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Looking Back for Jan. 27

Looking Back for Jan. 27

20 YEARS AGO Family Dollar Workers mounted Family Dollar signs on the old Ben Franklin building yesterday. The new store is set to open at the Memorial Drive site in mid ­February. Family Dollar offers a variety of merchandise, from clothes for the entire family to automotive supplies. 40 YEARS AGO Bear Lake Homecoming Homecoming comes but […]

Looking Back for Jan. 26

Looking Back for Jan. 26

20 YEARS AGO New business planned A new store will open in the Manistee Furniture manufacturing building, after Bill and Connie Slade recently purchased the structure in an auction. The new business will sell low-cost, brand name clothing, furniture, sporting goods, and bedroom and bathroom supplies. 60 YEARS AGO Good ice skating The city-maintained Sands […]

Looking Back for Jan. 24

Looking Back for Jan. 24

20 YEARS AGO Chittenden awarded The U.S. Forest Service has presented the Chittenden Educational Center with an Honor Award for Excellence in Capital Resources. Chittenden has been transformed from a tree seedling nursery to a learning facility for the Manistee and Wexford/­Missaukee Intermediate SchoolDistricts. 40 YEARS AGO Stoclenberg named to BL School The Board of Education of […]

Looking Back for Jan. 23

Looking Back for Jan. 23

20 YEARS AGO Baker retires After almost 28 years of teaching metal shop, wood shop and drafting to Manistee Area Public School students, industrial arts instructor Jim Baker has retired. Baker’s last day was Friday. From here on out he plans on fishing and doing whatever he feels like doing. 40 YEARS AGO Security National […]

100 Years Ago for Jan. 23

100 Years Ago for Jan. 23

The following news items are reprinted from the Manistee Daily News for the week ending January 23, 1915 and are compiled by Teena Kracht from the newspaper archives of the Manistee County Historical Museum. Read more of her 100 Years Ago column at www.manisteenews.com: “Basing her claim on an alleged defect in the county road […]

The Engelmann Block

The Engelmann Block

After Manistee’s lumber barons accumulated their wealth through various timber and business interests, many of them eventually turned to constructing residential and commercial buildings throughout the city. Beginning in 1880, construction commenced on the largest structure ever built on River Street. After two years of work, that structure, financed and named after one of Manistee’s […]

Looking Back for Jan. 21

Looking Back for Jan. 21

40 YEARS AGO Wellston School has Family Night Family Night was the theme of the evening at the Wellston Parent Teachers Club meeting Monday with student and parent participation. Many games were played and Dan Eversole and Donald Stroup were co-leaders of the event. 60 YEARS AGO Gamache appointed Donald Gamache of Manistee was appointed […]

Looking Back for Jan. 20

Looking Back for Jan. 20

20 YEARS AGO Tippin to perform at fair Country music’s Aaron Tippin will perform at the Manistee County Fair on Wednesday, July 26. This will be the third year in a row the fair has featured a country artists. Waylon Jennings performed in 1993; Tammy Wynette performed in 1994. 40 YEARS AGO BL Athletic Boosters plan Homecoming […]

Looking Back for Jan. 19

Looking Back for Jan. 19

20 YEARS AGO MAPS enrollment on upswing Enrollment at Manistee High School is on the rise, though school administrators can’t say for certain why there’s an upswing. Three years from now, enrollment at Manistee High School will increase by about 120 students – up from the current 580 students to around 700, said MHS Principal […]

Looking Back for Jan. 17

Looking Back for Jan. 17

  20 YEARS AGO College is now online Students at West Shore Community College pulled onto the information superhighway this month, as the college hooked up to the Internet, a vast international computer network. 40 YEARS AGO Mike Charlich Day To honor the memory of Michael Charlich, Senior Class President, an honor student and captain […]