Looking Back for June 12

20 YEARS AGO8.18 museum exhibit 2

Company backs out of Renaissance Zone

Metal Line Inc. has changed its mind about moving into Renaissance Zone, and will instead put in $1.7 million worth of new construction at its present on Pine Creek Road. The company is asking the Manistee Township Board for a tax abatement on that new construction, which will include a 10,000 square foot building addition and a 30 by 90 square foot office space.

40 YEARS AGO

Van Liere off to prelims

Miss Manistee, Janie Van Liere, left today for the Miss Michigan Pageant in Muskegon. She left her Manistee home this morning for the pageant preliminaries scheduled for June 15 and 16. The finals will be June 17 at the L.C. Walker arena.

Fishermen found safe

Two men, who started on a fishing trip in Lake Michigan near Portage Lake, were found by U.S. Coast Guard two miles from Frankfort after a two-hour search Saturday night. A spokesman for the Manistee Coast Guard Station said Thorton R. Horatio and a second unidentified man had taken a 24-foot inboard motor boat fishing early Saturday morning.

60 YEARS AGO

Drug store enlarged

The new spaciousness provided by the 20×30 ft. recent addition to the floor space of the Richmond Drug Store is proving very pleasing to the public as well as to the store personnel. The enlarged store gives ample room for display cases, and aisle room between them, and facilities shopping for needed articles. The improved service will be greatly appreciated by the public.

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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