Looking Back for Feb. 10

20 YEARS AGO

This view from the top of High Bridge by Jenny Smith shows how high the bridge was about the Big Manistee River.

This view from the top of High Bridge by Jenny Smith shows how high the bridge was about the Big Manistee River.

City employees can borrow against retirement

City of Manistee employees may now borrow against their own retirement funds without tax penalty. The Manistee City Council made the changes when it voted at its recent meeting to adopt guidelines for deferred compensation loans under the Section 457 plan for employees.

40 YEARS AGO

Unemployment tops 10 percent

Manistee County’s unemployment rate has climbed back above the 10 percent mark for the first time in six months according to figures supplied by the Michigan Employment Security Commission, but the rate remained considerably below that record a year ago.

Copemish library underway

Copemish’s 1978 budget passed at Thursday night’s meeting, reflects the village’s commitment toward a new municipal library. The library is already underway with shelves and about 600 donated books in the village council building. The village is pursuing the library in attempt to provide reference materials for students and reading for the general area.

60 YEARS AGO

Horticulture Show

“This year’s show will be better than ever,” states Bill Brown of Manistee County, show manager of the 7th Annual Fruit Growers’ Meeting and Equipment Exhibit scheduled to be held on the 19th and 20th of February at Manistee’s new National Guard Armory. The popular machinery and materials exhibit, according to Mr. Brown, will be larger than ever with the greater floor space of the new armory already mostly reserved by exhibitors.

80 YEARS AGO

Yarn

Yarn is still available for the knitting of sweaters for service and ex-servicemen Red Cross officials remind. Yarn and instructions will be furnished volunteer knitters who care to do the work.

Lincoln Day party tonight

A record attendance is expected for the Lincoln Day banquet at the Hotel Chippewa tonight, the committee in charge of preparations announced this morning, reporting that the ticket sale has been most satisfactory. The banquet starts at 6:30 p.m.

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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