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Crandon couple buys city's shuttered nursing home, doing renovation workSubmitted: 01/17/2018
Ben Meyer
Ben Meyer
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bmeyer@wjfw.com

Crandon couple buys city's shuttered nursing home, doing renovation work
CRANDON - A new local owner could reopen Crandon's shuttered nursing home facility.

Peg and Jim Houle officially bought the former AGI Healthcare facility, which announced its closing last April. All 37 residents were moved by May.

The Houles replace Milwaukee-area lawyer Robert Roth, who shut down the nursing home when it was no longer profitable.

The Forest County Economic Development Partnership helped coordinate the sale to the Houles.


"People here take great pride in their county, in their city. You're always more vested if you're local ownership," said Forest County Economic Development Partnership Executive Director Mark Ferris.

The buildings won't reopen as a nursing home, but they could potentially offer some housing for seniors.

But they could potentially offer some housing for seniors.

"Where we end up is a bit of an unknown right now. This is a very, very significant investment by the Houles. There's much to be done," Ferris said. "We have the demographics that certainly require that type of facility in assisted living-slash-independent living facility. There's no question."

Contractors have started working on the buildings already. There's no timeline on how long work will take.

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