70 Years Ago

APRIL 29, 1943


There’s no nickel in the new nickel … the new five-cent piece consists of 56 percent copper, 35 percent silver and 9 percent manganese … the United States Women’s Bureau advises women war workers to wear safety caps if the job required it, tucking their hair fully under the cap, to avoid injuries as well as pain, costly medical care, and or permanent disfigurement …

Lighter and less bright colors will be the fashion mode this year … this is not a whim of the fashion experts but a necessity brought about by control of dyes and organic pigments … the use of anti-freeze solutions containing calcium chloride and other salts may cause great damage to your automobile, according to the Department of Commerce … to test your antifreeze, place a few spoonfuls of the compound in an iron skillet or dish (do not use aluminum) and boil slowly until the liquid evaporates … a substantial residue indicates the presence of calcium chloride.

80 Years Ago

APRIL 27, 1933


Mrs. Robert Bregenzer and son, Keith, visited Friday in Big Rapids at the home of Mrs. Bregenzer’s sister, Mrs. John Dalziel.

Mr. and Mrs. Truman Shore, of Cadillac, were Sunday dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs. G. L. Doty.

The Avondale Mite Society will hold a bake sale at Richardson’s on Saturday next. –adv.

Mrs. John Dage and Mrs. E. B. Wise are visiting friends in Dowagiac this week.

The Review is in receipt of several letters from subscribers; among them is one from Chas. F. Bark, of Kalamazoo, in which he states: “The Review has been coming to our house ever since I can remember and I certainly should be lost without it.” A letter from Mr. and Mrs. R. A. Bailey of Metaline Falls, reads:

“We had just about decided to discontinue our subscription to The Review, but it seems that we just must have the home paper.”

Henry A. Clark, a resident of Avondale from the time he was 17 years old to 36, asks us to have our Avondale correspondent be a little more regular as he depends upon those items to keep him informed concerning relatives there, who like himself neglect to write letters.

90 Years Ago

MAY 4, 1923


Marion – Frank Porter returned Saturday from a trip to Evart and Hersey.

Sylvan No. 2 – Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Smith, of Detroit, returned to their home Saturday, after spending a few days with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. G. Pritchard.

S. F. Postal returned to his business at Glendale, Ont., Monday night.

Mr. and Mrs. Kent A. Moody and little daughter arrived Saturday night from Akron, Ohio, for a couple of weeks’ visit with their relatives.

Reed City – Harvey Johnson and Robert Glenn have plowed up a considerable plot to be used as a kitchen garden henceforth, the two houses being on adjoining lots it was more convenient to plow one long garden plot than two short ones. Both of their wives are most pleased with the project.

100 Years Ago

MAY 2, 1913


Harry Seath, who has lived at Flint during the past three years, came home to visit his sister-in-law, Mrs. Edward Seath, who has been in poor health of late.

Marion Items – Miss Vera Myers, of Owosso, came Monday to visit friends in Marion and vicinity.

County Seat News – W. H. Ingersoll, of Grand Rapids, was in Hersey this week looking after business interests.

George E. Orr and family left Thursday morning for their new home in Fravel, Wash.

Miss Cecilia Egger, who has been in the employ of Davy & Co., for the past four years, has resigned her position and will leave Monday for Saginaw, where she will enter as a student in the Bliss-Alger College.

110 Years Ago

APRIL 30, 1903


North Orient –Miss Anna Becker visited with friends in Sears last Tuesday.

Hartwick News – Gertrude Huff is visiting at O. Clark’s.

Osceola Dist. No. 1 – Katie Riley was the guest of Freda Lauman, Sunday.

South Evart – Anna Hayward is stopping at her brother’s, William Hayward, this week.

John Bennett has resumed his position, which he gave up when he went to Elk Rapids, as manager and buyer in the dry goods department of Davy and Co.

120 Years Ago

APRIL 28, 1893


The First State Savings Bank of Evart commenced business on Monday, by and under authority of the State Bank commission.

Fred Postal will begin next week to overhaul and put the Evart House in first class shape.

S. B. Ardis and A. C. Lewis are the proprietors of a new bank at Lake City.

Hersey – Lawrence Newbalm is in town visiting relatives and friends.

Hartwick News – Mrs. Frank Turner and daughter, Pearl, of Evart, were the guests of Mrs. J. C. Arndt this week.

Hartwick and Highland – George Hinkley, of Rose Lake, was in Marion Friday last.

130 Years Ago

MAY 4, 1883



Robert Sherman, formerly of this township, but now of Souris, Manitoba, was in town this week for a few days.

J. L. Snyder has sold his shingle mill in Hartwick to A. J. McCarn who will proceed with the operations.

Fred Lewis, of the Bay City Call was in town over last Sunday, a guest of his brother, William A. Lewis.

Mrs. Stafford Gates and Miss Bell Basom are enjoying a visit from their father from the southern part of the state.

Barlow Davis returned from his Macomb County visit on Monday night.

140 Years Ago

APRIL 25, 1873


Children suffer terribly from earache, when there is a simple and generally certain remedy. Take a piece of fat salt pork, and make a plug half an inch long in such a shape that one end will fit in the ear like a cork, the other end large enough to keep it from slipping in.

Spring is coming – money will be plentier. We will all be in a better humor, as trade will be brisker. Already the preparations are going on for an early Spring trade. Let our merchants and mechanics prosper, and our capitalists prepare to build houses and improve the town.

The law requires that in measuring such articles as potatoes or apples, the measure be heaped, so that four pecks would actually amount to nearly, if not quite, five pecks. In the measurement of clover seed, flax seed, and such like articles, the measures are only required to be level full.

Men and teams from the lumber camps are arriving daily; the men looking strong and hearty, and the teams in better condition than usual. We opine that in consequence of the epizooty, the horses received better care last winter than formerly.

Martin & Nichols have their new planer in running order again, much to the relief of builders and others. Their dry kiln is also in running order and is working better than they had even anticipated, thus filling a long felt necessity.