Looking Back for Dec. 13

40 YEARS AGO

This view shows what Coast Guard Station Manistee looked like in the early 1960s.

This view shows what Coast Guard Station Manistee looked like in the early 1960s.

Christmas Ball

The First Annual Student Alumni Christmas Ball will be sponsored by the Bear Lake Band Boosters at the gym on December 15. The event is for students in grades 7 through 12 and a special invitation is extended to former graduates. Music will be by the Wooden Nickels and dancing will be from approximately 9:30 until midnight. Dress will be casual, but no blue jeans. Funds raised through admission will be used to finance trips and other special needs of the Bear Lake High School Band.

60 YEARS AGO

Kaleva State Bank installs new machine

Executives and employees of the Kaleva State Bank are enjoying the benefits of their new proof machine which is a product of the National Cash Register Co. This machine, which cost several thousands of dollars, was installed about a month ago and Mrs. Harry Kaldahl was trained in as the operator. Now, other employees are learning its use also. The machine not only saves many hours of work, but any possible errors made at the window are discovered almost immediately and this averts many difficulties. The machine can more than keep up with the transactions at the window.

80 YEARS AGO

Sewer system work and bond accepted

Start of construction of a new sewer system and a sewage treatment plant here was a step nearer today after the city commission let the contract for the first phase of the work and accepted the high 67on $160,000 worth of bonds which will be used in financing the city’s share of the $280,000 project. The Thornton Construction company of Hancock, Michigan was low bidder on the first sewer work which will consist of an extension of the present line along Arthur Street.

Vincent observes birthday

Celebrating his birthday for the 67th time since coming here in 1871, William Vincent, Manistee’s “grand old man,” today is observing his 95th birthday. Fortunate in having retained his general good health and alertness, Mr. Vincent will honored tonight with a family dinner party at the home of his son, Charles at 432 Cedar St.

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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