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75 years ago this week
THE DOG PROBLEM BRINGS YELPS: The city’s perennial “dog problem” was brought to light at the council meeting. Walter G. Fetter had many strong observations on the problem. According to Mr. Fetter’s account, he had been hunted down, bitten, kept awake at night and completely shocked by the uneducated canines that plague Grosse Pointe City purlieues.
CONFUSION RULES OVER THE STREET NAME CHANGE: The movement started a few weeks ago to change the name from Lakeview, to Farm Lane, got somewhat confused during a Farms board meeting. Stephen J. Ernst, broadcaster of the original petition calling for the change, collected 29 signatures representing 22 addresses. To his surprise, a second petition had been submitted to council by Herman Dondero, this one bearing 49 signatures, but representing only 17 addresses – and only three owners. The second petition asked that the name not be changed. Most confusing? Eight of the same addresses were represented on both petitions.
Obituary: Porter McMaster
50 years ago this week
THE CLUB REQUESTS A TENNIS HOUSE PERMIT: Public hearings regarding the construction of a swimming pool and a tennis house at Grosse Pointe Woods are scheduled. The Grosse Pointe Hunt Club has asked city council to consider a waiver of the established ordinance that will allow the construction of four indoor tennis courts on club property.
FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY ARE 25 YEARS OLD: The Friends of the Grosse Pointe Public Library came out in force on May 19 to celebrate their 25th anniversary as the nation’s biggest and strongest friends of the library.
Obituaries: Arnold F. Malow, R. John Hardstaff, Galdino Ballerini, Hal Horace Smith Jr., Helen D. Callahan, James Osler, Peter Vincent Mac Lean Sr., M. Celeste McKinnon, Lillian H. Wiek, Helene V. La Fond, Anna B. Moran, Paul R. Baldwin, Robert W. Tripp, Walter P. Jatkoe
25 years ago this week
THE DISTRICT TOWARDS A NEW STRATEGIC PLAN: People who are often not on the same side of the fence gathered earlier this month to chart a five-year course for the Grosse Pointe public school system. A team of 28 members – school board members, school administrators, teachers and community members – sat down and discussed the strengths and weaknesses of the district and developed a set of goals to be implemented from 1996 to 2000.
THE CITY DELAYS THE DECISION ON THE TOWER: The residents of Grosse Pointe may themselves be to blame, but that doesn’t mean they necessarily want a 104-foot-tall telephone tower built near their homes. Because Grosse Pointers are “high end users” of cell phones and alarms, and because Ameritech RF technicians have noticed a number of calls that either “dropped” or could not be accessed. connected, auxiliary towers are needed in the area.
Obituaries: Marion Foster Isbey, John Hammond Hock, John J. Jennings Jr., William Albert Bickel, Gwendolyn Gussow, Jean F. Blohm, Doris Mauritho Lattin, Alphonse John Antony Kirsch, Bernadette L. VanAntwerp, Patricia J. King, Mary Elizabeth (Froelich) Hobson, Margery W. Bamford, Helen Bower Lester, Gertrude O’Neill Young
10 years ago this week
TOP 2 IN THE SOUTH: Violations of a district technology policy led to the resignation on May 21 of Grosse Pointe Sud Senior Director D. Allan Driver and Deputy Director Brandon Slone. Officials have confirmed that an employee from the Third District could be breaking the policy. Assistant Superintendent Tom Harwood was contacted by an outside source who said a district employee was receiving inappropriate emails from Driver.
ULS FILES FOR EXTENSION WORK: University Liggett School could pave the way for a 19,000 square foot construction project on its main campus on Cook Road as early as July, pending approval from Grosse Pointe Woods city council. According to documents filed with the city, ULS plans to move its middle school to the Cook Road campus from its current location on Briarcliff Road in the woods.
Obituaries: Robert H. Adams, Elizabeth Fuller Mandel Coddington, Donald James Parsons Sr., Jack L. Patterson, Mary Janette Thomas, Helen W. Tourney