Looking Back at March 5

A 1960s aerial photo of Manistee, before the beach areas were developed at the ends of First Street and Fifth Avenue. (Courtesy Photo/Manistee County Historical Museum)

20 YEARS AGO

New tech center open

The public is invited to an open house and dedication of West Shore Community College’s new Technical Center this coming Saturday. The open house will include tours of the new facilities and demonstrations of instructional equipment.

40 YEARS AGO

Mid-week Lenten services

Mid-week Lenten Services will be held at Norwalk and Trinity Lutheran Churches. On Ash Wednesday the service will be at Trinity of Onekama and on Thursday evening at Norwalk Lutheran Church. Both services will begin at 7:30 p.m. At these services during the first week in Lent, Holy Communion will be celebrated.

60 YEARS AGO

Pay increase for Falleen

It was learned today that through a negotiation of a union committee of Local 455 of the United Mine Workers that the employees of the Falleen Drop Forge in Filer City have received a wage increase of 15 to 20 cents an hour, effective last Sunday.

“The Naked Spur”

Now playing at the Vogue Theatre is “The Naked Spur” starring James Stewart, Janet Leigh, Robert Ryan and Ralph Meeker. Raging passions! Savage vengeance! Untamed fury! Raw emotions! Come and see the new western that was filmed amid the raw and rugged natural grandeur of picturesque Colorado. Playing next week will be “Torpedo Alley” and the extra special attraction, “The World’s Most Beautiful Girls” starring 78 gorgeous Miss Universe contest winners.

Compiled by Mark Fedder at the Manistee County Historical Museum

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