Looking Back for May 25

20 YEARS AGO

Activities to commemorate veterans

The ceremony and parade for this year’s city Memorial Day events are taking place in the City of Manistee area coordinated by the United Veterans Council of Manistee County. The parade begins at 10 a.m. on Washington Street. It will head south on Washington Street to Memorial Drive and then travel east to the veterans’ memorial for remembrances. Memorial Day activities in the city actually commence at 8:30 a.m. with a mass at Saint Joseph Catholic Church. At 9 a.m., there will be a brief ceremony on Merkey Road between the Mount Carmel Cemetery and the Trinity Lutheran Cemetery. The parade will follow on River Street at 10 a.m.

40 YEARS AGO

Tree-planting as a symbol

A tree planting ceremony, presided over by Monsignor Guzikowski of Guardian Angels Parish, culminated yesterday’s retreat day at the parish for 63 high school parishioners who will be confirmed this Sunday. The planting symbolizes growth in Christian living.

Boyer Cup set

The annual Boyer Cup Sailing Races have been scheduled for July 28 and 29. The annual event, which attracts sailboats of the area, will again be held in two sections. At noon on July 28, the participants will sail around a three-point course laid out by the Coast Guard Auxiliary. At 11 a.m. the following day, the race will go from the Manistee harbor to the Portage Lake outlet into Lake Michigan, around a buoy and back to the starting line in Manistee.

80 YEARS AGO

Poppy Day tomorrow

H.W. Bates, Legionnaire in charge of local poppy sales, said today that proceeds from the sale in Manistee will go directly for Legion child welfare work here. The welfare work is in charge of the American Legion and its auxiliary. Poppy Week, being celebrated nationally until Memorial Day is past, opened locally today with the distribution of the artificial flowers to local merchants and industrial concerns.

Council makes summer plans

A tentative plan for this summer to maintain the 11 playgrounds and two beaches operated last year by local WPA recreation leaders was formulated last night at 7:15 at a meeting in the Board of Commerce offices of the Manistee recreation council. The operation of the plan hinges upon the passing by city commissioners of the request for funds made last December.

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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