QUOTES OF THE WEEK

“It’s always a struggle in a small, rural community to raise that kind of money, but I think there are some passionate people (in the county). This is a facility that we hope everyone in Mecosta County will take pride in.”

— Dawn Dempsey, Animal Rescue Coalition fundraising chair, on the new 3,300-square-foot animal shelter that is expected to be completed by Aug. 20.

 

“That evidenciary ruling hurt our case so bad that Mr. Therman was better off to avoid incarceration.”

— Dan O’Neil, attorney for Thomas Therman, who accepted a plea agreement in pleading no contest to one count of welfare fraud. Therman was accused of concealing his and his wife’s assets in order to collect government assistance in the form of food benefits, State Emergency Relief and Medicare/Medicaid.

 

“I’m going to be busy getting stuff under control until the change over in November. Things will go forward. … I’m here way too much, and I’m going to see what it’s like to have a little freedom (after I leave office).”

— Maxine McClelland, Big Rapids Township supervisor, who was defeated in GOP primary by local businessman Bill Stanek. McClelland has been the township’s supervisor since 1980.

 

“It’s obviously exciting to be out here again and be with the guys. The weather’s been unbelievable all summer and when we get out here it rains on us — just like the first spring ball practice. But it’s an exciting time — practices are obviously fast-paced, but they were competing hard and it was very enthusiastic.”

— Ferris State first-year football coach Tony Annese on the Bulldogs’ first practice of the fall on Thursday. The Bulldogs began preparation for their season opener on Aug. 30 at the University of St. Francis in Joliet, Ill this week.

 

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