History Archive

Looking Back for Dec. 20

Looking Back for Dec. 20

20 YEARS AGO First place The Robert Johnson residence at 530 Ninth Street is the first place winner of the Sixth Annual Manistee News Advocate-Manistee County Transportation Christmas Decorating Contest. Manistee County Transportation is conducting tours of the 19 homes entered in this year’s contest. 40 YEARS AGO Christmas calls Michigan Bell is predicting a […]

Looking Back for Dec. 19

Looking Back for Dec. 19

20 YEARS AGO New fairground building The new 4-H building at the Manistee County Fairgrounds in Onekama is beginning to take shape as workers prepared to put on the roofing material. The construction is being handled by the Don Lofdahl Construction Company of Williamsburg. The $50,000 structure is expected to house 4-H livestock during the […]

100 Years Ago

100 Years Ago

The following news items are reprinted from the Manistee Daily News for the week ending December 19, 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: “The News-Advocate believes the time is propitious for organizing a campaign […]

Looking Back for Dec. 18

Looking Back for Dec. 18

40 YEARS AGO College alumni to have open house All alumni of West Shore Community College are invited to a Christmas Open House on Wednesday, Dec. 18 at 7:30 p.m. The third annual event will give former students an opportunity to see old classmates and instructors. There will also be entertainment and prizes. Refreshments will […]

Looking Back for Dec. 17

Looking Back for Dec. 17

40 YEARS AGO Bear Lake Schools to break Christmas vacation for Bear Lake will begin Friday at the conclusion of the elementary music program in the gym. Vacation will be long this year as the students aren’t scheduled to report back until, Monday, January 6, 1975. 60 YEARS AGO Many attend rally night An estimated […]

Looking Back for Dec. 16

Looking Back for Dec. 16

20 YEARS AGO Bear Lake All-Conference Four members of the Bear Lake High School varsity girls basketball team which finished the regular season 19-1 and won the district championship in Class D earned special recognition from the Western Michigan D League coaches. They girls honored were: Harmony Irwin (Second Team, All-Conference), Jenny Johnsen (First Team), […]

Looking Back for Dec. 15

Looking Back for Dec. 15

20 YEARS AGO Eroh and LaPoint complete training Two local young men recently completed the training cycle at Marine Corps Recruit Depot in San Diego. Marine PFC. William P. Eroh, son of Fred and Mary Jane Eroh of Eastlake was promoted to his present rank as was Marine PFC. Christopher LaPoint, son of Fred LaPoint […]

Looking Back for Dec. 13

Looking Back for Dec. 13

20 YEARS AGO Freshman Chips lose Manistee High School’s freshman boys basketball team  lost 64-35 to Cadillac last night. Bob Miehlke led the Chips in scoring with 12 points. Joe McIntyre, Jason Coopshaw, Matt Keson, and Brad VanHorn all had four points apiece. Dominic Peterson, Ben Trience, and Matt Bauman finished with two points apiece […]

100 Years Ago

100 Years Ago

The following news items are reprinted from the Manistee Daily News for the week ending December 12, 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: “More coffee, and better coffee, in less time, at less cost, […]