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REED CITY — Spectrum
Health will host a MedNow open
house May 4 at St. Paul Lutheran
Church in Reed City. It will run
from 6 to 7:30 p.m. The church is
located at 22275 Four Mile Road.
The open house is intended to
help community members better
understand how the virtual program works. Attendees will get
a first-hand look at the MedNow
virtual medicine equipment and
learn different ways the program
provides quality care to patients.
Mary Kay VanDriel, President
of Spectrum Health Big Rapids
and Reed City Hospitals, will
share information about the technology and explain how users can
obtain affordable medical care
at their convenience. People who
have used the MedNow service
will share their experiences with
the technology.
The event is free and open to
the public. Appetizers will be provided.
Registration is preferred, but
not required. To register, call (616)
267-2199 or email mednow@spectrumhealth.org.

Raising hope with Rising tide
Michigan Governor
Rick Snyder visits Evart
to hear how program
designed to improve
economic framework
is doing

During the roundtable discussion, Snyder heard from
education officials, Michigan
Economic Development Corporation personnel and members
of the city government.
Snyder told the group he
appreciated the opportunity
to receive feedback about the
progress the community was
making. The issue, he said, is
some residents of the state are
By Andy Duffy
not able to participate in MichiWeekly Voice
gan’s improving economy. The
Rising Tide program was his
EVART — Gov. Rick Snyder
made an April 21 stop in Evart to administration’s response to the
problem.
hear updates from community
Part of his vision, Snyder said,
leaders about the progress of his
Rising Tide initiative in the city. is for a recovering community to
help neighboring communities
Rising Tide is an initiative
make the same strides.
proposed by the governor to
Rising Tide operates under the
help at-risk communities make
improvements to their economic auspices of the Michigan Department of Talent and Economframework. Evart was one of
ic Development. An objective of
10 Michigan towns chosen as
the program is to help local leadpilot communities for the proers develop new strategies for
gram. State officials made their
community selections based on improving local economies.
“We can collaborate with
a series of economic factors,
including unemployment rates, communities to help develop
poverty levels and labor partici- the tools to advance a strong
economic vision and create
pation rates.

new career opportunities for
residents,” Snyder said at the
time of the creation of Rising
Tide. “This program will help
economically challenged communities be better positioned for
redevelopment opportunities.“
A factor cited by Michigan
Economic Development officials
as hampering Evart’s economic
success is the academic achievement of its students.
Addressing the governor
during the discussion, Evart
Elementary School Principal
Sarah Bailey told of her efforts
to improve achievement scores
in the community since coming
to the district in August 2014.
Bailey said she chose to come
to Evart because the school
ranked 15 on the Top to Bottom
List of school rankings.
Since she joined the district,
school officials have overhauled
four out of its five subject areas, identified and built on the
school’s strengths, provided professional development around
implementing new curriculum,
hired an instructional coach and
developed literacy, behavior and

‘Coming to a small town
and showing an interest in us
is a big deal.’
Darwin Booher
State Senator
n

technology teams among other
measures.
“We have a plan for improvement and school turnaround,
and we know what needs to be
done, but to close the loop and
be effective, we need more time,
more people and more money,”
Bailey said. “We need your support to make this happen.”
City manager Zackary Szakacs told Snyder the town is
“moving forward, and I’m really
excited about it.”
State Sen. Darwin Booher, who
resides near Evart, told Snyder
the Rising Tide program has
given Evart a chance.
“Coming to a small town and
showing an interest in us is a big
deal,” Booher said.

Yoplait intruduces organic yogurt
at Reed City Depot
By Andy Duffy
Weekly Voice

Track collection
Evart’s track team collects food
for area pantry

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REED CITY — Yoplait officials hosted a reception at
the Reed City Depot April 20 to
introduce Annie’s and Liberte
organic yogurts to the community. The event marked General
Mills continuing foray into the
organic food market.
The addition of these new
products could add up to 40 new
jobs at the plant at the Reed City
plant according to company
spokeswoman Kelsey Roemhildt..
Also appearing at the reception was Annie’s mascot Bernie
the Bunny.
With the addition of Annie’s,
General Mills owns more than
100 consumer brands in more
than 100 countries around the
world.
The excursion into the organic yogurt market seems to
be a natural step for the multinational corporation. General
Mills said 86 percent of all its
solid waste from its North
American operations is reused
or recycled, that it has invested
$4 million since 2011 to support

ANDY DUFFY | Weekly Voice

Bernie the Bunny was at the Reed City Depot April 20 to introduce a line of organic yogurt products. With the addition
of the new lines, Yoplait may add up to 40 employees at its Reed City operation.
pollinator and biodiversity efforts, and is now the third largest U.S. producer of natural and
organic foods.
Amy Frey, plant manager of
the Yoplait-General Mills factory in Reed City, said the company is launching three types

of organic yogurt. Natural and
organic foods are a growing segment of the nations’ food market, and General Mills is trying
to meet the demand for those
products.
“Reed City is a great place
to work and live, and General

Mills has been very successful
there since we teamed up with
Yoplait in 1977,” Roemhildt said.
The introduction of the organic products also marked
another milestone for General
Mills. The corporation turns
150 this year.

