Looking Back Aug. 6

20 YEARS AGO

This welcome home ceremony from the early 1900s shows the corner of the Maple and River streets. The Ramsdell building on the right looks the same, but the Engelman building across the street had three stories and was eventually replaced with the one that is home to Gliks now.

This welcome home ceremony from the early 1900s shows the corner of the Maple and River streets. The Ramsdell building on the right looks the same, but the Engelman building across the street had three stories and was eventually replaced with the one that is home to Gliks now.

County’s voters say ‘yes’ to the status quo

Manistee County Public Library patrons could see cuts in some services before the end of August, according to Linda Johnson, due to the defeat of a 0.5-mill increase of Tuesday’s election, and despite the approval of continued funding at 0.73 mils. Manistee County voters decided four millage issues in the election, approving both requests for renewals – for the library and for renewal of the 0.3-mill levy to fund operations of the Manistee County Council on Aging. But voters said “no” to the library’s requested increase as well as to a 1-mill increase sought by the county as part of a “fixed millage” tax allocation approach to funding county operations.

60 YEARS AGO

Store robbed

The stand on US-31 owned by Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Hummon was broken into some time during the night Friday and about 20 gallons of cherry drink and cider were taken. Entrance was gained by crawling underneath the enclosure.

80 YEARS AGO

Beach project underway

For the past several weeks the Northside Improvement Association, by means of a WPA project, has been making improvements at Fifth Ave. Beach playground. Work underway includes landscaping, developing NIA park rest, the construction of beautification fence wall and general repair. 50 loads of clay and black dirt have been hauled in to fill the corner east of the shelter house where gardens will be laid out to beautify the shelter house area.

Cyclist here

Adam Valleau, 19 year old cyclist, who has traveled more than 15,000 miles by way of bicycle, using three different wheels in covering that distance, was a guest in Manistee yesterday en route to Saugatuck and Gun Lake from the northern part of the state.

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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