Big Rapids & Mecosta County News Briefs



Thursday November 2, 1886

Masonic Election

At the regular Convocation of Big Rapids Chapter, R.A.M., held last evening, the following officers were elected for the ensuing year:

H.P. - Eseck P. Clark
K. - John H. Foster
S. - Edward Keeler
C.O.H. - Charlie Gay
P.S. - Oliver D. Glidden
R.A.C. - Clarance H. Olds
Treas. - Charles F. Stearns
Sec. - A.W. Eldredge
M. 3d V. - Daniel W. Stewart
M. 2d V. - W.H. Smith
M. 1st V. - James F. Clark
Sentinel - Thomas Shaw
The officers elect were duly installed.


Thursday April 10, 1891

At The Court House

Since last report, cases in the circuit court have been disposed of as follows:

The People vs. Eugene VanAlstine, arson: Noll prossed.

Edward S. Sheets vs. Jesse W. McCormick and A. McCormick, assumpait: Judgement for the Plaintilff $351.65.

Frederick P. Swaine vs. Fred Hoobs, assumpait: Judgement for the plaintiff $1,429.18.

Lorenzo Cory vs. J.W. Richards at al, default: Judgement for plaintiff$1,421.24.


Thursday January 17, 1901

Mr. Howd's continues critical.

Regular drill of Co. D. tonight at the armory.

Regular session tomorrow evening at Big Rapids Encampment No. 55, I.O.O.F.

Blossom Camp. No. 147, R.N. of A., will call to order at 7 o'clock sharp tonight. Initiation.

Jame A. Simmons, of Altona, and Miss ???????Velma Streeter, of Sylvester, have been licensed to wed.

Rev. R.A. Shaw went south this morning expecting to reach the Valley City in time for dinner.

Miss Bertha Gates is resting very well this afternoon, although unable to leave her bed at the present writing.

Miss Cora Sharpe, cashier at J.K. Sharpe & Co.'s grovery, has been ill for two or three weeks and is not much better yet.

John T. Dewey and Emma Jane Bright were supplied with a marriage license a few days ago. They are residents of Barryton.

' Dan Vincent hurt his hand quite badly this afternoon while working on the fire alarm system. Dr. Ferrill dressed the wound.

The funeral of Frank Hangatafer took place this afternoon from the late residence of the deceased, and was well attended by sympathizing friends.

Home announcements in another place in this paper make known the fact that Dr. John H. Ellis, the optician, will be at the Northern Hotel in this city next Monday, to remain a week.

Mrs. Ringler did not accompany Mr. Ringler to Chase yesterday, having been prevented from doing so by an illness on the part of her son George. We understand that Mr. Ringler's father is dead.

Rev. T.J. Delanty went out of town this morning on the 7:20 train. He expected to ride as far as Woodville.


Saturday February 16, 1935

In Grand Rapids - Tom Christopher spent Friday in Grand Rapids.

Here Friday - Superintendent Harold Burgess of the Morley Consolidated school, attended the county teachers' institute here Friday.

Returns from Detroit - Mrs. Marvel Conradsen has returned from Detroit where she attended the American Hairdressers association meeting.

Will Live on Farm - Mr. and Mrs. Richard Cookingham and family are leaving this week for Chase . near which place they will reside on a farm.

Return to Work - Darrell Dean has returned to his work in this city after spending several days at his home in Howard City because of illness.

Confined to Room - Mrs. Olive Burch, who suffered a fractured leg several weeks ago, is still confined to her home at North State Street.

Baby Ill - William Dean year and a half son of Mr. and Mrs. W.W. Manning is ill with pnemonia. His condition seemed slightly improved this morning.

Visited Here - Tony Crebs, of Remus, former Ferris student, and Howard Roberts of Millbrook were guests Friday evening at the home of Mr. and Mrs. H.V. ??hohl.

Attended Game - Mrs. Walter Bouck and her guest, Miss Emma Woodford of Cadillac, Mrs. G.E. Loomis, and the Misses Bonnie Jean Yeo, June Bouck, and Mary Gilies attended the high school basketball game in Alma Friday evening.

Baby Boy - James Carlis the name of the son born Friday, Feb. 15, to Mr. and Mrs. Carl Wood and the little son are in Community Hospital. Mr. Wood is a member of the high school faculty.

Attend Party Here - The Misses Jane Burkholder, Ellen Mosey and Virginia Switzer, of Frand Rapids, were here to attend the Valentine dancing party at Ferris Institute Friday evening. Dr. D.O. Emmons and Miss Jane Wagner of Cadillac were also guests at the party.

Dance - The social committee for the Masonic lodge announce a dinner dance for Thursday, Feb. 28, in the Temple. The dinner will be served at 6:30 and will be followed by an hours entertainment and dance. Masons, Eastern Stars and their friends will be welcome, the committee states.

Edmore Council Active - Edmore Village council has passed a resolution to buikd a new water storage tank of reinforced concrete and steel of approximate the same width as the present tank but twenty feet higher, making the tank forty feet high and twenty feet in diameter. It will cost about $4,000. Work will be started as soon as the weather permits with all local labor employed, under the supervision of the water works committee, John Richardson, P.N. Curtis and R. D. Verplanck.

Funeral Services - Impressive services were held for the late Mrs. John Harter at the Wagner Funeral Home Friday afternoon. Relatives and friends from the city and county filled every room of the large home and the many loads of flowers were a tribute to the beloved woman. The pastor of Third Avenue church, Rev. Joseph Grimes, officiated and Walter Foster paid a splendid tribute to Mrs. Harter on behalf of the church. Mrs. Arthur Martz played a program of organ music preceeding the service which included the favorite hymns of Mrs. Harter.


May 25, 1935

Moving to Lake - Mr. and Mrs. Mrs. Robert Dillard, who have lived on S.Warren ave, are moving to Clear Lake today, where they will occupy the cottage owned by Mrs. Koe Reddinger. Mr. and Mrs. Ern Chamberlain will occupy the cottage with them.

Leaving City - Mrs. John Moss, with her daughters Barbara and Marylin and her son Jack, and Miss Grace Drews will leave today for Indianapolis, where they will spend a few days with Mrs. Moss' parents before leaving for their new home in Iowa City, Ia.

Attend Festival - Rev. W.S. Larter, accompanied by Edwin Ellis, Dan Siler, Nondas Pergantis and Gordon Yeo, Jr., motored to Grand Rapids Friday to attend an accolyte's festival in St. Mark's Pro Cathedral. The young men represented the accolyte's guild of the local church.

No Charge - The public is reminded that there will be no admission charge for the contata, "The Holy City" in high school auditorium Sunday. A silver offering will be received, however, to help meet the expenses of the soloists from Grand Rapids. The contata will begin at 3 o'clock.

To Visit Friend - Mr, and Mrs. George F. Fairman and Dr. John L. BUrkhart left this morning in response to a message from C. Bruce Fuqua who wanted to see his friends before under going an operation. Mr. Fuqua was to ill to be taken to Ann Arbor and the operation is to be preformed in Bay City. Mr. Fuqua was for many years a popular druggist in this city.

Will Have Norsery - Mothers who belong to the county extension classes need not stay at home because of small children. With the cooperation of Miss Gladys Rivers and young ladies of the high school economics club there will be a norsery in the building. Capable young women will be in charge of this room both morning and afternoon in order that all mothers may listen to the program in the auditorium. The program will be given in Frist Methodist church and dinner will be served at noon for those who have made reservations.


Monday May 27, 1935

Former Resident - Reamer W. Wigle of Jackson, former resident of this city was a visitor here Sunday.

From Grandville - Mrs. A.W. McCrackin of Grandville has come to take a pharmacy review course at Ferris Institute.

Will Come This Week - Mr. and Mrs. Peter Cavanaugh are expected home this week after a visit with relatives in Detroit.

At Clear Lake - Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Richardson and Mr. and Mrs. Burr Bogart and families spent Sunday at the Richardson cottage at Clear Lake.

From Sparta - Mr. and Mrs. Lauren Bear and daughter, Louise of Sparta were guests of Mr, Bear's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Bear, Sunday.

Will Return Here - B.I. Webster, who has been visiting at the home of his son, Charles, in South Bend, Ind., is expected home this week.

From Ludington - J.A. MacFarlane, publisher of the Ludington Daily News, accompanied by his son, was a guest of friends at the Pioneer Sunday.

Sells Riding Horse - M.E. Stewart has sold the beautiful riding horse which has become familiar to many people in the city to a Grand Rapids buyer.

From Reed City - Mr. and Mrs. John Ryan of Reed City were among the out of town guests who came to attend the concert given by the Philharmonic Singers.

Visited Relatives - Mr. and Mrs. Michael Kennedy of Cadillac spent Sunday with their relatives here.

Visited Children - Mr. and Mrs. A.P. Miller spent Sunday with their children in Grand Rapids.

Has Returned - Mrs. James Campbell and her daughter have returned from a weeks' visit friends in Saginaw.

Will Attend Races - Mr. and Mrs. Stanford Oviatt will leave Wednesday for Indianapolis to attend the races.

At Higgins Lake - Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Hunt spent the week end at Higgins Lake where Mr. Hunt attended a meeting of the council of United Spansih War Veterans.

