Looking Back for March 1

40 YEARS AGO

Spring always means the start of the baseball season just as it did in the late 1890s with the Records team that played in Manistee.

Spring always means the start of the baseball season just as it did in the late 1890s with the Records team that played in Manistee.

Parking tickets made Benzie win less festive

Manistee Police Chief John Willet has discounted charges that his officers “picked on” Benzie Central basketball fans by ticketing their cars when Benzie Central played Manistee High School Feb. 11. A number of cars were ticketed after they were found parked on the wrong sides of the streets near the high school, violating the city’s alternate parking ordinance. But Benzie fans say their cars were ticketed unfairly and some of them are refusing to pay the $4 tickets.

Boys admit break-in

Two Bear Lake boys, aged 10 and 12, were cited last night for twice breaking into The Huddle restaurant in Bear Lake, according to Manistee County Sheriff’s deputies. Candy, cigarettes and donuts worth about $25 were taken in the last burglary.

60 YEARS AGO

Almlof completed course

Woodruff Almlof of Bear Lake is one of 12 students who have successful completed the Commercial Fruit Production short course at Michigan State University. Graduation will take place on February 28. Some of the subjects offered in the short course are diseases of fruit plants, fruit insects, fruit production and fruit machinery and equipment.

80 YEARS AGO

March comes in like lamb

Those who have faith in the old superstition that if March “comes in like a lamb” it must “go out like a lion,” were of divided opinion today as to whether another real blast of winter is to be expected in about 30 days. Today dawned a clear and comparatively warm and some adherents of the lamb-lion theory shivered as they thought of a delayed spring.

Store to close

Manistee drug stores will be closed tomorrow afternoon from 2:30 until 3:30 because of the funeral of William H. Kinsley.

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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