30 Years Ago

JUNE 28, 1983


Randy Adams of Evart picked up three nice bass one day recently while fishing “somewhere” near Evart. He took a 22 inch, 5 ? pound, a 17 inch and a 15 inch. All bit on rubber worms. Adams claims the fish came from Myrtle Lake.

New Arrival – Jay and Mary (Apsey) Maddern of Reed City are the proud parents of a baby girl. Jayme Nicole weighed 6 lbs. 4 ozs. when she was born at Reed City Hospital on June 13. Grandparents are Elmer and Mary Maddern and Eldon and Shirley Apsey, all of Reed City.


Eleven students from this past year’s fourth, fifth and sixth grades at Evart have earned the President’s Physical Fitness Awards according to Physical Education Instructor Mark Parsons.

Two fourth graders, John Schindler and Mike Monterusso qualified, as did fifth graders Jennifer Colby and Donna Cumett. Sixth graders Stephanie Hoke, Carrie Isanhart, Koreen Kline, Karen Beemer, Kristie Derevager, Julie Lane and Nate Zeeryp also earned the award.

51 Years Ago

JUNE 27, 1963


Hamburgers and wieners really are excellent protein foods, according to Michigan State University foods and nutrition specialist Roberta Hershey. What’s more, they’re popular with youngsters, although hotdogs may be too highly seasoned for very young children.

The Jackson family of rural Reed City traveled to Traverse City to enjoy the waters of Grand Traverse Bay over last weekend.

New teachers contracted for this year include: Kay Fowler who will teach biology and physiology, Russell VanderVeen teaching vocational agriculture, Mildred Swem who will teach girls’ physical education and junior high classes, Mrs. Clarice Price also teaching junior high and James Roy who will teach commerce.

Mr. and Mrs. Alex Bieri and Dorothy attended E.U.B. Services at North Evart after which a lovely dinner was served at the Evart High School cafeteria.

Freda Rohen of Perry spent Friday with Mr. and Mrs. Ernie Rohen and family.

According to Mrs. Irvin Gerred, chairman of the Band Booster committee, new uniforms for the school band will not be bought for the opening of the fall term. As it stands now this is money raised: Band Booster $953, candy selling $150, spring concert $100, school board $2,500, with a total of $3,703. Cost of uniforms is $5,265. Yet to go $1,562.

80 Years Ago

JUNE 24, 1943


-Com. Agar to Address AAA – Lieutenant Commander Herbert Agar, formerly editor of the Louisville Courier Journal, Louisville, Kentucky, and at present time a Naval officer assigned to the Office of War Information in London, England, will speak in Mount Pleasant at the Central State Teachers College Auditorium at 9 p.m. (EWT) on Friday next.

Everyone with an interest in such is cordially invited to attend and hear this interesting speaker.

-Victory Garden Contest Open – Victory Gardeners have until July 15 to enter their gardens in the state-wide Victory Garden Contest. The closing date for entries, originally set at July 1, was postponed a few weeks when rains delayed plantings in most sections of the state.


Legion Presents Gold Star Citations – Gold Star citations were presented to the parents of two men killed in action in this war by the Joseph W. Guyton post of the American Legion. The citations, handsomely engraved and suitable for framing, were given to the parents of Harold Graber and Gerald Pitts, both killed in New Guinea.

90 Years Ago

JUNE 20, 1923

Rural School Mid-Summer Field Meet

The following school will hold a field meet on Saturday next at the Hoover School, District No. 2, Evart Township, which is three miles south and one half mile east of Evart; Hoover School, District No. 1; Brown School, District No. 5; Happy Hollow School, District No. 7; Smith School, District No. 8. The winning school will hold the pennant. Individual prizes will also be given.


The little town of Tustin holds the record for potato shipments in Osceola County, having shipped 279 cars last season, or 25 percent of the total for the county.

Mr. and Mrs. Freeman Slater and children, of Evart, visited their parents at Chippewa Cross Roads Sunday.

Milton Wooten, Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Struble and Miss Sarah Bailey were guests at the S. S. Struble home Sunday.

Ray Dair had the misfortune to lose a cow earlier this week with lung fever.

James Brown, of Mount Pleasant has rented section one to pasture his cattle this summer and has turned in about eighty head so far.

Trouble never comes single it seems. Ray Dair, who lost a cow several days ago, now has another one sick.

110 Years Ago

JUNE 25, 1903


F. W. Reed asked at council meeting that a one inch water pipe be laid from First Street north on Main Street 300 feet, and for permission to tap the same for water. On motion it was referred to committee on water works. E. S. Gough, at the same meeting, tendered his resignation as trustee to take effect at month’s end. On motion the subject was laid on the table for one year.

Legal Notice – The Common Council of the village of Evart, deem it a public improvement and necessary for the safety of the public that a cement sidewalk be built on the east side of lots 141, 158, 172, 184 and n. ? of 205 of the village of Evart and abutting thereto. Therefore, be it resolved that a cement sidewalk be built on the east side of said lots and abutting thereto, and that the same be constructed in accordance with and under the provisions of Ordinance No. 92, relating to the building of side and cross walks in said village.

This and That:

-Some people experience but little difficulty in making fools of themselves.

-Take care of your life; the Lord will take care of your death.

-A woman’s club is a formidable weapon to hold over a man’s head.

130 Years Ago

JUNE 29, 1883


The County Board of Supervisors have been in session this week at the hub. They have appropriated $600 for an addition to the Poor House buildings.

Sells Bros’ Circus breakfasted at Evart last Sunday morning.

C. L. Gray, C. H. Rose, Mrs. Kline, and others, were at Hersey on Wednesday.

The movement to organize a military company in Evart is meeting with popular favor.

Mrs. Abigail Hepburn, of Wayne, is visiting her son, Dr. Hepburn, of this place. Mrs. Hepburn came to Detroit in 1803, when that city was but a French hamlet, and has lived in Wayne County ever since. She is one of the few survivors of the second generation following that of the revolution, her grandfather having been a soldier of 1776.