Looking Back for Nov. 29


The Manistee County Courthouse building is shown how it looked in 1960.

The Manistee County Courthouse building is shown how it looked in 1960.

Bentley named

Gary Bentley, who has been chief negotiator for the Manistee Teachers Association the past six years, will be principal of Manistee Junior High School next year. That action was taken last night at a meeting of the Manistee Area Public Schools Board of Education. Bentley will replace Henry Minster who is leaving the system to further his education. Bentley has been in the Manistee school system since 1968 as a teacher of earth science in the junior high school and he also served as director of audio visual services for the junior and senior high schools.

Chips advance

“One down and one to go,” a relieved Manistee High School girls’ basketball coach Sherri Sundin sighed after the Chippewas shook off the stubborn Big Rapids Cardinals, 62-47, here last night to advance to Wednesday night’s semi-final of the Class B district 59 tournament. LeeAnn Huffman was leading scorer for the Chips with 18 points.


Myers School appeal

From the office of the State Department of Public Instruction report was issued Tuesday that State Supt. Lynn Bartlett has affirmed the action of the Manistee County Board of Education in annexing the Myers School district, Pleasanton No. 1, to the Bear Lake High School district. This was the decision on an appeal filed by the officers of the Myers district.


Copemish woman dies

The fatal shooting of a Copemish woman marked the waning days of the deer season in Manistee County as the kill of bucks continued low and the illegal kill of does and fawns remained high. A 28-year old Copemish woman was killed Sunday evening when husband, after returning from a deer hunting trip, unloaded his rifle and the gun discharged. The woman, sitting across the room, was struck in the leg. Her leg was badly shattered and although she was rushed to a hospital in Traverse City she died from loss of blood. Surviving her besides her husband are three children and her parents.

Temps go down

Manistee was first in the grip of the season’s first cold wave roday and temperatures are to remain low for at least another day. The weather bureau has predicted. The mercury sank to 10 degrees above zero this morning. Streets and sidewalks were icy.

Compiled by Mark Fedder at the Manistee County Historical Museum



Posted by Mark Fedder

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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