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Thursday, October 18, 2018 • Your community news from Evart, Reed City, Hersey, Sears & Chase.

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Evart set to begin investigating and excavating lead pipes

The meet candidates
By Victoria Martin
night planned for Evart
Cadillac News

EVART — Local candi- EVART — After receiving a grant earlier

dates will sit on a panel to this year, the city of Evart is finally start-
discuss and answer ques- ing the planning process to replace any A Lead and Copper update
tions on their future plans lead pipes in the city. was put in place June 2018. This
for the City of Evart before The Lead and Copper update put in place update changed the allowable
the November elections. in June 2018, requires all lead or galva- amount of lead existing in drink-
On Tuesday, Oct. 23 at nized steel piping up to residents shut off ing water to 12 ppb instead of
7 p.m. in the Evart Depot valve or meter to be replaced with copper. 15 ppb.*
community room candi- While it has been practice for the com-
dates for mayor, council munity to replace any pipes up to the prop-
and city clerk will sit down
with the public and answer
questions both predeter-
erty line, according to the City of Evart
Lead Contractor John Tanner, the city will
now be responsible for any service line up
mined and written in by to about 18 inches inside the home. Evart City Manager, Zachary
those of the community The rule will also change the allowable Szakacs, and city of Evart Lead
who attend. amount of lead existing in drinking water Contractor, John Tanner, hope
The invited candidates from 15 ppb to 12 ppb and require a re- that the construction will start
for mayor are Kevinn placement of pipes at a rate of five percent before the end of fall.
Beemer, Karen Higgins and in Jan. 2025.
John Joyce. Candidates for However, Evart is getting a head start
city clerk are newcomer with the Pilot Grant given to the city by
Kathryn Bradley and cur-
rent clerk Heather Patee.
The two candidates run-
the DEQ to report back how much money
and time will actually be needed to change
out all the lead piping.
ning for re-election in the With the $433,000 grant, Evart has start- Streets that have known lead
city council race are Dan ed investigating and excavating any lead service pipes, gooseneck, or
Elliot and Sandra Szeliga. pipes. However, after the investigation pro- otherwise are known as priority
Though candidates will cess, Evart City Manager Zachary Szakacs streets and will be focused on
talk about themselves and says that there is only around $219,000 for first. Priority Streets are: North
future plans during the construction. Cedar, North Cherry, Jefferson,
mediated panel, there will Though originally estimated at a town South Hemlock, North Oake,
be a chance for community informational meeting on Oct. 9 that 40 to and portions of Third, Fourth,
members to speak with the 50 residents would be able to be serviced Fifth, and Seventh streets.
candidates one-on-one after by the grant deadline of May 2019, Szakacs
the panel. corrected in a followup interview those
“It’s important that peo- numbers “were a little high.”
ple know who they are vot-
ing for,” said General Fed-
eration of Women’s Club
“We will probably only be able to get
closer to 30 residents serviced by May,” he
First Vice President Ruth The city will be starting with what The City of Evart was given a
Ann Northon, who will be Tanner labeled “priority streets”. Those Pilot Grant by the DEQ to in-
mediating the event. streets being, North Cedar, North Cherry, vestigate and excavate any lead
The GFWC has been Jefferson, South Hemlock, North Oak and pipes. Evart has until May 2019
hosting this panel over the portions of Third, Fourth, Fifth and Sev- to utilize the $433,000 grant.
years, said Northon, but enth streets.
this year she hopes to see “These are streets where we know there
more of the community to be lead service pipes, gooseneck or *Parts Per Billion
present. otherwise, and will be getting to first,” he
“The last couple of times said.
we have done this the com- Once more research has been done and Photo by kconnors at Morguefile.com
munity response has been priority streets have been taken care of,
low,” she said. “It would be the city will get to more residents if mon- However, Szakacs understood the frus- “There has been a lot of investigation as
nice to have more people ey and time allow. tration of the community members pres- to what streets have recently been changed
from the community pres- As to why it took so long to get started, ent at the meeting with the length it has over due to other issues and what houses
ent beyond family and close City of Evart Mayor Pro Tem Robert Fos- taken to get construction started. might still have any kind of lead piping,”
friends of those running.” ter said at the informational meeting the “It’s frustrating. I was even frustrated he said. “It also had taken a lot of time
This panel will be a plat- past few months have been unclear as to with the answers given,” he said. “But, re- to get a contractor with them all being so
form for those running in what was expected of the city. ally, it has just been a long process to get to busy right now.”
the local Evart elections “It has been like trying to get in front of this point.” Though there have been delays, both Sza-
only, said Northon, and will a moving target,” he said. “You can’t get Szakacs pointed to investigation and kacs and Tanner plan for the construction
not have candidates from ahead if you have no way to predict where contractors to being two factors to the de- to start before the end of fall and continue
the county or state levels. it is going to go.” lay in construction. as soon as possible.
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Harry Potter escape room will make an appearance in Reed City