To Fremont - Mr. and Mrs. George F. Fairman were in Fremont Sunday where they went to supervise care for Mrs. Fairman's family lot in the cemetery in that sity.

Is Improving - Miss Rhoda Lamg, of this city, who underwent an operation for appendicitis in the Greenville Hospital, is improving although still confined to the hospital.

From Muskegon - Miss Alice Lee, a nurse in Hackley Hospital, Muskegon, spent the week end with her sister, Miss Helen Lee.

Attended Concert - Mr. and Mrs. A.J. Cousineau, Jr., of Bitely, were guests of Mr. and Mrs. R.E. Dillenbeck over the weekend. They came at the time to attend the concert given by the Philharmonic Singers.

From Cadillac - Mr. and Mrs. Clark Rockefeller of Grand Rapids are expected to arrive within a day or two and will remain over Memorial Day with Mrs. Rockefeller's sister, Mrs. Frank Rogers, and her family of Colburn Avenue.

From Detroit - Mrs. R.E. Mahaney and Miss Roselyn McClellen of Detroit arrived in this city Sunday. They will spend the summer with Mrs. Mahaney's brother, Herbert Boughey, Jr. The group will occupy a cottage at Clear Lake.

Dies in Sturgis - Funeral services will be held this afternoon in Pogy church for Mrs. James Wolfron, who died Friday in a hospital in Sturgis. Mrs. Wolfrun was a resident of this city for several years, living in the house on S. State street later owned by the late W.A. Northrup. She is a sister of Charles Kunzie of the Pogy vicinity.

Nephew is Drowned - Mrs. Jennie MacFarlane received word Sunday evening that William Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. William MacFarlane was drowned on Sunday morning near his home in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The child was eight years of age. William MacFarlane is a nephew of the local Mrs. MacFarlane and is well known here.

CCC Boy Drowns - George Brantley, 20, a member of the CCC camp at Bitely was drowned Sunday afternoon swimming with companions in Long Lake near Bitely. The body was revocered by Lieut. M.L. Lipstein, camp medical officer, and artificial respiration was applied for more than an hour and continued in the ambulance to which the boy was taken to Butterworth Hospital in Grand Rapids. He is survived by his mother, Mrs. Martha Brantley of Detroit.

Family Group - Mr. and Mrs. O.A. Peterson, Mrs. James G. Peterson and family, and Mrs. Spencer Blacklock, all of Lansing, Peter Peterson of Sheridan were guests at the parental home, Mr. and Mrs. A. Peterson, of Stewart avenue Sunday in honor of Mr. Peterson's birthday. Leslie Peterson and Carl Peterson and family of this city completed the family party. There were photographs taken of the group and Mr. Peterson was presented with many fine gifts.

In Grand Rapids - Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Clark and Mr. and Mrs. J.R. Clark were in Grand Rapids Sunday evening to attent a concert in Park Congregational church by the Olivet Symphony Orchestra.

Brother Dies - Mr. and Mrs. Jay Davis went to Altona this morning to attend funeral services for Mrs. Davis' brother, R.L. Willet, who passed away at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Carl Berger, in Lansing. Mr. Willet is a pioneer resident of this county and has many acquaintances here.

For the Concert - Mrs. David Black and Miss Marie Otis of Battle Creek were guests of Mrs. Black's sister, Mrs. Earl Bender, Sunday. They came to attend the contata, "The Holy City". Miss Otis is supervisor of vocal music in Battle Creek Schools.

Two Pay Fines - Two Big Rapids residents paid fines in city traffic court Saturday. Oliver Corbett paid $2 for failure to stop at a stop street, and Mrs. Josephine Reddinger paid $1 for improper parking. Both tickets were issued by Officer Harold Mehl.

Will Work Here - George Cahl, for time a pharmacy student at Ferris Institute, came Sunday to enter the Fairman drug store where he will serve his apprenticeship. He was accompanied by his father, O. Cahl of Luther, who remained here only for a brief time.
Will Attend Grand Lodge - Carl Wood, of the high school faculty, who is worshipful master of the Big Rapids Lodge, F.and A.M., will go to Grand Rapids to attend sessions of Grand Lodge May 28 and 29 in Civic Auditorium. Representatives from 562 lodges in the state will be present.

Is Graduate - Howard Edward Price of Big Rapids is one of the 507 Michigan State college seniors scheduled to receive diplomas at commencement exercises Monday.


Friday, June 28, 1935

In Grand Rapids - Mr, and Mrs. FrankKlesner spent Thursday in Grand Rapids.

Visited Relatives - Mrs. Malinda Ellis has returned to her home in Reed City after a few dys' visit with relatives here.

Visited Friends - Mr. and Mrs. Walter Foster and daughter Julis, have been recent guests of friends in Jackson.

Visiting Daughter - Mrs. Charles Gage of Evans is a guest at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Chester Hangstafer.

To Detroit - Mrs. Blanche Albro of Sherman street left today for a week's visit with relatives in Detroit.

Visited Here - Mrs. Merton Montague and daughter, Miss Rosamond Montague, of Reed City visited friends here this week.

In Detroit - Mrs. Maude Peer, accompanied by her mother, Mrs. Carrie Warren of Paris, has been visiting relatives in Detroit and Ann Arbor this week.

Guests from Clio - Mr. and Mrs. George Hathley, of Clio, are here for a few days' visit with Mr. Hathley's sister, Mrs. Mary Ford of Woodward avenue.

Visited Here - Mr. and Mr. Elmer Williams of Harford were guests at the homes of Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Day and Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Wadell Thursday.

Home From Hospital - Mrs. George Lirones has been taken to her home on Michigan avenue after undergoing a surgical operation in Community Hospital.

Returns After Visit - Mrs. Harold Cass left Thursday for her home in Escanaba after a three weeks' visit with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Kohlenberger.

Attended Funeral - Mr. and Mrs. W.E. Zank, who were called by the death of Leroy Tonkin, have returned to their home in Manistee.

Attend Funeral - Mr. and Mrs. Fred Zimmer and daughters were in Grand Rapids Thursday to attend funeral services for Mr. Zimmer's cousin, Elmer Lewis.

Initiate Guests - Several condidates from Evart and Reed City will receive the third degree work at the I.O.O.F. Monday evening. The meeting will be called at 8 o'clock.

Mother Injured - Mrs. Carrie Finch of Sheridan street was called to Howard City Thursday evening to assist in the care of her mother who had been injured in a fall.

Grand Rapids Guests - Mrs. A.L. Wilmarth and don, Bruce, of Grand Rapids have been guests this week at the home of Mr. and Mrs. G.F. Tough in the Stillwell apartments.

Return to Ionia - Mr. and Mrs. Walter Hardy have returned to their home in Ionia after spending a few days at their summer cottage at Chippewa Lake.

From Mt. Pleasant - Mrs. David Young of Mt. Pleasant is a guest of her sister, Mrs. Louise Hall. They are spending the time at Mrs. Hall's cottage at Hillview Lake.

In Community Hospital - Miss Marjory Palmer, daughter of Mrs. Bert Palmer of Third avenue, was taken to Community Hospital Thursday evening where she underwent an operation for removal of appendix.

Son is Named - The son born to Mr. and Mrs. William Thompson, of S. Stewart avenue, has been named Gene William. The baby was born June 23 ahd he weighed eight and a quarter pounds.

Visited at Hart - Mrs. Gus Benson accompanied her son, Stanley Raymond to Hart for a brief visit with Mr. and Mrs. Thurston Mason. Mrs. Raymond, who had been a guest at the Mason home,returned with the,.

Detroit Guests - Mr. and Mrs. Leo Mooney and children and Mrs. M. Mooney of Detroit, are spending a two weeks' vacation with their sister and daughter, Mrs. Edna Cameron, of S. Warren avenue.

From Muskegon - Mrs. Grace Wendlandt and her children of Muskegon are here for a three weeks' stay with Mrs. Wnedlandt's mother, Mrs. J.F. Kulas. Mrs. Wendlandt, who has been employed in the Shaw Walker offices in Muskegon, has been compelled to take a vacation because of illness.

Will Have Vacation - Mr. and Mrs. B.E. Musgrave and children will leave Saturday for a brief vacation visit with their parents and other relatives in northern Michigan. Mr. Musgrave's office in the county court house will be closed Saturday, June 29.

Camping Trip - Mr. and Mrs. Burr Bogart and son, Norman and Mr. and Mrs. Claude Gill will leave Saturday for a week's camping trip. They expect to spend most of the time at Todd Lake in Osceola county, near Leroy.

At Chippewa Lake - Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Day and Wayne Shapley were among the local people to enjoy a fine catch of fish at Chippewa Lake. They had a fish dinner at the summer cottage of Mr. and Mrs. Earl Peck.

Having Vacation - Miss Alice Hanson of the Bell Telephone exchange will return to her work Saturday after a week's vacation. Miss Donna Schram of the same office left Thursday for a week's vacation which she will spend in Grand Rapids.

Guests from Indiana - Mr. and Mrs. M. Mitchell of Fort Wayne, Ind., and Mr. and Mrs. L. McAndrews of Chicago have been guests at the home of Mr. and Mrs. A.L. Blossom this week. The men came at this time for the opening of the lake fishing season.

