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Kids and their families enjoy playing instruments with Tales n Tunes by Tricia on Thursday July 13

Dulcimer players get early start on festival

By Victoria Martin the week I was in work-
Weekly Voice shops during the day
and listened to music at
Police request information on EVART — The Ev- night.”
bike found near Tustin robbery art Dulcimer Festival Later, after the group
brought players from all had dispersed, Colgan
TUSTIN — The Osceola County over Michigan to share talked about the im-
Sheriff ’s Department has released in their interests and portance of spreading
a photo of a bicycle possibly used love of music on Tues- interest in this genre of
by the suspect of the June 29 day before the official music and the dulcimer
armed robbery of the Lake-Osceo- start of the festival. to the younger genera-
la State Bank Tustin branch. Taking place since tion.
Witnesses said the suspect fled 1973, the Original Dul- “It’s important to
by bicycle after the robbery, and cimer Players Club teach the instrument
the pictured bike was recovered Funfest has been enter- and pass on the love for
just north of Hemlock Street in taining everyone from the instrument and try
the village of Tustin following the music lovers to new and what we can to get the
robbery. seasoned musicians youth involved,” Colgan
The bike has 26-inch wheels, a with “concerts, work- said. “Because once
cloth cover seat and appears to shops and memories,” (the older generation) is
be repainted gold over the origi- according to the group’s gone, there has to be an
nal black color. No name brand website. interest to keep this sort
was found on the bike and it is This year’s festival Crain Dehmel plays his Hammer Dulcimer under a tent with friends on Tuesday, July 17. of thing going.”
equipped with Shimano running takes place Thursday, felt right for something her experience in first Mary Colgan, of Colgan added she
gear/brakes. July 19, through Satur- to do while I wasn’t learning how to play. Haslett, described her taught her granddaugh-
If you know any information day, July 21. working.” “My teacher did not first festival in Evart ter how to play, while
about the bike or its origin, please Congregating at the While some come with have any instruments as disappointing, but she herself was trying
call the Osceola County Sheriff ’s Osceola County Fair- their fiddles, guitars for me to practice on that changed once she to learn the dulcimer.
Department at 231-832-2228 or grounds, acoustic en- and banjos, many come while at lessons, so I started playing. “She was 6 at the
Silent Observer at 231-590-0533, or thusiasts are gathering to share their interest recorded each one and “I was camping out time, and she picked up
visit in campers and tents in and stories with the taught myself by ear at here in Evart when a things much faster than
to share their love and dulcimer. One group home,” said Battley. “It friend told me that I had I could teach her,” said
interest in music. of dulcimer players ex- took a lot of work, and I to come to this festival,” Colgan. “She is now 14
“It started as a hobby, plained their love of the got another teacher not said Colgan. “I remem- and is coming up to the
just something to do,” instrument in between long after, but I really ber coming and being fest for the first time.
said Dave Langdon of songs. wanted to learn how to disappointed because I am excited to hear
Okemos, who has been Paula Brawdy, of play.” it was all workshops what she thinks of it,
playing the fiddle since Hastings, and Mary Lou However, some in the during the day. But then and hope it becomes
1977. “I have always Battley, of Northville, group, had a different I got pulled into one, something she wants to
been attracted to the both said they fell in experience with the learned how to play the continue to do.”
more southern-sound- love with the sound. dulcimer their first time dulcimer for about an | 775-NEWS (6397)
ing music, so the fiddle Battley described around. hour and the rest of

Fire displaces family

Grandmother and eight children
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Sue Shebester focuses on playing the right note during a play session with friends on Paula Brawdy happily plays her dulcimer on Tuesday, July 17
Tuesday, July 17. with her group before festivities officially start.
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House fire displaces woman, 8 grandchildren

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and her eight grandchil- working to address dis- parking lot adjacent to the
dren were left homeless placement issues for the town’s popular seasonal
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Tire and electronic

