Looking Back for Sept. 9

The former Manistee High School circa 1940s.

The former Manistee High School circa 1940s.

40 YEARS AGO

Lost property sale nets dollars

Gross proceeds of $13,353 were reported by the Michigan State Police following their twenty-first annual auction August 21 at the former Boys Training School property in Lansing. The one-day sale of confiscated, unclaimed or otherwise owner-unknown merchandise was held under roof in the BIS field house.

60 YEARS AGO

Many enrolled at St. Joe

Rev. B.B. Roguszka, pastor of St. Joseph’s Parish, reported today that 634 students enrolled yesterday at St. Joseph’s High and elementary school. The number of high school students was 151 with the elementary pupils of Grade One through Eight totaling 483 to account for the 634 total for Grade One through 12.

Program for County Fair

Tonight’s program at the Manistee County Fair at the Onekama Fairgrounds will be the big grandstand show at Onekama fairgrounds will be the big grandstand show at 8 o’clock that will feature Gus Sun’s Cavalcade of Stars, the Keppo Family acrobatics, the Four Bees, Mel Snyder comedy, and M.C. Moppets.

80 YEARS AGO

Discuss plans for power lines

Plans for obtaining a federal loan to bear cost of building power lines in Marilla and Cleon townships were discussed at the rural electrification meeting at Marilla Thursday evening. A committee of fur men was appointed to make a survey of the number of farmers desirous of obtaining the power facilities.

Five men in a boat

Bob Bailey, Roy Fortin, Lewis Miehlke, Sam Bailey, and Clarence Pomeroy fished long and hard for Mackinaw trout at Northport yesterday and reported a nice ride on the bay. Bob Bailey was the only one to take a fish.

Compiled by Mark Fedder at the Manistee County Historical Museum

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