The olass of '98 had a pionic at Sand' Lake Thursday of last week. Miss Alma Teeter will begin her school next Monday 10 miles south of the village. The schools opened here Monday and teachers and pnpils began another year's work. A small party of yonng people spent a very enjoyable day at Wampler's Lake Tnesday. Mrs E S Hagaman entertained last week ber sister Mrs Ira Smith and sou Ralph, of Ohio. Mrs Herbert Reed acd little daughter Ethel, of Brooklyn, visited relatives in town last week. Mrs Goodell and Miss Mande have retnrned from their trip up the lakes. They report a delightfnl tirae. Mi and MrsJEugene Waite, of GranS Rapids, have been visiting his father9 O A Waite, the past few days. Miss Cora Bailey, of Pontiac, who teacbes in the central school building, returned bere the last of the week. The members of the W. R. ET. wilB have a social gatbering tcmorrow afternoon at the home of Mrs. Lizzie Nash. Fred Kapp, aocompanied by bis uncle, left bere last Friday morning for Spokane, Wash, where he bas apositian. as olerk in a large department state:. Miss Nettie üillett has resnaied ber old position as teaoher in tbe grammar room, to remain until another teaober is foand for tbe place. Two hava already been hired and both resigned. Mrs Frank Blaisdell, of Sagiaaw,. bas been spending a week anioug relatives here. Sbe left Wednesday witb ber three childern. to join her hnsband' at Lake Charles, La, where tbey, wU make their bome in the future. Rev. Hntohins preaobed his last sermon here Snnday aud was preseuted by the oougregaüon with a set of silver teaspoons. Se left Monday for Newton, Mass. His going is deeply regretted by the many wlio have learned to esteem bim very highly siuce he became pastor of the Baptist oburoh.