Editors note: This article is part of Off The Press, in which the Lake County Historical Society shares stories and other details from previous editions of the Star. These points of interest are 85 years old, and come from the March 25, 1932, edition of the Star.
n At a special meeting of the Lake County Health Committee last Thursday, plans were laid for a May Day health drive, to be staged with the assistance of the officers of the new three-county health unit .... following the roll call came the reports of members who had been asked to talk with five persons in their locality, to be sure they understood who pays our county nurse, Miss Betty Hurt. The county nurse is entirely supported by the Children’s Fund of Michigan, this being the gift of Senator Couzens to better health conditions for Michigan boys and girls. The county does not contribute one cent toward her expenses. The county does, however, pay $250 for a $23,000 program consisting of a full-time dentist, a full-time physician and a full-time sanitary inspector. The last two have already done considerable work in the county. Dr. Post, health officer of the three-county unit, then told of several visits he had made to the schools and of the examinations conducted. He said it was the aim to have 100% vaccination and 100% immunizations against diphtheria.