The West Shore Community College ice rink opened 20 years ago

At the grand opening of West Shore Community College’s ice arena on Saturday, the newly formed West Shore Wildcats tapped their sticks to the ice as dignitaries cut the ribbon, opening the rink to the public. The crowd responded, tapping their feet until the 36,000 square foot arena echoed their pounding.


40 YEARS AGO

Off-limits

A four-person panel considering whether to ban parts of Onekama Township from hunting has been temporarily adjourned until certain land ownership issues have been resolved. The four-member Hunting Zone Oversight Committee met this morning after a public hearing on Wednesday afternoon, but suspended any final recommendations until a representative from the Department of Natural Resources investigates some questions.

80 YEARS AGO

Purchase of salary bonds

After compiling figures at the request of Frank Isbey, Chairman of the State for War Savings, showing the extent of cooperation of Manistee companies in the War Savings Payroll Deductions Plan, PW Schnorbach, county chairman, today released the list sent to Michigan headquarters showing the number of participating companies, the number of participating employees, and the percentage of payroll spent on the purchase of war savings bonds. . Schnorbach said the figures were made public to show Manistee in general that on average its workers had fallen below the 10% deduction rate desired by the US Treasury Department.

Sale of towels

A Mill-End napkin sale is currently taking place at Newberry’s. At 59 cents per pound, it’s an exceptional bargain for towels. Buy napkins by the pound at Newberry’s and save!

Compiled by Mark Fedder at the Manistee County Historical Museum

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