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Thursday, March 22, 2018 • Your community news from Evart, Reed City, Hersey, Sears & Chase.

WITH BAD Rural recycling

Payments As Low As
$150 mo.
✔ Bankruptcy
✔ Foreclosures
✔ Repossession Though trees are being saved,
OVER 100 CARS not many in rural areas recycle
Corner of M-55 & M-66
Just South of Lake City

Lake County looking to
increase building permit fees
BALDWIN — It may cost more
to get a building permit in Lake
County in the near future.
After a survey, officials found
the county charges too little for
building permits and is looking
to increase fees.
Currently, a permit costs a
flat rate of $65 plus 20 cents per
square foot. Nearby Mason Coun-
ty, for instance, charges a base of
$180 and 23 cents per square foot.
According to county officials, Alexander Sinn | Weekly Voice
the building department is sup- The Evart Area Fire Department invited the community Tuesday to provide input on the formation of a fire authority, which would allow the department to
posed to cover its expenses with raise funds through a special assessment to pay for aging equipment and facilities.
what it charges for permits, al-

Evart Area Fire Dept. gathers input
though it can’t make a profit.
However, what the building
department is charging now
doesn’t cover its costs and the
county currently makes up the

for potential fire authority
difference, county employees
The issue is expected to be
discussed by the commissioners
again at later meetings.
By Alexander Sinn
expedite the time-consuming
Osceola board approves Weekly Voice
process it takes to receive sepa-
motion to review EMS EVART — The Evart Area rate approvals from each mu-
REED CITY — The Osceola Fire Department gathered com- nicipality.
County Board of Commissioners munity input Tuesday on the A portion of a potential spe-
is reviewing the EMS Depart- department’s future in light of cial assessment, $135,000 per
ment. pressing budget concerns. year, would be used for a capital
The motion to approve an out- By 2021, the department will improvement fund to replace
side service review of the depart- need to replace potentially hun- aging equipment, while $373,680
ment came after multiple former dreds of thousands of dollars would be used for operations.
employees accused it of unethi- worth of equipment, and the No other increase would be
cal activities and requested the budget won’t pay for it. allowed unless approved by vot-
board to investigate. The solution proposed by ers.
The claims made by the former members of the fire board is Board member Dan Elliot said
employees have not been con- the creation of a fire authority, he believes an authority is the
firmed independently, but the which would bring the town- only reasonable way to ensure
approval to solicit services to re- ships under one board that the department is sustainable
view the department is the first could impose a special assess- in the future.
step to determine if any claims ment tax on all residents in its “By 2020, we’re not going to
levied have merit. municipalities. have a truck to send out,” he
Who the county will retain to Currently, the city of Evart Alexander Sinn | Weekly Voice said. “We’re either in business
conduct the review and when it and surrounding townships Evart Area Fire Department board member Dan Elliot told community mem- or we’re out of business.”
will begin is expected to be deter- each contribute a maximum of bers on Tuesday the department may not be able to function within the next Evart resident Dale Bailey
mined at a later time. 1 mill toward the department. few years if it does not form a fire authority. said he pays too much in taxes
Within the next few years, the currently and is opposed to al-
board estimates the budget attached, Helmer said, and ‘What can I do for the commu- lowing a fire authority the abil-
will reach its cap of 1 mill in $110,000 of the budget pays for nity?’ it’s ‘How much do you pay ity to raise a special assessment.
each municipality and will not personnel. an hour?’” Another resident said she
be able to sustain funding for The department currently has The fire station, originally would be opposed to the Evart
equipment, facilities and per- 31 paid on-call firefighters and constructed in the mid-1980s, Area Fire Department board
sonnel. 17 medical staff, including seven requires maintenance and up- deciding to create an authority
“What we had in place since first responders, four EMTs and grades to keep it operational, without putting the issue on the
1982 is not going to be feasible four paramedics. Helmer said. ballot, which the board is not
over the next decade, or over the All staff members are vol- Fire engine No. 8, originally required to do.
next several years,” Fire Chief unteer and have other jobs, purchased in 1986, will need to The meeting Tuesday was the
Shane Helmer explained. Helmer said, and while the be replaced or refurbished by first public hearing to gather
The department’s annual department personnel numbers 2021. A new truck would cost community feedback, and the
Egg showers budget is $187,000. It would re- are currently healthy, trained about $300,000, Helmer said, board will further assess how
Evart getting ready for annual quire about $130,000 to replace and willing volunteers are hard while refurbishment would cost the special assessment would
Easter egg drop the department’s equipment, to come by. about $195,000. work, based on the taxable par-
all of which, down to boots and “The days of volunteering By adopting a fire authority, cels within incorporated mu-
page 8 gloves, have expiration dates have passed,” he said. “It’s not, he said, the department could nicipalities.
2 • weekly voice | Thursday, March 22, 2018

Recycling center in Reed City carries load for rural residents
By Alexander Sinn Because we’re a
Weekly Voice

