Looking Back for March 25

20 YEARS AGO

Lumberjacks roll logs off a railroad car at the sawmill so they can be processed into lumber.

Manistee freshman wins five science medals

Manistee High School freshman Dan Wresching won five medals in the regional Science Olympiad this past weekend, and he did it single-handedly. Because of conflicting school activities, a number of the students who were on the team with Wresching opted to leave the team. But Wresching stayed on, and ended up defeating teams of up to 15 people by himself, walking away with one first-place medal, three second-place medals, and one-third place medal.

60 YEARS AGO

Applications in for fluoride program

The sixth dental fluoride program for Manistee city and county will be conducted this summer. This program is sponsored by the Manistee Lay Health Association in cooperation with the local schools, the Manistee Dental Society, the Manistee-Mason Health Department and the Michigan Department of Health. Applications for the application of fluoride are being distributed to children in the kindergarten, second, fifth and eighth grades this week.

80 YEARS AGO

Kite flying dangers cited

Kite flying in the vicinity of electric lines may result in serious injury or death, E.G. McLauchlan, safety supervisor of Manistee Division of Consumers Company warned today. McLauchlan urged parents and school teachers to impress children with the dangers of flying kites in areas traversed by electric lines. Open fields, he said, are much safer as well as much more satisfactory otherwise.

French Canadian lumberjacks to be at festival

First results in an intensive effort to secure new attractive headline features for the fourth annual Manistee National Forest Festival to be held here July 2-4 were announced today by George O. Nye. Nye revealed that he has signed a contract that will bring here the Lamp Post Troubadours of Sault Ste. Marie, Canada, a band of 22 French Canadian lumberjacks who call themselves “the wandering minstrels of Algoma district”.

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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