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Thursday, March 15, 2018 • Your community news from Evart, Reed City, Hersey, Sears & Chase.

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Lake County conducting

active shooter response
training, certification
in July
BALDWIN — The Lake
County Sheriff ’s Office is
teaming up with an Ohio-
based company to help area
Mixed thoughts on potash plan in Evart Township
By Alexander Sinn
residents respond more ef- Weekly Voice
fectively to an active shoot-
er situation this summer. EVART — Concerned citizens
ALICE — short for Alert, had a chance to weigh in before
Lockdown, Inform, Coun- a decision on potash mining in-
ter, and Evacuate — is a jection wells in Evart Township.
training program designed Officials from the Michigan
by the ALICE Training In- Department of Environmental
stitute for law enforcement, Quality answered questions
schools, universities, hospi- during a public hearing Monday.
tals, businesses and places Around 100 people gathered
of worship. in the Evart Middle School au-
The program will be held ditorium, dozens spoke out in
at Baldwin Community opposition and support, citing
Schools on July 17 and 18. concerns from earthquakes to
The two-day instructor smells and noises to the fate of
course is designed to teach frogs and the surrounding wet-
proactive survival strate- land habitat.
gies for violent intruder or The DEQ has reviewed the
active shooter incidents. application from Denver-based
The goal of the ALICE Michigan Potash Company,
program is to provide LLC, which is seeking to build
individuals with survival- an estimated $700 million-
enhancing options for those facility in Evart Township for Alexander Sinn | Weekly Voice
critical moments in the gap a potash and salt extracting An Evart resident shares concern that injection wells could cause environmental damage, noise and earthquakes.
between when a violent operation.
situation begins and when Officials said Monday that
law enforcement arrives on nothing in the application had user, AK Steel Dearborn Works, uses at four wells shared by the February, before the board voted
the scene. raised environmental concerns. extracts 229.4 million gallons city of Evart, and four times to create a zoning district that
The company said the If approved, Michigan Potash per day, the proposed potash as much water as Cargill Salt would allow for the potash facil-
program is in line with would construct eight solution facility would rank 47th in state, Hersey, which previously mined ity to be constructed. Michigan
recommendations from mining wells for artificial brine extracting 2 million per day. for potash in Hersey Township. Potash held a public meeting on
Department of Justice, production and three brine This is twice as much water as Citizens have previously ad- Wednesday to make its case.
Department of Homeland disposal wells, using 2 million Nestle Waters North America dressed Evart Township in See Potash on page 2
Security, Department of gallons of water per day for pro-
Health and Human Ser- duction.
vices, Federal Emergency Residents and Michiganders
Management Agency, White from as far away as Muskegon
House, Department of Edu- and the Upper Peninsula ex-
cation, Federal Bureau of pressed concerns over the po-
Investigation, and some fed- tential leakage of wells.
eral and state agencies. DEQ officials explained how
The company also said the company would use mul-
the training addresses the tiple steel casings, cemented to
fallacies of a “one-size- the surface, to dispose of brine.
fits-all response plan” by Over 3,000 feet of protective
explaining the truths and rock with multiple confining
realities of violent intruder formations exist between the in-
events. jection zones and fresh water.
“The reality is that ex- The DEQ will take stream
tremely tragic outcomes in flow measurements at several
these events can be miti- locations. The accepted level of
gated. They are very much impact to fish populations de-
survivable,” the company pends on the river’s or stream’s
said in a release. temperature classification,
The price of the training with colder rivers and streams
is $595 per person, and reg- having lower acceptable fish im-
istration can be completed pacts. The maximum allowable Alexander Sinn | Weekly Voice
online at www.alicetrain- decrease of stream index flow is A panel of DEQ officials addressed public comments Monday at Evart Middle School regarding the construction of 11 25 percent. mining wells in Evart Township.
While Michigan’s top water
2 • weekly voice | Thursday, March 15, 2018

