Burning of Battle Creek residents’ trash causes Filer Twp. brush fire 60 years ago today

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The town of Manistee received its new fire truck this week, a Ford Grumman priced at $72,000. The new unit is capable of pumping 1,000 gallons of water per minute. The truck is equipped with a four-speed automatic transmission and power steering.

Progressing the North Country Trail

Progress on the North Country Trail, a proposed hiking trail that will traverse northern Michigan and connect to portions of an already constructed trail, has taken a few more steps toward completion with today’s announcement. that a special committee has been formed to review the proposed route of the trail and make final recommendations.

60 YEARS AGO

Dedication to the experimental forest

The Lake States Forestry Experiment Station has announced that the Udell Experimental Forest will be dedicated on May 2. Anyone interested in forestry activities in this region is welcome to attend. The new research forest is located south of M-55, 6 miles west of Wellston.

Garbage fire gets out of control

The Filer Township Fire Department was called at 10pm last night to control a brush fire that started when a Battle Creek resident was building a cabin on Phyllis Road, west of Maple Road, near the sports club area, allowed a trash fire to break out. tomorrow. Firefighters returned at 12:30 a.m. after the fire was extinguished.

80 YEARS AGO

Many acts on the program


Exciting, fascinating, amazing, marvelous could describe some of the miraculous feats Birch, master magician, will perform next Thursday in high school when he makes an appearance here under the auspices of the Manistee Rotary Club. Perhaps even more spectacular than his feat of cutting a girl into four parts, is the unique rope mystery, the thrilling spectacle of a piece of rope rising through the air.

city ​​cleaning

City Manager Otto Damrow announced today that city crews will begin cleanup work in the Fourth Ward tomorrow morning. Residents are asked to prepare the bins for the workers when they come.

Compiled by Mark Fedder at the Manistee County Historical Museum

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