Looking Back for March 6

20 YEARS AGO

The Main Street of Bear Lake is shown in this photograph from the 1920s.

The Main Street of Bear Lake is shown in this photograph from the 1920s.

St. Patrick’s Parade

City Council gave its okay for the First Street Merchants’ Association annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Richard Morehouse of the association, who applied for the permit, said, “Anybody is welcome to join in.” The parade will set off at 5 p.m. on March 17, St. Patrick’s Day (of course) from the corner of Sibben and First streets.

40 YEARS AGO

Measles

Last Friday, the Health Department reported that 30 cases of measles had hit Manistee County. The outbreak is of the 7-10 day red measles, according to the Health Department and since measles is most serious of the common childhood diseases, the Health Department is urging parents to check their children’s immunization records.

Bear Lake fire truck

The village of Bear Lake received a new fire truck Saturday morning. Village President Carver Edwards and Village Fire Chief Larry Kellar posed for a picture in front of the truck for the News Advocate. The Ford 600 with all the extras was purchased from the Tri-State Fire and Rescue Apparatus Company in South Bend, Indiana.

60 YEARS AGO

Crowd for John Deere Day

About 200 people were in attendance for John Deere Day at the school gym last Tuesday. A program of entertaining and informative films was shown during both forenoon and afternoon sessions. Lunch of hot dogs, doughnuts, and coffee was much enjoyed at the noon hour intermission. Bernie’s Service, local John Deere dealer, was the host for the event.

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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