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Did you know that in the mid-20th century an Oleson’s Food Store was located at 124 E. State St.? The building earlier housed the Victor Petertyl Wagon Works. These images are provided by the Traverse Area Historical Society in collaboration with the Traverse Area District Library. Please co…

A GIRL not over 10 years of age, with light hair and not especially well dressed, fell off the Hannah & Lay chute about 6:30 last evening and but for the quickness and bravery of Patrolman Jesse Brayton, would surely have drowned. She was playing on the docks with two other children. They ran after she fell in. The young lady would not give the patrolman her name for fear she would get in trouble. The police later found she was there with his father who was spearing off the chute. He turned his back for one minute when she fell in. Her name was Iva Parmenter of 517 Rose Street. She was described as a “nervous” young lady and the blue uniform of the Officer scared her.

Amanda L. Porter, of Traverse City, graduated with a doctorate in medicine from the Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine in Minnesota. Porter plans to pursue a medical residency in neurology at the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida.

TRAVERSE CITY — The children of Curt and Diane (Pittenger) Gnepper, Heath (Andrea) Gnepper and Rebecca (Brandon) Flynn, are pleased to announce the 50th anniversary of their parents on July 19, 2019. Curt and Diane were married at the First Congregational Church in Almont on July 19, 1969. T…

These images are provided by the Traverse Area Historical Society in collaboration with the Traverse Area District Library. Please contact the TAHS at 231-995-0313 or email contact@traversehistory.org if you have questions or comments.

J.N. MARTINEK, 217 Front Street, has Ladies fifteen jeweled movement gold filled watches for only $12.50. Stop in today because they won’t last long at these prices.

Rory Jade Price, of Northport, recently completed her master’s program in public health from the University of Michigan. She earned a 4.0 GPA during her studies.

Betsy (Sleder) Mulcahy identified the gentleman whose photo appeared in the Record-Eagle on June 10. She recognized her father Thomas Sleder in his U.S. Navy uniform.

— Traverse City Track Club recently gave the 2019-20 Academic Year College Scholarship Awards to recent high school graduates and current college students.

Did you know the Northern Michigan Asylum (later called the Traverse City State Hospital) fielded baseball teams? The catcher is identified as Morey Kristler.

SUIT WAS bought in Circuit Court today for $5,000 bought by Effie Saxton versus William Gregory et al, of Fife Lake through her Attorneys. The suit alleges that William Gregory sold intoxicants to her husband who was inebriated at the time. Mr. Saxton tried to board a moving train while in this condition, and died as a result on November 25, 1908.

TRAVERSE CITY — Morrie and Loretta Nelson celebrated their diamond anniversary on June 27, 2019.

TRAVERSE CITY — High school sweethearts, Don and Donna Olendorf, were married on June 29, 1969 in the League Garden in Ann Arbor. Episcopal priest, the Rev. Craig Hammond officiated.

These images are provided by the Traverse Area Historical Society in collaboration with the Traverse Area District Library. Please contact the TAHS at 231-995-0313 or email contact@traversehistory.org if you have questions or comments.

Nathan Keech, a recent TC West Senior High graduate, studied manufacturing at TBAISD Career-Tech Center. Keech was a member of National Technical Honor Society and participated with the TC Westmen choir and two high school musicals. He received TBA honor roll and perfect attendance awards. H…

CHARLES E. JOHNSON of Grawn is in serious condition. He ate some wide leaved dock that accidentally got mixed in with other greens his family had gathered. He was the only one in his family poisoned by the dock.

The following continues the list of students who received awards from the Michigan Interscholastic Press Association:

— OF THE 135 young pupils who took the Eighth Grade examination, School Commissioner Crisp has found that 65 have passed and will be given diplomas.

Did you know a small pond called Willow Lake sat east of Building 50 on the State Hospital grounds from approximately 1900 to 1995 or 1996? In the 1970s a lighted fountain was added to the lake. These images are provided by the Traverse Area Historical Society in collaboration with the Trave…

— ALL CITIZENS who desire to aid in embellishing the City’s parks by the contribution of shrubbery such as lilacs, snowballs, spiraea or similar ornamental growths, will confer a favor by notifying Dr. W. E. Moon or F. E. Lahyn, Park Committee.