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A few clouds.
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60s and lows in
the low 40s.

Plenty of sun.
Highs in the
upper 60s and
lows in the mid
40s.

Sunrise: 6:35 AM

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Sunset: 8:43 PM

Sunset: 8:44 PM

Sunset: 8:45 PM

Michigan at a Glance

Grand Rapids
Sunset:
• 8:46 PM•
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Detroit
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Sunset: 8:47 PM

Area Cities

Evart’s VanOrder commits to Cornerstone University
By Andy Duffy
Weekly Voice

EVART — Evart all-state
athlete Mara VanOrder
recently declared her intention to attend Cornerstone
University.
VanOrder said she chose
Cornerstone because the
university will help her
develop athletically, spiritually and academically.
VanOrder will participate
in track and field there.
The Evart athlete will
graduate from high school
with a host of accomplishments. She was an all-conference basketball player
during all four years of her
high-school career. She was
named to the Cadillac News
All-Area team two of those
years. She was twice named
to the Pioneer Basketball
Dream Team.

Besides
being
a state
qualifier in
the high
jump,
4X100
relay, 400
meter
VanOrder
and 200
meter events, she earned
all-state honors in the 400.
She was also conference and
regional champion in the
400 and 200 events and was
named to the Academic AllState Track and Field team.
VanOrder said she grew
up in a family that was
involved in sports. Her
brother pushed her, and her
parents and grandparents
encouraged her. Sports,
VanOrder said, were a

passion that all her family
shared.
Her coach, Todd Scott, attributed VanOrder’s success
to her work ethic.
“She continues to work
hard at every practice day
in and day out, and wants to
improve herself. This is why
she is so successful.”
Scott said VanOrder not
only leads on the track, but
she also leads in the classroom.
“It’s not always easy to
excel at a sport where there
is little glory, but she continues to go above and beyond,
and it shows in the results,”
Scott said. “With her work
ethic and positive attitude,
she will excel at whatever
she chooses to pursue. In
my opinion, cornerstone
will be lucky to have her
down there.”

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What’s Happening in the Area

Hospital hosting
diabetes prevention
program

Free concerts at the
Reed City Depot

Spectrum offers
The class will meet May 3
3457
from 1 to 3:30 p.m. For more
REED CITY— St. Phillips diabetes support group
information or to reserve a Church
space, call Osceola County
Every Tuesday, ThursREED CITY— A free conREED CITY— SpecOsceola COA offering
Commission on Aging, 231- day, 1 to 4 p.m.
cert will be held at the Reed
trum Health is offering a
diabetes PATH program 734-5559.
Contact Robert at 231-832- diabetes support group on
City Depot every second
2624
and fourth Thursday from
the last Thursday of the
EVART— Osceola
7 to 9 p.m. starting May 12
month at 3 p.m. at the diaCounty Commission on
Food pantries
and running through the
betes education building,
Aging and Michigan State
GFWC
Women’s
Club
end of September.
219 East Church Street.
University Extension will
A food pantry is available
Music by Cedar Creek.
The groups are free and
offer a free, six-week Diato residents in need who
EVART— Evart Women’s
Country, oldies and gospel. betes PATH workshop in
live in Osceola County. The Club meets the second
open to those with diabetes
Come on down and join
Evart. Diabetes PATH is a
following is a list of the dif- Tuesday of every month
or those who support somethe fun.
workshop for adults with
ferent locations, hours and (Sept. through June).
one with the condition.
type 2 diabetes and is open contact people.
Contact Terese at 231-734- Facilitators will lead disto family, friends, caregivSEARS— Former Orient 6940.
cussions on various topics
Spring brunch and
ers and anyone wishing to Township Hall, next to the
including healthy cooking,
program at Evart church learn more about manag- Post Office
computer apps for diabeAARP meeting
ing diabetes.
Every Tuesday, 1 to 4 p.m.
tes, use of over-the-counter
EVART— A Springtime
The diabetes PATH workContact Ken at 231-620Brunch and Program:
REED CITY— AARP No. medications and more.
shop will assist partici2504
To register, call 231-592Understanding and Cop2418 meets on the second
pants in managing their
MARION— Marion Food Wednesday of every month 4483.
ing with Dementia/Aldiabetes and taking control Pantry, East Main Street,
zheimer’s Disease, will be
at the United Methodist
of their health. Particiby appointment, on call 24
held on April 30 from 9:30
Church in Reed City.
Dinner with friends at
pants will learn ways to
hours
a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Evart
Potluck lunch (bring own
St. Paul Lutheran Church
Contact Marsha at 231United Methodist Church, deal with the symptoms
table service) will start
of diabetes, understand
743-6801
619 Cherry Street.
at noon followed with a
EVART— Dinner with
emotions, develop healthy
TUSTIN— Augustana
program starting at 1 p.m.
Friends Community Meal
eating habits and talk
Lutheran Church
Everyone welcome.
will be held on the second
Shepherd’s Table
with health care providers
Every Monday, 9 a.m. to
For more information,
Wednesday of each month
at Hersey church
about diabetes.
noon
contact Marylou at 231-832- from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at St.
Seating is limited and
Contact Katie at 231-7684938.
Paul Lutheran Church, 435
HERSEY— Shepherd’s
reservations are required. 4418, or Betty at 231-829Table, 5 to 6:30 p.m., TuesW. 5th Street. Sponsored by
St. Paul Lutheran Church
Shepherd’s Table
and the Evart United MethREED CITY— Church of odist Church.
Donations appreciated.
the Nazarene, Shepherd’s
Take out available.
Table, free meal every
For more information,
Thursday at 5:30 p.m., 5300
contact 231-734-3585 or 231220th Avenue. Donations
734-5491.
welcome.
In the event that school
is canceled, Dinner with
Breakfast at Reed City Friends will not take place.

