The local section of the newspaper reported the comings and goings of its residents -- especially those that would let the editor know. A sampling follows:
William Alsbro visited friends at South Lyon on Christmas.
J. Ashley Cooper spent Christmas with friends at Howell.
J.C. Walton and wife of Howell spent Christmas at this place.
B.B. Roberts and wife spent Christmas with relatives here.
Mary G. Seaver spent the holidays with relatives at Lansing.
F.J. Cook and wife spent Christmas with her mother at Howell.
Thomas Kingsley of Wayne, is visiting relatives in this vicinity.
Will Miller of Thamesville, Ont., is visiting his parents of this place.
(And then stuck in the middle of all of this) . . . Intelligent boy wanted at this office to learn the art of printing.
F.D. Parker and wife visited relatives at Howell on Christmas.
Mrs. J.K Stanley visited her sister at Brighton on Christmas.
F.J. Peek and wife spent Christmas with his parents at this place.
C.H. Bristol and wife spent Christmas with relatives at Williamston.
Mrs. H. Laughlin and daughters, Aggie and May, spent Christmas at Howell.
M.M. Abbott and family spent Christmas with their daughter at South Lyon.
Ira J. Bean and wife of Detroit spent Christmas with his parents at this place.
M.J. Dunn and wife spent Christmas with their son near Webberville.
Mrs. F.E. Sherwood of Clinton visited her parents, J.A. Canfield and wife, this week.
Edward Greenaway of Williamston spent Christmas with his father at this place.
And so on . . . the list was long with so many of the names so familiar to my research. But I truly wonder if an intelligent boy showed up to learn the art of printing!