Evart residents hear results of survey, discuss city hall future

By Ben Glick Building. He also listed a lack of terminal building.
Weekly Voice Other plans included working space, inadequate An estimate to prepare
permanently moving to the document storage, and the terminal building for
EVART — Where exactly Airport Terminal Build- poor IT infrastructure in the city’s permanent seat
should Evart City Hall call ing or constructing a new the aging building. was estimated around
home? Back in the Depot, city hall — both of which If the decision was made $300,000 to $450,000 and
according to residents received significant opposi- to move back to the Depot, would require the city to
polled in a survey present- tion from respondents. Szakacs said it was un- take out a loan.
ed Wednesday night. Finding a permanent certain whether the mold However, Szakacs said it
City Manager Zack Sza- residence for city govern- would return and expel would be a cheaper option
kacs and other city officials ment has been a priority city offices once again. than returning to the De-
presented results of a sur- since city offices and coun- One of the problems with pot, which, due to its poor
vey conducted from Jan. 23 cil chambers were moved returning to the Depot is condition and constant
to Feb. 6 at a public hearing from the Depot Building in the structure would need need of maintenance, he
held earlier this week at early November after toxic to be renovated, but not called a “money pit,” or
the Evart Fire Department. mold spores were discov- significantly altered, or the constructing a new city Ben Glick | Weekly Voice
The survey polled the ered inside. city would risk losing his- hall. Evart City Manager Zack Szakacs presenting the findings of a sur-
responses of 115 residents Despite the response, toric building grants from However, residents de- vey asking residents where they would like city hall to be located.
on options the city is con- Szakacs said there were the state. cried the removal of city Residents overwhelmingly supported the move to return to the
sidering for the future site disadvantages in returning Offices at the airport are offices from their central Depot Building, while city officials said a permanent relocation to
of its offices and found an city offices to the Depot. state-of-the-art, Szakacs location in downtown, the Airport Terminal Building would be cheaper in the long run.
overwhelming number of “It would be as bad as said, and there would be which is located 1.3 miles
residents support the city diving into a pool of pira- little keeping the city from away. input gathered at the meet- later meetings of the city
hall returning to the Depot nhas,” Szakacs said. making additions to the The city will take the ing to consider options at council.

Evart High School ramps up for full CPR certification, OK2SAY

By Alexander Sinn and automated external High School Principal Jes- as frehsmen. and juniors and sopho- that provides training
Weekly Voice defibrillator (AED) train- sica Kolenda said. For non-seniors, the mores could schedule their to encourage students to

ing graduation require- The state has not provid- schedule was mixed up on classes for next year. report threats to student
EVART — Evart Pub- ments, and districts can ed additional funding for Friday, so sophomores and Each grade level had its safety. Trainer will be
lic Schools seniors are on choose how those require- CPR training, but schools juniors had an opportu- own assembly to introduce provided later this school
their way toward CPR cer- ments fit into the curricu- have some options, includ- nity to take a practice SAT, OK2SAY, a state program year, Kolenda said.
tification, but the district lum. ing training offered by

is hoping their students While only the aware- American Red Cross or the
aim higher. ness level is required, Ev- American Heart Associa-
Seniors completed the art seniors will have the tion, to train seventh-12th
computer work for their opportunity this spring to graders.
CPR awareness level re- reach full certification. Evart has opted to use
quirements on Friday, and “I believe the state’s to train its
will complete the practical heart is in the right place students. After this senior
training this spring. thinking this is yet one class graduates, other stu-
A Michigan law passed more skill for students to dents will receive train-
in 2017 made cardiopulmo- have in order to be career ing in their health class,

nary resuscitation (CPR) and college ready,” Evart which most students take

Potash hearing draws mixed response

Continued from page 1 ment Finance Authority Boyd is a member of
supports the potash facil- the Osceola County Farm
Hersey resident Doug ity. Director Melora Theu- Bureau, which supports
Miller, who lives not far nick voiced this support to Michigan Potash Com-
from the proposed facil- the DEQ. pany’s operation.
ity’s site, attempted to “We have had all the Representatives from
share a presentation on his facts and all of the infor- MPC were also present at
laptop including pages he mation presented to us the hearing, including the
said were from MPC’s ap- multiple times,” she said. company’s executive offi-
plication, but was stopped “We believe that the facts cer, Theodore Pagano, and
by officials to continue to and the science are sound. head of operations Scott
the public comment sec- This is going to be a great Germaine.
tion. economic benefit to our DEQ officials on the pan-
“Several people came to whole area.” el included Rick Hender-
this hearing gushing about Evart Township resident son, Mel Koigima, Jennifer
economic growth,” Miller Scot Boyd, who owns four Ferrigan, Phil Roycraft,
said. “They really expect pig facilities, said he has Mark Snow, Jim Milne,
that this potash-mine will not had any issues with the Ray Vugrinovich and Bob

