Looking Back for Jan. 24

40 YEARS AGO

The Manistee City Hall was the former Post Office building and is shown in this photograph from the 1920s.

The Manistee City Hall was the former Post Office building and is shown in this photograph from the 1920s.

Brennan to resign

Manistee Public Schools, which recently appointed a new Junior High School principal just two months ago, must now begin a search for a principal for the high school. Neil Brennan, principal for the past 10 years at Manistee High School informed the school board by letter last night that he will resign his position, effective July 1, and return to duties as a classroom teacher or counselor.

60 YEARS AGO

Attend meetings

Next week may be a history making one for Manistee County schools, as it is the one set aside for a group of meetings called by the Manistee County committee on school reorganization. Two men from the University of Michigan will be present to speak, so there are two meetings scheduled for the nights of Monday and Thursday.

80 YEARS AGO

Relief funds not yet obtained

Manistee County’s relief problem entered a more critical stage today with the county commission, still unable to obtain additional funds for the month of January. As a result, more than 400 families on the direct relief rolls were forced to go without their usual grocery orders over the weekend and today many of these families faced actual hunger.

Much colder weather due

Streets and sidewalks in Manistee turned into miniature, rushing streams this morning by a steady rain, tonight and tomorrow will be come sheets of ice, according to predictions by the U.S. weather bureau. Much colder weather, with today’s rain turning to snow, is the forecast for tonight and tomorrow. A cold wave is predicted for Tuesday.

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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