Posted on 25 October 2012.
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
Posted in Obituary
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 News
Posted on 23 November 2011.
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!
Posted in Outdoors
Posted on 04 November 2011.
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
Posted in Memorial
Posted on 16 June 2011.
Miss Sand Lake 2011 and Court (From left to right): Autumn Smith, Meghan Warren, 2011 Miss Sand Lake, Shayna Gross, Meghan Yost
Shayna Gross, a senior at Tri County High School, was chosen Miss Sand Lake 2011 at the annual pageant held Friday, June 10, at Resurrection Lutheran Church in Sand Lake. Chosen as court members were Meghan Yost, Meghan Warren, and Autumn Smith.
Eight contestants vied for the title of 2011 Miss Sand Lake. Contestants were Ashlie Feikema, Amanda Cooper, Morgan Grecheski, Shayna Gross, Shana Shqair, Meghan Warren, Autumn Smith, and Meghan Yost. There were three parts to the competition besides the application: An interview, a written/spoken speech (this years’ speech theme “Friendship is our Wealth”), and one randomly drawn question written by one of the contestants.
Judges this year were Kym Steffes from the Rockford Squire, and Kathy Aldrich from Spectrum Community Services.
Shayna is the daughter of David and Brenda Gross. She was Class President at Tri County High School, a member of the National Honor Society, involved in Student Council, Theatre, Cross County and Track. Her future plans include college to study advertising and psychology.
Meghan Yost is a senior at Tri County High School, a member of the National Honor Society, Band, and active in her church youth group. Future plans include studying Cosmetology and pursuing her passion of music. She is the daughter of Marjorie Yost and Ben Yost.
Meghan Warren is a 2011 graduate of Tri County High School. She was the captain of the Varsity Softball team, active in Student Council, and her church youth group. Meghan will be attending Aquinas College this fall. She is the daughter of Rebecca Guthrie.
Autumn Smith is a junior at Tri County High School, plays volleyball, coaches youth volleyball, and loves tractor pulling with the “Judgement Day Pullers.” Autumn plans to become a special education teacher. She is the daughter of Ray and Mary Smith.
Posted in News
Posted on 16 June 2011.
On Friday, May 6th, Ms. Falcinelli, Mrs.Poll, Mrs. Smith, and Mrs. Underwood’s Cedar View Elementary classrooms went to Lansing for their 4th grade field trip to see our state Capitol building and the Michigan Historical Museum. This special trip is a culminating activity after studying Michigan history, geography, economics, and our state and federal government throughout third and fourth grades. The students are always excited to see our wonderful Capitol building and see where our laws are made. One activity they really enjoy is lying down on the glass floor in the rotunda and looking up at the beautiful capitol dome. The Michigan Historical Museum brings Michigan’s history right before the students’ eyes.
The students who attended Lansing on Friday happened to be there on a day of a historical event. It was the day of the unveiling of former Governor Granholm’s portrait. Some of the classes were able to see Governor Granholm there in the Capitol building. Mrs. Poll’s class had the honor of having a representative from the capitol explain to them some of the symbolism included in the governor’s portrait. In the portrait the governor is looking past a vase of apple blossoms and out a sunlit window. Some of the symbols in the portrait include: a small wind turbine to show her work toward green energy, a Chevy Volt to show her work support of extending the range of the electric car, a mortarboard to show that she wants to increase the number of college graduates in Michigan, and a shovel that was used to break the ground for an advanced auto battery plant in Holland, Michigan.
On Wednesday, May 11th, a second batch of fourth graders headed to Lansing. This time, students from Ms. Zank, Mrs. Baas, Mrs. Nielsen, Mr. Moleski, and Mr. Gregory visited the Michigan Historical Museum and state Capitol. Since congress rarely convenes on a Friday, it was the Wednesday group that had the opportunity of a fourth grade lifetime. Several of our groups from Cedar View were honored in the House of Representatives by our very own representative Pete MacGregor. These groups were able to see the representatives at work and listen in on how they voted on a bill.
All of the students had an awesome time viewing the history of Michigan at the Michigan Historical Museum, but the main attraction was seeing how our government actually works. The fourth grade teachers spent many hours preparing their students for this trip. No question from the tour guides went unanswered by our marvelous fourth graders. The lead tour guide at the capitol told me that Cedar View Elementary is one of the finest and largest groups to enter the Capitol and leave as the best behaved. Congratulations to all of the fourth grade students of Cedar View for representing our community and demonstrating the Habits of Mind.
Posted in Cedar Springs Public Schools