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Leader in Me training
showing results in Evart
EVART — Evart elemen-
tary school students showed
MDOT will assist with road costs associated
with proposed Hersey potash plant
a return on an investment
community organizations
made last summer. The stu-
dents demonstrated their
leadership skills at a brace By Andy Duffy Luke Houlton, of the Osceola
of assemblies held late in Weekly Voice County Road Commission,
the school year. At the as- EVART — The Michigan De- cautioned that the road con-
semblies were many of those partment of Transportation an- struction won’t begin anytime
who contributed for Leader nounced May 8 it will assist with soon. The grant is contingent on
in Me training for elementary a road improvement project in Michigan Potash Co. receiving
school faculty and staff. Kin- Osceola County if and when all the necessary permits to op-
dergarten and first-grade stu- Michigan Potash Co. begins op- erate. He anticipates the soonest
dents led one assembly, and erations there. the road improvements would
students in grades two, three To accommodate the expected begin would be sometime next
and four led the other. increase in traffic, the Osceola year.
The assemblies had their County Road Commission plans He said it is gratifying to know
roots in last summer’s com- to reconstruct 135th Avenue, that Michigan Potash Co. offi-
munity activism. Schofield Road, and a portion cials and the Michigan Depart-
Sarah Bailey, Evart’s el- of 120th Avenue to all-season ment of Transportation recog-
ementary school principal, standards. nized the need for the roads to be
had been hoping to obtain The anticipated total cost of improved when and if the plant
Leader-in-Me training for the the improvements is $5.2 mil- goes in. Between the two sources
school’s faculty and staff last lion. Of that amount, MDOT of funding, Osceola County will
summer. would contribute $2,412,500 be responsible for very little of
The Leader in Me is a pro- with the funds coming from the the cost, Houlton said. ANDY DUFFY | Weekly Voice
gram its developers say teach- state’s Transportation Econom- The planned road improve- Ted Pagano, chief executive of Michigan Potash Co., said the decision of the
es 21st-century leadership ic Development Fund. Michigan ment project is but another step Michigan Department of Transportation to assist with road improvement near
and life skills to students. It is Potash Co. would contribute in the process of tapping into the site of the proposed plant will benefit the country’s entire corn belt.
based on the book The Seven $2,812,500. the rich lode of potash underly-
Habits of Highly Effective “It is not common for a compa- ing the area about a mile and a will create jobs, support infra- occurs in an area that serves the
People. School personnel re- ny to put in that kind of money,” half deep. structure, produce a domestic needs of many of the country’s
ceive the training in a series said Michael Leon, TEDF pro- Ted Pagano, chief executive product and help support the lo- farmers.
of three training seminars gram manager with MDOT. of Michigan Potash Co., said he cal school system. The long-term benefits of
– one seminar held in each of Michigan Potash Co. is likely was pleased the state highway According to Pagano, United mining the area’s potash “reach
three succeeding years. to shoulder a $648,000,000 bur- department recognizes “the in- States production of potash sat- beyond rural Michigan to in-
When the school was un- den for the construction of the frastructural necessity” of the isfies only 6 to 10 percent of the clude the entire United States
able to receive the anticipated potash extraction facility. The road improvement project. nation’s needs. The deposit from corn belt. It begins with a road,
funding for staff training last plant will create more than 150 Pagano said the planned pot- which Michigan Potash Co. made possible by MDOT and the
summer, Bailey turned to the new jobs, according to Michigan ash extraction operation will be plans to draw is the only reserve Osceola County Road Commis-
community for support. Area Potash Co. officials. a multigenerational affair that ready for development, and it sion,” Pagano said.
businesses, organizations and
a church donated funds for

Michigan Potash presents case to Friends of Evart
the project.
