Looking back at April 4

20 YEARS AGO

Jam Fest

This Memorial Day Weekend, the Manistee Armory will be hosting a day-long music festival called “Jam Fest.” The event will include various acoustic artists and entertainers including music from area bands such as: Vandal, Freeway, Onager, Second Wind, Rampage, Targa, Duke and the Studebakers and Big Rig. Food and refreshments will be available and all the money raised will go to the future Manistee Community Recreation Center.

40 YEARS AGO

Centennial Queen

Denise McLeod, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Earl McLeod of Onekama, was chosen Queen of the Onekama Centennial Celebration. One of her duties will be to visit Lansing on May 11, to present the first Centennial Coin to Gov. William Milliken.

Drop Forge circa 1920. (Courtesy Photo/Manistee County Historical Society)

Arion Award

Mike Jeruzal was awarded the Arion Award and Jim Stypya was presented the Little Arion Award at the seventh annual Band Award banquet recently at Manistee Catholic Central. The Arion Award is given to an outstanding senior band member. Mike leads the percussion section of the Senior Band and has been head drum major for four years.

60 YEARS AGO

Bonds signed

The $300,000 worth of bonds for Manistee County’s new courthouse were signed yesterday afternoon by two officials at the office of Rupert Stephens, county prosecuting attorney. Following the signing of the bonds, they were taken to Chicago for delivery to the purchaser.

80 YEARS AGO

Radio causes arrest

The importance of radio in police work in all its branches was demonstrated here Saturday afternoon. As the result of a radio message broadcast from the state police station at Lansing and relayed by Lieut. Earl J. Hathaway to Chief of Police Frank Krause, an Ann Arbor man, wanted for removing mortgaged property was taken into custody here in less than an hour after the broadcast.

Compiled by Mark Fedder at the Manistee County Historical Museum.

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