What’s Happening in the Area
of inside the hospital. summer. The music fea- reduce fall risks at home The lunches will be held ics will be held on the third
collection planned The Monday, July 23, tured will be old country and exercise to increase June 4 through August 10 Tuesday each month, 10
blood drive will take place and gospel. strength and balance. from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. a.m. to noon. The Marion
REED CITY — Do you from noon to 6 p.m. on the If you have any ques- “A Matter of Balance” Monday through Friday. meal site is at the Eagles’
have old or unwanted tires Blood Bus operated by tions, contact Pete at 231- consists of eight two-hour The lunches will be building, 220 South Mill St.
or electronics? The Osceo- Michigan Blood, the hospi- 629-0122. sessions. These sessions held at Evart Elementary The Tustin meal site is at
la-Lake Conservation Dis- tal’s blood supply partner. will be held at the Osceola School, 515 N. Cedar St., 213 South Neilson.
trict is holding a tire and The bus will be in the park- County Commission on Evart. Walk-in clinics. If you
electronic recycling event ing out outside the main
Evart Library holding Aging office, located at 732 Free meals will be made wish to eat at meal site, call
on Saturday, July 21, from 9 entrance at 605 Oak St. in book sale West 7th St., Evart. The available to children 18 231-734-5559 at least a day
a.m. until noon at Recycle Big Rapids. EVART — Evart Public classes will be held on years of age and under before to reserve a spot.
of Osceola County, 531 E. One lucky winner among Library is hosting a book Fridays, August 3, 10, 17, 24 or persons up to age 26
Lincoln, Reed City. those offering to donate sale during normal hours and September 7, 14, 21 and who are enrolled in an
Passenger tires on or off blood at the Big Rapids of operation July 5-20. 28 at 10 a.m. to noon. educational program for
Food pantries
rim will be accepted at no drive, and Michigan Blood The library is open on For more information or the mentally or physically A food pantry is available
charge. Please limit 10 tires drives elsewhere, will be Monday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., to register, please call the disabled that is recognized to residents in need who
per vehicle. Semi tires are entered in a drawing to and Tuesdays through Fri- Osceola County Commis- by a state or local public live in Osceola County. The
$15 each and tractor tires win a one-night stay golf days from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. sion on Aging 231-734-5559. educational agency. following is a list of the dif-
are $20 each. No tires over getaway in Traverse City. For more information, For more information, ferent locations, hours and
four feet tall will be ac- Appointments are pre- call 231-734-5542. contact Cheryl Sherman at contact people.
cepted. Tires must be free ferred and encouraged,
Registration open for 231-734-5594. SEARS— Former Orient
of debris and water. Tires but not required. Those
Theatre to present Crossroads 5K Township Hall, next to the
collected will be processed without appointments will REED CITY — Spectrum Post Office
into drain field aggregate, be invited to choose the ’Anne of Green Gables’ Health Reed City Hospital
Breakfast buffet at Every Tuesday, 1 to 4 p.m.
landscaping mulch, play- unfilled appointment time REED CITY — Reed City will be holding the 14th Evart VFW post Contact Ken at 231-620-
ground cover and crumb most convenient for them. CrossRoads Theatre will annual Great American EVART— A breakfast 2504
rubber. Call Michigan Blood at 866. present “Anne of Green Crossroads 5K Run and buffet will be held on the MARION— Marion Food
Office and household MIBLOOD (642.5663) or Gables” on July 27-29 and Walk on Saturday, Aug. 18. second and fourth Sundays Pantry, East Main Street,
electronics will be accept- register online at Versiti. Aug. 4-5. Participants can register from 7 to 11 a.m., monthly by appointment, on call 24
ed at no charge. Items with org/Michigan. The July 27 performance at until November, at 4681 hours
a cord (TV’s, computers, will be at 7 p.m., while all annual-5K-run, or call 85th Ave. Contact Marsha at 231-
monitors, keyboards, mi- other shows will be at 2 231.832.7149. More than 120 743-6092
crowaves, phones, stereos,
Moolenaar p.m. people are expected to take TUSTIN— Augustana
game systems, printers holds office hours Reed City CrossRoads part in the event.
Bingo at Evart VFW Lutheran Church
etc.) will be accepted. Units EVART — Congressman Theatre is located at 249 The course winds EVART— VFW Post Every Monday, 9 a.m. to
