March 1, 1931

J.J. Bourgeois, who conducts a retailer on Lynn Road, was visited by a lone holdup man, who went into his retailer Saturday night and pointed a gun at Mr. Bourgeois, telling him to carry up his fingers. The person had a handkerchief over his face. Mr. Bourgeois went behind the counter and instructed the person to depart. The police had been known as however no hint of the person could possibly be discovered. He was described by Mr. Bourgeois as being a brief and stocky man.

March 1, 1971

No earlier rehearsal had been held for the drama which unfolded within the native space Saturday evening however each member of the forged performed his and her half like a veteran. “Villain‘ within the spontaneous manufacturing was “Previous Man Winter‘ as he pushed a blizzard into the realm, clogging roadways, reducing visibility to subsequent to nothing and stranding at the least 600 individuals in Cadillac. “Heroes‘ had been native individuals who pitched in to assist in securing emergency gear, working relays to produce meals, rescuing stranded motorists each with wrecker gear and by way of snowmobile to get individuals to shelter and securing bedding. “Victims,‘ though there have been no critical casualties, had been individuals who simply couldn’t buck the storm to get to their very own properties or weekend locations. Emergency sleeping lodging had been hurriedly made accessible within the U.S. Naval Reserve Coaching Middle the place 350 individuals stayed, Cadillac Junior and Senior Excessive Faculties, the American Legion Corridor, the Platters and an unknown variety of native properties. Cadillac Snow Trackers Snowmobile Membership members got here in for a great deal of reward for his or her half in relaying meals and in rescue runs for numerous causes. A trio of chartered buses from Royal Oak, carrying about 115 younger skiers, slowed down east of Cadillac on M-55 and the whole group spent the evening within the Naval Reserve Middle. One of many buses was broken in a collision and a second misplaced its oil pan due to snow drag. Mrs. E.S. Fawcett, president of the American Legion Auxiliary, opened up the American Legion Hal and made scorching soup for her 50 “friends.‘ Individuals utilizing this facility, for essentially the most half, furnished their very own sleeping baggage and bedding. Sunday morning, most church buildings within the space canceled companies and as we speak, colleges all through the realm had been closed. One manufacturing plant in Cadillac, Goss Canvas Merchandise, didn’t name in staff as we speak due to the climate and Brooks and Perkins, Inc., plant had no warmth so it remained closed.

March 1, 1996

A distraction to a bus driver is being blamed for a Pine River college bus crash that left one pupil injured. The bus was northbound on Raymond Highway simply south of three Mile Highway in Lake County at about 3:10 p.m. Thursday. The bus left the street, sliding about 30 ft alongside the ditch earlier than stopping in a cluster of timber. The entrance finish of the bus was badly broken and the windshield was smashed. “It wasn’t an actual good sight once we came visiting the hill,‘ mentioned Ted Raven, Pine River superintendent. At first it was feared {that a} sixth-grade pupil suffered a fracture to her knee. She ended up with a badly bruised joint, Raven mentioned. Whereas paramedics cared for the lady behind the bus, rescue staff lifted 9 youngsters by means of the bus driver’s window, Raven mentioned. “They’re little children they usually’re scared,‘ Raven mentioned. “We’re simply grateful that extra youngsters weren’t damage.‘ The injured pupil was handled and launched at Reed Metropolis Hospital, Raven mentioned. The reason for the crash is attributed to a stray balloon. Two first-grade college students had been blowing up balloons to occupy themselves on the bus journey. One acquired away from them and went beneath the bus driver’s ft. As she appeared all the way down to brush the balloon away, the bus left the street. Highway situations weren’t an element within the crash. The tearful bus driver walked away from the scene unhurt. She nodded her head that she was OK as college workers assisted her to a different college bus. Raven and Lon Schneider, college curriculum director, went to every youngster’s residence after the crash to verify all the youngsters had been OK and understood what had occurred. No tickets had been issued. Faculty self-discipline appears unlikely however actions can be decided after college officers obtain written reviews from the Lake County Sheriff’s Division, he mentioned.