Feb. 18, 1931

The C.R. Smith oil nicely No. 2 was down to three,275 toes at midday right now with drilling very gradual because the bit was in a dense rock formation, in response to the driller in cost throughout the morning shift. Progress was very gradual right now, averaging no more than a foot an hour, in contrast with 160 toes a day when the outlet was began. The pipe is full of water, which additionally makes drilling gradual. It was determined to proceed drilling within the moist gap as a substitute of casing the water off because the extent of the water seepage will not be but recognized and it could cease flowing at any time. The drillers estimate one other 400 toes of rock earlier than the Dundee sand is reached, when one other pocket of oil is anticipated. A “fishing” job was on this system final evening. The bailer line broke and it was essential to go to Mount Nice for the grappling hooks with which the severed finish of the cable was seized and introduced up for splicing. This delayed operations for a number of hours, however the drilling resumed quickly after midnight. The chemical composition of the subterranean soils encountered have been arduous on the cable strands, mentioned a driller. The salt, sulfur and lime are disintegrating to the road. The drillers are hopeful of discovering oil within the No. 2 nicely. The primary try made far south was a failure. The gear was moved a couple of mile north and a exhibiting of oil was made final Saturday. If the Dundee sand would not convey the anticipated stream of oil that may be commercially productive, it’s probably one other try can be made nonetheless farther north because the outcomes to this point have proved the existence of an oil pool within the neighborhood. Any additional makes an attempt to search out oil to the north would convey the wells in proximity to the Wexford County farm.

Feb. 18, 1971

It began with a phone name from the Wyoming (Michigan) Police Division Wednesday midday. It ended late Wednesday afternoon with the apprehension and detainment of 5 juveniles from the Wyoming space after metropolis cops and Wexford County Sheriff’s deputies staged a raid on the house of one of many youth’s grandmother. Between the primary telephone name and the apprehension, there have been a flurry of telephone calls. The primary from the Wyoming PD which mentioned that they had purpose to imagine the juveniles had been within the Cadillac space and the place they could verify. A telephone name to a relative of one of many women revealed that the youths had been within the space. A second telephone name from the town police to Wexford County Sheriff’s Division resulted within the arrival of three deputies. Between the telephone name to the sheriff and the arrival of the deputies, an worker of the Social Providers Division reported that the officers had been to not arrest the youths and {that a} Social Service employee was conscious that the 5 youths had been on the town. A name from the mom of one of many women after the dialog with the social employee confused the difficulty extra when the mom informed officers to take her daughter into custody and await her arrival from Wyoming. A later name from the social employee cleared the way in which for the regulation officers to apprehend the juveniles. The women got here out crying when apprehended. they defined to the officers that that they had run away, and had deliberate to go house right now. The officers listened to the youngsters’ story and tried to be sympathetic whereas declaring that that they had nonetheless created quite a lot of hassle for lots of people. Whereas not saying it, the officers tried to get throughout to the youngsters that they need to consider anyone else as a substitute of simply themselves. The youngsters had been turned over to their mother and father late Wednesday afternoon.

Feb. 18, 1996

A Missaukee County jury will resume deliberations right now within the trial of a McBain man charged within the dying of his stepson. Jurors deliberated six hours Thursday earlier than they had been despatched house for the evening simply earlier than 7 p.m. The 38-year-old man is charged with second diploma little one abuse, a felony punishable by as much as 4 years in jail. Missaukee County Prosecutor Charles Parsons mentioned he didn’t need to show the person meant to injure his 22-month-old stepson. “The prosecution solely mentioned that this individual — apparently an in any other case good individual — did one thing reckless that brought on this harm,” he mentioned in closing arguments. Parsons pursued his case with none witnesses who mentioned they noticed the person or anybody else ever hit the boy. He mentioned the jury had a troublesome job, studying sufficient about drugs in two days to make a judgement on some very technical proof. Docs for each side agreed that the boy in all probability died of a blow to the top of some type. However they did disagree on when the boy acquired his deadly harm. Dr. Fred Lamb mentioned the boy’s head was injured at the least days and possibly about two weeks earlier than he fell unconscious, as a result of mind swelling takes that lengthy to trigger outward indicators. Protection legal professional James Hunt mentioned that meant the boy may have been injured whereas within the care of numerous individuals who often watched him.