Visiting Brother - Mrs. R.M. Frantz left for Howell today for a visit with her brother. Miss Waneta Frantz, who has been visiting relatives in Detroit since the closing of her school in Plymouth, will join Mrs. Frantz in Howell and accompany her home.

Visiting Mother - Miss Rachel Zeno of Detroit and Miss Bessie Zeno of Kalamazoo are guests of their mother, Mrs. Sam Zeno of Rust avenue. Miss Bessie Zeon has completed her work at Western State Teachers collage and was given a Bachelor of Arts degree at the recent commencement exercises.

Here for Funeral - Amos Tonkin and daughter, Katheryn of Grand Rapids and Mrs. Richard Hain and children and Miss Esther Tonkin of Niles have returned to their homes. They were called here by the death of Lee Tonkin. The funeral services were held at the Wagner Funeral Home and were in charge of De. James J. DeKraker. The favorite hymns of the family group were played by Miss Cynthia Knisley.

Funeral Services - Funeral services for the late Mrs. Louis Meir were held in Grant Center church. The church was filled with relatives and friends and many were standing outside during the services. The Ladies' Aid of the church and the Royal Neighbors lodge of this city attended in a body. The services were conducted by Rev. Harris of this city and favorite hymns were sung by members of the church choir. Many flowers were sent as tributes to the beloved woman.


June 26, 1936

To Chicago - Mrs. Maynard Bower and son are spending a vacation week with relatives in Chicago.

To Chicago - Mrs. Theodore Sellas and MissEoana Pergantis left today for Chicago for a visit with relatives.

To Belding - Mr. and Mrs. B.A. Chamberlin will spend Thursday in Belding at the home of their daughter.

Visiting Here - Miss Esther Drebin, of Chicago, who has come for a visit at the home of her brother, Willard Drebin.

Business Trip - Mr. and Mrs. M.E. Saltzman have returned from a business trip to Michigan City, Ind.

Visited Relatives - Mr. and Mrs. O.D. Hilderly have returned from a two week's visit with relatives i Owosso and Saginaw.

To Lansing - The Misses Willifred Quirk and Irene Kennedy have returned to Lansing afer a few days visit with friends and relatives here.

Will Go to Kalamazoo - Miss Marvel Rand will leave Sunday for Kalamazoo where she will attend summer school at Western State Teachers College.

Will Visit Relatives - Rev. and Mrs. F.W. Wieses and children left today for Frankenmuth where they will spend a few days on business and visit with relatives. They will return Friday.

Were in Mt. Pleasant - Mrs. H.V. Schohl and children and Miss Gladys Green, who is a student at Ferris Institute, have returned from a visit with relatives in Beal City and Mt. Pleasant.

Will Teach Here - Wendell Regis of Sheridan, a member of the graduating class of Central State Teachers College. has been engaged to fill the position in Fifth ward school made vacant by the resignation of Russell Borst.

Attending Conference - Rev. W.S. Larter of St. Andrew's Episcopal church is attending the annual summer conference of the Episcopal diocese of wester Michigan at Rochdale Inn, near Montague.

Will Attend Wedding - Miss Louise Kilbourbe will leave Friday for Sault Ste. Marie where she will attent the wedding of a friend. She will be accompanied by Miss Dunning of Lake City and Miss Louise Schaeffer of Traverse City.

Return After Visit - Mr. and Mrs. H.C. Maginnis and daughters, Marilyn and Jacquelyn, left Tuesday for their home in Fond du Lac, Wis. after spending a week with their parents and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. H. Maginnis at Chippewa Lake.

Will Visit Mother - Miss Grace Darrah is expected to arrive today from Cincinnati for a vacation visit with her mother, Mrs. James M. Darrah. She will be accompanied by a fellow teacher, Miss Eppinger, who will spend a few days at the Darrah home.

Recovering - Jack Cooper, Big Rapids, was recovering today from injuries sustained when the auto he was driving collided with one driven by John W. Batchelder, Big Rapids, near Bell's Corners. Cooper's nose and ear were cut. Both autos were badly damaged.

Will Attend Funeral - All members of Unity Camp, Royal Neighbors, are requested to attend funeral services for the late Mrs. Louis Meir at Grant Center church Thursday at 2:30. Those having cars are requested to make up their load with those who have no way of going.

Return After Visit - Mrs. Walter Wichterman and son will leave this week for their home in Detroit after a visit with relatives here. She will be accompanied by Mrs. Laura Westfall and Miss Agnes Modrow who will go to Ypsilanti to attend the sunner session of Michigan State Normal College.

Return After Visit - The Misses Adeline Treynor and Anna Mae Bowman have returned from Caseville where they were guests of friends and members of a house party. They were accompanied home by William Riddle and Olin Ackerman, of Caseville, who spent the day at the Treynor home in this city.


September 11, 1936

Visited in Canada - Willard Johnston has returned from a week's visit to Toronto and Niagara Falls, Canada. Mr. Johnston was a student at Ferris Institute last year and has again enrolled in the school. His home is in Flint.

To Grand Rapids - Miss Ella J. Ramsdell is in Gr4and Rapids today where she will attend a meeting of the W.R.C. in her official capacity as president of the state department. She was accompanied by department officers, Mrs. Esther Braendle and Miss Minnie Hill, and Mrs. S.A. Hill.

To Attend Funeral - Among the Big Rapids people who went to Grand Rapids today to attend funeral services for the late Mrs. Burton Phillipo are John Phillipio and his daughters, Mrs. A.J. Snyder and Mrs. Ida Langerwisch, Mrs. Ella Quaife, Mrs. N.J. Smith, Mr. and Mrs. E.L. Hagadone, Harland Hagadone and Mrs. O.S. Percy.

Family Reunion - The home of Mr. and Mrs. Russell Stilwell in this city has been the scene of a family reunion. Relatives who attended the gathering were Mr. and Mrs. Frank Stillwell of Ludington, Mr. and Mrs. Norman Hansen of White Cloud, Mr. and Mrs. Earl Stillwell and children, Peggy and George of Chicago, and Mr. and Mrs. Donald McAuliffe of this city. This was the first time the group had been together in several years.

Conference Here - Announcement was made today by Rev. F. Wiese of St. Peter's Lutheran church that the north and west Michigan conference of Lutheran pastors will be held in this city Sept. 22 to 24. The congregation will be host to the 90 pastors expected and the women of the church societies will furnish meals in the church social rooms. Various homes will be opened for the entertainment of the visiting pastors. There will be several tectures by prominent visitors to which the public will be invited. Announcements of these programs will be made later.

Father Dies - Mr. and Mrs. Gunnar Gram have been called to White Cloud by the death of Mrs. Gram's father, Maurice Slade, 81. Mr. Slade has been a resident of Newaygo county for 80 years. One of his first jobs was to assist his father in hauling freight from Grand Rapids to Big Rapids when there was nothing but a trail through the wood and the county was inhabited by Indians. At that time he was 12 years of age and handled a team of his own. Mr. Slade had served in various township offices and had been village assessor for more than 20 years. He was a veteran member of the I.O.O.F. He is survived by the daughter and three sons, Howard of Big Prairie, Lisle of Grand Rapids, and Mac of White Cloud. His wife died in April 1934. Funeral services will be held from the Methodist church in White Cloud Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock under the auspices of the Odd Fellow and Rebekah lodges.


Monday September 21, 1936

Visited Friends - Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Modrow and children spent Sunday with friends at Sparta.

From Cadillac - Mr. and Mrs. Ray Peterson of Cadillac are here for a visit with Ray's father, Swan Peterson.

In Grand Rapids - Mrs. Hilton Karzeski and her sister, Miss Pauline Cocklin, are spending the day in Grand Rapids.

Visiting Daughter - Mrs. Swan Peterson is in Ann Arbor where she is a guest of her daughter, Mrs. George Hagopian. In Detroit - Dr. and Mrs. Donald MacIntyre left today for Detroit where Dr. MacIntyre will attend the state medical society.

Visiting Sister - Mrs. A.P. Small of Reed City is here for a few days visit with her sister, Mrs. George Nagie of South Stewart avenue.

Had Vacation - Mrs. Homer Snyder has returned to her work in the offices of Dr. Grieve and Campbell after a week's vacation.

From Lansing - Dr. and Mrs. Ed Randall and children of Lansing were guests Sunday at the home of Mr. and Mrs. William Kasmiska.

To Iowa - Mrs. George Nash has left for Waterloo, Iowa, to escort her mother, Mrs. George Swede, home after a visit of several months.

At Summer Cottage - Mr. and Mrs. H. William Pederson and children were guests of Mr. and Mrs. Ray Ariss at their Pine River cottage Sunday.

Visited Relatives - Joan and Dixie Lee Tonkin, daughters of Mrs. Lee Tonkin have been guests at the farm home of Mr. and Mrs. Ted Rasmussen.

Former Resident Dies - Mrs. V.W. Bruce, a former well known resident of this city, died at her home at Gig Harbor, Wash., September 10, after a long period of illness, according to word received by friends here.

