Looking Back for April 20

40 YEARS AGO

Forty years ago fire caused moderate damage in a rear store room of Burger Chef restaurant at 133 Cypress Street. Manistee City fire department officials said flames destroyed most supplies kept in the back room and caused considerable some damage to the building. Burger Chef was located where A & W Restaurant is currently located.

Forty years ago fire caused moderate damage in a rear store room of Burger Chef restaurant at 133 Cypress Street. Manistee City fire department officials said flames destroyed most supplies kept in the back room and caused considerable some damage to the building. Burger Chef was located where A & W Restaurant is currently located.

Fire damages Burger Chef

Fire caused moderate damage in a rear store room of Burger Chef restaurant at 133 Cypress Street late Tuesday evening. Manistee City fire department officials said flames destroyed most supplies kept in the back room and caused considerable some damage to the building. Fireman said the store room was used mainly for storage of non-perishable food stuffs, canned goods and supplies. Supplies in the storage room were a total loss.

60 YEARS AGO

New judge names prosecutor

The appointment of Daniel D. Hesslin, Manistee attorney, to the post of Manistee County prosecuting attorney to replace Rupert Stephens, elected 9th District Court Judge earlier this month, was announced today by Stephens. Hesslin will fill Stephen’s unexpired term until Dec. 31, 1958. Hesslin, a native of Manistee, has served as a county circuit court commissioner for the past six years.

80 YEARS AGO

Money raised

The resort and convention drive of the Board of Commerce went well beyond the halfway mark when subscriptions amounting to $1,010 were reported by C.J. Pawlicki, chairman of the resort committee and co-chairmen with Leonard Engwall of the combined drive. Solicitors are asked to have all their calls made by Wednesday in order that a final accounting may be had when they meet at the Board of Commerce rooms at 3 o’clock Wednesday afternoon.

State head of Eagles to be here

William A. Seegmiller, Owosso, state president of the Eagles, will address members of the local aerie tonight at the club’s regular meeting at the hall starting at 8 o’clock. A large turnout of members is expected. Musical entertainment will be furnished and a buffet luncheon served after the business session.

Compiled by Mark Fedder at the Manistee County Historical Museum

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