Bailey said students served
punch and cookies to their
guests and spoke about ways
they took on leadership roles. EVART — Theodore Pagano, Michigan Potash Co. hopes to uct. Pagano said a number of Pagano said the construction
During the first year of The chief executive of Michigan set up shop, has the highest- countries are looking for sup- of the potash extraction facility
Leader in Me initiative, the fo- Potash Co., was in town recently grade potash in the world. plies of it to import. will provide employment oppor-
cus is on creating a culture of to discuss the benefits of his The Hersey reserve is also Solution mining is an efficient tunities for about 300 workers.
leadership, Bailey said. The company’s proposed solution large. Pagano said the proposed method for extracting potash When operational, the plant will
second year, the focus is on mining operation. He pressed potash extraction facility would from deep reserves. Water is employ about 170. Total operat-
academics. During the third his case during a June 1 Friends be a generational project. He pumped into the ground where ing costs will run about $60 mil-
year, the focus is on putting of Evart meeting and later that estimates the reserve has a the mineral deposits lie. Potash lion per year.
leadership skills into action. evening at a town hall meeting. 150-year supply of the sub- dissolves in the water and the The plant will supply the en-
The funding for this sum- Potash, Pagano said, is one stance. water is pumped back to the tire state with potash with the
mer’s training has already of the most tightly controlled About 94 percent of the potash surface where the potash is water of one irrigation well,
been provided. The Osceola commodities in the world. Cur- used right now in the country is removed. The process uses no Pagano said. And, because po-
County Community Founda- rently, only 10 countries in the imported, Pagano said. Potash mine shafts, has no need for tassium helps plants conserve
tion underwrote the cost of world produce potash. Potash is — potassium — is an important personnel to work underground water, Pagano said farmers will
the year two training, Bailey important to the entire country, component of many fertilizers. and it leaves no tailings behind, be able to reduce irrigation by
said. and the Hersey reserve, where It also is a highly sought prod- Pagano said. adding potash to the soil.
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What is it?
What WAS It? the locking rectangular lid any number of non-edible
Served in the military? (note the thin metal handle treasures around the farm,
Been around military sur- that locks the lid into its the garage, the local shoot-
plus? Then you no doubt gasket — not unlike the old ing range, and in the back
recognized this collection fashioned locking cheese- room of some small busi-
of varying sized ammuni- spread crocks) means that nesses.
tion boxes. these containers reach
Uncle Sam (and many the hands of the gunners Here are the people who
other military operations despite knee-high mud, contacted with the correct
around the globe) has been torrential rain, or swampy answer:
using these watertight terrain without any com-
metal transports for bul- promise to the integrity of Harold Sutter, Reed City— ammo
lets to get the cartridges di- the ammunition nestled box
rectly into the hands of the inside. These are also dis- Jack Feeham, Evart— ammo
frontline users. Each size posable. boxes
box represents a different They are rarely expected Jack Gordon, LeRoy— ammo
size ammo for a particular to return from combat to boxes
firearm; 40mm cartridges be refilled and since Uncle Barbara Larry, Hersey— ammo
in a mid-sized box are Sam doesn’t need them boxes
packed, when used with for re-packing of ammo, Dennis Langworthy, Evart— mili-
certain grenade launchers, the heavy empty boxes tary ammo boxes
with 50 rounds (32 rounds are stackable and often Barbara Johnson, Hersey— am-
fit inside, if the shells are prized in the secondhand munition boxes
in a belt). marketplace as waterproof Neil Tetzlaff, Reed City— ammo
The rubber gasket inside storage containers for boxes

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What’s Happening in the Area
‘Mystery in the Cedar Township Farmers information or to reserve a Church Society is working with at the Evart United Meth-
Crossroads Theatre’ Market will be open every space, call Osceola County Every Tuesday, Thursday, Spectrum Health Reed odist Church. Weigh in is
REED CITY— The Reed Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 Commission on Aging 231- 1 to 4 p.m. City Hospital, Susan P. from 8:30 to 9:15 a.m. and
City Crossroads Theatre p.m., through fall, located 734-5559. Contact Robert at 231-832- Wheatlake Regional Cancer meeting is at 9:30 a.m.
Guild will be holding audi- at the corner of 9 Mile and 2624 Center to recruit volunteer • T.O.P.S. MI 1390 weight
tions for their fall produc- 170th Avenue. Everyone drivers and coordinators loss support groups meets
tion of “Mystery in the welcome.
Rock, gem and mineral from Osceola and its sur- every Thursday at 6 p.m.
Crossroads Theatre” on club meetings GFWC Women’s Club rounding counties to help at Calvary Baptist Church.