containing Freon and large John Moolenaar is holding W. Upton Ave. Tickets will through Reed City parks 7979 will host Bingo each noon, for Pine River school
appliances (refrigerators, office hours 11 a.m. to noon cost $10 for adults and $5 and the Pere Marquette Thursday, at 4681 85th Ave. district residents only
washers etc.) will not be on Thrusday, July 26, at for children. Trail, plus city streets. The Doors open at 4 p.m. Early Contact Katie at 231-768-
accepted. Electronic mate- Evart District Library, 104 For more information, hospital sponsors the 5K to Bird start at 6 p.m. (License 4418
rials will be disassembled N. Main St. contact Sandy Duke at 269- promote health and well- A04340) LEROY — Rose Lake
and sorted into recover- The purpose of the office 823-2031 or sandy.duke@ ness in the community. Free Methodist Church
able categories ready to hours is to help residents Runners will start at 9:00 Second Tuesday of the
be turned back into raw in need of assistance with a.m., with walkers leaving
Al-Anon meeting month from 3-5 p.m. for all
materials needed by manu- a federal agency, like the immediately after the run- REED CITY— Al-Anon Osceola County residents.
factures. IRS and the VA.
Fire department ners. Again this year there meetings will be held on Contact Vicky at 231-388-
Recovered materials in- sponsoring Timber will be a free “Kids Dash” Mondays at 1 p.m. at St. 1782
clude plastics used to make
T.O.P.S. meeting Beast race for youngsters up to age 10 Philips Church in Reed REED CITY— St. Phillip
new covers and cases, met- at 8:30 a.m., preceding the City and Tuesdays at 7 Neri Church
als used in many new prod- EVART — T.O.P.S. Weight EVART — The Evart start of the race. p.m., also at the church. Every Tuesday, Thurs-
ucts, and recovered cath- Loss Group meets every Fire Department will be Registration is $25 per • EVART— Thursdays day, 1 to 4 p.m.
ode ray tube (CRT) glass Thursday at 8:20 a.m. at sponsoring its third an- runner or walker, which at 7 p.m. at Sacred Heart Contact Robert at 231-832-
used to make new products Evart United Methodist nual Timber Beast 5K and includes a tech tee shirt, Church in Evart. 2624
or recover lead. Church. Triathlon on Saturday, although walkers who do
If you have questions, Weigh-in is from 8:30 to Aug. 11. not want the official race
contact the Osceola-Lake 9:15 a.m., and the meeting The race begins 9 a.m. shirt can participate at no
Fish fry at Evart Moose AARP meeting
Conservation District at begins at 9:30 p.m. and begins at Riverside cost. Individuals who reg- Lodge REED CITY— AARP No.
(231)-832-2950 or email di- Park. ister before July 30 receive EVART— A fish fry or 2418 meets on the second For more information, a $5 discount, along with a shrimp dinner will be held Wednesday of every month
Free concert series visit www.timberbeast. guaranteed shirt. on Fridays from 5 to 8 p.m. at the United Methodist
REED CITY — A free or call Chey- at the Evart Moose Lodge, Church in Reed City.
Blood Bus coming to Big concert series at the Reed anne at 616-821-3820. 8400 U.S. 10 in Evart. Potluck lunch (bring
Rapids Hospital City Depot run every
’Powerful Tools for For more information, own table service) will
BIG RAPIDS — For the Thursday this summer. Caregivers’ call 231-734-6181. start at noon followed by a
first time, Spectrum Health The concerts will be Better Breathers Club BIG RAPIDS — The program starting at 1 p.m.
Big Rapids Hospital will on the second and fourth forms MSU Extension six-week
Bingo at Evart Moose Everyone welcome.
host a blood drive on a spe- Thursdays of each month program “Powerful Tools For more information,
cially outfitted bus instead from 7 to 9 p.m. through the BIG RAPIDS — Spec- for Caregivers” has been EVART— Evart Moose contact Marylou at 231-832-
trum Health Big Rapids postponed due to lack of Lodge will host Bingo each 4938.
Hospital is launching a signup and will now be Monday at 8400 U.S. 10.
new free support group for held on Fridays from Au- Doors open at 4 p.m. Early
people who live with lung gust 17 through Sept. 21. bird takes place at 6 p.m.
Volunteers needed
disease. The program focuses on with regular Bingo at 6:30 for Road to Recovery
The initial six-month helping caregivers take p.m. (License No. A21600). REED CITY— Road to
series of meetings are 2 care of themselves while Recovery is an American
HERE’S MY CARD p.m. on the third Monday
of the each month in the
caring for a relative or
friend. Topics will include
Rock, gem and mineral Cancer Society volunteer-
based program that pro-
hospital’s third-floor class- ways to reduce stress, club meetings vides transportation for
room. Caregivers as well as communication solutions, BIG RAPIDS — Big Rap- cancer patients to and from

