Looking Back for Feb. 21

40 YEARS AGO

The Filer City Tavern was a popular establishment in Filer City for many years and is shown in this photograph from the late 1940s.

The Filer City Tavern was a popular establishment in Filer City for many years and is shown in this photograph from the late 1940s.

Truck blaze

The Manistee Township Fire Department was called out at 10:45 p.m. yesterday to extinguish a fire in a small truck parked on US-31 just north of Coates Highway. Fireman John Anderson said the fire was centered around the left rear tire, gas tank and in the box. Firemen managed to save the vehicle.

60 YEARS AGO

Square dance meeting

At last the time has come for all to have an opportunity to learn Western Style square dancing on Feb. 24 at 8 p.m. at the Bear Lake School. The meeting will be held for the purpose of organizing a beginners’ class in Western Style square dancing. Mr. and Mrs. Russell Rosa of Lake Ann, expert callers and instructors who have been conducting adult education classes in square dancing at Honor School, will be present to talk over the possibilities.

80 YEARS AGO

No school

Classes will not be held in any of the public schools tomorrow as local instructors, including nursery school teachers, will attend the Manistee County Teachers’ Institute at Kaleva. Albert B. Dahlgren, county school commissioner, is in charge of the general meeting which will be held in the morning and Superintendent M. Wolfe, president of the Manistee County MEA unit, will conduct the afternoon session which will follow a 12 o’clock dinner.

Arts and Crafts room praised

The arts and crafts room of the Manistee WPA recreation division, sponsored by the Northside Improvement Association and located in the Rotary Hall basement is the best in the whole district, according to Mrs. J. Stanford, state recreation technician, who inspected the room last week.

Compiled by Mark Fedder at the Manistee County Historical Museum

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