Looking Back for Nov. 22

40 YEARS AGO

Shown is the Manistee County Courthouse building in this early 1900 photograph.

Shown is the Manistee County Courthouse building in this early 1900 photograph.

Chip JVs blast Gladiators

Manistee High School’s JV girls’ basketball team dashed Traverse City St. Francis hopes for an undefeated season here last night as the Chips ripped the Gladiators, 39-28. Leah Alba was the leading scorer with 24 points, she also had nine rebounds, while Cathy Gustad scored five points and led in rebounding with 15.

60 YEARS AGO

Manistee County Farm Bureau wins awards

Six Manistee County Farm Bureau members came home from the state annual meeting at Lansing, Nov. 12-13, feeling mighty fine. Charlie Brown, 1956 roll call manager, brought home a beautiful cup reward for surpassing Manistee’s membership goal and being the first county in the state to report its victory. George Scheppelman also proudly brought home a similar beautiful cup, reward for increasing our community discussion groups by nearly 50 percent.

80 YEARS AGO

Reminds of parking law

City Manager Ottow Damrow wishes to remind motorists of the city ordinance which prohibits parking on River Street during certain hours of the day throughout the winter months. The ordinance, he reminds drivers, provides that it is unlawful for operators to park their vehicles on River Street between the hours of 2 and 7 a.m. at which time city workmen will be engaged in the removal of snow. Violation of the ordinance is punishable but a fine of $25 or 30 days in jail.

Farmers given meat figures

With average meat consumption in the country set at 150 pounds per person each year, rural families of four persons in Manistee County, if they are to consume their share of this valuable product so necessary for maximum health and energy, should provide approximately 600 pounds for the coming year.

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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