20 Years Ago — OCTOBER 7, 1992 CANDIDATE TO BE HONORED IN REED CITY REED CITY – Osceola County Democrats will honor their candidate for Congress, Lisa Donaldson, at a special meeting on Wednesday. The meeting will begin at 7:30 at the Osceola County Courthouse in Reed City. Donaldson, from Roscommon, is the Democratic candidate for the Fourth Congressional District seat now held by Republican Dave Camp. She is “an ardent advocate of national health insurance for all,” says John Lazzatti, Osceola County Democratic chair. Donaldson, 34, is the mother of three children, and is a magna cum laude graduate of Kirtland Community College, 1978, with associate degrees in police administration and liberal arts. Lazzatti says the idea behind “An Evening with Lisa” is to give the people of Osceola County an opportunity to “meet Mrs. Donaldson, listen to her views, ask her questions, and do all this in the most informal of settings.” “If the people of our county meet Lisa Donaldson, they will vote for Lisa Donaldson,” Lazzatti says. All persons, irrespective of party affiliation, are invited to attend the meeting. Refreshments will be served.  
40 Years Ago — OCTOBER 5, 1972 IT HAPPENED IN EVART! Last Wednesday, Mr. and Mrs. Byron Smith spent the day with Mrs. Virgil Smith. They were happy to meet another friend, Mrs. Nancy Britton, who was also a guest. Mr. and Mrs. Earl Mowat were pleased to have their niece, Karen Garcia, of Ovid, drop in to chat for a while Sunday. Their son, Danny, visited at the home of his friend, Ronny McAtee, to share his Sunday dinner and to spend the afternoon. Mr. and Mrs. G. McMillen, Deb, Chuck, Julie and Jon, and Mrs. Jim Mitchell went for a ride to Remus, Saturday.  
60 Years Ago — OCTOBER 9, 1952 OSCEOLA COUNTY NEWS Sunday dinner guests at the James Truxton home were Sgt. And Mrs. N. E. Truxton and son of Detroit, Mr. and Mrs. Jesse R. VanSyckle of Barryton, Mr. and Mrs. H. A. Truxton and son of Evart, Miss Lois Truxton and friend, Jerry Van Amber of Lansing. Mrs. B. F. Shore and Miss Glady Kirschbaum spent a day last week with their parents, Mr. and Mrs. H. L. Kirschbaum. Raymond Smith and Lee Corey of Pogy attended the Stock Show in Marion Monday. Mr. and Mrs. Joe Arnold returned Thursday from a trip through Missouri, Oklahoma, and Texas, accompanied by their daughter, Jo Jenene, who had spent some time visiting with her uncle and aunt, Mr. and Mrs. Guy Henry, in Texas. Davy & Co. – ‘Since 1882’ – The Yard Goods Center of Osceola County. –adv. Mr. and Mrs. Dale Bingham and son of Charlotte were Sunday dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Custer. Lipe’s IGA Market – 4 ? lb. can IGA whole chicken, $1.63. 8 ozs. Certo, 25 cents. IGA Mustard 9 ? oz. 13 cents. Gum, 6 pkgs. 20 cents. IGA potted meat, 9 cents a can. Kool Aid, 6 pkgs. 25 cents. IGA luncheon meat, 45 cents per can.   80 Years Ago — OCTOBER 8, 1942 LOCAL OF INTEREST Mrs. Guyton, of South Evart, is going to Arkansas to visit relatives. Mr. and Mrs. William Fleming visited their sons and family in Mount Pleasant Wednesday afternoon. Inez Campbell, who was visiting here with Mrs. James H. Elder, returned to Frankfort on Sunday, where she is teaching. Mr. and Mrs. Leo Huffmeyer and Mrs. Keith Kohlman, of Flint, called at the Robert Strait home Monday. Stanley Heaton, of Shelby, visited Joyce Gibson over the weekend. Evart Beauty Shop – Superior Push-Up Oil Permanents, $1.95. Sale - $5.00 machineless wave, only $2.95 complete. No extras to pay. –adv. Mr. and Mrs. C. B. Comstock and family, of Port Huron, and Mrs. E. B. Wiseman, of Flint, spent from Wednesday until Sunday with their father, Milton Shilling, Sr. The WSCS will meet with Mrs. Fred Davy on Wednesday at 3:00 p.m. George Fry and son, George, of Chicago, spent a few days last week with Milton Shilling, Sr., and sons.   90 Years Ago — OCTOBER 13, 1922  OSCEOLA COUNTY NEWS and NOTES The Baptist Ladies Aid met with Mrs. William Swales on Tuesday of this week. Two preachers were there and of course yellow-legged chicken was in evidence at the potluck dinner. This is an annual event which is looked forward to by all the ladies. Mr. and Mrs. William Elder drove to Freeland, Sunday, where they visited friends during the day. Returning they were accompanied by Miss Minnie Goodfellow, who had been visiting there and elsewhere during the past four months. A postcard from G. L. Robson, dated Yellowstone National Park, informs us that Mr. and Mrs. Robson are enjoying a western trip, and visiting friends in various cities in the west. Max Shadley and Donald Smith returned Saturday from a four weeks sojourn at Camp Custer military training camp. They were pleased with their experience there.   110 Years Ago — OCTOBER 2, 1902 PERSONAL and SOCIAL Wm. H. Stryker brought us a sample branch of apples, which he calls Letoffiski, a Russian variety for dessert. They are a small red apple and very pleasant to eat out of the hand. After a continued business of thirteen years at the same stand, F. E. Turner has sold his livery business to his brother, J. W. Turner, and A. H. Rockafellow, who will continue the business. Frank E. has no business in view. He gave up possession Monday. A reunion dinner of the Garner family was held Thursday noon at the home of C. W. Gardner. Plates were laid for 45. Mrs. J. D. Jenkins, who visited her sisters at Birmingham, Mich., during the past three weeks, returned home Monday. Born to Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Mercer, of Manistee, formerly of Reed City, Sept. 23, a son, to be called Donald.  

130 Years Ago — OCTOBER 5, 1882

HERSEY MAN WINS WRESTLING MATCH The wrestling match at the Opera House last Saturday night, between H. P. McKnight, of Big Rapids, and Perley Colby, of Hersey, for $50 a side, was won by Colby. Colby took three out of the five falls, winning the match. The two hung out about three hours and exhibited considerable skill. Colby is especially fine, and promises to scoop anything in this part of the State soon. He wrestles with Barnhart, a professional, next week at Baldwin. ~ ~ ~ GROWING BEARS The two bears chained on the vacant lot by the depot attract the attention of all passengers to and from the trains. They are getting too large to be left without muzzles on, and otherwise secure from committing serious depredations. Bears are not to be trusted further than you can throw a b–––- by the tail. Not any.