Looking Back for March 22

40 YEARS AGO

This photograph from 1965 shows a freighter preparing to take another load of sand out of Manistee. Sand Products would remove the sand from the northside of Manistee carrying it over to the Manistee River Channel by a series of conveyor belts where it would be picked up by the freighters.

This photograph from 1965 shows a freighter preparing to take another load of sand out of Manistee. Sand Products would remove the sand from the northside of Manistee carrying it over to the Manistee River Channel by a series of conveyor belts where it would be picked up by the freighters.

Stores, offices set hours for Good Friday

Many area stores and businesses will be closed for a time Friday in observance of Good Friday. City Hall will be closed all day. Jerry Skiera, city clerk, reminds all persons with pressing business at City Hall to visit the offices tomorrow. The Manistee County Courthouse will be closing at noon Friday and will remain closed the remainder of the day. Security National Bank will close its doors for a three-hour period but Manistee Bank and Trust will be open as will Krogers, K-Mart, Eberhard’s and Thrift Foods.

60 YEARS AGO

Johnson Bros. invite all to open house

Johnson Brothers, local IHC truck and McCormick to attend their big open house at their store on March 25. Free pancakes and coffee will be served. Free movies and music will keep you entertained and there is a chance you may win one of the many door prizes to be given away. While there you may examine the new line of 330 farm tractors, hay making and other McCormick farm equipment just recently received.

80 YEARS AGO

Band to play

The Manistee High School Band will present a concert during the assembly period in the high school auditorium tomorrow morning at 10:20. The public is invited to attend.

High temps

The second day of spring today brought Manistee near record temperatures as the mercury ascended to the 70-degree mark at 1 p.m. The warm weather followed a balmy first day of spring.

Compiled by Mark Fedder at the Manistee County Historical Museum

 

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Posted by Ken Grabowski

Ken is News Advocate’s education reporter. He coordinates coverage for all Manistee County schools and West Shore Community College. He can be reached by phone at (231) 398-3125 or by email at kgrabowski@pioneergroup.com.

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