Looking Back for May 17

40 YEARS AGO

This 1890s view of the Maple Street area near downtown shows the large Engelman building that used to occupy the area where the current Gliks store is located. The building shown in this picture burned down in the early 1900s and was replaced by the current building at that location.

This 1890s view of the Maple Street area near downtown shows the large Engelman building that used to occupy the area where the current Gliks store is located. The building shown in this picture burned down in the early 1900s and was replaced by the current building at that location.

Manistee girls do well at relays

Manistee High School girls’ track team garnered a second place, two thirds, a fifth and a sixth at the North Country Relays here Saturday afternoon. The Chips didn’t fare too well in team results, the relays being won by the host school with 79 points. Carmen Larkin, the Chippewas’ distance specialist, captured the second place with a 12:30 time in the 2-mile and won a medal. She also took third in the mile run in 6:00 for another. Lynette VanDrie had a third in the discus with a throw of 83 feet and 11 inches and a fifth in the shot put with a toss of 28 feet and 3 inches.

60 YEARS AGO

Five from county earn Central honors

Among the 368 students at Central Michigan College who carried 11 or more semester hours of credit during the fall semester and earned a B or better average were listed as: Carol Widgren, Jack Harrigan, William Swart, Roxanne Anderson and Nancy Goodreau.

80 YEARS AGO

Aid festival through air mail

An appeal to Manisteeans to assist in publicizing the third annual Manistee National Forest Festival by sending air mail letters was made today by Tom Hauck, president of the Festival association. Postmaster Ed Talbot said that yesterday, first day of Air Mail Week, air mail at the post office here increased 500 percent.

J-Hop on Friday

Plans for the annual high school J-Hop which will be held this Friday evening in the high school gym are rapidly being completed under the supervision of Junior Class sponsors Ruth Clarkson and Claude Love. The gym will be transformed into a Dutch scene by 30 Junior students who have been working for a number of weeks under the direction of Miss Clarkson. The walls will be covered with hand drawings of Dutch boys and girls and scenery and the Holland motif will prevail throughout. Arnie Johnson’s orchestra has been secured to play for dancing during the evening.

Compiled by Mark Fedder at the Manistee County Historical Museum

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