Looking Back for Feb. 24

20 YEARS AGO

One of the Manistee and Northeastern trains makes it way across the railroad bridge over the Manistee River Channel in this 1920s photograph.

One of the Manistee and Northeastern trains makes it way across the railroad bridge over the Manistee River Channel in this 1920s photograph.

Vandals strike

The old cowboy mannequin was riding the range on a rocking horse in front of the North Channel Outlet on Washington Street on Monday morning at 10 a.m. However, by 11 a.m. the life-sized doll lay smashed on the ground by person or persons unknown. The owner reports several instances of vandalism to display furniture and a broken window during the past few weeks. The owner’s daughter said, “He (the mannequin) brought in a lot of business.”

40 YEARS AGO

Auto hood taken

A hood was stolen from a car parked at Yates Chevrolet on US-31 South, according to troopers at the Manistee post of the Michigan State Police. The hood was valued at $140. It was taken earlier this week from a 1971 Chevrolet parked on the lot. The hood is gold and black stripes.

“The Gauntlet”

Now playing at the Vogue Theatre is the Clint Eastwood film, “The Gauntlet” starring Eastwood and Sondra Locke. Showtimes are 7 p.m. and 9 p.m.

60 YEARS AGO

Green appointed as farm agent

William A. Green of Onekama has been appointed exclusive local representative for United Farm Agency for this territory, A.E. Reinink, United district sale manager for the State of Michigan, announced today from his office at Lake City. United Farm Agency, one of the nation’s largest sellers of rural real estate, has its northern division offices in Chicago. Mr. Green is a native of Michigan and has lived in the Onekama community for the past 20 years.

80 YEARS AGO

Request bids for garage

Letters requesting sealed bids on material for the construction of the new county road garage at Kaleva have been sent out and bids must be returned to the county road office in the courthouse not later than 10 o’clock on March 10. Materials, on which bids may be made either separately or for the whole, are as follows: reinforcing iron, bolts, washers, steel slates, glass, heating plant, laying of tile cement, roofing, tile, brick, lumber and window sashes.

Three lakes remain open

News of importance to Manistee fishermen was received today by Conservation Officer Ray Wolters from Frank Howard, district supervisor, who announced that Manistee and Portage lakes, as well as Bar Lake in Arcadia Township will not be closed to perch fishing this spring.

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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