History Archive

Looking Back for Sept. 23

Looking Back for Sept. 23

20 YEARS AGO Torch Run The Michigan Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics paid a visit to Manistee on Thursday afternoon. Law enforcement officials from around Michigan participated in this annual event to raise money for Special Olympics. They are joined on the run by law officials from the respective communities along the route. […]

Looking Sept. 22

Looking Sept. 22

20 YEARS AGO See You at the Pole Several Manistee High School students took part in the national “See You at the Pole” campaign on Wednesday morning. This program had students from across the nation gathering by their flagpoles at 7 a.m. to pray for friends, family, and schools. Those present were: Jenny Mark, Amy […]

Looking Back Sept. 20

Looking Back Sept. 20

20 YEARS AGO Breaking ground The Manistee County Habitat for Humanity broke ground on their first home on Monday afternoon. The home will be built on the corner of 12th and Kosciusko streets. Habitat for Humanity is a worldwide organization which uses donated funds and volunteer labor to build houses. 40 YEARS AGO Rengos honored […]

100 Years Ago

100 Years Ago

The following news items are reprinted from the Manistee Daily News for the week ending September 19, 1914 and are compiled by Teena Kracht from the newspaper archives of the Manistee County Historical Museum: “Being struck on the head by a timber that fell from a pile on which she was playing caused the instant […]

The dedication of Chippewa Field

The dedication of Chippewa Field

Throughout our day to day lives there are often people, objects, and places that evoke from us memories of how things used to be. While the burly-minded might brush these memories off as twinges of nostalgia, they are essential because they provide insight into the past. In 1932, Manistee High School dedicated a new football […]

Looking Back for Sept. 19

Looking Back for Sept. 19

20 YEARS AGO Board considers parking lot The Manistee Parks Commission is thinking about installing a new parking lot at First Street Douglas Park, northwest of the concession stand. The commission has discussed various aspects of the parking lot – such as paving the area and putting in gutters and a curb. The Painted Lady Saloon The […]

Looking Back for Sept. 18

Looking Back for Sept. 18

40 YEARS AGO Pleasanton Township gets new sign Scout of Troop 106 presented to the Pleasanton Township Board a new sign which they set in the yard at the Township Hall. This was made and presented by troop members as a Community Service Project. 60 YEARS AGO Blinker lights at junction A technician of the […]

Looking Back

Looking Back

40 YEARS AGO DeLuise at WSCC Season ticket sales are now open for West Shore Community College’s Evening Entertainment Series. There will be no advance ticket sales for the Dom DeLuise performance later this year except to season ticket holders. Please reserve seats for this performance with your season order. 60 YEARS AGO Where the […]

Looking Back for Aug. 16

Looking Back for Aug. 16

20 YEARS AGO Saber girls beat Marion The Manistee Catholic Central Saber girls’ basketball team has been working on its patience offense recently. Thursday night it paid off in the form of a 42-36 victory over Marion. Heidi Skocelas netted 13 points to the lead the Sabers in scoring with Nicole Miehlke contributing with 11 […]

Looking Back for Sept. 15

Looking Back for Sept. 15

20 YEARS AGO MHS girls win invitational The Manistee High School girls’ tennis team recently won the Alma Invitational for the third straight year. Those playing on the team are: Candice Gutowski, Daisy Wolfe, Heather Haag, Jalie Mowry, Julie Parks, Rochelle Arnold, Elizabeth Miller, Laura Sullivan, Julie Whitman, Erin Miller, Lisa Whitman, Jessica Veach, Margaret McCellan, Margaret Fedder, […]