Looking Back Oct. 31

40 YEARS AGO

This photograph of the early 1900s shows the Manistee High School football team in action.

This photograph of the early 1900s shows the Manistee High School football team in action.

Jaycees Haunted House

Monsters, goblins and spooks of various sizes and shapes are the order of the day this time of year and no exception is the Jaycees Haunted House at 388 Third Street. Over the weekend, hundreds of kids were entertained by the chained-down ogre and other scary creatures.

Break-in

A breaking entering at Friedrich’s Sporting Goods on Cypress Street was reported to City Police yesterday by William Friedrich, owner of the store. Apparently forcible entry was gained into the store via a window. Suspect took $1,500 in cash from the store’s safe, a large amount of checks, and a box of old silver dollars. The cash register had been opened and cleaned of its contents, and nine handguns were discovered missing from the display case.

60 YEARS AGO

Fine cast promises good evening

Tickets are on sale for the annual senior class play to be staged at Onekama High School on November 12th. The cast, under the direction of Wendell Brooks, is busy rehearsing the 3-act play “Aaron Slick from Punkin Crick,” which promises plenty of laughs for theatre-goers. Richard Johnson has been cast in the title role of Aaron Slick, Bob Scheppelman has been cast as the city slicker and Phyllis Briske as Mrs. Rosa Berry.

80 YEARS AGO

Youngsters of city parade

Approximately 400 Manistee youngsters took part Saturday night in the city’s most colorful Halloween parade on River Street under the sponsorship of the Board of Commerce, local merchants and the WPA recreational division Led by the Manistee Iron Works band, the children marched from Division Street to the Hotel Chippewa where more than 400 bags of candy were passed out.

Sewage plant meeting

Mayor John H. Voigts and city commissioners today expressed the hope that hundreds of citizens will gather tonight at the high school for the mass meeting at which the proposed new city sewage treatment plant will be explained in detail. The commissioners desire expressions of opinion to help them in deciding whether to proceed with construction of the plant as a Public Works Administration project.

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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