REED CITY— Spectrum
Health Reed City Hospital
will be hosting the National Diabetes Prevention
Program beginning May 9
in Reed City.
The program offers
those at high risk for type 2
diabetes an opportunity to
learn how to lead a healthier life. Participants will
meet from 10 to 11 a.m. on
Mondays for 16 weeks, and
monthly for six months following.
To register for the National DPP, call 231-8326636.

Cross presenting
‘Deathtrap’

REED CITY— Crossroads Theatre Guild presents ‘Deathtrap,’ a mystery
by Ira Levin, on April 29
and 30 at 7 p.m. and May 1
at 2 p.m.

day nights at Hersey Congregational Church.

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REED CITY— The Reed
City Moose Lodge will
be serving breakfast on
the second Sunday of the
month from 8 to 11 a.m.
Same menu and all you
can eat. Eggs, sausage,
potatoes, pancakes, French
toast, biscuits and gravy.
All for $6 per person.

South Evart Quilt Club
meeting

EVART— The South Evart Quilt Club meets on the
first and third Wednesday
of each month through
May 30, at the Evart Township Hall, Main Street,
from 11 a.m. to 2:30-3 p.m.
with a potluck lunch at
noon.
Everyone interested in
quilting, whether beginner
or pro, are welcome. For
more information, contact
Margie at 231-734-3857 or
Ann at 231-867-3237.

OLAH holding monthly
meetings

EVART— The Osceola
League for Arts and Humanities will be holding
a monthly meeting on
the first Tuesday of each
month at 6:30 p.m. at 207 N.
Main Street, Evart, 231-7349900.
Art, antiques, crafts.
Open Thursday, Friday,
Saturday from 11 a.m. to 5
p.m.
Lapidary Class, Saturday,
1 to 5 p.m.
Classes in other areas of
the arts will be offered for
those interested.

Free dinner
at Reed City church

REED CITY— There
will be a free dinner every
Monday from 5 to 7 p.m. at
the Church of the Firstborn Revival Center, 310 S.
Higbee.
Donations accepted but
not necessary.
REED CITY— The
Church of the Firstborn,
310 S. Higbee, is now open
Wednesday’s from noon
until 6 p.m. serving soups
at no charge. Open to the
public and all are welcome.

Free community dinner
SEARS— Free community dinner will be held
every Saturday night at
5:45 p.m. in Brooks Corners
Hall with a contemporary
worship at 6:30 p.m. Invite
a friend.

Weight loss group
meetings on Thursdays

EVART— T.O.P.S weight
loss support group meets
every Thursday at 8:30 a.m.
at the Evart United Methodist Church. Weigh in is
from 8:30 to 9:15 a.m. and
meeting is at 9:30 a.m.
• T.O.P.S. MI 1390 weight
loss support groups meets
every Thursday at 6 p.m.
at Calvary Baptist Church.
Weigh in is from 6 to 6:30
p.m. and meeting is from
6:45 to 8 p.m.

Health specialty clinic

REED CITY— Urologist, John Anema, M.D.
will be offering outpatient
services at the hospital’s
REED CITY— Road to
Specialty Clinic twice a
Recovery is an American
month.
Cancer Society volunteerHe will be consulting
based program that provides transportation for
with patients on the second
cancer patients to and from Friday of the month and
their treatments. Volunteer performing outpatient surdrivers transport patients
gery and other procedures,
from their home to cancer including lithotripsy on
treatment centers, doctor
the fourth Friday.
visits and other cancerThe clinic is located at
related appointments.
300 N. Patterson Road. ConThe American Cancer
tact Spectrum Health Reed
Society is working with
City Hospital Specialty
Spectrum Health Reed City Clinic at 231-832-7108 for
Hospital, Susan P. Wheatmore information.
lake Regional Cancer
Center to recruit volunteer
Fibromyalgia support
drivers and coordinators
group meeting
from Osceola and its surrounding counties to help
BIG RAPIDS— Support
drive cancer patients to
group for people with
and from their treatment.
Fibromyalgia will be meetAll volunteers’ need is a
ing the first and third Satfew hours during the week urday’s at 9:30 a.m. at St.
and a desire to make a difJohn’s Lutheran Church,
ference.
located at 1004 N. McEwan.
Local community memMcEwan.
bers who are interested
Discussion topics are
in volunteering for the
based on the needs of
Road to Recovery program members of the group.
should contact the AmeriSuggestions are always
can Cancer Society at 1-800- welcomed.
227-2345.
For more information,
contact Lori at 989-386-6113.

