Looking Back

The Hotel Northern buildings are shown in this 1900 photograph.

The Hotel Northern buildings are shown in this 1900 photograph.

40 YEARS AGO

First track meet

Finishing nine out of 15 schools proved to be quite an accomplishment for Bear Lake girls’ track tem as they participated in the Buckley invitational track meet on Thursday. The girls took home three ribbons. Glenda Johnson took a third in the shot put while Linda Burley would up fifth in the same event. Vicki Nelson captured a third in the long jump.

60 YEARS AGO

Profits from visit

At a meeting held yesterday afternoon at the Board of Commerce office, directors and committee chairman of the Manistee Forest Festival, Inc., decided to allow the Manistee Community Chest to receive all profits from the Aunt Jemima lumberjack dinner that will be held on July 5 immediately after the grand parade.

Four damage weir

State police questioned four minor youths from Kaleva who admitted doing damage at the Spirit of the Woods Club weir at Potter’s Bridge on Bear Creek. The youths damaged a wire netting on the structure Thursday night and after they were questioned by officers they agreed to return to the weir and repair the damage.

80 YEARS AGO

New Boston Café opens

Another marked improvement in the business district of the city has taken place with the opening of Gust Gehopolos’ new restaurant, “The Boston Café”, at 386 River Street, a few doors east of the former location where Mr. Gehopolos operated a restaurant for 11 years. The store, formerly occupied by Cota’s Bakery, has been completely remodeled into a modern and attractive restaurant which will seat 60 persons at the booths, which line the east side, the tables in the center of the restaurant and at the counter on the west side.

Compiled by Mark Fedder at the Manistee County Historical Museum

 

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