Looking Back for Jan. 11


This 1890s photograph shows the view from Oak Street looking east on River Street.

This 1890s photograph shows the view from Oak Street looking east on River Street.

Commissioners select 1978 chairman

Manistee County Board of Commissioner’s this morning re-elected Roy Howes as chairman of the county board. Howes, a Marilla Township Republican, was chosen on a 7-4 secret ballot vote over Dorr Johnson of Manistee. John Grabowski was chosen vice-chairman, replacing Donald Cichy, who presided over the organizational session this morning. Howes is a 23 year veteran of the County Board and served as chairman for one year.

Cold weather

Cold weather remained in the Manistee area, but the blizzard winds began to taper off yesterday and by this morning a blue sky revealed the beauty of the aftermath of the storm that brought much of Michigan to a standstill.


Historical Society buys tape recorder

A tape recorder is on its way to the Manistee County Historical Society. It is a very fine instrument, selected after careful study of a committee headed by Otto Stroemel. This recorder will be kept at the courthouse and its use will be in charge of personnel of the Manistee County Library. It will be used out in the county also under supervision of a qualified operator.


Police warn on parking

The one hour River Street parking ordinance is still in effect, police authorities reminded today. Offices, who were somewhat lenient in enforcing the regulation during the Christmas holidays, will make no exceptions in the future, authorities warn.

Back to work

Casimer Piotrowski, River Street, barber who was confined to Mercy Hospital because of illness for several weeks, has returned to his shop. Hans Hansen, who operated the shop during his illness, will remain with him.

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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