Looking Back for March 16

20 YEARS AGO

MHS announces the opening of Spirit Store

This 1920s photograph is taken looking east up the Manistee River Channel.

Michelle Pieper, Manistee High School special education teacher, announces the opening of the MHS Spirit Store, located in the room across from the athletic office on the first level between MHS and the Manistee Middle School and adjacent to her classroom on the first floor of MMS. The store will have merchandise with the Big M logo on T-shirts, sweatshirts, shorts, baseball-type adjustable hats, pens and pencils.

40 YEARS AGO

Chamber dinner

Manistee County Chamber of Commerce will have its annual dinner meeting on April 21 at the Knights of Columbus Hall. Superintendent of Manistee Schools, Thomas Culbert will be toastmaster for the evening. There will be remarks from Chamber President, Steve Cole. Dale E. Miller, President of Greater Grand Rapids Junior Achievement Board of Directors will speak on Junior Achievement.

“They Went That-A-Way”

Now playing at the Vogue Theatre is “They Went That-A-Way” a comedy starring Tim Conway. Showtimes are 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. with Saturday and Sunday matinees this week at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.

60 YEARS AGO

Ratings received at band festival

Thirty bands participated in the District 1 band festival in Ludington last Saturday. Included were 10 class D bands. Onekama improved their rating from last year, receiving a II rating in concert and a II rating in sight reading. Bear Lake received a II sight reading but only a III in concert which averaged out a good III.

80 YEARS AGO

Guardsmen to hold reunion

Plans were assembled today for a reunion of all members of the former 107th Medical Regiment of the 119th Sanitary Corps of the Michigan National Guard, class of 1922 at Camp Grayling. The regiment was formed by Dr. Harlan MacMullen, who was captain of the unit.

No league games

No city basketball league games will be played at the high school gym tonight. In a feature game Monday night that may decide the second round title, the Southerton Florals play the Clover Farmers at 8 o’clock. At 7 o’clock the eighth grade will play the Lincoln Seventh grade team for the city title.

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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