Business growth on Tittabawassee Road ‘a great sign for the region’

KOCHVILLE TWP, MI — Changes are coming to Kochville Township’s Tittabawassee Road corridor as businesses invest in and redevelop commercial properties stretching from Kokomo’s Family Fun Center to the shuttered Gander Mountain store.

“That’s a great sign for the region as a whole,” said Kochville Township Manager Steve King, noting that the Tittabawassee Road corridor is one of the area’s busiest. “It’s important that people see those obvious investments in the community. It helps drive other people to want to invest in their properties as well.”

In the last year, companies have invested in the township’s three largest formerly empty storefronts: Art Van, now Gardner White; former Gander Mountain, soon-to-be Planet Fitness; and Toys R Us, soon-to-be Value City Furniture’s Designer Looks.

Together, these three properties represent approximately 160,000 square feet of retail space in Kochville Township that’s “all now being reinvested in and occupied by great, stable, apparently growing

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Maryland Auction House Condemned for $1.1m Hitler’s Gold Watch Sale

  • A Maryland auction house has told Adolf Hitler’s watch for $1.1 million.
  • An open letter from 34 Jewish leaders said the auction, which included other Nazi memorabilia, is an “indictment to society.”
  • They said the auction overrides the “memory, suffering and pain … for financial gain.”

A gold watch given to Adolf Hitler has sold for $1.1million at a Maryland auction house.

Details on the auction house website state that the watch also features two dates, April 20, 1889, Hitler’s birthday, and the second date, January 30, 1933, being the day the genocidal dictator became Chancellor of Germany.

Jewish leaders wrote an open letter condemning Alexander Historical Auction House for the sale of the watch as the star lot in a large sale of Nazi memorabilia. It features a swastika, a Nazi eagle emblem (known as the reichstadler), and the initials AH.

According to the catalog

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Mega Millions drawing: Illinois Speedway gas station that sold winning ticket in line for big commission

The Illinois Speedway location where the winning Mega Millions lottery ticket was sold stands to benefit from the sale.

A ticket-holder in the state clinched the $1,337 billion Mega Millions jackpot there Friday night.

An employee at the Speedway gas station on East Touhy Avenue in Des Plaines, Illinois, confirmed to FOX Business Saturday the business had gotten the call about the winning ticket from the Illinois Lottery.

“So, obviously it’s a shock, but I’m happy that somebody from Illinois was able to win it,” the employee said.


According to the Illinois Lottery, businesses receive a 1% commission on jackpot and top prize drawings and scratch games up to $500,000.

Speedway in Des Plaines, Illinois, where Mega Millions winning ticket was sold

A Mega Millions jackpot winning ticket was purchased at a Speedway location in Des Plaines, Ill., Friday, July 29, 2022. (Google Street View /

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