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40 Years Ago

AUGUST 5, 1976


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60 Years Ago

AUGUST 9, 1956



The Chippewa Grange meeting last Wednesday was attended by 24 persons including five children and two visitors.

Mr. and Mrs. Roscoe Allen were transferred from the Montmorency Grange to the Chippewa Grange.

After the business meeting was held, musical selections were presented by Leanne and Noreen Silberstein. The group also participated in quizzes on Grange ritual and safe driving.


Mr. and Mrs. John W. McLachlan were surprised Sunday when several of their children, grandchildren and great grandchildren arrived at their home for an impromptu visit.

Attending the unexpected reunion were: Mr. and Mrs. Ray McLachlan of St. Ignace, Mr. and Mrs. Otto Jennings and daughter of Detroit, Mr. and Mrs. Don Prieskorn and son of Detroit, Mrs. William Parsons and daughters and Mr. and Mrs. David McLachlan and family of Evart.


-Tuesday – Sears Home Makers picnic at Big Lake.

-Wednesday – North Evart Evangelical Ladies Aid will meet at the J. E. Niergarth home. Potluck dinner at noon.

-Saturday – Avondale WSCS Rummage Sale at the Avondale Methodist Church.

80 Years Ago

AUGUST 6, 1936


Mr. and Mrs. Ward Hubbard and daughter, Janet, of Lansing, are visiting their parents, Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Hubbard.

Miss Margaret Whiteside and Miss Leota Becker were hostesses at a shower Tuesday night at the former’s home honoring Miss Irene Egger. Dainty refreshments were served.

Harold Henry, of Chicago, is visiting his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Arthur McLachlan. They went for a drive and ended up in Reed City before heading home.

Special Chicken Dinner at Carey’s Restaurant Sunday. – adv.

Mrs. Fred Johnson called on Mrs. Millard Henry Friday afternoon.

Mr. and Mrs. C. J. Wythe, of Pottersville, visited their parents, Mr. and Mrs. Zern Clark, this week.

Mrs. Carmi Smith and son, Randall, who have been visiting her mother, Mrs. Minnie Marcinkewciz, for the past two weeks, returned to their home at Flint Sunday.

Mrs. O. S. Derby, of Lapeer, is visiting Mrs. M. J. Adams and Mr. and Mrs. Rhoy Adams this week.

100 Years Ago

AUGUST 4, 1916



L. J. Inman, advance ticket man for the Community Chautauqua System, was in town Wednesday and Thursday assisting the local committee in the sale of season tickets. Mr. Inman attended the meeting of the Evart Chautauqua Association and organized a plan for the sale of season tickets. It is urged by A. G. Sandberg, ticket chairman, that each family talk over how many tickets they will use, so that they can make their purchase of the ticket salesmen. A house to house canvas will be made of the town and country, that no one will be overlooked. Your cooperation is needed to make the Chautauqua a success, and this success can be obtained by each member of every family having a season ticket. Assist the local merchants by buying your season ticket now. You not only assist the local committee by buying a season ticket, but will save yourself money, as the cost of the season ticket is $1.50, while the cost of the single admission adds up to be $3.40.


Born, to Mr. and Mrs. Fred Davy, Sunday, July 30, an eight and a half pound daughter. Mother and child doing well. Congratulations to the grandparents upon the first born grandchild.

Born, to Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Coverly of LeRoy, on Thursday last, a son.

Mr. and Mrs. G. B. Swick, of Niagara County, N. Y., were guests at the home of Mr. and Mrs. William Rogers, the latter being Mr. Rogers’ sister.

120 Years Ago

AUGUST 7, 1896


-Reed City Democrats are torn up over an order issued from the post office department at Washington, removing Postmaster Strong and naming Geo. H., Gilbert as his successor. Mr. Gilbert was originally a candidate for the position but was beaten by Mr. Strong, much to the disgust of old line Democrats and those who had known Mr. Gilbert as a wheel horse of his party as well as a public spirited and liberal citizen of the county for more than a quarter of a century. Feeling is divided among Democrats as to the removal, though more satisfaction than the adverse is expressed.

-The Republican Representative Convention will be held Aug. 26 at Reed City. The district is composed of Osceola - ten delegates, and Lake - five delegates. We understand that Mr. Lonsbury, the present Representative, is not a candidate for return, and therefore other names have been proposed. Mr. Isaac Grant, of Reed City, is an avowed candidate, and has much support assured him from delegates already appointed. The Young Men’s Republican Club of Reed City have endorsed Mr. A. M. Fleischhauer as their candidate, either of whom would be acceptable candidates.

-Richard Lewis, of Hersey, who was reared in this county and graduated in law from the University two years since, is hustling around the county in his canvass for nomination for Prosecuting Attorney on the Republican ticket this fall. He informs us that his prospects are bright and favorable. Richard has many friends who will give him loyal support. His principal opponent will be C. M. Beardsley of the same place.

140 Years Ago

AUGUST 11, 1876




-Kowkumbers, kramp, kolick and kich are now in order.

-Charlotte has shipped its first car load of wheat this season.

-The Hayes and Wheeler Club at Traverse City number nearly 150 members.

-Petoskey has a Hayes and Wheeler Club of 72 members.

-Quite an enthusiastic Hayes and Wheeler meeting was held last Tuesday evening.

-Berry picking is the order of the day.

-Wanted at this office, berries on subscription.

-The base ball excitement is getting near fever heat.

-Detroit has paid $43,119.41 for liquor taxes.

-We will take any kind of garden items on subscription. Don’t forget it.

-The work at David’s mill, on the lumber dryer, is progressing finely.

-Mark Ardis has extra rubbers or glass fruit jars. Jot it down; the good housewife may need some.