Looking Back for Feb. 6

20 YEARS AGO

Logging crews in the 1890s worked right through the winter months cutting logs for the lumber industry.

Logging crews in the 1890s worked right through the winter months cutting logs for the lumber industry.

Repair of County Road 600 approved

The Manistee County Road Commission decided which end of County Road 600 would receive attention during the next construction season. At Thursday’s biweekly meeting, the commissioners discussed where to apply available state and federal funding estimated to be in the neighborhood of $210,000. Two road repair projects have been planned along County Road 600 for the future. A mile and a half on the west end from US-31 to Chief Road and a second three-mile project from Marilla Road to the Wexford County line.

40 YEARS AGO

High in manufacturing, low in tourism

An economic report places Manistee near the top of northern Michigan counties in terms of manufacturing output, just above the median in retail sales and below median in tourists dollars. In 1967, Manistee County was number one in the 10-county region in terms of manufacturing.

Enrollment down

Enrollment in the Manistee Public School District has shown a drop of 40 students from September of last year through January, according to figures released by the office of Superintendent Thomas Culbert.

60 YEARS AGO

School Bus Driver Clinic

The school bus driver clinic for Manistee County will be held in Onekama, the evenings of February 10-12. Persons involved in these school programs are urged to attend the meetings for information on driver education on driver education and new rules and regulations.

Compiled by Mark Fedder at the Manistee County Historical Museum

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Posted by Mark Fedder

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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