The Rotary Club of Houghton recently donated $1,015 to purchase a protective vest for the new K-9 officer "Kato". Sheriff Stern noted that Kato, a 2-year old German Sheppard from Slovakia is the second K-9 for the county (along with Ghost who already has a vest). The new vest is similar to the vest that K-9 officer Ghost has and is bullet & stab resistant. The two dogs make it possible for a K-9 to be on duty at all times. Pictured is 2016-2017 Rotary President Jim VanSice and Sheriff Ed Stern.