Looking Back for April 12

40 YEARS AGO

The original Briny Inn building in Manistee takes on a very ice appearance after it was was destroyed by fire in Feb.1917.

The original Briny Inn building in Manistee takes on a very ice appearance after it was was destroyed by fire in Feb.1917.

Commissioners may hire civilian process-servers

The Manistee County Board of Commissioners are taking steps toward having a civilian deliver civil and process papers — removing duties from Manistee County Sheriff’s Department. County Commissioner Wendell S. Brooks moved the county advertise for someone interested in delivering process papers in Manistee County.

 

60 YEARS AGO

Date nears for county’s band festival

The Manistee County Annual Band Festival will take a place at the armory, Manistee, Friday evening, April 18 at 8 p.m. It is sponsored by the Manistee County Superintendents’ Association. Maynard Hoeh is program chairman, Maurice Goodreadu and V. Alton Warner are in charge of ticket sales and James R. Barr of advertising.

80 YEARS AGO

Man slightly hurt as car hits train

Howard Deal of Onekama escaped serious injury this morning when he car struck the M. & N.E. train at the Chief Lake crossing. Although he was unconscious when pulled from the wreckage of his demolished automobile he recovered shortly after and preliminary examination at Mercy Hospital indicated that he suffered no fractures or internal injuries.

Fire call

Firemen answered a call at 10:30 p.m. last night to extinguish a fire in a rubbish pile at the Manistee Salt plant. No damage was done.

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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