Valley State University.

Karen Sherwood

Karen Sherwood

Karen Sherwood was named principal of the Boyne City Middle School after serving as a teacher in the building for 14 years prior to her 2010 appointment as the superintendent in Boyne Falls.  She holds a master’s in education leadership from Grand Valley State University, a master’s in early childhood development from Central Michigan University and a bachelor’s from the University of Michigan at Dearborn.

Scott Smith

Scott Smith

Scott Smith was a middle school principal and assistant principal in the Hamilton district from 1995-2011 before joining the Hudsonville district in his present position.  He holds an education specialist degree from Grand Valley State University, a master’s in educational leadership and a bachelor’s degree in secondary education from Western Michigan University.

Laura Van Duyne has served as executive director of the State SELPA, Contra Costa Special Education Joint Powers Authority since 2010 and held a variety of administrative and leadership positions in the Antioch, CA, system from 2003-2010.  She holds a doctorate in education from the University of San Francisco, a master’s in education administration from Minnesota State University and a bachelor’s in education from the University of Nevada.

 

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EDWARD & LAURA (BECKER) SMITH


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65th Anniversary

EDWARD & LAURA (BECKER) SMITH

 

Sand Lake – An open house celebration of 65 years of marriage will be held on Saturday, October 19th from 3 – 6 pm at the Sand Lake VFW Hall. No presents necessary. The Smith’s children are; Dan (Jane) Smith, Margaret Merritt, Sandy (Trez) McConnell, Ed (Karen) Smith, Randy (Roxy) Smith, John (Cheryl) Smith and Lori (Scott) Wesche. Ed and Laura have 17 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild.

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Man sentenced for selling game fish


A Grand Rapids man that sold catfish he had caught in the Kalamazoo River has been sentenced to four months probation.

The man, Leon Terrill Smith, 40, had advertised the catfish on Craigslist as for sale. Michigan DNR law enforcement officers worked with the Wildlife Resources Protection Unit (WRPU) and made contact with Smith, who sold 14 catfish to WRPU members.

Officers arrested the man after the sale for selling sport caught fish, driving while license suspended and an outstanding arrest warrant. Investigating officers were advised Smith also had previous felony convictions for drug and firearms violations.

A person convicted of buying or selling game fish or any parts of game fish is guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by imprisonment for not more than 90 days or a fine of not less than $250.00 or more than $1,000.00, or both.

Smith appeared in court Tuesday, July 9, and entered a guilty plea. He was sentenced to four months probation and must take part in an educational series on fishing laws in Michigan.

Smith reportedly did not know it was illegal without a commercial license. DNR officials say that sport fishing is not health regulated and the fish could be contaminated.

The DNR reminds readers that you can call the Report All Poaching Hotline at 800-292-7800 to report any natural resources violations, including hunting and fishing violations.

 

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Post goes to Georgia


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The Post traveled with Karen Smith, of Ensley Township, and her family to Georgia last month to welcome their son, SSgt. Shane Smith, home from Afghanistan. Welcome home, Shane—and thank you for serving our country! We are glad the Post could be part of such a great reunion!

If you are traveling, take the Post with you and snap a photo. Send it to news@cedarspringspost.com, along with a little info. We will print photos as space allows.

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Kim & Connie Smith


Celebrating 25 years

of Marriage

Kim & Connie Smith

 

Kim and Connie (Gillespie) Smith of Cedar Springs are sharing their 25th Wedding Anniversary on Wednesday, February 6 2013.

Wishing you many more happy years together.

 

We love you…

Your Family

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William “Bill” Smith


 

SMITH (Cedar Springs) Mr. William “Bill” Smith, age 85, passed away on Thursday, October 18, 2012. He served his country in the US Navy during WWII on the USS Stembel. Bill was a gentleman who enjoyed fishing, especially for Walleye. He also enjoyed making custom cabinets. For 42 years he was employed with McInerney Spring & Wire. Bill was a member of the First Baptist Church of Cedar Springs. He was preceded in death by his wife, Doris. Bill is survived by his children, Gregory Smith, Shawn and Margret Smith; grandchildren, Christie Jo and Rachel; great-grandchildren, Chelsea, Brooklyn, and Austin; brothers and sisters, Margaret (Robert) Jenkins, Alice (Howard) Perrins, Robert and Joyce Smith, Carl and Marty Smith; nieces and nephews. The service for Mr. Smith was held Saturday at 10:30 a.m. at the Pederson Funeral Home with Pastor Jim Howard officiating. Military honors will be under the auspices of the Kent County Veterans Honor Guard with interment in Blythefield Memory Gardens. Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider First Baptist Church of Cedar Springs, 233 S. Main St., Cedar Springs, MI 49319. Relatives and friends met with the family at the funeral home on Friday from 5 to 8 p.m.

Arrangements by Pederson Funeral Home, Rockford

www.pedersonfuneralhome.com

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Losing with TOPS


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.

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Teen bow hunter gets his buck


Michael Smith Jr., 15, the son of Mike and Betty Smith, shot this nice 8-point buck with his bow on Nov. 5. He was hunting behind his house in Solon Township. He is a freshman at Cedar Springs High School. Congratulations Michael!

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Rodney Scott Smith


April 4, 1986 – Oct. 28, 2010

One year has passed since you were taken from us suddenly. We miss you every day that has passed. So proud of the man you turned out to be and the loving son you will always be. Rest in Peace as you know you are loved by so many people, family, friends and co-workers.

Love you so,
Mom, Dad, Randy Smith
Jason (Mary) Preston
Nephews & Nieces
a special person, Gina

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