Manistee Public Schools Health Education Officer Maria Valone was honored at last night’s education board meeting with a Distinguished Service Award presented to her by an official of Health Education from Central Michigan University. The Manistee program is used as a model program by other school districts.

Auction planning

The Friends of the Manistee County Library and the Manistee County League of Women Voters plan to sponsor an auction during the Manistee National Forest Festival in July. Donations of antique books, antique furniture, paintings and graphics are accepted at the library.

60 YEARS AGO

Duffy Street Problem

John Lambrosa, director of the Manistee Recreation Association, received numerous complaints from North Side residents about the behavior of men using the Duffy Street ball diamond for softball practices. It seems that the men are drinking around and littering the bottles in the area as well as using ill-chosen language in the field. The MRA did not issue permits for the field practices and cannot be held responsible for the behavior of the men.

Now Playing

Gary Cooper now plays at the Chippewa Drive-In in “Friendly Persuasion” followed by “The Rebel Set” with Gregg Palmer. Sessions are Friday, Saturday and Sunday at dusk.

80 YEARS AGO


State troops are called

As companies of state troops throughout Michigan were mobilized for unspecified active duty, a number of men from Manistee’s Company 402 unit were ordered into uniform to stand guard at the Rotary Hall armory at noon today. The order was issued by Colonel E. M. Rosecrans, State Adjutant General, on the orders of Governor Van Wagoner.

school guardian

The Manistee School for Local Air Raid Guard Instruction is scheduled to open at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the high school building. Classes will be held from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays until the required 23 hours of training are completed.

Compiled by Mark Fedder at the Manistee County Historical Museum

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