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50 Years Ago

AUGUST 21, 1964


Wm. Adams and wife were Monday supper guests of Mr. and Mrs. Art Pruyne of Reed City. On Friday they called on Mr. and Mrs. Roland Dyer.

Mr. and Mrs. Vincent Ritzert were in Grand Rapids on Wednesday.

Mrs. Shirley Spedoski, of Reed City, called at the Vincent Ritzert home Friday.

Mrs. George Hastings, of Reed City, and son Robert Escott of Grand Rapids, called at the Edna Crisler, Robert Ermatinger and Melvin Tompkins homes Saturday evening.

Miss Isabelle Rollins, of Reed City, was in Marion on Thursday.

Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Adams were Sunday guests of Mr. and Mrs. Amos Thompson of Reed City.

Golf Course Funds – A meeting will be held Monday at 7:30 p.m., in the Community Basement of the Reed City State Bank for discussion.

The purpose of the meeting is to raise funds to complete the golf course between Reed City and Evart by 1965. Any interested persons please attend.

70 Years Ago

AUGUST 17, 1944


Most plentiful food – Eggs


Sugar stamps 30, 31 and 32 each good for five pounds indefinitely. Sugar stamp 40 good for five pounds of canning sugar through February next year.

Processed Foods

Blue stamps A8 through Z8 and A5, good indefinitely.


A-12 coupons good through September 21.


Consumer purchases of rationed stoves must be made with a certificate obtained at the local war price and rationing boards.

Fuel Oil

Periods 4 and 5 coupons, good through September 30. New period 1 coupons for the 1944-45 heating year may be used as soon as they are received from local boards.

Meats, Fats

Red stamps A8 through Z8 are good indefinitely.


Airplane stamps 1 and 2, good indefinitely.


Mr. and Mrs. Elgie Hickok called at the John Martin home of Monday evening.

The school meeting was held Monday evening at the Martin School.