JULY 25, 1919

Grand Rapids Press
Contributed by Jan Stypula




Earl Banner has arrived home from Russia and a family reunion was held at his parents home. Luman Surino and Ergo Hart and Sergeant Lawrence Castelein are also at home, all having been overseas and all receiving their discharges.

A conference of Red Cross workers of western Michigan will convene in the W. L. C.  rooms next Wednesday and Thursday. Dr. J. L. Gillon of Chicago, divisional director of home service section of the Red Cross, will be in charge.

Paul Allman, depty state bee inspector, who has been inspecting bee yards in this county [Kent]  has found m any swarms affected with European foul brood.

Ira Mosher was arrested for riding his bicycle on the sidewalk. It is charged that Mosher knocked down and ran over a child.

Etta Allen, 26, and Stuart Allen, 37, giving their address as Portland, Mich., were arrested in Detroit on a charge of shoplifting and were found to have in their possession $3,000 worth of opium.

Northern Michigan's annual county Sunday school picnic will be held in this county Aug. 4-5.

Lewis Engmark, register of deeds, underwent an operation at Cadillac.

Albert Daniels, 7, was drowned in the Detroit river at the foot of Chene st. when a box on which he was floating overturned in deep water. The boy sank before help could arrive.

Reeman will remodel its school house. The committee is planning a model school in the near future.

BELDING - Brinton F. Hall. owner of a large Baldwin apple orchard east of this city sold this year's crop to Chicago parties. The sale covers practically his entire orchard crop with is estimated at 6,000 barrels or about 30 carloads.

BELLAIRE - Mrs. James Dunn, an aged resident of Bellaire suffered from a stroke of paralysis. Her children have been called from various parts of the country to her bedside.

BIG RAPIDS - Earl Bumford of Standwood and Miss Verdi Wolf of Freeport were united in marriage here Thursday.

CHARLOTTE - More than 200 of the motor trucks given the state of Michigan by the federal government have already been brought to the old Duplex factory building in this city to be equipped for road construction work and held here until released to the counties.

CHEBOYGAN - The sharp turn and extremely dangerous high bank roadway near the Black river dam, Cheboygan county, has been undergoing improvements under supervision of County Road Superintendent Jacobson.

DETROIT - One hundred new playgrounds averaging an acre in size will be added to the city's recreational facilities within a year if the council approves plans of Dr. C. B. Lundy, superintendent of the recreation commission.

FREMONT - The barn of Ed Misner was struck by lightning and burned to the ground.

FREMONT - The Co-operative Produce Co. has sold 6, 385 cases of eggs during the first six months of the year.

GRAND HAVEN - Lieut. Andrew Van Lopik, 26th Infantry, First Division, son of Postmaster Peter Van Lopik, returned from France Thursday. Lieut. Van Lopik is on his way to Camp Grant, Ill., where he expects to receive his discharge. He served, in the army of occupation and was wounded in the Argonne.

HARRIETTA - At the annual school meeting at Siagle Center, James Wemple was elected treasurer. The subject of having a centralized school was discussed.

HOLLAND - Elmer Eastmean, a cabinet maker arraigned in Justice Van Scheleven's court Thursday afternoon on a statutory charge made by a young girl was bound over to Circuit court.

IONIA - Deputy Game Warden Kirscheman received a telegram from Lansing Thursday ordering him to proceed at once to Interlochen to assist in fighting the forest fires in that vicinity.

JENNINGS - Mr. and Mrs. Hampton Williams have received word of the arrival of their son, Ace Williams, at Camp Mills. He has been in France for a year, George Muson has arrived home from France. Chauncy Merkle is home from France. He served two years.

KALKASKA - Farmers of Antrim counties will hold a joint county picnic at Torch Lake Aug. 14. Hundreds of farmers will attend. Some noted speakers will be present. It is planned to invite the governor and his staff.

NASHVILLE - Pamona grange will be held at Putnam park here July 26. Miss Vasold, county leader from M. A. C., will speak

NEWAGO - Newaygo county Pamana grange, No. 11, will meet with the Fremont grange July 31 for an all day session.

PORTLAND - Arthur L. Francis has received notice of his reappointment  as postmaster here.

ST. JOHNS - Lieut. Gerald Danley, home from Russia, was presented with a gold watch with an illuminated face and monogram and a gold fob as a present form the 4th platoon, Company I, of the 339th Infantry.

THREE RIVERS - Fire of unknown origin destroyed a large barn, silo and outbuildings on the farm of Clyde Kenvels, near Corey Lake, Thursday. Several hundred resorters saved the houses.

VERMONTVILLE - Guy Jefferson Dull of Nashville and Miss Nellie May Jopple, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Jopple of Vermontville township, are newly married.




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