Looking Back for April 13

40 YEARS AGO

This 1926 photograph shows the frame of the Manistee High School building going up. That building is no longer in use and is located behind the current Kennedy Elementary School.

This 1926 photograph shows the frame of the Manistee High School building going up. That building is no longer in use and is located behind the current Kennedy Elementary School. Jarvis Engineering of Lansing did the work.

Commission won’t push allocation vote

The Manistee County Board of Commissioners at their Tuesday meeting turned down for the second month in a row a move to place fixed allocation on the ballot. A motion introduced by Commissioner Alphon Lyman Jr. of Chief Lake, called for the county board to circulate petitions to place a fixed allocation proposal on the ballot. Lyman’s proposal requested 8.25 mills for the schools, 4.40 mills for county government, 2 mills for townships and .35 mills for the intermediate school district with frozen mill allocation for the next three years.

60 YEARS AGO

Dates set for Jaycee event

Plans for the eleventh annual Jaycee White Elephant sale to be held on May 17-18 at the Lyric Theatre building on River Street, have been progressing well, according to Co-Chairmen John Southworth and Russ Larson. The co-chairmen revealed that the first city-wide pickup of “white elephants” will take place on May 1 with three other city-wide pickups to follow.

Centennial dinner held

The four areas of activity with in teacher organizations, namely social, community, in-service training, and professional problems, were described by Francis Beedon, president of the Michigan Education Association, as he addressed 85 guests who were in attendance at the NEA centennial dinner sponsored by the Manistee County MEA district on April 10, at the Onekama Consolidated School.

80 YEARS AGO

City workers start cleanup

City workmen started yesterday to complete the work they began last fall of cleaning up the site of the former Marshall-Field plant for a public playground. All debris will be removed, the area will be leveled off and playground equipment installed. Equipment to be used will be that from the Sands Park, which has not been in use recently. This will be repaired and repainted. Sand boxed will be placed for the smaller children.

Roof fire

The fire department was called at 5:45 yesterday afternoon to put out a small roof fire at a home owned by John Adamczak at 219 Sixth St. The fire was caused by chimney sparks.

Compiled by Mark Fedder at the Manistee County Historical Museum

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