Caro Michigan

Splash pad makes a super-soaked debut

Splash pad makes a super-soaked debut

By Tom Gilchrist | Reporter
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It rained buckets – actually, from a bucket containing hundreds of gallons of water – on squealing children in Caro on Monday night.
Many of the kids getting wet at the grand opening of the Aqua Zone, a $320,000 splash pad off Park Drive, yelled their approval.
A drenched Luke Stephens, 4, of Caro, the first child to run onto the Aqua Zone’s concrete pad and soak up some fun, “came up to me and said ‘I love it! I love it!’” said Heidi Stephens, 39, Luke’s mom.

Shifting Perspectives: SCMCCI-Putman dispute still unresolved, but commissioners find fault with both parties

Shifting Perspectives: SCMCCI-Putman dispute still unresolved, but commissioners find fault with both parties

By Mark Haney | Reporter
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The dispute between South Central Michigan Construction Code Inspections and Putman Development remains unsettled, but the attitude of the Tuscola County Board of Commissioners has shifted in the two weeks since William E. Putman II appeared at the commissioners’ meeting room in the H.H. Purdy Building in Caro.
At stake is the fate of a 42,000-square-foot, $7 million new medical center on five acres of land at 1800 W. Caro Road, just west of Caro.
While work on that building has been going on since November, SCMCCI has yet to issue the Putmans a building permit. Instead, the building codes office has filed two stop-work orders against the development.