Looking Back at May 3

20 YEARS AGO

Manistee Life Boat and Crew circa 1900

Company expansion

Enduroglas expansion plans were approved by the City Planning Commission last night, and the casket-making company could add four buildings and a loading dock to its Industrial Park site during the next two to five years.

Blossom Boulevard

The 1991 Blossom Boulevard project begins this Saturday when committee members and volunteers will be preparing the flower beds along Cypress Street. To help with the project, Wahr Hardware donated enough fertilizer to handle the 5,000 square foot project.

40 YEARS AGO

Onekama Lions

Evart Hopwood Jr., and Roy Hickock were installed as new members of the Onekama Lions Club at a recent dinner meeting at the Buccaneer Inn. At the meeting, an invocation was given by Rev. Ward Pearce, president of the Mesick Lions Club. Speaker for the evening was Jack Blacklock of Elberta, District 11-E governor.

Strawberry Queen

Tickets went on sale for the National Strawberry Festival Queen Pageant at Berglund Drug Store at 8 o’clock this morning and by 10:30 a.m. only four single seats remained downstairs. However, 90 seats in the balcony of the Ramsdell Theatre are still available.

60 YEARS AGO

School Patrol Dinner

At the Patrol Boy Banquet held last night at the Lincoln School, more than fifty patrol boys and various special guests were in attendance to honor all of the patrol members of the city. Recognizing the importance that safety plays in the running of the city, the Manistee City Police, represented by Assistant Chief Jack Brower, sent a heartfelt thanks for a job well done.

Ohio Air Tour

Officials of the All-Ohio Air Tour decided last night at a meeting in Cleveland, Ohio, that the organization would make Manistee its point of visit on the annual summer tour in July. The announcement was made this morning by Eugene Emunson, secretary of the Board of Commerce.

Compiled by Mark Fedder at the Manistee County Historical Museum

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