Looking Back

A float from the Manistee Catholic Central Homecoming Parade of 1971.

A float from the Manistee Catholic Central Homecoming Parade of 1971.

40 YEARS AGO

Anderson honored

A sturdy Crimson King Maple now stands on the east lawn of the Onekama Consolidated School. It was planted there Tuesday morning at 10:00 as a gift from the Manistee County Soil Conservation District Women’s Auxiliary as a tribute to one of its members, Florence Anderson, who is a past president of the Michigan State Soil Conservation District Women’s Auxiliary.

60 YEARS AGO

Have description

Forest Fire Officer Walter Swanson stated today that persons applying for brush burning permits should have available the legal description of the property on which the burning is to be done. This is necessary so that fire tower men may know the exact location of fires started under permit.

80 YEARS AGO

City to have booth at show

In appreciation of the city commission’s action in aiding the state convention of grocers and meat dealers here, Vincent Miklas, chairman of the food show, announced today that the city will have a booth at the elaborate good show at the Rotary Hall, to be used for advertising in Manistee.

Lights across lake

While other communities along the eastern shore of Lake Michigan have reported the phenomena of having seen the reflection of Wisconsin harbor lights this spring, the same phenomena was reported here Saturday evening by Mayor Harold Hill his statement being corroborated by local coast guardsmen.

Compiled by Mark Fedder at the Manistee County Historical Museum

 

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