Looking Back for April 17

40 YEARS AGO

Dial-A-Ride adds Saturday Service

The Woolworth’s Store was many of the popular shopping locations in Manistee for many years and is shown in this 1960s photograph.

New Dial-A-Ride, which has added new services over the years of its operation as a unit in Manistee County, offers another innovation which will certainly make it much more useful countywide. Buses run to cut county areas on Saturdays. Mrs. Donna Hargreaves, manager, hopes that it will be freely used.

60 YEARS AGO

Snow, ice removal took too much money/time

Martin Platt, superintendent of the Manistee County Road Commission, gives some interesting data on snow removal, ice control and new construction with comparative figures for the preceding year. Snow removal and ice control on primary and local roads was $85,353.73 this year; $42,656.21 in 1957-58 for a difference of $42,697.52 or over twice last year’s.

80 YEARS AGO

Kite contest set back

Word from the local Recreation Center today on the kite contest to have been held last Saturday indicates that the contest is now slated for April 22 to begin at 9 a.m. Reason for last Saturday’s postponement was given as lack of wind.

WWF meeting

The World’s Worst Fishermen will hold their annual spring meeting and election of officers tonight at Art Loken’s camp on Pine Creek starting with a dinner at 7:30 p.m.

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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