Looking Back at Aug. 16

An early 1900s photo of St. Joseph’s Convent in Manistee. (Courtesy Photo/Dale Picardat)

40 YEARS AGO

City employees get 6 percent raise

Manistee City Council voted 4-1 last night to approve a 6 percent increase for city workers from July 1, 1972 through June 30, 1973 as awarded by the arbitrator. All city workers also received an award of 5 1/2 percent increase retroactive to July 1, 1971 for the year ending June 30, 1972 and fire department personnel also received an additional $400 each. A shift differential in the police department also was increased 5 cents an hour a shift.

60 YEARS AGO

To receive degree

Edward J. Grabowski is among the 487 students who are candidates for degrees at Michigan State College at the end of the summer term Aug. 22. He will receive a bachelor of arts degree. No special graduation exercises will be held for these students in as much as all undergraduates were eligible to participate in the June 8 commencement ceremonies.

80 YEARS AGO

To picture Manistee

Edward Drier of the Michigan Tourist and Resort Association has arranged to be in Manistee next week to take photographs and motion pictures of Manistee’s beauty spots and interest centers to be used in the resort advertising next year. He will be assisted by George O. Nye, secretary of the Board of Commerce and Curran Russell. Pictures will be taken of the beaches, Manistee River, boat scenes, and fishing spots.

Cancel church service

Owing to illness of Rev. C.M. Paulson of the First Norwegian Lutheran Church on Fourth and Cypress streets, the Sunday service at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, Fifth Street, has been cancelled to allow the pastor, Rev. F.J. Klein to preach Sunday morning in the Shelby Lutheran Church for Rev. Paulson.

Compiled by Mark Fedder at the Manistee County Historical Museum

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