April 2, 1921

Mrs. J.M. Southwick, village president defeated for reelection on March 14 after serving two phrases, has given out an announcement on the tangled affairs of this village which throws most attention-grabbing mild on the native controversy first aired within the Cadillac Night Information on Wednesday. Mrs. Southwick and her Minority Occasion faction resent the declare of the Majority Occasion that the outdated council is clinging to its places of work and maintains that it will probably’t legally do anything till the brand new officers correctly qualify in response to state regulation. No certificates of election has been introduced by the election board and subsequently the officers chosen final month cannot take workplace, Mrs. Southwick says. She says she defeated John Evans, the victor, this 12 months on two earlier events however bored with governing the municipality and did not make an actual combat this time. “We’d have been content material to let the opposite fellow take cost if they’d been white about it,” she says, “however they went to extremes. The morning of election they threw out the election board I had appointed and put in one other one. That was all proper, legally, as a result of I did not have the authority to nominate them, the attorneys say, though this was the customized right here for years. But when the opposite fellows can insist on high-quality authorized factors, so can we. And we do. We will not affirm the brand new officers till we get correct data of their election.”

April 2, 1971

A call on Wexford County’s ambulance dilemma ought to come Tuesday in a particular assembly of the Wexford County Commissioners. That assembly is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. within the courthouse. The county should set up ambulance service by April 15, the date on which county funeral administrators have mentioned they are going to exit of the ambulance enterprise. In the meantime, contrasting ambulance providers in Osceola and Missaukee counties introduced favorable feedback immediately. Osceola County makes use of a non-public service. Osceola County Ambulance Service, operated by Lonnie Deur, is beneath a two-year contract. The service this 12 months will value the county $38,000. It should enhance to $39,140 subsequent 12 months, County Clerk Carl Wyman mentioned. Charges are saved by the ambulance service, he added. Wyman known as Deur “actual dependable” and mentioned he “very seldom” hears a criticism about ambulance service. Two ambulances, every manned by a driver and attendant, are supplied. Every ambulance can carry 4 sufferers. One ambulance relies in Reed Metropolis, the opposite in Marion. Deur mentioned he had been following Wexford County’s state of affairs and mentioned he can be glad to supply options. “I would be capable of give a number of constructive concepts,” he mentioned, including that he plans to speak with Wexford officers. Deur mentioned two males — a driver and attendant — must be used on ambulance calls. He added that “volunteer businesses might be good … all of it is determined by how they’re run, however there’s nothing pretty much as good as a full-time ambulance service manned by skilled assist.” In Missaukee County, Clerk Don Molitor mentioned $12,000 is budgeted for ambulance service supplied by the Sheriff’s Division. The county has two ambulances, that are pushed by deputy sheriffs on police patrol. The service began in July, 1970. Station wagon-type patrol car-ambulances are used beneath the steerage of Deputy Sheriff Gorman Barton, who mentioned the system was working “actual good.” Financially, the service is forward of the sport. Barton mentioned “about $5,000” has already been taken in for providers rendered. “There’s been no drawback with collections,” he mentioned. The service additionally consists of transporting sufferers from hospital to hospital, he mentioned.

April 2, 1996

An indoor golf simulation might nonetheless come to Cadillac by subsequent winter, although the builders’ rezoning request was turned down for now by the Metropolis Council. The council tabled a rezoning request for two.7 acres reverse the South Shore Resort Motel, from R-1 residential to TS-1 Vacationer Service. The proposal by motel homeowners Judi and Tim Simonis consists of 4 indoor “full swing golf” simulators. The digital golf ranges enable golfers to drive balls into 10-foot screens, then a laser measures the elevation, angle and velocity of the drive and exhibits the place it will land on a simulated golf course. Council members talked about the identical considerations because the planning board when it advisable turning down the rezoning request: that alcohol may very well be served at a proposed neighborhood corridor that will be rented to teams, and that rezoning would enable future homeowners to construct undesirable companies comparable to bars and gasoline stations. Simonis is ready for the Zoning Board of Appeals to behave on his request for a use variance at its April 18 assembly. He mentioned we want to go forward with the rezoning even when his request is granted, which isn’t assured, in order that the long run use can be assured. Tim Simonis mentioned Cadillac Police informed him they haven’t had issues with different neighborhood halls within the metropolis the place alcohol could also be served. “We do not need a liquor license, we’re a household oriented enterprise,” he mentioned. Council member Jay Thiebaut mentioned he agreed the proposal was applicable for the realm alongside Sunnyside Drive. “The issue is, as soon as it is rezoned we lose management over what occurs there,” he mentioned. The planning board will take into account a change in TS-1 zoning that may enable solely eating places, motels and places of work, mentioned metropolis constructing and zoning inspector John Saari. The Simonises’ might then apply for a particular use allow for his or her mission. The TS-1 zoning change requires public hearings by the planning board and metropolis council and can take at the very least two months, Saari mentioned. Simonis mentioned a two-month wait would imply development couldn’t be accomplished this 12 months. The enterprise then could not open till the winter of 1997, as a result of indoor golf is a winter-time exercise, he mentioned.