June 22 at 7 p.m., 249 W. BIG RAPIDS — Big Rap- EVART— Evart Women’s drive cancer patients to and Weigh in is from 6 to 6:30
Upton. Family-friendly
Fish fry at Evart Moose ids Rock, Gem and Mineral Club meets the second from their treatment. All p.m. and meeting is from
story, written by local play- Lodge on Fridays Club will hold meetings at Tuesday of every month volunteers’ need is a few 6:45 to 8 p.m.
wrights Maureen and Phil EVART— A fish fry or 6:30 p.m. on the first Thurs- (Sept. through June). hours during the week and
Watson, revolving around shrimp dinner will be held day of the month (March Contact Terese at 231-734- a desire to make a differ-
the founding of the theatre. on Fridays from 5 to 8 p.m. through December) at the 6940. ence.
Health specialty clinic
Performances will be in at the Evart Moose Lodge, Geology lab, room 138, sci- Local community mem- REED CITY— Urologist,
mid-September. 8400 U.S. 10 in Evart. ence building, at Ferris bers who are interested John Anema, M.D. will be
Questions, call 231-465- For more information, State University.
AARP meeting in volunteering for the offering outpatient services
4334 or email thecrossroad- call 231-734-6181. REED CITY— AARP No. Road to Recovery program at the hospital’s Specialty
stheatreguild@gmail.com. 2418 meets on the second should contact the Ameri- Clinic twice a month.
Free blood pressure Wednesday of every month can Cancer Society at 1-800- He will be consulting
Evart Moose host bingo clinics at the United Methodist 227-2345. with patients on the second
Yard sale at Old Rugged on Monday EVART— Osceola County Church in Reed City. Friday of the month and
Cross Museum EVART— Evart Moose Commission on Aging is Potluck lunch (bring own
Dinner with friends at performing outpatient sur-
REED CITY— Old Rug- Lodge will host bingo each offering free blood pressure table service) will start gery and other procedures,
ged Cross Historical Muse- Monday at 8400 U.S. 10. clinics for adults 60 years at noon followed with a St. Paul Lutheran Church including lithotripsy on the
um yard sale will be held on Doors open at 4 p.m. Early and older. Monthly blood program starting at 1 p.m. EVART— Dinner with fourth Friday.
June 16 and 17 from 9 a.m. bird takes place at 6 p.m. pressure screenings will be Everyone welcome. Friends Community Meal The clinic is located at 300
to 5 p.m. (each day) at 4636 with regular bingo at 6:30 conducted at the OCCOA For more information, will be held on the second N. Patterson Road. Contact
N. Park Street. p.m. (License No. A21600). meal sites in Evart, Marion contact Marylou at 231-832- Wednesday of each month Spectrum Health Reed City
SEARS— A chicken din- and Tustin. 4938. from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at St. Hospital Specialty Clinic at
ner will be held on June 17 Evart’s clinic will be held Paul Lutheran Church, 435 231-832-7108 for more infor-
from 2 to 5 p.m. at the Sears
Free concerts at the the second Tuesday every W. 5th Street. Sponsored by mation.
United Methodist Church. Reed City Depot month, 10 a.m. to noon. The
Shepherd’s Table St. Paul Lutheran Church
Cost is $10. Everyone wel- REED CITY— A free Evart meal site is located REED CITY— Church of and the Evart United Meth-
come. concert will be held at Reed at 732 West Seventh Street the Nazarene, Shepherd’s odist Church.
Crossroads Quilt Guild
City Depot every second (US 10). Table, free meal every Donations appreciated. meeting
and fourth Thursday, going Marion and Tustin’s clin- Thursday at 5:30 p.m., 5300 Take out available. REED CITY— The Cross-
Balance program throughout the summer. ics will be held the third 220th Avenue. Donations For more information, roads Quilt Guild will hold
offered by Osceola COA Music by Cedar Creek Tuesday each month, 10 welcome. contact 231-734-3585 or 231- meetings on the fourth
REED CITY— Osceola Band. Country, gospel, clas- a.m. to noon. The Marion 734-5491. Tuesday of each month,
County Commission on sics. Come on down and meal site is at the Eagles’ In the event that school except December, from 6
Aging is offering a free join the fun. building, 220 South Mill
OLAH holding monthly is canceled, Dinner with to 8 p.m. at the Reed City
program called “A Matter Street. The Tustin meal site meetings Friends will not take place. Church of the Nazarene.