WINDOW lung disease patients are

reducing guilt, anger and
depression, ways to relax,
ids Rock, Gem and Mineral their treatments. Volun-
Club will hold meetings at teer drivers transport pa-

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by Melinda Hutson, re-
how to make tough deci-
sions and problem-solving.
6:30 p.m. on the first Thurs- tients from their home to
day of the month (March cancer treatment centers,
Check Out spiratory therapist in the The program will be held through December) at the doctor visits and other can-
Polar Seal Vinyl Windows cardiac and pulmonary on Fridays from 11 a.m. to 1 Geology lab, room 138, sci- cer-related appointments.
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For more information or quired by calling Lisa at EVART— Osceola Coun- drivers and coordinators
to register, call 231-592-4204. 231-592-0792 or emailing ty Commission on Aging from Osceola and its sur-
• Wills • Probate is offering free blood pres- rounding counties to help
sure clinics for adults 60 drive cancer patients to
• Trust • Real Estate ’A Matter of Balance’ years and older. Monthly and from their treatment.
• Family Law:
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Free lunches available blood pressure screenings All volunteers’ need is a
Paternity, County Commission on for children during will be conducted at the few hours during the week
Child Custody,
Aging is offering a free summer OCCOA meal sites in Ev- and a desire to make a dif-
program called “A Matter art, Marion and Tustin. ference.
of Balance.” This program EVART — Evart Public Evart’s clinic will be held Local community mem-

White Law Office, P.L.C. emphasizes practical strat-

egies to manage falls.
Schools will be sponsoring
the Summer Food Service
on the second Tuesday ev- bers who are interested
ery month, 10 a.m. to noon. in volunteering for the
James R. White, Attornery At Law Participants will learn to Program for Children dur- The Evart meal site is lo- Road to Recovery program view falls as controllable, ing the summer months cated at 732 West Seventh should contact the Ameri-
116 N. Main St. • Evart • 231-734-3531 set goals for increasing to provide free lunches for St. (U.S. 10). can Cancer Society at 1-800-
activity, make changes to children. Marion and Tustin’s clin- 227-2345.

