Looking Back for Jan. 29

20 YEARS AGO

Firemen work at extinguishing a fire at the Buckley and Douglas mill in this circa 1890s photograph.

Firemen work at extinguishing a fire at the Buckley and Douglas mill in this circa 1890s photograph.

1998 Bosses’ Night

The Manistee Jaycees recently held their 1998 Bosses’ Night Dinner. Receiving awards from the Jaycees were Bill and Martha Paine (Distinguished Service Award), Robin Hogan (The “Big Wheel” Award), Adam Dontz (Outstanding Young Person), Bill Seng (receiving for his family, The Family of the Year Award), and Dan Yanna (Boss of the Year).

60 YEARS AGO

Onekama defeats Copemish

The Portagers are on top of the Manistee County League, in sole grandeur since Friday night when they defeated Copemish 85-45, an Bear Lake toppled Kaleva. Illness and disciplinary measures had claimed three of the Copemish regulars and the weakened team was no match for the husky Portagers. Onekama’s Ron Kamaloski was the leading scorer with 28 points.

80 YEARS AGO

Birthday Ball to draw large crowd

A large crowd, possibly rivaling attendance figures of 600 and 700 persons in other years, is expected to enjoy the President’s Birthday Ball which will be held tonight at the Rotary Hall, starting at 9 p.m. and continuing until midnight. Two orchestras will play for the dancing with Bob Miller’s popular dance band and a seven piece organization from Traverse City alternating in providing music for those who will dance in order that unfortunate victims of infantile paralysis may walk once more. Admittance price is 25 cents.

Police urge parking plan

Due to the recent snowfall which has blocked the streets throughout the city and narrowed down the driving space considerably, drivers are urged to park on one side of the streets, especially on those near public buildings and main thoroughfares, until the snow can be removed to allow sufficient passing space, Chief of Police Frank Kruse announced this morning.

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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