Looking Back for Feb. 19


The interior of the Ramsdell Bank that was located in the Ramsdell Building on the corner of Maple and River streets is shown in this photograph from the early 1900s.

Special assessment hearing slated for March 2

A special assessment that will pay for 5 percent of the Downtown Development Authority’s proposed $2.8 million streetscape plan will be discussed at a public hearing before the Manistee City Council on March 2 at 7:30 p.m. in the council’s chambers. The public hearing notice was posted by the city Thursday. Members of the public are encouraged to attend the hearing designed to inform the public and gather public input on the creation of a special assessment district to finance a portion of what has been named the Streetscape 2000 Project.



Manistee County Sheriff’s deputies investigated a breaking and entering at Brethren School, which apparently occurred Friday night. Doyle Eckhardt, Brethren School principal, reported the break-in to deputies and State Police. Taken was “about $1,000 worth of miscellaneous property” belonging to the school, according to reports. A safe containing cash was also taken from the school. The case is still under investigation.

“Force 10”

Now playing at the Vogue Theatre is “Force 10 from Navarone” starring Robert Shaw and Harrison Ford. Showtimes are 7 p.m. and 9 p.m.


Painting presented to Kaleva church

Mr. and Mrs. Berthold Roseler of Chicago presented the Bethany Lutheran Church with a very fine painting. The scene shows a Finnish peasant woman reading her Bible by candlelight. The window pane in the scene develops into a cross effect with the moonlight shining through the Bible as the heavenly light. The Roseler family are summer residents living on her home place. She is the former Tynne Alanko.

Compiled by Mark Fedder at the Manistee County Historical Museum



Posted by Mark Fedder

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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