Looking Back at Oct. 10

Makinen Tackle Company in Kaleva. (Courtesy Photo/Manistee County Historical Society)

20 YEARS AGO

Film crew in Manistee

Former Manistee man and current part time county resident Dave Wild came to Manistee last week with his crew to film another series of Ten Second Films for MTV. The Manistee County Library was used as a backdrop for the filming.

Band Fest results

Manistee High School’s Marching Band, under the direction of Cindy Swan, was awarded the 1-rating at the District 1 Band Festival held Wednesday night at Manistee Saber Stadium. Eleven marching bands competed in the annual event. Reed City High School also took a 1-rating and so Shelby High School.

60 YEARS AGO

Parade set on Halloween

Manistee will have its usual Halloween parade for children on Wednesday night, Oct. 31, board members of the MRA decided last night at their monthly meeting. Children of all ages will be invited to participate in this parade, the route of which will be announced later. All participants will be required to wear costumes, with prizes awarded to the best in the different classifications. A few days prior to the parade, the MRA will sponsor the window paintings on stores which was started last year.

80 YEARS AGO

OCT 10

Pine log unearthed

A huge white pine log measuring about 20 feet in length and 40 inches in diameter was unearthed by workmen excavating on the property of John H. Rademaker in Eastlake yesterday. It was found deeply embedded in the earth on the lake front, near the old depot, and hears mute testimony to the size of the virgin timber which at one time covered this region.

Noted road man to speak here

Manistee County is to be privileged in having Frank F. Rogers, dean of the Michigan State Highway Department, pay the city a visit next week for the purpose of interpreting the McNitt bill to the county road commissioners, board of supervisors, and other township officials in joint meeting at the court house.

Compiled by Mark Fedder at the Manistee County Historical Museum

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