By Victoria Martin
The weekly voice

REED CITY -- Guests will

have to use knowledge and
wits to escape the Harry
Potter themed breakout
room before time runs
out at the Reed City Area
District Library or be sen-
tenced to Azkaban.
RCADL Director Tom
Burnosky is excited to
have the magic brought
to Reed City thanks to the
brainstorming done with
the Cadillac Wexford Pub-
lic Library.
“It’s simply invaluable
for our small library to
learn best practices and
programs from our larger,
regional peer institutions,” With Harry Potter being Friday, Nov. 2 at 3 p.m. with come first serve basis on
said Burnosky. “Our cus- a beloved series for both enough slots for 24 people Oct. 22 at 10 a.m. at reed-
tomers deserve the best adults and kids, according and Saturday, Nov. 3 at citylibrary.org by click-
experiences and we work to Burnosky, the library 11 a.m. and have enough ing on the Harry Potter
hard to provide relevant will be allowing both kids spaces for 56 people. graphic.
programming with much and adults to take a crack Those who wish to par-
help from our friends like at the escape room. ticipate can sign up start- vmartin@cadillacnews.com | 775-NEWS (6397)
CWPL.” The room will start on ing online only at a first

Reed City objects to state’s new Lead and Copper Rule

By Victoria Martin
The weekly voice changing from 15 ppb to 12 to the state. fine, but we believe (the required to follow the Lead and Copper Rule.
ppb. Previously at the Sep- state has) exceeded their

good lucK hoMe oF

REED CITY — Reed City According to Reed City’s tember council meeting, authority.”
Council made the decision 2017 water quality report, Reed City Manager Ron While the city has been
JerKy For the
to join in the petitioning the Reed City tested at a Howell advised the council testing and replacing lead
the state over new Lead
and Copper Rule.
lead amount of 3 ppb.
With deciding to sign
to not take action against
the Lead and Copper Rule,
lines as they come across
them, according to both
The state revised the lead the petition, the city said
and copper rules to replace they would like the state
though larger cities and
groups were doing so.
Howell and DPW Superin-
tendent Rich Rehkopf, the deer processing
lead water lines earlier this to reconsider the burdens At the October meeting, city has only replaced up to 7 DAYS A WEEK
year. The changes were en- placed on the individual however, Howell advised the property line. AFTER HOUR DROP OFF

acted in June, which called municipalities. otherwise. The main issue Council Member Trevor
for community water sup- “If we sign this we are being the need to inspect Guiles said the town had
pliers to be responsible for saying that Reed City pipelines beyond the prop- more to lose if the council
lead service lines to home feels that this needs to be erty line. did not sign the petition.
or building. According to
the new rules by Jan. 1,
relooked at and reevalu-
ated before anything gets
“The real part is where
they said, ‘Oh, by the way,
“There could be a conse-
quence to not signing. They
deer processing
Michigan Dept. of Agriculture Licensed
2021, communities that passed,” said City Attorney if there is a lead line that won’t be able to see how
19077 12 Mile Road • Big Rapids, MI • 231-796-5414
have lead service lines Cindy Wotila clarifying goes from the shut-off many people are objecting email: info@kellydeerprocessing.com
must begin replacing them the petition does not omit valve to the house on pri- to (the rule). That it’s going www.kellysdeerprocessing.com
to ensure all lead service the city from any replace- vate property, you’re going to cost us way more than
lines are removed by Jan. ments. to replace that too.’ Now, we have to do,” he said.
1, 2041. In the original document you’ve made a real signifi- While the city decided to
The rule starts with mu- given to Wotila when she cant jump,” said Howell. sign the petition against
nicipalities figuring out spoke with the attorney “The private property the rule, they will still be
how much lead piping is in who originally wrote up owner has always been re-

their towns and ends with
the allowable lead amount
the petition, there were
over 20 burdens pointed out
sponsible to do that. If the
council does nothing, that’s
up to 65% storewide