Were at Conference - Rev. and Mrs. George Harris have returned from Hastings where they attended the conference of United Brethren churches. Rev. Harris has been returned to the Grant Center church for the sixth year.

In Manistee - Mrs. Lillian Warner and Mrs. Evangeline Pryor spent the weekend with relatives in Manistee. Mrs. Angeline Abbey who has been visiting her daughter, Mrs. C.L. Grant in that city returned to Big Rapids with them.

In Detroit - Mrs. Charles F. Ryan, Mrs. John Coe and son Charles, and Francis Ryan expect to leave Tuesday for their homes in Detroit after a visit with relatives in that city and at Reed City,

Former Residents - Mr. and Mrs. Frank Steffey, former residents of this city who now live in Ann Arbor, have been guests of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Andrews. Mr. and Mrs. Frank Duffy of Paris were Sunday guests at the Andrews home.

Returns to School - Miss Julia Goodwin left Sunday afternoon for Mt. Pleasant to enter on her third year at Central State Teachers College. She was accompanied by her mother, Mrs. Grace Goodwin, and Miss Pauline Drake of Mt. Pleasant who has been a guest in the Goodwin hone.

From Niles - Mr. and Mrs. Schuyler Erickson of Niles spent the weekend with Mrs. Erickson's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Corey Totten. Forest Totten has been a guest at his parents the past week and left Sunday for Kalamazoo where he will attend Western State Teachers College.

Vacation Trip - Mr. and Mrs. Victor Vidoni and Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Creer are enjoying a vacation trip. In a letter to friends here they said they had visited relatives in Cleveland and in Washington, D.C. and were leaving the last of the week for Annapolis, Md., and Philadelphia, Pa.


Monday September 28, 1936

In Grand Rapids - Mrs. I.E. Wagner is pending the day in Grand Rapids.

Belding Guests - Mr. and Mrs. Albin Johnson of Belding visited relatives here Sunday.

Small Dog Killed - The Scottie dog owned by Kent Hanchett was killed when hit by an automobile.

From Detroit - Robert Miles of Detroit spent the weekend with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. A.W. Miles.

Home for Weekend - Edward Dresser, now working in Manistee county, was home for a weekend visit.

From Charlotte - Mr. and Mrs. C.E. Prince of Charlotte spent Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. F.A. Gardner.

Visited Daughter - Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Clark were weekend guests at the home of their daughter, Mrs. Joseph Wyman, at Mason.

From Ionia - Mr. and Mrs. Henry Polasky, former residents of this city who now live in Ionia, were here for a week end visit with relatives and friends.

Benton Harbor Guests - Mr. and Mrs. K. Gilmore of Benton Harbor spent the weekend with Mr. and Mrs. Kent Hanchett. The young men were classmates at college.

From Bay City - Mrs. Dilla Workman, who has been employed in Bay City for the past 13 years, has returned to this city wgere she expects ro reside.

Have Returned - Dr. and Mrs. Donald MacIntyre and Dr. and Mrs. Gordon Yeo have returned from Detroit where the physicians attended the State Medical association meeting.

Visited in Jackson - Mr. and Mrs. Paul Widlitzki, accompanied by Mr. and Mrs. Ellery Welch of Millbrook, spent the weekend with their children, Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Widlitzki, in Jackson.

Baby Dies - Funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoo at 2 o'clock in Wagner Funeral Home for Joan Tyner, four month old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Loren Tyner, who died in Community Hospital Sunday morning. The little girl was bon in this city May 28.

Attended Funeral - Mrs. Theodore Rowl of Portland, Inc., Gilbert Hinkle of Celina, Ohio, and Theodore Hinkle of Rockford, Ohio, have returned to their homes after visiting relatives in this vicinity and at Morley. They were called here by the death of Jospeh Hinkle of Morley.

To Attend Funeral - Mr. and Mrs. Guy Robison are in Mason today where they were called by the death of Mrs. Harley Robison's father. Donald La Monte. Mr. La Monte was superintendent of the School Game farm and one of the most prominent men of Ingham county. Funeral services were held this afternoon.

Enjoyed Long Trip - Mr. and Mrs. George Eldred have returned from a five weeks' trip to the western coast. They went via the northern route to Washington, Oregon and California, and returned via the southern route, visiting Boulder Dam, Yellowstone Park, Texas Centennial, and many other interesting states and places. They covered 8,000 miles and met with no accidents. They were accompanied by Mrs. Eldred's sister and brother-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Norman Alexander of Evart.


Tuesday November 3, 1936

In Grand Rapids - Mrs. Carl Gay is pending the day in Grand Rapids.

From Farwell - August Engstrom of Farwell is here for a brief visit and to cast his vote.

Chicago Guest - Mrs. George Sutherland of Chicago has come for a visit with her sister, Mrs. W. G. Finch of Ives avenue.

From Wyman - Edwin Leggett, employed at Wyman . came Monday for a brief visit at his home here. He will return today.

From North Branch - Miss Kathleen Davidson who teaches at North Branch was here for a weekend visit with her parents Mr. and Mrs. James Davidson.

West for Winter - William Nisbett left Monday for Hot Springs, Ark., where he will remain for a short time before leaving for California where he will spend the winter.

Visiting Parents - Robert Rau and his sister, Mrs. Con Henfey, of Lansing are here for a brief visit with their parents, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Rau. They will return to Lansing Wednesday.

Spent Weedend Here - Mrs. Ed Byrkit and Mrs. George Schobe of Mishawaka, Inc., Mrs. Frances Stevens and Miss Marie Simpson of Grand Rapids spent the weekend with Mrs. Evangeline Pryor.

Brother Dies - Mrs. Charles Hangstafer received word Monday of the death of her brother, A.E. Eberly, who was killed in an automobile accident in Hollywood, Cal., Sunday. Mr. Eberly, who was formerly a resident of Williamston, Mich., is survived by his wife. No details were received by Mrs. Hangstafer.


Wednesday November 4, 1936

Is Recovering - Miss Margaret Tighe is recovering after a tonsilectomy operation.

In Grand Rapids - Mrs. Roy Buck and daughter, Miss Louise Buck, are spending the day in Grand Rapids.

From Detroit - Mrs. C.E. Doty of Detroit spent the weekend with Mrs. L.H. Turk and her family.

To Visit Sister - Mrs. William F. Jenkins has gone to Pontiac for a few days' visit with her sister.

In Hospital - Mrs. E.W. Johnson of Stewart avenue left this morning for Grand Rapids where she will enter Butterworth hospital for surgical treatment.

Visiting Here - Mr. and Mrs. William Shaw of Muskegon have been visiting relatives here this week. Mrs. Shaw is the former Miss Laura Krahb.

Have Returned - Mr. and Mrs. Peter Cavanaugh, Jr., and Mr. and Mrs. Riley Swinehart and daughters, Garland and Gladys, have returned from a weekend visit with relatives in Muskegon.

Is Improving - Mrs. Ella Eldred, who has been confined to her home on Second avenue for the past week, is improving and is now able to to be up for a part of each day.

Will Reside Here - Inder Sheriff and Mrs. Dent wilber and Mrs. Wilber's mother, Mrs. Maggie Wilber, have moved from Mecosta to this city and have leased the home of the late E.J. Marsh on Woodward avenue.

Visited Here - Mrs. Mina Sterling and her daughter, Mrs. Joseph Nourse, and her neice, Mrs. Murray Decker, of Grand Rapids, spent Tuesday with Mrs. Sterling's sister, Miss Mary Sanford of South Warren avenue.

In Florida - Mrs. C.P. Jusdon expects to leave Thursday for her winter home in South Jacksonville, Fla. Richard Ellis will drive her car for her and will remain for a few days' stay in Florida.

To California - Mrs. Walter Wichterman and her son, who have been guests of Mrs. Wichterman's mother, Mrs. Laura Westfall, will leave Thursday for California. They will be accompanied by Mrs. Rupert Binney and the group will spend the winter with relatives in California.


November 12, 1936

To Cadillac - Among the Big Rapids people who were in Cadillac for the football game Wednesday were Mrs. Wayne Size, Mrs. Paul Labuda and daughter Virginia, Mr. and Mrs. Gus Mallis and Clark Geeday.

Business Meeting - The semi-annual business meeting of the Baptist Church will be held in the social rooms of the church tonight. The meeting will be called to order at 7:30 and every member is urged to be present.

Will Go Hunting - A hunting party bound for Sharon, lower peninsula, will leave Friday and will include J.W. Turk, Clarence Stewart, Anthony Mondrella. George Spedowski, and H.H. Ingersol.

To Florida - Mr. and Mrs. J.S. Maginnis and son of Chippewa Lake left Wednesday to spend the winter in Florida. Mr. and Mrs. Joe Nott and son are occupying the Maginnis home during the family's absence.

Jackson Guest - Mrs. Floyd George, Sr., of Jackson is here for a visit with her son, Rev. Floyd George. She will sneak at the mid-week service in First Methodist church tonight at 7:30 and the public is invited to attend this service.

In Detroit - Mr. and Mrs. O.L. Gilbert are in Detroit for a few days' visit with friends.