The following continues the list of students who received awards from the Michigan Interscholastic Press Association:

These images are provided by the Traverse Area Historical Society in collaboration with the Traverse Area District Library. Please contact the TAHS at 231-995-0313 or email contact@traversehistory.org if you have questions or comments.

Did you know in the mid-20th century several sets of tourist cabins were located in Traverse City? This circa-1945 image is of the Pine Lane Cabins. They were located at 14th Street and Rennie Road, today Veterans Drive. These images are provided by the Traverse Area Historical Society in co…

— A LEAP for liberty through the basement of the county jail, a swim across the icy waters of the Boardman with chill winds of the north freezing the marrow of the bones, a tramp to the Brimley school house where he found a bed of straw near a barn, another tramp to Kingsley, thence on to Bu…

Traverse City West Senior High School junior Gracie Noller was accepted into the weeklong Women in Automotive Engineering camp at Michigan Technological University. Noller earned a competitive scholarship award to attend.

Alma College students earned “outstanding delegation” awards at the National Model United Nations Conference in March. The team included Kennedy MacGirr, a senior from Frankfort representing Djibouti; Connor Mayer, a senior from Traverse City representing Egypt; and Bennett Schmitt, a senior…

— POISONED EVIDENTLY by a pork steak which they had eaten at supper, Vern A. Strong, wife, children and guest Mrs. E. C. Prentice, suffered agonies all night and some were considerably improved this morning. Mr. Strong, who ate the most, was unable to go to work this morning. Mrs. Prentice w…

Did you know the Traverse City State Hospital once ran its own greenhouse? These images are provided by the Traverse Area Historical Society in collaboration with the Traverse Area District Library. Please contact the TAHS at 231-995-0313 or email contact@traversehistory.org if you have ques…

These images are provided by the Traverse Area Historical Society in collaboration with the Traverse Area District Library. Please contact the TAHS at 231-995-0313 or email contact@traversehistory.org if you have questions or comments.

— REMEMBER THE best investment on Earth is Earth itself. The Land Man sells it. Call and see him or phone 197. Fred B. Federspiel, Rooms 1 and 2 in the Majestic Building, Traverse City.

Maris E. Lutzke, of Beulah, and Abigail Machin, of Traverse City, made the president’s list during the fall 2018 term at Northwood University.

Did you know the Weaver Building originally sported a greenhouse on its north end? Located south of Front Street on the west side of Union Street, today the Weaver Building houses several businesses, including The Bookie Joint. These images are provided by the Traverse Area Historical Societ…

— MANY PERSONS have noticed the gulls flying in a southwesterly direction from the Bay, leaving many people to wonder their destination. Inquiry lead to the disclosure that the birds were heading to the asylum slaughter house to feed on refuse which is thrown out to them. The slaughter house…

The following students earned bachelor’s degrees from Alma College during 2018: Blake Beyer, of Traverse City; and Paige Emerson and Jonathan Gottwald, both of Lake Ann.

These images are provided by the Traverse Area Historical Society in collaboration with the Traverse Area District Library. Please contact the TAHS at 231-995-0313 or email contact@traversehistory.org if you have questions or comments.

— BUCKLEN’S ARNICA Salve will cure Skin Eruptions, Eczema, Salt Rheum, Boils, Fever Sores, Burns, Scalds, Cuts and Piles. This miracle salve is available for only 25 cents at Bugbee Drug, S.E, Wait & Sons, Frank Meads and Hannah & Lay.

Traverse City Central High School students Annabelle Arends, Morgan Davis, Lauren Fleming and Emlin Munch were named finalists in the 25th annual Italian Songs and Arias Vocal Competition. The finalists perform a live concert with piano accompaniment in May.

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TRAVERSE CITY [mdash] L. Gary Rogers went to be with the Lord July 9, 2019 after a battle with cancer. He was born in Traverse City in November 1944 to Ivan and Audrey Rogers. At the age of 19 he joined the U.S. Army, where he was a dental assistant. He met and married the love of his life, …

85, of Traverse City, died July 14, 2019. Arrangements are pending. A complete obituary will follow in a later edition of the Record-Eagle. The family is being cared for by Reynolds Jonkhoff Funeral Home and Cremation Services.

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