LOOKING BACK for April 9

This photo from 1987 shows Hardee's restaurant formerly located on Cypress Street in the building currently occupied by A & W.

This photo from 1987 shows Hardee’s restaurant formerly located on Cypress Street in the building currently occupied by A & W.

20 YEARS AGO

Trashy look

Residents who are jumping the gun and putting out their extra trash for the spring pickup are giving the streets a “trashy look” and Mayor Lorraine Conway and the city council are concerned about it. “Trash pickup is slated to start on April 20,” said council member Dave Skory. “This is only the 7th and already there is an awful lot of trash piled up.” The Mayor remarked that short of ticketing the people responsible, there is little officials can do about it, other than ask people not to leave the extra garbage lying about in front of their homes for two weeks.

60 YEARS AGO

New owner takes over Copemish, Mesick phone service

Mrs. Mary Thompson attended a dinner party at the home of Mrs. Cory at Mesick on March 31st in honor of the Nugents. This was their last day as business managers of the Wexford Telephone Co. It also welcomed the new manager, Jas. Hoogesteger, who took over the local telephone business on April 1. This will now be known as the Mesick Telephone Co.

80 YEARS AGO

Manistee basks in the sun

For the fourth successive day Manisteeans counted themselves fortunate in that the April storm which has hit other selections of Michigan and the Middle West severely, has missed this city. Manistee again basked in the sun today, while Southern Michigan towns, usually warmer than the North, cleared up after another wintry blast of ice and snow.

Accident

A freak accident occurred at the Bradford Furniture store on River Street yesterday afternoon at about 5 p.m. when the illuminating sign outside the building partially collapsed, breaking one of the upper windows. The mishap occurred when a guide wire extending from the top of the sign to the top of the building came in contact with an electric wire. The friction finally wore the insulation off the electric wire and when the live wire struck the cable support, it melted it in two causing the sign to collapse. Workers are installing a new window today.The sign has been temporarily removed.

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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