Looking Back for Sept. 17

20 YEARS AGO

Football equipment at Manistee High School in 1908 than it does to looked much different than it does today in this photograph.

Football equipment at Manistee High School in 1908 than it does to looked much different than it does today in this photograph.

Bachman on target

When City Police Chief David Bachman takes aim, generally he hits the target. Bachman proved that last week after taking top score in the D class of the Michigan Police Shoot in Jackson. For his remarkable marksmanship, he won a .40 caliber Smith & Wesson semi-automatic handgun.

60 YEARS AGO

To evaluate new chemicals

Friday afternoon at 2 o’clock there will be a spray demonstration tour at Ed Lingg’s farm near Bear Lake. Alfred Dowdy of the entomology department of MSU will guide the tour, purpose of which will be to look over the outcome of various newer chemicals now used in the orchard.

80 YEARS AGO

Will rebuild road between M-22 and US-31

Chairman Joseph Switalski of the county road commission reports that in a recent interview with Charles E. Hayes, engineer in charge of the federal aid secondary road program, he was informed that a contract would be let in October for rebuilding the Onekama-Maue corners road which is the first of the federal and county farm to market roads agreed upon for this county. Building is under state supervision, the state highway department letting the job on contract. The county and federal governments match dollars on the project, each contributing $9,506.

Onekama will repeat vote

Onekama Consolidated School will vote again on increasing the tax limit by three and one-half for a period of five years to provide funds for paying the bond issue for an addition to the school building. Word was received Saturday from the Chicago headquarters of the Public Works Administration that the grant of $8,100 for this four-room addition had been approved, so the proposition is ready for full speed ahead as soon as the district votes its share of the money.

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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