20 Years Ago MAY 15, 1996 LOCAL LIONS HONORED AT T. C. Traverse City \u2013 John Clemens of the Evart Lions Club was recently honored at the Lions District 11-E1 Convention held in Traverse City. Clemens was cited for his years of humanitarian work and dedicated service to the district and to the International Association of Lions Clubs. He is past district governor of this service organization. Also recognized at the convention was Wayne Knight of the Frankfort Lions Club. The two were awarded certificates of appreciation. Two other Lions were recognized with the Melvin Jones Fellowship Award. Ed Smith of the Traverse City Lions Club and Harry Johnson, Jr. of the Baldwin Lions Club were both recognized for their years of service. The Lions support district projects such as the Mobile Ear Lab from Munson Medical Center in Traverse City, and the Lions of Michigan Foundation. At the convention, speakers stressed the Lions Club commitment fighting curable and preventable blindness worldwide. 40 Years Ago MAY 20, 1976 BRIDGE COMING There\u2019s going to be a new bridge over the Muskegon River at Hersey after all. The county commissioners have given the road commission revenue sharing money to the tune of $65,000 so the road commission can use its weight and gas tax money to finance their portion of the bridge. The large revenue sharing package was made known at the last meeting of the county commissioners. Total cost of the Hersey Bridge is estimated at $305,000. This is broken down into $280,000 for the actual bridge, $5,000 for the purchase of necessary land and $20,000 for the approaches to the bridge. It will cost $30,000 to take down the 70 year old existing bridge. Construction may start as early as this fall. 60 Years Ago MAY 17, 1956 A & P FOOD STORE Where the Bargains are Best Maine Potatoes \u2013 10 lbs., 39 cents. Florida Oranges \u2013 8 lbs., 49 cents. Silverbrook Butter \u2013 39 cents lb. Iona Cut Green Beans \u2013 10 cents per can. Jello \u2013 3 pkgs. \/ 25 cents. Chunk Pineapple in heavy syrup \u2013 20 oz. cans, 27 cents. Large Angel Food Ring \u2013 39 cents. ~ ~ ~ IT HAPPENED IN EVART Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Martin visited Mr. and Mrs. Tom Plett, of Cadillac Sunday. Mrs. F. A. Barkdoll, Mrs. Merton Holmes, Norma and Julie Holmes, Mrs. Jack Arndt, Miss Zelma Ferguson, Mr. and Mrs. Ershal Dage, Gail, Janet and Beth, were callers Saturday at the John Dage home. Mr. and Mrs. Carl Klock and family of Sparta called on his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Klock Saturday. 80 Years Ago MAY 14, 1936 E.H.S. ECHO Normal Students Give All High Assembly The Normal gave the all high assembly Friday of last week. We opened our program with group singing led by Ilene Lutz. We had a piano solo by Robert McLaughlin, a freshman, playing \u201cMelody in F,\u201d \u201cAuld Lang Syne,\u201d and \u201cFollow the Gleam.\u201d Vivian Sorensen as Mrs. Clark and George Keller as Mr. Clark, presented a one-act comedy, \u201cPlease Pass the Cream.\u201d The normal sextet, Muriel Vance, Margaret Jean Bobo, Phylis Proctor, Alice Morgan, Jean Thompson and Adeline Bathrick, with Miss Barrit accompanying, sang a group of songs. Sixth Grade News The sixth grade has been studying for the past weeks about the middle ages. Whey they were reading about the knights and ladies, they decided that they would like to build a castle with the knights around it. The castle was finished this week, with the following people working on committees: Moss for yard, Ralph, Watson, Henry, Bob and Gerald; fence, Czerny and Byron; mote, Henry and Lloyd; clothing for ladies, Joyce and Mary; clothing for men, Bruce and Melvin; castle, Dorothy, Ethel, Ellen, Mildred, Byron and Gerald. 100 Years Ago MAY 5, 1916 ELECTION RESULTS A light vote was cast in Osceola Co. last Monday, the contests being purely local. The Republicans have \u201ccome back\u201d with the old time majorities. The vote on Superintendent of Instruction as compiled by County Clerk Will West, is as follows: Progressive, 174; Republican, 1,798; Democratic, 365; Socialist, 67; Prohibition, 77. Roxburgh for Commissioner, 1807; Leach 369.