History Archive

Look Back for Oct. 21

Look Back for Oct. 21

20 YEARS AGO Commercial affects business Manistee’s River Street was shut down on October 13 for the filming of a commercial advertising a medical insurance company. While some River Street businesses had outstanding sales during the day, others saw very few customers. Some business owners were upset that filming caused less traffic in their stores. […]

Looking Back for Oct. 20

Looking Back for Oct. 20

  20 YEARS AGO Mungia honored The Manistee City Council honored Nick Mungia this week for his “outstanding act of extraordinary heroism” when he made an effort to save the life of a Manistee man who drowned in Manistee Lake on September 20. 60 YEARS AGO Halloween window painting The fifth annual Halloween window painting […]

Looking Back for Oct. 18

Looking Back for Oct. 18

20 YEARS AGO WSSC adopts no smoking policy If you’ve got an urge to smoke, the place to do it isn’t at West Shore Community College. Beginning in January, the college will have a policy which prohibits smoking in all college-owned facilities and vehicles. 40 YEARS AGO “Trick or Treat” for UNICEF On Halloween, the […]

Adolph Johnson returns home

Adolph Johnson returns home

Leafing through Manistee newspapers throughout decades it is interesting to note the kinds of things that were mentioned and reported on as up until recently, the newspaper business was one of the only forms of “social media” available to people. With that said, often times the newspaper would mention who was admitted to the hospital […]

100 Years Ago

100 Years Ago

The following news items are reprinted from the Manistee Daily News for the week ending October 17, 1914 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: “Forty-three years ago yesterday Manistee was practically wiped out by a […]

Looking Back for Oct. 17

Looking Back for Oct. 17

20 YEARS AGO Filer proceeds with treatment plant Amid the objections of City of Manistee officials, Filer Township is moving ahead with its plans to build a wastewater treatment plant. City officials are opposed to the plant because they are worried that the effluent from it might pollute the city’s drinking wells. 40 YEARS AGO […]

Looking Back for Oct. 16

Looking Back for Oct. 16

40 YEARS AGO Onekama Guild Thrift The Onekama Memorial Hospital Guild held its monthly meeting October 14th at Farr Center. Hostesses were Mrs. Ernest Schimke and Mrs. Charles Aultman. The meeting was conducted by Mrs. Leonard Erickson, Vice President due to the absence of Mrs. David Joseph. The Secretary Mrs. John Lemmonnier read the minutes […]

Looking Back for October 15

Looking Back for October 15

40 YEARS AGO McLaughlin is Queen Cathy McLaughlin, senior at Manistee Catholic Central, is Homecoming Queen this year. She will be crowned during Homecoming weekend, October 18 and 19. Cathy attended Bear Lake School through the eighth grade is the daughter of Tom and Mary Jane McLaughlin of Route 2 Bear Lake. 60 YEARS AGO […]

Looking Back for Oct. 14

Looking Back for Oct. 14

20 YEARS AGO Ottawa Indians host celebration Federal recognition came to the Little River Band of Ottawa Indians on September 21. On that day, President Clinton signed into law a bill that reaffirmed the federal status of the Little River Band, which is based in Manistee, and two other Michigan tribes. This Sunday, the Little […]

Looking Back for Oct. 13

Looking Back for Oct. 13

20 YEARS AGO Parker wins The Manistee Boxing Club, sponsored by Manistee Welding and Piping, had one fighter participate in action Saturday night at the Local 19 Union Hall. Manistee’s Donavon Parker was matched against Grand Rapids’ Fernando Colin the 145 pound weight class. After a steady fight, Parker was the clear winner in the […]