Downtown work clears way for green space


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When John Nolting decided to run for a Brownstown council seat in 2011, one of his hopes was, if elected, to help improve the looks of the downtown area.

That goal has started taking shape in recent days as demolition of two buildings of a former feed mill in the 100 block of East Walnut Street has begun.

Nolting, who became council president after he was elected, said he’s just “tickled to death” that the two-year project to purchase and tear down the buildings is underway.

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