of Balance.” This program is at 213 South Neilson. EVART— The Osceola
emphasizes practical strat-
Diabetes workshop Walk-in clinics. If you League for Arts and Hu-
egies to manage falls. Par- EVART— Osceola County wish to eat at the meal site, manities will be holding
Free dinner Activities at the Reed
ticipants will learn to view Commission on Aging is call 231-734-5559 at least a a monthly meeting on at Reed City Church City Senior Center
falls as controllable, set offering a free, six-week day before to reserve a spot. the first Tuesday of each REED CITY— There REED CITY— The Senior
goals for increasing activ- Diabetes PATH workshop month at 6:30 p.m. at 207 N. will be a free dinner every Center, 219 E. Todd Avenue,
ity, make changes to reduce at Osceola County Commis- Main Street, Evart, 231-734- Monday from 5 to 7 p.m. at has activities happening
fall risks at home and ex- sion on Aging, 732 W. 7th
Food pantries 9900. the Church of the First- during the week. Bingo, for
ercise to increase strength Street. A food pantry is available Art, antiques, crafts. born Revival Center, 310 S. all community members 18
and balance. Diabetes PATH is a work- to residents in need who Open Thursday, Friday, Sat- Higbee. and older, will be held on
“A Matter of Balance” shop for adults with type 2 live in Osceola County. The urday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Donations accepted but Wednesdays at 12:30 p.m.
consists of eight two-hour diabetes and is open to fam- following is a list of the dif- Lapidary Class, Saturday, not necessary. Admission will be $3 and
sessions. These sessions ily, friends, caregivers and ferent locations, hours and 1 to 5 p.m. the cost of the cards is $.25;
will be held at the United anyone wishing to learn contact people. Classes in other areas of
Day book club all proceeds from the card
Methodist Church, 503 more about managing dia- SEARS— Former Orient the arts will be offered for at Reed City Library sales will be distributed as
Chestnut Street, on Thurs- betes. Township Hall, next to the those interested. REED CITY— A day book prize money.
days from 1 to 3 p.m., begin- The diabetes PATH Post Office club will be held on the first Bingo will also take place
ning July 6 and ending Aug. workshop will assist par- Every Tuesday, 1 to 4 p.m. Wednesday of the month every Friday (weather
24. ticipants in managing Contact Ken at 231-620-
Volunteers needed for at 1:30 p.m. at the Reed City permitting) at 6 p.m. with
For more information or their diabetes and taking 2504 Road to Recovery Public Library. doors opening at 5 p.m.
to register, call the Osceola control of their health. Par- MARION— Marion Food REED CITY— Road to Re- The center also has
County Commission on Ag- ticipants will learn ways Pantry, East Main Street, covery is an American Can- euchre on Mondays and
ing at 231-734-5559. to deal with the symptoms by appointment, on call 24 cer Society volunteer-based Free community dinner Thursdays at 1 p.m. and pe-
of diabetes, understand hours program that provides SEARS— Free commu- dro on Fridays at 1 p.m.
emotions, develop healthy Contact Marsha at 231- transportation for cancer nity dinner will be held For further information,
Farmers markets eating habits and talk with 743-6801 patients to and from their every Saturday night at contact Carolyn at 231-832-
REED CITY— The Reed health care providers about TUSTIN— Augustana Lu- treatments. Volunteer driv- 5:45 p.m. in Brooks Corners 2676.
City farmers market will be diabetes. theran Church ers transport patients from Hall with a contemporary
held every Saturday from Seating is limited and Every Monday, 9 a.m. to their home to cancer treat- worship at 6:30 p.m. Invite
9 a.m. to 1 p.m., through reservations are required. noon ment centers, doctor visits a friend.
Free movie nights
October, in downtown Reed The class will meet Fri- Contact Katie at 231-768- and other cancer-related SEARS— Free movie
City, next to Pompeii’s. days, June 16 and 23 from 4418, or Betty at 231-829-3457 appointments. nights will be held the
EVART— The Evart 9:30 a.m. to noon. For more REED CITY— St. Phillips The American Cancer
Weight loss group second Friday night of the
farmers market will be meetings on Thursdays month at 7 p.m. at Brooks
held every Saturday from 9 EVART— T.O.P.S weight Corner Hall, US 66 and 10.
a.m. to 1 p.m., through Oct. loss support group meets Free popcorn and hot dogs.
