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50 years ago

June 6, 1968

The traditional strains of “Pomp and Circumstance” will sound tonight as 133 members of the Class of 1968 receive diplomas on the Manistique High School audi­torium stage. As in past years, admission to the event will be by ticket only, in order to assure adequate seat­ing for members of the graduates’ families. Rev. William Kelsey, pastor of the First Methodist Church, will offer the invocation. The program will include a cornet duet, “Venus,” by Patricia Peterson and Michael Orhanen, ac­companied by Michael Wood; the Salutatory address by Beverly Messer; a vocal solo, “Never Walk Alone,” by Miss Arlene Gordanier; and the Valedictory address by Karl Johnson. Denton Nelson, president of the board of education, will present the diplomas to the graduates.

Schoolcraft County is still far short of its quota of $2,400 in the current Bay Cliff Health Camp financial drive. “In order for the eight scheduled county children to attend Bay Cliff, more funds will have to be raised,” Mrs. Roland Hoholik, chairman, said this week. “Your urgent attention is urged. For the most part, the children attending Bay Cliff do not receive any therapy except at this time. In order for them to lead useful and self- sustaining lives, they must have some help and Bay Cliff offers this, she said. The campaign period starts June 23 and runs through Aug. 12.

Perfect attendance certificates were awarded May 28 at the Manistique High School too: Ninth grade - Da­vid Anderson, Cindy Asp, Leslie Bland Ford, Patty Bo­sanic, John Carlson, Diane DeMars, Doug Hawthorne, Randy Howard, Karen Jetty, Nicki Johnson, David Lar­son, Mary McLaughlin, David Mickelson, Raymond Si­karskie, Paul Ozanich, Duane Sundin, Peggy Swisher, Steve Tufnell and Richard Weber. Tenth grade - Linda Archey, JoAnn Blowers, James Carlson, Alfred Cayia, William Eimerman, Maureen Fagan, Susan Hanson, Peter Hood, Patricia Howard, Laurie Hubble, Thomas Jenerou, Terry Kandell, Annie Malloch, Georgia Meron, Kathleen Milavec, Kathy Moffat, Maribeth Pawley, Da­vid Popour, Kenneth Roberts, James Sikarskie, Karlene Smith, Patricia Smith, Don Tyrell, Jeanne Marie Tufnell, Gary Webber, James Weber, Karen Weber and Jan Wick­wire. Eleventh grade - Janet Archey, William Carlson, Donald Chartier, Mark Hoedel, Kathy Hoholik, Gerald Latsch, Larry Nelson, Becky Rodgers, Mary Waters, Gerald Weber, James Willcock and Ken Zellar. Twelfth grade - Lane Blandford, Neil Bucsh, Peggy Cook, Rob­ert Cowman, Michael Fountain, Howard Magoon, Bev­erly Messer, Michael Orhanen, Kaye Pike, Greg Weber and Mary Willcock.

35 years ago

June 9, 1983

On Monday, June 13, voters will go to the polls with final decisions on the question of a 2.5 mill increase, and who among four candidates will serve on the Man­istique Board of Education. As reported earlier, an in­crease of 2.5 mills would mean an additional $195,440, based on the district’s expected State Equalized Value, for the school district. Each mill requested means an ad­ditional $78,000 in property tax revenues. In April Rich­ard Bonifas, superintendent of Manistique Area Schools, appeared before the Board of Education with a request for a millage increase. While a 2.5 mill increase was not among the options presented by Bonifas, the board voted 6-1 in favor of the current request. Without being specific, Bonifas said areas where cuts can be made if the millage fails are as follows: transportation, athletics, supplies and equipment, people and programs.

He works at it, he talks it, six days a week, he lives it. “He” is John Pistulka, “It” is football. On July 12, the 23-year-old Manistique resident will report to the pre-season training camp for the Minnesota Vikings. Recently, Pistulka, son of William and Loretta, signed a contract with the Vikings giving him the opportunity to try out for the NFL team. The former high school bas­ketball and football star has one brother, Bill and two sisters, Gail and Kathy.

The United States Achievement Academy announced recently that Amy Walters has been named a 1983 Unit­ed States National Award winner in Speech and Drama. This award is a prestigious honor very few students can ever hope to attain. In fact, the academy recognizes less than 10 percent of all American high school students. Amy, who is a junior at the Manistique High School, was nominated for this National Award by her speech teacher, Mrs. Betty LaPointe at the school. Amy is the daughter of Dick and Helen Walters.

20 years ago

June 11, 1998

For the third straight year, the Manistique High School girls varsity basketball team is one of the best statewide in terms of grade-point average. The 1997-98 team was fifth among Class C schools throughout Michigan in com­posite grade-point average with a 3.67 GPA on a four- point scale. This achievement made the Emeralds the top team scholastically among all Class A, B and C schools in the Upper Peninsula. “It’s a great accomplishment not just for the girls, but also for all of their teachers,” coach David Jahn said. “And this year’s team had an exceptional group of seniors. When you look at the six people who were valedictorians and salutatorians, three of them – Jen Lindroth, Diane Sherman and Andrea Troyer – were bas­ketball players. Other team members included Jana Swan­son, Steph Reque, Steph Bowman, Sue Stram, Laura Win­kel and Jenny Jenerou.

Michigan Civilian Conservation Corps members Fred Jenerou, Sally Brodock, crew foremen Mike Stoll, Rus­sell Shiverdecker and Jason Williams are stationed out at Indian Lake State Park, where they assist with keeping the park clean and running smoothly. During their one-year stint in the MCCC, crew members earn as much as $4,700 in money credits for college or other higher education.

10 years ago

June 5, 2008

Over the past several weeks, work has continued at a feverish pace on Manistique’s Central Park recreation project, in anticipation of the facility’s grand opening cel­ebration slated for Saturday, July 19. Quarry Lake now has a new stone shoreline on the west and the south, a new swimming beach on the north end, two new fishing piers going in on the northeast and southwest corners, new fenc­ing and a new walking path being constructed around the perimeter. Elsewhere in the park, workers recently paved the new tennis courts by the community building and be­gan installing fencing this week, with the basketball court project scheduled next. Also, the new parking area is in at the ball field, which awaits topsoil and hydroseed.

Add on to the trophy case and add one more chapter to the history of girls’ golf in Manistique. Following up their “three-peat” performance at the conference meet, the Manistique Emerald girls successfully defended yet an­other crown, capturing their third consecutive U.P. cham­pionship at the Oak Crest Golf Course last Friday. With a team score of 421, the Lady Emeralds beat Ishpeming by 15 strokes to win the title. Team members are Melanie Neddow, Christine Kemper, Chelsey Smith, Sam Creeden and Megan Kelly.

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