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Ronald James Higgins Judy A. Mohr Dorothy Culp
SEARS — Ronald EVART — Judy A. EVART — Dorothy cheon will be held from 1
James Higgins, of Sears, Mohr of Osceola Twp. Culp of Evart passed to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Ju-
passed away peacefully near Evart, passed away away on December 28, ly 21, at the Evart Town-
and unexpectedly Sun- peacefully at her home 2017. She was 90. ship Hall.
day, July 1, 2018, while Sunday, July 15, 2018. She Services and a lun-
tending to his hay field. was 63.
He was 74. Mrs. Mohr was born
Ron was born July 24, April 17, 1955, in Lansing
1943, in Saginaw, to Wes- to Robert and Mary (Sny- Lena L. Thompson
ley Henry and Flora El- der) Nartker. She was a EVART — Lena L.
eanor (Eastman) Hig- 1973 graduate of Haslett Thompson of Hartwick
gins. High School. Judy mar- Township near Evart
He graduated from Far- ried Matthew B. Mohr on passed away peacefully
well High School in 1963, January 1, 2001, in Reed at home Monday, July 9,
and after graduation Michigan, Joyce Higgins City. Judy had been an 2018. She was 91.
helped his father with his of Clare, Lynette “Susie” Evart area resident for Gabe, Sam, Joe, and Alex; Lena was born Novem-
dairy business. Ron mar- Higgins of Clare, Debbie the last 37 years, driving three brothers, Mike ber 27, 1926, in Ashton,
ried Barbara Kay Gaff- (Bob) Smith of Farwell, school bus for many Nartker of Steamboat Michigan, to William and
ney on February 14, 1970, five brothers, Larry Hig- years, then owning and Springs, Co., Dan (Karen) Laura A. (McIntyre) Ke-
in Evart and raised three gins of Farwell, Tim Hig- operating her own lawn Nartker of Houghton so. She graduated from
beautiful young ladies. gins of Farwell, Rick (Jo- care business. She was a Lake, and Wayne Nartk- LeRoy High School in
He went to work for CSX di) Higgins of Farwell, member of Sacred Heart er of Houghton Lake. 1944. Lena married Fay
Railroad in 1970, and Randy Higgins of Flori- Catholic Church and was She was preceded in E. Thompson on Decem- death by her parents; her
worked 35 years for them da, Scott (Connie) Hig- a member of the Marion death by her father and a ber 31, 1973, in Evart and husband, Fay E. Thomp-
before retiring in 2005, gins of Farwell, and ma- Fair Board as well as brother, Kevin Nartker. he preceded her in death son; her son, Bud Pep-
then started farming. Mr. ny nieces and nephews. Barn Superintendent for Funeral services for in 2008. Mrs. Thompson’s pler; grandsons, Brett
Higgins was a Sears area Mr. Higgins was preced- the fair. Judy was heavily Judy Ann Mohr are 10:30 greatest joy in life was and Ronnie; and her sis-
resident since 1974, and ed in death by his par- involved as a 4-H leader a.m. Friday, July 20, at Sa- her family. ter, Rosella Holmquist.
was a member of Barry- ents. for the Dairy Lads and cred Heart Catholic Lena is survived by A private family grave-
ton and Sears Church of A memorial service Lassies 4-H Club and was Church in Evart with Fa- three daughters, Calla side service will be held
God, the Evart Car Club, honoring Ronald James an avid animal lover. ther Joe Fix officiating. (Claude) Dean of LeRoy, at 2:30 p.m. Thursday, Ju-
and was active in the Higgins will take place at Judy is survived by her Visitation will be 6 to 9 Willa Flinton of Evart, ly 12, at Cherry Valley
Osceola County Commis- 1 p.m. Saturday, July 7, at husband, Matthew B. p.m. Thursday, July 19, at Rose Chipman of Reed Cemetery, Har twick
sion on Aging. the Sears Church of God Mohr of Evart; her moth- the Corey Funeral Home City; her son, William Township, Osceola Coun-
Ron is survived by his with visitation from 11 er, Mary Nartker of Ev- in Evart. Interment will (Jo) Peppler of Big Rap- ty, Michigan, with Pastor
wife, Barbara Kay Hig- a.m. until time of servic- art; her daughter, Stacy be in Osceola Township ids; and many grandchil- Neil Mowat officiating.
gins of Sears, daughters es at the church. Pastor (Steve) Mosher of Evart; Cemetery. dren, great-grandchil- Private visitation is
Ronda (Ronald) Hamers- Scott McDonald and Pas- her son, Alan (Lindsey) Memorial contribu- dren, and great-great- Thursday from noon un-
ley of Danville, Indiana, tor Dick Latham will offi- Mosher of Austin, Texas; tions may be directed to grandchildren. til 2 p.m. at the Corey Fu-
and Kathy (James) Ray ciate. Interment will be four g randchildren, the Marion Fair Board. She was preceded in neral Home in Evart.
of Anderson, Indiana, later in Orient Township
nine grandchildren, two Cemetery. Memorial con-
g reat-g randchildren, tributions may be direct-
four sisters, Sharyn
(Dave) Wiley of Portage,
ed to the Osceola County
Commission on Aging. Evart Police Chief prioritizes a cleaner town
By Victoria Martin “The old system was been positive for the most My goal is not to make
Weekly Voice just time consuming and part. money.”
ineffective,” said Beam “Of course there are go- The average fines break
EVART — In response to who has made it his goal ing to be people who have down to an average of $50
a system that was “time- this year to change how issues with this new sys- for a first offense, $100 for a
consuming” and “put on the town gets clean with tem,” Beam said when dis- second offense, and $500 in
the back burner,” Evart’s a new system of waivable cussing the few who “don’t addition to a misdemeanor
Police Chief has initiated citations. “This way every- see why junk is a big deal” for a third offense.
a new method of handing thing is in writing and not and that have an issue with “If you communicate
out blight and nuisance just a letter that can easily receiving a ticket for it. with us, we are willing to
citations. be ignored or dismissed.” “But the town is cleaner make exceptions and ex-
The blight ordinance in The new system starts and I have heard so many tend time limits so long as
Evart covers two classifica- with a letter and a ticket compliments to support there is a serious plan in
tions. One being the nui- that specifies the violation, that.” place or [the police depart-
sance classification, which steps needed for the correc- Beam also pointed out ment] sees progress being
covers everything from tion to happen, and a time that those who are found in made on the cleanup,” said
trash outside the home, limit in which significant violation of the ordinance Beam.
overgrown grass, to cars progress to fixing the viola- do not necessarily have Beam also mentioned
that no longer function. tion needs to take place. to pay the fine so long as that not many nuisance
The blight classification “We want to work with they follow the parameters violations have gone be-
includes things like di- the property owners,” said specified in the letter and yond the first citation. So
lapidated homes and other Beam. “The system we on the ticket. far, the department has col-
structures. have in place now is a way “A citizen could just pay lected no money from the
According to Chief John to clean up and to do it at the fine,” says Beam. “But citations.
Beam, the new method of a pace that is possible for that doesn’t fix the situa- “We have had good suc-
making people aware that the property owners to ac- tion. I would rather prop- cess this year with the new
they have a violation is not complish.” erty owners put the money enforcement,” concluded
only more efficient, but it The response to the new they would be paying in a Beam.
is also easier to keep track enforcing of the ordinance, fine into fixing their home
of as well. according to Beam, has or cleaning up their yard.

