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50 Years Ago November 9, 1967

• A street on the new North Campus of the University of Michigan has been named in honor of the late J. Joseph Herbert of Manistique, former Regent of the University. Mrs. Herbert received word this week that Herbert Drive is located one block north of the main North Campus Boulevard, in the area of the Fluids Laboratory building, the Automotive Engineering laboratory, and the Research Administration building. Mr. Herbert, a prominent attorney here for many years, served on the Board of Regents of the University for 16 years, including eight as president, until his death in 1956.

• The second annual Halloween Kiddie parade, sponsored jointly by the Manistique Jaycees, the Manistique Women’s Club and the Community Schools, was reported as a success this year. Candy donated by Norden’s Foodland was given to all the children participating and cash prizes for the first three places given in each classification were donated by the First National Bank. Winners were: Pre-school and kindergarten, Robert Corwin, Gary Ketcik and Lori and Carla MacPhail. First and second grades: Gunnar Jackson, Marie Bellville and Sandra Berger. Third and fourth grades: Ronald Parkinson, Kevin Johnson and Ricky St. John. Fifth and sixth grades: Jeff Whitman and Pat Beckman, Lynn Anderson, Doug Allor.

• Ray Krusic and John Ozanich represented Manistique at Marquette Sunday when the Upper Peninsula Men’s Bowling Association met, and returned home with the good news that Manistique has been awarded the U.P. Men’s Tournament for 1968. The tournament will run from the middle of March through the end of April.

• When deer hunters began moving to camps in the Upper Peninsula this month the complement of 48 Conservation Officers assigned in the U.P. will be reinforced by an additional 72 employees from other divisions of the Michigan Department of Conservation to carry out the many assignments that arise at that time. A total of 29 will handle the work load in the Newberry District, which includes Schoolcraft County. The extra men will begin patrols with officers before the deer season opens and will continue working through the deer season. All the extra men assigned from the divisions of Fire, Parks and Forestry have Conservation commissions and the majority have had many years of law enforcement experience. Conservation officers remind hunters to carry a map, compass and matches with them while they are in the woods to hunt. They also ask them to use care with their rifles and to dress out their deer carefully.

35 Years Ago November 11, 1982

• The City Council reviewed an audit report Monday night that showed the city ended up $251,567 in the hole for the fiscal year that ended June 30. A story in the Pioneer-Tribune two weeks ago reported a general fund deficit of $38,567. At its meeting Monday, the City Council heard that, in addition to the shortfall in the general fund, the city’s budget for local streets ran a $35,999 deficit and the water/sewer budget ended up $177,001 in the hole. The big reason for the hefty deficits in the water/sewer budgets is the inefficiency of the city’s sewer and water main networks and the cost of repairs to them. The leaky water mains get just over half the water pumped through them to consumers, according to Water Plant Superintendent Tom Martin, and the cost of continuously patching up major breaks adds to the deficit.

• The county senior citizen’s housing projects may not have been built yet, but they have official names after the County Housing Commission picked the winning entries last week in a contest to name the apartment complexes. Author of both winning entries was Norma Johnson of Manistique, who will get a $50 savings bond and V.I.P. treatment at the buildings’ dedication for her efforts. “Heritage House” was her entry for the 48-unit apartment building planned in Manistique. For the 16-apartment building in Germfask, Johnson selected, “Parkview Estates.”

• Manistique High School may have a swim team and 7th and 8th grade basketball teams, thanks to a compromise reached at the regular Tuesday evening meeting of the Manistique Area Schools Board of Education. Board member Dick Stoll proposed to Jim Barr, president of the Booster Club, that the Booster Club fund the swim team and the basketball teams for the current school year. The board would then excuse the difference between that amount and the $4,800 owed to the school for 1982 spring sports.

20 Years Ago November 13, 1997

•Hunters across the state will have fewer deer to target as they prepare for the start of Michigan’s firearm deer season Saturday, Nov. 15. Officials with the state’s Department of Natural Resources predict 450,000 deer will be killed during the archery, firearm and muzzle loading seasons. This figure is about 50,000 animals less than last year’s projection.

•Volunteers Helen Easterday, Dorothy Hoholik and Betty DeSautel set up the 1997 Bay Cliff Mitten Tree in the People’s Store in downtown Manistique. The annual project, sponsored by the Schoolcraft County Bay Cliff Health Camp Committee, helps provide mittens, hats scarves, footies and stockings for the disadvantaged. All donations are used by the Christmas Basket Committee to pack 250 baskets of items for children and adults in the community.

•The Manistique Post of the Michigan State Police has received two new state troopers. Trooper Craig MacPhee and Trooper Scott White, both graduates of the 115th Michigan State Police Recruit School, began patrol duties Monday, Nov. 3. The new troopers are two of 78 new state police officers who graduated during a special ceremony Oct. 31 in Lansing. MacPhee and his wife Karen and White and his wife Laurie will be residing in Manistique.

10 Years Ago November 15, 2007

• The City of Manistique saw its fund balance grow more than expected last year. That was one of the findings of the annual audit report reviewed at Tuesday night’s regular City Council meeting. The report noted that the city finished the year with a total general fund balance of $280,400, a jump of $55,542 from the previous year and substantially more than the $5,000 increase projected when the budget was approved. Meanwhile the unrestricted fund balance by almost $72,000, increasing from $189,315 to $261,146. The new figure is about 12 percent of the total budget.

• Two Manistique men, members of the local Hiawatha Shrine Club and the Upper Peninsula Ahmed Shrine, were honored as Shriners of the Year at a dinner and awards ceremony in Marquette Nov. 9. Joel Krause and Ken Rautiola will share the annual title - the first time a dual award has been presented. Krause and Rautiola have both been instrumental in supporting the Shriners Hospitals for Children, in a variety of ways, but especially through the “Lil Indy Car” parade unit. The nobles received their awards from Ahmed Shrine Potentate John Bergman.

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