Looking Back at March 2

A 1950s post card showing Tippy Dam and Tippy Dam Pond. (Courtesy Photo/Manistee County Historical Museum)

20 YEARS AGO

MCC Hall of Fame

Manistee Catholic Central Schools, in conjunction with the MCC Foundation and the School Committee, held its first annual MCC Hall of Fame dinner and awards ceremony at the school Friday night. Sandra Pelarski, Mary Lou Racine and Principal William Zamrowski organized the event. Inductees were chosen by the school committee, athletic association, Mom’s Club, faculty, Home and School Association, Alumni Association, and the MCC Foundation. Among the inductees were Marion Holowinski, Wally Fischer, Steve Duchon Sr., Lenice Blair and Harriet Adamczak.

40 YEARS AGO

School carnival proceeds

Proceeds from a carnival given at Guardian’ Angels School were presented by sixth graders in charge of the carnival. The sixth graders were Kathy Tarkowski, Boni Kowalski, Larry Abramowski, Sue Zwiefka, Paula Rozmarek and Torrin Bottrell, who presented Clair Mowry, county March of Dimes chairman, with a check for $68.98. The students made and sold baked goods and made games to be played at the carnival.

80 YEARS AGO

State to condemn property along M-55

The long awaited relief of unemployment in the city is approaching with notification today from Grover C. Dillman, state highway commissioner, that condemnation proceedings on certain parcels of land lying along M-55 will be instituted Thursday, March 10 at 9 o’clock a.m. at the courthouse. Difficulty in acquiring rights-of-way on the four miles of construction project in Norman Township has been holding up the road commission in going forward with the work and providing staggering labor for upwards of 50 men, which are expected to be supplied by Luke Keddie, superintendent of the county unemployment bureau.

Compiled by Mark Fedder at the Manistee County Historical Museum

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