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EUGENE PAUL CALKINS


Eugene Paul Calkins age 78 of Cedar Springs, died Wednesday, September 30, 2020 at his home. Gene was born August 17, 1942 in Grand Rapids, MI the son of Eugene and Ruth (Wilson) Calkins. He had served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War and then the National Guard for many years. He retired from General Motors after 30 years. He worked with horses and was one of the best pickup men in horse racing. He was a self taught and very talented musician and guitar player. Surviving are his wife, Diane; daughter, Tena (Jeff) Chulski; stepchildren, Scott Dozeman, David (Michele) Dozeman, Amy (Marlon) Fairbrother; 9 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren; brothers, Joseph (Nancy) Calkins, Floyd “Duff” (Betty) Calkins; many cousins, nieces and nephews. The service was held Monday, October 5 at 12:00 p.m. at the Bliss-Witters & Pike Funeral Home, Cedar Springs. Masks were required. Pastor Inge Whittemore officiating. Interment Solon Township Cemetery with military honors by the Kent County Veterans Honor Guard.

Arrangements by Bliss-Witters & Pike Funeral Home, Cedar Springs

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CTA Cross Country Teams Charging Ahead 


The Charger Girls’ Cross Country team works together at the Independent Conference Meet.

The Charger Girls’ Cross Country team works together at the Independent Conference Meet.

The 2015 Creative Technologies Academy Cross Country Team has already participated in their first two races: Kent City Long Lake Invitational and their first  Independent Conference Meet. Running for this year’s varsity girls’ team is senior Kaleigh Keech and freshman Brianne Calkins. This year’s boys’ varsity team consists of junior, Ethan Lehman; sophomores Les Miner, James Hofstra, Dawson Armstrong, and Jonathan LeTourneau; freshman, Dawson Ingersoll. The current school team has strong and seasoned runners who are serving as mentors to the newer and younger middle school runners. There are eight runners in grades 6-8 participating in cross country this season. And while the current high school team is going strong, CTA is also excited for the future with a strong and growing middle school team. With eleven meets left in the season, both the high school and the middle school teams are continuing to work hard and press on for a great 2015 cross country season!

Junior Ethan Lehman uses the knowledge of his years of racing as he mentors the Middle School CTA Cross Country Team.

Junior Ethan Lehman uses the knowledge of his years of racing as he mentors the Middle School CTA Cross Country Team.

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