Ben Meyer

Pledge Drive Volunteer

A local couple plans to renovate Crandon’s shuttered nursing home after buying it last week.

Peg and Jim Houle bought the former AGI Healthcare in Crandon, which announced its closing last April.

Thirty-seven residents needed to find new homes, and 60 workers needed new jobs after the closure.

Forest County Economic Development Partnership Executive Director Mark Ferris helped coordinate the sale: “We have the demographics that  certainly require that type of facility in assisted living-slash-independent living facility.  There’s no question.”