Looking Back for March 3

20 YEARS AGO

The showroom at Mowry Buick Pontiac in Parkdale is shown in this 1960s photograph. It was located in the current Oak Grove Funeral Home and Cremation Center.

The showroom at Mowry Buick Pontiac in Parkdale is shown in this 1960s photograph. It was located in the current Oak Grove Funeral Home and Cremation Center.

River dredge

The King Company of Holland has anchored a dredging rig in the shipping channel of the Manistee River in preparation for a Army Corps of Engineers directed dredging operation. The operation plans to recut the channel to a depth of 23 feet from the Maple Street Bridge to beyond the pierheads. 74,000 cubic yards of sand are expected to be removed from the river bottom.

40 YEARS AGO

Cabin ransacked

A free-standing metal fireplace, 32 yards of carpeting, a fun rack and a wall clock were stolen from a cabin in the Brethren area, according to troopers at the Manistee post of the Michigan State Police. The stolen items were valued at approximately $500.

At the Vogue

Now playing at the Vogue Theatre is Gene Wilder, Carol Kane and Dom Deluise in “The World’s Greatest Lover”. Showtimes are 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. Also showing is “Pippi on the Run”, a new Pippi Longstocking adventure. Showtimes for “Pippi” are 1 p.m and 3 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.

60 YEARS AGO

Lent

Norwalk American Lutheran Church announces the mid-week services every Thursday evening during the Lenten season. The time is 8 p.m. The Rev. Apmann will preach the vesper sermons.

80 YEARS AGO

To decide on Scenic Road

Federal and state agencies were to meet today in Lansing to make a final decision regarding the construction of a scenic highway between Manistee and Ludington. Paul V. Brown, associate regional director of the National Park Service, in a conference with Gov. Murphy Wednesday afternoon, expressed his opposition to the proposed road.

Fire call

Firemen answered a call at 5:10 yesterday morning to extinguish a blaze in the basement of a house at 917 Vine St. The fire did little damage.

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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