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50 Years Ago January 11, 1968

• The professional ranks of Manistique and the surrounding area were increased this past week with the arrival of Dr. Larry J. Sell, who will engage in the general practice of medicine here. Dr. Sell was graduated from Newberry High School with honors, received an A.B. degree with a major in chemistry from Northern Michigan University, and the Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Michigan. Dr. Sell will practice at the Manistique Clinic in association with Dr. Merle Wehner, Dr. Armand LaSorsa and Dr. Harold H. Sell. Dr. Sell and Mrs. Sell are now residing in Manistique. Mrs. Sell, a registered nurse, anticipates participating in health care in one of the local medical facilities in the city.

• Veteran cribbage player Cal Jenerou hit the jackpot last Thursday when he held a perfect 29 hand in a game at his home. He held the jack of hearts with three fives, and his partner cut him the five of hearts. It won the game for him, as he needed 27 holes to go out. It was the first 29 hand for Cal, who has been playing for many years. John Strable, another veteran player, reported holding a 28 hand last week, missing a perfect hand by only one.

• The revised Manistique city charter, which will be presented to the voters for approval at the general election on April 1, was discussed at public meetings on Jan. 3 and last night. The nine-member city charter Commission, holding meetings since last April, has now completed its work of bringing the present charter up to date. The charter will now be submitted to the governor for his signature and then voted upon by the Manistique voters in April.

• Last September 150,000 eager Coho salmon fishermen descended upon the small city of Manistee in Michigan’s lower peninsula. During a wild four weeks of that month they brought a fishing boom to that community that was estimated at $300,000 worth of “extra” tourist business. Next August the Coho salmon are expected to start their first major run up the Thompson Creek, five miles west of Manistique, and this area could also experience the same type of enthusiasm, although to a smaller degree.

• Because welfare spending was almost $15,000 less than the $34,000 appropriated at the beginning of the year, Schoolcraft County ended the year by trimming their chronic deficit by $4,618.45, County Treasurer William Cowman reported this week. Cowman said the deficit as of Dec. 31, 1967 totaled $22,812.85, compared to $27, 431.30 a year ago. Although the county appropriated $34,000 for welfare spending, the department spent only $19,094.14 in county funds during the year, enabling the reduction in the red ink entry.

35 Years Ago January 13, 1983

• The Schoolcraft Memorial Hospital Board of Trustees may beat a downstate investor to the punch by paying close to half a million dollars for the Manistique Medical Center clinic. At a special hospital board meeting Jan. 7, the trustees decided to look further into the feasibility of buying the clinic. Presently, it is owned by a group of local doctors who had been negotiating to sell it to John Georgi, a Petoskey man who recently sold his chain of Ski and Shore sportswear stores. Georgi has been using his money to invest in medical buildings in Michigan.

• Bob Gasperick goes through more meat in eight hours than many of us could eat in many years. What else could you expect in a day’s work for a meat cutter? Gasperick, a 32-year-old Escanaba resident, is the chief meatcutter at Dick’s IGA in Manistique.

• Two area collegians were awarded scholarships from the Manistique Women’s Club last week. Mike Hawn, a freshman electronics major at Lake Superior State College, got a $150 check as part of his $300 scholarship. Karen Sundberg, a sophomore fashion merchandising major at Northern Michigan University, received $100 from the new Dorothy Shipman scholarship. Margaret Taylor presented the recipients with their checks.

• Visions of a perfect season vanished at Big Bay de Noc Tuesday night as the Black Bears suffered their first loss of the season to Rapid River, 48-42. Big Bay had run its record to 7-0 last week with a 61-41 win over Trenary Jan. 7 before being shot down by the Rockets.

• Four Manistique boxers will advance to the Michigan State Silver Gloves finals to be held at Flint on Feb. 5 and 6. Representing the Manistique Boxing Club in the state championships will be veteran Guy Bosanic, along with second-year boxers Bob Klagstad, Don Berry, Jr. and Jesse James Swanson.

20 Years Ago January 15, 1998

• Schoolcraft County’s first baby of the new year was born to Michael and Gretchen Tobin at 7:27 a.m. January 1, 1998. A baby boy, Tyler John, weighed in at 8 pounds, 14 ounces, and was 21 inches long. He was welcomed home by his sister, Sarah.

• The Michigan High School Football Coaches Association has selected the Manistique High School varsity team as an academic all-state team. Emerald head coach Todd Kangas said Tuesday, Jan. 13, that his squad was one of four Class C teams throughout the state selected for this honor. The coaches association considers the composite grade point average for the top 11 students on the football team, Kangas said. A total of 26 teams were nominated in Class C for all-state consideration.

• Songwriter and folk musician Carl Behrend has recorded his first compact disc of music. The album is available at stores in Gulliver, Manistique and Munising.

• Winners of the Knights of Columbus 1998 Free Throw competition include Greg Nelson, Greg Lindroth, Brett Tallman, Brad Landis, Andrew Mickelson, Jennifer Bosanic, Janelle Kemppainen, Lynn McLaren, Michelle Nelson and Eliza Worley-Ekstrom.

10 Years Ago January 10, 2008

• At their monthly meeting Tuesday, the GFWC Manistique Women’s Club honored the winners of their fourth annual short story contest for local sixth graders, a competition sponsored by the club arts committee. First place in the contest went to Alecia Raredon for her story, “My Quiet Place.” Taking second place was Joe Block for “The Victory to Remember.” Third place went to Coby Ryan for “The Day He Met Donald Driver.” Raredon’s story now moves on to GFWC Michigan state competition this spring.

• On Friday, Dec. 21, before leaving for Christmas vacation, students at St. Francis de Sales School held a birthday party for Jesus. Father Glenn Theoret served birthday cake and handed out T-shirts with the school’s “Lighting the Way” logo to all students from the pre-kindergarten program for 3-year-olds up to seventh grade.

• With scores of 188 in round one, 187.68 in round two, and an impressive 276.50 in round three, the final score of 652.18 put Manistique in first place for Division Four of their own Emerald Cheer Challenge Monday evening.

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