Looking Back for Nov. 27

60 YEARS AGO

The White Star Tavern was located on M 55 and and is shown in this snowy photo from the early 1960s.

The White Star Tavern was located on M 55 and and is shown in this snowy photo from the early 1960s.

Interesting facts about Manistee Community College

Needed: About 10 or 12 full-time students to study at Manistee Community College and obtain full college residence credit at Central Michigan College. This is an absolute necessity if the community colleges are to survive. They will be conducted for several years, and then if attendance requirements are not met the local opportunity will be lost. This year’s enrollment includes two students, Evangeline LeSarge and Harold Kaap, both of Manistee R-1, taking five subjects – English, Biology, Sociology, History and Speech; Robert Anderson taking four subjects; and Gerald Korzeniewski, William Kosiboski and Charles Titus each taking three subjects. There are 16 taking two subjects and 31 taking one subject.

80 YEARS AGO

Placing new sign posts

City workmen are engaged in replacing the wooden posts supporting stop signs about the city with metal poles it was announced today. The work will probably continue through the winter until the damage signs have been repaired. The wooden posts are rotting and do not maintain the proper position so metal posts are being substituted.

Fire damage

Slight damage resulted when a torch exploded when plumbers were working on the roof at the city barn yesterday. Firemen were called at 4 o’clock and extinguished the blaze.

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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