Looking Back for Jan. 6

20 YEARS AGO

Looking west on Oak Street after the blizzard of January 1978 shows cars buried under the huge amount of snow that fell over a 24 hour period.

Looking west on Oak Street after the blizzard of January 1978 shows cars buried under the huge amount of snow that fell over a 24 hour period.

Season fades

As the new year begins, the signs of the holiday season began to fade yesterday as City of Manistee worker, Jim Polisky took down the Christmas decorations that adorned Manistee during the holiday season. In addition, the youth of Manistee County returned to the area schools after Christmas break.

40 YEARS AGO

False alarm bug Manistee Township

Manistee Township Board voted to pay up to $75 toward rerouting lines for a fire alarm system at West Shore Hospital at their Thursday meeting. The action came after discussion of a problem concerning electronically caused false alarm signals for the hospital.

“The Deep”

Starting tonight at the Vogue Theatre is the new underwater adventure, “The Deep” starring Robert Shaw, Jacqueline Bisset and Nick Nolte. The film is an adaptation of the novel by Peter Benchley, the writer of the book, “Jaws”.

60 YEARS AGO

Rogers opens Standard

Harry Rogers has taken over the Standard service station on M-115 here and had the grand opening on January 4. Free coffee and doughnuts was served to all. Mr. Rogers has lived in the vicinity for 18 years and has been active in the affairs of Read-Osborne Post of the American Legion. He served as adjutant of the post for many years.

80 YEARS AGO

33 renew membership

So far, 33 renewals and three new, one year subscriptions have been obtained by solicitors in the annual membership campaign being conducted by the membership committee of the Board of Commerce, George O. Nye, secretary, announced this morning.

Fish laws

The News-Advocate has a large supply of copies of the new fish laws published by the state department of conservation. Anglers as well as license dealers may have as many extra copies of the laws as they desire, as long as the supply lasts by calling at the newspaper office.

Compiled by Mark Fedder at the Manistee County Historical Museum

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