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Upcoming blood drives

What’s Happening in the Area
is hosting a pulled pork calling Gretchen Pember- For more information or cated at 732 West Seventh contact 231-734-3585 or 231-
American Red Cross dinner on Friday, Oct. 26. ton at 231-349-1451 or Mar- to register, call 231-592-4204 St. (U.S. 10). 734-5491.
Blood Drives are scheduled The proceeds will provide sha Lewis at 231-832-9169. . Marion and Tustin’s clin- In the event that school
in Leroy and Evart. The Christmas gifts for youth ics will be held on the third is canceled, Dinner with
times and locations are: at Eagle Village.
Breakfast buffet at Tuesday each month, 10 Friends will not take place.
• October 19 — 8:30 a.m. The dinner, which will
St. Paul holding bazaar Evart VFW post a.m. to noon. The Marion
to 2:15 p.m. at Pine River be from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., in- and luncheon EVART— A breakfast meal site is at 101 E. Main
Free community dinner
High School, 17445 Pine cludes "naked" pulled pork EVART — St. Paul buffet will be held on the St. The Tustin meal site is
River School Road. sandwich, sauces, coleslaw, Church is hosting a bazaar second and fourth Sundays at 213 South Neilson. SEARS— Free communi-
• October 24 — Noon to green beans, baked beans, and luncheon from 9 a.m. from 7 to 11 a.m., monthly Walk-in clinics. If you ty dinner will be held every
5:45 p.m. at Evart United beverage and dessert. Cost to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. until November, at 4681 wish to eat at the meal site, Saturday night at 5:45 p.m.
Methodist Church, 619 is by freewill offering. 3. 85th Ave. call 231-734-5559 at least in Brooks Corners Hall with
Cherry St. The church is located Items at the bazaar will a day before to reserve a a contemporary worship at
A blood donor card or at 503 S. Chestnut St. For include a handmade queen- spot. 6:30 p.m. Invite a friend.
driver’s license or two more information, call 231- sized quilt, plus homemade
Bingo at Evart VFW
other forms of identifica- 832-9441. cookies sold for $3.75 per EVART— VFW Post
tion are required at check- pound. Lunch will include 7979 will host Bingo each
Food pantries Health specialty clinic
in. Individuals who are 17 soup, sandwich, dessert Thursday, at 4681 85th Ave. A food pantry is available REED CITY— Urologist,
years of age in most states,
Halloween in the Park and beverage for a meal do- Doors open at 4 p.m. Early to residents in need who John Anema, M.D. will be
weigh at least 110 pounds support requested nation of $5. Bird start at 6 p.m. (License live in Osceola County. The offering outpatient services
and are in generally good REED CITY — Com- A04340) following is a list of the dif- at the hospital’s Specialty
health may be eligible to munity support is being ferent locations, hours and Clinic twice a month.
donate blood. sought for the annual Hal-
Free dinner contact people. He will be consulting
To make an appointment, loween in the Park event, at Reed City Church TOPS weight loss SEARS— Former Orient with patients on the second
call 800-733-2767. which will be held 11 a.m. REED CITY— There will meeting Township Hall, next to the Friday of the month and
to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. be a free dinner every Mon- REED CITY— TOPS Post Office performing outpatient sur-
27, at GT Norman Elemen- day from 5 to 7 p.m. at the weight loss meetings, Reed Every Tuesday, 1 to 4 p.m. gery and other procedures,
Church hosting tary. Church of the Firstborn City, Chapter 1682, Monday Contact Ken at 231-620- including lithotripsy on the
Fall Festival Donations of candy or Revival Center, 310 S. Hig- weigh-in at 5:30 p.m. and 2504 fourth Friday.
REED CITY — St. Paul trinkets are welcome, plus bee. Donations accepted meeting from 6 to 7 p.m. at MARION— Marion Food The clinic is located at 300
Lutheran Church is host- volunteers are needed to but not necessary. St. Paul Lutheran Church. Pantry, East Main Street, N. Patterson Road. Contact
ing a Fall Festival on Satur- help distribute treats at the by appointment, on call 24 Spectrum Health Reed City
day, Oct. 20. event. Sponsors are also hours Hospital Specialty Clinic at
A bake sale and bazaar welcome.
South Quilt Club Al-Anon meeting Contact Marsha at 231- 231-832-7108 for more infor-
will be held from 9 a.m. to For more information, holding bi-weekly REED CITY— Al-Anon 743-6092 mation.