Volunteers needed for
Road to Recovery

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This summer will be another busy one for construction at the Mecosta-Osceola
Intermediate School District (MOISD).
The three main service
components the MOISD
does for the local school
districts are: 1) special education — specialty services
and programs; 2) general
education — professional
learning for teachers and
staff; and 3) vocational
training — located at the
Mecosta-Osceola Career
Center (MOCC).
Last summer, the MOISD
completed a $1.3 million
addition and remodel of
the Education Center, a
building for special needs
students located on the
east side of Big Rapids
over by the National Guard
Armory. That project remodeled parts of the aging
building, added safety and
security upgrades, switched
the water source from a
well to the city, and added
a cafeteria which also allowed for a new play area
for special needs students
to get exercise during the
winter.
The construction projects
last summer at the Career
Center were delayed a year
after the construction bids
came in over budget by almost 40 percent; therefore,
we decided to wait a year
and see if the bids would
come in closer to projections and they did this year.
Good fiscal management
of public tax dollars is
important when looking at
investing in infrastructure;
if waiting a year can improve the scope and quality
of the project, then it must
be done.
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6 Holiday quaff
9 Dodger Pee Wee
14 Gettysburg victor
15 Way to go?
16 On in years
17 Rousseau work
18 Battering device
19 Unclouded
20 Young person
23 The facts of life?
24 No votes
25 Tax collection grp.
28 Capital of Georgia
31 Pitches
34 Zip
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Curtis Finch, Mecosta-Osceola
ISD SUperintendent
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last student leaves the Career Center on the last day
of school.
The project for this summer will have several objectives including the redesign
and relocation of the very
popular “Starting Place”
restaurant to the front of
the building, allowing for
better teaching space and
improved access for the
community.
Included in the relocation
will be an increase of work
bay space for the Diesel
program by relocating the
automotive and diesel classrooms more forward in the
building as well as improving our main bathrooms.
There will be additional
heating, cooling, and security upgrades with a completion timeline for the start
of the next school year (in
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add … weather permitting).
This project will be the
third upgrade, addition,
or program remodel since
2005 to accommodate the
expanded use and program
upgrades at the Career
Center.
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construction project will
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EVART — Leota M.
Babb, of Evart, passed
away peacefully on
April 22, 2016 at age 100.
Born Leota Booher,
she was the daughter
of Daniel and Elizabeth
Peel Booher. Born and
raised in Avondale, she
was a graduate of Evart High School (1933),
County Normal, and attended Western Michigan University. She
taught in local rural
schools. She married
her high school sweetheart, Ross Babb, also
raised in Avondale, together they operated
Babb Ford (Reed City).
Among their many
travels with Ford Motor
Company, they visited
Hawaii, Thailand, and
Japan. Leota loved life
and eagerly embraced
it. She will be dearly
missed by her family
and friends.
Surviving are son
Ron (Zoe) Babb of Evart, and daughter Marianne Johnson (Denny
Coney) of Three Rivers, g randchildren
Thomas and Joe Babb,
Sandy Peters, Ryan and
Andy Johnson, Jeff
and Allison Babb, six
great grandchildren,

and many nieces and
nephews. She was preceded in death by her
husband Ross, son Kenneth, two sisters, Olive
Booher and Bernice
Shanafelt, and brother,
Kenneth Booher.
Viewing will be held
on Tuesday April 26,
2016 from 6 to 8 p.m. at
the Corey Funeral
Home in Evart with
graveside services and
interment at 1 p.m.
Wednesday April 27,
2016 at Cherry Valley
Cemetery in Avondale.
Memorial contributions may be directed to
the Osceola County
Community Foundation-Babb Family
Scholarship or to the
Evart Historical Society.

Jonathan Hoyt Bingham Sr.
EVART — Jonathan
Hoyt Bingham Sr. of
Evart, passed away
Sunday April 24 at
Munson Medical Center Traverse City, MI.
He was 58.
He was born May 3,
1957 in Oakland County, Pontiac, to Hoyt and
Donna (Loyer) Bingham
He is survived by one
son, Jon (Ashley) Bingham, South Beloit, Illinios. Ex-wife, Josie
May (Cotterman) Bingham, Evart. Three
grandsons, Peircen,
Peyton, Bryce.
He is predeceased by
his parents.
He was a member of

the Evart Joker’s club
and enjoyed hunting,
fishing, and golfing.
A Memorial Service
for Jonathan will take
place at a later date.
Memorial contributions may be directed to
Josie Bingham.

