Looking Back for Aug. 8

40 YEARS AGO

One of the Morton Salt wells that was located in Manistee is shown in this photograph from the 1930s.

One of the Morton Salt wells that was located in Manistee is shown in this photograph from the 1930s.

New clerk and treasurer for Copemish

Due to recent resignations, because of other employment, the officers of clerk and treasurer of the Village of Copemish have changed. Mrs. Emmet Moore is now clerk, replacing Mrs. Natalie Baatz and Mrs. Joanne Spoor is treasurer, filling in Patti Scarbrough’s office.

60 YEARS AGO

Brooks is new teacher

The teaching staff at Onekama School for the school year 1958-59 is now complete. New to the faculty, replacing Mrs. Alkire in the English department, is Wendell Brooks, of Hamilton, Montana. Mr. Brooks, his wife and his four children should be arriving soon to make their home temporarily in the Brooks cottage near the channel while looking for a more permanent place to live.

80 YEARS AGO

Dedicate road building

The Manistee County Road Commission has announced plans for the dedication of the new garage building at Kaleva on August 14. The program will start at 1 p.m. and refreshments and entertainment, including music and speakers, will be arranged.

Water temps

Water at the city’s beaches registered 71 degrees and air 83 degrees when temperatures were taken this morning.

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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