Looking Back at June 16

A view of a former bridge on Maple Street in Manistee, although this one may have been known as the Washington Street Bridge. (Courtesy Photo/Manistee County Historical Museum)

20 YEARS AGO

MHS students hang artwork

The Manistee High School National Honor Society has completed hanging the first series of student art work in the junior hallway of the high school building. Those involved with hanging the artwork are David Miller, NHS project coordinator; Brook Tomaszewski, NHS vice president; Carrie Atwood, NHS secretary; Ken Cooper, MHS art instructor; and Jerry Pieczynski, MHS biology instructor and NHS advisor.

40 YEARS AGO

City gets $1.1 million for industrial park

The Economic Development Administration has approved a $1,132,800 grant to help develop a new industrial park and create jobs in Manistee County, Congressman Guy Vander Jagt and Sen. Robert P. Griffin announced jointly today. The City of Manistee will receive the federal grant to construct streets and provide water and sewage services to the proposed industrial park.

Flag to senior center

A United States flag was presented to the senior center on River Street yesterday during a meeting of the senior citizens. The presentation was made by President Mrs. Fred Schultz Sr. and her husband in memory of deceased members.

60 YEARS AGO

Heat wave hits city

Manistee was experiencing a real heat wave today with the temperature hovering around the 90 degree mark, following a warm, humid weekend, but the weatherman today promised cooler weather for tomorrow. Yesterday and today were the hottest two days here in two years, and many people took to the beaches and woods in search of a cool breeze.

Lifeguards on duty July 1

The two local bathing beaches will be patrolled with lifeguards beginning Tuesday, July 1, it was announced today. Two of the guards, Tom Ray and WIlliam Shirley, will be in Whitehall for the next week taking a lifeguard training course. The third guard, Lee Parkinson, was unable to attend this session because of an infection but he will be ready within two weeks.

80 YEARS AGO

P.M. boat schedule

For the benefit of local people who may wish to make connections with Pere Marquette line steamers at Ludington or Muskegon, the following schedule is published. Steamers Nevada or Virginia leave Ludington every evening at 5:30 est., and leave Muskegon at 11 o’clock est., arriving in Milwaukee the next morning at 5 o’clock. They leave Milwaukee on the return trip at 9 p.m. arriving at Muskegon at 5 a.m. and Ludington at 12 noon.

Compiled by Mark Fedder at the Manistee County Historical Museum

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