Looking Back for June 9

20 YEARS AGO

This 1880s picture shows the Louis Sands Mill, which was one of the largest sawmills located on the Manistee Lake.

This 1880s picture shows the Louis Sands Mill, which was one of the largest sawmills located on the Manistee Lake.

Bond proposal rejected again

Voters rejected a $30 million bond issue for Manistee Area Public Schools district by a margin of almost two-to-one on Monday. The official vote on the $30,890,000 bond was 893 in favor, and 1,661 against. This is the second time that a MAPS bond vote has failed within the past year. The last time the MAPS held a bond vote was June 10, 1997, when the vote failed 1,278 to 2,175.

40 YEARS AGO

Bee hives stolen

Some thief was brave or knew what he was doing when he took 16 bee hives from the Copemish area. Manistee sheriff’s deputies reported this morning the hives were stolen in late May. The bees were in the hives at the time of the theft.

Double feature

Now playing at the Chippewa Drive-In is one heck of a double feature. The first movie to show (at 9:40 p.m.) throughout this week is Brian De Palma’s “The Fury” starring Kirk Douglas and Amy Irving. It will be followed up by Dario Argento’s “Suspiria” which will start at 11:50 p.m.

60 YEARS AGO

Hulinek awarded scholarship

Edward John Hulinek, 18-year old member of the graduating class of 1958 at Onekama High School, has been approved by the committee on scholarships at Michigan State University for the George W. Stege Memorial Scholarship created by the MSU Alumni Club of Manistee County. His scholarship provides tuition of $255 for the school year at MSU where he plans to enroll in an engineering course.

80 YEARS AGO

Many reserve beach courts

Tennis courts at Fifth Ave Beach may now be reserved by parties for play by payment of a small fee, LaVerne Williams, court supervisor of the WPA Recreation Division, announced today. The plan of reserving the courts was found to work successfully last summer and it was agreed to follow the same practice throughout the summer. The money raised through the payments will go into a general court fund from which the necessary nets and equipment will be purchased when needed.

Prom tickets

Tickets for the Senior Prom, which will be given next Monday night at Orchard Beach Pavilion, following graduation exercises, are on sale at one dollar a couple according to the student co-chairmen, Harry Sponnoble and Carl Exner. Arnie Johnson’s Band will pay for dancing from 9 p.m. until 2 a.m.

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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