Looking Back at Jan. 30

An early 1900s photo in the packaging department at Manistee’s Ruggles and Rademaker Salt Company. (Courtesy Photo/Dale Picardat)

40 YEARS AGO

Schools to study emergency activities

A meeting of superintendents or representations of the schools of the Manistee Intermediate School District will take place tomorrow at the Old Town Restaurant at noon. Among the things to be presented to the group will be a summary of the activities of the United States Civil Defense Preparedness Agency as related to schools.

60 YEARS AGO

“The Petrified Forest” attracts large audience

A cast of Manistee persons presented a reasonable facsimile of the Hollywood version on the stage of the Ramsdell Theatre in a performance of the Robert E. Sherwood play, which left an audience of more than 300 persons highly pleased with the evening’s entertainment. Audience reaction was demonstrated by the enthusiastic curtain calls, which first brought out the leading characters lead by John Sullivan and Judy Kann.

80 YEARS AGO

Ownership of garage changes

An announcement was made today that the S.C. Overpack garage, opposite the Hotel Chippewa, will be operated by Ellis Brooks and Al Lyons, local men. The change is effective today. The new garage will be known as the City Service Garage, specializing in general service. Both Brooks and Lyons have previously been employed at Hills Motor Sales as servicemen and mechanics.

Students enroll for second term

The second half of the school year started today with nine new students enrolled in high school classes. This is more than the average number to enroll for the mid-term and Principal Dorr Wilde stated he expects the total to be increased with the registration of several more students.

Compiled by Mark Fedder at the Manistee County Historical Museum

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