Looking Back for March 11

The newspaper press at the Manistee News Advocate is shown running in this 1950s photograph when the newspaper was located on Water Street.

The newspaper press at the Manistee News Advocate is shown running in this 1950s photograph when the newspaper was located on Water Street.

40 YEARS AGO

Bicentennial Spring Concert

The Bear Lake High School chorus and history classes are coordinating a concert in honor of the American Bicentennial. Mrs. Mary Jo Starrine, music teacher, and Norman Nelson, history teacher, are working together with their classes to combine a study of history with music for this event. The concert is scheduled for some time in April.

60 YEARS AGO

Almost half of time gone

Russell Updegraff, general chairman of the 1955 Red Cross Campaign reminds everyone that the month of March, Red Cross month, is almost half over and that the workers should accelerate their charts to complete solicitations and reach the $8,600.

80 YEARS AGO

Spring weather

With the cooperation of sportsmen, farmers and all those who have occasion to be in the woods, in guarding against forest fires, is urged by A.F. Miller, forest supervisor who explains that the disappearance of snow from the forest area creates the annual spring fire hazards. Forest fires last year burned over many forest tracts and did millions of dollars of damage throughout the nation, but in the Manistee National Forest, because of the cooperation given by the sportsmen and the quick work of the foresters, pressing fires before they became very large was comparatively.

Compiled by Mark Fedder at the Manistee County Historical Museum

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