Looking Back for Nov. 11

20 YEARS AGO

A funeral procession made up of horse and buggies makes it way on Fifth Street looking east from Sycamore Street in this 1900 photograph.

A funeral procession made up of horse and buggies makes it way on Fifth Street looking east from Sycamore Street in this 1900 photograph.

Everywhere signs

“Don’t put up too many signs, or you’ll have sign pollution!” a AAA expert warned the city council at its Tuesday night work session. Len Price, regional community safety coordinator for AAA of Michigan, was on hand to inform the council of the ins and outs of placing traffic signs around the city.

60 YEARS AGO

Portagers beat Norsemen

The Onekama Portagers defeated the Norman-Dickson Norsemen Friday night in a thriller which ended with Onekama winning 57-55. Ron Kamaloski with 21, Eddie Hulinek with 19 and Marv Fink with 10 paced the Portagers. Leading Norse scorers were Larry Rector with 15, Don Burns and Frank Thomas with 12 each and Marv Burns with 10.

80 YEARS AGO

Plow goes south

The state highway department “Snow-Go,” biggest piece of snow removing equipment in this district,, was sent to Saugatuck last night to aid in clearing roads in that area. It will return to the local garage in about five days.

Serious fire averted

A fire of dangerous proportions was narrowly averted here Friday at the Fred Briske service station when flames of undetermined origin raged through the inside of the building for a brief time. The owner and his son were able to put out the blaze only through quick action with fire extinguisher.

Compiled by Mark Fedder at the Manistee County Historical Museum

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Posted by Ken Grabowski

Ken is News Advocate’s education reporter. He coordinates coverage for all Manistee County schools and West Shore Community College. He can be reached by phone at (231) 398-3125 or by email at kgrabowski@pioneergroup.com.

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