BACK IN TIME: Dec. 7, 2016

30 Years Ago

DECEMBER 2, 1986


HERSEY – Michigan Environmental Review Board (MERB) has approved the overall environmental program for PPG Industries’ proposed potash production facility in Hersey.

MERB’s approval was based on a thorough study of the potash facility’s environmental aspects, including the existing environment, surface water, groundwater quality, water availability, surface impacts, air quality, transportation alternatives and community impacts, said Donald D. Metzger, PPG project manager.

To ensure protection of groundwater, the study evaluated 367 test holes and wells. PPG believes it is among the most comprehensive evaluations of its kind.

Project assessments that comprised more than 1,000 pages of data and evaluations were used by the Michigan Department of Natural Resources (DNR) and other state agencies in the review and approval of the project. MERB’s approval paves the way for applications for individual construction permits.

50 Years Ago

DECEMBER 8, 1966



The annual meeting of the Osceola Dairy Herd Improvement and Owner Sampler Milk Testing Association will be at Evart January 5.

The meeting will be at the Evart Township Hall and will open at 12 o’clock noon with a luncheon. The luncheon will be prepared by the Avondale Home Extension Club.

In addition to the annual business meeting and election of board members, Paul Wilkes, Executive Secretary for Michigan D.H.I.A. will discuss future plans of the association.

Because of the fast drop in dairy cow numbers throughout Michigan, it will be necessary to make some drastic changes in the milk testing program. All local members should be present to assist with decisions on future changes.

There are now forty-one members in the Osceola Association that tested 1,428 cows during November

Cecil Lambert, former Osceola County dairyman, is the Association tester technician.

69 Years Ago

DECEMBER 4, 1947

(There is no 1946 microfilm)



I will be at the First National Bank each Saturday afternoon up to and including January 10 for collection of taxes. There will be no fees, if paid before January 10. After that date 4% will be added.

Henry Rueffer, Treasurer

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Attention Farmers – Sell your Livestock the modern way. Marion Livestock Auction. Sale every Thursday. Hog ceiling for this area is $14.60 per 100 wt.

Air Conditioned Coal Furnaces and oil furnaces will soon be on display at O. J. North’s.

Found – Man’s leather glove. Owner pay for ad. Review Office.

4 Great Motor Oils, Enarco, McMillan Ring Free, Northland Pennsylvania, Veedol. O. J. North.

Lost – Dodge Hub Cap, Sunday. Please return to avian Buss, Evart.

Skates Sharpened. Mort’s appliance Shop.

2 Coal Heaters and 1 all enamel kitchen range. Inquire of Sydney Shore. Phone 166F5.

90 Years Ago

DECEMBER 3, 1926


Mrs. William Robinson and her friend, Mrs. Minnie Baine, of White Cloud, were the guests, Friday, of their father and friend, H. Hintze.

On Saturday last, Mr. and Mrs. Bernhardt Guenther, of Leighton, arrived to spend the weekend with their friend, Mrs. Regina Singalaub at her farm home.

Mrs. John Marsh, who has been the guest of her daughter, Mrs. Herbert L. Havens, of Lansing, returned home on Saturday last accompanied by her daughter and husband.

On Saturday evening, Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Emmons and their daughter Alberta, left by motor for St. Johns to visit their parents and other relatives. They returned Sunday evening.

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Marion Notes

Mrs. Glen Piper, who underwent an operation at Mercy Hospital at Cadillac some time ago, returned to her home Saturday.

Mr. Harold Gormsby passed away Monday at the home of his son, Mr. Leonard Gormsby and family.

Mr. and Mrs. Dryer and son, Arnold, drove to Detroit Sunday.

Misses Ely and Ballor spent the weekend with the former’s parents at Big Rapids.

The Mentor and Art Club held their meeting at the home of Mrs. Omer Hall, on Thursday last.

Mr. and Mrs. John Game and Mrs. Ira Roberts were Cadillac callers Monday.

110 Years Ago

DECEMBER 7, 1906




Fred Manley was home Monday.

Miss Roxie Blue visited here Saturday.

Another car of potatoes is being loaded here.

Frank Meyer is recovering from a week’s illness.

Mrs. Harry Smith has returned to her home in Ashland, Wis.

Sam, a son of Samuel Hills, is reported quite sick with typhoid fever.

J. Frank Bark is attending a meeting of the Board of Supervisors at Hersey.

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Rural Route No. 1

Miss Orpha Sample, of Hersey, is spending a few days with her friend Miss Mable McCallum.

Randall Pinksley received the sad news, Thursday, of the death of his father, which occurred at Mansfield, Ohio.

H. O. Legstrom, accompanied by Mrs. Legstrom, spent his eighty-eighth birthday with his daughter, Mrs. Paul Whitney and family, one day this week.

Peter White has purchased, at an end of season bargain price, a new hay press of a kind that is known to work to perfection. Haying will be an easier time next season.

130 Years Ago

DECEMBER 3, 1886


Messrs. Andrus and Redmond have built neat new fences in front of their residences on Hemlock Street.

The annual tax sales for Osceola County will commence at Hersey next Tuesday.

Mrs. Seper, of Dexter, is visiting the family of her brother, Dr. Hepburn, this week.

Wildberg & Co. wish to remind people that they will close their store for Hebrew holidays.

Mrs. Frank Hibbard, who visited friends at Ludington last week, returned home on Tuesday evening.

Thirty-seven tickets were sold at Beeman’s dance on Thursday evening.

Wm. Godfrey has gone to Manistee, where he has a steady job for the winter.

Miss Redmond goes to Chicago next Monday to buy her winter stock of goods.

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Outline: County Clerk Millard and Zerah Whitney have bought out the hardware business of R. W. Hall, and the new firm name is Whitney & Millard. They will stock up and run a first-class establishment and sell goods at prices as low as any hardware house in the county. The new firm are well known citizens, sound financially and every other way, and they should receive the hearty support of the people of this section.