Looking Back for Nov. 8

20 YEARS AGO

The Cooper Shop of the Ruggles and Rademaker Salt Plant that made barrels to hold the salt that the company produced in Manistee.

The Cooper Shop of the Ruggles and Rademaker Salt Plant that made barrels to hold the salt that the company produced in Manistee.

Big ideas

A business with a whole new perspective is relocating to River Street. Lighthouse Brewery is more than just a distillery, it is a combination three-story restaurant, a place for fine dining in casual clothes, an outdoor deck for the summer, a ground level, and a basement “micro-brewery” where guests will actually be able to see part of the brewing process from where they sit. Plans for the building, located at 312 River Street, were presented to the Planning Commission this week.

40 YEARS AGO

Eastlake sewer in jeopardy

A sewer system may never come into existence in Eastlake, and the proposed village water system may cost the municipality a half million dollars more than a limit that villages can bond. William J. McDonough, project engineer for Gove Associates Inc. said he feels the federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will not approve of funds for sewer lines without further proof of pollution in the area.

Snow

Snow was falling steadily for much of the day yesterday, but it didn’t deter Christmas shoppers from the downtown district. In fact, one downtown merchant joked that bad weather seems to bring out even more shoppers. In any case, city crews had last night’s load of snow cleared from the business district this morning, and the area was bracing for a new weather assault expected today or tonight.

80 YEARS AGO

Army party

Through the cooperation of individual, civic, fraternal and service groups of Manistee, the Salvation Army will be holding their annual holiday party for the youth of the city. The first group of invitations is to the gala Christmas party being arranged by the Army for Dec. 22 in Rotary Hall were placed in the mail today. In addition to a program of entertainment which is to be announced later, toys, candy, fruit and ice cream will be distributed to every child during the party.

City’s sand revenue high

The city of Manistee has realized $16,681.28 during the last two years on sand taken from its property on the North side and sold to the Sand Products Company according to a report given last night at the regular meeting of the city commission by Treasurer George Kruse.

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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