Looking Back for Feb. 3

20 YEARS AGO

The J.J. Newberry Store was one of Manistee's large downtown buildings and is shown here in the early 1940s. The store was destroyed by fire twice. The Manistee Inn presently is located in the former Newberry's location.

The J.J. Newberry Store was one of Manistee’s large downtown buildings and is shown here in the early 1940s. The store was destroyed by fire twice. The Manistee Inn presently is located in the former Newberry’s location.

Student honored

The national publication TOPS has notified sixth grader, Shauna Snay of Kennedy Elementary School, that her submission to their contest, held last fall, would appear in their current issue. TOPS Learning Systems is a hands-on sciences magazine that is distributed across the United States and in several foreign countries.

40 YEARS AGO

Police urge driver caution

Local law enforcement officers and school officials, concerned for the safety of children forced the walk in the streets on their way to school, have asked motorists in the area to be extra careful when driving. Unplowed sidewalks and high banks of snow at intersections have greatly increased the danger to youngsters.

CB radio stolen

A man living on Preuss Road, told Michigan State Police that someone stole a citizen’s band radio from his care while it was stuck in snow on Preuss Road just west of Linke Road. The man said he locked the vehicle and left for a time and when he returned a while later he found someone had stolen a 40-channel radio valued at $170.

60 YEARS AGO

Arcadia voters turn down merger

Voters of the Arcadia Township Unit School District turned down quite decisively Saturday the proposition of becoming annexed to the Frankfort district. There were two ballots. The voting was as follows: On annexation yes 91, no 167; on assuming a share of the Frankfort bond issue yes 82, no 160.

80 YEARS AGO

New manager here

C.H. Martell of Muskegon, who has been assistant manager of the Montgomery Ward store in that city for the last several years, arrived today to assume his new position as manager of the local Ward store.

Anderson named president

Harvey E. Anderson last night was named president of the Manistee chapter of the Izaak Walton League, succeeding Tom Jones, Art Loken was elected vice president for the coming year and Russell Fisk was re-elected secretary-treasurer.

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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