Tuesday, November 29, 2022

SANDY MAIN: Once Upon a Daily

150 years ago

“Stopping at Howard City” — Howard City was a point where we lingered on our way to Grand Rapids. We had leisure to look around while waiting for the southern bound train on the G.R.&L. railroad. Coon’s Hotel naturally attracted first notice. This hotel presents an imposing appearance, being three stories in height with a fine-looking cornice of unique design. We also visited the office of the Record and found Mr. Morris and his wife busily at work. Howard City is now exhibiting rapid growth and good improvements are taking place.

“Rain aids lumbermen” — Heavy rains have visited this section lately, so that lumbermen can again float logs down Flat River.

“Bear grabs hog” — A huge bear crossed A.R. Mather’s farm in Croton, seven miles from Howard City, on the 16th inst., and with the audacity peculiar to the race, picked up a 100 lbs. hog and made off with it to the woods. — Howard City Record

— Greenville Independent

100 years ago

“School news” — Edmore high school is to have a foot ball team this year for the first time in its history. • The Stanton schools were closed all last week on account of three cases of scarlet fever having been found. • From our Nevins Lake correspondent: School is closed in the Dixon lake district for a two weeks vacation during potato digging.

“Threshing time” — From our Lincoln Lake correspondent: Mrs. Frieda Daniels assisted Mrs. Miller in cooking for threshers the first of the week. The Keller boys are busy clover hulling and bean threshing. E.S. Smith has started threshing beans.

“Wins fair prize for 4th time” — Mrs. George Sawyer of Harvard won first place at the West Michigan State Fair on butter. This is the fourth year Mrs. Sawyer has carried away the blue ribbon on butter.

— Greenville Independent

75 years ago

“Hospital returns bed to high school” — A hospital bed loaned by the Greenville high school Varsity club to the United Memorial Hospital has been returned to the school. Since the hospital frequently has operated at full bed capacity, many patients would had to have been turned away had it not been for the generous loan of the bed. It will now be used by home nursing students under the tutelage of Lucille P. Eichelberg, school nurse. It also is to be used in cases of emergency during school hours.

“New community center for Belding?” — All Belding residents are urged to attend the community meeting at the Belrockton on Thursday, Dr. Ray Price, president of the Belding Board of Education said. The purpose of the meeting is to discuss plans for the erection of a new community center and choose a committee. The Board of Education expects to sell the present community enter, the Belrockton, and construct a more suitable new building • Outcome of that meeting: The Belding board of education, with the co-operation of some 100 Belding residents, decided at a meeting Thursday evening to abandon plans for a new community building and to repair the Belrockton buildings. The Belrockton now will be called the Community Center instead of the Youth Center.

“High school girls form Homemakers club” — “Toward new horizons” summarizes the goal of the Future Homemakers of America club which is being organized in the Greenville High School. The main purpose of the high school girls who join this incorporated, non-profit national organization is to plan and carry out activities which will develop better home-life and activities related to homemaking. Any high school girl who has completed one year of homemaking in high school, or is taking the subject now, may belong to the club.

— Greenville Daily News

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