I had to go back to the townhall this morning, so I looked up a couple more things. This takes care of the Observer gossip and obituaries, at least for the books that have been made so far. There is also a collection of "loose papers", all nicely indexed. I didn't check that, so if you're ever in the vicinity...
Here's what I found this morning--
AGED LAMONT RESIDENT DIES SATURDAY MORNING
Klaas Nanninga, aged 78, passed away last Saturday morning at his home in Lamont. Surviving are his widow; three sons, four daughters; twenty-five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren, and two brothers residing in the Netherlands. Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at two o'clock at the residence. Bural in the Lamont cemetery.
18 January 1929, The Coopersville OBSERVER
1898-3-25Cornelius Naninga is home [Lamont] from Grandville to spend a few days with parents and friends.
1898-11-4Miss Allie Nanaga is attending the Union school here. (Was it also spelled this way on something I sent yesterday? Maybe this is a different family [Nanaga] rather than a mis-spelling.)
1899-8-25Wm. Naninga will teach school near Spring Lake this winter. This will be his first attempt and rumor has it that he will soon share his lot with a better half. Not too many new things at once, Will.
1899-9-8One of those pleasant moments which occurs but few times in a person's life took place at the home of Mr. and Mrs. G. Bennink, Wednesday, Sept. 6th, when their daughter Jennie was united in the holy bonds of matrimny to Mr. Wm. Nanninga, Rev. Post officiating.
Loekie and Henry Boersma deserve credit for all their work in compiling the Tallmadge gossip and obituaries, to name just two of the many projects they have done for Tallmadge!