Looking Back at June 14

This building on Water Street in Manistee, now an apartment building, was once Manistee’s hospital. In 1890 Dr. James King bought the building and converted it to a hospital. It had been the home of Smith W. Fowler, editor and publisher of the Manistee Times and Sentinel. (Courtesy Photo/Dale Picardat)

20 YEARS AGO

No signs up at Oaks

It’s been over a year since prisoners were brought to Manistee to be housed at the Oaks Correctional Facility. So why aren’t there any signs posted on M-55 that say, “Prison Area – Do not pick up hitchhikers”? Prison officials said it’s because of a decision made by the community prison liaison committee, which regularly meets with prison officials.

40 YEARS AGO

Plans for B.L. Days parade

All organizations in the county are invited to enter the Bear Lake Days Parade to be held Saturday, July 14 at 7 p.m. The parade will form on Stewart Street between the motel and Methodist Church.

80 YEARS AGO

Freighter hits pier

A setback in the construction on the north pier was suffered yesterday when the freighter Howard P. Eells, Jr., crashed into the pier just west of the Coast Guard Station, ripping open the sheet pile revetment and inflicting a damage estimated by Luedtke Engineering Company officials to be about $800. About 25 feet of the pier will have to be rebuilt.

Trinity graduates 14

Graduation exercises for the students of the Trinity Lutheran School will be held Friday evening, June 16 at 8 o’clock. A class of 14 students will be graduated. Those who will receive their diplomas at this time are: Martha Campbell, Ruth Davis, Arnold Diesing, Henry Euline, Laurence Grabowski, Richard Hahn, Herbert Hahn, Hudson Harthun, Christ John Ketz, Carl Lindeman, Leonard Lindeman, Vera Mix, Louise Volbrecht, and Ray Wissner.

Compiled by Mark Fedder at the Manistee County Historical Museum

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