At a recycling cen-
nonprofit, we’re able
ter in Reed City, balers
crush cardboard into
to actually make it and
1,000-pound units, and
450 pounds of plastic get
have a little surplus.’
Newspaper, magazines, Larry Neiderheide
No. 1 and 2 plastics, batter- Recycle of Osceola County
ies, Styrofoam, aluminum, Coordinator
sheet metal and glass are n
also sorted.
From there, an occa- tor company Nu-Wool in
sional semi truck comes to Jenison. R-and-R Metals
carry the load south. in Reed City will take
Recycle of Osceola scrap metal, while hazard-
County is a small non- ous materials like batter-
profit outfit with 21 volun- ies are collected by the
teers, which began in 1988 county.
in a church parking lot. While recycling options
Osceola County residents are often in demand for
have to bring the materi- younger people, Neiderhe-
als in themselves, because ide said it’s mostly older
no curbside pickup exists. people who bring their
While coordinator Larry recycling to the drop-off
Neiderheide estimates sites.
about 1,020 trees were Because Recycle of
saved from paper recycling Osceola is a nonprofit,
in 2017, he knows much of Neiderheide explained,
the county doesn’t recycle. business is good. If he Alexander Sinn | Weekly Voice
This is the case in many were seeking to pay em- Larry Neiderheide, who coordinates Recycle of Osceola County in Reed City, considers the task ahead of getting cardboard loaded onto
rural parts of Michigan, ployees and make a profit, a semi.
where recycling efforts lag however, he doesn’t expect
behind most U.S. states. he would make much grants for recycling infra-
In his final State of the profit. structure, market develop-
State address, Gov. Rick “Because we’re a non- ment and education.
Snyder said of the state profit, we’re able to actu- In February, Snyder
recycling program: “This ally make it and have a signed an executive direc-
has probably been one of little surplus,” he said. tive requiring all state of
the most disappointing Michigan facilities to pro-
initiatives I’ve had in my vide on-site recycling, and
time as governor. We got
State action launched Re:Source, an
complacent.” Gov. Snyder announced initiative to promote the
Neiderheide said busi- in January a proposal use of recycled materials
ness is sustainable despite to invest $79 million an- in economic and business
no outside funding, but nually to help renew opportunities in the state.
doing their part isn’t do- Michigan’s environment This entails an education
ing enough. He expects the and protect public health. campaign and updating
center is only reaching a The proposal replaces the Michigan’s solid waste
small amount of residents expired Clean Michigan laws.
in the county, who can Initiative bond. Neiderheide has little
also drop off materials at While the majority of expectation that recycling
sites in Evart, LeRoy and funds will help clean up will grow in the county
Marion. contaminated sites across without government in-
Materials, once they are the state, $9 million will tervention. Businesses
piled to the high ceiling in enhance solid waste man- are not likely to make the
compact bales, are loaded agement planning for local investment, he said, as
onto semi trucks on their governments. prices fluctuate constantly
way toward Grand Rapids. Another $15 million will for the materials.
Some of them end up at an provide recycling grants “The state is going to Alexander Sinn | Weekly Voice
insulator company. Others with the goal of tripling have to mandate and tax Materials are compacted in balers at Recycle of Osceola County in Reed City, a volunteer-run non-
Reycle of Osceola sells Michigan’s recycling rate, it,” he said. “I don’t see it profit with three drop-off sites in the county.
materials to an insula- providing further local privately happening.”

Fire destroys home in Hersey
Township Tuesday morning
By Alexander Sinn
Weekly Voice City fire departments ar- smoke and flames. She
rived to extinguish the attempted to drive by the
HERSEY — A fire de- blaze, but could not save residence but law enforce-
stroyed a Hersey Township the structure. ment had blocked the road.
home Tuesday morning, The house was surround- She was concerned for
but no one was harmed. ed by pine trees over 50 feet the well-being of a neigh-
Kevin Wanstead and his high, Hooper said, and the bor, she said.
four children live at the flames reached nearly as “It’s a small area. Every-
residence, but no one was high. body is always friendly,”
home at the time of the “People don’t realize Harwood said. “Every time
fire. how dry the trees and the I drive by there to go to
Osceola County Sheriff ’s ground is right now,” he Hersey and see anybody
Office Sergeant Gary Hoop- said. outside, I put a hand up
er responded to the scene Brianna Harwood, who and wave.”
on Craft Road before 9 a.m., lives at the end of Craft The cause of the fire
where he said the house Road, was passing by on remains unknown, and
was fully engulfed. her way to work around Hersey Fire Department is
Hersey, Evart and Reed 9:30 a.m. when she saw leading the investigation.

Courtesy photo
Fire crews put out a blaze at a Hersey Township home on Tuesday, but the house could not be saved.

