Looking Back for Dec. 4

20 YEARS AGO

The Life Saving Station that was located at the mouth of the Manistee harbor is shown in this photograph from the early 1990s.

The Life Saving Station that was located at the mouth of the Manistee harbor is shown in this photograph from the early 1900s.

Tenth Street sewer project nears completion

The issues involving the portion of the 10th Street sewer separation project that lies under US-31 have been resolved. Kamphuis, the contractor responsible for the piping on the project, was able to push through under the highway on Monday. Now a smaller concrete casing to specification will be pushed through the 66 inch pipe.

60 YEARS AGO

“Game of the Week” broadcasts to start

WMTE radio has completed arrangements with Blarney Castle Oil Company of Bear Lake to rebroadcast Friday night county league basketball on Saturday mornings at 11 a.m. According to station officials, this is the third successive year that Blarney Castle, through its sponsorship, has made this service possible. As in the past, an effort has been made to have all teams represented on the schedule. The first “Game of the Week” scheduled is the Norman-Dickson at Onekama contest. This game, played on the night of Dec. 6, will be re-broadcast the following morning at 11.

80 YEARS AGO

Record crowd

A record crowd attended the final showing of the Junior Class play, “Seen But Not Heard” at the high school auditorium last night. It was believed to be one of the largest crowds ever present at a school production of this kind.

Elks to honor deceased members

The Rev. Fr. Thomas Albin of Ludington will give the memorial address at the Elks Temple tomorrow afternoon when the local lodge holds its solemn ceremony in honor of the memory of the members who died during the past year. The program, which will start at 3 o’clock, is open to the public, and members of the families of the departed members are especially urged to attend. The Manistee Civic Orchestra will provide appropriate music for the occasion, and the opening and closing exercises will be in charge of officers of the lodge.

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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