THE SHIAWASSEE COUNTY SHERIFF’S Office in Corunna has undergone a number of cosmetic exterior improvements over the previous two months, thanks to the organization of Sheriff Brian BeGole, Undersheriff Robert “Butch” Brancheau, Crooked Tree’s Eddie Louch, the county work crew, the Crooked Tree crew, and volunteers. Many people will recall the austere gray façade with the enormous boxed shrubs near the front entrance of the facility that is tucked behind the southeast corner of the county courthouse on McArthur Street. As the primary correctional facility in the region, the current office was built in 1963, though it has been expanded a few times, and is in need of modernization on both the inside and outside. Thanks to the effort of the aforementioned individuals, much of the exterior work has been achieved.
Standing in front of the building on the morning of Wednesday, Sept. 27 is Sheriff BeGole and Eddie Louch. Louch humbly donated the landscaping, his creative talent, and his work crew toward this project. Both gentlemen shared that the plants, edging, and mulch chosen were decided upon with ease of maintenance, security, and appearance in mind. Black mulch accents the black window grills, while the sandstone exterior paint blends with the color of the historic courthouse.
BeGole stated that he hopes the project will offer a “renewed sense of community” to the area. He shared that people from within the neighborhood have already openly expressed gratitude for the improvements. “It shows our new sense of pride we have serving the citizens of Shiawassee County,” he said.
(Independent Photo/Karen Mead-Elford)