Looking Back

40 YEARS AGO

One of Manistee’s first fast food restaurants was Burger Chef shown here in the 1970s. They building is the current home to the A &W Restaurant.

Dusty roads irk residents

Dusty roads prompted a number of Pleasanton Township residents to complain about a lack of brine applications at the township board meeting last night. Residents on Nurnberger Road, the north shore of Bear Lake, and board member Joseph DuPilka all complained bitterly about road dust and a lack of brine applications by the county road commission to keep it down.

Annual Mutt Show winners

Owners proudly posed with their dogs for the News Advocate after the Annual Mutt Show held last Saturday at the Manistee Armory and sponsored by Noah’s Ark. The winners are: Todd Erickson and dog Tasha (first place), Kirsten Sorenson and dog Candy (second place), Michelle Mackin and dog Otis, Dawn Urban and dog Pepper (tied for third place).

60 YEARS AGO

Sunset vesper services

The Rev. Leon Shaffer, Frankfort Methodist Church, will be the first of six outstanding speakers at the Sunset Vesper program, which is held at Orchard Beach State Park at 7 this Sunday evening. Sponsored by the County Ministerial Association, the vespers year after year bring fine speakers to the county.

80 YEARS AGO

Group hospital plan explained

Through the cooperation of Mercy Hospital and Sanitarium here benefits of the new group hospitalization plan authorized by the last legislature will soon be made available to local residents. For a payment as low as 60 cents per month, an individual is entitled to 21 days of hospital care each year, meals and dietary services at the hospital, general nusring care, use of operating room as often as necessary, maternity care after the contract has been in effect for 12 months, and laboratory services.

Grass fire

Local firemen spent a quarter hour yesterday afternoon beginning at 2 p.m. putting out a grass fire in Sand’s Lot on East River Street. The call from box 14, was the only call received by the fire department over the three day period of Friday to Sunday.

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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