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The Reed City Fire of 1902
Hospital, was soon being
lapped up as fast as the
fiery demon could get in its
work, in spite of all the deOn December 13, 1902, a
fire broke out in the black- partment could do. Adjoining this building was about
smith shop at Reed City
50 cords or more of 18 inch
and devastated a number
maple wood, split ready for
of buildings.
An article from the Reed the fire, which was piled
along its side, between the
City Clarion, printed Dec.
17, 1902, gave the following Sanitarium and this building now in a fierce blaze.
account, “Last Saturday,
“Next to the fall in the
Dec. 13th, 1902, is a day that
wake of the fiery fiends
will long be remembered
was the barn and storage
by the people of Reed
building south of the Rice
City. It being a bitter cold
building, and belonging
night and the wind blowing a perfect gale from the to him. Then still south a
few feet, the fine barn of
north east. When at about
dairyman, B. S. Pritchard,
4:45 in the morning that
caught the devouring
terrible alarm of fire was
flames. Then the two barns
sounded by the “Mocking
belonging to Dr. A. B. SpinBird Whistle,” while the
fire fiend leaped like a wolf ney, across the alley west
to its prey, devouring from of the Rice building, took
fire.
ten to twelve buildings in
“Then a shout of despair
its mad on rushing terror.
“The fire originated in R. went up from the populace
W. Martz’s blacksmith shop when the cupola of the sanitarium was discovered to
on Slosson avenue, which
be on fire. Soon the kitchen
is located about 125 feet
part of the sanitarium was
east of the sanitarium, on
crackling with flames and
the corner of Slosson avin less time than it takes
enue and Chestnut street.
to write this sentence, the
“Closely adjoining the
entire three story strucblacksmith shop to the
ture with a state wide
west was the Geo. R. Rice
reputation known as the
building, a two story
Reed City Sanitarium and
frame, about 30x60 feet,
Private Hospital, was unoccupied by himself and
der the sway of the flaming
family, wife and five childestroyer, the noble strucdren. The building was
ture being doomed to pass
well under the devouring
flames before these people into the unknown realms
of ethereal space, while the
were awakened and came
strenuous life work of Dr.
very near burning up in
A. B. Spinney, that grand
their beds.
and heroic worker for the
“The night nurse in the
good of humanity and
sanitarium, Miss Stella
Shaw, saw the terrible situ- Reed City especially, ended
ation they were in and res- as a tale that is told and
passed.
cued two of the children
“The office of the resifrom a terrible death, pulling them from their bed. It dent physician, Dr. C. D.
was a brave act and worthy Woodruff, located near the
center of the sanitarium
of praise.
“The next building west, on Chestnut street, as well
a two story frame building, as the nurses building,
and the large hall on the
used as the Spiritualistic
By Shanna Avery
Special to the Weekly Voice

