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30 Years Ago

MARCH 12, 1986



The last City Council meeting was one of those good news – bad news situations. The good news was The DNR has moved the city from #39 place on a priority rating for funding to #15.

The city would also qualify for small cities set aside funds and innovative design of the waste water treatment plant, assuring the city of 80% financing of the $5.5 million waste treatment plant.

The bad news is the city must increase sewer rates to finance the 20% local share.

The council voted to make the increases in three steps. The first increase will take effect April 1, 1986 and will raise the sewer cost from $1.20 per 1,000 gallons of water used to $1.60. The second increase will take effect April 1, 1987 and will go to $2.00. The final increase will take effect at the time the actual sale of bonds takes place and will go to $2.40. In short, over the next two years sewer rates will double from their present cost to users.

Industrial rates are covered under a different formula but each would pay a proportionate share. Evart Products is the larger user of water but most of their water is used for cooling and is discharged into Twin Creek and does not require treatment. Liberty Dairy accounts for half of the waste water treated and they will pay half of the local cost over the life of the bond issue.

50 Years Ago

MARCH 17, 1966



Miss Sarah Burley and Miss Lillian MacClarin of Holton were weekend guests of George Lee and his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Joe Parsons and family. Callers n the Joe Parsons home on Saturday were Mr. and Mrs. Carl Tusch, Mr. and Mrs. Wendell Parsons and Scott of Lansing, and Larry and Paul Derscheid.

Miss Nelda Cass of Grand Rapids spent the weekend with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Cass.



-Lloyd Livingston, of Berkeley, paid a fine of $3.00 and costs of $5.00 for failing to stop at a stop sign.

-Gerald Fischer, of Plymouth, paid $10.00 fine and $5.00 in costs on an excessive speed charge.

-Musa Mydin Shain, Jr., of Warren, was fined $10.00, plus costs of $5.00 for failing to signal a left turn.

-George P. Nelson, of Saginaw, was fined $10.00 and costs of $5.00 for speeding.

-Charges against Viola Coleman, of Farwell, for not having her operator’s license, were dismissed when she presented a valid license.

All tickets were issued by the State Police.

69 Years Ago

MARCH 6, 1947

(1946 microfilm missing from library)

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Mrs. A. T. Jackson writes from Key West, Florida, that her sister, Mrs. Ruth Maddern, of Kalamazoo, has been her guest for two weeks and Sam T. Johnson and sister, Miss Anna, of Reed City, recently spent a day at the Jackson home.

Miss Kathryn Umphrey, of Detroit, came Monday for a ten day visit with her mother, Mrs. W. F. Umphrey.

Emmett Moore was home from M.S.C. East Lansing to spend the weekend with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Bret Moore.

Mrs. Gertrude Smith of the Review office force, underwent an appendectomy at the Reed City Hospital Tuesday afternoon. Her condition is very favorable.

Mr. and Mrs. John Hesselink, of Marion, were guests in the home of her mother, Mrs. Pearl Fleming, Saturday night and Sunday.

90 Years Ago

MARCH 3, 1926


Miss Mildred Head entertained her cousin, Miss Lila Austin, of Reed City, at her home west of the village, over the weekend.

Coat Sale for Saturday. Coats from $25.00 to $125.00. Sale prices $19.75, $29.75, $39.75, $59.75, $89.75. Mrs. M. Mills –adv.

The Legion Ladies’ Auxiliary will hold their regular meeting next Thursday evening. All members are encouraged to attend.

Mr. and Mrs. George A. Glerum entertained for Sunday dinner, relatives and friends to the number of about twenty.

Miss Frances Sims, of Vicksburg, visited Evart friends the latter part of the week.

110 Years Ago

MARCH 14, 1906


J. A. Nelson was on duty at Piper & Company during the weekend just past. Extra help was needed with the big sale occurring at that business.

F. A. Richter, of the Marion Manufacturing Co., is visiting his family in Saginaw.

The masquerade at Jones pavilion Monday evening was attended by a big Crowd.


Niles, Mich. – A. C. Probert, who posed here as a doctor and was concerned with Dr. Charles Granville in the diploma mill run in connection with St. Luke’s Hospital, is a fugitive from justice in California.

Advices from Santa Cruz are that Probert took out a marriage license under the name of Clarence R. Davis, and was married to an estimable young woman.

Having previously fled from Dayton, Ore., where a bank conducted by him became involved, he has been charged with perjury in connection with the marriage license, and is being sought by people interested in the bank’s affairs.

130 Years Ago

MARCH 18, 1886


-Fresh Lime and Pine Lath at E. H. Co.

-PAINT arriving daily at Evart Hardware Co.

-Livery and Sale Stable – L. M. Winsor, Proprietor. Barn Corner Pine and 7th Streets, Evart, Michigan. First-Class rigs at Reasonable Prices and at all Hours.

-Mrs. D. W. Griffin – First-Class Restaurant and Boarding House, second door south of Gray’s Store, Main Street.

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