Looking Back at Dec. 16

20 YEARS AGO

Caroling at the Medical Care

The Brownie Troop 155 of Jefferson Elementary School toured the Manistee County Medical Care Facility on Sunday evening and entertained the residents by singing Christmas carols. The troop is led by Joy Pomeroy, Rhonda Smogoleski, and Kathie Vartyak. The caroling Brownies included: Heather Golembiewski, Tamura Kott, Diane Johnson, Amber Housen, Lindsey Nickelson, Anna Pefley, Rachel Pomeroy, Lindsey Skocelas, Kelly Smogoleski, Erin Theut, Ashley Vartyak, and Erin Winn.

River Street over 100 years ago.

40 YEARS AGO

Christmas program at MCC

Manistee Catholic Consolidated Elementary Schools presented their annual Christmas program last night at Manistee Catholic Central. The St. Joseph’s School Choir directed by Mrs. Phillip Snyder sang several selections and the Guardian Angels School presented the play, “A Christmas Carol.”

Kaleva Snowmobile Rescue Club

A snowmobile aid and rescue squad has been formed for the Kaleva area. The squad currently consists of Harold Bigalow, Russell Hilliard, Clarence Harju, Marshall Hoffman, Lee Dean, David Fink, Herman Harju, and Edwin Hilliard.

80 YEARS AGO

High fence surrounds jail

The erection of a tall chain link fence of heavy steel wire has been completed about the jail portion of the court house by S.P. Nielsen, contractor. The fence has been put up for the purpose of keeping persons on the outside of the jail from exchanging objects with the prisoners within.

Iron Works Band in fine concert

A fine and varied program of musical selections constituted the concert by the Manistee Iron Works Band presented at the high school auditorium last night as a benefit for the local commandery, Knights Templar. The band, under the direction of Charles O’Donnell, played in its usual masterful manner.

Compiled by Mark Fedder at the Manistee County Historical Museum

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