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Looking Back for Oct. 2

Looking Back for Oct. 2

40 YEARS AGO The Village Flower Shop Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mosier announce that the formal Grand Opening of their store, The Village Flower Shop will start Wednesday and continue through Saturday, Oct. In honor of the event, the Mosiers invite the public to come in and get acquainted, browse, and enjoy coffee. They are also offering […]

Looking Back for Oct. 1

Looking Back for Oct. 1

Hornsbys new owners Jodi and Larry Hornsby will be the new owners of the Fashion Flair & Ski Shop in Manistee it was announced today. Fashion Flair has been owned for the past 18 years by Wayne and Arlene Walter. Under the new name, The Clothes Post, the store will have a Grand Opening at […]

Looking Back

Looking Back

20 YEARS AGO CROP Walk set to roll The 1994 Manistee County CROP Walk for world hunger is set for Sunday, October 2 at 2:00 p.m. Rev. Thomas Ott of the First Congregational Church said he expects 180 people to participate in the walk. Participants have collected pledges since the end of August. 40 YEARS […]

Looking Back for Sept. 29

Looking Back for Sept. 29

20 YEARS AGO Commercial to be filmed Lights! Camera! Action! No, the movies are not coming to Manistee, but the city is going to be the setting for a major television commercial which is being shot for the Sentara Health Care System on Oct. 11 to 13. Even better news about the situation is Manistee […]

Looking Back Sept. 27

Looking Back Sept. 27

20 YEARS AGO Homecoming Week at MCC The students of Manistee Catholic Central are celebrating Homecoming this week in anticipation for their Friday game against the Hale Eagles. All during the week the students are having special days to mark the occasion. Woodstock Days was Monday, with other themes for the week being: “Wacky Wednesday”, […]

100 Years Ago

100 Years Ago

The following news items are reprinted from the Manistee Daily News for the week ending September 26, 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: “Mr. and Mrs. George A. Dunham accompanied by Will Daniels left […]

September 1914

September 1914

I wish I could say that I was responsible for the contents of the following compilation but I am not. That honor would go to Teena Kracht who delves into Manistee’s newspapers from the past and compiles them each and every week for the accompanying “100 Years Ago” column. The true asset of sorting through […]

Looking Back for Sept. 26

Looking Back for Sept. 26

20 YEARS AGO Road construction Beginning this week, traffic on US-31 just north of downtown Manistee is going to be slowed to a stop. The railroad crossing near Monroe Street is going to be replaced which will shrink the road size from four lanes to one for much of the project, which is scheduled for […]

Looking Back for Sept. 25

Looking Back for Sept. 25

40 YEARS AGO Wellston makes improvements The Wellston Improvement Association met Thursday and members approved cost and equipment ordered for the town hall kitchen as well as a fire department sign to be erected on the fire hall in about three weeks. 60 YEARS AGO Fall colors Because of the recent cold snaps and predicted […]

Looking Back for Sept. 24

Looking Back for Sept. 24

40 YEARS AGO Reset on Kaleva Lions Sale A fair-sized crowd assembled last Saturday to attend the Kaleva Lions Club white elephant auction but black clouds threatened and sent cold rain. When there was some clearing the Lions had thoughts of re-opening the sale at 1:00 o’clock, but decided to reschedule it for Saturday, Sept. […]