Looking Back for Nov. 7

40 YEARS AGO

The Copemish School is shown in this late 1920s photograph.

The Copemish School is shown in this late 1920s photograph.

Milliken arrives

A crowd of about 100 enthusiastic supporters met Gov. William G. Milliken at Manistee Blacker Airport yesterday afternoon to wish the Governor well in his bid for re-election today. The short stop in Manistee was part of 720-mile trip across the state by the Governor, who started at 6:30 a.m. in Detroit, and finished up his journey with an appearance at a torchlight parade in his hometown of Traverse City last night.

Engineer to inspect Kaleva water tank

The Kaleva Village Council last night acted to have an engineer inspect the village water tank for recommendations for maintenance and painting. Reacting to rust streaks on the tower, village president Robert Rengo recommended the inspection and suggested hiring Thomas W. Stege for the engineer work. When a rust streak first appeared on the tank the village contacted the tank’s manufacturer. But the company did not contact the village with results of its checking the water tank.

60 YEARS AGO

Copemish Senior play

“Her Kissin’ Cousin” is the name of the play to be presented by the senior class on Nov. 13 at 8 p.m. at the Copemish gym. The following students make up the cast: Donna Egan, Bob Blackmore, Betty Morris, Kay Leckrone, Therese Romsek, Leonard Overmeyer, Terry Hysell, and Robin Milks. The play is directed by Mrs. Gehring.

80 YEARS AGO

Nature study

A number of boys and girls from St. Joseph’s playground enjoyed an instructive nature study hike Saturday afternoon, one of the series conducted by Dan Hornkohl and Arnie Gerlach, WPA recreational leaders. Similar hikes are staged by other playgrounds, under strict supervision. The group hiked to Lone Oak and from there through the woods to Canfield Lake starting at 10 a.m. and returning to Manistee at 5:45 p.m.

Election party

All members of the Elks Lodge are invited to attend an election night party to be held tomorrow night at the temple. Results of local contests will be tabulated during the evening and refreshments will be provided.

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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