1 p.m., a luncheon will be contact Amber at 231-598- meetings meetings will be held on TUSTIN— Augustana
available from 11 a.m. to 1 1031 or kiddiesklubhouse. Mondays at 1 p.m. at St. Lutheran Church
p.m., and a raffle drawing amber@gmail.com. EVART— The South Ev- Philips Church in Reed Every Monday, 9 a.m. to
Crossroads Quilt Guild
will be held at 1 p.m. art Quilt Club will be hold- City and Tuesdays at 7 noon, for Pine River school meeting
ing their bi-weekly quilt- p.m., also at the church. district residents only REED CITY— The Cross-
Church hosting Fall Fest ing meetings on the first • EVART— Thursdays Contact Katie at 231-768- roads Quilt Guild will hold
Meet the Candidates REED CITY — The and third Wednesdays of at 7 p.m. at Sacred Heart 4418 meetings on the fourth
EVART — The GFWC Church of the Firstborn each month through June. Church in Evart. LEROY — Rose Lake Tuesday of each month,
Evart Woman's Club is Revival Center in Reed Will take place at the Ev- Free Methodist Church except December, from 6
hosting a "Meet the Can- City will be hosting a Fall art Township Hall, South Second Tuesday of the to 8 p.m. at the Reed City
didates" night at 7 p.m. on Fest on Wednesday, Oct. 31 Main Street, from 11 a.m.
Fish fry at Evart Moose month from 3-5 p.m. for all Church of the Nazarene.
Tuesday, Oct. 23. at 5 p.m. until 2 or 3 p.m. with a Lodge Osceola County residents
The event will be held at There will be candy for members' potluck lunch at EVART— A fish fry or Contact Vicky at 231-388-
the Evart Depot in the com- kids, hotdogs dinner, finger noon. shrimp dinner will be held 1782
Activities at the Reed
munity room, and invited foods and beverages. All quilters or want-to-be on Fridays from 5 to 8 p.m. REED CITY— St. Phillip City Senior Center
are local Evart candidates The church is located at quilters are welcome. No at the Evart Moose Lodge, Neri Church REED CITY— The Senior
for mayor, council and city 310 S. Higbee. dues, just occasional dona- 8400 U.S. 10 in Evart. Every Tuesday, Thurs- Center, 219 Todd Ave., has
clerk to answer questions tions for supplies. For more information, day, 1 to 4 p.m. the following activities:
about why they are run- For more information, call 231-734-6181. Contact Robert at 231-832- Wednesday: Fun Bingo
ning for office.
Donations welcome for contact Margie at 231-734- 2624 (18 and older) at 12:30 p.m.
The public is welcome to Hersey Trunk N Treat 3857 or Ann at 231-867-3237.
Bingo at Evart Moose Thursday: Euchre at
attend the free event, andHERSEY — Candy do- 12:30 p.m.
light refreshments will be
nations are ewlocome for EVART— Evart Moose
AARP meeting Friday night: Regular
provided. Hersey's Trunk N Treat,
T.O.P.S. meets on Lodge will host Bingo each REED CITY— AARP No.
Bingo (weather permit-
For more information, which will be held 5 to 8 Thursdays Monday at 8400 U.S. 10. 2418 meets on the second
ting). Doors open at 4:30
contact Ruth Ann Northonp.m. Wednesday, Oct. 31, EVART — T.O.P.S. Weight Doors open at 4 p.m. Early Wednesday of every month
p.m. Early Birds start at 6
at 231-734-3752. outside the United Method- Loss Group meets every bird takes place at 6 p.m. at the United Methodist
p.m. (License No.A22502)
ist Church. Thursday at 8:20 a.m. at with regular Bingo at 6:30 Church in Reed City. For further information,
The church is located Evart United Methodist p.m. (License No. A21600). Potluck lunch (bring own
contact Carolyn at 231-832-
Dinner to fun gifts on the corner of 2nd and Church. table service) will start
for youth Wood streets. Donations Weigh-in is from 8:30 to
Rock, gem and mineral at noon followed by a pro-
REED CITY — Reed City can be dropped of at Happy 9:15 a.m., and the meeting gram starting at 1 p.m. Ev-
United Methodist Church Tails in Reed City or by begins at 9:30 p.m. club meetings eryone welcome.
Quilts to Comfort
BIG RAPIDS — Big Rap- For more information, meeting
ids Rock, Gem and Mineral contact Marylou at 231-832- REED CITY— Patsy
Better Breathers Club Club will hold meetings at 4938. Blue’s Quilts to Comfort
forms 6:30 p.m. on the first Thurs- meets the second Monday
BIG RAPIDS — Spec- day of the month (March of each month, except De-
Shepherd’s Table
HERE’S MY CARD trum Health Big Rapids through December) at the
Hospital is hosting a free Geology lab, room 138, sci-
support group for people ence building, at Ferris the Nazarene, Shepherd’s Susan P. Wheatlake Cancer
cember, from 10 a.m. to 4
REED CITY— Church of p.m. to make quilts for the

