Looking Back for Feb. 28

40 YEARS AGO

The Ramsdell Theatre building looked in the 1920s just as it does today.

The Ramsdell Theatre building looked in the 1920s just as it does today.

Runaways caught

Two runaway girls from Manistee have been apprehended in Oxford, Miss. according to Manistee County Sheriff’s deputies. Officers said they were notified last night that the girls, 15 and 12, were picked up on shoplifting charges. They at first gave Mississippi authorities fictitious names but were later determined to be the girls who left Manistee over the weekend.

Chippewa Hotel fire causes minor damage

City firemen were called to Coral Gables Chippewa Hotel at 2:25 a.m. today when leaking water shorted out two elevator transformers. Firemen said the water spilled from an upstairs toilet and flowed into the elevator control room where it shorted transformers and stopped the elevator on the third floor.

60 YEARS AGO

John Deere Day

Bernie’s Service invites you to its annually-sponsored John Deere Day at the Bear Lake gym on March 4. The program gets underway at 10:30 a.m. and a free lunch will be served at noon. In beautiful technicolor you’ll see an interesting new “Oddities in Farming”. There will be an interesting success story on irrigation as well.

80 YEARS AGO

Seniors to present play

Committees of the high school Senior class are busily engaged in work on the Manistee High School class play, “The King Rides By,” a romantic comedy by Lee Owen Snooks, which will be presented in the high school auditorium on March 10 and 11 for the purposes of raising funds for a “skip day” trip to Chicago in May. The play stars William Johnson as Judge Dorset, Edmund Knaffle as Simmons, and Helen Chadwick as Larauda.

To organize camera club

Recognizing the desire of many camera owners for instruction in the proper operation of their cameras, Jerry Bolstead of the local WPA recreation department is organizing a group which will meet for the purpose of studying the camera and photography. Local camera artists such as Curran Russell, Harold Marsh, William Ferguson and Alfred Larsen will act as sponsors and will donate their services as instructors. These four men are especially fitted to handle the studio, home, mechanical and out-of-doors phases of camera use and other technical features.

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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