Looking Back for Nov. 10

20 YEARS AGO

The Fifth Avenue Beach playground and area surrounding it looked much different in this 1940s photograph.

The Fifth Avenue Beach playground and area surrounding it looked much different in this 1940s photograph.

The lady is still a champ

The Manistee Boxing Club traveled to Howard City to compete in the sixth annual Tri-County Boxing Classic last Saturday. The only boxer who received a match was 16 year-old Kristal Larsen from Brethren. Larson battled 30-year old Bonnie Silvernails of the MGGA Sand Lake Boxing Club. Larsen in the 1998 Golden Gloves Michigan State Champion.

40 YEARS AGO

Community service award

A “Blizzard of ‘78” community service award was presented yesterday to the Manistee State Police Post and radio station WMTE/WRRK by the Automobile Club of Michigan for its lifesaving contribution to motorists during last January’s storm which paralyzed state travel.

“Laura Mars” at Vogue

Now playing at the Vogue Theatre is Faye Dunaway and Tommy Lee Jones in “The Eye of Laura Mars” directed by Irvin Kershner. Showtimes are 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. A special children’s “Tubby the Tuba” show will also be showing at Saturday and Sunday at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.

60 YEARS AGO

Bear Creek V.F.W. guests

Bear Creek Post 6333 V.F.W. will be host on the evening of Nov. 12 at 7:30 p.m. to a service school for the Kaleva, Manistee, and Arcadia posts. This meeting is open to the public. Forrest W. Staff, of the Veterans Administration regional office at Detroit has been assigned to this school.

80 YEARS AGO

Camera Club to clean up signs

Storms of any proportion are bound to leave wreckage in their wake. Even political signs such as that experienced last Tuesday leave a trail of debris and the Camera Club here has decided to undertake a cleanup campaign. Saturday morning C.H. Russell and other Camera Club members will set forth from the city determined to remove every campaign placed placard which is an eyesore in the rural areas.

Change gym classes

The women’s gymnasium classes to be sponsored weekly by the Manistee Recreation Council will be held at the Washington Schoolhouse every Wednesday evening instead of Mondays, as was previously announced. Mrs. Wilfred Lewis, who is in charge of the classes, will be assisted by Leona Jacobs and Lorraine Johnson of the WPA Recreation Division.

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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