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40 Years Ago




Mayor Fleming called a special meeting of the city council in the manner prescribed by the City Charter to take action in regard to an employee retirement program.

Mayor Fleming informed council members that the city employees had met with State Mutual Insurance Company of America earlier in the day and had voted unanimously to establish a retirement program with that company.

The council voted to enter into an agreement with State Mutual Insurance Company of America and to make an initial payment of $1,000 to that company for the establishment of a city employee retirement program.

60 Years Ago




The third annual Martin School Reunion was held last week at Riverside Park.

The business meeting alternated with community singing of some songs from “Pat’s Pick,” a book formerly used in the district schools. Mrs. Alta Strait led the songs, accompanied by Mrs. Blanche Herman at the organ and Mr. Harry Strait with the violin.

Mrs. Jack Arndt brought a cake decorated with a miniature replica of the old Martin schoolhouse.

New officers chosen are: president, Donald McLachlan of Evart; vice president, Mrs. Bessie Dyer of Farwell; and secretary-treasurer, Mrs. Blanche Herman of Evart.


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Summer Clearance of Dresses

-Wide Choice of Styles and Colors, reduced to $3.77, $7.44 and $8.44.

-Children’s Sleeveless Blouses just 77 cents – values up to $2.98.

-Boys’ Dress and Sport Shirts, sizes to 8 years – were $1.19 to $1.49 – Now just 77 cents.

-Girls Slipover Polos and Midriffs, 2 to 14 years – were up to $2.98 – Now just 77 cents.

-All Dan River and Ship ‘n Shore Blouses 25% Reduction – Values to $2.49 – Now just 97 cents.

80 Years Ago



Mr. and Mrs. Marshall McLachlan and daughter, spent the weekend with their parents, Mr. and Mrs. Arthur McLachlan.

Mr. and Mrs. Otto Koeppe and daughter, Adelaide, and Mr. and Mrs. Robert Huff and daughter, Mary Elizabeth, spent Sundaywith Mr. and Mrs. John Smith at Lake City.

Mr. and Mrs. Wallace J. Smith and daughters, of Detroit, and Mr. and Mrs. Stotzer, of Archbold, Ohio, were weekend guests of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Smith and Mr. and Mrs. Fred Davy.

Mrs. S. O. Rale, of Lapeer, is visiting Mrs. J. M. Samuels at Reed City this week.

Mrs. Mell Trevegno, of Lansing, and Miss Elizabeth Gallagher, of Boston, were weekend guests of Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Proctor.


Totals turned in for the Ragweed Pulling Contest by other than prize winning contestants, and not mentioned in last week’sReview, were as follows: Richard Plumb, 19,703; Viola Lepard, 3,548; George Belleville, 1,814; Jean Cooper, 23,300; Gladys Jagesewski, 25,180; Arthur Smock, 8,000; and Norma Reeves, 18,216.

A total of 232,472 ragweeds were pulled during the competition.

The prize checks have been received and winners may pick them up at the Review office.

100 Years Ago



Evart Farrington, of the Fleming shoe Co., was a Grand Rapids visitor Wednesday and Thursday.

Richard A Whiting and Jack Ashby, of Detroit, are guests of Mr. and Mrs. James R. Postal this week.

Rev. R. A. McConnell will occupy the pulpit at the M. E. Church Sunday morning. Subject: “The White Sunlight of Potent Words.”

H. C. Creith arrived from Columbus, Ohio, Thursday morning, to join his family who have been visiting here during the past few weeks.

Mrs. Ed. Becker, who has been visiting her relatives at Sarnia, Ont. during the past month, returned home on Thursday of last week.

Mrs. Mosher Chase, of Adrian, is spending a week at the home of her sister, Mrs. L. R. Robinson.

Mrs. McCord and baby, of Wyandotte, are here to visit Mrs. McCord’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. William Latta.

The Misses Marion Shaw and Margaret Sleezer are spending a few weeks with Mr. Shaw at the Strawberry Lake Resort.

120 Years Ago

SEPTEMBER 18, 1896


Cor. Sixth and Main Sts.

We are now fully settled in our new quarters with the Choicest and Finest line of

Boots, Shoes, Hosiery and Rubber Goods,

Ever shown in Evart - and at prices to suit the requirements of all. With our enlarged and increased facilities we are now in a position to meet the demands of our large and increasing trade, and cordially invite all to call on us in our new home.


The Cash Shoe Man

Evart    -    Mich.


Myron Griswold is clearing off his cedar swamp, which adds much to the value as well as the looks of his place.

Corn cutting is the order of the day.

Charles Lawrence is clearing off a piece of ground on Robert Ackles’ place, which he intends to put into wheat.

Charles Thompson and wife left Tuesday morning to attend the Mormon camp meeting, so we understand.

James Sturgis and wife, also Lafe Walters and wife have returned from the St. Louis camp meeting.

Will Moyses is enjoying a visit from his sister, whose home is in Owosso.

140 Years Ago



Big Rapids

Last Sunday, a Swede named Ernest Anderson, jumped off a construction train near the upper depot in this city, and was caught in some way and fell on the track, so that the wheels passed over one of his legs, crushing and mangling it to a jelly.

Dr. Hendrix, assisted by Drs. Phelps and Bigelow, amputated the limb above the knee, and the sufferer is reported to be doing well. Anderson was a railroad laborer, about 20 years of age, and unmarried. Magnet.


-Joe Sayles returned from an extended visit in Ionia Co., Wednesday; looking well and hearty and feeling as big as ever.

-Mrs. Barlow Davis left last Monday for Macomb Co., called there by the illness of her father.

-Mr. and Mrs. Pritcher, of Coldwater, are visiting with Miss Mattie Reik, sister of Mrs. Pritcher.

-H. T. Wilson, of the Grand Rapids Daily Times, called on us Wednesday.

-Miss Harry Dexter returned Saturday last from an extended visit among friends in the southern part of the State.

-Mrs. W. A. Wightman, who has been visiting friends in the southern part of the State, returned home last Saturday.