BACK IN TIME — June 21, 2017
30 Years Ago
JUNE 22, 1987
TEETH PUT INTO PRACTICE
Evart Township Board members have put some teeth into their fire run collection policy.
At their recent meeting, the board adopted an ordinance stating that $100 would be charged to the property owner for each fire run, Clerk Betty Elder said.
The board had been following that practice, but because there was no ordinance on the books, has no means to collect if someone refused to pay, Elder explained. The new ordinance will allow the board to take a property owner to small claims court, if necessary, she said.
The aboard agreed to have Frank Feikema trim the shrubs around the township hall and add more wood chips to the landscape.
The board suggested to a Lake Lure resident that he work with the lake association in regards to banning of firearms at the lake.
50 Years Ago
JUNE 22, 1967
OSCEOLA COUNTY NOTES
By Mrs. Alta Pickell
Don Adams and son of Freeland and Oliver Gagne of Detroit were Saturday callers at the Earl Pierson home.
Mrs. James Wymer of Dowagiac spent Sunday afternoon at the Stanley Forbes home. On Friday night, Mr. Stanley Forbes and his mother, Mrs. Louisa Forbes, went to Walten Lake after a tractor.
On Saturday, Mr. John Clarady called on Mr. and Mrs. Larry Lauman and family and Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Lauman.
Mr. and Mrs. Lyle Seger and family of Strawberry Lake visited her mother Mrs. Ruth Richardson in Grand Rapids over the weekend.
Douglas Moyer, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Moyer, of Alto, spent the weekend with his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Ivan Moyer.
69 Years Ago
JUNE 18, 1947
Friday – Saturday: Jack Haley starring in “Vacation in Reno” and Jimmy Wakely in “Song of the Sierras.”
Sunday only: Robert Young and Frank Morgan in “Lady Luck.”
Wednesday – Thursday: Bette Davis starring in “Deception.”
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Mr. and Mrs. Joe Moore, of Reed City, were Sunday afternoon guests of Mr. and Mrs. Allan Vance.
Mr. and Mrs. Elmer French left on Sunday to spend a few days with their sister and family, Mr. and Mrs. G. Tolkemitt and Susan of Petoskey.
Mr. and Mrs. Milo Teesdale spent Saturday in St. Johns and Detroit.
Mrs. Melvin Wein and son spent Thursday evening with Mr. and Mrs. Herb Closs of Big Rapids.
Godlieb Morlock called on Mr. and Mrs. Roy Teesdale Sunday afternoon.
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TIP FROM MSC
To prepare potato ground, use a field cultivator and then plow for better fitting.
MSC farm advisers say it’s easier than the usual plowing and fitting methods.
90 Years Ago
JUNE 17, 1927
PERSONAL and SOCIAL
The Epworth League will hold an “informal social” at Mrs. Johnson’s Friday evening.
The Marion M. E. Women’s Committee will serve a supper on Wednesday next at the Marion House. All are cordially invited to attend.
William Crandall and family, of Reed City, will shortly remove to LeRoy where he has purchased a farm.
Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence O. Lorrey spent Sunday in Ludington. They were accompanied by Mr. and Mrs. William Larson, of Hersey.
Mr. and Mrs. Omer Hall, of Marion, traveled to Owosso Thursday to visit Mr. Hall’s brother, Ray and family, returning home on Saturday afternoon.
Mrs. H. J. Colter and mother, Mrs. Williams, of Reed City, spent the latter part of the week with Mrs. M. Franks and sister, Miss Alice Murphy.
Sears – Mr. and Mrs. C. H. Loomis and son Edward, of Akron, Ohio, are at their cottage at Big Lake for a few days outing.
Mr. and Mrs. James Royson entertained at dinner Sunday Mr. and Mrs. John L. Jacobs and Mary and Edward Blanchard.
110 Years Ago
JUNE 21, 1907
Rev. Rouse and wife are visiting near Marion this week.
Mr. Palmer’s sale was well attended. Everything went high.
The Ladies’ Aid Society meet with Mrs. Arndt next Tuesday afternoon.
A number from here attended the poverty social at Camp 10 Tuesday evening.
- S. Mapes attended the stock show in Chicago last week. He reports things being very fine there.
Miss Spears, of district No. 5, has announced a box social for Friday night. She wishes to raise money to buy an organ for the school.
Rev. Reed gave a fine lecture on India, Sunday evening, taking for his text Psalm 2:8. He very nicely prepared the way for the address given by Rev. Park, of India, at the missionary rally Monday evening, which was well attended. Eight dollars was raised.
The Epworth and Junior Leagues are working on a special program for next month. They cordially invite everyone to attend and will announce the exact date for the program soon.
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~ OPTICIAN ~
Don’t suffer from headache or poorly fitted glasses when you can find a remedy by consulting J. Leahy, Optician, when he is in the vicinity. Next planned days are next week Friday and Saturday. Make your appointment now.
130 Years Ago
JUNE 17, 1887
Mr. Carlisle, agent for A. Richardson, was in town last week.
Mrs. Hays has been quite sick but is not getting some better.
- F. Marsh will fill out this month at Sawyerville.
- J. Thrasher is putting considerable hemlock to Sawyerville.
Godfrey Kalt has gone “outside” to look for pension evidence.
John M. Robinson has finished his bark job and is now helping his neighbors.
Sylvester Knapp is hauling a good many cedar posts to Ashton. Must be a lot of fencing going to happen.
Dell. Melville has moved west; he is now stopping with Supervisor June on section 7.
Henry Stowel has bought out Morris Trude. Henry is also busy enjoying time with his three-month old son.
Frank Douglas will soon move back on his place. He says he will make a home on that “eighty” yet.
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Mr. Marsten is reported in a critical cause, consumption.
Joseph Howder, of Middle Branch, has gone to Kendalville, Ind.
Frank Duffy has come from the woods and his family has moved home.
Newton Schermerhorn, of Sylvan, has closed a term of school in Marion.