Grant Farrand Diary Notes

     By Mrs. W. H. Judd        March 7, 1949,Sturgis Journal: ”A peek into the personal diary of Grant      Farrand of Colon reveals many interesting events that otherwise have      been long forgotten – or perhaps never known. … Continue reading

William Broker

William Broker, St. COLON – William Broker St., 86, 135 S. St. Joseph St.., Colon,  died November 14, 1966, at the home of his son, William F. Broker , with whom he had made his home for the last three … Continue reading

Robert Lamar Bryan

Sergeant E5 Robert Lamarr Bryan was born on October 18, 1949 to Riley and Vera Arlene Bryan. He had two older brothers Larry and Roger, an older sister Ginger and a twin sister Rebecca. When Robert was four weeks old, … Continue reading

Betty Lowther Weds Kieth Drake 1949

Betty Lowther and Keith Drake Married The Colon Express, August 11, 1949: “Miss Betty Lowther, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Grover Lowther of Leonidas, and Keith Drake, son of Mrs. Viola Harding of Colon, were united in marriage Saturday, Aug. … Continue reading

Midlakes Owner Dorothy Cook Obituary

  Dorothy A. Cook   Obituary for Dorothy A. Cook, (from the February issue of TOPS Magazine). “Mrs. Dorothy A. Cook, 74, of Colon, died January 17, 1991, in Borgess Medical Center, Kalamazoo, MI. She was born November 30, 1916 … Continue reading

Leslie Hartman by Monk Watson

     Leslie “Peeny” Hartman!   Newspaper clipping from March 17, 1965: “Dear Monk; Speaking of entertainers of yesterday, I wish you would put in a word for “Peeny” (not sure of the spelling) Hartman. I believe his name is Leslie. … Continue reading

Bernard Pooler Obituary

*** Obituary from 1963, (Exact date unknown): Bernard E. Pooler – Death struck suddenly, to claim the life of Bernard Pooler, age 59, one of Colon’s most prominent citizens. Mr. Pooler was formerly the editor and publisher of The Colon … Continue reading

Inez Blackstone & Marquis Troupe 1930

Inez Blackstone Will Pilot Marquis Troupe   From The Colon Express Newspaper, September 11, 1930, courtesy of the Colon Community Historical Society: “Marquis, the Magician, will commence his new season the second week in September, with the opening spot not … Continue reading

Henry Hulbert Obituary 1901

Sudden Death For Henry Hulbert   From the Colon Express, November 1901: “Veteran Solicitor for the L. K. G. Company was stricken Sunday with Heart Disease. Suddenly, without warning, Henry Hulbert the popular L. K. G. salesman, entered his last … Continue reading

A Tribute to Alice Grimes

A Tribute to Miss Grimes   The 1968 colon High School Alumni Association Tribute To Miss Alice Grimes   by Abraham Jaffe   Alice is a graduate of Colon high school, and after giving 51 years of your good life to … Continue reading