April 8, 1921

The Board of County Canvassers at the moment discovered the lacking election books from the six townships which did not ship within the correct ones to Felix Flynn; county clerk, and the ultimate figures on the county bonus are: the soldier bonus carried Wexford County by 811 votes. The townships put it over by 110 votes, the totals exterior Cadillac being 930 to 820. Town totals of 1,118 to 417 made the county totals 2,048 and 1,237. Of the three precincts lacking yesterday, Hanover carried the bonus by 33 to 24, Antioch put it over by 90 to 70 however Slagle smashed it, 57 to 49. Eight of the townships went for the bonus and eight in opposition to it. As Boon has two precincts which favored it, greater than half the county precincts favored the bonus, as did each Cadillac ward. In South Department Township, the one from which native returns had been lacking beforehand, the canvassers discovered that F.C. Henderson was the brand new supervisor. Sherman Mort is clerk and former Supervisor Andrew Wright is treasurer. This makes 4 new members of the approaching board, 4 veterans who had been unopposed, eight former members who gained in contests and the identical metropolis members who will convene subsequent Tuesday and arrange a brand new board.

April 8, 1971

The 620-plus employees at Evart Merchandise Co. in Evart can breathe a little bit simpler now. Each provider strikes which threatened the operation of creating plastic components for American Motors Corp. have been settled. Evart Merchandise had been concerned in a two-week layoff in March attributable to a strike on the Budd Co. in Indiana. That firm provides automotive underbodies to AMC. AMC vegetation in Milwaukee and Kenosha, Wisconsin, had been additionally concerned within the cutbacks. Simply because the Budd Co. settled, the Hays-Albion plant in Albion went on strike. That firm manufactures transmission housings for AMC. Whereas the settlement of the Hays-Albion strike was nonetheless pending, employees at Evart Merchandise had been referred to as again to work, however with no assurance for a way lengthy. Tuesday, employees at Hays-Albion ratified an settlement, it was reported. An Evart plant spokesman stated the 620 employees who had been concerned within the two-week layoff because of the Budd strike had all returned to work by Monday “plus a couple of others” who had been laid-off earlier than the March layoff. These employees can now take a little bit deeper breath.

April 8, 1996

Postal inspectors are investigating the theft of a “substantial quantity” of mail from rural mailboxes in Missaukee County. U.S. Postal Inspector Edward Meyle stated investigators do have leads they hope will lead to an arrest or arrests for the federal crime. “We now have a whole lot of sources,” Meyle stated. “I am optimistic.” U.S. mail was stolen from greater than 70 particular person rural mailboxes between March 24 and March 29 in Missaukee and Grand Traverse counties. The vast majority of thefts occurred close to Lake Metropolis and McBain, Meyle stated. Remnants of the stolen mail had been recovered March 30 on Falmouth Street close to McBain. Many of the mail was categorised top notch and consisted of each delivered and outgoing mail, Meyle stated. “Folks aren’t often conscious they are a sufferer till they hear from us,” he stated. That was the case on this occasion, Meyle stated. A “substantial quantity” of mail was discovered strewn alongside Falmouth Street by a passerby and turned over to the State Police in Cadillac. Troopers contacted the Traverse Metropolis publish workplace, which serves as the primary clearinghouse within the space. The recovered mail is being held as proof. “Mail thieves usually are in search of bank cards, money — issues they’ll achieve from financially,” Meyle stated. That is why mail theft is extra prevalent in rural areas, he stated. Mail being delivered is tough to guard as a result of it usually stays in a buyer’s mailbox for lengthy intervals of time. Neighbors must be requested to be on the alert for suspicious exercise and to report it to native regulation enforcement officers. “We’re very sturdy advocates of rural postal clients depositing their mail on the publish workplace or in a blue assortment field,” Meyle stated. “Sticking your mail within the field and placing up the crimson flag is an indication to a would-be thief — ‘right here, come get me.'” Different precautions embrace having a neighbor gather mail every day or have it held on the publish workplace whereas vacationing.