History Archive

Looking Back Aug. 27

Looking Back Aug. 27

40 YEARS AGO KND set to open The first day of school will be September 3 this year. Busses will start routes at noon with school beginning at 1 p.m. This year teacher, Carol Keller replaces Mrs. Judy Atwood who is on leave of absence at Wellston Elementary. 60 YEARS AGO Rainbow trout It was […]

Looking Back for Aug. 26

Looking Back for Aug. 26

20 YEARS AGO Beaches close today It was announced on Friday morning that changed would be taking place immediately regarding the manning of the lifeguard stations at Fifth Avenue and First Street Beach swimming area. Fifth Avenue Beach will not be manned anymore this summer with the last day for lifeguards at First Street Beach […]

Looking Back for Aug. 25

Looking Back for Aug. 25

20 YEARS AGO New preschools open This year, two new preschool programs have been opened to better serve the needs of the community both in the Manistee and out-county areas. The new preschools are located in Manistee and Kaleva, funded by state and federal monies. They are designed simply to supplement the current preschool programs […]

Looking Back for Aug. 23

Looking Back for Aug. 23

20 YEARS AGO Hoekstra to visit Manistee Congressman Pete Hoekstra will be in Manistee today to meet with local citizens on the recent closing of the Agricultural Stabilization Conservation Service office. He will also be attending a meeting at the Brown Township Hall where he will answer questions on the subject. 40 YEARS AGO Saddle […]

Looking Back

Looking Back

August 22 20 YEARS AGO New fence for Old Stronach A new fence is being placed in the Old Stronach Cemetery after the Stronach Township Board agreed to invest $5,177 in the project. The cemetery is the oldest in the area and has historical significance since some of the early settlers are buried there. 40 YEARS AGO […]

100 Years Ago

100 Years Ago

The following news items are reprinted from the Manistee Daily News for the week ending August 22, 1914 and are compiled by Teena Kracht from the newspaper archives of the Manistee County Historical Museum: [Banner] “Fierce Fighting In Vosges; French Claim Victory—Germans Deny Reported Losses. [Headlines:] FRENCHMEN CLAIM VOSTORY IN VOSGES. GERMANY VIOLATING SWISS NEUTRALITY. […]

Looking Back Aug. 21

Looking Back Aug. 21

August 21 40 YEARS AGO Petition plans denied Bear Lake Village Council members and many Bear Lake residents attended a session of Circuit Court in Manistee Friday afternoon seeking an injunction against The Cub Theatre of Bear Lake operating to show X-Rated movies. They had a petition signed by 250 local people. Appearing for the […]

Looking Back

Looking Back

August 19 20 YEARS AGO Bear Lake host town yard sale If you like yard sales, you’ll love what’s going on in Bear Lake on Saturday. Bargain hunters will have some 70 different yard sales to choose from when the tenth annual Bear Lake Community Yard Sale kicks off at 9 a.m. Saturday. Among the […]

Looking Back

Looking Back

August 18 20 YEARS AGO Family Value Day at Fair The Manistee County Fair’s Family Value Day is like a restaurant’s buffet. You pay only one price and you get all you can handle. The Manistee County Fair opens on Aug. 31 with Family Value Day. Seven dollars will get fair-goers in the gate and […]