Looking Back for Feb. 18

20 YEARS AGO

The Manistee Manufacturing Company and the Maple Street Bridge in Manistee is shown in this view from 1900.

Streetscape plan gets feedback

Members of the Streetscape Committee presented to the Manistee Downtown Merchants Committee Wednesday morning a detailed account of a proposed plan to renovate the city’s downtown River Street area. The streetscape plan intends to provide positive aesthetic improvements with a Victorian theme and grant better access to the River Street district. Co-chairs of the committee, Don Fuller, Dan Bathrick and Cyndy Fuller presented the $2.8 million plan with the aid of other Streetscape members.

60 YEARS AGO

Christmas Tree growers meeting

The Kaleva High School gymnasium will be the site for the annual meeting of the Manistee County Christmas Tree Growers Association on February 19. The meeting will begin at 1:30 p.m. Two men from the Forestry Department of MSU will appear on the program. The first is Donald R. White and the second is Lester Bell. Both speakers are renowned around the state for their knowledge of forestry.

80 YEARS AGO

Car stolen

Dr. John F. Konopa reported early yesterday evening that his car had been stolen from where it was parked near his residence on Poplar Street. City police recovered the car about half an hour later. They found it parked in front of the library on Maple St. It is believed that a group of boys were the thieves.

Pin matches

Three out of town fives will engage three teams representing Manistee in a series of bowling matches to be held at the Manistee Recreation alleys tomorrow at 2 p.m. The Recreation men’s team composed of August, Monahan, Jolly, Alexander, and Burden will take on the Big Rapids Hansen Distributors five and Ross Cafe Division B outfit will go against the Odd Fellows from Morley.

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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