Looking Back for May 18

20 YEARS AGO

The Filer Fibre Company that occupied the current site of Packaging Corporation of America is shown in this early 1900s photograph.

The Filer Fibre Company that occupied the current site of Packaging Corporation of America is shown in this early 1900s photograph.

Local students to display art

“The difference between sight and vision” is embraced by two – Eric Gerstner, owner of the Briny Building in Downtown Manistee and Manistee Area Public Schools’ second and third grade art students attending Jefferson and Madison Elementary Schools. Taking their cue from VISION, they combine aesthetic elements found within architecture and design to express their affection for the visual arts. The art exhibit will run from May 20 through June 5 from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.

40 YEARS AGO

Tuition hike at WSCC

West Shore Community College will show a budget deficit of more than $50,000 for the current fiscal year, and as a result, students enrolling in the fall will pay a $2 per credit hour increase in tuition. The tuition hike was approved at yesterday’s meeting of the college board.

Saari is guest speaker

The Manistee County League of Women Voters held their annual meeting at the Drydock on May 15, with the program including a talk by Ms. Clara Saari. Ms. Saari spoke on how to be an effective woman, amendment of the by-laws, approval of the local program and adoption of two positions on the use of the National Forest lands.

80 YEARS AGO

Two new police officers

Employment of two new city police officers so that an eight-hour working schedule may be placed in effect by the department was authorized by the city commission last night. Chief Frank Kruse announced today that Leonard Martineau and Arthur Mason have been employed and the new system will be placed in operation at once.

County girl is MSC Queen

Ruth Starke, home economics senior from Arcadia, selected the most outstanding woman on the campus of Michigan State College on the basis of beauty, personality, scholarship and participation in extracurricular activities. She will reign as queen of the All-Ag Open House and Carnival on May 20.

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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