Looking Back for March 15

20 YEARS AGO

The faculty at the local high school is shown in this photograph that is dated from 1910.

District champs

For the first time in more than 15 years, the Manistee boys basketball team won a district championship. The Chippewas defeated archrival Ludington, 54-39 on Saturday. The Chips advance to the Gaylord regional to face Cheboygan at 8 p.m. Friday. Josh Bauman led all scorers with 14 points and Eric Erdman added nine points. The varsity boys basketball team is coached by Doug Schlaff.

40 YEARS AGO

“American and Me”

Three Manistee Junior High School students were honored in an assembly this morning as winners in the local “American and Me” essay contest. Social studies teacher, Robert Anderson accepted a plaque for the school from Farm Bureau representative Jesse Sturdevant. Award winners are Lisa Kaczmarek (first place), Heather Hogan (second place) and Luke Bishop (third place).

Water well to begin operation soon

Bear Lake’s water system is almost complete and the new water well, one of the last steps, will probably begin operation by the end of the month, the village council learned last night. A representative of Gove Engineering of Kalamazoo, which is in charge of the water system improvements, told the council that samples from the well have been taken and are being sent to various state agencies for testing and certification.

80 YEARS AGO

Schools will ask funds for snow removal

At its annual meeting last night in Brethren, the Manistee County Association of Consolidated School Boards passed a resolution providing for the request of an additional $100 for every mile of county school bus routes in Manistee County. The request will be discussed at the Michigan Educational Association meeting to be held Lansing tomorrow morning at which time it will be made to apply throughout the state’s snowbound areas. Following this it will be presented to the state legislature.

Rotary speaker

Dr. Ethan Colton will talk on “Behind the European Headlines” tomorrow night at 8 o’clock in the high school auditorium in the second lecture of a series of four comprising the Institute of International Understanding sponsored by local Rotarians. A 15 minute musical interlude will be furnished by the Rotary Orchestra beginning at 7:45.

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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