November 20, 1929
LaVonne I. Bennett
THE ADVERTISER, Saranac, Ionia County, Michigan; November 20, 1929:
Nov. 13 being Harvey RUSS’ birthday the Old Time Club thought it would be a good
time to surprise him and they sure did. After playing twelve games of pedro,
dainty refreshments were served, consisting of ice cream, cake and wafers,
home-made candy and filled dates.
Those receiving high honors were Mrs. Lottie CONNER and Carl LOWERY and
consolations going to Mrs. George HARDY and Will CONNER.
At a late hour all departed for home wishing Harvey many more happy birthdays.
BIRTHDAY SURPRISE PARTY – Wednesday, Nov. 6, Mrs. Harold FROST of Keene
entertained sixteen high school people in honor of her sister, Helen DODDS’
fifteenth birthday. The party was a complete surprise to Helen.
The early part of the evening was spent in music and singing, after which the
group settled down to “Bunko” and “Progressive Flea”. The honors were won by
Carol CAHOON, Russell STEBBINS, Woodrow BROOKS and Latham SNELL.
At 10:30 refreshments were served at a large table. Everything was carried out
in the color scheme of yellow and white, from the large table centerpiece, nut
cups and favors, to the four-tiered birthday cake topped by fifteen yellow
After more music the jolly group departed, leaving Helen a lovely toilet set and
several small articles. All declared they had spent a most enjoyable evening.
The invited guests were Betty CARR, Wanda GREENWALT, Shirley FASHBAUGH, Carol
CAHOON, Helen CURTISS, Lena Marie HUFFMAN, Woodrow BROOKS, Russell STEBBINS,
Clayo REED, Latham SNELL, Marcus OTIS, John WHITE and Emerson BERNDT.
The OAK GROVE P.T.A was very pleasantly entertained at the home of Mrs. Otis
WHITBY Nov. 12. After the usual business meeting, two contests were enjoyed by
all, with honors being awarded to Mrs. I. W. JONES, Mrs. John CALLIER, Mrs.
Myron KYSER and Mrs. John KOEWERS. Dainty refreshments were served by the
hostess assisted by the Misses Beulah WHITBY and Margaret PIKE. One guest, Mrs.
I. W. JONES, was entertained…………Gladys H. COMPTON, Reporter.
THE ADVERTISER, SARANAC, (Ionia County), MICHIGAN; NOVEMBER 20, 1929:
SUDDEN DEATH - Wednesday morning, Clyde WARD took John KOEWERS with him to Grand
Rapids, where he was to take his old job with the Valley City Gas Company. When
they got to Grand Rapids, Mr. WARD went into a store for a few minutes and when
he returned Mr. KOEWERS had slumped down in the seat and Mr. WARD rushed him to
the Butterworth hospital, but he was dead when he got him there. Mr. KOEWERS has
lived on his farm just west of the Grove school house for the past seven years.
He had not been in the best of health. The remains were taken from Grand Rapids
to Zeeland, his old home. He was 49 years old and leaves a widow and seven
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 27, 1929: CARD OF THANKS - We wish to express to the friends
and neighbors, the Saranac and Oak Grove P.-T. A. and the Saranac High School,
our thanks and appreciation for their kindness and for the flowers sent at the
time of the death of our dear husband and father.
~ Mrs. J. KOEWERS and Children.
START FOR FLORIDA – Mr. and Mrs. W. S. HEWITT left the first of the week for
Florida. They had their home on wheels fixed up with every possible convenience
and provisioned and they left with every prospect of a delightful trip and all
will wish for them a safe and pleasant trip.
DIEHL-MORRIS – On Friday, at the Methodist parsonage in Saranac, Miss Bernice
MORRIS of Lowell and George DIEHL of Mt. Pleasant were united in marriage. Rev.
M. BUTLER officiated.
GET-TOGETHER CLUB – Club met with Bertha HARWOOD on Nov. 14. Thirteen members
answered roll call by giving a Thanksgiving verse. After the business meeting
music and readings were enjoyed by all. The hostess served a delicious lunch. We
will meet with Jennie GOODELL Dec. 12.
||Rev. BUTLER, who has been ill with the la grippe, has improved and was able to
be in the pulpit Sunday.
