Looking Back for Nov. 6

20 YEARS AGO

This 1905 photograph taken from the corner of the Third and Maple streets near the current location of the Manistee Courthouse building shows how the streets were not even paved at that time.

This 1905 photograph taken from the corner of the Third and Maple streets near the current location of the Manistee Courthouse building shows how the streets were not even paved at that time.

Harvest Autumn Fling

Manistee Catholic Central’s 11th annual Harvest Autumn Fling, “The Wonders of the Orient,” will begin Saturday at 4:30 p.m. with cocktails and hors d’oeuvres. “Harvest” within the fling title stands for “Helping A Religious Valued Education Shine Through.” The event is the largest fundraiser MCC holds each year and is expected to raise upwards of $100,000 for the school’s general fund by holding live and silent auctions for a variety of items donated from businesses around the community.

40 YEARS AGO

New building for Industrial Park

In a news release received today, Bud Bark, president of the Manistee County Industrial Development Corporation, has announced the immediate start of a new building to be located in the industrial park. The Arvid Johnson Company was awarded the contract to build a 100 ft x 140 ft. building at no cost to taxpayers, to be located just west of the Century Boat Company. The building is being constructed with possibility of expansion, according to Bark. The action was taken due to the numerous inquiries the IDC has received for building space.

Rare owl

Friday afternoon residents of the Manistee Medical Care Facility received a rare treat. A snow owl perched on the curbside of the facility’s turn-around circle. The owl is a native of Northern Canada and north of the Arctic Circle. He, in this case, comes south when there is a lack of food in the northland.

60 YEARS AGO

Area accordion band to play at concert

One of the interesting acts in the accordion band concert tonight at the Bear Lake gym will be a performance by the Quadde family of Mason County. All are muscular dystrophy patients who have proven that their ailment need not stop their ability to make music. They have appeared on the Kenny Roberts TV show and have made many public appearances.

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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