Posted on 20 April 2012.
Taylor Nielsen signs with Argos Of Great Falls University in Montana.
Cedar Springs seniors Taylor Nielsen and Erica Wagner have signed National Letters of Intent to play College Softball.
Taylor Nielsen has signed to play with the Argos of Great Falls University, a Catholic university located in Great Falls Montana. UGF plays in the CAL/PAC Frontier Conference. Taylor will be studying Pre-Med, with a focus of going on to be an Orthopedic Surgeon. Taylor is playing her fourth year on varsity for the Red Hawks. The last 3 seasons she has earned All Conference, All District, All Region, and All Area Honors. Taylor is Team Captain and has earned Individual Academic All State Honors early in the 2012 season. The past three summers she has played travel ball for Elite and the Grand Rapids Blaze.
Erica Wagner signs with the Saints of Aquinas College in Grand Rapids.
Erica Wagner has signed to play with the Saints of Aquinas College, a Catholic college located in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Aquinas plays in the Wolverine-Hoosier Conference. Erica is undecided about her major. Erica is playing her fourth year on varsity for the Red Hawks, earning All Conference, All District, All Region, and All Area Honors the last three seasons. Erica is Team Captain and has Earned Individual Academic All State Honors early in the 2012 season. Erica has also played travel ball in the summer with the Superior Sting.
Congratulations and good luck to both girls.
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Posted on 08 July 2011.
Mr. Joseph Wayne Wagner, age 41. The Angels came and took Joe to be with Jesus on July 3, 2011, and he does not have to suffer any more. Joe worked as a steel fabricator for Granco-Clark in Belding. He is survived by his parents, Jim and Wanda (nee White) Wagner; the love of his life, Leslie Wagner; his dogs, Shilo, Sammy, and Bambi who he called “My Boys”; grandmother, Mrs. Stella White; aunts and uncles, Mike and Sharon Wagner, Verna and James Smigiel, Vernon and Judy White, Harvey and Margaret White, and Dennis and Colleen White; and many cousins and friends. He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Wayne White, his grandparents, Matthew and Rita Wagner, and his uncle, Edward White. The service for Joe was Thursday at 2:00 p.m. at the Pederson Funeral Home. Interment in Courtland Township Cemetery. Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider the needs of the family. Relatives and friends met with the family at the Pederson Funeral Home on Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Arrangements by The Pederson Funeral Home, Rockford www.pedersonfuneralhome.com
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Posted on 20 January 2011.
A 20-year-old Sparta man died last Friday morning, January 14, when the car he was driving slid into another vehicle.
Michael Ponne, 20, of Sparta, had reportedly been visiting his girlfriend on East Sternberg Road in Fruitport Township, and was driving east to his job at a Sparta bank about 7:50 a.m. when his Mercury sedan went into a slide, crossed the centerline and collided with a westbound Chevy Impala driven by David Lane, 34, also of Sparta.
Ponne was reportedly pinned in the wreckage, and pronounced dead at the scene.
Lane suffered a minor leg injury.
Both men were reportedly wearing their seatbelts.
Funeral services will be held on Friday, January 21, 3:30 p.m. at the Sparta High School Auditorium with Rev. Nate Wagner officiating. Interment in Blythefield Memory Gardens. Friends may meet the family at the Hessel-Cheslek Funeral Home on Wednesday, 7 to 9 p.m., Thursday, 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and on Friday at the High School one hour prior to the service.
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