for them. His sympathy
and big heartedness seem
to have no end.
“Mr. McConnell of the
firm of McConnell&
Pierce, the new furniture
firm, came grandly to the
rescue giving his store
building on Chestnut
street for housing all the
patients brought in, until
such time as when a permanent home could be
provided, loaning cots and
anything he could provide
for the comfort of all.
“Dr A. B. Spinney had
only a small amount of
and comfortably housed
south end, that had been
made over into fine rooms by the time the fire had at- insurance and the losses
about $25,000 he has plenty
tacked the sanitarium.
for special cases, two of
of nerve, and grit and push
“Much praise is due the
the rooms having recently
left and will not die as easy
been fitted up expressly for good people of Reed City,
as some people may think.
Mr. and Mrs. James Hinck- for the manner in which
The people of Reed City
they took hold of the savley, into which they had
ing of life and property. Dr. will gladly give a strong
just gotten nicely settled,
helping hand to recover, in
Spinney was away at the
all being under the sanias quick time as possible.
time, filling his dates on
tarium roof, were leveled
“T. W. Davis, who had
the road.
to the ground.
his drug store in the
“Miss Tessa Seymour,
“The business house
sanitarium building, saved
the able head nurse and
and residence of Gustave
Schuster and the residence secretary of the institution only his fine show cases
and most of his patent
was at Colon starting that
of Rev. E. Weiss, to the
morning for reed city with medicines. The balance of
south of the Sanitarium,
his stock of goods was a
a bed patient, arriving at
were soon in the power
total loss. No insurance. He
the 4:40pm train to find
of the devouring flames.
saved his clothing, a fine
that the hotel King would
Where the fiery demon
have to shelter her and her mattress, a few pictures,
was headed off by the valetc., from his room on the
patient
iant services of the Fire
third floor.
“Many names should
Department, who worked
“Mrs. A. B. Spinney lost
like beavers, under the cir- have special mention in
a fine writing desk and $50
cumstances, and with what this article but space forin money, besides valuable
bids, because of their bigtools they had to work
hearted helpfulness, under papers therein. Also all of
with, saved several buildher clothing, in fact nearly
this fearful calamity.
ings on the west side of
“Mrs. Dr. Ernest B. Spin- everything of this world’s
Chestnut street, but their
ney was one of the chosen goods which she possessed.
heroic work, viz: Smith’s
“Miss Judson was cared
of the occasion, to marshal
furniture store, Barry’s
helpers to her aid and save for by Mr. and Mrs. Will
marble works and resimuch that was valuable to Curtis, and later she went
dence, C. A. Withey’s resiDr. E. B. Spinney, that now to the home of her friend,
dence and several others.
Mrs. Palmer.
“Live fire branches were only for her would be con“Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Baird
sumed with the building.
blown and fell as far west
of Colon, Mich., came SatMrs Spinney in company
as the Reed City High
urday on the 4;40 train, for
with President Francisco,
School and south to J. C.
a stay at the Sanitarium.
made a complete tour of
Holden’s Reminiscence.
He is a bed-ridden patient,
all the ruins of the sani“happily all the people
and is now stopping at
tarium, being about the
in the sanitarium were
last ones to enter to see all Hotel King. Also Lyman
informed in time and the
C. Howe of Fredonia, N.Y.,
patients were all taken out the patients were out.
and Miss Tessa Seymour
“George R. Rice saved
are stopping at Hotel King.
but very little from his
“Mrs. A. Goodale of Iobuilding, but may be
nia, the lady operated upon
thankful he escaped with
a week ago at the Sanithe lives of all his family.
tarium for cancer of the
“Hugh McKaig was one
breast, is being taken care
of the foremost to the rescue, being a member of the of by Mr. and Mrs. Bert
Lincoln of the National
B.P.O.E., he remembered
Hotel. Her daughter, Mrs.
his obligation and housed
a number of the bed ridden A. L. Templeton, is also
with her.
patients from the sani“Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Barry
tarium in his saloon, until
opened their home for
a place could be provided

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are missing?

STUDENT
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one for the Sanitarium
patients.
“Rev. Asall took in one of
the Sanitarium patients, a
Mr. Steiner of Cadillac.
“Mr. and Mrs. Chas.
Johnson took in one of the
Sanitarium patients, with
nurse.
“Mr. and Mrs. James
Hinckley of the sanitarium, are stopping for the
present in the store room,
formerly occupied by E.
Bateman.
“Rev. J. Weiss was away
from home in the time of
the fire. His daughters,
who were at home, saved
part of the furniture. He
is stopping for the present
with his son-in-law, Henry
Niergarth.
“Dr. C. D. Woodruff, the
resident physician of the
Sanitarium, with the help
of his wife and I. P. Peck,
her brother, a convalescing
patient at the Sanitarium,
did some hustling work,
and saved most of the Dr.’s
instruments, medicines
and books from the fire.
Loss about $25.00.
“The Geo. R. Rice building, burned the morning
of the fire, was about the
oldest, original Reed City
landmark. It was erected
by Donald McClellan in
1873, where the Holden
block now stands, and was
used as a store until it was
moved to where it burned.
“Gustave Schuster, the
burned out shoemaker, has
opened a shop for the time
being, in Louie Remnap’s
implement store on Chestnut street.
“Geo. R. Rice’s family are
with Mr. and Mrs. Frank
Carver.
“Ed. Kienitz closed the
deal with Dr. A. B. Spinney, Monday, for the sale of
the of the St. Elmo Hotel
for sanitarium purposes,
and O. E. Kent, who was
occupying the building,
closed the furniture deal
the same day, and the St.
Elmo is now a full fledged
Sanitarium.
“Mrs. James Hinckley
lost a large roll of striped
carpeting, the night of the
fire.
“Dr. A. B. Spinney’s surgical implements, which
were given to some one on
the night of the fire, have
not yet been found.”

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Reed City School District strapped for cash, officials say
By Andy Duffy
Weekly Voice

REED CITY — Reed City
Area Public Schools are
looking for more money,
too.
Number the district with
Marion, Lake City and
Pine River, other area districts with millage proposals on Tuesday’s ballot.
Reed City was among
the school districts badly
hurt by the 2008 economic
downturn, superintendent
Tim Webster said.
In 2008, the district had
nearly $2 million in cash
reserves. School funding

dropped as revenues from
sales taxes dropped.
Reed City district officials watched the fund
balance disappear. By 2013,
Webster said, the school’s
funds had dwindled away
to nothing. Reed City
wasn’t alone. By 2014,
Michigan officials judged
25 percent of Michigan’s
schools to be in financial
trouble.
The district has recovered somewhat. It now
has about $1.4 million in
cash reserves. Because it
deferred projects during
the poor times, however, it
has some catching up to do,

