April 1, 1921

Carl H. Peterson, whose resignation as metropolis engineer took impact this morning, has accepted a place as metropolis supervisor of Mount Nice at a wage of $3,600 a yr. He was serving right here for $2,100 a yr. Mr. Peterson, who had meant to enter enterprise right here for himself as an expert engineer, already has a lot personal work lined up right here that he will be unable to maneuver to Mount Nice completely earlier than Might 1, however will spend a day or two every week at his new duties till he can clear up his affairs right here. The provide got here unexpectedly to Mr. Peterson. Mount Nice officers had 15 purposes for the place and he had not utilized however was despatched for by the Isabella County municipality when it turned identified that he had resigned his place right here. Mr. Peterson determined to just accept the place when it was made potential for him to care for his work earlier than assuming full cost. Mount Nice has an formidable program of public enhancements which the native man will administer together with a $110,000 sewer bond concern, half a mile of brick paving, half a mile of concrete streets and a big extension to the water division. Mr. Peterson, a graduate of M.A.C. has spent virtually his total life in Cadillac and he and his household have a lot of pals who want them nicely of their house to be.

April 1, 1971

A particular assembly of the Wexford County Board of Commissioners will probably be held at 7 p.m. Thursday within the courthouse to debate the county’s ambulance dilemma. Chairman James Gibson mentioned the county will one way or the other go into the ambulance enterprise by the April 15 deadline established by county funeral administrators. “We’re not going to be shoved in a nook,” he asserted, explaining that two used ambulances have been made out there, one from Yearnd Funeral Residence in Cadillac and one from Bostick Funeral Chapel in Manton. “And I do know we will get a station wagon fastened up in three days,” he added. The county was given 20 days to ascertain ambulance service when an announcement was made by funeral administrators March 26 to the information media. The price of offering ambulance service, the time concerned, stricter rules and the opportunity of lawsuits are among the causes funeral administrators have given for eager to get out of the ambulance enterprise. Gibson mentioned he’s leaning towards a “skeleton group and on-call volunteers” for Wexford County ambulance service. In the meantime, Louis Fivenson, American Pink Cross security teacher, recommended at present in a ready assertion {that a} “full volunteer unit” be created. “Six municipal workers can not present sufficient service,” he mentioned, “as that might be solely two males or one unit out there in any eight-hour interval. Additionally, 15 volunteers can not present sufficient service. Forty could be a pleasant quantity to begin with and about 140 may present good service on a countywide foundation.” Fivenson proposed “a volunteer squad to offer ambulance-type transportation and to have to start with a lightweight rescue functionality … There are a large number of particular methods a squad can function,” Fivenson mentioned, “and till we name a gathering and decide the variety of individuals who will take part, it’s troublesome to ascertain any tips. In any case, quick service should be offered by presently educated individuals as it is going to require roughly 13 weeks to adequately practice new personnel.” Gibson indicated {that a} “skeleton group” would come with each common and volunteer ambulance attendants and drivers.

April 1, 1996

The Saginaw crowd of greater than 400 ready to listen to Miss America Heather Whitestone communicate wasn’t the most important Holly Miles ever appeared earlier than. However it included the most important hearing-impaired viewers the Cadillac girl had ever signed for — about 85 of them. It was an indication of how far Miles has come that she was requested to signal for essentially the most well-known hearing-impaired particular person within the nation. Miles realized the visible language as a toddler, as a result of each of her dad and mom had been listening to impaired. She started deciphering about 10 years in the past and nonetheless indicators for group companies on the Cadillac Meeting of God Church. She additionally conducts seminars and interprets for hearing-impaired folks throughout Northern Michigan, in docs’ places of work, school rooms or wherever her companies are wanted. A Saginaw interpreter referral service aware of her work really useful hiring her to interpret for Miss America’s look. Miles mentioned it was inspiring to satisfy Whitestone, who proved to be very personable and delicate. Whitestone additionally speaks from expertise about working exhausting to achieve your desires, she mentioned. Whitestone rehearsed three hours a day for 2 years to study the dance she carried out within the Miss America expertise competitors.