Hersey Fire Department led efforts to save a home from a fire on Tuesday morning, but the structure
was destroyed. No one was at home or injured, and the cause of the fire remains under investiga-
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Blood drive
What’s Happening in the Area
Club will hold meetings at 4938. born Revival Center, 310 S. Bingo will also take place is a 10 a.m. traditional
REED CITY— A blood 6:30 p.m. on the first Thurs- Higbee. every Friday (weather service.
drive will be held on April day of the month (March Donations accepted but permitting) at 6 p.m. with
2 from 1 to 5:45 p.m. at through December) at the
Shepherd’s Table not necessary. doors opening at 5 p.m.
Church of the Nazarene, Geology lab, room 138, sci- REED CITY— Church of The center also has
Congregate meal sites
5300 S. 220th Avenue. ence building, at Ferris the Nazarene, Shepherd’s
Free community dinner euchre on Mondays and for Osceola County COA
State University. Table, free meal every Thursdays at 1 p.m. and pe- TUSTIN — Tustin Meal
Thursday at 5:30 p.m., 5300 SEARS— Free commu- dro on Fridays at 1 p.m. Site
TOPS weight loss 220th Avenue. Donations nity dinner will be held ev- For further information, 213 Neilson
meeting Free blood pressure welcome. ery Saturday night at 5:45 contact Carolyn at 231-832- Monday, Tuesday, Thurs-
REED CITY— TOPS clinics p.m. in Brooks Corners 2676. day
weight loss meetings, Reed EVART— Osceola Coun- Hall with a contemporary Lunch served at noon
City, Chapter 1682, Monday ty Commission on Aging
Volunteers needed for worship at 6:30 p.m. Invite REED CITY— Reed City
weigh-in at 5:30 p.m. and is offering free blood pres- Road to Recovery a friend.
Free movie nights Meal Site
meeting from 6 to 7 p.m. at sure clinics for adults 60 REED CITY— Road to SEARS— Free movie 802 Mill Street
St. Paul Lutheran Church. years and older. Monthly Recovery is an American nights will be held the Monday, Tuesday, Thurs-
blood pressure screenings Cancer Society volunteer-
Weight loss group second Friday night of the day
Reed City TOPS open will be conducted at the based program that pro- meetings on Thursdays month at 7 p.m. at Brooks Lunch served at noon
OCCOA meal sites in Ev- vides transportation for EVART— T.O.P.S weight Corner Hall, US 66 and 10. EVART— Evart Meal
house March 26 art, Marion and Tustin. cancer patients to and loss support group meets Free popcorn and hot dogs. Site
REED CITY— Reed City Evart’s clinic will be from their treatments. every Thursday at 8:30 732 W. 7th Street
TOPS 1682 is having a free held the second Tuesday Volunteer drivers trans- a.m. at the Evart United Monday, Tuesday, Thurs-
open house on March 26 every month, 10 a.m. to port patients from their Methodist Church. Weigh
Day book club day
from 7 to 9 p.m. at St. Paul noon. The Evart meal site home to cancer treatment in is from 8:30 to 9:15 a.m. at Reed City Library Lunch served at noon
Lutheran Church. is located at 732 West Sev- centers, doctor visits and and meeting is at 9:30 a.m. REED CITY— A day MARION— Marion Meal
enth Street (US 10). other cancer-related ap- • T.O.P.S. MI 1390 weight book club will be held on Site
Marion and Tustin’s clin- pointments. loss support groups meets the first Wednesday of the 221 S. Mill Street
Crossroads Theatre ics will be held the third The American Cancer every Thursday at 6 p.m. month at 1:30 p.m. at the Monday, Tuesday, Thurs-
Guild meets April 2 Tuesday each month, 10 Society is working with at Calvary Baptist Church. Reed City Public Library. day
REED CITY— The Reed a.m. to noon. The Marion Spectrum Health Reed Weigh in is from 6 to 6:30 Lunch served at noon
City Crossroads Theatre meal site is at the Eagles’ City Hospital, Susan p.m. and meeting is from
Guild will hold its monthly building, 220 South Mill P. Wheatlake Regional 6:45 to 8 p.m.
OLAH holding monthly
meeting on April 2 at 7 Street. The Tustin meal Cancer Center to recruit meetings Beginning line dancing
p.m. at the theatre, 249 W. site is at 213 South Neilson. volunteer drivers and co-
Health specialty clinic EVART— The Osceola classes in Evart
Upton. Everyone welcome. Walk-in clinics. If you ordinators from Osceola League for Arts and Hu- EVART— Line dancing
wish to eat at the meal site, and its surrounding coun- REED CITY— Urolo- manities will be holding 101 (beginner line dancing)
call 231-734-5559 at least ties to help drive cancer gist, John Anema, M.D. a monthly meeting on will be held every Wednes-
Spaghetti fundraiser a day before to reserve a patients to and from their will be offering outpatient the first Tuesday of each day from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at
March 23 spot. treatment. All volunteers’ services at the hospital’s month at 6:30 p.m. at 207 110 U.S. 10 in Evart.
EVART— A spaghetti need is a few hours during Specialty Clinic twice a N. Main Street, Evart, 231- There will be a $3 dona-
“fundraiser” dinner to the week and a desire to month. 734-9900. tion.
support “U-Gan-Da-Go!
Food pantries make a difference. He will be consulting Art, antiques, crafts. For more information,
2018” (a Christian mis- A food pantry is avail- Local community mem- with patients on the sec- Open Thursday, Friday, contact Carol at 231-734-
sion trip - Sears Church of able to residents in need bers who are interested ond Friday of the month Saturday from 11 a.m. to 5 5305.
God) will be held on March who live in Osceola Coun- in volunteering for the and performing outpatient p.m.
23 from 4 to 7 p.m. at the ty. The following is a list Road to Recovery program surgery and other proce- Lapidary Class, Satur-
Evart Township Hall, 327 of the different locations, should contact the Ameri- dures, including lithotrip- day, 1 to 5 p.m.
Breakfast on second
South Main Street. hours and contact people. can Cancer Society at sy on the fourth Friday. Classes in other areas of Sunday at Evart VFW
All donations accepted. SEARS— Former Orient 1-800-227-2345. The clinic is located at the arts will be offered for EVART— Breakfast will
Township Hall, next to the 300 N. Patterson Road. those interested. be held the second Sunday
Post Office Contact Spectrum Health of each month from 7 to 11
Al-Anon meeting Every Tuesday, 1 to 4 p.m.
Dinner with friends Reed City Hospital Spe-
REED CITY— Al-Anon Contact Ken at 231-620- at St. Paul Lutheran cialty Clinic at 231-832-7108
Hersey Congregational a.m. at the Evart VFW.
Includes eggs, sausage,
meetings will be held on 2504 Church for more information. Church services bacon, hash browns,
Mondays at 1 p.m. at St. MARION— Marion Food HERSEY— Service time biscuits and gravy and
Philips Church in Reed Pantry, East Main Street, EVART— Dinner with for Hersey Congregational pancakes. All you can eat
City and Tuesdays at 7 by appointment, on call 24 Friends Community Meal
Crossroads Quilt Guild Church, 216 S. Main Street, for $6.
p.m., also at the church. hours will be held on the second meeting
•EVART— Thursdays Contact Marsha at 231- Wednesday of each month REED CITY— The Cross-
at 7 p.m. at Sacred Heart 743-6092 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at St. roads Quilt Guild will hold
Church in Evart. TUSTIN— Augustana Paul Lutheran Church, 435 meetings on the fourth
Lutheran Church W. 5th Street. Sponsored by Tuesday of each month,
Every Monday, 9 a.m. to St. Paul Lutheran Church except December, from 6
Fish fry at Evart Moose noon and the Evart United to 8 p.m. at the Reed City
Lodge Contact Katie at 231-768- Methodist Church. Church of the Nazarene.
EVART— A fish fry or 4418, or Betty at 231-829- Donations appreciated.
shrimp dinner will be held 3457 Take out available.
on Fridays from 5 to 8 p.m. REED CITY— St. Phil- For more information,
Activities at the Reed
at the Evart Moose Lodge, lips Church contact 231-734-3585 or 231- City Senior Center
8400 U.S. 10 in Evart. Every Tuesday, Thurs- 734-5491. REED CITY— The Se-
For more information, day, 1 to 4 p.m. In the event that school nior Center, 219 E. Todd
call 231-734-6181. Contact Robert at 231- is canceled, Dinner with Avenue, has activities hap-
832-2624 Friends will not take place. pening during the week.
Bingo, for all community
Bingo at Evart Moose members 18 and older, will
EVART— Evart Moose
AARP meeting Free dinner be held on Wednesdays at
Lodge will host bingo each REED CITY— AARP at Reed City Church 12:30 p.m. Admission will
Monday at 8400 U.S. 10. No. 2418 meets on the sec- REED CITY— There be $3 and the cost of the
Doors open at 4 p.m. Earlyond Wednesday of every will be a free dinner every cards is $.25; all proceeds
bird takes place at 6 p.m.month at the United Meth- Monday from 5 to 7 p.m. at from the card sales will be
with regular bingo at 6:30odist Church in Reed City. the Church of the First- distributed as prize money.
p.m. (License No. A21600). Potluck lunch (bring
own table service) will
Rock, gem and mineral start at noon followed with

