March 19, 1931

Two tried burglaries took place in Cadillac Wednesday night time, neither of which rewarded the perpetrators. Sometime between 10 o’clock final night and 6:30 this morning some man or woman or people entered the Flynn Automobile Sales developing from a rear basement window and with the aid of a chisel taken from the garage tried to rifle the big protected. Neither of the outside doors have been locked and the robber or robbers have been so amateurish that they could not even get into the two shell within doorways. There is no combination lock on the inside of doorways and the essential lock was broken off as was the take care of to the tumbler. That the position was the perform of an newbie is revealed by the truth that when Arthur Schmidt arrived at the workplace at 6:30 this early morning he was capable to open up the inside doors with only the help of a pair of plyers. All that the thief secured was 99 cents taken from a cash drawer which was left open and some keys. From the small business office the thief went to the north-aspect offices wherever they tried to safe loot from the place of work desk. Finger prints have been taken this early morning and the law enforcement have hopes of rounding up the guilty celebration or parties appropriate here in Cadillac. For the duration of the night the barber shop of William Benedict was also entered, entry staying acquired via a again window which was broken. In this article the thief obtained only a number of bars of sweet to pay him for his initiatives.

March 19, 1971

Sarah-Elizabeth Circle of Very first Presbyterian Church had Mrs. Paul Mapes and Mrs. John Anderson as hostesses Wednesday. Showcased on the method was Pass up Magdaleen Gerritsen of the Netherlands, trade university student remaining with the loved ones of Rev. and Mrs. James Thomas. She stated she came from a city of about 17,000 individuals, she likes American food stuff, and is amazed with the scorching lunch system in neighborhood educational facilities. In Holland, she mentioned, students go to university on Saturday afternoons also. And the birthday of Queen Juliana is just one of the primary holiday seasons there. All outlets and colleges are shut that day. There are not many fridges in her state, the college student said. People shop every working day in get to procure fresh foodstuff. She confirmed shots and posters of Holland, and mementos of Christmas which is celebrated there on Dec. 5, she claimed.

March 19, 1996

Metropolis of Cadillac staff should really have the correct to dwell outside the house the town restrictions, say associates of the Steelworkers Union that represents quite a few of them. And residents seem to be to concur, two union representatives instructed the Cadillac Metropolis Council. City staff and union member Joel Campbell claimed an “informal, unofficial” poll of 400 Cadillac citizens confirmed 131 supported a union proposal for a confined residency requirement, 243 favored no restrictions and 14 favored retaining the current prerequisite that metropolis staff stay inside of the town restrictions. A dozen did not want to answer the poll, he explained. Campbell explained what surprised him the most is that not just one of the persons surveyed understood of the residency necessity. “Most seemed genuinely dismayed by it,” he claimed. He mentioned some people today mentioned they favored demanding metropolis workers to dwell in Wexford County. The limited residency proposed by the union is that a city worker be expected to are living in just the metropolis for the first a few a long time of employment. Just after that, the employee would have to are living in 20 miles of the city. “Utilities have a 30 minute reaction time, and we think the 20-mile restrict would enable for that,” stated union representative Rex Swinehart. Mayor Ronald Blanchard stated residency was a negotiated item in the union’s contract, but the union could notify the city manager in crafting if it wanted to reopen negotiations and the council would hear to his advice. City constitution also permits for an initiative to let metropolis inhabitants to vote on the concern, explained town legal professional David McCurdy. Swinehart explained he has published a petition for a specific election on the issue, that he will flow into as soon as its authorized language is reviewed. He claimed it would have to be signed by about 990 city voters. The union thinks residency is a non-financial problem that will not affect town funds, but was explained to in negotiations that it was an economic concern that the town would not acknowledge, Swinehart claimed. “We feel it really is a elementary ideal of every human being to select exactly where he lives,” Campbell mentioned. “The most important detail to the town is your operate efficiency. The residency necessity influences not just me but my loved ones. If my wife and youngsters preferred to dwell in the state and have horses, they could not.” “I believe it keeps a good deal of people from looking, fishing, proudly owning house,” Swinehart stated. “Freedom of alternative, is what it will come down to.” The condition legislature has thought of a monthly bill that would prohibit residency necessities by local governments, but McCurdy and other observers say its likelihood for passage this calendar year look dim.