Looking Back

Maple and First streets weren't even paved at the time this early 1900 picture was taken of the Manistee County Library and Ramsdell Theatre buildings.

Maple and First streets weren’t even paved at the time this early 1900 picture was taken of the Manistee County Library and Ramsdell Theatre buildings.

20 YEARS AGO

Helping hands

In collaboration with several comparable organizations, the National Association of Service and Conservation Corps conducted a training retreat and capacity building session for youth corps participants throughout the state. A number of volunteers helped paint the playground equipment at old Lincoln School as well as assist with other beautification activities yesterday.

40 YEARS AGO

Hunt earns scholarship

Linda Hunt of Manistee has recently been awarded the first Patsy Cummings Memorial 4-H Scholarship. The annual award, sponsored by Glen of Michigan, is in the amount of $1,000 to be used for the continuing education of the recipient. Miss Hunt graduates from Manistee High School this June and plans to attend Central Michigan University this coming fall.

60 YEARS AGO

Worker hurt in fall

An American Box Board worker was taken to Mercy Community Hospital about midnight yesterday when he lost his footing and fell about four feet from a pulverizer in the power house. The man suffered shock and bruises to his spine and hip, although X-rays revealed that no fractures resulted. .

Local youth is awarded

William H. Shirley, son of Mr. and Mrs. Howard Shirley, was among more than 40 Navy, Army and Air Force ROTC students at the University of Missouri who received honorary awards for outstanding achievement in military and other university courses, at a joint parade and ceremony on Francis Quadrangle recently.

Compiled by Mark Fedder at the Manistee County Historical Museum

 

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