2018-01-10 / News

100 years ago in Sanilac

On Monday night William Mason was more than halfway across the one-lane bridge over the Black River on Harrington Road in his buggy. He saw a car turn from Anderson Avenue and realized that the two vehicles would meet on the bridge. He urged his horse to move faster. Just as the buggy cleared the bridge, the approaching auto skidded and cut the horse loose from the buggy. The buggy and Mason were pushed off the bridge. The auto, containing George Roskey and four passengers, landed on top of the buggy on the riverbank below. Miraculously, nobody was severely injured.

The ice on the river is twelve inches thick, and men are cutting it and placing it between layers of sawdust for our ice cream and lemonade next summer.

About 65 couples enjoyed the annual firemen’s

New Year’s dance in Lexington. The ladies of the Red Cross served supper at midnight, and the band played until the wee hours. Finally, the party broke up when they played “Home, Sweet Home.”

Willet Straffon is known locally as a good hunter. He took his dog out rabbit hunting the other day, and the young hound started nine rabbits. Willet missed every single one of them.

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