Dress to Impress
bring about an economic presence of Cargill Inc. in Versical.
re-birth for Evart and Hersey, which previously DEQ’s oil, gas and
Osceola County. Thirty mined potash in the area. minerals division is still
years ago, PPG Industries “From a bird’s-eye view, accepting public com-

started an identical pot- hilltop to hilltop, I can see ments through March 19, Prices Starting at $120
ash-mine in Hersey Town- their facility from my front before deciding whether

ship, less than 2 miles from porch,” he said. “I rarely to approve the wells. Com-
this one. If there was any hear them unless there ments can be sent to deq-
sort of growth or re-birth is a drilling rig on site, ogmdpubliccomments@
from that, I didn’t see it. and then it’s a dry dron-
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Mission trip spaghetti

What’s Happening in the Area
the Evart Township Hall, the second Tuesday every Potluck lunch (bring own Free community dinner Thursdays at 1 p.m. and pe-
fund raiser S. Main Street, from 11 month, 10 a.m. to noon. The table service) will start SEARS— Free commu- dro on Fridays at 1 p.m.
a.m. until 2 or 3 p.m. with a Evart meal site is located at noon followed with a nity dinner will be held For further information,
EVART— A spaghetti members potluck lunch at at 732 West Seventh Street program starting at 1 p.m. every Saturday night at contact Carolyn at 231-832-
“fundraiser” dinner to sup- noon. (US 10). Everyone welcome. 5:45 p.m. in Brooks Corners 2676.
port “U-Gan-Da-Go! 2018” All quilters or want-to-be Marion and Tustin’s clin- For more information, Hall with a contemporary
(a Christian mission trip quilters are welcome. No ics will be held the third contact Marylou at 231-832- worship at 6:30 p.m. Invite
- Sears Church of God) will dues, just occassional do- Tuesday each month, 10 4938. a friend.
Day book club
be held on March 23 from 4 nations for supplies. a.m. to noon. The Marion at Reed City Library
to 7 p.m. at the Evart Town- For more information, meal site is at the Eagles’ REED CITY— A day
ship Hall, 327 South Main contact Margie, 231-734- building, 220 South Mill
Volunteers needed Weight loss group book club will be held on
Street. 3857 or Ann, 231-867-3237. Street. The Tustin meal for Road to Recovery meetings on Thursdays the first Wednesday of the
All donations accepted. site is at 213 South Neilson. REED CITY— Road to EVART— T.O.P.S weight month at 1:30 p.m. at the
Walk-in clinics. If you Recovery is an American loss support group meets Reed City Public Library.
Fish fry at Evart Moose wish to eat at the meal site, Cancer Society volunteer- every Thursday at 8:30 a.m.
‘Wonder’ to be shown Lodge call 231-734-5559 at least based program that pro- at the Evart United Meth-
March 11 EVART— A fish fry or a day before to reserve a vides transportation for odist Church. Weigh in is
OLAH holding monthly
REED CITY— Will be shrimp dinner will be held spot. cancer patients to and from from 8:30 to 9:15 a.m. and meetings
screening “Wonder” (rated on Fridays from 5 to 8 p.m. their treatments. Volunteer meeting is at 9:30 a.m. EVART— The Osceola
PG) on March 11. This a at the Evart Moose Lodge, drivers transport patients • T.O.P.S. MI 1390 weight League for Arts and Hu-
free event and open to ev- 8400 U.S. 10 in Evart.
Food pantries from their home to cancer loss support groups meets manities will be holding
eryone. The movie starts For more information, A food pantry is available treatment centers, doctor every Thursday at 6 p.m. a monthly meeting on
at 3 p.m. following Trinity call 231-734-6181. to residents in need who visits and other cancer- at Calvary Baptist Church. the first Tuesday of each
Lutheran School’s annual live in Osceola County. The related appointments. Weigh in is from 6 to 6:30 month at 6:30 p.m. at 207 N.
open house event. Anyone following is a list of the dif- The American Cancer p.m. and meeting is from Main Street, Evart, 231-734-
who is interested in learn-
Bingo at Evart Moose ferent locations, hours and Society is working with 6:45 to 8 p.m. 9900.
ing more about Trinity EVART— Evart Moose contact people. Spectrum Health Reed City Art, antiques, crafts.
Lutheran School is encour- Lodge will host bingo each SEARS— Former Orient Hospital, Susan P. Wheat- Open Thursday, Friday,
aged to stop by between 1 Monday at 8400 U.S. 10. Township Hall, next to the lake Regional Cancer
Health specialty clinic Saturday from 11 a.m. to 5
to 3 p.m. for a tour and to Doors open at 4 p.m. Early Post Office Center to recruit volunteer REED CITY— Urolo- p.m.
meet the staff then stay for bird takes place at 6 p.m. Every Tuesday, 1 to 4 p.m. drivers and coordinators gist, John Anema, M.D. Lapidary Class, Saturday,
the show. with regular bingo at 6:30 Contact Ken at 231-620- from Osceola and its sur- will be offering outpatient 1 to 5 p.m.
Trinity is located at 19778 p.m. (License No. A21600). 2504 rounding counties to help services at the hospital’s Classes in other areas of
US 10 in Reed City. Any MARION— Marion Food drive cancer patients to Specialty Clinic twice a the arts will be offered for
questions about the open and from their treatment.
house or movie event, call
Rock, gem and mineral Pantry , East Main Street,
by appointment, on call 24 All volunteers’ need is a
He will be consulting
those interested.

