Looking Back for June 18

20 YEARS AGO

Thorsen's Gulf Station that was located for many years at 71 Division St. is shown in this photograph from the 1930s.

Thorsen’s Gulf Station that was located for many years at 71 Division St. is shown in this photograph from the 1930s.

Chippewa softball team honored

Manistee High School softball players were named to the all-district team this year after MHS won their third district title in four years – Susanne Cole, Stacey Dulinski, Jesse Wrzesinski, Pam Kaminski and Anne Plaxton were all honored. Dulinksi and Cole were also voted to the all regional team this year, while Kaminski and Plaxton received second team all conference honors. School awards were also handed out at the annual MHS softball banquet recently, with Dulinski winning the “Outstanding Pitcher” award. Shelly Snyder won the “Most Improved” title, Plaxton took home the “Best Defense” title, Wrzesinski was noted as the “Best Offense” winner and Kaminski unanimously was voted as the “Most Valuable Player”. The Chips finished 27-6 overall and 9-1 in the Seaway Conference.

60 YEARS AGO

Urka gets degree

Mrs. Joy Urka received a BA degree in elementary education on June 8 at 4 p.m. from Michigan State University at East Lansing, Mrs. Urka has a position in kindergarten and first grade at Copemish for the coming year. Those attending her graduation were John Urka, Mr. and Mrs. Harris Grossnickle, Mr and Mrs. Leonard Krause of Kaleva and Mrs. and Mrs. Claude Townsend and sons of Detroit.

80 YEARS AGO

Mail closing hours changed

Effective Monday, mail closing hours at the local post office will be 9:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. On that day the Pere Marquette will put into service its summer train the “Resort Special”. Incoming mail will be received by truck in time for first delivery, advancing its arrival here by six hours.

Cooperates in Forest Festival publicity

Festival association officials today expressed appreciation for the assistance in publicizing the third annual Forest Festival here July 1-4 being given by the local Montgomery Ward & Co. store and its manager Cecil Martell. The concern has printed a supply of new envelopes bearing a forest scene and a reminder of the festival, in addition to its own title, and these envelopes will be used from now until July 5 spreading word of the celebration here.

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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