Looking Back for Jan. 27

20 YEARS AGO

A surprise snowstorm hit the Manistee area in 1951 during the Easter weekend leaving everything looking very much like winter.

A surprise snowstorm hit the Manistee area in 1951 during the Easter weekend leaving everything looking very much like winter.

KND scores high on MEAP

The fourth grade students at Kaleva Norman Dickson ranked second highest in the state on the Michigan Education Assessment Program test. In a Detroit Free Press special report on MEAP testing, the KND School District ranked No. 2 in a statistical analysis called multiple linear regression.

40 YEARS AGO

County still snowbound

Much of Manistee County remained this morning in the aftermath of a blizzard that roared into the area early yesterday, dumping a foot of snow, then whipping it into huge, heavy drifts.

Planning chairman wants versatile transportation

Manistee County needs a versatile transportation system, according to the chairman of the Manistee County Planning Commission William Depner. Depner said at a Manistee County chapter meeting of the Michigan Township’s Association Wednesday night, the area should not be dependent on trucks for moving freight. The chairman said good transportation in the area is one of the elements for encouraging industry into the county.

60 YEARS AGO

Best cherry pie bakers

Mrs. Doris Gustafson, homemaking teacher, announces the following cherry pie baking winners at Norman-Dickson high schools. Miss Judy Kasper, sophomore, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Kasper of Irons, won first place. Miss Nancy Welch, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Welch of Brethren, won second place. She is a junior. Pies were judged by Mrs. Clyde Simon and Edward Mason.

80 YEARS AGO

US-31, M-55 opened here

High winds which accompanied the year’s worst storm here had died down today, but snow continued to fall and temperatures dropped as a cold wave followed the first onslaught of a blizzard which has spread over most of the nation. The state highway department announced that US-31 is now open its full length, as is M-55.

Rifle Club to stage “hunt”

Staging what promises to be one of the most intriguing events of the fiscal calendar, the Manistee Rifle and Pistol Club will hold an animal hunt at the club range in the Old Electric Theater, the evening of Jan. 28, according to announcement made today by the executive officer Victor Simons. Lions, tigers, zebras and every type of game both big and small will stalk the range and through a special arrangement made with the conservation department the season will be open for the evening on every animal.

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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