Attended "The Great Waltz" - Mrs. Wayne Shapley, Mrs. J.L. Rogers, Mrs. Joseph Reddinger, and Mrs. Herbert Martz were in Grand Rapids Tuesday evening to attend the presentation of "The Great Waltz" in Civic Auditorium.

On Hunting Trip - Dr. T.P. Treynor. Stanley Nelson, and William Nelson will leave today for Gladstone, northern Michigan on a hunting trip. Willis Judson, Alec LaRock, and William Nehmer left Tuesday for the same place.

Enrolled in Kalamazoo - Analysis of the enrollment of Western State Teachers College in Kalamazoo shows that three students are enrolled from Big Rapids. They are: Leola M. Jablonski, a junior; George Lintemuth, freshman; Harold Wisner, sophomore.

On Hunting Trip - Don Serrell of Pontiac and Leon Day of Grand Rapids have been guests of relatives here and will go north this week on a hunting trip. Mrs. Day and her daughter are here to remain with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. William P. Ryan while her husband is away.

Debated in Muskegon - Plyna Gilchrist, Edward Schroeder, and Dan Siler representing the Big Rapids High School motored to Muskegon Tuesday afyernoon where they met the Muskegon High School in a non-decision debate. The young people were accompanied by Principal Roland Faunce and the debate coach, Miss Illif Newcomer.

Funeral Services - Services for the late Earl Marsh were held in the Ryan Funeral Home in Reed City Tuesday, and Wednesday the body was taken to Detroit accompanied by the family and Mr. Marsh's mother, Mrs. L.E. Hagle, who came here for the service. There will be another brief service in Hamilton Chapel, Detroit, today and interment made in a cemetery in that city.


Wednesday November 18, 1936

Visiting Parents - Mrs. Gerald LaGrow is spending this week with her parents at Farwell.

Visited Relatives - Miss Beatrice Rider was at Barryton Tuesday for a brief visit with relatives.

Home From Lansing - Ivan Richards has returned from Lansing where he was the guest of friends.

Is Improving - Mrs. Ed Starr, who is a patient in St. Mary's hospital in Grand Rapids is improving.

Visited Here - Mrs. Jennie Sprague, of Lansing, spent the weekend with her sister-in-law, Mrs. Louise Hall.

Spent Sunday Here - Janet Eldridge, Edward VanAuken, and George Goltz, all of Lansing spent the weekend at their homes here.

In Northern Michigan - Frank Church, Avery Anger and Ed Brown are in the vicinity of Glenn, in the northern part of the state, on a hunting trip.

Announce Birth - A son, Edward Lawrence, was born this morning to Mr. and Mrs. Robert Hall of Bridge street. Mrs. Hall is the former Miss Marie Kiser.

In Grand Rapids - Miss Mary Sanford, Mrs. Ella Quaife, Mrs. N.J. Smith and MIss Rose Lich have returned from a brief visit with relatives in Grand Rapids.

Will Visit Here - Mrs. Blanche Gibson of Flint and Mrs. Martin Stone of Newaygo came today for a visit with their Aunt, Mrs. Floyd Richardson and her family.

In Detroit - Mrs. Frank Merlo and daughter, Lynn, are in Detroit for a few weeks' visit with relatives. Dr. Merlo accompanied them to Detroit remaining only for a brief visit.

For The Winter - Mrs. Charles Hardy. who annually closes her home through the winter months, will go to the home of Mrs. Mary Sanford on South Warren avenue this week, where her friends will be welcome to visit her.

Visited Here - Ross Shoecraft of Fremont, former student at Ferris Institute spent the weekend at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Ray Eichenberg. Mr. Shoecraft is a student at Michigan State college this year.

To Chicago - Mr. and Mrs. Maynard Bower and two little boys expect to spend the winter in Chicago where Mr. Bower has employment. He returned from a trip there this week and the family expect to leave for that city Friday.

Here For Funeral - B. Murphy and his son Oscar of Marting, West Virginia, and his daughter, Mrs. Alpha Walker of Charleston, West Virginia, arrived here Tuesday to attend funeral services for their mother and grandmother, Mrs. Virginia Murphy.

Many Get Deer - Chauncey Cook and his sons, Lynn and Vincent, each secured a deer while hunting in the vicinity of Baldwin this week. Fulton Key, formerly employed at Burch's, who came from Detroit for the hunting season, also shot a deer in this vicinity.

Moving Today - Rev. and Mrs. E.T. Smith who have resided on Third avenue are moving today into the larger and more commodious home at 519 North State street.


December 5, 1936

Brother Dies - Mr. and Mrs. Edward Miller -and daughter Emalene will go to Saginaw Sunday where they have been called by the death of Mrs. Miller's brother, George Herzberg. Funeral services will be held in that city Monday. Mr. Herzberg had been in ill health for several months. He is survived by his wife and eight children.


December 15, 1936

Visited Son - Mr. and Mrs. W.H. Rowe were guests of their son and family at Charlotte Sunday.

In Grand Rapids - Mr. and Mrs. G.E. Steil were guests of Mr. Steil's parents in Grand Rapids Sunday.

In Grand Rapids - Mr. and Mrs. Edward Gillies and George Milner were business visitors in Grand Rapids Monday.

Has Returned - Mrs. John Barkley has returned from Grand Rapids where she spent the weekend with Mr. Barkley.

Will Come for Visit - Miss Leola Jablonski, who attends Western State Teachers College, is expected to come Wednesday for the Christmas vacation.

Closes Home - Mrs. E.P. Mather has closed her home for this winter and will be at the home of Of Mr. and Mrs. L.C. LeClaire on S. Michigan avenue.

From Battle Creek - Mr. and Mrs. Julius Mason and daughter and Mrs. Ella Resser of Batrtle Creek were weekend guests of Mr. and Mrs. Martz Mason.

From Illinois - Floyd Heydenberg, Victor Thrall Jr., and Leo Jablonski who attend Illinois Wesleyan University at Bloomington, Ill., are expected to arrive Friday for the holiday recess.

Guests Expected - Mr. and Mrs. J.P. Adams of Providence, R.I., are expected to arrive in Michigan this week for a visit with Mr. Adam's parents, Mr. and Mrs. W.H. Rowe in this city.

Coming for Holidays - Mrs. Charles Lundberg, who has been spending several weeks in Detroit with her daughter, Miss Dora Lundberg, is expecyed to come to her home here for the holidays, accompanied by her daughter.

Many Birds - Joe Wolfe is again host to a bird colony and estimates that he is feeding nearly 3,000 days each day at his home on the bank of Mitchell Creek. Mr. Wolfe has three pair of cardinals which are daily visitors for the second winter.

Home from Chicago - Miss Mary Jane Erdman, who is a student at the American Academy of Fine Arts, has arrived to spend the holiday vacation with her parents, Dr. and Mrs. W.W. Erdman.

News From England - Erie Taylor has received a letter fromhis father who lives in England which expresses surprise at the clippings which Mr. Taylor dent from newspapers in this country. Previous to the king's abdication the residents of Mr. Taylor's community had heard nothing of the king's romance.

Funeral Services - Funeral services for Shirley, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Francis LaPrise, will be held Wednesday. There will be a brief service at the home at 1 o'clock followed by a service in St. Peter's Lutheran church at 2 o'clock, Rev. F.W. Weise officiating. Interment will be made in Highland View cemetery.

To Arizona - Mrs. M.M.Daniels and Mrs. M. Kinze left today for Albuquerque, New Mexico. Mrs. Daniels expects to spend Christmas with her husband and sons at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Murillo Daniels of Phoenix, Ariz. Mr. and Mrs. Chester Daniels who live not far from Phoenix will join the family for the holiday.

Former Resident Injured - Mrs. Elmer Keating of Morley was a business visitor to this city Monday. Her father, E.E. Twing, former Mecosta county farm agent, was recently injured while assisting with operation of a corn shredder, suffering the loss of a thumb. Mrs. Keating stated that his condition is improving satisfactorily.

Fine Promotion - Friends have received word from Mr. E.E. Emshwiller, former resident of this city who now lives in Washington D.C., which tells of a recent promotion for her husband. Mr. Emshwiller, was former instructor at Ferris Institute.


January 9, 1937

To Undergo Operation - Mrs. L.H. Turk, who is a patient in Blodgett hospital in Grand Rapids, was scheduled to undergo surgical treatment at 9 o'clock this morning.

From New York - Thomas Quaranta, Francis Ronzo, and Charles Epsimos of Brooklyn, N.Y. are guests of George Epsimos at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Cox.

Attended Game - Allan J. Singer, Willard Drebin and J. Warren Jones were among the local men who attended the basketball game at Reed City Friday evening.

Attended Game - Mr. and Mrs. Ray Eichenberg took the following group of young people to the basketball game at Reed City Friday evening. Clara Lou Eichenberg, Margaret Holden, Dorothy Lyle, Mary Reddinger, and Adeline Eldridge.
At District Meetings - Rev. Floyd George was in Mt. Pleasant Friday evening to attend a sub-district rally of the Epworth League. He will attend another rally at Stanwood Tuesday evening and will be accompanied by many young people of the local Methodist churches.

