Looking Back for May 15

20 YEARS AGO

Road repairs on River Street in this early late 1890s photograph shows that much of the work was done with workers instead of the use of heavy machinery that would be used today.

Road repairs on River Street in this early late 1890s photograph shows that much of the work was done with workers instead of the use of heavy machinery that would be used today.

Hornkohl named “Citizen of the Year”

Retired Director of Public Safety for Manistee, Robert Hornkohl, was recently named Citizen of the Year for the National Forest Festival. Hornkohl has served on the Forest Festival Committee for nine years, serving as committee chairperson for three years. He chaired the fireworks committee for the festival for six years. As Citizen of the Year, Hornkohl will preside over the parade as grand marshall.

40 YEARS AGO

DeRosia named Miss Manistee

An 18-year-old Onekama High School senior won the nod of the judges Saturday evening to defeat six other area high school students and take the title of “Miss Manistee County 1978.” Jenny DeRosia, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Carl DeRosia, Onekama, is the new Miss Manistee County. She will preside over the 1978 National Forest Festival, and will be eligible to compete in the Miss Michigan Pageant in 1979.

60 YEARS AGO

Baccalaureate in Brethren

The Baccalaureate services in Brethren will take place this coming Sunday. Music for the processional and recessional at the 8 p.m. service will be by the Norman-Dickson band. Rev. Carol Cotton will give the opening and closing prayers. The vocal ensemble will sing two numbers and Audrey Vandenbrink will play an accordion solo. The sermon will be given by Rev. Frank A. Jillson on the topic, “The Real Enemy.”

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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