Looking Back for March 7

40 YEARS AGO

The Cooper Shop of the Ruggles and Rademaker Salt plant is shown in this 1920s photograph making barrels for the salt plant.

The Cooper Shop of the Ruggles and Rademaker Salt plant is shown in this 1920s photograph making barrels for the salt plant.

Committees help City Council

Though the City of Manistee is governed by its City Council, many working committees, commissions and board have a great deal of impact on ultimate policy decisions made by the council. The city currently has 12 such committees with a total of 67 members. They include the Heating Committee, Planning Commission, Board of Review, Board of Canvassers, Retirement Board, Harbor Commission, Zoning Board of Appeals, Municipal Parking Committee, Parks Commission, Housing Commission, Building Authority, and Traffic Committee.

Manistee Lanes victory

The 1978 Women’s Bowling Team City Tournament Champions are the Manistee Lanes team, of the Bowlerinas League. Those on the team are: Janet Zwiefka, Pat Janowiak, Sandy Zaiger, Ruth Beebe and Sue Abbott. Their sponsor is Larry Bielski of Manistee Lanes.

60 YEARS AGO

New village well

The new water well for the Village of Bear Lake was put down this week by the Riegler Water Well Drilling Co. of Muskegon for the village of Bear Lake. This well will supplement the one in use since the water system for the village was put in in 1935. It is an eight-inch well 125 feet deep, put down on the former Hopkins barn properly located just south of the schoolhouse and nearby to the village water supply tank.

80 YEARS AGO

Jr. Lakeside Chorus to sing

A musical program featuring selections by the Junior Lakeside Chorus will be given at the Junior Lakeside Club’s regular meeting at the Chippewa Hotel tonight at 8 o’clock, when the club will have as its guests members of the senior Lakeside. Vocal duets by Mrs. Mandy Sheras and Mrs. Richard Manthei and violin selections by Miss Marcia Field will be included on the program.

Arcadia defeats Bear Lake

Arcadia High School’s basketball team held the district Class D title today after defeating Bear Lake 13-12 in the final game of the district tournament here Saturday night at the high school gym. The new champs will represent the district in the regional Class D tournament which will be held at Petoskey this week.

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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