Looking Back

The Sally and Sue Shop was one of the many popular stores on River Street in the 1950s.

The Sally and Sue Shop was one of the many popular stores on River Street in the 1950s.

20 YEARS AGO

Hovercraft featured in raffle

As a part of this year’s Forest Festival raffle, the winner of the first prize will be able to take home a 10-foot, two seat hovercraft which is capable of being used on land or water since it rides on a cushion of air. The hovercraft will be on display at Manistee’s Kmart until the winners of the raffle are announced.

40 YEARS AGO

Big littler pickup

All signs say “go” for the Kaleva-Brethren litter pickup day tomorrow, Saturday, May 11. V.F.W. Auxiliary Committee Chairmen Mildred Kaldahl and Vesta O’Shea state they’ve had a wonderful response and the only need is for a few more adult workers. After the pickup is done, the workers will join for lunch at the V.F.W. Hall.

80 YEARS AGO

Local man gets lawn mower patent

If the people of Manistee are worrying about to get that lawn mowed this spring, they can forget the worry by getting in touch with Paul Sommerfeldt of High Street who has today granted a patent on a power lawn mowing machine by the United States patent office here. The mower, described in detail by the government office, appears to be as comfortable as an automobile.

Last of trout put over dam

The last of the spawning rainbow trout were taken over Tippy Dam Monday, C.N. Russell reported at the Izaak Walton league meeting last evening. More than 1,000 rainbows have been transferred, he stated. Many persons were at the dam Sunday to watch the fish in the trap, with an unusually large number of cars parked near the dam bearing out-of-state license.

Compiled by Mark Fedder at the Manistee County Historical Museum

 

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