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30 Years Ago

OCTOBER 4, 1983


Staff Sgt. Douglas A. Grandy, son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Grandy of Reed City, has graduated from the U.S. Air Force aircraft maintenance training course at Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas.

Graduates of the course were trained in aircraft maintenance, repair and service, and earned credits toward an associate degree in applied science through the Community College of the Air Force.

Grandy will now serve at Minot Air Force Base, N. D., with the 5th Fighter Interceptor Squadron. He is a 1975 graduate of Reed City High School.

The PI Box

Every year about this time it is to the top of the chimney to check it out for bat, bird, or bee nests. Don’t need any unpleasant surprises the first time the wood stove is fired up. It also reminds me why I never took up flag pole sitting for a hobby or vocation.

Part of this time of year is “putting the yard away” in preparation for the snow time. Darn near enough Christmas presents for the upcoming holiday if we saved and cleaned up all the toys lost and forgotten over the summer.

Then to reading columnist Sydney Harris in the Detroit Free Press and being a bit surprised – he made note of the fact that axes and civilization have done more to wipe out birds and animals then have the hunters. Now if we could get them to admit that many of the wildlife populations are here today only because of sport hunting groups dedicated to conservation.

80 Years Ago

OCTOBER 5, 1933


Mr. and Mrs. Ross Whaley, of Lansing, visited Monday at the home of Mrs. James McCormick.

Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Hinkley visited at the John Hinkley home Sunday.

Mr. and Mrs. John Leach were supper guests at the C. Sparks home Sunday evening.

Mrs. Lena Briggs, Maud Seamon and Laura Sparks helped Mrs. J. McCormick prepare dinner for bean thrashers Friday.


Mr. and Mrs. Jas. Tucker and Kenneth enjoyed a fish supper Saturday evening at the Mary Ballantyne home.

Mr. and Mrs. Henry Eaton and Leslie Eaton spent Sunday at the Royal Hooker home.


New officers for the Sunday School, which will be held at the Pierson Schoolhouse Sunday afternoons at 3 o’clock, are: superintendent, Mrs. Alfred Slingland; secretary and treasurer, Mrs. Alex Bieri; chorister, Wm. Stipek; pianist, Mrs. Byron Smith; librarian, Grace Slingland; teachers: men’s, Walter Wilcox; ladies, Mrs. E. Schade; young people, Mrs. Walter Wilcox; juniors, Mrs. Wm. Stipek; primary, Miss Esther Wilcox; substitute for all classes, Mrs. Earl Pierson.

110 Years Ago

OCTOBER 1, 1903


O. C. Bath – School books and supplies. A lot of book covers given away with each book. Our tablet line is large. Call and see for yourself. O. C. Bath, next to Postoffice. –adv.

Don’t forget to buy your seats early for Sun & Fowler’s production of ‘Circumstantial Evidence’ at the Opera House Friday evening, Sept. 25. Don’t forget the date.

Miss Kate Vance, a former well known Osceola County teacher, orders The Review sent to her address at Galt, Cal., Sacramento County.

Mrs. Edna Tripp and little daughter, Eto, returned to their home in Owosso last Friday after a two month’s visit with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. S. A. Chase.

The foot ball social given by the pupils of the high school Wednesday evening, was very successful, and notwithstanding the stormy night the receipts were about $15.

Born on Wednesday, Sept. 9, to Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Dumon,

a son.

130 Years Ago

OCTOBER 12, 1883



Holden 7 Whitney – Civil and Criminal Law, Reed City, Mich. –adv.

Chas. H. Rose, Attorney at Law – All law business promptly attended to. Evart, Osceola County, Mich. –adv.

Maggie McFarlane, Millinery – Better bargains! Fine new stock and general variety of handkerchiefs of all kinds, hoopskirts, bustles and children’s collars. We also carry the best corset in town for 50 cents! Stop in and see!! –adv.

Beeman’s Opera House, Evart, Michigan – Seating capacity 600, good chairs and other conveniences. First-class stage equipage and scenery. For particulars address R. M. Beeman, Proprietor, Evart, Mich. –adv.

Erastus Fleming, Painter and Kalsominer – Paper Hanging. Persons wishing jobs in this line will please give me a call at corner of Pine and Tenth streets, Evart, Mich. –adv.

Hezekiah Brown – Justice of the Peace and Agent for the State Board of Corrections and Charities. Office in Thompson’s Hall, Evart, Mich. –adv.

Wildberg & Co. Exclusive Clothiers – We are crammed full of goods of all kinds for the Fall and Winter Trade; the largest, best and cheapest line of suits for men, boys and children ever brought into Osceola County.

The hat stock is simply immense, while the stock of gents’ furnishing goods cannot be beat. In lumbermen’s goods we are prepared to fill orders in large or small quantities at the lowest prices, as we are buying this season in case lots, and will do as well as any jobbing house. – Also – all summer goods closed out regardless of cost. –adv.

Mrs. Warren, Millinery and Fancy Goods (opposite The Review office) – Daily arrival of new goods! New laces and ribbons in great variety. New hats, fancy feathers, birds, etc. Satin faced velvet ribbons for dress loops and ends – will NOT curl. –adv.

140 Years Ago

OCTOBER 9, 1873


Commenced Operation – We take pleasure in announcing that Mr. E. P. Wightman who for some weeks has been making preparations to open a photographic gallery in this place has now his arrangements completed and commenced business on Tuesday last. The rooms are the best in this section of the country and very invitingly decorated.

Green’s Minstrels are billed for Saturday and Monday evenings at Hughs’ Hall.

We had the pleasure of receiving a call from Mr. Samuel Ferguson, of Milford, on Wednesday.

We are a few hours late in printing today on account of having to wait for the minutes of the school meeting. Over thirty thousand people visited Barnum’s show in Saginaw yesterday.

Amongst the improvements being made about the Muskegon depot in Big Rapids, is an engine house with three stalls, which is being put up by Mr. Stevens, the man who built the depot.

Men and teams are grading in the valley of the old mill pond in Big Rapids, north of the Muskegon depot preparatory to an extension of the railroad to the river.


Messrs. Johnson & Kellogg have purchased the building west of Fisk’s and are fitting up the same for a bakery and confectionary store. Lawyer Thompson got into a small fight with C. L. Johnson, last Friday and wouldn’t pay his license for the same. He declared that Justice Crocker couldn’t “hold him.” The county jail holds him remarkably well.