Looking Back for Feb. 5

20 YEARS AGO

Trolley crashes didn't happen often in Manistee, but when they did it usually drew a large crowd of spectators to view the damage.

Trolley crashes didn’t happen often in Manistee, but when they did it usually drew a large crowd of spectators to view the damage.

Braving the cold for Beanie Babies

People lined the sidewalk in front of Manistee’s City Drug Wednesday morning. The reason for the line was the neverending pursuit of the Beanie Baby. The collectors of these babies are willing to make a sacrifice and they proved that on Wednesday. With that temperatures at 17 degrees, the stood in line beginning at 7:55 a.m. waiting to purchase the babies, and City Drug doesn’t open until 9 a.m.

60 YEARS AGO

Miss Kathleen Walsh is County Pie Champ

Miss Kathleen Walsh, 17 year-old senior in the Onekama School, is the 1958 Manistee county champion cherry pie baker. She won a close decision Saturday in the annual county contests at the Manistee High School. Barbara Stanton, 16 year-old junior at Copemish High School, was second and Judy Kasper, 15 year-old Norman-Dickson sophomore, was third.

80 YEARS AGO

Streets rutty as snow melts

With temperatures above the freezing point and a driving rain falling last night and early this morning in Manistee’s snow covered streets became a mass of ruts and slush today. Auto traffic moved with difficulty and many cars were stuck, especially on the side streets where the foundation of now was not solidly packed.

Food dealers invited to meeting

Invitations were mailed today to all local grocers and meat dealers by Harvey Rasmussen, chairman of the retail trade committee of the Board of Commerce, to attend an important meeting on Feb. 8 at 8 p.m. at the Board of Commerce offices.

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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