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Evart Weekly Police — Officers were called to • 7-14-2018 No Security • While performing a and it had pulled in to a • Officers were requested
Report assist EMS and rescue on a — While on patrol, officers traffic stop for loud music, business at the north end to assist the Osceola Coun-
medical complaint. stopped a vehicle had an officers found that the ve- of town. The responding ty Sheriff ’s Department on
• 7-10-2018 Suspicious • 7-11-2018 Property Dam- expired plate and no insur- hicle was uninsured and officer located the vehicle a domestic investigation
Situation — Officers re- age Accident — Officers ance. Upon contact with the registration plate had and spoke with the owner, regarding threats. At-
sponded to a call of a bro- were dispatched to inves- the driver, it was discov- expired. The owner was a who explained being con- tempts were made to locate
ken window. It did not ap- tigate a property damage ered that they did not have passenger in the vehicle fused on the detour around the suspect on the road
pear that the damage was accident. an operators license. The at the time and explained Chestnut Street and ended leading to the residence
caused intentionally. • 7-13-2018 Alarm — Offi- vehicle was impounded that the female driver was up on the trail. A verbal and inside without suc-
• 7-10-2018 Domestic cers were dispatched to an and the subject was issued unaware of the vehicle warning was issued along cess. ‚
Dispute — Officers were alarm at a local business. an appearance citation. status. The 47-year-old with directions on how to Saturday 7/7/18
dispatched to a domestic The building was found to • 7-14-2018 Larceny — Of- male was also found to get around the construc- • Officers issued an ap-
dispute in progress. It was be secure. ficers were dispatched to a have two bench warrants tion zone. pearance citation to a
determined that the dis- • 7-13-2018 Arrest — Of- stolen bike complaint. The for failure to appear out of • Officers received a 19-year-old male for op-
pute was only verbal and ficers were dispatched to case remains open at this Mecosta County. The man report of a teenage male erating a vehicle with no
no assault had occurred. assist with a probation/ time. was placed under arrest that left home after becom- insurance. His vehicle was
• 7-10-2018 Animal Com- parole violation. The • 7-15-2018 Civil Dispute and transported to Meceola ing upset. His parents towed and an arrest war-
plaint — While at the de- subject was arrested and — While on patrol, 0fficers Central Dispatch where reported they were unable rant submitted to the Pros-
partment, officers received transported to the Osceola made contact with two sub- custody was then handed to locate him. Officers ecuting Attorney’s Office.
a walk-in animal com- County Jail where they jects arguing on the side of over to the Mecosta County searched places that it was Sunday 7/8/18
plaint. The investigation were lodged on their viola- the road. The subjects went Sheriffs Dept. thought the boy might go • Officers received a ha-
remains open at this time. tion. their separate ways. Tuesday 7/3/18 to without success. It was rassment complaint. The
• 7-10-2018 Minor in Pos- • 7-13-2018 Larceny — Of- • Officers were notified of later reported that the boy matter is under investiga-
session — While on patrol, ficers were dispatched to a a custody agreement viola- returned home on his own, tion.
officers made contact with stolen bike complaint. The Reed City Weekly Police tion regarding a 30-year-old unharmed. Monday 7/9/18
a minor in possession of a case remains open at this Report male who had stopped at Wednesday 7/4/18 •Officers received a fraud
cigarette. An appearance time. an apartment complex and • Officers received a complaint. The woman
citation was issued and • 7-13-2018 Defrauding an Sunday 7/1/18 dropped off some toys for report of a stolen vehicle. reported a dispute between
the subject was released to Innkeeper — Officers were • Officers issued a verbal his child. The 26-year-old The owner, a 56-year-old family members sharing a
their parent. called to a fraud complaint warning to a couple of female and her child were male, reported his girl- phone plan and one of the
• 7-10-2018 No Security at a local business. The juvenile boys regarding not at home at the time but friend had taken off with members deactivating an-
— While on patrol, officers investigation remains open their safety. The officer she explained that her ex- his car and wished to other’s phone and transfer-
stopped a vehicle with an at this time. explained that performing husband was not to have report it stolen as she was ring minutes.
expired plate belonging to • 7-13-2018 Non-Sufficient tricks in the road put them any contact with them, told not to drive it. The • Officers received a com-
a different vehicle. It was Funds — Officers were in danger of being hit by nor was he to know where matter is under investiga- plaint from a resident who
discovered that the vehicle called to a non-sufficient a vehicle or causing an ac- she was living. The officer tion. believes he is the victim
had no insurance. The funds complaint. The in- cident. informed the woman she • Officers went to the of construction fraud. The
vehicle was towed and an vestigation remains open Monday 7/2/18 needed to fill out a peti- residence of a 48-year-old matter is under investiga-