231-832-5186. club meetings hours few hours during the week with patients on the second
Free health care
BIG RAPIDS — Big Rap- Contact Marsha at 231- and a desire to make a dif- Friday of the month and
Al-Anon meetings ids Rock, Gem and Mineral 743-6092 ference. performing outpatient sur- services
Club will hold meetings at TUSTIN— Augustana Local community mem- gery and other procedures,
CADILLAC— Free limit-
REED CITY— Al-Anon 6:30 p.m. on the first Thurs- Lutheran Church bers who are interested including lithotripsy on
ed health care services are
meetings will be held on day of the month (March Every Monday, 9 a.m. to in volunteering for the the fourth Friday. available in Cadillac for
Mondays at 1 p.m. at St. through December) at the noon Road to Recovery program The clinic is located at
residents of Wexford, Mis-
Philips Church in Reed Geology lab, room 138, sci- Contact Katie at 231-768- should contact the Ameri- 300 N. Patterson Road. Con-
saukee and parts of Osceo-
City and Tuesdays at 7 ence building, at Ferris 4418, or Betty at 231-829- can Cancer Society at 1-800- tact Spectrum Health Reed
la and Lake Counties with
p.m., also at the church. State University. 3457 227-2345. City Hospital Specialty
low income and no health
•EVART— Thursdays REED CITY— St. Phillips Clinic at 231-832-7108 for
insurance. Weekly health
at 7 p.m. at Sacred Heart Church more information. clinics are scheduled based
Church in Evart.
Free blood pressure Every Tuesday, Thursday,
Dinner with friends at on availability of volunteer
clinics 1 to 4 p.m. St. Paul Lutheran Church Crossroads Quilt Guild health care providers. New
EVART— Osceola Coun- Contact Robert at 231-832- EVART— Dinner with patients need to call for an
South Quilt Club ty Commission on Aging 2624 Friends Community Meal meeting eligibility appointment.
starting fall session is offering free blood pres- will be held on the second REED CITY— The Cross- Medication assistance
EVART— The South Ev- sure clinics for adults 60 Wednesday of each month roads Quilt Guild will hold may be available through
art Quilt Club will be hold- years and older. Monthly
AARP meeting from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at St.meetings on the fourth the Stehouwer Free Clinic.
ing their bi-weekly quilting blood pressure screenings REED CITY— AARP No. Paul Lutheran Church, 435 Tuesday of each month, Qualified applicants must
meetings on the first and will be conducted at the 2418 meets on the second W. 5th Street. Sponsored by except December, from 6 have a Munson Healthcare
third Wednesdays of each OCCOA meal sites in Ev- Wednesday of every month St. Paul Lutheran Church to 8 p.m. at the Reed City Cadillac Hospital affiliated
month, finishing on June art, Marion and Tustin. at the United Methodist and the Evart United Meth- Church of the Nazarene. provider and meet guide-
6, 2018. Will take place at Evart’s clinic will be held Church in Reed City. odist Church. lines set by pharmaceuti-
Donations appreciated. cal companies. Eligibility
Take out available.
Activities at the Reed appointments are sched-
For more information, City Senior Center uled for Tuesday and
contact 231-734-3585 or 231- REED CITY— The Senior Wednesday mornings.
734-5491. Center, 219 E. Todd Avenue, Office hours are Monday
In the event that school has activities happening through Thursday, 9 a.m.
is canceled, Dinner with during the week. Bingo, for to 4:30 p.m. (closed noon to
Friends will not take place. all community members 18 1 p.m.)
and older, will be held on Stehouwer Free Clinic is
Wednesdays at 12:30 p.m. located at 201 N. Mitchell
Free dinner Admission will be $3 and Street (lower level).
at Reed City Church the cost of the cards is $.25;
REED CITY— There all proceeds from the card
will be a free dinner every sales will be distributed as
Congregate meal sites
Monday from 5 to 7 p.m. at prize money. for Osceola County COA
the Church of the First- Bingo will also take place TUSTIN — Tustin Meal
born Revival Center, 310 S. every Friday (weather Site
Higbee. permitting) at 6 p.m. with 213 Neilson
Donations accepted but doors opening at 5 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thurs-
not necessary. The center also has day
euchre on Mondays and Lunch served at noon
REED CITY— Reed City
Meal Site
802 Mill Street
Monday, Tuesday, Thurs-

