History Archive

Looking Back for Nov. 1

Looking Back for Nov. 1

20 YEARS AGO Binsfield in town Lieutenant Governor Connie Binsfield will be in Manistee on Thursday at the Manistee County Republican Party headquarters, located in Manistee on River Street, next to the old J.C. Penney’s store. 40 YEARS AGO Hamilton receives award Manistee County Extension Economist Luella Hamilton today received the Michigan Association of Extension […]

100 Years Ago

100 Years Ago

The following news items are reprinted from the Manistee Daily News for the week ending October 31, 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: “In a collision between Joe Rumbell’s automobile and a wagon driven […]

Looking Back of Oct. 31

Looking Back of Oct. 31

20 YEARS AGO Vandals strike The “devils” were busy in Oak Hill last night, slashing tires, spray painting and damaging homes in the area. Michigan State Police said a total of 15 residents in that area reported incidents of vandalism in Oak Hill between 3 a.m. and 5 a.m. Sunday. Home were damaged, car tires were slashed, vehicle […]

The new Elks Lodge

The new Elks Lodge

After a year of construction the new Elks’ Lodge was completed and ready for the owners on June 26, 1906. The local lodge had been organized in Manistee in 1893 but for the first few years the group rented lodge rooms on the second floor of the Winkler Block at 310-314 River Street. A proposition […]

Looking Back for Oct. 30

Looking Back for Oct. 30

40 YEARS AGO New attendance set at Sunday School The old saying “Come early to get a good seat” was proven to be true last Sunday at the First Baptist Church of Bear Lake as the Sunday School set a new attendance record of 177. 60 YEARS AGO Offices closed State, county, city offices and […]

Looking Back for Oct. 29

Looking Back for Oct. 29

40 YEARS AGO Branch hours changed There will be a change in the hours of the Kaleva Branch of the Manistee County Library,according to Merrie Brennan, Assistant County Librarian. The change will be effective next Monday, Nov. 4. New hours will be Mondays and Thursdays from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. 60 YEARS AGO MHS Parent’s […]

Looking Back for Oct. 28

Looking Back for Oct. 28

20 YEARS AGO New computers The Manistee Public School District recently installed 39 new, state-of-the-art, IBM compatible computers in the high school’s two computer labs. The district also set up two computers at each of its four elementary schools which are linked with special fiber-optic cables to computers at the central administration office at the […]

Looking Back for Oct. 27

Looking Back for Oct. 27

20 YEARS AGO New computers The Manistee Public School District recently installed 39 new, state-of-the-art, IBM compatible computers in the high school’s two computer labs. The district also set up two computers at each of its four elementary schools which are linked with special fiber-optic cables to computers at the central administration office at the […]

Looking Back for Oct. 24

Looking Back for Oct. 24

20 YEARS AGO Tower repairs begin The Manistee National Forest is home to the last big fire lookout tower in the lower peninsula, and the Forest Service has started repairing it and hopes in the next few years to get enough funding to open it to the public. Phase one of the Udell Hills Tower […]

Dovel and Dovel

Dovel and Dovel

In every community around the world there are last names that, over time, become synonymous with a certain profession. For over 80 years father and son Andrew and Charles Dovel practiced law in Manistee and with them a long standing record of service to the public. Andrew Jackson (A.J.) Dovel was born in Pickerington, Ohio […]