Looking Back for April 7

20 YEARS AGO

The Village of Onekama shows some activity in this 1890s photograph.

The Village of Onekama shows some activity in this 1890s photograph.

Manistee High earns high honor

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, NCA, has awarded Manistee High School top school improvement honors this month. NCA is the largest of the six regional accrediting associations that monitor the United States’ schools internationally. Manistee High School was one of 34 Michigan schools honored for completing a five-year eight-phase school improvement process.

40 YEARS AGO

Onekama school vote Monday

Voters in the Onekama School District go to the polls Monday determine if the district’s property taxes should be increased by three mills for operation of the schools for one year.

Now playing

Now playing at the Vogue Theatre is Henry Winkler in “The One and Only” and Jeff Bridges in “King Kong”. “Kong” plays at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday and “One” plays at 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. nightly except Monday.

60 YEARS AGO

Mackey accepts Ford Motor Co. post

Mr. and Mrs. Don Mackey spent several days last week visiting Don’s brother-in-law and sister, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Anderson prior to sailing from New York April 23 on the S.S. Argentina for Sao Paulo, Brazil. Don is with Ford Motor Co. International Division, Assistant Manager of Plant Engineering and expects to work in Sao Paulo for 30 months. En route to Brazil they expect to stop at Trinidad and Rio de Janeiro.

80 YEARS AGO

State police arrest 23

Twenty three arrests were made by local state police during the month of March, according to the regular period report submitted today. Arrests were made on the following charges: assault and battery, drunk driving, forgery, fugitives, violation of game laws, insanity, and petit larceny.

Spring vacation

Students in the public schools will receive one week for spring vacation this year, classes being dismissed tomorrow to be resumed on April 18.

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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