Looking Back for Oct. 13

20 YEARS AGO

The pier at First Street Beach was a popular spot for perch fishing in the 1940s and 50s prior to the salmon fishing explosion that began in the 1960s.

The pier at First Street Beach was a popular spot for perch fishing in the 1940s and 50s prior to the salmon fishing explosion that began in the 1960s.

Homecoming win

The Manistee Chippewas defeated Ludington at this year’s Homecoming football game. It was a packed crowd on a beautiful Indian Summer day at Saber Stadium as the Chips were victorious by a score of 50-0. Also during the afternoon’s events, Margaret Fedder (escorted by Matt “Skippy” Anderson) was crowned as the 1997-1998 Homecoming Queen.

40 YEARS AGO

Power line burns

For the second time in 10 days a burned power line caused an electrical service outage in the southwest section of Manistee Wednesday afternoon. Electricity to nearly 1,000 customers was lost momentarily when power was shut down on the entire circuit so workmen could temporarily repair the wire.

Haunted House

The popular Jaycee Halloween Haunted House project is underway with organization board members and their teams each responsible for something funny and scary. New this year wil be showings of these movies: “Dr. Cyclops”, “House of Frankenstein” and “The Creature Walks Among Us”. Last year’s carni-fair will again be incorporated in the Haunted House which will be at 90 Poplar Street. The project has been an annual fall activity since 1972.

80 YEARS AGO

To open Fifth Street

Fifth Street from Sycamore to Maple streets will be opened to traffic Saturday it was announced today. Due to the recent cold weather, the new concrete is requiring a longer period in which to set. At the present time it is firm enough to permit cars and lightweight vehicles to pass over it without doing any harm.

Second snowfall

Manistee experienced its second snowfall of the autumn today, with scattered flakes dropping at intervals during the day. The snowfall came after freezing temperatures last night and the weather forecasters called for the same low temperatures again this evening.

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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