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20 Years Ago

NOVEMBER 27, 1996



Sylvan Township – Osceola County Sheriff Department deputies are investigating an armed robbery which occurred Saturday evening at approximately 9:30 p.m. at Glen’s Market, located on M-66 in Sylvan Township.

Responding to a 911 call, deputies were told an armed robber entered the store as a female employee and her friend were closing down for the night.

The suspect was carrying a wooden bat or handle when he came into the market.

The two females quickly locked themselves in the bathroom while the suspect left the scene carrying the cash register. The emptied cash register was later recovered. An undisclosed amount of money was taken in the incident.

No one was injured during the robbery.

The suspect is described as being male, approximately 5’ 6” and 150-170 pounds. He was wearing a brown Carrhart coat and hat, blue jeans and a Halloween mask.

Deputies were assisted by Michigan State Police troopers from the Reed City Post as well as a tracking dog from the Missaukee County Sheriff Department. The suspect remains at large.

60 Years Ago

NOVEMBER 29, 1956



Doctor Jacob Bruggema and sons went to Detroit last week.

Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Jones and family have returned from a trip to Greenville, Ohio where they visited Mr. and Mrs. O. McClure and Mr. and Mrs. J. Russ Jones.

Mr. and Mrs. Norris Miller of Sears called on their uncle, Charles Cox, Monday evening.

Dalton Brown, now stationed at a North Carolina Air Base, recently visited several days with his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Hayes Ellsworth.

Mr. and Mrs. H. S. Gorthy visited Mr. Gorthy’s aunt, Mrs. Tower, last Sunday.


Handy’s Barber Shop is now open 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Closed at 6:00 p.m. Tuesday and all day Thursday. 327 Oak, phone RE4-5465.

Electric Motor Repair. We service and rewind all makes of electric motors. Ph. RE 4-5300. Evart Electric Service.

80 Years Ago

NOVEMBER 26, 1936


Tule School District

Mrs. J. Rosser, Correspondent

Mr. and Mrs. Baroset, of Toledo, Ohio, and Mr. and Mrs. William Diehlman, of Flint, spent Saturday with the latter’s daughter, Mrs. Vern Youngs at the Charles Lynch home.

Most of the pupils and a number of the parents attended the 4-H Club show at Barryton High School Monday night.

Mr. and Mrs. Oliver Greeley received word Sunday night that the former’s brother had died.

Catherine McAdams, of Saginaw, Mrs. John VanSickle and daughter, Janice, of Lansing, and Mrs. R. E. VanSickle and son, Gerald, of Hastings, were Friday visitors at the home of the latter’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. E. H. Earle.

100 Years Ago

NOVEMBER 25, 1916


Tustin Happenings

Mr. and Mrs. J. Robbins, of Luther, spent Sunday with their son, J. M. Robbins and family.

Mrs. Mary Bentley and daughter, Miss Cecile, returned Tuesday from a three week’s visit with relatives at Sandusky.

Mrs. J. B. Jackson and son, of Jackson, are guests of the formers sister, Mrs. G. B. Bashore and family.

Mr. and Mrs. Richard Westman, of Cadillac, spent Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. Charles Westman.

Mrs. Theo Fenner spent Sunday with Her daughter, Mrs. Charles Green and family of Reed City.

Miss Effie Wyatt, of Warren, Ind., is spending the week with her cousin, Mrs. O. W. Swanson and family.

Mr. and Mrs. H. C. Rook and Mr. and Mrs. W. M. Foorman, of Dunkirk, Ind., are guests at the Bobo home.

Elis Skaglin, of Lowell, visited the fore part of the week with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. G. A. Skaglin.

G. C. Merryfield, of Mulliken, came Thursday evening for a visit with his son, R. C. Merryfield and family.

Miss Gladys Smith, who has been employed at Freemont the past six weeks, returned home Thursday evening.

Mr. and Mrs. W. B. Atkinson and Miss Fern Johnson, of Hersey, were Sunday guests of Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Rainey.

120 Years Ago

NOVEMBER 27, 1896


Bills are out announcing the dedication of the new Disciple Church on Sunday. Also a series of meetings commencing next week conducted by Elder H. E. Russell.

Mr. A. G. Lee arrived in town last Saturday via Evart. He intends to stay a week looking after his farm interests here.


Henry Roe has returned from Ionia.

Jennie Brooks has returned from Big Rapids.

School Commissioner is in the neighborhood checking on progress made in the several schools.

The people of Middle Branch listened to a free silver speech last Saturday night by A. W. Scoville, of Marion.

Mrs. Jane Underwood fell downstairs Monday night and sprained her ankle, which will lay her up for a few days.



Time Table

Trains leave REED CITY

as follows:

Going North

For Cadillac, Petoskey and Mackinaw - 1:25 a.m.

For Cadillac, Traverse City, Petoskey and Mackinaw - 10:15 a.m.

For Cadillac, Petoskey, Harbor Springs - 4:00 p.m.

For Cadillac - 8:05 p.m.

Going South

For Grand Rapids, Chicago & Cincinnati – 2:50 a.m.

For Grand Rapids, Chicago & Ft. Wayne – 8:38 a.m.

For Grand Rapids, Chicago & Kalamazoo – 2:45 p.m.

For Grand Rapids, Chicago & Cincinnati – 7:55 p.m.

T. R. McSween, Agent

Reed City

140 Years Ago

NOVEMBER 24, 1876


-Law Blanks – 30 cents a quire at Peter & Co’s.

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


-David Whitney, of Campville, N. Y., gave us a friendly call yesterday and today. Being an old friend and neighbor of the editor his visit was a highly enjoyable one.

-Mr. and Mrs. M. J. Winston returned the first of the week from quite an extended visit to Ionia County. Mrs. Winston was called there by the serious illness of her mother, who died a few days after her arrival.

-W. H. Hess, the founder of this paper, now one of the publishers of the Fowlerville Review has been passing a few days among his friends here. He expresses himself well pleased with the progress that the village has made since his removal.

-Prof. T. R. Walker and family left Tuesday evening, for Milwaukee, where they join a concert troupe under the management of Charles Ferbs. They have formed an engagement for eight months, after which they will return again to Evart. They leave their household goods here during their trip.