Looking Back for March 12

20 YEARS AGO

The J.J. Newberry Store was one of the popular downtown establishments in the late 1930s.

The J.J. Newberry Store was one of the popular downtown establishments in the late 1930s.

Sewer project needs more funding

The accelerated sewer replacement program the city has undertaken will require another financial adjustment in the future, including a possible additional rate increase in order to pay for it, the city council learned at its work session Tuesday night. Another way out might be to use the interest from oil and gas income.

60 YEARS AGO

Many seniors expected for Government Day

About 300 seniors are expected to attend Manistee County Government Day at the armory and courthouse on March 14 from 9:45 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The main sessions will be at the Armory. Nine sections have been planned as follows: political parties, nominations and elections, law enforcement, education, juvenile problems, judicial, roads and highways, health and welfare, and legislation.

80 YEARS AGO

Fourteen in pound

City Manager Otto Damrow reminds dog owners in the city who have been missing their pets that there are 14 dogs in the pound at the city barn whose time will be up Monday. Owners can redeem the animals by paying the proper fines; if not the dogs will be killed.

Many see play

Between five and six hundred persons attended the showings of the Senior class play, “The King Rides By,” in the high school auditorium Thursday and Friday nights, it was estimated today. As on Thursday night, a large crowd filled the auditorium last evening, and according to reports of those seeing both performance’s last night’s surpassed that of Thursday.

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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