Looking Back for Feb. 26

20 YEARS AGO

Downtown Manistee was a bustling place on this warm summer day in the 1950s.

Downtown Manistee was a bustling place on this warm summer day in the 1950s.

Habitat looking for family

Now that the local chapter of Habitat for Humanity has its third city donated site for a house, it’s looking for another family to work on, and ultimately live in the new home once it’s finished. The general contractor’s services will be handled differently too. For this site, located on the corner of 12th and Kosciusko a construction manager will be hired.

60 YEARS AGO

MEA members

Mrs. Florence Mason, president of the Manistee County MEA, has received word that the following schools have attained 100 percent United Profession membership: Jefferson, Lincoln and Washington schools, Manistee, and Stronach school. To be 100 percent means that all the teachers in the school belong to local, state and national education associations.

80 YEARS AGO

Takes over business

Henry Wicinski announced today that effective March 1 he will take over the City Service garage formerly operated by Ellis Brooks and will offer filling station service, car storage and washing and greasing service. The garage will be open 24 hours a day.

Monday to be tax deadline

City Treasurer George Kruse again reminded today that Monday is the final day on which 1937 taxes may be paid at his office. After that date he will compile his delinquent tax roll and payments must be made at the office of the county treasurer, with the interest fee of three-fourths of one percent per month added to the original bill.

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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