Looking Back at Aug. 30

From years gone by, a photo of the main street in Arcadia. (Courtesy Photo/Manistee County Historical Museum)

20 YEARS AGO

New schools almost ready

As Kaleva Norman Dickson students head back to school this fall, they will have something new to look forward to. Sept. 7 at KND marks the opening of its doors to students and a new beginning for the district. Construction workers have been busy all summer transforming the district’s buildings to include a new gymnasium, computer and science labs, and most importantly, more classroom space.

40 YEARS AGO

High school competition courses

Community School Director Bruce Peabody of Bear Lake announces that a high school completion program will be expanded to include all those area adults within driving distance of Bear Lake School. Peabody states that “because a high school diploma has become such a necessity in our society, the State of Michigan is providing money to finance adults to finish high school.” The program is absolutely free for those who register and want to work on courses toward completing their high school requirements.

80 YEARS AGO

Manisteean has position with new company

Edward L. Larson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Oscar L. Larson, Second Street, has been appointed manager of the statistical department of Roger Verseput & Co., a new Grand Rapids investment banking and brokerage concern. The local youth is a graduate of the business administration department of Michigan State College.

Hog cholera

Hog cholera has broken out in Meade Township, Mason County, and has taken several hogs on the John Grant and Irving Howell farms. As yet no cases of the disease have been reported in Manistee County.

Compiled by Mark Fedder at the Manistee County Historical Museum

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