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80 Years Ago

OCTOBER 5, 1933


Dr.Jacob Bruggema is attending meetings of the Michigan State Medical Society at Grand Rapids this week.

School – The local public schools opened last month with a total enrollment of 477 for this year. This is somewhat lower than that of last year at this time, due to less non-resident pupils. It is expected that quite a number of upper class pupils will enroll in High School in the next few days. There are 92 tuition pupils in High School at present which has about 18 less than at the same time last year.

Hardware Men Meet in Evart – A sectional meeting of hardware dealers under the direction of the Michigan Retail Hardware Association is scheduled for next week Friday at 7 p.m., in Evart at Carey’s Restaurant. Robert Bregenzer is chairman of the meeting. A thorough discussion will be given the Industrial Recovery Act.

Johnston Graham Crackers – in the all new wax-wrapped package. Order them now from your grocer. –adv.

LYRIC Theatre – The House of Good Talkies – Friday and Saturday, Edmund Lowe and Wynne Gibson in “The Devil is Driving.” Added are “Dinah” and “Betty’s Museum.” Tuesday and Wednesday, James Cagney in “Picture Snatcher.” Added will be selected short subjects. Show starts promptly at 8 p.m. Admission to any show 10 cents and 15

cents. –adv.

100 Years Ago

OCTOBER 17, 1913


Andrew Walter’s house caught fire one day last week, but for near neighbors, who were promptly on hand, it would surely have been reduced to ashes. Fire originated by burning papers in a stove with a defective pipe.

For Sale –

-20 acres, sec. 25, Hartwick Township.

-160 acres, sec. 25, Hartwick Township.

-80 acres, sec. 29, Evart Township.

-5 acres in Evart Village.

-2 houses in Evart Village.

Above descriptions can be bought at reasonable prices and easy terms. See V. E. Davy. –adv.

Along the County Line – Air is heavy and feeling like rain.

Governor Ferris - has appointed Dan Youngs, of Evart, as one of the delegates from Michigan to the National Good Roads convention to be held at St. Louis, Mo., November 13 – 15 inclusive.

Evart Creamery – The local creamery pays cash for all the produce it buys. It gives you honest weight and honest test. Why not patronize and help upbuild the local business? Isn’t that the better policy? Sell your Cream, Eggs and Poultry to the Evart Creamery. Not open Saturday evenings. –adv.

110 Years Ago

OCTOBER 15, 1903


Letter to the Editor: The Osceola Co. Fair was an exceptionally good one this year; fine attractions, exciting horse racing, excellent premium list, commodious buildings.

I found all three days, September 29 through October 1, were full of pleasure in the extreme.

Sincerely, H. J. Olden

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Birdsall Hardware Co. – Cold nights are upon us. We can send you a new Heating Stove. Remember that our stock is new and up-to-date. We have the most complete line of Steel Ranges we have ever shown, and can suit you in size, quality and price. We have just received Fresh Car Lime and Cement. Our motto: “Not how cheap, but how GOOD goods we can give you.” –adv.

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Officers of Evart Chapter, O. E. S., were installed Tuesday evening. They are as follows:

Worthy Matron, Mrs. Geo. W. Minchin;

Worthy Patron, Wm. H. Bennett;

Associate Matron, Mrs. F. S. Postal;

Conductress, Mrs. G. F. Andrus;

Secretary, Mrs. W. M. Rider;

Treasurer, Mrs. C. H. Rose.

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Evart Greenhouse – Cut flowers and designs for all occasions. Visitors always welcome. Closed from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Sundays only. Phone 46. Shore & Haigh. –adv.

120 Years Ago

OCTOBER 13, 1893


Dry Goods Department and Clothing Department – This week and next we offer: Case of Turnkey Red Prints, absolutely fast colors at 5 cents a yard; Remnants shirting and apron prints at 4 cents a yard; 36 inch unbleached cotton at 4 ½ cents a yard; Reed City Woolen Mills yarn in all colors; Fine quality German knitting yarn at 75 cents a pound; Grey stocking yarn at 50 cents a pound.

Ladies Jackets – We have a new line of ladies jackets. Call and see them. Styles are right, prices low. A good jacket, either fur trimmed or plain for $5. Excellent value at $6.50, $7.50 and $10.00.

Underwear – Ladies scarlet underwear, all wool, 75 cents. Ladies Jersey ribbed Merino at 50 cents. Ladies Jersey ribbed, winter weight, cotton, 25 cents. Also Wright’s Health Underwear in all sizes.

Shawls – single and double shawls, also fine line of Beaver shawls and wraps. Single, $2.00, double, $4.00.

Children’s Suits – Knee pant suits from $1.00 to $7.50. Big stock of school suits, cheap.

Hats and Caps – We are ready with the late styles in both hats and caps. Look over the line of Blue Yacht Caps, all sizes 50 cents. –adv.

East Fork News

There was a meeting at the Sage school house to see about building a church. Emory Baker offered a site and $25. S. P. Holcomb, Perry Brown, Jacob Butts, Chas. Kemp and John Markel were elected as a committee. The project is rapidly gaining ground, and all it needs to be a success is for everybody to put their shoulders to the wheel.

140 Years Ago

OCTOBER 12, 1873


A good time for colds.

Rainy weather this week.

Improvements on Main Street still continue.

Jas Kennedy’s mill has shut down for the season.

A good open buggy for sale, enquire at this office.

Attention is called to the local notice of Mrs. O. H. Carus.

Another new block is going up opposite the Rail Road House.

The lightning rod man has been in town during the last few days.

We learn that Mr. Randall shot thirty-two pigeons at one shot.

Any person wishing to buy a village lot will do well by calling at this office.

E. P. Wightman has got a new sign; and a new stock of jewelry on the way.

Our thanks are due Miss Nettie Bostwick for a fine bouquet of very choice flowers.

Hamlet’s Advice to the Ladies – “Put your bonnet to its right use; ‘tis for the head and not for the neck.”

The largest stock of goods ever shown in this section of the country is now to be found at the Star Dry Goods Clothing House.

We notice on our streets this week the smiling face of Mr. Burt Dorsey, who is here settling up his business preparatory to moving to Homer, in this state.