SANDY MAIN: Once upon a time every day
150 years ago
“New schools” – A new school has been erected 800 meters east of LD Kuhn’s in Sidney. A new school was also built in the Brown district of Montcalm.
“Shingles shipped far” – Shingles are shipped from Greenville, Connecticut and Massachusetts as well as Cincinnati and other points south.
“Popular Lake Baldwin” – Lake Baldwin is increasingly popular as a seaside resort for people looking for a cool place outside of the heat and dust of the city. A small liner now plays sports on the waters of the lake. • A large number of fun-seekers visited Lake Baldwin on Sunday. A means of transport made regular journeys during the day between the city and the lake, and the little steamer was busy.
“Track laying” – The track has been marked two and a half miles beyond Greenville and is progressing at the rate of half a mile per day. The track laying force will soon be increased and the track will advance faster.
– Independent from Greenville
100 years ago
“Golf courses being improved” – The Greenville Golf Club has started clearing and perfecting its course at Lake Baldwin. A complete nine-hole course will be laid out and improvements made to make the game much more enjoyable for members. Golf is growing in popularity in all parts of the country.
“Poor water supply” – The water supply in the town of Belding has been insufficient this season for the first time in years. One evening last week, if a fire had broken out, there would have been no fire protection due to the amount of water used and the low pressure.
“The silk spinning mills are starting up” – Belding silk mills resumed operations last week, and for this reason many new girls have come to town to help make the clothes ladies love to wear.
– Independent from Greenville
75 years ago
“Lowell Showboat to attract the crowd” – The Lowell Showboat is back this year for the first time since the war. The boat will begin its journey on the river at 8:30 p.m. each night of July 23-27 and will land at the wharf 100 feet from Lowell Main Street where seats are available for 5,000 spectators. This year’s showboat will be the eleventh. It started as an amateur event in 1932 with an audience of 4,800 spectators and has grown steadily in both the quality of the show and the size of the audience.
“Butter sales drop sharply” – Consumers are not in such a hurry to butter their bread these days. At least not while the butter stays at 77 cents to 82 cents a pound. Greenville grocery store owners see their butter sales drop 60% from previous weeks. Sylvester LeFevre, of Crèmerie Montcalm, believes that customers do not buy butter for three reasons, (1) either they cannot afford it at the current price, or (2) they refuse to buy in protest against the price, or (3) that many have a large reserve in their refrigerators.
“Dance to reopen the youth center” – The Pal-Katraye youth center will reopen Thursday at 8 p.m. with a masquerade and Maynard Tucker’s orchestra. The center has been closed since June 24 for renovation. Pal-Katraye is now freshly painted, floors sanded and furniture upholstered.
“Golf show canceled” – An exhibition match here with British Open champion Sam Snead and New Orleans pro Fred Haas Jr. has been called off due to Snead’s inability to show up here on that date.
– Daily Greenville News