Looking Back for Aug. 3

20 YEARS AGO

A crane unloads a load of logs off a truck in this late 1940s picture of the Box Board Company in Manistee which was located where Packaging Corporation of America is today.

A crane unloads a load of logs off a truck in this late 1940s picture of the Box Board Company in Manistee which was located where Packaging Corporation of America is today.

Reconstruction to close M-22

The Michigan Asphalt Paving Association (MAPA) is advising motorists to expect intermittent lane closures and slight driver delays on M-22, from Prospect Street to Lake Street in Manistee County. Work crews will close one lane of the two lane highway as road construction work begins on the $1.4 million M-22 project.

40 YEARS AGO

Sailing Association races

The Bear Lake Sailing Association announces the running of two races August 5. The first race will be the makeup race for the final race of the July series. The second race will be the first of three races which make-up race for the final race of the July series. The second race will be the first of three races which make up the Blue Slipper Cup Series.

80 YEARS AGO

Kline wins scholarship

Marjorie Kline, Michigan State College Junior Home economics student from Onekama, was today awarded an alumni undergraduate scholarship, the equivalent to $90 in fees, for the third successive year. Miss Kline, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Kline, was eligible for renewal of the scholarship with an academic average of approximately “B” for her sophomore year.

Break in heat tomorrow

Withered foliage in gardens, seared grass, and drooping farm crops provided mute evidence that Manistee yesterday and today experienced its hottest weather of the summer, but relief was promised by tomorrow. The mercury climbed up to the 90 mark yesterday afternoon and hit the same point shortly after noon today, then continued its rise. A cool breeze today provided some relief. Thunderstorms tonight are expected to break the heat wave.

Classes resumed

Swimming classes at Fifth Ave. Beach, which have been conducted at First St. Beach for the past week, were resumed yesterday following the return of William Guimond, instructor, who had been out of the city. Classes are conducted for beginners, swimmers and junior and senior life saving.

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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