Looking Back for Feb. 12

20 YEARS AGO

The battle ship Nashville visited Portage Lake as indicated by this early 1900 photograph.

The battle ship Nashville visited Portage Lake as indicated by this early 1900 photograph.

11 arrested in drug bust

11 area residents were arrested on various drug charges following a major drug bust Wednesday morning conducted by SSCENT. The bust, named Operation Burn Out Phase II, follows a drug bust last November that resulted in eight arrests.

60 YEARS AGO

World Day of Prayer service

The World Day of Prayer has been observed in more than 100 countries for the past several years. The date this year is Friday, February 21, and in Onekama the service will be held at the Congregational Church, with the Church of Brethren cooperating and everybody welcome. An interesting program has been prepared, in part, by Christians in Australia, and distributed to American churches from headquarters in New York.

80 YEARS AGO

Many pay

To date 150 dog owners have paid their dog taxes CIty Clerk John Watson reported today. There are 612 dogs in the city.

Street gutters should be left clear

As the select department has recently opened the gutters on the northside of River Street, merchants on that side of the thoroughfare are asked to refrain, in the event of a heavy snowfall from shoveling the snow out into the gutters, thus blocking them up.

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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