Looking Back of June 20

Some of the many mansions that were located in the City of Manistee are shown in this 1890s photograph.

Some of the many mansions that were located in the City of Manistee are shown in this 1890s photograph.

20 YEARS AGO

Board won’t change view on river

As far as the Manistee County Planning Commission is concerned, the main channel of the Manistee River should receive protection from the state. At its regular meeting Wednesday, the commission voted not to reverse an earlier recommendation that the river be protected under the Michigan Natural Rivers Act.

60 YEARS AGO

Ron wins a bicycle

Ronald Ringel, a News-Advocate carrier for the past three years, was a happy lad yesterday afternoon when he received an English type bicycle from News-Advocate Circulation Manager, Rita Zientek. Ronald competed in the nation-wide contest recently sponsored by the manufacturers of “Good Luck” oleomargarine and collected more than 300 of the required panels to win the top award.

Ballet Revue

Among the 55 ballet students who will take part in the dance revue, “Fantasy 1956” tomorrow night at the Manistee High School auditorium are: Rose Marie Konopa, Susie Charlton and Sandra Peterson who posed for a News-Advocate photo. Curtain time for this fourth annual production in 8:15 and as a feature attraction, Douglas Lombard, “Mr. Drum Major of America”, will stage a baton exhibition during the intermission.

80 YEARS AGO

Mail schedule change

A change in the mail schedule effective Monday is announced by the local postal authorities. With the inauguration of the Pere Marquette “Resort Special” mail will be brought by truck arriving at Manistee at 6 a.m. Other mail arrivals will be 1 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. Mail closing hours at the post office will be 10:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m.

Compiled by Mark Fedder at the Manistee County Historical Museum

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