Looking Back for April 21

20 YEARS AGO

The Louis Sands lower mill and salt block is shown in this picture from the late 1800s.

The Louis Sands lower mill and salt block is shown in this picture from the late 1800s.

Near-record trout

A near-state record was caught in Lake Michigan this past Saturday when Dale Voice of Cadillac pulled out a big brown trout. It weighed in at 34 pounds, 4 ounces, just two ounces short of the Michigan state record.

40 YEARS AGO

Knott is candidate

Kim Knott, daughter of Ted and Gail Knott, is a candidate for governor at the YMCA Youth in Legislature program being held today through Sunday in Lansing. Kim is a Manistee High School senior. About 350 young people statewide will be taking part in the government experience. Kim is the first Manistee woman to run for governor. Other local governor candidates have been Dennis Cawthorne and Max Della Pia. Cawthorne was elected. Sue Wild is campaign manager for Kim.

80 YEARS AGO

Festival budget set

A budget of $6,000 for the second annual Manistee National Forest Festival to be held here July 2-5 was approved last night by the festival corporation’s executive committee, which also made plans for the quickening of activities in preparation for the 1937 event, scheduled to be “bigger and better” than the first Festival last year.

Postal station No. 2 changed

Announcement is made today by post office authorities that effective tomorrow postal station No. 2 will be located at Krause’s News Stand, 78 Division Street, instead of Robinson’s News Stand on First Street.

Compiled by Mark Fedder at the Manistee County Historical Museum

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