Looking Back at April 2

A parade on River Street in the early 1900s. (Courtesy Photo/Dale Picardat)

20 YEARS AGO

Return and reinstated

The Manistee County Board of Commissioners unanimously approved the sheriff’s marine patrol for 1993. The program will involve the hiring of one full-time marine patrol officer for eight months and an assistant during the summer. The marine officer will also be in charge of the area D.A.R.E. program, which was reinstated at the meeting.

40 YEARS AGO

Golf bugs seen on greens

Golfing in March in Bear Lake has to be a first, if not a close second, for area enthusiasts. Golfers were seen playing through nine holes as early as March 10. The pro shop was unofficially opened March 19 and since then has been relatively active daily. Construction of an additional nine holes was started last fall and with good weather conditions should be in use by early summer.

60 YEARS AGO

Stores close for three hours

Most of the stores and business offices in the city will be closed Friday afternoon from noon until 3 o’clock to allow employees to attend Good Friday church services. In addition to stores and many private offices, the city and county offices also will be closed during this three-hour period.

Building on upswing

Approximately $90,000 of building is planned for the city this spring and summer, according to estimates submitted on building permits to city assessor Harold Bates. This estimated value by the owners includes five new homes, remodeling on homes, and business improvements.

Compiled by Mark Fedder at the Manistee County Historical Museum

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