Looking Back for Dec. 28


The steamship Manitou was one of the many ships that called the port of Manistee home in the 1890s.

The steamship Manitou was one of the many ships that called the port of Manistee home in the 1890s.

Memorial Hospital approves sharing

The Memorial Hospital Board approved sharing one aspect of services with West Shore Hospital at their meeting Tuesday night. Memorial Hospital administrator Q. Woody Pica said in a telephone interview this morning with that the Memorial Board approved, in principle, sharing services provided by labs in each hospital.

Special Christmas presents

Four Manistee News Advocate carriers earned themselves special Christmas presents this year in subscription contests run by the circulation department. The four winners are: Jim Jankiewietz, David Witucki, Ed Livingston, and Patti Wilson.


Second semester to start soon

Second semester classes will start soon at Manistee Community College. A growing enrollment is hoped for, as is a good percentage of students from last year’s Manistee County graduating class. Library research at Manistee Community College is handled through the Manistee High School and Manistee city libraries. The books are furnished to the libraries by Central Michigan College.


Smelt in Portage Lake

Ice fisherman who have tried their luck at Portage Lake during the last few days report that they are making heavy catches of smelt, taking more fish than they have in recent years. One group returned yesterday with about 600 fine, large smelt as well as a number of large perch while many individual catches of 100 have been made.

Fund higher

The latest contributions to the Salvation Army fund has increased the total to $645.90, figures revealed this morning. Contributions from Miss Georgia Curtiss and the Ansgarius Luther Church of $1.00 and $10.40 respectively, were made yesterday and this morning.

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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