Looking Back at April 22

A vintage view of St. Joseph Catholic School and the accompanying church parsonage. (Courtesy Photo/Manistee County Historical Museum)

20 YEARS AGO

Special visit

Michigan National Guard Major General E. Gordon Stump stopped by the Manistee National Guard Armory on this week to tour the facilities. Stump and his staff also visited the facilities in Big Rapids and Cadillac. Manistee Unit Administrator Jeff Flatnau said the general’s visit was an effort by the guard’s highest ranking state officer to visit all of the Michigan National Guard units.

60 YEARS AGO

Seniors set for trip

44 seniors of Manistee High School will leave the city Monday morning on their six day educational trip to Washington, D.C. and other eastern spots. Together with Miss Vivian Greenhoe and Max Hegler, class advisors, and W.A. Ziel, division passenger agent of the Chesapeake and Ohio Railway Company, the students will depart from Manistee early Monday for Grand Rapids from where they will take a train to Detroit and from Detroit eastward.

Large crowd at concert

A near capacity crowd was on hand last night at the Manistee High School auditorium to hear a special concert presented by the Central Michigan College Band. Arranged by Maurice Styles of Manistee, the band gave an entertaining program of mixed music, which included several solo numbers.

80 YEARS AGO

Thrift garden seeds for needy

Contrary to the impression created in a recent story concerning the Thrift Garden movement in Manistee, seeds which are being given free of charge by Larsen’s Specialty Shop are not for all and sundry who wish to start a garden this summer. They are primarily for the needy.

Dredging river

The U.S. General Meade entered the harbor this morning to dredge the river. Soundings taken recently by government engineers show a depth of 20 feet throughout the river with the exception of the sand bar near the new bridge where a sounding of 14 1/2 feet was made.

Compiled by Mark Fedder at the Manistee County Historical Museum

 

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