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40 Years Ago

AUGUST 19, 1976 


Evart’s school district is in the rare but favorable position of having its millage being reduced for the coming 1976-77 school year.

The operating millage is 23 mills, while 1.5 mills is for the 1965 bond debt. The 24.5 mill total is down ¼ of a mill from last year. That figures to roughly a savings of $10,000 for this coming school year compared to this past year.


Bingo – Sunday evenings, 6:30 to 10:30 p.m., at the VFW Post 3039, Farwell, Sponsored by the Wisemen’s Club of Lansing.

60 Years Ago

AUGUST 23, 1956



Completely New Cinemascope Projection Equipment and New Wide Screen Adults 65 cents, Under 12 Free

-Thursday Only – Full Carload for One Dollar. Tony Curtis in “The Purple Mask,” in Technicolor. Also, Humphrey Bogart, Audrey Hepburn and William Holden in “Sabrina.” Added Cartoon.

-Friday Only – Serial, “Sea Hound,” chapter 2.

-Friday and Saturday – Jeanne Crain, Kitty Kallen and George Nader in “The Second Greatest Sex,” in Technicolor. Also, Anne Baxter and Jeff Chandler in “The Spoilers.” Added Cartoon.

-Saturday Only – “Kiss the Blood Off My Hands.” Two Full Shows After Midnight.

-Sunday and Monday - Tony Curtis, Colleen Miller and Arthur Kennedy in “Rawhide Years,” in Technicolor. Also - Virginia Mayo and George Nader in “Congo Crossing.” Added Cartoon.

-Tuesday and Wednesday – Van Heflin and Susan Hayward in “Tap Roots,” in Technicolor. Also, Sadie Murphy, Brian Donlevy, and Marguerite Chapman in “Kansas Raiders.” Added Cartoon.

80 Years Ago

AUGUST 13, 1936

PULL 232,472


Osceola County has at least 232,472 less ragweed this week as a result of the ragweed pulling contest sponsored for the first 10 days of August by the Review and the Evart Chamber of Commerce aided by the Western Michigan Tourist & Resort Association.

Elaine Cole was both high girl and high scorer with her total of 40,225. Ellen Handy, with 35,206 was runner-up for the girls’ prize, as well as high total.

Kenneth Brooker, with 30,380, took first prize in the boys’ division. LeRoy Hammond, with 26,900 was second.


Sunday dinner guests at the Harry Gerred home were Miss Pearl Gerred, Eddie Cassbon, Richard Fate and Donald Grandy, all of Mount Pleasant, Mr. and Mrs. Ed North and Mrs. George Cooper and family, of Evart, Harold Peeper and Alfred LaFountain, of Big Rapids. Viola Ingersoll and Floyd Albro also called.

Mr. and Mrs. Richard Larimer, Keith Bregenzer, Fred Miles and Jack Richardson returned Sunday from a 10-day trip through the middle west and Denver, Colorado, where Mr. Larimer attended coaching school at the University of Colorado.

100 Years Ago

AUGUST 18, 1916



Newell Ely returned to Chicago Monday for a few weeks.

Mrs. Joseph H. Powell is very ill at her home on Oak Street.

Nellie and Roy Cole are spending a few days at Lakeview visiting their aunt, Mrs. Esther Macomber. They traveled through Reed City on their way so as to visit friends in that town.

Roy Moody is taking a vacation this week and visiting friends at Stockbridge.

Mr. and Mrs. L. F. Brown visited at Grand Rapids last week, Mr. Brown returning Monday.

Mrs. Phoebe Loomis went to Clare to visit Mr. and Mrs. L. H. Thompson, her daughter and family.

Miss Marjorie Sebring, of Minneapolis, is a guest at the home of Dr. and Mrs. W. J. Conover this week. Miss Sebring, it will be remembered, was several years a teacher in Evart High School.

Mrs. Benjamin Wells visited at Lansing during the latter part of last week, returning home Tuesday.

120 Years Ago

AUGUST 21, 1896



“Chet” McPherson moved to Evart the fore part of the week.

Frank Bark and family took in the celebration at Barryton, Monday last.

The Ladies Aid will serve ice cream at Furguson’s Hall, Saturday afternoon and evening.

Blue, Lamphear and Charles Thompson each loaded a car of pine lumber here yesterday to ship to eastern parties.

Miss Ella Munson, of Reed City, who has been visiting relatives and friends here, for a week, went home Monday.

South Sylvan

The Misses Ida and Mina Gregg, who have been under the doctor’s care the past two weeks, are convalescing.

Will Kanouse, who has been in Montana the past six years, called on old friends here last week. Will is a free silver man.

Two threshing machines are in the neighborhood this week, and both are busy. Grain, so far as heard from, is turning out well, wheat averages about 25 bushels per acre.


John Arndt was home over Sunday. He returned to Saginaw Monday, and will remain another ten days when he hopes to return home to stay.

W. A. Carruthers spent Sunday in Detroit, where he visited his little daughter and her grandparents.

Hon. M. J. Fanning, Chair of the State Prohibition Committee, will speak at the Music Hall tonight. Subject, “The Patriotic Ballot.”

140 Years Ago

AUGUST 18, 1876



-Baldwin – The Star says that nearly four tons of Whortleberries have been shipped from Baldwin during the season.

-Godey’s Lady’s Book for August has just been received. It is fully up to the standing of former numbers and will find a welcome in every household. Terms $3.00 including chromo. Address L. A. Godey, Philadelphia, Penn.

-A lady living in the western part of the village has become so accustomed to watering her flowers that she was out with her watering pot in the rain recently sheltered by an umbrella.

-The Protestant Episcopal Church at Evart, in Lancashire Hall Sunday 30 inst., service by the Rev. Wm. Matthias, Missionary, at10 a.m. and by the Right Rev. Gen. D. Gillespie D. D. Bishop of Western Michigan at 7 p.m. All are cordially invited to attend. The Sunday School meets every Lord’s day at noon in the same Hall to which parents are requested to send their children.


Blank Books, Memorandums, School Books and Stationery at Peter & Co’s.

Stores and Dwellings to let. Enquire of S. F. Dexter.

The “Rifle Team” Hat, a new style of Hat, at Cannon Bros.