Looking Back at April 14

This view looks to the southeast at the former Manistee County courthouse and the First Congregational Church. (Courtesy Photo/Dale Picardat)

20 YEARS AGO

MAPS to re-assume Lincoln School

Any pending questions over whether or not the Manistee Recreation Association will have to vacate its current home in the Lincoln School building were finally put to rest during Monday night’s Manistee Area Public Schools board meeting. After “waiting as long as it possibly could,” MAPS Superintendent John Kuenzli told the board it would have to move ahead of last year’s proposal to re-assume the Lincoln structure, and notify the subtenants (the MRA) of possible 60 day vacate notices.

40 YEARS AGO

New voting machines

Two new voting machines have been purchased by Manistee Township and residents in Manistee Precinct One and Eastlake Precinct Two will be voting on the machines in upcoming elections.

MHS tennis team edges Rockford

The singles players of Manistee High School’s tennis team came through in grand fashion in their matches against Rockford yesterday as the Chips won 3-2 overall. Sophomore sensation Tom Anderson got things going for the Chips in the No.1 singles match as he bested his Rockford opponent by 6-1 and 6-0 scores and winning his second match of the young season.

60 YEARS AGO

“Hans Brinker” at Ramsdell next week

“Hans Brinker and the Silver Skates,” a play portraying the adversities of a poor Dutch family, will be presented at the Ramsdell Theatre on Monday, April 21. There will be three performances of the play with the first at 1 p.m. for the children of the county schools. The children of the Manistee Public Schools will view the play at a performance beginning at 3:30 p.m. and the general public will be attendance in the evening performance at 8 o’clock. The leading role will be played by Vickers Hansen.

80 YEARS AGO

U. of M. teacher plan

Miss Hazel Belcher, graduate student of the University of Michigan and resident of this city, has been sent here by the university on a five weeks experimental teaching visit. In co-operation with the high school, Miss Belcher will teach classes and do other work, supervised by Miss Marian Jorgenson and Miss Emma Lundbom, instructors in history.

Dog license payment

Centering their discussion on the payment of dog licenses, the Manistee Board of Supervisors this morning passed a resolution providing for a request to the state legislation to allow each county to set its own fees or cut the fee in half.

Compiled by Mark Fedder at the Manistee County Historical Museum

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