Looking Back for May 12

20 YEARS AGO

The Guardian Angels Church and School are shown in this early 1900 photograph.

The Guardian Angels Church and School are shown in this early 1900 photograph.

DDA asks businesses to stay open late

Tourist dollars and businesses which stay open late in summer are a sought-after combination; and the recruitment committee of the Downtown Development Committee is seeking the latter. The committee reported to the DDA recently that they have prepared guidelines for extended hours brochure, which will be placed in key businesses around town to inform the public – and will also contain a brief description of the merchandise each participating store sells.

40 YEARS AGO

Noon bus will carry lunches

Beginning next fall, there will be no more noontime busing of students from three of Manistee’s elementary schools to other schools for lunches. The school district will bring the food to the students at Washington, Jefferson and Lincoln schools, eliminating bus runs to Kennedy and Madison schools both of which have kitchen facilities.

Walk-A-Thon

The Veterans of Foreign Wars Drill Team of Walsh Post No. 4499 of Manistee will be leading off the walkers in a May 13 Walk for Health sponsored by the Walsh Post Auxiliary at 9 a.m. The walk will start at the Lions Club Picnic Area at First Street Beach and will go to Grant Township and back to First Street Beach where the finish line will be.

60 YEARS AGO

Makes plan for religious effort among migrants

The Manistee County Migrant Committee met at the First Congregational Church parlors in Manistee last Monday evening. Thrift sales for migrants this year are to be held at the Salvation Army on River Street in Manistee under the direction of workers to be organization by the United Church Women of Manistee. Central collection is to be in the rear hall of the First Congregational Church. Clothing and household utensils and dishes are sold at a nominal sum and the money used for the work of the committee.

80 YEARS AGO

Fire call

Firemen answered a call at 4:40 p.m. yesterday afternoon to extinguish a fire at 300 Third Street. The fire was started by a spark from the chimney. Damage was slight.

Achievement Day is held

More than 150 women attended the annual achievement day program for home furnishing work for women at Dickson High School in Brethren Tuesday at which certificates of achievement were presented by Wayne Crampton, county agricultural agent. The main address of the day was given by Rev. W.R. Catton whose topic was “Recent Legislation and How it Affects Us.”

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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