Looking Back at June 15

A post card from the area on the south shore of Portage Lake known as Red Park. (Courtesy Photo/Manistee County Historical Museum)

20 YEARS AGO

MHS graduation

Manistee High School’s Class of 1992 graduated in commencement exercises held Saturday afternoon in the school auditorium. The guest speaker for the event was U.S. Congressman Guy Vander Jagt.

Recycling donation

The Olesons Food Store in Manistee recently joined the list of many groups and individuals who are recycling paper products through the local Packaging Corporation of America Filer Mill. Over the past several months since this program has begun the local PCA plant has recycled 100,000 pounds of material donated in Manistee.

40 YEARS AGO

J.B. Publications purchases Patriot

The purchase of the weekly Benzie County Patriot of Frankfort by J.B. Publishing Co., Inc. of Manistee was announced today by Cris H. Batdorff, J.B. Publishing Vice President and John W. Peterson, Patriot editor and publisher. Batrdorff said the new owners plan to operate the Benzie County Patriot independently, as it is now continuing the name and location of the offices in Frankfort with the actual printing of the newspaper continuing to be done in Manistee.

80 YEARS AGO

Many see Flag Day program

A larger crowd than that attending any similar public observance in many years last night witnessed impressive and entertaining Flag Day exercises at Sands Park. Thousands saw the ceremonies, which were sponsored by the Manistee Order of Elks as its part of the city’s Washington Bicentennial Observance.

More than 20 entered in queen contest

With the deadline for entries approaching, 22 young ladies from the city and county have been entered in the race for the title of “Miss Manistee,” which bears with it the right to represent the entire county at the selection of the Cherry Festival Queen at Traverse City. The list of candidates is the largest of any of the queen contests, according to the Board of Commerce.

Compiled by Mark Fedder at the Manistee County Historical Museum

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