appearance citation was at this time. • Officers received a re- tion with the Friend of the male and placed him under tion.
issued. • 7-13-2018 Civil — Of- port of an assault that took Court regarding the viola- arrest on a misdemeanor Tuesday 7/10/18
• 7-10-2018 Area Check — ficers were dispatched to place five days prior. The tion of custody agreement, warrant for traffic out of • A local business owner
Officers were dispatched to conduct a stand-by. 68-year-old female reported in addition to notifying her the 77th District Court in requested an officer locate
a residence for a noise com- • 7-14-2018 Juvenile Com- that while taking the trash ex-husband’s probation of- Reed City. He was trans- and speak to a man regard-
plaint. The citizen claimed plaint — Officers were out at dark a man came up ficer of the incident. ported to the Osceola Coun- ing his horse and buggy.
they heard someone calling called to a complaint of and kicked her in the leg. • Officers arrested a ty Sheriff ’s Dept. where he The business owner had
for help. Officers checked a juvenile runaway. The She kicked him back and 23-year-old male who held was lodged. It was at this concerns about the num-
the area and were not able subject was located and re- he ran off. The woman did a warrant for failure to ap- time that the man request- ber of parking spaces the
to see or hear anyone in turned to their parent. not want to submit a for- pear. He was transported to ed the arresting officer re- horse and buggy took up in
need of help. • 7-14-2018 Dog at Large — mal statement. Osceola County Jail where turn to his house and turn addition to the horse drop-
• 7-10-2018 Juvenile Com- Officers were dispatched to • Officers issued an ap- he was lodged without in- off his stove. Officer did as pings. The officer located
plaint — Officers were a complaint of a dog bite. pearance citation to a cident. requested. the man who agreed to re-
called to a complaint of a The dog has been put in female for driving on an • Officers received in- An officer arrested a locate his horse and buggy.
juvenile runaway. The sub- quarantine and the owner expired operator’s license formation that a vehicle 36-year-old man who was Wednesday 7/11/18
ject later returned home. was issued an appearance and a warning on her ex- had been seen driving on wanted on a misdemeanor • Officers were requested
• 7-11-2018 Assist EMS citation. pired registration plate. the Pier Marquette Trail warrant for dangerous to perform a well-being
drugs out of the 77th Dis- check on a woman who
trict Court in Reed City. failed to report to work.
He was transported to the The women also sent a
Osceola County Jail where text message reply to a co-
he was lodged without in- worker that suggested she
cident. may be in mental distress.
Thursday 7/5/18 Officers located the woman
• Officers were requested who was in no distress.
to assist the Crawford Thursday 7/12/18
County Sheriff ’s Depart- • Officers were requested
ment regarding a runaway to perform a well-being
juvenile. It was believed check on a female who was
that the female runaway staying with someone in
may be with her father town but not answering
in Reed City. The officers her phone. The located the
responded to the father’s woman, who stated she
residence and, with per- was fine and that the per-
mission, searched the son who was calling was
apartment for the girl. She just trying to get back to-
was not there, her father gether with her. The officer
suggested they contact an noted there was no sign of
older sister to see if she injuries and cleared.
knows where the girl might • Officers were flagged
be. down by a juvenile, who
Friday 7/6/18 was concerned over a
• Officers arrested a situation in which water
34-year-old female on a was coming up out of the
criminal bench civil infrac- ground at a local business.
tion warrant out of the Officers found it to be a
77th District Court. She broken sprinkler head and
was then transported to the notified the owner.
Osceola County Jail and • Officers were dis-
lodged without incident. patched to a local apart-
• Officers were requested ment complex regarding
to respond to a local resi- an out-of-control juvenile.
dence regarding a possible Probate court was called
assault. Officers ques- to evaluate the situation.
tioned the four adults re- It was determined the best
garding the events that led course of action at the time
up to the fight between the was to transport the juve-
two men. No one knew who nile to the Muskegon River
started the fistfight nor did Youth home for the night.
anyone wish to seek medi- Friday 7/13/18
cal attention. Officers then • Officers received a
arrested the 48-year-old complaint regarding
male on a parole violation harassment and threats
for alcohol consumption. through text messages. The
He was then transported responding officer spoke
to the Osceola County Jail, with the girl sending the
once there the man’s be- messages and advised that
havior became erratic and there be no further contact
he admitted that he was on between the two girls in-
methamphetamine. With volved.
this information, officers Saturday 7/14/18
took the man to have a • A 20-year-old female
medical clearance prior to was arrested for operat-
him being booked. He was ing a vehicle while under
then treated and cleared the influence. She was
for lodging, at which point transported to the Osceola
he was transported to the County Jail where she was
jail and lodged without fur- lodged without incident.
ther incident.

