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Nationally known author, Edward Stinson, married Rockford resident, Jeanne Dukes, in a private ceremony on March 22, 2020.

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Anna McCall of Clawson, Michigan and Dustin Robinson of Oklahoma were married on Friday, August 10, 2018 at String Grove Park in Jamestown Township, Michigan. Celebrating with the couple were Anna’s parents, Nancy McCall and Allen McCall; Dustin’s parents, Becky and Jim Smith and Larry Robinson; Anna’s grandparents, Richard and Patricia Capek and Dustin’s grandmother, Avonelle McHenry. Attendants were friends and brothers of the couple. The reception was held at the Stonewater Country Club in Caledonia. Anna and Dustin plan to live in Washington DC where Anna is the laboratory coordinator at the University of Gallaudet and Dustin is a computer tech and programmer.

Congratulations to Dustin and Anna!

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Linsey Gates and Daniel Fountain were married September 10th at St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Muskegon. The festivities continued at a reception on White Lake. Linsey graduated from Cedar Springs High School in 2006 and Western Michigan University in 2010 and 2013. She works as a speech-language pathologist in Highland Park, Illinois. Daniel graduated from Notre Dame Preparatory High School in Pontiac in 2004, Western Michigan University in 2009 and Michigan State University in 2014. Daniel is a manager in the aerospace industry. Lindsey is the daughter of Craig and Sue Gates of Cedar Springs. Daniel is the son of Bud and Ann Fountain of Rochester. The couple reside in Chicago.

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Ricky Lenardson and Christine Ellis are proud to announce the marriage of their daughter Brittany Lenardson to Evan Lee Schumacher. Evan is the son of Michael Schumacher and Joann (Ignasiak) Uhl.

Brittany is a Cedar Springs 2011 graduate and 2016 Grand Valley State University graduate in Engineering and Evan is a 2008 graduate of Almont High School and a 2015 Grand Valley State University graduate in Engineering. They met while at GVSU in the engineering program. The wedding was held on September 24, 2016 in Imlay City, Michigan.

They are pictured with their “daughter,” Millie Schumacher.

Congratulations and may your lives together be blessed because you both are such blessings to everyone you know!

Love you both from Mom and Dad!

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Kulak – Grice

Melinda Abbott, of Cedar Springs and Edward Grice, of Sand Lake are pleased to announce the marriage of their daughter, Chelsea Grice to Cory Kulak, on April 14, 2012. Both bride and groom are from Cedar Springs and graduated with the class of 2008 at Cedar Springs High School. The groom’s parents are Ed and Sandy Kulak of Cedar Springs. The ceremony took place at Howard Christensen Nature Center, with the reception at the Red Flannel Rod and Gun Club. The bride’s attendants were Katie Schreiber, Brittany Johnson (both friends), and sisters Miranda Grice, Ashley Crowe, and Grace Abbott as flower girl. The groom’s attendants were Ryan Hanna (friend), uncles Brian and Dan Kulak, and his cousin Mikey Kulak. Their honeymoon was at Disney World and they will reside in Rockford.

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Brooke Durst and Jeremy Wong were married on the bride’s birthday, March 11, 2012, at the Collegedale Community Church in Collegedale, Tennessee. The couple met at Southern  Adventist University where they both graduated with a BA in Religion. They currently reside in Kettering, Ohio where they are active in ministry.  Parents of the bride and groom are Doug and Cheri Durst of Rock Spring, Georgia (formerly of Cedar Springs) and Alan and Lian Wong of Sellersburg, Indiana, respectively. Attendants included  Heather Henning, sister of the bride and Michael Paskewicz, cousin of the Bride along with many other friends. Arryanna Rodrigues-Torres was a most lovely flower girl! The bride wore an ivory satin gown and red shoes to honor the Chinese tradition symbolizing joy and happiness. The groom was presented with a cowboy hat as he was welcomed into the Durst family. The wedding was live streamed and can be viewed at brookeandjeremy.info.


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Walker – Moody

Vows of marriage were spoken on September 10, 2011 at Beth Haven Baptist Church in Sheridan by Erika Ann Moody and Marc David Walker. Parents of the bride are Richard and Ruth Moody, of Escanaba. The groom’s parents are Dennis and Sue Walker of Cedar Springs. Maid of Honor was Janelle Goodreau. Braidemaids were Becky Sarauer, Kim Parks, Holly Walker and Denise Ruwersma. Flower girl was Madilyn Ruwersma. Best man was Paul Ruwersma. Groomsmen were Jeremy Austin, Jeff Vandenburg, Michael Moody and Kevin Walker. Ringbearer was Levi Ruwersma. Ushers were Tom Green and Mike Hodgkiss.

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Steve and Judy Reed, of Cedar Springs, and David and Julie Hunt, of Plainwell, are happy to announce the marriage of their children, Rachel Anne Reed and Joshua David Hunt.
The couple was married at Johnson Park, in Grandville, Michigan, on September 16, with Reverend Charles Smith officiating.
Attendants of the bride were Mike Nowak (friend), Erin Greenhoe (friend) and Jessica Prater (sister of the bride).
Attendants of the groom were Levi Hunt (brother of the groom) and Steven Reed (brother of the bride).
Ringbearer was Landon Prater, nephew of the bride.
The reception followed at the enclosed shelter in Johnson Park, and the couple honeymooned in Cancun. They live in Grand Rapids.
Rachel is a 2003 graduate of Cedar Springs High School, and 2008 & 2011 graduate of Cornerstone University (BA, MBA). She is staff accountant at Cornerstone University. Josh is a 2003 graduate of Delton Kellogg High School and 2008 graduate of Kalamazoo Valley Community College. He is employed by Meijer.
Proud grandparents of the couple are Bill and Pat Campbell, of Big Rapids, and Les and Jean Green, of Plainwell.

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Lee – Otzman

Lee-OtzmanLeah Rose Otzman and Earnest Lee III were married Dec. 18, 2010, at Harborfront Place in Grand Haven with Rev. Lydia Waring Meyer presiding at the 4:30 p.m. ceremony. Music was provided by the bride’s father and uncles of the bride, Steve and Jeff Goodman. The bride is the daughter of Steve and Susan Otzman of Grand Haven. She is currently attending Grand Valley State University. The groom, formerly of Cedar Springs, is the son of Kim and Ryan Chinn of Fort Hood, Texas, and the late Ernest Lee, II. He is currently serving in the U.S. Air Force. The bride was given in marriage by her father. Cousin of the bride Savannah Goodman attended her as maid of honor. Cousin Stacy Goodman and the groom’s sister, Chelsey Lee, were also her attendants. The groom’s cousin, Autumn Zerkle was the flower girl. The groom’s brother Troy Sanders, served as best man. Serving as groomsmen were Elijah Russel and the bride’s brother, Dion Otzman. The reception was held at Harborfront Place Grand Hall. The groom’s parents hosted the rehearsal dinner at Clover Bar Restaurant.
The newlyweds traveled to Croton Pond in Newaygo, for their honeymoon. The couple dated four years after meeting in high school.

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Walter and EllaMae KnochWalter G. Knoch Sr. of Rockford  & Ella Mae Mosher of Sand Lake were united in marriage 2pm Dec. 12, 2010 at Pilgrim Bible Church in Cedar Springs. Pastor Mike Shiery officiating. Attendants were Rod & Sue Mosher.

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