HERE’S Lunch served at noon

EVART— Evart Meal

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Monday, Tuesday, Thurs-
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MARION— Marion Meal

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Wedding & Groom Checklists, James R. White, Attornery At Law Blue’s Quilts to Comfort meets the second Monday

detaIls oN: planning, 116 N. Main St. • Evart • 231-734-3531 of each month, except De-
cember, from 10 a.m. to 4
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4 • weekly voice | Thursday, March 15, 2018

Student-led conferences at Evart High

build student ownership of academics
By Alexander Sinn After two semesters of Kolenda said. “It’s private ing home a monthly news-
Weekly Voice student-led conferences enough for the kids to letter, she said parents are
in the gymnasium, Evart feel like they can talk to encouraged to come into
EVART — Parent-teach- High School Principal Jes- their parents about their the building and talk with
er conferences can be an sica Kolenda said she has grades. It helps the kids staff.
exciting time for an el- received positive feedback. take ownership in their “With all those extra
ementary school student, In this setup, students grades.” pieces, we’re trying harder
when your parents and pick up their progress Conference attendance to encourage parents to
teachers come face-to-face report and escort their is about 25 percent at Ev- come in and talk to us so
and brag about you. parents into the gym, art High School, Kolenda we can work together to
By high school, confer- where they can talk pri- said, but she hopes to see develop a plan for their
ences often go to the way- vately with their parents that grow in the coming students,” Kolenda said.
side. and elect to talk to specific years. The student-led format
While the format for par- teachers. Since Kolenda has been will return next year, Ko-
ent-teacher conferences is “It feels more welcom- principal, she said, she has lenda said, following posi-
typically the same across ing than sitting out in a sought to improve com- tive feedback from those
grade levels, Evart High hallway waiting and peak- munication with parents. who attended. She’s hop-
School sought this year to ing in a doorway to see By updating the Facebook ing to find ways to make it
change it up. if a teacher’s available,” page frequently and send- more inviting for parents.

Long-time friends open photography

studio and craft supply store in Reed City
By Ben Glick
Cadillac News ton said they know they’re
not in league with large
REED CITY — Amanda companies and they don’t
Addington and Melissa Mc- want to be.
Ghee have been friends for However, one of the
over two decades. things Addington and Mc-
“Since pretty much day Ghee want the Craft House
one of sixth grade we hit it to provide is a customized
off and we’ve pretty much experience.
been through anything and “If we don’t have it, we
everything together and can order it. Customers can
still have come out on top,” place orders and not get
Addington said. charged anything extra. No
And recently they decid- processing, no shipping,”
ed they wanted to be busi- McGhee said.
ness partners as well. “Whatever the retail
McGhee, who’s been price is, that’s what they’re
operating her own photog- going to pay,” Addington
raphy business out of her said.
home for four years, want- Once they get estab-
ed to open her own studio. lished, the pair intends to
“I kind of made a prom- start a craft night once or
ise to myself that I would twice a month and want
have my own studio within the space to be a center for
a certain amount of time,” creative pursuits.
McGhee said. “There’s a lot of talent
McGhee got her chance here in Reed City,” Adding-
in late 2017 when the own- Ben Glick | Weekly Voice ton said. “We had people
ers of the Kids Nest, where Long-time friends Melissa McGhee and Amanda Addington jointly ask if we would sell their
McGhee would come in own and operate the Craft House and Silent Photography out of a crafts. We had so many peo-
and take portraits over the shared location on Chestnut Street. ple ask, and we’re thinking
holidays, informed her that of making a corner of the
they would be closing and store be a place where local
they were interested in sell- moms never owned a busi- that. We wanted people to artists come to sell their
ing the space located at 758 ness before, but they didn’t have a place to come and work. That was something
S. Chestnut St. to her. let that stop them from do- get what they need and a we never thought would
“Then we realized they ing it anyway. place to have fun.” happen. There are people
were serious, and so we “It’s kind of like ‘let’s get They narrowed it down to coming to us and asking us
had a lot of thinking to do out of the house and do a few choices, and by con- and we’re like ‘wow, okay
and we said ‘all right let’s something that we want,’” sensus of area residents, we can do this.’”
do this’,” McGhee said. Addington said. the space left over from the Addington said she wants
The two stay-at-home The Kids Nest closed photography studio was go- the business to cater to the
on Jan. 22 and right away ing to be a craft and hobby entire family and encour-
Addington and McGhee got shop. ages families with children
started. “Which was good be- to come into the store.
“The day we signed the cause we’re both crafters,” “Don’t be afraid to let
paperwork we were here Addington said. “We scrap- children wander around

