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Council approves $60,000 UDAG loan for Family Martial Arts Center
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The Boscobel Common Council approved a $60,000, 20-year UDAG loan for the new Family Martial Arts & Wellness Center when it met Monday night. Owner Ray Saint hopes to begin construction later this year behind the former Brindley Motors building on Highway 61 at Madison Street.

“It’s the perfect spot, really, close to the park and the high school,” Saint said of the proposed $300,000, 4,800-square-foot structure. “It’s going to be a beautiful building.”

Saint said the facility will provide a safe and healthy after-school alternative for students, as well as adult and senior programming.

“It’s kind of a healthy alternative to typical after-school programs,” he said. “This is probably the biggest undertaking I’ve ever been involved with. It’s just offering people in the community more to do.”

In addition to after-school karate classes, Saint is also looking at senior wellness programs and noon aerobics for adults....

For the complete article, please see the Oct. 6, 2016 issue of the Boscobel Dial.