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Flat Pennies donates books to sheriff's department

Jim and Lorna Ross, owners of Flat Pennies Ice Cream in Bay City, along with Pierce County Sheriff Nancy Hove, each holding a copy of "Climb Aboard," a book based on the Ross' experiences in opening the ice cream shop. The Ross' gave copies of the book to go in sheriff's department patrol cars to be used in crisis situations.

Jim Ross explained that, when the book "Climb Aboard" was first published last March, it caught the attention of one person in particular.

"I was having discussions with the (Pierce County) Sheriff (Nancy Hove) and she felt it would be a good book to have in their squad cars," said Ross, owner of Flat Pennies Ice Cream in Bay City whose personal story was the inspiration for Climb Aboard (the book was written by local resident Susan Huppert).

Hove explained each squad car has a series of books used to comfort children in adverse, unfortunate situations.

Further discussions ensued and, on Friday, Hove's wish became official as Ross and wife Lorna donated copies so a book will end up in all of the sheriff's department patrol cars.

"I felt that the book should be in the mix," Hove said.

For more please read the Sept. 30 print version of the Herald.

Jason Schulte

Jason Schulte is a reporter for the New Richmond News since February 2015. Prior to that he spent eight years at the Pierce County Herald in Ellsworth. His duties with the News will include covering news out of Hammond and Roberts along with action from St. Croix County court system. He lives in Roberts. 

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