who live with lung disease. State University. Table makes a free meal ev- Center. Guild meetings are

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SHOPPING? each month in the hospi-

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Caregivers, as well as lung EVART— Osceola Coun-
welcome. ters of all skill levels wel-
All meetings are held at
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Obituaries Evart Police Chief gives information on a

Elnora C. Catlin
safety millage that’s set to appear on Nov. ballot
ra C. Catlin, 39, of Reed By Victoria Martin Department as well. The millage will also After the presentation
City passed away Fri- The weekly voice The average amount last four years from 2019 to by Beam, Evart High
day, October 12, 2018 at paid in taxes in 2014 was 2022 rather than the previ- School Principal Jessica
Spectrum Health — EVART — Before voters around $68 per year. ous five of the last public Kolenda spoke in favor of
Butterworth Hospital head to the polls, Evart “No money will be added safety millage. the millage and continued
in Grand Rapids. Police Chief called a town to taxes,” said Beam. The millage will cover support for the police de-
She was born No- meeting to inform and “People will be paying the the operating expenses partment.
vember 12, 1978 in Big rally support for the city’s same amount they have and staffing of the police “We wanted to make
Rapids to Barry and safety millage on the Nov. been paying, it’s just going department., bringing in sure we that we stood up
Julia (Alvarado) Cat- 6 ballot. to one service rather than $53,178.24 to the depart- and supported this,” said
lin Sr. and attended When first on the ballot two.” ment in the first year. Kolenda. “Evart is grow-
Pine River Schools, in 2014, the millage passed Since the 2014 millage, With the money from the ing and we need to do
graduating from Pine by only four votes accord- according to Beam, the av- millage, Beam hopes to be whatever it takes to con-
River High School in death by her sister, Fe- ing to Chief John Beam. erage taxable value after able to hire a new full-time tinue to improve all of our
1997. liciana, and brother, Beam hopes that this No- a recent reassessment has officer to help with the public works.”
Elnora had been a Chad. vember the outcome is not gone down for the average growing workload. The At the meeting town
caregiver for family Funeral services will so close. homeowner. Beam esti- department currently has meeting held on Oct. 15
members and enjoyed be held at 2 p.m. The millage will still mated the amount taxed three full-time officers in- at the Evart Depot, Evart
arts & crafts and Wednesday, October consist of the same 1.8 per year would reduce to cluding Beam. Treasurer and Assessor
puzzles. 17, at The Church of mills as voted on in 2014 $60 per year. “We have already ex- Sarah Dvoracek said the
She was a member of Antioch, 310 S. Chest- but will only be going Prior to the 2014 millage, ceeded all prior years fire department is seek-
The Church of An- nut St., Reed City, with toward the police depart- the departments relied on in arrests and it is only ing a millage and wants
tioch in Reed City. Pastor Mark Killing- ment. The previous mill- grant funding and funding expected to go up,” said to have it done within the
Elnora is survived by beck officiating. Visita- age covered Evart Fire from the city. Beam. next year.
her parents, Barry and tion will be one hour
Julia Catlin Sr.; four before the services at
s i s t e r s, C h r i s t i n e the church. Burial will
(Mike) Rizer, Lena Bie- be in Pinora Township
schke, Francesca (Den- Cemetery No. 2 (Deer
nis) Webster, and Ma- Lake Cemetery).
rie (Tony) Messer; and Please sign the guest-
one brother, Barry Cat- book or leave a memo-
lin Jr. ry of Elnora at mcdow-
She was preceded in ellfh.com.

