April 6, 1921

Frank Kline, of Traverse Metropolis, got here by means of Cadillac on the fee of 35 miles an hour. Frank did not go on. He paid a wonderful of $5 and $3 prices for his reckless demonstration of the pace of a Ford. He requested for a receipt from the choose however was informed his liberty was enough proof of fee. Phil Lamonde was launched from custody at present on $300 money bail till tomorrow morning pending the investigation of an altercation on Lake and North streets Sunday night. Leonard Fiske, one other combatant, may also seem in court docket tomorrow. Each these younger males pleaded responsible to disorderly conduct. Steve Kulinsky was deeply incensed as a result of the police got here to his house on Sixth Road and informed him he was needed for promoting a gallon of moonshine. The liquor was one of the best “moon” produced in these components for a lot of a 12 months, say those that sampled the proof. Steve waived examination and was certain over to Circuit Court docket.

April 6, 1971

A 16-member “strictly emergency” rescue unit offers ambulance service within the Mesick space. Every member has accomplished customary and superior first assist programs and cardio-pulmonary necessities, Rev. Pierce, captain of the Mesick Rescue Squad, stated. Three of the 16 members are ladies. Ten of the attendants are members of the hearth division and are thus on the “scorching line” phone system which rings in every of the properties. The primary particular person to the ambulance is usually Pierce, who’s pastor of the United Methodist Church. He lives a few block from the hearth division, which homes two hearse-type ambulances. One of many ambulances was offered by the county, the opposite by King Funeral Dwelling. Two attendants reply each emergency. Typically one particular person goes within the ambulance and the second particular person meets the ambulance on the scene. The attendants are paid $5 apiece for every emergency they deal with. After 18 weeks of emergency coaching, volunteer ambulance service started in Mesick in August 1970. The preliminary service was offered by the hearth division, which is headed by Fireplace Chief Walter Edwards Jr. Each ambulances are “totally geared up” for emergencies, Pierce stated. The county-provided ambulance is on the Wexford County Sheriff’s Division radio hookup. The opposite ambulance, which remains to be owned by King Funeral Chapel, doesn’t have two-way radio. Peirce stated the Rescue Squad pays the insurance coverage prices for the ambulance however King nonetheless has use of it if the funeral house has a funeral within the Mesick space. No village funds are utilized in working the Rescue Squad, Pierce stated, though he defined that payments are “paid by means of the village treasurer. We repay (the village) as collections (for ambulance service) are available.” The village is “serving to till now we have sufficient funds to be self-supporting,” Pierce added. Price of the ambulance service is $20 per affected person plus $1 per mile per affected person from the emergency scene to the hospital, Pierce stated, including that working the ambulance service is dear. Insurance coverage alone prices over $500 per 12 months, he stated. About one emergency every week has been dealt with by the Rescue Squad till not too long ago. “We have not had a name for a few month, however our emotions usually are not damage,” Pierce stated. The attendants carry first assist kits of their automobiles, at all times ready for emergencies. The 2 ambulances have resuscitators and numerous emergency gear and every will deal with two “lie down” sufferers. Most ambulance runs are made to Traverse Metropolis or Cadillac, relying on which is closest to the emergency scene.

April 6, 1996

Parts of Lake Road and Wright Road are prone to see badly wanted repaving this summer season, metropolis officers stated. State and federal grants that can fund many of the prices are as sure as they are often till the funds really arrive, stated metropolis supervisor Pete Stalker. Lake Road shall be paved between Chapin and Haynes Road. Wright Road shall be paved from Farrar to Leeson with the assistance of grants, and on to Seneca with particular assessments on adjoining landowners. The Cadillac Metropolis Council on Monday permitted a contract with the Michigan Division of Transportation wanted to obtain $240,000 from the state Transportation Financial Improvement Fund. That may go towards the $325,000 Wright Road paving. The town will choose up the remaining $75,000. One other $180,000 in federal funds and $63,000 from the town pays for the Lake Road paving. Utilities may also be up to date alongside each streets, at a further value.