Looking Back for Feb. 27


The Manistee Iron Works building is shown in this photograph from the early 1920s.

The Manistee Iron Works building is shown in this photograph from the early 1920s.

Brewery construction continues

As construction of the Lighthouse Brewing Company continues, numerous changes in the original structure located on River Street are beginning to take shape. The brewing company is a private limited liability company and is owned as a sole proprietorship by Jim Picardat. The brewery will be receiving numerous tanks including three 40 barrel, brewing vessels, six 80-barrel fermenters, three 80-barrel serving tanks and one 80-barrel bright beer tank.


Hospital board orders study of expansion plan

The first step on the road to renovation and long-term expansion of West Shore Hospital came Friday afternoon when the board of trustees voted to have a Northern Michigan architectural and engineering firm begin work on preliminary line drawings. Discussion prior to the vote stressed that this is a preliminary move on which a certificate of need submitted for state approval can be based.

Shoplifters take jacket

A jacket valued at $50 was taken yesterday from the Little Red Shoehouse located at 537 Cypress Street. Officers said two young girls took the blue jacket, got into an orange or yellow sports car and drove away. The incident happened at 4:30 p.m.


Red Cross Kick-Off dinner

Floyd P. Clement, 1958 Red Cross fund chairman, announces that the kick-off dinner for all drive workers will be held on March 6 at 6:30 p.m. at the Chippewa Hotel. He urges all workers to attend this important meeting and to make their reservations by calling the Red Cross office by March 4.

Compiled by Mark Fedder at the Manistee County Historical Museum



Posted by Mark Fedder

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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