April 5, 1921

The Cadillac Retail Grocers and Retailers Affiliation held a gathering within the Chamber of Commerce workplace to debate closing the shops on the Thursday afternoon of the approaching Auto Present. It was determined that out of courtesy to the auto sellers the shops would stay open to accommodate the guests to Cadillac on that day and to make the enterprise part of town extra fascinating. “The grocers don’t anticipate any enormously elevated quantity of enterprise through the vehicle present,‘ stated J.M. Bothwell, secretary of the retailers group, “but it surely was believed that to shut on the primary day of the present wouldn’t be honest to the opposite retailers who want to make the streets look as engaging as potential nor to the auto sellers who’re spending their time and cash to deliver crowds to Cadillac.‘

April 5, 1971

Though some members of the Wexford County Selective Service Board have expressed sturdy emotions on the courtroom martial conviction of Lt. William Calley Jr. within the homicide of Vietnamese civilians at My Lai, they’ve made no choice to give up their positions like two draft boards in different Michigan counties have accomplished. The report of resignations of members of draft boards in Huron and Clinton counties added to quite a few different incidents throughout the nation, that are leading to a brand new type of protest. “I’m in full settlement with the president’s transfer,‘ stated Everett Stenman, one in every of 5 members of the Wexford County Board. “I really feel there are extra folks responsible than Calley himself, significantly within the higher echelon,‘ Stenman stated. Quentin Shine, one other board member, stated, “I believe the president did precisely the best factor. I might have been somewhat upset if it hadn’t ended this fashion. I didn’t agree with the courtroom martial choice,‘ he stated. Hale Dickerson, one other member, unhappy “no remark‘ on the problem, and no feedback have been accessible from William Baker of Mesick who’s in Florida or from Robert Moore of Cadillac. With solely two statements from the board, a basic consensus of opinion of the board couldn’t be drawn. Stenman, nonetheless, stated he didn’t suppose any of the members of the Wexford Board had thought-about resigning, however he added he was not a spokesman for the group. “Certain, it displays on the service, however we nonetheless have a job to do,‘ Stenman concluded. In the meantime, in Washington, President Richard M. Nixon’s Western Union Telegraph machine was operating behind on 1000’s of telegrams despatched by residents regarding Calley. Experiences indicated the telegrams and letters the president is receiving have been about 100 to at least one in favor of Calley.

April 5, 1996

Bryce Alger says he’s “on the finish of his rope‘ with impolite snowmobilers trekking throughout his property. Alger instructed the Wexford County board Wednesday a couple of confrontation with a snowmobile who knocked him to the bottom when he refused to permit the sled driver to cross his property. “We’d like vacationer {dollars} and we’d like it unhealthy however there’s a Structure — each federal and state — to guard property house owners,‘ he stated. “And we’re not doing it. We’re not giving sufficient to the sheriff to do it. You’ve obtained a state downside however you’ve obtained an area downside too.‘ Alger and three different property house owners in closely traveled areas urged the board to determine a county job drive to hunt options. The board unanimously obliged. The duty drive will decide speeds and hours of operation alongside sure county roads. It additionally will attempt to decide different routes to path heads to keep away from security hazards and trespassing issues. The duty drive consists of residents of closely touring areas, board members and representatives from the Division of Pure Assets, U.S. Forest Service, snowmobile recreation companies, Cadillac Guests Bureau, Wexford County Street Fee and Cadillac Winter Promotions. The duty drive will concentrate on roads equivalent to South Lake Mitchell Drive, generally often known as Pole Street, in addition to 35 and 46 roads. Alger calls these areas “suicide roads‘ within the winter as packs of snowmobiles head off to trails. The county is taking motion to take care of the issue domestically. A full-time officer was assigned to snowmobile patrol this winter and patrol automobiles have been incessantly assigned to closely traveled roads. However Sheriff Gary Finstrom stated the county can solely achieve this a lot till there’s a change in state legislation.