150 yrs ago
“Rain storm at Carson City” — A rain storm, deluging the full nation, culminated in a hail storm and whirlwind that threw down a virtually completed two story making belonging to Mr. Pitcher. He experienced moved in a aspect of his home furnishings, and at the time of the accident 4 folks ended up in it, but thankfully all escaped just before it fell. In falling, it arrived extremely in close proximity to too much to handle a scaled-down house belonging to Mr. Spot, knocking off the cornice at the gable conclude and crushing in some of the siding. Aside from the over, several lights were broken in Dr. Colton’s store entrance, and Wallace’s new retail store was racked to the west nearly a foot many trees had been twisted off and fences torn down. — Hubbardston Advertiser
“This week” — A band stand is getting place up on a vacant good deal approximately reverse the Rutan block, from which the metropolis cornet band will discourse audio on summer season evenings. • Strawberries have been marketing in this industry at a shilling a quart. Otisco materials occur in early. • The kite epidemic now prevails between the boys the marble fever is subsiding.
“Building brick houses” — N. Slaght and Geo. Clark are making preparations for building personal residences of brick — the very first on Oak and Franklin streets, the next on Washington street.
— Greenville Impartial
100 yrs in the past
“Auto vacation by way of the southwest” — Earl Malette and relatives of Sand Lake are creating a vacation by auto via the southwest and in the final letter that they wrote residence they experienced achieved New Mexico. They say they are acquiring a fantastic time and are seeing some excellent sights. In the course of all the excursion from Sand Lake they saw but two broken down autos.
“Five weeks to Michigan by auto” — Mr. and Mrs. Charles Volk of Santa Rosa, Calif., who have been browsing in Montcalm County, designed the excursion to Michigan by car. They produced the trip in a Chevrolet car or truck and frequented all the factors of curiosity along the way, tenting out when the weather conditions was favorable and halting at resorts when the evenings were being cold. They were five weeks on the highway.
“Road work” — From our Trufant correspondent: 6 teams and about 15 men are performing on the highway, commencing at Nels Rasmussen’s and going east. They are earning excellent advancements.
— Greenville Unbiased
75 yrs back
“Bumper fruit, vegetable crops assist meat lack” — Montcalm county people will offset brief supplies of meat, wheat, fat and oils by consuming nearly 15,490,380 pounds of the nation’s bumper fresh new fruit and vegetable crop to preserve large nutritional specifications this calendar year, it was predicted these days by a leading foods distributor. Aspect of the clean fruits and greens consumed by Montcalm inhabitants will come from this county’s 3,685 farms and neighboring growers.
“Train engineer injured” — Frank Evans, Saginaw, Pere Marquette engineer, was offered first assist for a critical scalp wound experienced Monday night below in an uncommon accident. The mail and convey educate and his teach crew held up at the community PM depot for an hour when Evans was handled at United Memorial healthcare facility. Right after oiling his engine, he struck his head on a device box include as he climbed back into the engine’s taxi. A Federal-Mogul nurse gave him procedure and ordered him taken to the hospital. Soon after procedure, he was launched and rejoined his practice crew a couple minutes later on.
“Girl Scouts maintain cook-out” — As a climax to a yr of diverse pursuits, Girl Scout troop No. 2, Cass street college, held a cook-out at Wabasis lake. Scouts enjoyed maple syrup served on pancakes cooked in excess of an open fireplace. Early in the spring the troop started functioning on a maple syrup job. The get the job done involved determining maple trees, tapping them, straining the sap, boiling it into syrup and sealing it for storage.
— Greenville Day-to-day News