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80 Years Ago

OCTOBER 19, 1933


For Sale – 80 acre farm, located on U.S. 10, fair buildings, electricity available. Free from Debt. Money maker. 1933 corn crop and farm equipment may be had. Owner ailing. EB –adv.

For Sale or Trade – 160 acre farm, located in Sylvan Township. Fair buildings. About $4,000. $1,000 cash to handle or will trade equity in farm for smaller place. Heirs wish to close estate immediately. RW –adv.

For Sale – Store building with nice living rooms overhead. Also garage building. Both located at Sear, Mich. Cash or terms. H. Mc. –adv.

90 Years Ago

OCTOBER 17, 1923


Miss Helen Sherman left Sunday for Marion where she will be supervisor of music in the school, and Miss Blanch Sherman expects to leave next Monday for Flint.

Mr. and Mrs. James R. Postal motored from their home in Bridgeport, Conn., for a ten days visit with Mr. Postal’s mother, Mrs. F. S. Postal at her Spring Hill farm.

Mr. and Mrs. A. A. Welch again have friends visiting from Toledo. Four young men who have been touring northern Michigan and are stopping over here for fishing.

Mrs. Charles Shore and son, George, are spending a few days with relatives on their return trip to St. Ignace, where they are living at present. They have been attending a family reunion at Sturgis, Mich. George is driving a new Studebaker.

Dr. J. C. Floyd will leave next Monday or Tuesday to attend a meeting of the Michigan Conference to be held in Grand Rapids which will continue about one week. Whether he will return to Evart for another year or take an appointment elsewhere will there be decided.

100 Years Ago

OCTOBER 24, 1913


Percival’s Variety Store – The place of bargains. When in town come in and see what we have that’s new. We are constantly adding new things to our stock, and will strive to meet your needs in nearly all lines. This week we have received a large shipment of Fine China Novelties from Japan. Just the thing for nice dainty presents. W. J. Percival, Proprietor. –adv.

Judson W. Roe – Your FALL Shoes are here. Good shoes are a necessity at this season of the year and we invite you to look over our showing. Over 50 different styles here in men’s and boys’ high cuts with sturdy waterproof soles and uppers. The best assortment ever shown you are priced from $2.00 to $6.00. If it’s new, it’s here. –adv.

120 Years Ago

OCTOBER 20, 1893


Overcoats - $4.00 overcoats worth $5.00. Better grades up to $20.00.

Furnishing Goods – Shrunk Flannel overshirts in new fall patterns. Men’s scarlet underwear, 35 cents. Men’s grey, double front and back, 50 cents. Men’s heavy ribbed hosiery, 25 cents. Men’s fine cashmere hosiery, 25 cents.

Neckwear – Special value at 25 cents. Grade at 50 cents that sold formerly for 75 cents.

Tailoring Dept. Suits to order, $18.00 and upwards. Pants to order, $3.50 and upwards. Don’t buy one dollar’s worth of goods until you get our prices. Doing more business than any three dealers in Osceola County, we are in position to buy in large quantities and offer low prices. –adv.

South Orient News

Corn husking is nearly completed.

The teacher in district No. 4 takes next week to visit the World’s Fair.

We are having beautiful fall weather.

C. M. Mock has finished his work on Grant Huffman’s house over in Fork Township.

We don’t think it pays to haul potatoes to Remus and sell them for 32 cents per bushel, when one can get 40 cents by selling in a home market.

And still another saw mill on sec. 6, Fork. Dan Maynard is putting in the machinery at what is called Brown’s camps on the Rat Tail Creek.

H. H. Huff met with quite an accident Friday while returning from Evart. His horse took fright at the cars just west of Sears, throwing him out of the cart and cutting and bruising his face quite badly.

130 Years Ago

OCTOBER 19, 1883



Remember it is not out of season to pay the printer. He will be glad to credit you with a year’s subscription at any time.

Frank S. Postal has sold to Alexander Smock, the east half of south-east quarter section 36, Osceola Township, for $1,600.

Nelson I. Tobey, Hibbard’s clever drug clerk, is the happy father of a baby girl, which arrived last Saturday. Evart offers superior inducements to any wood working manufacturing business. Abundant hard and soft wood near at hand. The job of claying Main Street from railroad crossing to Muskegon River Bridge was let to Jas. W. Turner for $180 on Tuesday.

Godey’s Lady’s Book for November is on our table and is the most attractive number of any fashion magazine yet published. It contains a very fine steel plate entitled “A Rural Scene in Autumn.” The colored fashion plate cannot be beaten in richness and taste. A very nice piece of music, a ballad, appears in this number entitled “Mary Mavoureen.” The number is also replete with the choicest reading matter.

Address L. A. Godey, Philadelphia, Pa.

140 Years Ago

OCTOBER 5, 1873


Post Office Directory – Mails will close at 11:30 a.m. and 3:50 p.m. Office hours on Sunday from 12 .am. to 4 p.m.