A Look Back at the... Pioneer-Tribune Archives
50 Years Ago
September 20, 1962
• Group I winner of the National Crushed Stone association safety competition for 1961 was Inland Lime and Stone Co., General Manager John Moffat announced to Inland employees Wednesday. “Therre were 206 plants such as ours, in all parts of the United States, who took part in the competition, so it is apparent that our safety accomplishment was one of great significance,” Moffat said. Inland has won the competition seven times.
• An 80-mile-an-hour chase through the city streets and out onto the highway has ended in a heavy fine and jail term for James L. Traver, 21, of Engadine. Traver was halted by State Police shortly after midnight Sunday morning east of the city on US 2. Troopers said he put out his headlights and ran four stop signs during the chase. He pleaded guilty to a charge of reckless driving when arraigned before Justice Howard Magoon, and was fined $75 plus $4.30 costs and given 10 days in jail, or 60 days if the fine and costs are not paid. He was placed on probation for 90 days.
• Leo Minor of route one was fined $25 plus $4.30 costs this week when he appeared before Justice Howard Magoon on a charge of careless use of a firearm. Minor was charged after the accidental shooting Aug. 1 of six-yearold James Gould, a neighbor boy, whom he had mistaken for a raccoon. The boy has recovered from the wound.
• Shifted from last year’s right half position to tailback, Manistique’s Ron Rubick has been one of the most improved performers in practice sessions of Michigan State’s football team this fall. The Lansing State Journal reported that “The Manistique Missile,” a junior, is “thriving” in his new post.
• Charles Frazier of Naubinway bagged one of the biggest bears seen in recent years in this area, during the recently concluded special bear season. The monster estimated at more than 600 pounds live weight, dressed out at 519 pounds. The bear was shot near Naubinway.
• The Job’s Daughters drill team of Manistique won a first place in competition at the annual Logger’s Congress, held last weekend in Ishpeming.
35 Years Ago
September 22, 1977
• The City of Manistique has lost some 400 “residents” over the past several weeks. City crews and crews from two utility companies have been removing diseased Elm trees that line city streets and provide shade at two area cemeteries. About 75 trees within the city and more than 300 trees in the Fairview and Lakeview cemeteries have been “topped” by employees of General Telephone and Edison Sault utility companies. The trees were either dead, or dying of a Dutch Elm disease. The same disease swept through Manistique some 10 years ago, killing elm trees.
• The management of the A & P Store on South Cedar Street has changed hands with the retirement of Robert Jetty this week. Jetty, an A & P employee for 40 years, is being succeeded as manager of the Manistique store by Neil Bougie, Jr., formerly of Escanaba.
• The elevation of the Lake Michigan-Huron at the end of August was about 20 inches below what it was one year ago and about one inch below what is was one month ago. And, according to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the lake level is headed even lower in the near future.
• If you have planned this year’s fall color tour for the same time as last year’s, be prepared for a disappointment. Like summer, apple harvest and insect problems, fall leaf color should be earlier this year.
• Approximately 350 persons attended General telephone’s Open House in Manistique last Thursday, Sept. 15 according to J. M. Love, exchange manager for the company. Visitors were able to view local and long distance calls being processed through the switching equipment.
25 Years Ago
September 24, 1987
• State Police and Delta County Sheriff’s Department officers are continuing their search for the body of an Illinois man reported missing on Saturday, Sept. 9. Officers at the Manistique Post said a 16 ft. tri hull boat carrying three fishermen went into a wave and sank about 1/2 mile off of the Lake Michigan shore, near Nahma.
• Police, deputies from the Schoolcraft County Sheriff’s Department, members of the Inwood Township Volunteer Fire Department and volunteers searched the woods in Garden Township on Sunday for a former Cooks resident who was hunting in the area. Lloyd Carley, 78, was reported missing on Sunday afternoon by his wife Violet. His body was found Monday morning by a volunteer. He died of an apparent heart attack.
• Many civic leaders and local citizens face arrest from September 29 to October 1. Each will do a stretch of one hour in “the slammer” as part of a light-hearted fund-raising benefit with a serious purpose: helping the March of Dimes. The event called Jail and Bail, is structured so anyone can request “jailing” of a spouse, friend, co-worker or other person and share the amusing action built into the event. A volunteer judge sets bail. The prisoner is placed in the jail and spends the hour calling friends to raise the bail in the form of pledged contributions to the March of Dimes.
• Crews from General Telephone Company were at work last Saturday repairing a pole on S. Maple Street next to Mary Krusic’s house. The pole was knocked down Friday night in a one car accident.
10 Years Ago
September 19, 2002
• Firefighters all around Schoolcraft County received good news last week, when they learned that the Hiawatha Township Volunteer Fire Department has received major federal funding to purchase a new fire truck. The department will get a $292,500 grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) through the Assistance Firefighters Program. The grant, which carries a $32,500 local match, was the largest of 16 FEMA grants authorized for Michigan.
• Members of the Manistique High School YETI group spent many hours this summer helping to refurbish the old city bandshell. The group will host a tailgate party this Friday, prior to kickoff of the Emeralds’ varsity football game against Gwinn.
• Schoolcraft County Sheriff’s Deputy Mike Schnurrer and Sgt. Jerry Jack won the coveted Governor’s Cup traveling trophy at the annual Governor’s Shoot, held in downstate Jackson Sept. 5. This is the first time the trophy was won by officers from an Upper Peninsula law enforcement agency.