club meetings
a program starting at 1 Add
p.m. Everyone welcome.
BIG RAPIDS — Big Rap- For more information,
ids Rock, Gem and Mineral contact Marylou at 231-832-
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4 • weekly voice | Thursday, March 22, 2018

Norman Dornton Gerald A. Pontz Richard Gordon Knapp
EVART — Nor man REED CITY— Gerald HERSEY — Richard
Donald Dornton, of Ev- A. Pontz, of Reed City, G o rd o n K n ap p, o f
art, passed away unex- went to be with his loving Hersey, passed away Fri-
pectedly on Monday, Feb- Lord on Wednesday, day, March 9, 2018 at his
ruary 26, 2018. He was 79. March 14, 2018. He was home in Evart Township
Norm loved western 89. surrounded by his fami-
movies, golfing, hunting He was born May 18, ly. He was 78.
and fishing. He was an 1928, and lived his entire Mr. Knapp was born
avid Michigan State life in the Reed City area. October 20, 1939 in Chip-
sports fan. If there was a He married Gertie Thiel pewa Township, Mecosta
game on of any sport on April 23, 1949, and County, Mich-
that was Detroit or Mich- they enjoyed 68 years to- igan to Gerald
igan State-related, he gether. Rober t and
was watching it. His oth- Gerry worked for the Donna Elea- two daughters, Dawn
er great love was his fam- United States Post Office nor (Abraha- (Doug) Rueffer of Hersey,
ily. If anyone needed for 30 years as a mail car- Fitzgerald, Gerry (Macie mson) Knapp. Bobbi (Rachel Jarvis)
help, he would move Clay, Jackson; and his rier in Reed City. He loved Battle) Pontz, Jimmy (Li- He was a life- Knapp of Carbondale, Il-
heaven and earth to help brother, David Dornton. to hunt and fish. He was sa) Burch, Jill (Chris) long Evart ar- linois, three grandchil-
them. Norman was preceded able to make several trips Coon, Bryan (Bobbi) Pon- ea resident dren, Austin, Katie, and
Mr. Dornton is sur- in death by his parents, to Wyoming to hunt for tz, Justin (Ginnie) Crabb, and graduat- Autumn Rueffer, all at
vived by his children: Donald and Lottie Dorn- elk. He enjoyed fishing and Ashley Crabb; and ed from Evart home, and his significant
Ronald Dornton, Nor- ton; his wife, Sharon for salmon in the sum- great-grandchildren: Lo- High School in 1958. Dick other, Joanne Rolston of
man Dornton Jr., Justine Dornton; his siblings, mertime with his long- gan, Danica, Corbin, Al- was a Vietnam era veter- Big Rapids. He was pre-
McCauley, Beth Man- Jeri Dornton and Nancy time friend, Tommy lison, Parker, Jayden, an of the U.S. Army, serv- ceded in death by his par-
ning, Norman (Brenda) Douglas; and his daugh- Thompson, and the an- Branden, Trevor, Alian- ing from 1963 to 1965. He ents and his wife, Lois.
Armour, David Armour; ter, Candy Huber. nual fishing trip to Raber na, Taytum, LJ, Mike mar ried Lois Jean A Celebration of Life
his grandchildren: Car- Norm’s wishes were to Bay in the Upper Penin- (Bonny Scott) Burch, Thompson June 19, 1971 honoring Richard Gor-
men, Tim, Bryon, Keith, be cremated, and a Cele- sula with his children Kenny (Alison) Burch, and she preceded him in don Knapp was held Sat-
Jeff, Lizzy, Jonathon, bration of Life honoring and grandchildren. Even Miranda (Mike) Moore, death March 27, 2005. He urday, March 17 at the
Matthew, Mary; his him took place on Satur- a once-in-a-lifetime fish- Camden, Cason, Bella, loved farming and was Corey Funeral Home in
g reat-g randchildren: day, March 3, 2018, at the ing trip to Alaska. Gerry Boone, and Emmitt. something he did his en- Evart with Pastor David
Neveah, Hailey, Jordan, banquet room inside and Gertie were able to A celebration of life tire life and worked as a Scott officiating.
Ethan, Ashton, Candace, Travlers in LeRoy. enjoy spending the win- was held for Gerry on Die Setter at Evart Prod- Dick was laid to rest
ters in Florida for 20 Monday, March 19, 2018, ucts for 28 years. Dick next to his wife in Oak-
years. at St. Paul Lutheran was an avid reader of dale Cemetery near
He was preceded in Church in Reed City. Visi- anything historical and Hersey.
Norman C. Earnest death by his parents,
George and Zetta Pontz;
tation was held at the
church on Sunday, March
enjoyed woodworking.
He will be fondly remem-
Memorial Contribu-
tions may be directed to
REED CITY — Nor- wife, Floss, of 69 years; his sister, Dorothy (Pon- 18, and on Monday just bered for his giving na- Hospice of Michigan, 400
man C. Earnest, of Reed also surviving are his tz) Leach; and his broth- prior to the service. ture and generosity. Perry Ave., Big Rapids,
