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20 YEARS AGO Portage Point party spot banned Wild parties at the Portage Point turn-around have nearby residents up in arms. They say the use of drugs and alcohol at the site is out of control and they want something done about it. The Manistee County Board of Commissioners agreed this week that a problem […]

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20 YEARS AGO First laker The freighter Wolverine was the first big boat of the season up the Manistee River on Wednesday afternoon, bringing a load of gravel to Seng’s Dock. That passage went off without a hitch, but a second freighter, Paul Thayer, ran into a few problems and nearly a few trees along […]

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20 YEARS AGO Imagination Station name contest planned The coordinators of the new park to be community built on Cherry Road would like to announce the second stage of building the park – naming the park and picking a logo for the park. The committee to build the park is running a contest open to […]

100 Years Ago

100 Years Ago

The following news items are reprinted from the Manistee Daily News for the week ending April 18, 1914 and are compiled by Teena Kracht from the newspaper archives of the Manistee County Historical Museum:      “There will be no performance at the New Royal tonight as it is one of the rules of the […]

“On the Air” in Manistee

“On the Air” in Manistee

With the advent of radio, a new form of technology was readily available at the fingertips of people around the world. While the device itself could simply be turned on and listened to, most people were not given the opportunity for a behind scenes look at how a radio program was actually broadcast. However, in […]

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20 YEARS AGO Spreading the word Alison Gramza, Amber Brand, Ashley Veine, and Amanda Long, all members of Project S.A.V.E. at Manistee High School, placed posters around the school this week to encourage students to become active in their three upcoming clean-up projects around Manistee County. They will be holding clean-ups in the Manistee National […]

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40 YEARS AGO W.I.A. egg hunt The Wellston Improvement Association held its annual Easter Egg Hunt Saturday for area children and toddlers through sixth graders. Winners in the four groups were: Toddlers/Kindergarteners – Jeffery Bitnais and Candy Teipel; first/second grade – Renee Malama and Timmy Russell; third/fourth grade – Keith Deane and Donnie Olk; fifth/sixth […]

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40 YEARS AGO Ludwig scores high in shoot Cpl. Mike Ludwig, son of Mr. and Mrs. James Ludwig, made the highest score in the annual pistol shooting contest at the St. Cloud Pistol Range, St. Cloud, Florida. 30 men took part and they are members of the Florida Highway Patrol. 60 YEARS AGO “Clean Up” […]

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20 YEARS AGO “Noises Off” first in 1994 season The delightful comedy, “Noises Off” will bring up the curtain on the Manistee Civic Players 1994 season this evening at the Ramsdell Theatre. This performance will open the 91st year of the Ramsdell Theatre and the show will run April 16, 21, 22, and 23. The […]

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  20 YEARS AGO Study to get dirt on Manistee A “very important” study will soon be getting all the dirt about Manistee County – with a little help from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Lyle Linsemier, a soil scientist with the Soil Conservation Service is slated for a five-year stint in this area, to […]