Looking Back for Aug. 12

20 YEARS AGO

The intersection known as Peanut Junction is shown in this 1930s photograph. That area is in the vicinity of where Burger King is located today.

The intersection known as Peanut Junction is shown in this 1930s photograph. That area is in the vicinity of where Burger King is located today.

Family Fun Fest

Family Fun Fest is scheduled for Aug. 15. Oleson’s of Manistee has been named as the location for the Fun Fest events. The Family Fun Fest will get under way at 11 a.m., and run until 4 p.m. Featured again this year will be immunizations, hearing screenings, blood pressure clinics, child fingerprinting, special appearances by Ronald McDonald, Mr. Subway, and live coverage by WVXM Radio.

 40 YEARS AGO

Onekama Days

Onekama Days are here, starting today. Opening event is a horse show at the school grounds from 2 to 4 p.m., then the sponsoring organization the Onekama Lions Club will have a fish fry at the Onekama Village Park starting at 5:30 p.m. and lasting until 8:00 then the music moves in tonight for the free street dancing starting at 9 p.m. The Home-Grown Country Band will provide country and rock music all evening.

60 YEARS AGO

Lake hazard marked by Jaycees

The Manistee Jaycees recently completed installation of four drum buoys that mark the remains of a large ship in the northeast corner of Manistee Lake. An increased hazard to motor boat enthusiasts and fishermen because of the current low water level, the wreck is adequately marked and will serve as warning to those not familiar with the lake.

Civic Center dance

Another in the summer series of teenage dances will be held in the Civic Center Lounge tomorrow evening under the sponsorship of the Manistee Recreation Association. All teenagers in the area are cordially invited to participate in this social affair. The Melody Men will furnish music for dancing from 8 p.m. until 11 p.m.

80 YEARS AGO

Local airport will be put in condition

After a period of several months during which the Manistee-Blacker Airport on US-31 north of the city was unfit for use, the field will now be placed in first class condition, City Manager Otto Damrow stated today. Representatives of the state aeronautical department were in the city yesterday and after seeing the condition of the field ordered immediate work to put it in shape for use.

Cooke Company has job

The Cooke Asphalt Paving Company of Detroit, which has done considerable road resurfacing work in Manistee County during the past year, today had been declared the successful bidder on the new resurfacing planned for local highways. Contract for placing 20-foot oil aggregate surface on 7.9 miles of M-22 and US-31 in the county was awarded the Detroit firm yesterday.

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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