City, born on September son Gary Earnest; his ers: Robert, Harold and In lieu of flowers, me- Dick is survived by his MI 49307.
20, 1925, in Reed City to d a u g h t e r s, M a r i ly n Alan Pontz. morial contributions can
John and Gertude (Hoff- Eisenhauer and Kay He is survived by his be made to Gerry’s favor-
meyer) Earnest. Earnest; grandsons, Mi- wife, Gertie Pontz; his ite charity, Shriner’s Hos-
He graduat-
ed from Reed
chael, Craig and Chad;
grandchildren, Lindsey,
children: David (Terri)
Pontz, Debra (Larry)
pitals for Children, or St.
Paul Lutheran Church.
Evart chosen for Michigan
City High
School in 1943
Chad and Joyce, Kyle
and Emily, Michael and
Sharpe, Randy (Jeane)
Pontz, and Jeff (Shelly)
The family has entrust-
ed McDowell Funeral Main Street program
and entered Chloe, Craig and Sarah, Pontz; grandchildren: Home with the arrange-
into the U.S. Emma, Mia and Lilly, Johnell (Tom) Deline, ments. By Alexander Sinn area and revitalize it,
N av y l a t e r Lindsey (Jake), and Emberly (Randall) Bab- Please sign the guest- Weekly Voice fill the empty buildings,
that same Blake; also surviving cock, Greg Hurdle, Lori book or leave a condo- bring in a diverse mixture
year were he are his brother-in-law, Hurdle, Mandy (Kyle) lence at EVART — After two of retail.”
served in the Rober t and Nancie application submissions The DDA is in the
Pacific The- Trombley, sister-in-law and months of gathering process of hiring a new
atre of War during Pat Smock, niece Julie local support, Evart has DDA director, who will
World War II on an LST
boat. He came back to
Smock, nephew Tim and
Faith Smock, and sons
Shirley J. (Stout) McCarthy been named a Michigan
Main Street.
also serve as director of
Evart’s Michigan Main
Reed City after the war Braiden and Dylan. The Downtown Devel- Street program.
was concluded and be- The family will receive EVART— Shirley J. opment Authority first ap- The forming of Ris-
came employed with the friends from 11 a.m. to 1 (Stout) McCarthy, of Ev- plied for the designation ing Tide committees has
Pure Oil Company of p.m. on Friday March art, passed away peace- in December, and learned helped bring diverse
M i ch i g a n . H e a l s o 23, 2018, at the Pruitt- fully at her home, Tues- March 5 they will join a people together toward
worked for several years L iv i n g s t o n F u n e r a l day, March 20, 2018. She handful of cities in Michi- common goals, Salinas
at Miller industries Home in Reed City, with was 69. gan to receive assistance said, which was a require-
(Tubelite) in Reed City. the Rev. Kathy Cadarette Ms. McCarthy was from the Michigan Eco- ment to earn Main Street
Norm married Florence officiating services. Mil- born November 25, 1948, nomic Development Cor- status.
T rombley of Har t, itary honors will follow in Detroit, to Louis Gar- poration in an effort to “We were all talking
Michigan, on Septem- directly after the time of ret and Beverly Jean bring in new businesses and collaboration,” she
ber 18, 1948. He was fa- memorialization. (Wright) Stout. She at- and revitalize downtown. said. “Because of that, I
ther to two boys: Greg In lieu of flowers, me- tended Madonna Col- MEDC officials will feel we were in a unique
and Gary. A son, Greg, morials can be made to lege. Shirley worked as visit Evart in early April position to successfully
passed away on May 22, the Reed City VFW or to a caregiver in Adult to conduct an assessment apply for the Main Street
2017. an organization of your Foster Care Homes and of areas to address for program.”
He is survived by his choice. moved to Evart from Nancy Stout of Walloon economic improvement, The DDA board and Ris-
Westland in 1993. She Lake, Michigan, Bonnie DDA board member Lynn ing Tide economic vitali-
worked for PPG in Evart Stout of Dallas, Geor- Salinas said. A commu- ty committee will become
and retired in 2006. Shir- gia; many nieces and nity gathering will be focused on Main Street
ley enjoyed bingo, the nephews and great-niec- held April 11, 6-8 p.m. to goals, Salinas said.
casino and loved spend- es and great-nephews. announce the program. “This is community-
ing time with her fami- She was preceded in Evart has already taken driven,” she said. “We
ly. death by her parents; steps to improve resi- (the DDA board) don’t
Shirley is survived by her son, Kenneth E. Mc- dents’ access to resources, have an agenda other