EXTRA setting up,” Addington

book, knit and crochet. We and play. Kids are welcome.
do a little bit of everything. Feel free to let them come
APPLIANCE & HARDWARE When the two friends
looked over the property,
That part is easy for us.”
So, on March 3, Silent
and touch and explore.
They’re not going to hurt

they also realized the space Photography and the Craft anything,” Addington said.

FAMILY & % was big enough for two

businesses, and they won-
House officially opened
their doors.
Another thing the pair
wants to provide is avail-
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They went on Facebook The friends are equal keep the store open seven
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they like to see come into them. “So we’ll start and go
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TUESDAY, MARCH 20TH something to the commu-
nity that they don’t have,”
be easy to keep everything close up at night. We don’t
separate, but it would be know if that’s going to be
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Owned & Operated by Scott & Tammy Weaver once the work day is over The nearest craft store after work. We don’t want and we want to change Hobby Lobby, but Adding- to miss anybody.”

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up andaled the team finished a 1,500-foot Area 6
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Oliveira just a few months she and her family were for kids in meantime, In the Re- Brian Geiger got Cadil- in
later. ing to travel to prepar- a small town Koopman said she steals. Taylor Hill and the Wildcats into added. "At that point
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wants six lac on the board 5:39 the game, we need to
known family. Koopman said students to return to Brazil. bekah Dean each had 54-34. as-
don’t “I will see Brazil again. the second period off shots and crash the net."
have to enter an exchange I said I rebounds. from Derek Tonello
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quarter, coach Brandon
said. scoring. and four rebounds, fol- said.
(3-2 overall, on the power play. weekend series with Li-
Bowman "The kids came out and lowed by Kelci Elder
(seven The Wildcats The Vikings were able
"We still have a lot to half," 0-1 Highland) face McBain vonia Franklin at noon
fought in the second points, 10 rebounds)
and to keep sustained pres-
work on," Bowman said. Evart coach Paul Higgins on Tuesday. today before hosting
the Cyana Dellar (six points, sure on the Patriots but Gaylord in a Big North
"It's exciting to know Pine River (2-1, 1-0 High-
said. four their defensive play was contest Wednesday.
tential that we have." ay, we eight rebounds, s Beal City on
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Student Athlete Evart Police Department report

