Looking Back for Jan. 10

40 YEARS AGO

The Manistee Manufacturing Company plant that was built in 1903 just north of the Maple Street bridge is shown in this photo from the early 1900s.

The Manistee Manufacturing Company plant that was built in 1903 just north of the Maple Street bridge is shown in this photo from the early 1900s.

Plows can’t handle weather

Snow plows were ordered off roads, stranded travelers were lodged in fire stations, utility companies were forced to cut back electrical output and several major highways were closed Monday as below zero temperatures and blowing snow paralyzed much of Michigan.

School tax hike unlikely

If state school aid formulas are improved as expected next year, the Manistee Public School district will most likely not need an increase in property taxes to operate the local schools. The happy note was revealed last night by School Superintendent Thomas Culbert who told school board members that tentative financial figures may be available for discussion within the next few weeks.

60 YEARS AGO

New phone subscribers added in Kaleva

New subscribers on the Kaleva telephone lines are the following: Rev. Amos Martin, Ward Kuenzer, Elmond Hamilton, Keith Mayfield, Lester McCarthy, Maynard Bishop, Clara Beldo, Cecil Gronlund, Edward Bond, Ferris Oakley, A. Williams, Russell Hilliard, Leonard Hilliard, Frank Wills, Leonard Krause and Al Bergquist.

80 YEARS AGO

Back-to-work movement

Effects of the move by some automobile firms in calling men back to work have been felt in Manistee, it was revealed today by Gustave Falleen of the Falleen Drop Forge Company who has returned from a business trip to Detroit. “I was in Detroit last Friday,” said Mr. Falleen “and I was very pleased to find a more optimistic feeling regarding business, particularly in connection with the Hudson Company which will go into full production on its new 112 model soon. As we are supporters of parts of this model, it is good news to us and to our men.”

Snow is due here

Snow and slightly warmer weather is due to Manistee late today and tomorrow, according to the U.S. weather bureau forecast this area. Manistee experienced its coldest morning of the year when the mercury tumbled to six degrees below zero.

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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