Looking Back for April 11


The kitchen crew of the former Briny Inn is shown in this early 1900s picture.

The kitchen crew of the former Briny Inn is shown in this early 1900s picture.


Local bars stripped of poker machines

Sixteen Manistee County bars were stripped of their video poker machines as part of a recent statewide gambling bust. Four people suspected of providing the machines to bars throughout Michigan were arraigned Tuesday. Charges of violating state gambling laws were filed against the men and against Primages International Game Corp. of Michigan. The Painted Lady saloon in Manistee pulled its machines after two state police detectives informed the owner that Primages was involved in illegal activities.


Early youth talent exhibit

One of the first entries in the 1956 Youth Talent Exhibit that will be held at the Civic Center from May 9 to 11 is that of Robert Lijewski, 18 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Ray Lijewski. Bob, a Senior student at Manistee High School, entered his rocket station model in the crafts division of the exhibit.

City assessed valuation up

Reflecting continued growth of the city, Manistee’s assessed valuation of read and personal property has been increased by $314,200 for 1956.


Fair weather promise

Forecast of fair weather tonight and tomorrow raised hopes of Miss Manistee that she would be able to join the Easter Parade in her new spring outfit without fear of an April shower ruining her new hat or spotting her new light coat. Easter weather prognostications being what they are however, churchgoers tomorrow will scan the skies carefully before setting forth in bright array.

Compiled by Mark Fedder at the Manistee County Historical Museum

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