weekly report 3/4/18
Public record
• Officers were dispatched
to a local apartment com-
to an activated burglar
alarm. Per Mecosta County
Central Dispatch, the alarm
Of the Week 3/5/2018
• Damage to Property —
• Local resident called
RCPD concerned that she
plex regarding the com-
plaint of a 54-year-old male
company advised motion
sensor activation in the
Officers were called to a had placed an online order tenant. The man reported rear office. The responding
Meet Kiera Barker complaint of vandalism to for $500 worth of merchan- children had been bang- officer performed a perim-
Reed City High School, senior a vehicle. dise and had mistakenly ing on his outside walls. eter search and found the
• Private Property Dam- entered the wrong house He added that he was ill, building to be secure. Once
age Accident — Officers re- numbers in the shipping therefore it was more both- the key holder arrived on
sponded to a complaint of address. She reported at- ersome than usual. Officers scene, entry was gained and
a private property damage tempting to contact the found some of the neigh- an interior search was con-
accident in the parking lot owner of the address with borhood children had been ducted with nothing out of
of business. no response. The investigat- sledding down the hill and the normal found.
3/6/2018 ing officer found that the some had banged into the 3/8/18
• Motor Vehicle Accident owners of the delivered ad- outside wall. The children • Officers were requested
— Officers responded to a dress were out of town and apologized and, since it was to assist the Osceola Coun-
report of an accident caus- a neighbor had placed the dusk, was finishing up their ty Sheriff ’s Department
ing damage to a light pole. packages inside the home. play time. with an agitated patient at
The case remains open at The packages were then re- 3/7/18 Community Mental Health
this time. trieved from the residence • School Liaison Officers Department. The patient
• Private Property Dam- and given to the correct were requested to perform did not appear agitated, he
age Accident — Officers re- owners. Case closed. a well-being check on a fam- stated he was frustrated
sponded to a complaint of • Officers located a 24-year- ily. The family was found because the medications
a private property damage old female at her place of to be OK, but having some were having adverse effects
accident. The case remains employment. Knowing she discipline problems with and no one would listen to
open at this time. held a warrant for Failure the children resulting in him. The patient was trans-
3/8/2018 to Appear, she was placed temper tantrums. The offi- ported to Spectrum Health
• Runaway — Officers re- under arrest. She was then cer issued some advice and Hospital Reed City campus
sponded to a complaint of transported to the Osceola cleared. emergency room for an
a runaway. The subject was County Jail and lodged • While on foot patrol of evaluation.
located and returned home. without incident. the downtown area, offi- • Officers were dispatched
• Check Well-Being — Of- 3/5/18 cers found the front door to to respond to the Proba-
ficers were called to con- • While performing a traf- a local business unlocked. tion/Parole Offices and as-
duct a well-being check on a fic stop for window tint, of- A search of the premises sist in the arrest a 46-year-
student. It was determined ficers found the driver had found nothing that ap- old male who was in viola-
that no services were need- a suspended license. The peared out of place. The tion of his probation. The
Sports/Positions: My aunt, because she is ed but the parents were in- 39-year-old male stated he door was locked and se- man was then transported
Basketball — Shooting just amazing. formed of the nature of the thought he had cleared that cured and key holder noti- to the Osceola County Jail
Guard, Softball — Catcher/ What is your favorite complaint. up and paid the fees online fied. where he was lodged with-
Outfield subject in school?: • Transport — Officers with the Secretary of State • Officers received a call to out incident.
How long have you been Science, mainly biol- transported a mental health office. The man was issued make contact with the par- • Osceola County Sher-
playing the sport: ogy — because it is very patient from Spectrum an appearance citation for ents of a student at the Nor- iff ’s Department requested
Basketball since elemen- intriguing. Health Reed City to a psy- DWLS 1st and cited for the man Elementary School. assistance in serving two
tary, Softball 4 What advice would you chiatric facility. window tint. The school reported the 8-count felony warrants.
years. give a younger person just 3/9/2018 • Officers arrested a parents were not answering The 52-year-old male sub-
What is your most memo- starting out in sports? : • Arrest — Officers made 25-year-old male for driv- their phone calls or mes- ject was taken into custody
rable moment while play- Give it your all, at all contact with a subject with ing on a suspended license, sages for several hours. The by the OCSD. The RCPD
ing: times. a warrant. The subject was improper registration plate, officer made contact with took the 44-year-old female
Winning districts for What are your plans for arrested and transported no vehicle insurance and the parents at their resi- into custody and trans-
softball. the future? to the Osceola County Jail the possession of mari- dence, advised both of them ported her to the Osceola
Who are your role models To become a traveling where they were lodged on juana. The man was trans- of the situation with their County Jail where she was
and why?: nurse or a PA. their warrant. ported to Osceola County child and that they needed lodged without incident.
3/10/2018 Jail without incident after to respond to the school • Officers were dispatched
• Miscellaneous — Offi- the vehicle had been towed. and pick up the child. It to a two-car private prop-
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• Officers were dispatched
problems with the parents,
the school staff requested
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the location on a 20-year-old
female who was wanted on
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to a well-being check on to Spectrum Health Hos- school until the child was for making false report. Of-
children. The report was pital Reed City campus re- picked up. Officers cleared ficers were told at the door
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• No Security — While The 51-year-old female pa- • Officers were dispatched found that she was there
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cense and no insurance. reported that she was yell- of his probation. The man the female under arrest.
ing and screaming. Once was then transported to and She was then transported
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Left: Left: Social Emotional Health Educator Shannon Lindquist has taught
babysitting classes for 16 years in area schools. Students like 5th grader
Ethan Powell, center, attended the class so he can care for his sister while
his mom works.
Top: Sixth-grader Chelsea Gilmore goes over materials during a babysitting
class organized by the Osceola MSU Extension March 7.

