Today in History: Evart Schools, Sheriff Investigates School Bus Incident |
December 14, 1921
The boy who broke into Boon’s school is the only boarder Sheriff Nixon has now. Linked to the Circuit Court’s January mandate, he is sure to spend his Christmas behind bars. County officers and state farm leaders gathered in Cadillac today for the Potato Belt Conference with WF Johnson. Visitors were to dine at the McKinnon Hotel this evening. Buisness is back. Oscar Johnson, register of deeds, reports a marked increase in real estate transfers in recent weeks. County treasurer AC Fessenden sees the same indication in the regular payments of around $ 200 a day this month in overdue taxes. The poor commissioners held their monthly meeting this week with County Agent WW Hodges. Lester Carnahan from Mesick and Allison Green from Manton, the other council members, were here for the session which takes place on the second Monday of each month. Supplies were purchased and usual invoices cleared, there was no special business this session. Judge Fred M. Breen is back in Detroit as the estate schedule has been clarified. He will return for another session on December 26, Tuesday. Circuit Court Judge Fred S. Lamb is also in Detroit, sitting on the Wayne County Bench.
December 14, 1971
It’s not really theft. It’s more like “rigging” and County Wexford has to foot the bill anyway. One of the main concerns on Monday for the Wexford County Council of Commissioners was that department staff using the duplicating machine in the second floor lobby of the courthouse were not recording the number of copies made and were not recording the number of copies made and does not identify the department. Each county department is allocated funds in its budget to cover the cost of using the duplicator. The county is billed by the machine owner on a rental charge per copy. If the departments do not indicate how they can make copies and which department makes them, there is no way to charge that department and the county general fund has to pay. Board chairman James Gibson stressed that this is not fair to the departments that keep the file. In order to control the problem, the board members approved a two-part resolution: a memorandum will be sent to all department heads asking them to review their use of the duplicator; and the Deed Register will be responsible for removing the special paper (which is to be used for making copies) every Friday evening and locking it up for the weekend. It has been pointed out that the weekend appears to be one of the major times for breaking the register rule and the count indicator on the machine shows an increase of several hundred between Friday evening and Monday morning.
December 14, 1996
An alleged assault on an 8-year-old boy as he was riding the bus home from school prompted his father to file a complaint with the Osceola County Sheriff’s Department. When the son of man got off the bus last Wednesday, he noticed that he had grazes and swelling under his eyes. “As the bus was on its way, he said he changed seats and was hit in the eye and cheek by another child. He was scared and didn’t say anything to anyone, ”the father said. The man took his son, who is a third-grader at Evart Elementary School, to the emergency room at Reed City Hospital. At the hospital, a formal complaint was filed with the Sheriff’s Department. “We told the MP that we would do whatever we had to do,” the man said. “It is to the extent that we no longer tolerate it. Why would a small child be afraid to take the bus and be bullied by older children. We have zero tolerance for that sort of thing. The next day? , a deputy sheriff met the student after school and identified the student who allegedly hit him. The deputy had to sit with the eighth grader and his parents to get his version of the story. “Based on that, we were told it would be followed up by the probate court,” the man said. After the incident, the man took his son back to school and spoke to the principal. from Evart Elementary School, Marie Wilkerson, who wrote down the information and referred him to the bus garage. “At that point, I sensed my son was a victim. She wrote down some information from base and put us aside, ”the man said. But Wilkerson said she was just following school district procedure to handle such situations. ‘went to the bus garage with his son. The bus driver was notified and later called the man and said he was unaware of the situation. Since the last incident, the son of man has stopped taking the bus.