Mrs. Vern SCOTT is slightly improved.
Ed FROST is ill with digestion and confined to his bed, under the doctor’s care.
Mr. and Mrs. Ray HOSKIN and family visited Sunday in Saranac with her father,
Mrs. Robert HARDY entertained the Sunlight Club or Larkin Club last Friday; also
Mrs. Pearl HARDY is recovering from very severe cold.
Mrs. Arthur GOODELL returned from a week vacation and trip to the south Saturday
Mr. and Mrs. Dell HARDY and Mrs. Warren REED and children; Hazel CONNER and Glen
CONNER spent Sunday at the William HUFFMAN home.
The Ideal Club met last Thursday with Mrs. Genevieve DODDS, with a nice
attendance. A fine potluck
dinner was served at noon. The club tied a fine
comforter. Business meeting convened and they decided
to have a Christmas sale.
Next meeting will be in December with Mrs. Delle LEE.
Mr. and Mrs. Ezra DeMOTT and family and Virginia McMULLEN of Allendale ate
Sunday dinner at the
home of Mr. and Mrs. Glenn BRESTLEY and sister, Mary
MEYERS. Mr. and Mrs. Dell LEE were
afternoon callers. The gentlemen enjoyed a
rabbit hunt and the ladies visited.
Mr. and Mrs. Harley HUNTER spent Sunday in Lowell with Mr. and Mrs. Merton
SINCLAIR and family.
Mrs. Harold SIMPSON, Lorna PERRY and Nettie MEYERS accompanied Mrs. MEYERS’
EDSON, to Detroit last Friday and returned Tuesday.
About 30 friends and neighbors gathered at the home of Dell LEE on Saturday
evening, Nov. 9, and
enjoyed a radio party and progressive games.
Mrs. Ward WILLIAMS was ill several days of last week and under the doctor’s
Mr. and Mrs. Eugene SNELL and family motored to Lansing Sunday and visited Mrs.
SNELL’S sister, Mrs. SNELL’S mother, Mrs. Fred GOULD, returned with them for a
Mrs. Jessie Lee WEBSTER visited Saranac relatives Saturday.
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Sparks returned from a month’s sojourn in the west
Wednesday evening. Welcome
home, Maude and Charlie.
||There will be Grange meeting at Berlin Center Friday evening. The new officers
will be installed. Potluck
Mr. and Mrs. Ward BRANSON and Mr. and Mrs. Clarence MASON of Ionia spent Sunday
relatives in Flint.
Mr. and Mrs. Judson BARGER spent Sunday evening at Mr. and Mrs. Alvy RISING’S.
Mr. and Mrs. Arthur DENTON and Mr. and Mrs. Hal PATRICK attended a party given
at the home of Mr. and Mrs. John UTESS of Ionia Wednesday evening.
Ronald GILMORE visited his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Chas. GILMORE, over the week
Merritt PATRICK spent the week end with his cousin, Maurice GIERMAN, of Sebewa
George VANDECAR, Mr. and Mrs. Arthur DENTON, Mrs. Fred BRANSON and Mrs. Mary
drove to South Haven Thursday to attend the funeral of their aunt and
brother-in-law, A. I. BLOOD.
Mable PATRICK and Ariel DENTON attended a surprise party given for Ruth TUCKER
Sunday dinner guests at Mr. and Mrs. Hall PATRICK’S were Mr. and Mrs. Jack
AUNGST and grandson, Murry MYERS and Mrs. Elva MITCHELL. Mr. and Mrs. Earl
HERRON of Lakeview called in the
Mr. and Mrs. Johh WINEGAR spent Sunday with her mother, Mrs. MIDDLETON of
Mr. and Mrs. Jay FAULKNER and daughter and Mrs. Blanche FAULKNER spent Sunday in
Mr. and Mrs. Homer WALTER and family were Sunday dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs.
Glenn MIDDLETON of Lansing spent from Wednesday until Friday with his sister,
Mrs. John WINEGAR.
