Looking Back for May 18

40 YEARS AGO

This early 1920s view comes from the hills overlooking Portage Lake.

This early 1920s view comes from the hills overlooking Portage Lake.

Gas stolen

Somebody, driving a motor bike, must have run low on gas. Michigan State Police report this morning that sometime Sunday night a motorcyclist broke into a garage at the Lakeview Orchard Company on Schoedel Road. About $2 worth of gas was taken from a five gallon can kept in the garage, troopers report.

60 YEARS AGO

Parents Night at Brethren

The Nor-Dic High School gym was the setting for the Brethren Future Homemakers “Parents Night” on Monday evening, the affair beginning at 8 o’clock with the FHA opening ceremony. The girls presented their adviser, Mrs. Doris Gustafson, with a corsage of red roses, the group’s national flower.

Sophomore class dance

On Friday evening, “Harbor Lights” beamed on the crowd of 150 young people which had congregated in the MHS gym for the annual Sophomore class dance. Music was by The Downbeats, a Cadillac combo. To carry out the theme of “Harbor Lights”, a pair of lighthouses were placed at the east end of the gym floor and on the opposite end were two buoys forming the foreground for the orchestra which played from under a canopy of colored streamers.

80 YEARS AGO

Asks support

Ray C. Bradford, president of the local Chamber of Commerce, today, issued a call to the business and industrial leaders of Manistee to join with him in pledging their cooperation to the American Legion in the program of observance being arranged for Memorial Day. “The Legion is arranging a comprehensive and interesting program which every businessman should support with his presence.”

Compiled by Mark Fedder at the Manistee County Historical Museum

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