Webster said.
Now officials hope voters
will give the go-ahead to a
couple of proposals.
Reed City’s Proposal
One, a proposal officials
are calling a zero-increase
bond, would extend the
current 3.9 millage rate.
The bond it funds is will
be retired in 2029. If the
proposal passes, the millage rate would be extended
an extra two years, to 2031.
Officials say the extension
would raise an additional
$3,85 million, money that
would go to a variety of
projects. The funds would
enhance security through-

out the school, improve
the security camera system, and cover the cost of
installing 911 compliant
phones and emergency
lighting. It would cover the
cost of playground fencing
and sidewalks and replace
some of the district’s aging
school buses among a host
of other projects.
Proposal Two would involve a 1.7 millage increase
that would raise $10.950
million. If proposal two
is successful, the district
would add a new multipurpose room that would
include an auditorium
with seating for 750, an

posal Two millage would
be for a 20-year term.
Webster said the school
board assessed the needs
of the district and made
two no-frills proposals that
will meet the needs of the
community for years to
come. The district needs
to maintain the integrity
of its buildings and keep
the schools places students
will want to attend, he
added.
Complete details of the
proposals and the projects
any increased revenues
will fund are available
on the district’s Web site,
www.reedcity.k12.mi.us.

auxiliary gym, a stage,
weight room and walking
track.
Funds from Proposal
Two would be used to
expand the present gym
on the west side. It would
relocate the varsity
baseball field. (Current
baseball field space will be
used for parking. It would
remodel the band room
and remodel the media
center-Collaboration Center, expand and improve
parking lots, add carpet to
middle school classrooms,
remodel high school locker
and shower rooms, among
other projects. The Pro-

Evart track
team collects
food for pantry
By Andy Duffy
Weekly Voice

ANDY DUFFY | Weekly Voice

Top: Kymberley Morrone, Lea Hitgen and Ashton Moyer were
among those who combined a track workout with civic service.
The Evart track team recently collected food for the Sears Food
Pantry.

Evart track team members Maddi Orue, Meron Kebede and Kylie
Stokes collected items for the Sears Food Pantry.

Evart Police Department
News, weekly report
4/20/2016
• An officer was dispatched to a civil complaint. The officer spoke to
both parties and the issue
was resolved.
4/20/2016
• An officer was dispatched to a civil complaint. The complainants
were advised they could
contact the local court if
the issue could not be resolved civilly.
4/21/2016
• An officer located a suspicious vehicle while on patrol. The officer made contact with the occupants and
found one of them was in
possession of a controlled
substance. The officer issued an appearance citation and the report was forwarded to the city attorney.
4/22/2016
• An officer stopped a vehicle for a traffic offense.
The officer learned the
driver of the vehicle had
a suspended license. The
driver was arrested and the
vehicle was impounded.
The report was forwarded
to the city attorney.
4/23/2016
• An officer was dispatched to a suicidal subject. The officer assisted
the subject with contacting
a social worker.
4-23-2016
• An officer stopped a vehicle for a traffic offense.
The officer learned the
driver of the vehicle had
a warrant. The driver was
arrested and the vehicle

Public record
was turned over to the pas- cars more then once. Upon
locating the girls and their
senger.
parents, they were given a
warning and counseled on
Reed City Police
traffic safety.
Department, weekly
• Officers received a complaint from a local resident
report
regarding Facebook harassment. The matter is un4/18/16
• Officers received a com- der investigation.
• Officers received a replaint of illegal dumping.
The matter is under inves- port of a suspicious situation that took place the
tigation.
• Officers received a com- night before. The person
plaint of a suspicious Face- reported someone outside
book posting. The matter is his residence in the middle
of the night. The subject
under investigation.
• Officers received a com- fled after the resident made
plaint regarding horses his presence known. Case
that are riding on the Rails closed.
• Officers were disto Trails East and West.
The complaint was in ref- patched to a hit and run veerence to the horse drop- hicle accident. No injuries
pings left behind. The City were reported.
4/20/16
has an ordinance [606.02
• Officers were dis(g) Removal of Animal
Waste] animal owners are patched to assist the securequired to pick up animal rity officer at the Spectrum
waste regardless of the spe- Health Emergency Room
cies. Those failing to com- with a disorderly patient
ply could receive a citation who was refusing treatment. Once the individual
and have to pay a fine.
was informed the police
4/19/16
• Michigan State Police were on their way, he berequested officer assis- gan to cooperate fully and
tance for safety while tak- stated that there would be
no further problems. Case
ing a subject into custody.
• Officers received two closed.
• Liaison Officer was
separate complaints regarding the illegal dump- notified by Child Protecing of trash at a local tive Services (CPS) of the
apartment complexes. The truancy of an elementary
matters are under investi- student. The parents have
gation. When caught, the been notified that a warindividuals could face misdemeanor charges.
• Officers were dispatched regarding the
safety of three young girls
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EVART — The Evart girls
track team used a recent
practice session to combine
a workout with civic responsibility. Team members
crisscrossed the town collecting items for the Sears
Food Pantry.
Evart track coach Todd
Scott divided his team into
two groups to inspire some
competition. One group covered part of town while the
other group covered another.
Scott had put out the word
on Facebook the night before, so some residents were
expecting the solicitation of
grocery items. The team collected 250 grocery items.
Scott is now planning another track team food drive
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rant request will be submitted if the child should
miss anymore school.
• Officers were dispatched
to a juvenile mischief call.
The juvenile was putting
a substance on vehicle exhaust pipes that caused the
pipe to smoke when a vehicles exhaust pipe heated up
under normal conditions.
• Officer were dispatched
to speak with a female
caller about harassing
text messages from her
estranged boyfriend. The
matter is under investigation.
4/21/16
• Officers responded to
fire alarm activation, no
visible signs of fire upon
arrival. The key holder and
maintenance arrived along
with Reed City Fire. It was
found to be an alarm malfunction. The alarm was
canceled and reset.
• Officers arrested a
54-year-old male who
was found to be Driving
While License Suspended
(DWLS). The vehicle was
towed and lodged in the
Osceola County Jail without incident. He was also
issued a citation for unauthorized use of a handicap
space and no valid proof of
insurance.
• Officers received a complaint regarding a non-aggravated assault between
two juvenile males. The