Want to see her two daughters, Mi-
chelle (Gary) Frost of
Carthy III; and two
brothers, Gar ret D.
identified through the
Rising Tide Initiative’s
than to do what comes out
of the work of these com-

your pictures Evar t, Hope (Scott)
Shaw of Westland; 11
grandchildren; 18 great-
Stout Sr. and Larry D.
It was Ms. McCarthy’s
four committees focused
on housing, workforce,
schools and economic
As a select level com-
munity, Evart has access
in the paper? g randchildren; her
daughter-in-law, Julie
wishes to be cremated
and a celebration honor-
The economic vitality
to MEDC staff and other
professionals to train
McCarthy of Bear Lake; ing her life will be held committee aimed to bring boards and committees.
three sisters: Mary Faye at a later date. She will the Michigan Main Street Evart will receive assis-
Gismondi of Evart, Lau- be laid to rest in Lincoln program to Evart, Salinas tant in streetscape design,
Send your photos to, ra (Gary) Halama of Township Cemetery, explained. fundraising training,
and watch for your photos on the community page. Garden City, Tishia (To- Lake George, Michigan. “Communities are retail training, market
ny) Pontius of Evart; Memorial contribu- judged by people who see studies, graphic design,

her brother, Dero (AJ) tions may be directed to them for the first time on branding services, down-
1-888-330-4144 Stout of Naples, Flori- the family to help with their downtown area,” town housing and popula-
* All pictures subject to editor’s discretion. Not all pictures may be published. Pictures will not be returned.
da; her sisters-in-law, final expenses. she said. “Our goal is to tion recruitment strate-
strengthen our downtown gies and other services.
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ture. In that at Spec- wheelchair They never fromquitcently and rebound- Employees n
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Public record
Evart Police called to assist a citizen • Officers were dis- rassing him.
with filing a complaint patched to local apartment • Officers were dis-
Department, weekly with CPS. complex at the request of patched to assist the
report 3-17-2018 a 28-year-old female who Michigan State Police de-
3-12-2018 • Probation Violation – was concerned that there partment with a possible
• Property Damage Acci- Officers were called to a might be a troubling situ- OWI stop. The responding
dent – Officers were called complaint of a personal ation, and thought it best officer performed on-scene
to a two-vehicle accident. protection order violation. that an officer be there. back up while the trooper
No injuries were reported. It was determined that a She reported her ex-hus- completed his investiga-
• Civil – Officers were violation did occur and a band was en route to her tion.
called to a civil dispute report was forwarded to apartment and she had 3/17/18
over residency. The home- the court. the father of another child • Officers were dis-
owner was advised that • Runaway – Officers there watching the chil- patched to local apart-
they would have to peruse were called to assist with dren. While the officer was ment complex regarding
this issue through the a runaway from the Mus- there, the woman received a noise compliant. The
courts. kegon River Youth Home. a message from the ex that caller explained that the
3-13-2018 The subject was located he would not be arriving. noise has become an ongo-
• Failure to Pay – Offi- and returned to the facil- The officer cleared. ing problem with children
cers were called to a local ity. 3/14/18 running around upstairs
gas station on a fail to pay 3-18-2018 • School Liaison Officer at all hours of the night.
complaint. The case re- • Abuse – Officers were submitted a petition re- The officer spoke with the
mains open at this time. called to investigate a quest for assault on a ju- tenants above and issued
Google Maps • Threats – Officers were child abuse complaint. venile female against an- a verbal warning for the
called to investigate a The case remains open at other female. noise.
Reed City council approves MDOT parking bay threat of a mass shooting this time. 3/16/18 • Officers were dis-
along Chestnut Street at a local business. The • Officers arrested a patched to assist the EMS/
threat was found to be un- 31-year-old male who held Rescue on a medical re-
REED CITY — MDOT son Avenue to the Pere substantiated. Reed City Police a valid warrant out of two sponse. Mecosta Central
is planning to resurface Marquette Trail. 3-14-2018 Check Well Be- Department, weekly other counties. During the Dispatch stated that they
US-10 and requested The city will pay the ing – Officers were dis- arrest the officers located had an elderly female
additional work con- full cost of the project, patched to conduct a well- report marijuana and prescrip- call with severe difficulty
nected with road con- which is estimated to being check on an individ- 3/12/18 tion medication in the ve- breathing and had lost
struction. be $13,300 along with a ual. The subject was deter- • Officers were requested hicle. In addition, officers contact on the open line.
The city council voted $5,300 deposit. mined to not be in need of to respond to the Proba- found that the man had 14 Officers assisted on scene
to approve the con- MDOT said the park- any services. tion and Parole offices and current suspensions on with gaining entry into
struction of a parking ing is necessary while • Assist Juvenile Proba- arrest a 50-year-old female his driver’s license and the residence and loading
bay along US-10 (Chest- it carries out construc- tion – Officers were called on a parole violation. The five prior convictions for the unresponsive patient
nut Street) from Slos- tion on the road. to assist Juvenile Proba- woman also had a valid DWLS. He was taken into into the EMS vehicle to
tion on a violation. The warrant out of Gratiot custody and transported be transported to the Reed
subject was arrested and County. She was taken to the Osceola County Jail City Spectrum Health ER.

Student Athlete
transported to the Mus- into custody and lodged at where he was lodged with- • Officers were dis-
kegon River Youth Home. the Osceola County Jail to out incident. patched to respond to a
• Disorderly – Officers await pickup without inci- • Officers received a ha- noise complaint with a
were called to a complaint dent. rassment report from a possible domestic assault
of an unruly student. Of- 3/13/18 26-year-old male. He re- in progress. The officers
ficers stood by while the • RCPD received a report ported his landlord and found the 37-year-old male
situation was diffused. of harassment and threats for mer employer were resident home alone. The
Of the Week 3-16-2018
• Check Well Being – Of-
through text messages.
The investigating officer
harassing him and call-
ing his probation officer
officer searched the home
and found no one else
ficers were called to con- making false accusations.
Meet Anthony Pelton duct a well-being check on
submitted a warrant re-
quest to the Prosecuting The investigating officers
there nor any signs of a
disturbance. The man stat-
Reed City High School, junior an individual. The subject Attorney’s office for charg- issued advice on following ed that he had the televi-
was determined to not be es of assault by threats the rules of his probation sion up loud and perhaps
in need of any services. and intimidation sent and avoiding contact with that is what the neighbors
• Assist – Officers were through text messages. those reported to be ha- heard.