June E. Keysor
PARIS — June E. Key-
sor of Paris, Michigan,
passed away surround-
ed by her family at
Spectrum Health Big
Rapids Hospital on
Monday, October 15,
2018. She was 70.
June was born Febru-
ary 18, 1948 in Harri-
son, Michigan, to Lloyd
Charles and Carolyn
June (Snively) Keysor.
She graduated from Ev-
art High School in 1966
and later earned her Geoffrey Goehrig of
Bachelor’s Degree from Paris; her three grand-
Ferris State University. children, Carolyn,
June was raised in Ev- Alexis, and Genevee;
art and was a military and her great-grand-
wife, living in many child, Liana; her sister,
places in the United Sheila (Sid) Haskill of
States and Europe. Dorr; her two brothers,
She was a working Chuck (Robin) Keysor
mother and an active of Evart, Bill (Becky)
member of St. Paul Lu- Keysor of Dorr; and
theran Church in Reed many nieces and neph-
City where she was a ews.
former President of She was preceded in
W E L C A ( Wo m e n’s death by her parents
Evangelical Lutheran and her son, Adam
Church of America), Goehrig.
and former editor of Memorial services
the WELCA newsletter, honoring the life of
Living Threads. In the June Ellen Keysor are 4
past, she had been quite p.m. Wednesday, Octo-
involved with Jobs ber 24, at the St. Paul
Daughters. June was Lutheran Church in
an avid reader who en- Reed City with Pastor
joyed playing all types Matthew Deames offici-
of games and doing ating. A time of fellow-
puzzles and had a spe- ship and refreshment
cial place in her heart will follow.
for her dog, Scamp. Memorial contribu-
June is survived by tions may be directed to
her daughter, Suzette Special Olympics or the
Esterline of Paris, Muscular Dystrophy
Michigan; her son, Association.

