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50 Years Ago December 26, 1963
• A 17-year-old Cooks youth was found shortly after midnight Sunday morning, after being lost in the woods while skiing. The youth was found walking in the Fish Dam swamp, by his father, as search parties spread out through the woods along the back roads in a hunt for him. State Police said that the youth and his two brothers had been skiing in the woods west of their home on County Road 437. The two younger boys returned home about 2 p.m., but the older youth decided to stay. When he had not returned at dark, police were notified and the search started. Officers said he was in good condition when found, except that he was “very tired” from walking.
• A seven-year-old boy was taken to Schoolcraft Memorial Hospital last Wednesday afternoon after his sled ran into the side of a passing car. State Police said the boy’s sled came out of the driveway on the River Road and hit the right side of a car driven by a 17-year-old female from Manistique. The impact threw the boy off the sled. The accident occurred at 4:20 p.m.
• A last minute purchase in downtown Manistique Friday night brought a two weeks expense paid Florida vacation for two to Mrs. Victor Peterson, 239 Schoolcraft Ave. Mrs. Peterson’s name was chosen Saturday night as the winner of the Christmas shopping promotion program of the Retail Division of the Top O’ Lake Michigan Chamber of Commerce.
• John Morrow, center on the Cleveland Browns, has been selected to play on the East team in the annual Pro Bowl contest Jan. 12 in Los Angeles. Morrow will also be playing in the Runner-Up contest a week earlier in Miami, when the Browns meet the Green Bay Packers. Morrow and his wife, the former Gail Lundstrom of Manistique, and their daughter Michele will spend the holidays with Mrs. Morrow’s sister and family, Mr. and Mrs. R. M. Davis, in Dallas, Tex.
• Two major purchases have been approved by the City Council in informal sessions, City Manager Sam Gesko announced last week. Purchase of a used 1954 Austin-Western grader at a price of $5,800 was the largest item approved. Purchase of a portable steam boiler-generator at a cost of $1,885 was also approved.
35 Years Ago December 28, 1978
• Beginning Feb. 1, parking in most sections of the City of Manistique will be restricted to the “even numbered” sides of the streets following action Tuesday night by the city council. The council adopted an amendment to its present snow-removal ordinance restricting parking from December through March each year to the side of the street marked with even house numbers. The ordinance will be in effect 24 hours a day and will be in addition to the city’s present snow-removal ordinance that restricts parking on any city street from 2 to 7 a.m. That ordinance remains in effect.
• Carol Gillette and Lynn Lindroth of the Denny-Beaudin-Malloy Agency recently completed the Michigan Casualty Insurance Program conducted through Michigan State University. Both successfully met the requirements and received property and casualty licenses. Carol is employed as an agent and handles auto and home coverage, and Lynn is an agent who handles commercial policies.
• It was a weight watchers nightmare Friday at the Manistique High School when students of the first and third hour Family Life Class taught by Rosemary Sablack decorated cakes for the 2nd Annual Cake Contest. Winners included hour, Jeff Greguraush, 1st prize-3rd hour, Terri Gould, 2nd prize-3rd hour, Betty Multhaupt, 3rd prize-3rd hour, Linda Turek, originality-3rd hour, Deena Gilroy, 1st place-1st hour, Patty Hoffman, 2nd prize-1st hour, Molly Minor, 3rd place- 1st hour, and Sue Cameron, originality-1st hour.
• Former Manistique basketball player Rick Berger has scored 28 points and maintained a 5.2 average through the first seven games of the Lake Superior State College Lakers. Berger is a sophomore guard on the squad.
20 Years Ago December 23, 1993
• There is some confusion in the community about the hours the Michigan State Police Post in Manistique is open to take calls, but after seeing the amount of activity the police have been involved in so far this year, it is easy to see there are patrols on duty seven days a week in Manistique. Post Commander Lt. Greg Aho said the door of the post is open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. seven days a week. “If you have a complaint,” he said, “you can call anytime. After hours the call will be dispatched through Negaunee, but there are troopers on the road in Manistique to handle the situation.” Activity for the post has been heavy so far this year.
• Darin Weber, former basketball standout for Manistique High School, is continuing his round ball excellence at the college level. Weber, the son of Robert Weber of Manistique is averaging 17.5 points per game for Olivet College, located 30 miles south of Lansing.
• The Michigan State Police will be holding two recruit schools in 1994 and three in 1995 to train qualified individuals who want to join the law enforcement agency. Manistique State Police Post Commander Lt. Greg Aho said now is the time to apply if interested in a career in the state police. Under Gov. Engler’s 1995 recommended budget, 270 new troopers would be hired.
10 Years Ago December 25, 2003
• Area students recently presented a program for the Retired Teachers Association monthly meeting held at the Comfort Inn. Participating in the recital were Tanner Yurk, Nicole Johnson, Gabrielle LaFayette, piano and voice teach, Theresa Mathews, Caroline Mooi, Emily Aldrich and Luke Mooi.
• What does it take to pull off Operation Christmas Child each year? Just ask the folks at Lagasco, which once again served as the local headquarters for the international relief project to gather shoeboxes full of toys, gifts and necessities for children in need around the world. Approximately 4,000 shoeboxes were filled, collected, packed and shipped out of Schoolcraft County this year - an achievement that requires the help of everyone from school children to senior citizens, church groups, service clubs and other dedicated volunteers.
• The Germfask Township Fire Dept. will receive a grant from the Dept. of Homeland Security. Germfask will receive $162,00 to purchase a ne firefighting vehicle.