Looking Back for Dec. 2


This 1904 photograph shows students standing out in front of the Union School.

This 1904 photograph shows students standing out in front of the Union School.

Hoekstra sees surplus budget

U.S. Rep. Pete Hoekstra (R-2nd District) foresees an end to the nation’s deficit budget and possibly even a surplus budget as early as this coming January. He also foresees a quiet year in domestic politics, with essentially no change threatening Manistee’s Coast Guard Station or its operations. In a personal visit to the Manistee News Advocate offices yesterday, accompanied by his public policy aide Bill Huizenga, Hoekstra said the U.S. budget it now at $100 billion, down from the $130 it posted at the beginning of this year.


Niesen is good citizen

Julie Niesen, a senior at Manistee High School has been selected as DAR good citizen from MHS. Miss Niesen is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Niesen of Manistee. The good citizen competition is sponsored annually by Daughters of the American Revolution. The selection makes Miss Niesen eligible to compete for state designation from the DAR.

Sweetening plant planned

A gas sweetening facility is planned for construction just west of Kaleva, near Big Four Road and Nine Mile Road. The facility, owned and operated by the Traverse Corporation, is being built to remove hydrogen sulfide from natural gas pumped from wells in the area.


Manistee Ski Area poised for big year

The Manistee Ski Area east of Manistee off M-55 has expanded facilities to accommodate approximately 1,000 skiers daily. For the 1957-58 season, several runs have been widened, new access trails cut and one electric tow installed, bringing the total lifts serving the 17 ski slopes of varying length to 10.


Dog licenses

Members of the police department are taking the dog census throughout the city and dog taxes may be paid at any time, John Watson, city clerk announced today. The tax on male dogs is 50 cents and on females, $1.

Sheriff report

Sheriff Michael Martin’s regular monthly report shows that 389 meals were served to 62 men and 2 women prisoners. In addition, 41 papers were served over the period and 29 complaints were received and investigated.

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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