Baby sitting classes help students care for others

knew kids were baby sit-
By Ben Glick wanted to become more
ting so it just makes sense
Weekly Voice qualified at supervising
that kids would know small children, others at-
REED CITY — Over the how to keep their siblings tended the class to learn
next few weeks, students or kids that they’re baby how to take better care
will learn skills necessary sitting for safe and enter- of relatives with special
to take care of young chil- tained and learn some- needs.
dren. thing at the same time,” “One of the things we
The first of four Baby sit- she said. discuss during the child de-
ting Clinics, classes aimed Lindquist said the pro- velopment piece of this are
at youth 11 years of age gram has been grown over kids with special needs be-
and older were held at Reed the years. About a dozen cause that can be scary and
City Middle School March students were present at the more you know the less
7 in after-school hours. the first class on March 7, scared you are because all
The classes are provided but she’s taught about 700 kids are pretty much the
by Michigan State Univer- area youth during her time same – they want to do fun
sity Extension and will heading the class. things when the baby sitter
cover topics such as child In that time, Lindquist is there,” Lindquist said.
development, organization- said she’s seen changes in And yet others attended
al skills, safety, discipline, the family dynamic. the class to help parents
and nutrition. “Families aren’t as big take care of siblings, like
Classes are led by Social as they used to be. It used 5th grader Ethan Powell.
Emotional Health Educa- to be that because you “I have an eight-year-old Ben Glick | Weekly Voice
tor Shannon Lindquist, were in a big family you sister and my mom has me Students go over materials during a babysitting class organized by the Osceola MSU Extension
who has taught the classes learned how to take care of stay at home a lot to watch March 7.
at area schools for 16 years. the little kids and families her. I want my mom to have
“When I started this job aren’t necessarily that big more time to work so she her,” he said. said. “I’m always amazed kids that come in. It makes
there wasn’t any baby sit- anymore,” she said. can pay bills and stuff, so “I’m never discouraged at how great these baby you optimistic about the
ting classes around and I While some students just I want to be able to watch by what I find,” Lindquist sitting classes are with the next generation.”

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8 • weekly voice | Thursday, March 15, 2018

Courtesy Robert Breedlove Courtesy Robert Breedlove

Reed City Middle School students engage in a bout of tug-of-war. A Reed City Middle School student participates in the “Human Bowling” element of the obstacle course at the schools Winter
Several multi-class teams competed during the school’s Winter Olympics.
Olympic games.

Reed City Winter Olympics come to an end

By Ben Glick
Weekly Voice

REED CITY — It may

not have been the slopes of
PyeongChang, but these
games had spirit.
The 18th annual Winter
Olympics at Reed City
Middle School wrapped up
last Friday.
The weeklong games
ended with a medal cere-
mony and the award of the
“spirit stick” to the most
energetic team.
The obstacle course
featured activities such as
competitive eating, three- Courtesy Robert Breedlove
legged race, and the human Students and staff showing school spirit during the Winter Olympics, which started March 5.
bowling ball — a two-per-
son challenge where one stacle course as well, and classrooms and the ones ning team, the Niblet Mc-
student pushes another on Principal Dean Maguire that raise the most were Cheesers, who rushed the
floor scooters toward told the students that the teachers Jeremy DeVos, court to claim the prize.
bowling pins. teachers have never been Tracie Koopman and Ryan The award tabulated
Throughout the proceed- beaten. Hansen, who were “re- throughout the week and
ings, students cheered for However, the teachers did warded” for their efforts the team with the most
each other and displayed get their just deserts when by being pied in the face in spirit points wins the Courtesy Robert Breedlove
school pride. the results of the school’s front of the student body. totem. Spirit points are ac- Language arts teacher Tracie Koopman was one of the three teach-
Participation was not penny war were revealed. The festivities concluded cumulated by cheering for ers “rewarded” for raising the most money during a penny war in
limited to students. A team The school-held penny war with Maguire awarding the other teams and showing the school with a pie in the face in front of the student body at
of teachers took to the ob- was held to raise money for “spirit stick” to the win- good sportsmanship. the close of the school’s Winter Olympic games.