8, at the Evart Depot/City every Thursday at 8:30 a.m.
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Obituaries
Betsy Ann (McLachlan) White Laurel Madge Gaffney
Betsy Ann (McLach- Laurel Madge Gaffney,
lan) White was born Feb- also known as “Madge”
ruary 4, 1924, to Norman or “Aunt Madge,” passed
and Blanche (Brooks) away peacefully sur-
McLachlan in Evart, rounded by her children
Michigan. She went to be at her home in Hersey,
with the Lord on Sunday, Sunday, June 11, 2017.
June 11, 2017, the 73rd an- She was 83.
niversary of her mar- Madge was born on
riage to her late husband, May 25, 1934, in Barry-
Paul, at Henry Ford Alle- ton, to Cecil Bradley and
giance Health Hospice Norma Jean (Powell)
Home in Jackson, Michi- Hunt. She married For-
gan. rest Gaffney in Sylvan
She graduated from Ev- Township on January 31, Gaffney of Stanton, Er-
art High School in 1942. Church for many years 1951, and he preceded her roll Gaffney of Barryton,
She married Paul Forrest and was also a part of the in death on November 17, Alex (Sharon) Gaffney of
White on June 11, 1944, in Evart Free Methodist 1977. Florida; 16 grandchil-
Mt. Pleasant, Michigan. Church. All who knew Madge dren; eight great-grand-
Betsy is survived by Betsy and Paul retired welcomed her green children; 10 great-great-
her daughters: Janet Tje- and spent many winters thumb, her love of flow- grandchildren; her sister,
pkema, Jackson, Michi- in Florida. She loved to ers, her garden and bird Faith (Bud) McNeilly of
gan, Judy (Rick) Smith, watch her grandchildren watching. If you hap- Eight Point Lake; her
Antioch, Tennessee, Joan and great-grandchildren pened to stop by to say brother, Randy (Sue)
(Fred) Pekrul, Big Rap- participate in sports and hello, it would soon lead Hunt of Remus; and sev-
ids, Michigan, and Jerie the arts. Other activities to understanding noth- eral nieces and nephews.
(Mike) Dyer, Evart, Mich- she enjoyed were bowl- ing was more important She was preceded in
igan; nine grandchil- ing, gardening, doing than a cup of coffee and death by her parents; her
dren; 19 great-grandchil- crossword and jigsaw an interesting story. She husband, Forrest; and
dren; five great-great- puzzles, and baking pies. enjoyed going to yard her sisters, Rolla Beld-
grandchildren; and two The Detroit Tigers gave sales, but her major love ing, and Dawn Cook.
brothers, Delbert and her many years of enjoy- was her family. Funeral services for
Cleon (Donna). She is al- ment. Farming was her Mrs. Gaffney is sur- Laurel Madge Gaffney
so survived by her dear true passion. vived by four daughters: are 1 p.m. Saturday, June
friends, Lloyd Rehopkf Funeral arrangements Stacia (George) Ballard 17, 2017, at the Corey Fu-
and Norma Robbe. were made by Corey Fu- of Flint, Candy Myer of neral Home in Evart with
She was preceded in neral Home of Evart. Fu- P r u d e nv i l l e, Pe n ny Eric Jefferies officiating.
death by Paul, her hus- neral was on Wednesday, (Clant) Chenette of Visitation will be Friday,
band of 50 years; her par- June 14, 2017, at the Evart Houghton Lake, Darsha June 16, 2017, from 6 to 8
ents; her son-in-law, John Free Methodist Church. Albrecht of Cadillac; p.m. Mrs. Gaffney will be
Tjepkema; four sisters: She will be laid to rest in four sons: Garth (Joan laid to rest in Orient
Myrnia Hunt, Elizabeth the Forest Hill Cemetery, Wisneski) Gaffney of Township Cemetery next
Batchelder, Erma Jean Evart, Michigan. Hart, Dr. Willis (Sana) to her husband.
