Looking Back for April 17

20 YEARS AGO

The Buckley and Douglas mill that processed logs in the lumber industry is shown in the early 1890s.

The Buckley and Douglas mill that processed logs in the lumber industry is shown in the early 1890s.

 

PEG wants cut

The Manistee Area Public Education and Government Commission discussed getting a percentage of the franchise fee C-TEC Cable pays to the city of Manistee at its meeting Wednesday night. PEG chairman Angela Morin said the city collects more than $40,000 in franchise fees from C-TEC because of the station.

60 YEARS AGO

“Freedom Balloon” is found

Earnest B. Olsen who lives on Chippewa Highway found a “Crusade For Freedom” balloon while he and his grandson, John Niesen, found recently while walking in the wooded area between US-31 and River Road. Literature contained in the plastic balloon stated that it was of the type used extensively by Radio Free Europe in bringing messages to those people behind the “iron curtain” countries and that this particular balloon has been released with others on Lincoln’s Birthday at St. Paul, Minnesota as a commemoration of the four years that the balloons has been in service.

Class plans last big dance

The Senior Class of St. Joseph’s High School is busily engage in preparing for its last big dance of the school year, “Fantasy in Pink”, which will be held on April 22 in the St. Joseph’s High School Gym. Judy Adamski and Sharon Ball are co-chairmen of the social affair.

80 YEARS AGO

Probate Judge talks

Probate Judge Max C. Hamlin, in discussing juvenile delinquency, gave an interesting and educational talk at Woodrow Wilson School Thursday evening. The remainder of the program included recitation and songs and band selections by the kindergarten pupils under the direction of Miss Nina Lorenz.

Festival plans to be outlined

As plans for the Manistee National Forest Festival July 2-5 will be outlined at the special meeting of the executive committee Tuesday evening starting at 8 o’clock at the Board of Commerce rooms, all members are urged by President Tom Hauck to attend.

Compiled by Mark Fedder at the Manistee County Historical Museum

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Mark Fedder is the executive director of the Manistee County Historical Musuem. He can be reached at (231) 723-5531 ormanisteemuseum@yahoo.com.

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