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son a gift basket will get one, too. turned into a plane ticket
Christmas of
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opportunity to or Twitter accounts. Area 7 Purchases
birthed her baby. the new year contains a sleep sack, Brazil’s most populated
to Livonia Franklin at
point game.
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announced in the Dec. a much would manton boys under $500 Commissioners are
Christmas born four t 2017. “The seniors a 30-Jan. 1 See full STory on A8 be considered
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stepped up and led the team from cently finished basic and routine.
ture. In that at Spec- clothing, bibs,onesies, a baby bracel aPortuguese. wooden wheelchair
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would be
during the board’s regu-
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Reed City High School shooting

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Left: The six students who competed for RCHS as part of the national shooting league were Veather
club sends several to nationals
Van Syckle, Gavin Wirth, David’s Todd, Trenton Livermore, Nikolas Calabrese, and Ryan Jones. Right: By Nicole Hamner Weiss shooters and parents won- Would kids want to take
Pics-Kids from 6-12 grade have enjoyed the process at the gun range, including learning discipline Special to the weekly voice dered if there would be an the time, learn, practice?
and precision. interest in teens joining a The answer was yes.
REED CITY — Local trap shoot league. This past spring it began
in Reed City, as a school-
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spring and grow.
Troy Van Syckle, coach
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Cadillac Hospital’s Emergency Room, provides experienced care by daughter and others like
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8 • weekly voice | Thursday, July 19, 2018

Evart Library reading group

closes summer
with stories, music
By Victoria Martin Patricia Kjolhede and “I always had a guitar
Weekly Voice her company, Tunes n’ and puppets in my class-
Tales by Tricia, has been room as a teacher, so this
EVART — Evart Library spreading a “reading just seemed like a great
reading group closed their rocks” motto since Kjol- way to transition into the
summer with stories and hede was a teacher in 2002, next phase of my life,”
music on Thursday, July before she began perform- wrote Kjolhede in an
12. ing full-time in 2010. email. “I am loving the
results! My favorite events
are those that include kids
and adults singing and
playing together ... espe-
cially if the groups include
grandparents, parents, and
She tries to make sure
the kids are participating Hunter practices playing his drum for his big debut during Mamma Dont Allow
in the stories and songs as
much as possible. the kids are interacting to to Connor and Director Li- amounts of hours read,”
“I like to pick books that make each story more en- las VanScoyoc. added Connor, giving the
the kids can find in their gaging and interesting for “We are well established example of when the li-
local libraries and pick them.” across the district,” said brary gave out coupons to
songs that I already have During the performance, VanScoyoc. “We want to Dairy Queen to those who
prepared that go with the the young readers, grades encourage young kids to met their hours.
Hunter age 4 picks out Mama Dont Allow for the next song and chosen stories,” she said. preschool to fifth, played read more and more each Though the summer is
story on Thursday July 13 “I also, like to make sure instruments, helped tell week they come to the coming to a close, VanS-
stories with puppets, and group.” coyoc and Connor are plan-
sang along with the stories The summer reading ning for next year.
Delicious Deli!
Call for fresh made to order
the kids got to pick.
“I think (Kjolhede) did a
wonderful job in engaging
group had a total of 81
children signed up for the
program this year; a typi-
“We will start again once
school is out,” said Con-
nor. “Though it is hard to
sandwiches...Deli trays and more the children and giving cal amount according to tell when exactly, because
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Rachel’s Cashew The library has been put- coyoc. process again as soon as
Crunch ting on the reading group “Each week, we try and school lets out for the sum-
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