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By Garth Meyer
Gazette Reporter 

Plan to take top off Tekoa building underway


January 10, 2019

Feb. 2017 Gazette photo of building after initial collapse.

A new owner and a new plan is underway for the site of a roof cave-in at the former Cohn Motor Company's red brick building in Tekoa.

Eric Bretz last fall took over as owner from Keith Andersson, after Andersson signed a quit claim to the building on the corner of Main and Crosby Street.

Bretz told the Tekoa City Council Dec. 17 of his plan to repair and refurbish the building for future use.

The first order of business will be to make the building safe. Tekoa Building Inspector Steve Haxton has deemed that will require taking off the top floor of the building.

"That would suffice if they...

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