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Public record
Osceola County ing is scheduled for Nov. 9. him and threatened to call then transported to the
• Dillan Michael the police. Officers advised Osceola County Jail where
Circuit Court Gumpher, 18, of Evart, him that she did not want he was lodged without in-
REED CITY — The fol- pleaded guilty to attempt- him back on the premises. cident.
lowing are arraignments, ed third-degree criminal Monday 10/8/18 Friday 10/12/18
pleas or sentences occur- sexual conduct, person 13- • Officers issued appear- • RCPD officer was re-
ring in 49th Circuit Court 15 for his connection with ance citation to a 59-year- quested to assist as a back-
in Osceola County on the incidents occurring on or old male truck driver for up for the Evart Police
dates of Sept. 28 and Oct. 5: between the dates of Jan. operating on an expired Department with a civil
• Michael Stephen Mor- 30 and May 29 in Evart. commercial plate. standby. While there, offi-
ris, 30, of LeRoy, was sen- Sentencing is scheduled • Officers were dis- cers found three additional
tenced to between 11-41 for Nov. 19. patched to a noise com- subjects at the residence,
months in prison with 293 • Amy Lyn Miscikoski, plaint. Officers arrived two had warrants and one
days credited for guilty 28, of Sears, was sentenced at the area and found no was a parole absconder.
pleas to three counts of to pay $1,029 in fines and sound of music as had Reed City Police Officer as-
uttering and publishing. fees and will be placed on been reported. After speak- sisted with the arrest of a
He also was ordered to pay an MDOC tether for 120 ing with a resident that 22-year-old male subject on
$584 in fines and fees and days after she is released was outside, the man told a probation violation and
$1,219 in restitution. from jail from a different the officer that he had been a 23-year-old female who
• Nathaniel Zechariah case after she pleaded listening to the radio while also had a probation viola-
Ruppert, 30, of Reed City, guilty to a probation viola- cleaning out his vehicle tion along with a Failure
was sentenced to 17 days in tion stemming from a pre- and had recently turned it to Appear Bench warrant.
jail with 17 days credited vious conviction of tam- off when he was done, he Both were transported to
for a guilty plea to larceny pering with an electronic added that he didn’t realize the Osceola County Jail
in a building. He also was monitoring device. The it was too loud. and lodged without inci-
ordered to pay $548 in fines violation occurred when • Officers issued an ap- dent. The Evart officer
and fees and $15 in restitu- she had written contact pearance citation to a finished up with the civil
tion. He also was given 18 with a known felon. 26-year-old female for fail- standby and arrested the
months probation. • Matt Douglas Hesse- ure to transfer/change other male subject and
• Bryan Lee Jock, 37, of link, 36, was sentenced to registration along with no transported him to the
Reed City, was sentenced 287 days in jail with 287 proof of insurance. Osceola County Jail.
to two days in jail with days credited for a guilty • Officers received a • Officers were dis-
two days credited for a plea to a probation viola- complaint regarding a patched to a local residence
guilty plea to a probation tion stemming from a pre- group of juveniles walk- regarding a Larceny. The
violation to previous con- vious conviction of operat- ing around town smoking. complainant reported that
victions of police officer ing while intoxicated third Officer attempted to locate she had returned home
assault, resist or obstruct offense. The violation the juveniles without suc- to find bathroom supplies
and operating while in- occurred when he failed cess. missing along with other
toxicated. The violations to report as instructed, Thursday 10/11/18 items including clothing,
occurred when he failed was with a person who • Officers arrested a jewelry and electronics,
to report as instructed on possessed marijuana, was 17-year-old male on charg- among other things. The
Sept. 5 and Sept. 19. associated with a person es of operating a vehicle woman filed the appropri-
• Natanael Ovidiu Iaco- who violated state law by with No Operators License ate no trespass paperwork
ban, 24, of Northville, was harboring a fugitive and and No Insurance on the on her 35-year-old son and
sentenced to 9 months in associated with two dif- vehicle. He was transport- his girlfriend and request-
jail with 43 days credited ferent people who were ed to the Osceola County ed the officer call and in-
for a guilty plea to a proba- known felons. Jail where he was lodged form them of the no tres-
tion violation stemming • James Michael Rog- without incident and the pass orders.
from a previous conviction ers, 31, of Reed City, was vehicle towed. • While on patrol, a RC
to possession of amphet- sentenced to 93 days in jail • Officers were dis- police officer noticed ga-
amine and Dextroamphet- with 41 days credited for a patched to an apartment rage doors open on a lo-
amine less than 25 grams, guilty plea to domestic vio- complex regarding an as- cal business. The officer
possession of Adderall lence. He also was ordered sault complaint that had searched and found noth-
less than 25 grams and pos- to pay $1,193 in fines and happened the night before. ing out of order and closed
session of marijuana or fees. The 72-year-old female ex- the doors, which locked
synthetic equivalents. He • Dalton James Holt, plained to the officer of automatically. The owner