Ritchey and Doris Ran- Special thanks go to
shaw; and three broth-
ers: Clarence, Alfred and
Great Lakes Caring Hos-
pice and Henry Ford Al- James H. Vore
Glenn. legiance Health Hospice
Betsy and Paul raised Home for their loving EVART — James H.
their daughters on the care of our mother and Vore, of Evart, passed
family farm on 90th Ave- their many hours of sup- away Friday, June 9, 2017
nue near Evart, Michi- port to our family. at Spectrum Health Reed
gan. She drove bus for Memorial contribu- City Hospital. He was 75.
Evart Public Schools and tions may be made to Mr. Vore was born Au-
served as Evart Town- Henry Ford Allegiance gust 2, 1941 in Pontiac,
ship Clerk. She was a Health Foundation desig- Michigan to Eldred Ger-
member of the Osceola nated for the Hospice ald and Mary Ann (Bil-
County Farm Bureau Home, 205 N. East Ave- bey) Vore. He was a life-
and the Emerald Lake nue, Jackson, MI 49201 or long Evart area resident
Quilting Club. She was a to the Evart or South Ev- who attended Evart High
member and served as art Free Methodist School and enjoyed hunt-
the songleader at South Church. ing and fishing.
Evart Free Methodist James is survived by
three sisters, Barbara parents and a nephew,
Vore of Reed City, Patri- Eddie.
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Friday by 5pm for details on placing Milford, and many nieces Vore will be interred in
a classified ad. and nephews. He was Forest Hill Cemetery, Ev-
preceded in death by his art, Michigan.
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REED CITY — No doc- within the Spectrum affordable way to receive to assist existing patients, community.” located within the same
tor? No appointment? No Health Reed City Hospital immediate care when new patients and visit- The walk-in clinic is ex- hospital campus if needed.
problem. campus at 300 N. Patterson patients aren’t able to see ing patients regardless of pected to improve access in • Seeing all patients, re-
Spectrum Health Reed in Reed City and housed in their doctor,” said Mary insurance status and pri- three significant ways: gardless of their primary
City Hospital opened a the same office as family Kay VanDriel, president of mary care provider. • Adding another experi- care provider or insurance
Convenient Care Walk-in practice, general surgery Spectrum Health Reed City “Our goal is to identify enced medical provider to status, including visitors
Clinic where those who and urology. The clinic and Big Rapids Hospitals. and meet our community’s the hospital’s medical staff. and tourists.
feel ill or have minor in- opened May 30. “This reduces wait times health needs, and access to • Providing an office More information about
juries — but don’t require The clinic is open Mon- and helps patients avoid medical care is at the top where people can get im- the Convenient Care
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Osceola County buildings to get facelift
By Andy Duffy are destined to see a face- The county’s Health, Court security has attention of state supreme committee, said that al-
Weekly Voice lift, but nobody yet knows Safety and Grounds Com- been receiving increased court officials as far back though it is nice to have
when, how much the reno- mittee has been involved scrutiny in the wake of as 2001 when the Michigan historic buildings serve
REED CITY — Osceola vations will cost or what in an ongoing process to increasing numbers of State Court Administra- as courthouses, the old
County’s courthouse and the finished product will improve the buildings’ incidents of courtroom tive Office issued a series building designs present
county building complexes look like. security. violence. The issue had the of security guidelines. The security issues. Osceola
guidelines addressed such County’s design issues are
issues as having a written multiplied because of the

Father’s Day
court security manual, county’s reliance on two
offering security training buildings for courthouses.
to all court employees, Susan Vander Pol,
installing sophisticated Osceola County coordina-
locking systems, limiting tor, said the committee is
access to court buildings to moving slowly because the

GIFt GUIDe
a main entrance and con- members want to be cer-
ducting weapons screens tain they are receiving lots
on those who enter. of input. County officials
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governmental business in something only to discover

Done.
two buildings, the circuit later the improvements
your GIFT search is court building at 301 W. are ineffective. “They want
Upton Ave. and the dis- more than a Band-Aid,”
trict court building, the Vander Pol said.
courthouse annex, at 410 Vander Pol pointed to the
we stock a good selection of W. Upton. In a series of county’s last major build-
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