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60 Years Ago

SEPTEMBER 23, 1954


Safety Tape – The Lions Club, cooperating in the state-wide Safety Crusade, has completed arrangement with Al’s Cities Service Station to apply reflective red Scotch Lite safety tape to the rear bumper of any car free of charge.

The safety tape was supplied by the Lions Club and they suggest that while the material and the application is free, car owners availing themselves of the service leave a contribution to help cover the cost of the tape.


The Orea Seamen family and Mrs. Geraldine Clark returned Sunday after a two weeks trip across the Straits.

Pfc. Jeffrey Allen received his honorable discharge, after spending the last nine months in North Africa, and arrived at his home here last week.

Weekend guests of Dr. and Mrs. J. W. Guinand were Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Sager and Mr. and Mrs. Bert Kennel, of Toronto, Canada.

Mrs. Louis Zehner and Miss Eleanor Zehner of Lexington, Mass., and Mrs. Jack Davis of Sparta, were guests of their aunt, Mrs. Robert Bregenzer, Sr., on Monday. Mrs. Harry S. Nolte of Washington, D.C., and Mrs. George Brearley, of Reed City, were Tuesday guests of Mrs. Judson E. Richardson and Mrs. Jane Beaver.

Mr. and Mrs. L. O. Richards of Lincoln Township, came last Thursday to help celebrate the birthday of Lawrence B. Richards.

80 Years Ago

SEPTEMBER 27, 1934


Mr. and Mrs. Earl Granger returned Friday night from a trip to the World’s Fair, the Black Hills of S. Dakota, Yellowstone National Park and Winnipeg.

Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Hunt announce the birth of a daughter, Joyce Elaine on Tuesday, Sept. 11.

Miss Elizabeth Davy left Monday for Ann Arbor where she will attend the University of Michigan.

Rev. Joseph Tuma was returned to the pastorate of the Evart and Sears M. E. Churches at eh annual Methodist Conference in session Sunday evening at Petoskey.

Mrs. Sarah M. Pier observed her 90th birthday anniversary Tuesday. She has been a resident of the community for over 60 years.

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Miss Helen Gaffney, of Avondale, visited over the weekend with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Gaffney.

One of the young men of Reed City was seen driving his new automobile through the county on Saturday last.

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100 Years Ago

SEPTEMBER 25, 1914


Miss Winnifred Davy will attend the U. of M. the coming year and with her mother, Mrs. V. R. Davy, left Thursday morning for Ann Arbor

Mrs. C. H. Rose and family spent several days at Houghton Lake, going Friday and returning Tuesday. They made the trip in the automobile.


Mrs. John Beach entertained Thursday evening with a dinner for ten, honoring the birthdays of her husband and Mrs. Geo. F. Andrus, whose anniversary occurred the same day.

Mrs. William Rogers gave a birthday dinner Friday evening to which twenty-two of Mr. Rogers’s friends and business associates were invited to help him celebrate his seventieth birthday.

On Saturday ten lady friends of Mrs. Walter Erity surprised her, dainty refreshments were served and several lovely gifts reminded her of the occasion.


Mr. and Mrs. A. Crittenton, Mr. and Mrs. Ward Hill and Mr. and Mrs. Fred Manley were dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs. Cash Mock Sunday.

Mr. and Mrs. M. L. Overling stopped to visit several of our fine citizens, they having previously lived in this vicinity.

120 Years Ago

SEPTEMBER 21, 1894


Mr. V. R. Davy and Miss Jennie Allen were married at the home of the bride at Hanover, Mich., Tuesday afternoon. They will take an extensive trip through the east, returning to Evart in about two weeks, when they will take up their residence in the home prepared by Mr. Davy on north Main Street. The bride is well known to our citizens, having been a popular teacher in the schools for three years, and a hearty welcome awaits her return as a permanent resident. The Review extends its hearty congratulations.

South Orient

Thompson & Ackles’ mill is doing good work. It looks like business, and no one need be afraid to put in all the logs they want to, as they can get them sawed the same year or right away.

South Orient is nearly all burned and considerable damage has been done to timber and fences in consequence.

Robt. Ackles starts this week for his father’s farm in Gratiot County to put in some wheat. He expects soon to move there and take control of the farm.

South Orient is gaining several new settlers, yet there is room for more. With our good land, good water, good schools and everything good for good home, it makes it a most desirable place to seek a home.

Cash Mock is at work for Plato & Renwick on their store building at Barrytown.

Chas Lawrence has returned form Ithaca, bringing a horse and carriage with him.

140 Years Ago

SEPTEMBER 26, 1874


Kit Carson, of Big Lake, called on us Tuesday and reported things quiet along the line of his road.

A meeting of the Pioneer Croquet Club will be held tomorrow evening at the Farrand Block. All croquet players are requested to be present.