Funeral services for the late Herman Weslock will be held Monday afternoon. There will be a brief service at the Drescher Chapel at 1:45 followed by services in St. Peter's Lutheran church at 2 o'clock, Rev. F.W. Wiese officiating. Interment will be made in Highland View cemetery.

From Mt. Pleasant - Rev. Floyd George of First Methodist church received a telephone call this morning informing him that Dean C.C. Barnes of Central State Teachers College, Mt. Pleasant, will accompany the Deputation Team of young people who are scheduled an entertainment in the First Methodist church here Sunday evening.

Attended Fur Show - Mrs. Bertha Hudson, H.O. Hudson, and Mr. and Mrs. O.L. Gilbert and Mr. and Mrs. Charles Heimbach have returned from Geand Rapids where they attended the three day Fox and Fur Show at the Morton Hotel. Mr. Hudson was one of the judges at the show,which was one of the largest ever held, according to reports from those who attended.

Vacation In South - Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Bear returned Friday from Sparta where they visited their son Lauren Bear and his family. Mr. and Mrs. Lauren Bear and daughter and Mrs. Bear's mother, Mrs. Lou Keller will leave Sunday for a three weeks' trip to Florida and Cuba. Mr. Bear has a three weeks' vacation which he expects to enjoy in the summer climate.


January 10, 1937

In Walkerville - Mr. and Mrs. J.R. Rice are guests of relatives in Walkerville.

Recovering - Frank Scott of Marion avenue is slowly recovering from a several weeks' illness.

Hersey Guests - Mr. and Mrs. Frank McIntyre of Hersey will be guests in Big Rapids tonight and attend the meeting of the Eastern Star.

Back to School - Odell Lamb has returned to Western State Teachers College, Kalamazoo, where he is taking advanced work, after spending the weekend with his family here.

Mecosta Will Entertain - Members of the I.I.O.F. association in this city will go to Mecosta Thursday night to attend the county association. A splendid program and entertainment is promised by the Mecosta lodge. The meeting will be called to order in that village promptly at 8 o'clock.

Plans Completed - At a meeting of the ADjustor society Monday evening at the home of Mrs. Donald MacIntyre plans were completed for the dinner which will be served in the church Wednesday evening which will close the fire provention drive in the city. Mrs. K.G. Merrill, Mrs. C.A. VanKeuran, Mrs. E.E. Pennock and Mrs. Walter Bouck, division leaders will be in charge of the arrangements.

In Mt. Pleasant - Mrs. E.J. Fisher, district committee woman of the American Legion Auxiliary, accompanie4d by Mrs. Leah Mulcher, attended a special meeting of the Mt. Pleasant unit Monday evening. Gold Star Mothers were honor guests of the evening and Mrs. Mulcher gave an interesting account of her trip to France with the Gold Star wives and mothers. A dinner was served in honor of the guests.

New Little Girl - Mr. and Mrs. Joe Jacobs of the Paris vicinity have another little girl, born Sunday Jan. 8.

Muskegon Guests Return - Dr. and Mrs. Guy Brown of Muskegon have returned after visiting Sunday at the home of Mr. and Mrs. George West, 303 S. Michigan avenue. Mrs. Brown and Mrs. West are sisters.

From Illinois - Nels VonTell of Glencoe, Ill., visited friends in this city over the week end. Mr. VonTell is a former resident of this city and was a guest for a few days of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. G. VonTell in Mecosta.

Return After Visit - Mr. and Mrs. A. Petersen of S. Steward avenue have returned from a visit to Lansing. Their children, Mr. and Mrs. James Patterson of East Lansing and O.A. Petersen of Lansing motored to this city with them.

Services Wednesday - The funeral services for the late August Krahn will take place Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock from St. Peter's Lutheran church, conducted by the Rev. F.W. Wiese. Prayer will be held at 1:30 in the family home. Interment is to be in Highland View cemetery.

Pioneer of Paris Fetes Relatives on 82nd Birthday - "Out to Old Aunt Mary's" is more than a mere bit of verse to the neices and nephews of Mrs. Mary Russell who entertained them frequently but who entertained them Sunday in honor of her 82nd birthday.

Mrs. Russell, wife of Dan Russell of the Paris vicinity, is the last of 11 children born to Mr. and Mrs. James Montague who came to the farm in Green Township 79 years ago when they were the only white settlers among the Indians in that community. The young Miss Montague married Dan Russell 56 years ago and they live within two miles of the old homstead. Mr. and Mrs. Rusell are both well and require no help to do their housework or to tend to the large gardens each summer.


January 15, 1937

Business Trip - Arthur S. Wilson is in Greenville today on business.

Business Trip - John Buck is spending the day in Grand Rapids on business.

Business Callers - Mr. and Mrs. Dale Griffin of Stanwood were business callers here today.

Will Visit Friends - Dr. and Mrs. W.W. Erdman will spend Sunday with friends in Cadillac.

Is Ill - Eleanor Nelson, neice of Mr. and Mrs. William Nelson is confined to the Nelson home by illness.

Is Ill - A.C. Fuller is confined to his home in the Judson Block by illness. His condition was improved today.

Was in Detroit - Miss Phyllis Frantz has returned from Detroit where she spent several weeks at the home of her sister.

Improving After Illness - Mrs. C. F. Pryor is improving after a week's illness which has confined her to her home on Warren avenue.

To Traverse City - Oscar Blake will spend Saturday in Traverse City on business. Mrs. Blake will accompany him and spend the day with friends.

Has Been Ill - Hal Bischoff is able to be out again after an illness from pnemonia. Members of his family have also been ill with influenza.

Will Visit Friends - Dr. and Mrs. Max C. Igloe and daughter Sonia, and Miss Anna Hassels left today for Chicago where they will spend the weekend with friends.

From Flint - Mr. and Mrs. Nelson Hallowell and daughter Frances Ann of Flint are here for a week's visit with Mrs. Hallowell's parents. Mr. and Mrs. C.E. Wakeman.

Cutting Ice - Smith Brothers at Clear Lake resumed ice cutting today after being delayed by the recent soft weather. The ice is nine inches thick and very clear, according to Ed Smith.

To Grand Rapids - Mrs. George Skellenger and Mrs. Albert Oleson of Cadillac were here this morning for a brief visit with Mrs. O.S. Percy. Mrs. Percy accompanied them to Grand Rapids for a visit with relatives.

Move to Lakeview - Mr. and Mrs. Jack Pratt, who have lived on South State street, have moved to Lakeview where Mr. Pratt will conduct a shop. He has been employed in the Nagle shop in this city for some time.

To New York - Charles Epsimos, Thomas Quaranta, and Frances Ronzo left Thursday for their homes in Brooklyn, N.Y., after spending several days with the former's brother, George Epimos of the Bungalow restaurant.

Will Enjoy Fishing - Fred Labuda, Robert Thomas, Lewis Zeller, and Lawrence Hampel expect to go to Houghton Lake Saturday where they will have a weekend ice-fishing trip. The men will be guests of Mr. Labuda in his cottage at Houghton Lake.

New Location - The Gospel MIssion has moved from 214 Michigan avenue across the street to 205 N. Michigan avenue. Services will be held there each Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday evenings at 7:30 P.M. and each Sunday afternoon at 2:30. Everyone will be welcome to attend the services, officers in charge announce.

Former Resident Dies - Word comes of the death of Mrs. Angeline Horning Nies, former resident of this city, who died at her home in Holland during the past week. Mrs. Nies who is survived by her husband and four children, was a former resident of this city, /the Horning home was at the corner of Marion avenue and Waterloo street. Interment was made in Holland.

Evart Man Dies - Minard W. Charlton, of Evart, died in Community Hospital following an accident in which he suffered a fractured arm and other injuries while at work at the American Logging Tool Co. Mr. Charlton had been in this company's employ for nearly 50 years. His age was given at 81 years and seven months. The body was taken to 'evart today where funeral services will be held. A grandson in Grand Rapids is the nearest relative of the aged man.


Saturday February 6, 1937

Funeral Services - Funeral Services for the late Mrs. James Stewart will be held Monday afternoon at 1:30 from the home of her daughter, Mrs. Frank Hardy, on North Michigan avenue. Interment will be made in Highland View cemetery.

Out of Town Guests - Among the former students who have arrived today to attend the Sigma Alpha Delta party are Robert Thomas and S.Wolf of Sagimaw, Dresden Eldred of Cedar Springs, and Clare Dawson of Detroit.

Teaching at Clear Lake - Mrs. Fred Finch of North State street has been engaged to complete the present term of school in the Clear Lake school. She succeeds Mrs. W.W. Manning who substituted temporarily after the resignation of Mrs. Jennie Smith.

In Flood Region - Mrs. Hugh Morrow has received word from her mother-in-law, Mrs. Emma Morrow, who lives in Martha, Ky, that her home has not been endangered by the floods. Mail conditions are bad and Mrs. Morrow has two sisters in the flooded district from whom she has heard no word.

Home From Florida - Mr. and Mrs. John Waddell and son Jack have retured from Miami, Fla., where they spent several weeks. On their return trip they were forced to take a western trip in order to avoid the flood districts. They came through Memphis, Tenn., where the water was rapidly rising but it was believed the flood walls would hold.


