Looking Back for Nov. 20

20 YEARS AGO

This is what the lookout on M-22 over Lake Michigan just outside of Arcadia looked like in the 1940s.

This is what the lookout on M-22 over Lake Michigan just outside of Arcadia looked like in the 1940s.

Upgrades

Manistee Catholic Central recently upgraded the lighting system at its gymnasium. The old, incandescent bulbs, originally installed in the 1960s, were replaced with newer, more efficient fluorescent bulbs that light up the gym better. No longer a dungeon, the newly lit MCC gym is probably the best place to play in the county with its size, location and better lighting.

40 YEARS AGO

Meyers member of marching band

The University of Michigan Marching Band 250 strong, will have appeared at seven football games before the 1978 football season comes to an end. Under the direction of George Cavender, the band performed at the Michigan/Notre Dame game on September 23, performed at all seven home games on the Michigan schedule and will perform before a national television audience in Columbus, Ohio on November 25. A member of that band was Manistee Catholic Central graduate Dan Meyers.

60 YEARS AGO

Rengo holds national position

The election of Robert Rengo of Kaleva as a chairman of the Supply Committee of the National Oil Jobbers Council is announced by its Washington office. The NOJC is a council of 31 state independent oil jobber associations representing 38 states at the present time. It meets twice yearly alternating cities in the country. Rengo is a partner in the firm of Rengo Brothers, wholesalers of Phillips 66 and Firestone tires in seven counties in Michigan.

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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