Sports and positions: subject in school and why?
Tight End/Defensive • History because I enjoy
Tackle in football and Cen- reading about the stories
ter/Forward in basketball of our ancestors.
How long have you been What advice would you
playing the sport? give a younger person just
• About 9 years starting out in sports?
What is your most • I would tell them that
memorable moment while no matter how many set-
playing? backs or hardships you
• Winning first regional get put up against, if you
championship work hard there will al-
Who are your role mod- ways be success at the end
els and why? of it all.
• My family because What are your plans for
they taught me that hard the future?
work pays off and to never • To go play college
take the easy way out. football at Michigan Tech
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Students walk out to remember shooting victims
By Ben Glick Reed City Schools Super-
Weekly Voice intendent Myra Munroe
applauded the students’
REED CITY — Students peaceful activism and
at several area schools said she’s proud that the
walked out of class around conversation about school
10 a.m. last Wednesday, safety is being led by the
carrying signs in silent students themselves.
protest. Around 30 Evart High
They observed a mo- School students left their
ment of silence in honor classrooms at 10 a.m. and
of the 17 people killed in gathered in front of the
the Feb. 14 shooting at Mar- school.
jory Stoneman Douglas The school did not an-
High School in Parkland, ticipate activity from the
Florida. student body Wednesday
Students from Reed City but an “unknown fresh-
and Evart high schools man” organized the walk-
participated in the nation- out along with a group
wide event. composed mostly of under-
In Reed City, five stu- classmen.
dents helped organize the To escort and supervise
walkout. the students, the chief of
Allison Obermier, Katie the Evart Police Depart-
Bittner, Maddisyn Paine, ment, an Evart community
Jade Ebels and Skylar Courtesy photo member and Principal Jes-
Posigian directed the pro- Seniors Allison Obermier, Katie Bittner, Maddisyn Paine, Jade Ebels and junior Skylar Posigian organized the walkout at Reed City High sica Kolenda was present.
test in the Reed City High School March 14. After a moment of si-
School cafeteria at 10 a.m. lence, Kolenda said a few
It lasted 17 minutes to hon- them out. son here made a decision “High school should be in our schools,” she said. words about the impor-
or the 17 students and staff “We are here (March 14) to stop keeping quiet; to a safe environment where “Everyone’s voice matters. tance of free speech and
members killed at Stone- to show them that we will unapologetically stand individuals suffering from We are the generation of school safety.
man Douglas High School. not watch in silence as up for themselves and for any form of instability feel change, and we aspire to In addition to the walk-
“Our actions are just a another student is killed the victims of these tragic comfortable confiding in limit these tragedies.” out, Kolenda said the
small part of the move- within the walls of their events. Because it is not someone, whether it is a Closing the program was school also is commemo-
ment that is much larger school, the one place they unreasonable to ask to friend or teacher,” she said. junior Skylar Posigian. rating the victims of the
than we are — a movement are told they would be be able to feel safe in our “We are all here because “As a generation, we are Parkland shooting by
of students who are ready safe,‘ senior Jade Ebels classrooms.” we want to make Reed City being slaughtered in our encouraging students to
to have their voices heard, said in her portion of the The “stand up to walk High School a safe, wel- own schools,” she said. meet 17 new people in what
and who are ready for program. out” made it clear to other coming environment.” “As a generation, we need Kolenda called a “proac-
change,” said Maddisyn “We deserve to feel safe students the intent of the Allison Obermier, a se- to be the change. As a tive” approach to ending
Paine, a senior. in our schools, to not have demonstration was to have nior, echoed the sentiment. generation, it is up to us violence.
The walkout effort, to wonder if we will be the meaningful dialogue about “Rather than separating to make our school safe. It “The gist of that is for
students said, is an oppor- next victims. We are the what they could do to make ourselves over unshared is time for the victims to students to take the bull by
tunity to have their voices generation of the future. a difference, not about opinions, let’s all agree be the change. If not us, the horn. (Unlike) a large
heard in a national con- We are sick and tired of taking sides, senior Katie that everyone deserves to then who. If not now, then walkout, we can do that
versation that often leaves keeping silent. Every per- Bittner said. be listened to and feel safe when?” every day,” she said.

Attorney gives Reed City officials recommendation for firework restrictions
By Alexander Sinn and Ben Glick are allowed to prohibit the under the rug after the work.
Weekly Voices use of consumer fireworks summer. She offered the recom-
between midnight and 8 “And he said this dance mendation to the council
REED CITY — The ques- a.m., or between 1 a.m. and will probably continue,” that any ordinance ad-
tion of whether or not to 8 a.m. on New Year’s Day. Wotila said. “But in the dressing e-cigarettes first
limit the use of fireworks Smaller towns in smaller meantime, if the City of state the purpose and
in city limits has been counties can set New Reed City wants to make findings of the council,
kicked around for some Year’s fireworks rules only any changes, it’s my un- which means any future
time, but there might now after 1 a.m. to 8 a.m. derstanding that it’s those ordinance would have to
be an answer. “Other than those three three days that are most explain why the council is
According to City Attor- days you can have an ordi- strictly regulated by the making the regulation.
ney Cynthia Wotila, who nance regulating fireworks state.” The example Wotila gave
gave a report at a meeting as you wish,” Wotila said. was the council would
of the city council Monday Wotila said she spoke
night, the city is free to with an official from the
E-cigarette regulation have to preface the ordi-
nance with something
regulate the discharge of Michigan Municipal update along the lines of the state
fireworks outside certain League who said there are Wotila also is continuing statutes prohibit the sale
parameters. Ben Glick | Weekly Voice a number of bills that are to look deeper into a re- of tobacco items to minors
Wotila explained local City Attorney Cynthia Wotila said the city council is allowed to introduced to amend this quest by the city council to and it’s been found to be
ordinances regulating regulate the discharge of fireworks within the city, but at specific statue on restricting local research how an ordinance that these e-cigarettes are
fireworks are divided into days and times around national holidays. control over fireworks but regulating the sale of e- replacing tobacco in some
two parts: so long as an is almost routinely swept cigarettes to minors would capacity.
ordinance does not affect sumer fireworks between
the day before, the day of the hours of 1 a.m. and 8
or the day after a national a.m.
holiday and a city is less Municipalities with
than 50,000, then a local a population of at least
unit of government can 50,000 or more and in a
regulate the use of con- county of at least 750,000