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case is open, pending medical records and prosecutor
review.
• Officers received a lost
credit/debit bank card.
The rightful owner was
identified and the card was
returned.
4/22/16
• Officers were dispatched to local apartment
complex regarding juvenile mischief and a minor
assault. The case will be
turned over the prosecutor
for review.
• Officers were dispatched to local residence
regarding a juvenile assault. The matter is under
investigation.
• Officers were dispatched to local apartment
complex regarding a possible suicidal subject. The
individual stated they were
not well and agreed to be
seen in the Emergency
Room for a voluntary mental health evaluation. Officer provided transportation to the hospital. Case
closed.
• Officers were dispatched to local business
regarding an intoxicated
patron outside pounding

Undue Influence is an
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law. Understanding
what undue influence
means and how it can
be used for or against
you can be beneficial
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on the door after closing
for the night, making it so
the employees were unable
to leave for the night. Officers arrested a 32-year-old
male for disorderly person,
trespassing and resisting
arrest. He was transported to the Osceola County
Jail where he continued to
resist officers and corrections staff.
4/23/16
• Officers were dispatched to local business
regarding a juvenile runaway who was upset he was
disciplined. Officers made
contact with the boy’s
mother and arrangements
were made for him to stay
with his father until he
calmed down. Officers notified Child Protective Services of the situation. Case
closed.
4/24/16
• Officers were requested
to assist the Osceola County Sheriff ’s Department
in locating a large party
where it was suspected
to have several minors in
possession of alcohol. The
party was found to have
been vacated earlier in the
evening.

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Influence

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TIN Men!
Look Out for

1. John Muir

These shiny metal men

2. Elizabeth Ann Seton

3. Alexander Graham Bell

Great Scots!
A tartan is a Scottish plaid worn to
indicate a certain clan. Tartan Day, on
April 6, honors Scottish Americans.
Match each Scottish American above to
his or her notable achievement.

might be in your neighborhood.
Perhaps you see them in front
of stores that sell heaters, air
conditioners, or car mufflers.
Look for them waving at you
from welding shops. Workers
there put pieces of metal
together to make machines or
other useful objects.
Tin figures were first used
about one hundred years ago.
They drew people’s attention
to businesses that made things
from metal. They were the
symbols of the fine metal work
that went on inside the shops.
These friendly greeters
can still be seen all over the
United States. Each figure is
unique because it is made up of
different parts.

This metal boy to
the right was made from
car-muffler parts at Mike
Hammond’s muffler shop in
Washington State. Mike later
donated the figure to the town
library. The library named
the figure Spike Read-a-thon.
(Now Spike loves to read
books.) His spiky hair is made
from nails.

Funny figures
can be made
from metal parts.

A. Invented the telephone
B. Worked to save wilderness areas, including
Yosemite National Park

C. Founded the Sisters of Charity and was

Make a Funny Figure

declared a Catholic saint

With permission, collect leftover
objects from around your house to
create your own figure. Here are
some ideas for things to use.

April 29th is Arbor Day,
and it’s all about planting and caring for
trees. Match each tree to its leaf.
Palm

Maple

Redwood

Kapok

This muffler man is on a
quest to let everyone know
about a free muffler inspection.
A metal worker made him for a
muffler shop in Arizona.

START

FINISH

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ILLUSTRATED BY TIM BARNES (GREAT SCOTS!), MARY BONO (ARBOR DAY), AND RON ZALME (RECYCLING MAZE); PHOTOS
BY MIKE HAMMOND (METAL BOY), BETTY MERMELSTEIN (MUFFLER MAN), AND SHUTTERSTOCK IMAGES LLC (SUPPLIES)

Recycling Maze

Can you help Paige get to the newspaper
bins? Find a path from START to FINISH
that is not blocked by anything.