Looking Back for June 13

40 YEARS AGO

This 1880 photograph shows the view looking East on First Street in Manistee.

This 1880 photograph shows the view looking East on First Street in Manistee.

Wrestling may be dropped

Dropping varsity wrestling and adding a girls’ volleyball program are among the changes suggested by a committee formed to look into the sports program at Manistee High and Junior High schools. The board took no action on the committee report, preferring instead to look over the issues for a couple of weeks.

Planting flowers

Four members of the Spirit of the Woods Garden Club helped spruce up the flower beds in front of the Chamber of Commerce yesterday. Those helping out were: Mrs. J.H. Davis, Mrs. Fred Wobbrock, Garden Club President  Mrs. Stephen Roskoski and Mrs. Steven Stypa.

60 YEARS AGO

Red Cross lagging

The executive board of the Manistee County Chapter of the American Red Cross has expressed grave concern over the 1958 fund drive results to date. Only $6,535.88 of the $9,600 needed has been contributed so far. Chairman Floyd Clement urges everyone who has not contributed to do so now so that the services of the Red Cross can continue here and everywhere.

80 YEARS AGO

Kanouse passes

Harry W. Kanouse’s many Manistee friends were shocked Sunday to hear of his sudden death at 1:30 p.m. at his Dunewood home on Lake Michigan. Failing in health since last March, Mr. Kanouse suffered with heart disease and was taken with a stroke on Thursday. Born in 1871, Mr. Kanouse moved to Manistee from Muskegon with his family when he was three. His parents operated the old Dunham House at the present Chippewa Hotel.

Davis to leave

Captain and Mrs. William C. Davis, who have been in charge of the local work of the Salvation Army during the past three and one half years, are being transferred to Alma, Michigan, it was announced today. Farewell services will be held next Sunday evening at 419 River St.

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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