Looking Back for Aug. 4

20 YEARS AGO

This photograph of the High Bridge railroad bridge as it is being worked on in the the 1930s.

This photograph of the High Bridge railroad bridge as it is being worked on in the the 1930s.

PEG back on air

Channel 2 will be back on the air Sunday by 6 p.m., according to members of the PEG Commission. The public access channel will probably run two nights a week, Sundays and Wednesdays, according to PEG member John Mencarelli. Four members of the group met in a work session July 29 and discussed assigning individual times for going to the Cable Michigan building and running programs during the month of August.

40 YEARS AGO

Mann is Practical Nursing Grad

Wendy Carla Mann was among the graduates of West Shore Community College Practical Nurses Course. Not only was she granted her diploma, but it was a wonderful surprise for her when she was presented the Barbara Knudsen Award for Academic Excellence Sunday afternoon at the Instructional Media Center. She had earned a straight 4.0 average and Ruth Thornley, R.N. director of Nursing at West Shore Community College, made the presentation.

60 YEARS AGO

New manager

The board of directors of the Manistee County Board of Commerce is pleased to announce the appointment of Dallas C. Zonkers of Jackson as the new secretary manager to replace Max Adams, who has resigned to accept a position in Detroit. No stranger to Manistee, Zonkers comes with excellent qualifications for the position.

80 YEARS AGO

Repair work

The usual summer repair work in the various public schools is now in progress. Floors in all of the buildings have been gone over and painting and cleaning has been done. The lockers at the high school have been reconditioned and windows have been repaired preparatory to opening of school in September.

Sheriff gives report

The Manistee County Sheriff delivered a report that  79 prisoners, 78 of them men, were lodged in the county jail during the month of July.  A total of 18 complaints were received and investigated, eight arrests made, 41 papers served, five investigated for insanity, four sudden deaths and one prisoner removed from another jail.

Compiled by Mark Fedder at the Manistee County Historical Museum

 

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