Osceola BOC accepts resignation of medical
examiner, reinstates new one
REED CITY — Osceola DeJong will become the
County will have a new county’s new medical ex-
medical examiner begin- aminer, along with five
ning in April. deputy medical examiners.
The Osceola County At the last meeting of the
Board of Commissioners Board of Commissioners
voted at its Tuesday meet- on March 6, Mid Michi-
ing to accept the resigna- gan Medical Examiners
tion of Dr. Paul Wagner as Group Administrator Lisa
the county’s medical ex- Kaspriak issued Dr. Wag-
aminer and terminate con- ner’s letter of resignation
tract services as of March notifying the county that
31. he and the group would be
Before accepting the res- terminating its services
ignation of Dr. Wagner and after 60 days unless it can
the Mid Michigan Medica find a replacement sooner.
Examiners Group, the Despite a working re-
board approved a contract lationship that spanned
with Western Michigan more than two decades, the
University Homer Stryker resignation of Dr. Wagner
M.D. School of Medicine to occurred after the county
continue medical examin- refused to release funding
er services for a period be- to the group while working
tween April 1 and June 30. through an insurance dis-
As of April 1, Dr. Joyce pute.

Reed City Council moves up date
for election nomination petitions
REED CITY — Those 15-week deadline super-
wishing to run for office in sedes local charter provi-
Reed City will have to file sions.
petitions sooner following “In order to keep compli-
the adoption of a new rule ance, we need to amend
mandated by the state. election laws,” Howell said.
The City Manager Ron This new deadline affects
Howell reported that the those who may want to run
State legislature recently for office in the city.
amended the state election “If you obtained a num-
law to reflect a due date for ber of signatures to run for
nominating petitions 15 an office, those need to be
weeks prior to an election. turned in before the elec-
The previous deadline tion deadline. Now it has to
was set 12 weeks. The new be in sooner.”
8 • weekly voice | Thursday, March 22, 2018

Easter egg showers in the forecast for Evart
EVART — On March 31,
eggs will rain from the sky
over Evart Municipal Air-
No, really.
The seventh annual He-
licopter Easter Egg Drop
will deliver thousands of
plastic eggs filled with can-
dy and prizes for children
to collect.
Children 12 and under
are welcome to partici-
pate, starting with an open
house at noon with cookies
and punch. Three drops be-
gin at 1 p.m. for age groups
1-4, 5-7 and 8-12. File photo
The event is sponsored Children
by the Evart Chamber of gobble up
Commerce and funded by plastic eggs at
donations, in cooperation the Helicopter
with the Evart Fire Depart- Easter Egg
ment, Downtown Devel- Drop at Evart
opment Authority, city of Municipal
Evart, Evart Moose Lodge, Airport. The
Evart Department of Pub- event returns
lic Works, Evart Police and for its seventh
the Community Emergen- iteration on
cy Response Team. March 31.

Is a Reed City park going to the dogs?
A dog park him and ask any questions they the presentation a voluntary
presentation may have on the project.
“Edwards — that’s not a small,
event for city officials interested
in learning more. The city coun-
is in the works out of the way place. So he has
some experience in this,” Howell
cil said it might set the presenta-
tion prior to its next meeting on
By Ben Glick said. April 16.
Weekly Voice To help answer any additional Howell wanted to be clear more
questions city officials or resi- work must go into the project
REED CITY — Residents may dents might have as the project before it gets to the point the city
be another step closer to a dog progresses, Brejcha is working can authorize anything and host-
park coming to Reed City. with the city to set up a time and ing the presentation in the city
At a meeting of the city coun- place to hold a public meeting does not mean the city has made
cil Monday, city officials dis- and give a presentation to show a decision.
cussed the time and place of a how the city would go about es- However, public support seems
presentation describing what a tablishing a dog park. to be growing for a dog park in
dog park might look like in Reed Representatives from the Reed Reed City. A few residents attend-
City. City District Library were in ed the meeting and voiced their
City Manager Ron Howell ex- attendance at the meeting and of- support for the project, with one
plained how Mark Brejcha, a Big fered space at the library to host resident saying the inclusion of
Rapids resident who was instru- Brejcha when he is expected to a dog park in Big Rapids nearly
mental in that city getting its come into the city sometime in persuaded her to move there File photo
dog park and aided in efforts to April. over Reed City, which under- A dog having fun at the Cadillac Dog Park. Elected officials in Reed City are cur-
get one installed at Edwards Air The city did not make an of- scored the importance of such rently planning a similar dog park. A Big Rapids resident who helped organize
Force Base, invited city officials ficial decision on attending the amenities in attracting residents a dog park in that city is expected to speak in Reed City sometime in April to
to go Big Rapids to speak with presentation but decided to make to the area. answer the questions officials and residents may have.

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