Aug. 18, 1917

Ad Wolgast, former lightweight boxer and Cadillac native, was unable to pass the physical examination when he appeared before the draft exemption board in Milwaukee to be examined for war service. The former champion has been a patient at Milwaukee sanitarium for several months. He did not claim exemption.

Aug. 18, 1967

City residents again were allowed to hose their lawns after a ban on sprinkling was imposed while the million gallon storage tank was drained and cleaned. City Manager Donald Mason said the tank was back in service about 10 p.m. It had been drained and inspected Wednesday afternoon by two men from the Chicago Bridge and Iron Co., builders of the tank. The inspection team reported that the tank looked to be in “good shape,” Mason reported While the tank was empty, it was hosed down with fire hoses to clean it out, he added.

Aug. 18, 1992

The site of a decaying former furniture factory may be getting a $1.2 million shot in the arm. Rehabilitation is underway with planned demolition of the blighted St. Johns Furniture factory and a new industrial venture on the horizon. Cadillac City Council members are seeking a $400,000 community development block grant form the state’s Department of Commerce. The city is required to pay a 10 percent local match, or $40,000. By securing the grant, the city hopes to turn the site back into a viable part of the city’s industrial park. Delta Truss, a Saginaw-based manufacturer, is interested in expanding into Cadillac, Hamilton said. Providing the old factory is razed, Delta prefers the St. John’s site.