Looking Back for Dec. 27

40 YEARS AGO

This 1920s view up Maple Street from the location just south of the current Manistee News Advocate shows all the same buildings with the only exception being many more trees lining the streets.

This 1920s view up Maple Street from the location just south of the current Manistee News Advocate shows all the same buildings with the only exception being many more trees lining the streets.

More snow

Eight and a half inches of snow fell in the Manistee area over the Christmas holiday weekend, according to the figures compiled by the County Road Commission. The weekend blast of winter brings the seasonal total to 62 inches, compared to the 48 inches that had fallen by this date last winter. The forecast calls for snow showers continuing through tomorrow and a low temperature of zero to five above during the night.

60 YEARS AGO

Christmas ball

The senior class of Arcadia is sponsoring a Christmas Ball tonight in the school gym from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. and the affair is semi-formal. Music will be by Cladue Gilbert’s Rhythm Pals. The price is $1.25 a couple and 75 cents for a single.

80 YEARS AGO

Legion plans party

As a feature of the holiday activities of the post, the local American Legion and its auxiliary will present the annual Christmas party for children of Legion members and other ex-servicemen Wednesday evening. The party, which will be held in the Legion rooms and will start at 8 p.m. The youngsters will enjoy a Christmas tree and Santa Claus will be present and the little guests will be given a treat of candy and ice cream as well as gifts.

Basketball book is published

The Manistee High School Athletic Association has recently published an attractive basketball booklet, copies of which will be presented to persons interested in and attending basketball games this season. This pamphlet, which was printed in the school’s printshop, contains a series of illustrations explaining new rules taking effect this year, school songs, scheduled, yells, roster of the Chippewa team and their numbers and an explanation of referee signals.

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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