April 22, 1969

The U.S. Forest Service tower in Boon Township has been broken into twice in the past two weeks and equipment and the interior of the tower cabin have been damaged, Ranger Ronald Scott said today. Michigan State Police are investigating the damage to a $300 fire-finder which is used in plotting and locating forest fires. Scott said instrument parts also were stolen and others were thrown to the ground from the 112-foot-high tower. A radio stand was ripped out and bullet holes were found through windows, he added. State Troopers said entry was gained through a door on the bottom of the cabin.

April 22, 1994

Construction could begin this year on a groundwater cleanup facility for the old Cadillac industrial park and surrounding areas. The area includes what the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has dubbed the Kysor of Cadillac, Inc. Superfund Site and the Northernaire Plating Company Superfund Site. Those and adjoining areas have been combined into one for purposes of the cleanup. A cleanup facility is being designed to remove years worth of industrial solvents, oily wastes, sludges and other contaminants, and could take 20 years or more. Almost three years ago, the Michigan attorney general’s office filed a lawsuit against the “Potentially Responsible Parties‘ accused of causing the pollution. The Department of Natural Resources named nine PRP’s who are now defendants in the lawsuit, one of whom has since died. Those PRP’s, now defendants in the state lawsuit include: Kysor, Raymond Weigel, former Kysor CEO, chairman and stockholder; Four Winns Inc.; Jomarc Company and Ben Kowalski, partial owners of Four Star company, identified as a source of pollution; R.W. Meyer, Inc., corporate owner of the former Northernaire Plating Company identified by the DNR as a source of pollution; Robert W. Meyer Jr., and officer and stockholder with R.W. Meyer Inc. and Jean Ingraham, a neighbor of the Superfund site who the DNR says allowed dumping of hazardous waste on her property.

Cadillac News