violated probation when 25, of Cadillac, was sen- a confrontation that took was notified all secured.
he possessed Xanax and tenced to five months in place in the laundry room • Of ficers were dis-
possessed a handgun on jail with 99 days credited with another tenant. She patched to a local resi-
April 17. for a guilty plea to use of a reported that the 59-year- dence and ar rested a
• Cameron Lee Woodard, non-narcotic. He also was old man was upset with her 30-year-old male on a
24, of Reed City, pleaded ordered to pay $904.42 in and had closed the laundry probation violation for
guilty to police officer as- fines and fees. room door, pushing her out alcohol and an additional
sault, resist or obstruct, into the hallway resulting charge of malicious de-
aggravated assault and in a bruise on her arm. struction of property.
domestic violence second
Reed City Weekly Police Videotape confirmed the He was transported to
offense for his connection Report woman’s story. The appro- the Osceola County Jail
with an incident on or Sunday 10/7/18 priate paperwork of the as- where he was lodged with-
about April 26 in Rich- • Officers were dis- sault report was prepared out incident.
mond Township. He also patched to an apartment and submitted to the Pros- Saturday 10/13/18
pleaded guilty to one count regarding a suspicious sit- ecuting Attorney’s Office • Officers came upon an
of maintaining a drug uation. The caller claimed for review. abandoned vehicle that
37 115
house for his connection a man had been at her door • Officers were informed had been in a crash. The
with an incident on or delivering legal papers. by Osceola County Proba- officers were not able to
about Sept. 4, 2017 in Rich- She had filed a complaint tion/Parole Officer of a make contact with the reg-
mond Township. Sentenc- and requested that the man probation violation war- istered owner of the ve-
55 would not come back to the rant on a 31-year-old male. hicle, therefore it was im-
residence. Officers contact- The man was located at pounded. The next day the
ed the process server and his place of employment vehicle had been reported
he told the officer that the where he was then placed stolen. The matter is under
woman was screaming at under arrest. The man was investigation.
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Defensive Back, Basket- What is your favorite
ball- Wing, Baseball- Out- pre-game meal? My fa-
field vorite pre-game meal is
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What is your pre- Reed City’s Brandon Major stiffarms a Newaygo defender.
game ritual? I always What advice would
make sure I fully under- you give younger stu-
stand the game plan, and dents starting out in
then I relax. To me, the sports? I would tell
Elite Eight: Reed City wins 8th straight league title
key is to remain focused, them to enjoy every mo-
while not over-hyping ment. It’s not always go- By Marc Vieau these kids,” Reed City Jones-Price. And while passes for 98 yards and a
yourself to the point ing to be easy, but there staff writer coach Monty Price said. they slowed Jones-Price TD while Anthony Pelton
where your nerves con- are worse things in life “No team since the incep- down a little bit, the Coy- caught two passes for 43
trol you. than practice. The older REED CITY — Still a per- tion of the league (in the otes had other backs step yards. Cody W. Kailing
you get, the more you fect season. late 1980s) had won eight up. also caught one pass for 10
What is your fondest learn to enjoy the grind. Still in line to host a cou- straight. “I thought Newaygo did a yards.
memory participat- ple of playoff games. “Shepherd had won good job of game-planning Connor Agan led the
ing in sports in high Who is your role Making a little history to seven straight titles at one to stop Phillip,” Price said. way on the ground with
school? Nearly hitting model and why? My boot. time. We beat that record, “They didn’t stop him but 134 yards and three TDs
a homerun last baseball role models are my par- All in all, it was a big so it was a pretty cool deal.” they certainly contained on eight carries while
season in McBain. It was ents. They’ve taught night for Reed City as it Despite the lopsided him. We had some other Jones-Price had 125 yards
really cool to look into me how to be respectful beat Newaygo 50-7 in a score, a couple of key kids step up, though, and and two TDs on 21 carries.
the dugout and see all simply by how they treat CSAA Gold Division foot- things came out of Friday’s pick up the slack.” Price had 119 yards and a
of my teammates going other people. ball contest Friday. win. Reed City took a page TD on four carries.
crazy. The win secures the First, the Coyotes held a from Newaygo’s playbook, Cody S. Kailing led the
What are your plans eighth straight league pass-heavy Newaygo team too, and aired it out a bit defense with 10 tackles
What is your favorite after high school? crown for the Coyotes who to just 165 yards of offense, more than usual. Senior while Mason Bush record-
class and why? My fa- I plan to attend Central move to 8-0 overall with all through the air. quarterback Jackson Price ed seven. Cody W. Kailing
vorite class was Biology. I Michigan University to one regular season game Second, the Lions were was 5 of 14 passing for 151 also picked off a pass.
really enjoyed the subject study broadcasting or remaining. clearly keying on Reed City yards and a touchdown. Reed City hosts Pine
and had a great relation- sports management. “I am proud to coach standout tailback Phillip Brandon Major caught two River on Friday.

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