Looking Back for Jan. 8

20 YEARS AGO

Cleaning up snow in front of the former Daul's Read-Mor bookstore after the blizzard of January 1978.

Cleaning up snow in front of the former Daul’s Read-Mor bookstore after the blizzard of January 1978.

DDA supports tax abatement

The Downtown Development Authority passed a resolution in support of a proposed tax abatement for the new Lighthouse Brewery, and vowed to send it along to the city council for the public hearing on Jan. 20. DDA members spent some time questioning city manager Ben Bifoss as to whether creating an Industrial Development District for the micro-brewery in the midst of the central business district on River Street would have an effect on the other businesses there.

60 YEARS AGO

Crews work in cold

An oil transport truck driven by Lawrence Hamilton of Traverse City skidded on US-31 while attempting to stop and came to grief with a light pole in front of the Blarney Castle Oil Co. office late Thursday. The second trailer began to whip and the wheels caught the light pole. Damage to the trailer was estimated to be about $100.

80 YEARS AGO

Planning new power lines

Two new power lines are being projected by the Consumers Power Co., through its Manistee and Cadillac divisions to serve 30 rural homes in Manistee County, in Manistee and Marilla townships. The Manistee Township line will be approximately two miles in length, running from M-22 just north of the junction due east. The line in the northeastern corner of the county will run from Hodenpyl Dam into Marilla Township.

At headquarters

Officer Roy Hebner will be at police headquarters tonight from 7 until 9 o’clock for drivers wishing to supply for or renew their licenses.

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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