Looking Back for Jan. 23

This 1978 photograph shows the high snow piles located in front of the Daul's Read Mor on River Street. That year produced a high amount of snowfall in the Manistee area.

This 1978 photograph shows the high snow piles located in front of the Daul’s Read Mor on River Street. That year produced a high amount of snowfall in the Manistee area.

20 YEARS AGO

Internet access coming to Manistee

Manistee residents can get ready to surf the Internet. The Manistee Intermediate School District will soon become Manistee’s first local Internet service provider. The school will function much like other Internet service providers like Compuserv and American Online. Residents can sign up with the district and pay for the service just like they would with other providers.

40 YEARS AGO

Four outstanding men

Four men from the Manistee area were honored last night by the Manistee Jaycees. Receiving awards were: Ken Rakoczy, Bear Lake Elementary School named Outstanding Young Educator of the Year; Jack Courtney, Michigan Bell Telephone for Distinguished Service Award; Dennis TerHorst of the Print Shop won the Big Wheel Award; and Warren Johnson of Arvid Johnson Construction was named Boss of the Year.

60 YEARS AGO

Good weekend at ski area

Another record weekend at the Manistee Ski Area in the Udell Hills broke the entire season volume of last season as 1,402 tow tickets have been sold to date this season compared to 1,164 last season.

Local attorney appointed

Roger Campbell, Manistee attorney, has been appointed representative for the campaign representative for the 19th Judicial Circuit, the campaign being conducted by the American Bar Association, as part of a nationwide campaign for 50,000 new members.

80 YEARS AGO

Drifting snow chokes roads

While swirling snow, borne in the teeth of a 20-mile winter gale, whipped over Manistee yesterday afternoon, last night and today, the mercury flirted with zero readings here being higher than those reported throughout the rest of the Middle West. The snow choked main highways and city streets last night but there was cleared before noon today, only secondary roads remaining plugged by drifts that recalled the “winter of ‘26”, the year of the “big snow”.

Compiled by Mark Fedder at the Manistee County Historical Museum

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