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Michigan city gets new library thanks to couple

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HEMLOCK, MI (AP) -

A city in central Michigan is getting a new $2.8 million library thanks to an unexpected donation from a couple's estate.
   BillieJo Bluemer is the director of Rauchholz Memorial Library, Hemlock's 75-year-old library. Bluemer said that James and Mary Jean Foye left the library 40 percent of their estate, amounting to a little over $923,000.
   She said the couple frequently visited the library and wanted the estate to be used to build and maintain a new facility.
   The library has so far raised more than $1.4 million in donations. The Morley Foundation of Saginaw recently donated $10,000 to the new building capitol campaign, which helps the library reach the goal of $2.8 million.
   Bluemer says a finishing touch of the new facility will be a tribute to the Foyes.

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