Looking Back at Feb. 1

Today First Street Beach is designated as Douglas Park, however in the early 1900s Douglas Park was along the Manistee River Channel at the current site of the American Legion hall and the Manistee Area Chamber of Commerce building. (Courtesy Photo/Dale Picardat)

20 YEARS AGO

Busy summer for road commission

The projects of the Manistee County Road Commission this summer include the construction of Veterans Oak Grove Drive, connecting M-110 with Washington Street, and the relocation of the M-110/U.S. 31 intersection, which will bring the state highway to the north side of the railroad tracks on U.S.-31.Academic All-State

Manistee High School girls’ basketball player Sally Sedlar added to her list of impressive accolades for the past season when she was named to the academic all-state team. The honor goes only to junior and senior players who carry a 3.5 or better grade point average and are selected to an all-state team.

40 YEARS AGO

New hours at Kaleva Library

Starting on Feb. 5, the hours at the Kaleva Branch Library will be: each Monday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and each Thursday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Wellston sixth graders celebrate peace

The 6th grade students of Wellston Elementary School took time out during their social studies class taught by Mrs. Judy Atwood Tuesday to celebrate the signing of the peace treaty ending the Vietnam War. A poster made by the students was created with a picture of President Richard Nixon and white doves of peace. A letter of congratulations will be sent to the president by the students.

80 YEARS AGO

Flour shipment is due

Manistee’s next consignment of flour obtained through national headquarters of the American Red Cross is expected any day, according to Harry Foster, chairman of the flour committee. He adds that this will make a total of 13 carloads of flour received here since last April.

Sewer main

City workmen engaged in laying an 18 inch sewer main at 16th Street at the foot of Rietz Hill following authorization at the last county meeting.

Compiled by Mark Fedder at the Manistee County Historical Museum

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