Wednesday, February 10, 1937

In Ann Arbor - Donald Merrill left today for a few days visit in Ann Arbor.

Home From Chicago - Willard Drebin has returned from a business trip to Chicago.

In Detroit - Mrs. Marvel Conradsen is in Detroit this week where she is attending conventions in connection with her work.

From Ann Arbor - Theodore Bidwell, Jr. of Ann Arbor is here for a few days visit his parents, Mr. and Mrs. W.T. Bidwell.

In Grand Rapids - George Richards and Allan J. Singer attended a meeting of the Chamber of Commerce in Grand Rapids Tuesday evening.

To Cadillac - Miss Ruth Purdon who has been teaching in the city nursery schools left today for Cadillac where she will act as a welfare investigator in Wexford county.

Visited Here - Dr. amd Mrs. Foster Bevier and children, Billy and Tommy, have returned to Alma after a weekend visit with Dr. Bevier's parents, Mr. and Mrs. George N. Bevier.

Visiting Here - Mrs. Floyd George of Jackson has been here this week for a visit with her son, Rev. Floyd George. Mrs. J. Kenneth Hoffmaster of Sparta came Tuesday for a brief visit with her mother and brother.

Aged Man Dies - Funeral Services will be held this afternoon at the Drescher Chapel for John Crane, 80, who died at his home at 420 Second avenue Sunday. Interment was to be made in Byers cemetery. Mr. Crane is survived only be a nephew.

Lenten Services - Special Lenten services will be conducted by Rev. F.W. Wiese in St. Peter's Lutheran church each Wednesday evening at 8 o'clock during Lent and will begin this evening. The services will be in English and the public is invited to attend.

Attended Special Opening - Miss Alice Carmack of the Historical survey, was in Holland Tuesday to attend the opening of the museum of Dutch lore at Holland on the occasion of the 90th anniversary of the first Dutch immigration in Michigan>

Road Commission Extends Sympathy - Members of the Mecosta County Road Commision at their meeting Tuesday afternoon passed a resolution expressing their sorrow over the death of M.J. Reutz, county road commissioner.


February 20, 1937

From Grand Rapids - Mrs. Carrrie Larter and her daughter, Mrs. Edith Bouwknegt of Grand Rapids were here Friday for a visit with Mrs. Larter's sisters, Mrs. O.S. Percy and Mrs. Celia Dingman. The condition of Mrs. Dingman, who is being cared for through illness at Mrs. Percy's home, shows slight improvement.

Parents Invited - An invitation is extended to all parents of high school students to attend the anual Student Day in the regular sessions Wednesday morning. At that time there were will be no teachers in the building and the benefits at studen controlled session rooms and classes will be demonstrated to parents and visitors.

Brother-in-law Dies - Will and Ed Smith of Clear Lake will go to Three Rivers Monday to attend funeral services for their brother-in-law. Warren Merrill, who passed away early today in Bronson hospital, Kalamazoo, after an illness of several weeks. Mr. Merrill is survived by his wife, the former Miss Nellie Smith and one daughter, Mrs. Morris Dailey of Paw Paw. Funeral services will be held from the home in Three Rivers Tuesday afternoon.

Weekend Guests - Mr. and Mrs. Edward Snyder of Detroit, Mr. and Mrs. Fred McQuinn of Ferndale, Rep. Arthur Boyce of Lansing with the families of Oscar Kirvan, Glenn Miller, and T.E. Gale of Mecosta, and Wallace F. Henry of this city will make up a weekend party which will be held in the various homes and at Henry and Miller cottages at Blue Lake where they will fish through the ice. This group, which is comprised of former schoolmates, meets annually on Washington's birthday.


Wednesday June 30, 1937

Visited in Ann Arbor - Mrs. C.W. Pullman has returned from a visit with her granddaughter in Ann Arbor.

Visiting Here - Mrs. Max Drebin and daughters, Helen and Esther, are here for a two weeks' visit with Mr. and Mrs. Willard Drebin.

Visiting Here - Mrs. Anna Throp. former resident of this city, now of Grand Rapids, is here to spend the day with friends.

Visited Brother - Mr. and Mrs. August Shelton of Michigan City, Ind., have been guests of Mr. Shelton's brother, John Shelton, and his family.

Coming for Weekend - Miss Catherine Blake is expected to come from Detroit Saturday for a few days' visit with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Blake.

Will Attend Convention - Dr. G.W. Stevens will leave Sunday for Chicago to attend the national convention of Osteopaths. He will be gone until the following Friday.

Will Visit Here - Miss Anna Mae Bowman of Battle Creek will come Thursday for a few days' visit with friends. Miss Bowman is a former resident of this city.

From Detroit - Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Werry of Detroit have been here this week for a visit with Mrs. Werry's parents, Mr, and Mrs. Arthur Stevens of Grant Township.

To Lansing - Rev. and Mrs. George W. Pardee and son have returned to Lansing after a visit with Mr. Pardee's parents, Mr. and Mrs. B.W. Pardee in Hatfield district.

Funeral Services - Funeral services for Mrs. Rosalie Brackett will be held from the Wagner Funeral Home, Thursday afternoon at 3:30, Rev. C.F. Badder officiating.

In Detroit - Miss Emma Woodford is in Detroit this week attending the National Education association. She was accompanied by her niece, Miss June Bouck who is spending the time with friends.

Former Residents - Mr. and Mrs. Arvin Albro of Detroit, former residents of this city, have been guests of friends here this week. They were enroute to their home after a northern vacation trip.

Is Improving - Mr. and Mrs. J.W. Raub is improving after an illness which has confined her to her room for the past two weeks. Mrs. Ora Muter, who has been teaching at Armada, has returned to this city and is caring for Mrs. Raub.

Attended Funeral - Mr. and Mrs. Harold Swanson and son Richard have returned from Hastings where they were called by the death of a cousin, Miss June Rose, 15, who was killed in an automobile accident.

Visited Friends - Mr. and Mrs. W.W. Manning and children have returned from Iowa City, Ia, where they have been guests of Mr. and Mrs. John Moss. They brought Miss Barbara Moss home with them for a visit here.

Wedding Guests - Put of town guests who have been here to attend the Forrest-Carlson wedding were Mr. and Mrs. Robert Forrest, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Forrest, Jr., and Mr. and Mrs. James Sase of Detroit, and Mr. and Mrs. Donald Wolter of Angola, Inc.

From Pennsylvania - Mrs. Helen Bailey Gould. well known former resident of this city, has arrived for a few weeks' visit with friends. Mrs. Gould has lived in Florida for many years but at the present time is making her home in Ambridge, Pa. with her son Louis Bailey. She is at the hoe of Mrs. Mae Darling.

Pleads Guilty - Earl Peck, Big Rapids, pleaded guilty today before Justice Charles H. Tenny on a charge of shooting firecrackers. He paid fine and costs of $13.75. Last week Peck pleaded not guilty to the charge and trial was scheduled for this morning. He changed his plea to guilty when he appeared today before Justice Tenny today.

Dies Suddenly - Alexander T. Rose, 68, Kalamazoo, died early this morning from a heart attack at a summer cottage on Diamondlake, southwest of Barryton, according to Coroner Albert Jewell who investigated. Rose was at the cottage with his son, G.A. Rose of St. Louis. The body was taken to St. Louis and from there it will be moved to Kalamazoo for funeral services Friday.

Funeral Services - Funeral services were held Tuesday after noon for Mrs. Elizabeth Griffith from the Wagner Funeral Home, and were attended by relatives and many friends, evidence of the many kindly contacts she had made during her long residence in Mecosta county. After the death of her husdand Mrs. Griffith left her farm home in Van Gilder district and came to this city to make her home with her niece, the late Mrs. Gladys Harter, for whom she had cared since Mrs. Harter's infancy. After of the death of Mrs. Harter, she had made her home with her nieces, Mrs. Guy Robison and Mrs. Hazel Carver, and her nephew, harvey Fitzgerald. Until her last illness her activities and conversational ability belied her 89 years.


Wednesday July 1, 1937

In Detroit - Miss Ruth Frantz has returned from a few days visit to Detroit.

Detroit Guest - Miss Margaret Telford of Royal Oak has come for a visit with friends here.

In Grand Rapids - Mr. and Mrs. Roy Chamberlin were in Grand Rapids during the weekend.

Visiting Relatives - Miss Ella Campbell left Tuesday for a visit with relatives at Spring Lake and Allegan.

Visited Mother - Mrs. Vern Avey of S. Michigan Ave. went to Carson City for a weekend visit with her mother.

From Detroit - Mrs. May Ashley and Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Pooler of Detroit were here for a weekend visit with friends.

From Mt. Pleasant - Vyrle Owens has returned to Mt. Pleasant after a brief visit with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Bert Owens.

In Milwaukee - Mr. and Mrs. Orville Osburn and Mr. and Mrs. Fred Hansen have returned from a few days' visit in Milwaukee.

Visited in Detroit - Mr. and Mrs. M.E. Curtis have returned fro Detroit where they visited relatives over the holiday weekend.

Guests Return - Mr. and Mrs. Nelson Hollowell have returned to their home in Flint after a visit with Mr. and Mrs. C.E. Wakeman.

