Looking Back for March 2

20 YEARS AGO

The sawmill and salt plant of Louis Sands that was located on Manistee Lake is shown in this 1880s photograph.

The sawmill and salt plant of Louis Sands that was located on Manistee Lake is shown in this 1880s photograph.

Longyear advances

Chris Longyear advanced to the Division III individual state wrestling championships by virtue of his performance at the individual regional championships held Saturday at Alma High School. Longyear lost in the finals to Bob Umbleby of Chippewa Hills via pinfall. It was Longyear’s third loss to Umbleby this season.

40 YEARS AGO

Learn about leather

Rene Zwiefka of Manistee will be among the 13 resource persons at Idea Day, March 11 at Manistee County Central High School. Rene will demonstrate the basics of working with leather, use of tools and making design in her two-hour sessions.

Eastlake road work delayed

Proposed road improvements in the Village of Eastlake will be delayed several months as a result of a decision to pay preliminary design and engineering costs from federal road money, rather than village funds. Eastlake Village President Donald McIntyre, in a telephone interview this morning, said the village council voted last night to use federal money for the engineering phase, even though use of village funds might have speeded up the project by four to six months.

80 YEARS AGO

Ask for change in parking law

The city commission in its regular meeting last night received a petition signed by 75 citizens, requesting a change in the ordinance setting up parking time limits on River Street. The petitioners requested that unrestricted parking on the main thoroughfare be allowed after 7 p.m. every Sunday evening as well as every week night except Saturday and any other evening on which stores remained.

City officers arrest 20

City police arrested 20 persons during the month of February, according to the regular monthly report submitted by Chief Frank Kruse at the city commission meeting last evening. Of this number arrested, nine were charged with violation of state laws and eleven with violation of city ordinances.

Compiled by Mark Fedder at the Manistee County Historical Museum

 

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