Mrs. Elmer BOWEN and daughter Mabel spent Sunday afternoon with Mrs. James TOPP.
Eva A. HOPE of Ionia has started a suit for divorce against Frank M. HOPE.
Herbert KENT of Orleans is asking for a divorce from Bernice KENT.
Ms. Cora COTTINGHAM of Ionia has been awarded $1000 damages against Frank WARD
of Lansing by a jury in the Ionia county circuit court, last week. She was
injured in an automobile accident when the car in which she was riding collided
with a truck driven by WARD on M-16.
Bruce LOWREY brought home a deer last week.
Elmer HILL and family of Grand Rapids spent the week end with her mother, Mrs.
C. H. RACE.
Dr. HAY returned from his hunting trip Saturday. There were five in his camp and
they got three deer.
Ralph BLACKMAN of Portland has sold 35 tons of white clover honey, and his
brother, Russell BLACKMAN, 12,700 pounds, all produced by their colonies this
||Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert LaVEAN spent Sunday at Vern Hunter’s of Odessa.
Mrs. Wm. CONROE is visiting relatives in Grand Rapids.
Mrs. W. HAY and Mrs. Alice GOODSELL spent last Monday with the latter’s parents
in South Lowell.
Wayne MARKER had the misfortune to fall in the barn last week and break both
bones in his left arm.
Mr. and Mrs. Ray LEWIS and sons and Mr. and Mrs. G. TRAVIS spent last Tuesday
evening at Alice
Mr. and Mrs. John COTTRELL and daughter of Saranac and Floyd SHEPARD of Grand
Sunday at John Marker’s.
Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert LaVEAN and sons helped Mrs. Alice GOODSELL with some
painting last Friday.
Jay WALTER’S children have been entertaining the chicken-pox.
||Mr. and Mrs. Fred BRANSON were Sunday guests of Mr. and Mrs. Elmer SKOOKS of
Mr. and Mrs. Hal PATRICK autoed to Grand Rapids last Tuesday to see “The
Mr. and Mrs. Fred COURNEY were Sunday guests of Mr. and Mrs. George RUDD.
Mr. and Mrs. Marvel CHURCH of Pontiac spent Friday with Mr. and Mrs. Jay
FAULKNER and in the
evening they all drove to Hastings to see Mr. BACKER.
Howard MERRITT and son George of Jackson and Mr. and Mrs. Leslie WILFORD were
at Ernest MERRITT’S.
Mrs. PALMER of Lake Odessa visited Mr. and Mrs. Ward BRANSON Sunday.
Mary Pratt of Clarksville, who has been visiting at the Fran WALTER home,
returned home Tuesday.
Mesdames Cari STUAT, Hal PATRICK and Arthur DENTON enjoyed a visit at the Ionia
rooms at the Emerson school last Wednesday afternoon.
Clarence MOE has moved onto the Marvel CHURCH place.
Little Rose Mary GARLAND of Lansing visited at the Jay FAULKNER and Lynn BUTLER
Sunday dinner guests at James TOPP’S were Mr. and Mrs. Hal PATRICK and his
PATRICK, and George TOPP.
Mr. and Mrs. Ernest MERRITT entertained with an oyster supper Saturday evening,
Mr. and Mrs. Will
MILTENBERGER, Mr. and Mrs. Marion DAUSMAN and family, Mrs. Sam
DAUSMAN and son
and Geo. TOPP.
Mr. and Mrs. Ernest MERRITT and Wm. MILTENBERGER, Mrs. Leo PHELPS, Mr. and Mrs.
DAUSMAN were in Lansing Tuesday.
Leo PHELPS came home from Ann Arbor Monday where he has been taking treatments.
He is feeling
Mose FERNEY, an old resident of Clarksville, died last week.
T. S. BARBER has his new barn that takes the place of the one recently burned on
his farm in Berlin,
enclosed so he can house his stock.
Hans CHRISTENSEN, 19, Ionia
Carmen GLADDING, 19, Montcalm Co.
Milton FOSS, 80, Belding
Estella BRADSHOW, 61, Belding
November 26, 2013