Nina E. Solomon didn't spend much of her life in Ottawa County, but she was born in Jamestown Township in 1877 to George and Delia Solomon. Soon after her birth, the family relocated to Osceola County.
No doubt many people arrived at work this morning with a hangover they can attribute to a Sunday Super Bowl party. More than 150 years ago, if Pastor James Ballard had his way, it would have been a dry Super Bowl celebration.
Initiations into societies more than a century ago were often secret affairs kept guard by the organization. Historically, there are legends of outrageous initiation practices, some with serious consequences.