In the North - Mr. and Mrs. Herman Schievink and and daughters, Gladys and Anna Louise, have returned from a trip to Sault Ste. Marie.

Lansing Guests - Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Franck and son Alfred of Lansing have been guests at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Franck.

Return From Vacation - Mr. and Mrs. Louis LaRocque have returned from a visit with relatives and friends in Battle Creek and Grand Rapids.

Home After Vacation - Dr. and Mrs. Gordon Yeo and their family have returned from a week's vacation which they spent at Stoney Lake, Shelby.

To Kalamazoo - Miss Josephine VanGilder has gone to Kalamazoo where she will be an instructor in the summer school of Western State Teachers College.

Flint Guests - Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Congdon and children have returned to their home in Flint after a visit at the farm home of Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Barnum.

Have Gone North - Mrs. Robert Fish and her daughters, Charlotte and Lois, left today for Hancock where they will be guests of Mrs. Fish's mother for a few weeks.

Visited at Ludington - Mrs. Marvel Conradsen and Mrs. Charles McCormick apent the holiday weekend with Mr. and Mrs. W.J. Trott at Hamlin lake, Ludington.

Eastern Guests - Mr. and Mrs. Fred Sutherland will have as their guests during the coming week their cousins, George Wright, his son Francis, of Deerfield, Mass.

Visiting Parents - Mr. and Mrs. Earl Langworthy of Moline, Ill., and Lester Langworthy of Detroit, are here for a week's visit with their parents, Mr. and Mrs. D.H. Langworthy.

Entertained Guests - Dr. and Mrs. Gordon McAllister of Detroit and Mrs. Madelyn Cahill were guests at the farm home of Mr. and Mrs. E.L. Redner during the weekend.

In the East - Mrs. Thomas Harvey Smith of Madison, Wis., the former Miss Clara Jo Throp of this city, is enjoying this month in the east visiting friends in Baltimore and Lang Branch, N.J.

Visited Parents - The Misses Emma Kanehl of Wyandotte and Ruth of Detroit have returned after a few day's visit with their parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Kanehl.

Visited Daughter - Dr. and Mrs. Victor Victor Thrall and son Victor have returned from Tennessee where they have been guests of their daughter and sister, Mrs. J.J. Bird and her family.

Chicago Guest - Miss Constance Dumas of Chicago is a guest of Mr. and Mrs. Theo Sellas. Miss Dumas is the daughter of the former Miss Lillian Mettilinew, who is well known here.

Visited Here - Mr. and Mrs. Robert Krause of Grand Haven, Mr. and Mrs. C.P. Ellison and Miss Arlene Sack of Flint, were guests of the Sack families here during the weekend.

Visited Sister - Mr. and Mrs. Frank Klesner have returned from a days visit with Mrs. Klisner's brother-in-law and sister, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Kuhn, at their hom at High Cliffe, St. Joseph.

Visiting Relatives - Mrs. Stanley Schust and her children of Manistique are here for a visit with Mrs. C. Schust and other relatives. They will remain until July 17 when Mr. Schust will come for them.

To Ludington - Miss Shirley Strahan, who has been a guest of Miss Margie Mangrum, has returned to her home in Ludington accompanied by Miss Mangrum and Miss Maxine Arnold who will be her guests for the week.

Visited Member - Mrs. C.M. Buskirk, Mrs. Emma Sherman, Mrs. Esther Critchell, and Mrs. Bert Owens, members of the W.R.C., motored to White Cloud for an afternoon visit with Mrs. Jennie Peoples, a member of the organization who is ill.

To Ypsilanti - Mrs. A.V. Young lest Tuesday for Ypsilanti after spending a few weeks in here home here. Mr. and Mrs. Newton MacFaayden accompanied her but will return here for a few days before leaving for their home in Milwaukee.

Planting Gardens - Harry Fribley has completed the task of setting 900 dahlia buls in the half acre plot near his home which has been the source of pleasure for hundreds of passer-by during the past few years. He expects this garden to surpass his previous attempts.

Visited Here - John Vander Slick and son Peter of Ellsworth have left for their home after a visit with Mr. and Mrs. John Rouse of Rose ave. The group enjoyed a Fourth of July reunion of relatives at Pogy Lake which was attended by nearly 30 members of their family.

Return to New York - Mr. and Mrs. John Meeks and children have left for their home in Lockport, N.Y., after spending a few weeks in their Chippewa lake cottage and visiting Mrs. Meeks' mother, Mrs. Anna Meek. Miss Dorothy Meek of Detroit has also been a guest here.

Father Dies Suddenly - Mr. and Mrs. L.W. Thorne and family have returned from Battle Creek where they had gone for a visit with Mr. Thorne's father. While there the father died suddenly after a few hours illness and funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon. Mr. Thorne was the last close relative of L.W. Thorne.

Guests for Wedding - The following guests have returned to their homes after coming to this city to attend the Binney-Whalen wedding. Mr. and Mrs. Forest Binney of Elkhart, Ind.,,,,Mr. and Mrs. D.H. Siler of Lansing, Mr. and Mrs. James Whalen, Mrs. E.N. Cockerill, Miss Mary Whalen, Edward, Michael and David Whalen, of Detroit, Miss Isabelle Hurst of Grand Rapids and Mr. and Mrs. E.F. McKenna of Mt. Pleasant.

Granted Permits - Mecosta county's concealed weapons board met Wednesday and granted permits for carrying concealed weapons to Earl J. Brown, Ralph Nelson, and Albert Jewell, all of Big Rapids.

Happy Reunion - One of the happiest reunions of the holiday season that of four former schoolmates, Dr. Rollo Masselink of New York City, Lawrence Masselink of Detroit, Thomas Holland of Washington, D.C. and John Throp of this city. The men were classmates in the city schools and in Ann Arbor and have been friends since childhood. They met at Mr. Throp's home on Marion ave.

Had Many Guests - Mrs. Frank Starr has had many guests at her home during the holiday weekend including the Misses Noreen Starr of Lansing and Avis of Grand Rapids, Arthur and Leo Starr of Detroit, Charles Rau of Grand Rapids and Mr. and Mrs. Fred Rau of Detroit, Mrs. Clara Fox and Mr. and Mrs. William Emlaw and children of Detroit. Mrs. Emlaw and children will remain for several weeks.



I found the following articles from the Big Rapids Pioneer the date was cut from the paper. I've included it as some times there is some information of value to the families. I do know that it appeared between 1935 and 1937.

In Detroit - Mrs. George Eldred and son Carl are spending a few days with relatives in Detroit.

Will Visit Relatives - Mr. and Mrs. Herman Miller and son Robert will go to Bay City where they will spend the weekend with relatives.

Home From Flint - Mrs. Matilda Thorne has returned from a visit relatives in Flint. Her Dorothy remained in Flint for a longer visit.

Improving After Illness - Mrs. Hadie Tetzlaff is recovering from illness which has confined her to her home on Bjornsen street for the past week.

Here For Funeral - Miss Janet Hardy of Kalamazoo and Miss Charlotte Hardy of Fremont have arrived here to attend funeral services for their grandmother, Mrs. James Stewart.

In Illinois - Benjamin Smith, Ed Kailing and Andrew Mattzek of the Woodville vicinity are in Peoria, Ill., this week where where they have been guests of a machinery company.

From Ohio - Rev. B. Monroe, an evangelist from Akron, Ohio, will conduct services in the Van Gilder church Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock. The public is invited to attend the services.

Cemetery Board - City Clerk Barney Laser announces that a meeting of the cemetery board will be held in the city hall Monday evening at 7:30 and the presence of all members will be appreciated.

In Sunny South - Cards received from Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Montague assure their friends here that they are enjoying delightful weather and sunshine in the coastal cities of southern Florida.

Here For Party - Miss Jean Anderson of Clare, former year pharmacy student at Ferris Institute, is expected here today and will attend the Sigma Alpha Delta party which will be held here this evening.

In Flint - Miss Emma Davidson of Marion avenue is in Flint where she is a guest at the home of Mrs. Amis Straley. She accompanied Mrs. Straley to her home after her recent visit at the home of her parents.

Funeral Services - Funeral services for the late Dr. R. Shinski. They were accompanied by Mr. Egleston's daughter and her husband, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Otterbacher of Sand Lake and Mr. and Mrs. L.H. Egleston of Rockford.

Will Visit Here - Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Wyman of Mason will arrive here this evening for a brief visit with Mrs. Wyman's parents. Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Clark. They are spending the day in Holland where Mr. Wyman is attending a conference of the board of managers for the band festival in connection with the Holand Tulip Festival.

Mrs. Dingman Ill - Mrs. James Dingman is ill at her home on Rose avenue. Her daughter and son-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. E.J. Parr. came from Lansing Thursday to assist in her care. She will be taken to the home of her sister, Mrs. O.S. Percy on South Michigan avenue today where she will be cared until she is able to be taken to her daughter's home in Lansing.

Safe in Floopd District - Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Bruner are happy today after receiving a letter from her daughter, Mrs. J.C. Watson, who with her husband and three children are residents of Paducah, Ky. The family is safe in that city and has not been forced to leave home.



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