Looking Back for Dec. 29

20 YEARS AGO

After the three story Engelmann Building that was located at the corner of Maple and River streets was destroyed by fire in the early 1900s it was replaced with a two story structure that is shown in this photograph with a cable car passing in front of it. The building is currently the home of Glik's.

After the three story Engelmann Building that was located at the corner of Maple and River streets was destroyed by fire in the early 1900s it was replaced with a two story structure that is shown in this photograph with a cable car passing in front of it. The building is currently the home of Glik’s.

Alabama man arrested at Oaks

Troopers from the Manistee post of the Michigan State Police arrested a 44-year old Alabama man Saturday at the Oaks Correctional Facility. The man was charged with bringing a weapon onto/into correctional facility grounds after troopers seized a loaded .357 magnum while investigating the complaint. The charge is a felony.

40 YEARS AGO

C & O hearing delayed

A hearing on Chesapeake and Ohio Railroad abandonment north of Manistee, originally scheduled for January, has been postponed, according to an announcement from the Manistee County Planning office. Jerry Adams, county planning director said the Interstate Commerce Commission hearing on C & O’s financial status operating the line north from Manistee was planned for January 10 in Traverse City. The hearing has been rescheduled for March 7, 1978.

Store looted

Corkey’s Market in Eastlake was broken into Wednesday evening or early this morning. Michigan State Police troopers said their patrol car noticed the illegal entry into the market at about 2 a.m. A window in the front door had been broken so culprits could reach in to open the door. The market is owned by Jack Staff of rural Manistee. Three 12-packs of beer, 4 cigarette cartons, and 25 candy bars were taken from the store. The loot is valued at about $40.

80 YEARS AGO

Parking lot is improved

City workers have completed the erection of a retaining fence on the west side of the parking lot on Maple Street so that cars left parked near the embankment will have no chance to roll down over it. During the fall and early winter, two cars were damaged when they rolled or were driven off the lot over the bank, the bottoms being scraped when passing over the cement retaining wall just south of the news stand.

Bed and tub

Among the many and varied requests received at the Social Welfare office on Maple Street is that for an infant’s bed and bathtub. The baby needing these is about three months old and has no bed. The family is financially unable to provide these necessities and and urgent plea to someone who may have one or both of the named articles and who would be willing to donate them for the use of this baby, is made by the league.

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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