Looking Back for April 18

20 YEARS AGO

The R.G. Peters sawmill is shown in this 1890s photograph was one of the many bustling buildings located around Manistee Lake.

The R.G. Peters sawmill is shown in this 1890s photograph was one of the many bustling buildings located around Manistee Lake.

Pant is coach

The Manistee Area Public Schools Board of Education named former junior varsity coach Tim Pant to take the step up to take over the Manistee High School varsity football program at its regular meeting Thursday night.

40 YEARS AGO

Ramsdell comedy delayed

Manistee Civic Players have announced a change in the dates for their season opening production of the comedy, “How the Other Half Loves” which had been set to go on stage April 21, 22, and 23. The new schedule will delay the production one weekend, with the production now set for April 29, 30, and May 1. The changes were made because of production difficulties and in order to avoid conflict with a pair of other Manistee community events taking place the weekend of the 21st.

60 YEARS AGO

Carpeting for theatre

The next step in restoring the Ramsdell Opera House to its original glory is to provide carpeting for the aisles to deaden footfalls of late theatre-goers. Jack Barstow, president of the Manistee Drama Association, said today that he hopes the proceeds from their newest play, “Life With Father” will provide the needed carpeting.

Eagles names new officers

Robert Mielcarek, worthy president of Eagles Lodge Aerie 1765, announces that a new official staff was elected at a meeting in the lodge rooms early this week. Heading the staff as worthy president for the 1957-58 season is Nazer Cote.

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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