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40 Years Ago — SEPTEMBER 7, 1972

Mrs. Myrtle Crawford had supper with her children, Mr. and Mrs. Reber Williams. Dr. and Mrs. Jacob Bruggema had as their guests last week, their former neighbors, Mr. and Mrs. Judson Richardson. The girls were returning to Grand Rapids after a family gathering at Lake Charlevoix, Judith Richardson, Mrs. Patricia Phalen and Mrs. Jane Beaver enjoyed seeing old familiar sights and some new before leaving for their homes, Wednesday. Mrs. Frank Slapek, Program Chairman and Mrs. Frank Gorthy, committee member, attended a workshop in Traverse City last Thursday for the North Western District Federation of Women’s Clubs. Mr. and Mrs. Russell VanderVeen, of Evart, attended the 81st International Exposition of Professional Photography in Des Plaines, Ill. More than 5,000 professional photographers from all over the world participated in the convention.  

80 Years Ago — SEPTEMBER 6, 1942

GET IN THE SCRAP Every home should produce 100 pounds of scrap metal. A farm should produce 500 pounds of scrap metal. Thus, a community of 200 farms and 300 additional homes should provide 65 tons of scrap – and send three tanks to the fighting front. Remember, that old plow will produce 100 armor-piercing 75-mm projectiles; or a set of golf clubs will make a machine gun. Everyone should get in the scrap!   QUICK WORK NABS CHICKEN THIEVES Fleming Chickens, Stolen Thursday, Recovered Friday Quick work by the state police resulted in the recovery Friday in Flint, of 50 chickens stolen from the William Fleming farm here Thursday night. The thieves were apprehended when the Flint poultry buyer to whom they were offered, became suspicious and notified the state police. Identification of the poultry as that stolen from Mr. Fleming quickly followed and he was notified of the recovery. Rather than make the trip to Flint, Mr. Fleming completed the deal started by the chicken thieves and sold the poultry to the buyer whose alertness had aided in finding the criminals.  

90 Years Ago — SEPTEMBER 1, 1922

NEWS OF NOTE IN OSCEOLA COUNTY Mildred McLachlan entertained a number of young people for dinner, at their Eight Point Lake cottage Monday evening.   NEW AGRICULTURE CLASSES OFFERED A full four year course in Agriculture is to be offered this year in the Evart Public Schools. It is known as the Smith-Hughs plan of work, with State and Federal aid being given for its partial support. Seventy-some high schools around the state are giving the work this year. The course of study is as follows: First year – Botany, carpentry and mechanical drawing or zoology. Second year – Farm crops and horticulture. Third year – Animal husbandry. Fourth year – Soils, farm management and farm mechanics.  

100 Years Ago — SEPTEMBER 6, 1912

COUNTY NOTES OF INTEREST The annual Harvest meeting will be held at the grove at the “Elbow” on Saturday next, beginning at 10 o’clock a.m. Several speakers have been secured for the occasion. There will be a program both forenoon and afternoon. Everybody is cordially invited to come and bring a well filled basket. Miss Gertrude Burgess has recovered from her recent illness, and is again working for Mrs. Viets. W. D. Porter has opened his marble and granite works and is now prepared to do all kinds of cemetery work at lowest prices. Call and see him, first door west of Davy & Co., on Seventh Street. E. C. Allen was in Lincoln Township Friday in company with William McDonald, the former in a timber deal near Maple Hill and the latter as a prospective for the work of manufacturing if the purchase is made. W. M. Davis, of Evart, was in the LeRoy section of the Representative District Wednesday and announces himself as a candidate to the State Assembly. Earl Davis and Mr. Piper, business men of Marion, were visitors in Reed City, Hersey and Evart on Tuesday.  

110 Years Ago — SEPTEMBER 4, 1902

PERSONAL and SOCIAL The Traverse City Herald published in its sunshine department a half tone picture of Granville William, eight month old son of Mr. and Mrs. F. D. Gill, formerly of this place. It is a pretty child of which its parents are justly proud. Mr. and Mrs. August Meyers, of Vassar, are visiting their son-in-laws, Messers. B. Bidwell and Warren Ferguson, and families. Mr. and Mrs. Geo. H. Selby went to visit their son, Sterley, at Traverse City Sunday.  

120 Years Ago — SEPTEMBER 2, 1892

COUNTY LOCALS There are several fine crops of burdocks growing in the village which should be harvested. Mrs. O. Vahue, of Allegan, and Mrs. Geo. Nichols, of Albion, are the guests of J. N. Allen and family this week. If you wish to keep track of matters in Osceola County, send us 50 cents and receive The Review to January 1. C. E. Mills has been appointed Secretary of the local board of the National Loan and Investment Co. of Detroit. Peter R. Grant of LeRoy, president of the Board of Supervisors, was taken sick in the harvest field on Monday, and died Thursday afternoon. He was an ex-soldier and an honorable man. Mrs. C. H. Rose and children are visiting friends in Newaygo County. The Reed City Clarion wishes the Republican county nominating convention held early – The Marion Dispatch says that the northeast part of the county ought to be represented on the Republican ticket, and heartily endorses the candidacy of Littleton G. Clark for Register – The Outline is the authority that the Hersey Republicans may present the name of Mr. Geo. Hicks for Sheriff. Mr. Hicks is made of the same kind of material of which the best sheriffs are molded. We second the nomination.  

130 Years Ago — SEPTEMBER 7, 1882

COUNTY LOCALS OF INTEREST E. P. Wightman & Co. – New invoice silver plated ware just received – also a fine assortment of sewing machines and fishing tackle. –adv. Local markets – New wheat from 60 to 90 cents; butter, 20 cents; eggs, 18 cents; potatoes, 30 cents; blackberries, 4 cents per quart. Hon. D. H. Blodgett will start several large camps on his tract of pine between Hersey and Evart this fall, and proceed to put the same into the Muskegon River this winter. Mr. B. had contemplated holding this tract for big money but has become frightened that fire might ruin it, hence his action spoken of above. The tract in question is one of the finest now standing in Osceola County. The logs will go into the river at or near Cole’s Crossing.