Looking Back for Nov. 7

This hearty group of lumberjacks prepare to move another load of logs from the Manistee County woods to the mill for processing in the late 1890s.

This hearty group of lumberjacks prepare to move another load of logs from the Manistee County woods to the mill for processing in the late 1890s.

20 YEARS AGO

Bear Lake girls are State Champs

The Bear Lake Girls Cross Country Team won the Class D State Championship in Wyoming, Michigan on Saturday. The team members are Wendy Lautner, Natalie Reed, Heather Matesich, Amanda Reed, Rebecca Reed, Becky Swenson, Jessica Shrum, Melissa Harrison, Amy Swenson, Chrystie Chase. They are coached by Ken Overla.

40 YEARS AGO

Onekama Drama Club to present play

The Onekama Drama Club presents its first production this year, “To Kill a Mockingbird” by Harper Lee. Atticus Finch is played by John Hutchinson, Scout is played Debbie Irvine and Jem is played by Donald Zupin. The play is scheduled for Friday, Nov. 8 and Saturday, Nov. 9 both at 7:30.

80 YEARS AGO

Lightning hits barn

A lightning bolt Saturday afternoon set fire to the large dairy barn on the John Fauble & Sons farm two miles southeast of Bear Lake and within a short time the barn and nearly all of its contents had gone had gone up in flames.

Tree planting

The planting season for 1934 in the Manistee National Forest came to an end yesterday. During this time 5,000,000 trees were planted on 4,632 acres in the four counties of the forest. In Manistee County 1,200 acres were planted, open and barren areas being chosen in all cases for the work.

Compiled by Mark Fedder at the Manistee County Historical Museum

 

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