Manistee County Medical Center facility gets 11,800 square foot addition

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The rainy day they had been saving for came Monday for the Manistee County Medical Center facility when teams broke ground on an 11,800 square foot addition. Under freezing skies, Manistee County Commissioners and Family Independence Agency Board Members donned hard shoes and Ottawa’s Little River Band Indians, Ogema Jon Sam and Mark Stratton, blessed with prayers what will soon be the new space of the medical care facility.

40 YEARS AGO

Pink Floyd at Vogue

“Pink Floyd – The Wall” is now playing at Vogue Theater. Sessions are tonight and tomorrow at 7 and 9 p.m.

60 YEARS AGO

Halloween in Oak Hill

Members of the Oak Hill Improvement Association remind members that a Halloween dance is scheduled for Friday starting at 9 p.m. at the shelter. Reservations must be telephoned by Wednesday to President Marion Tykoski or committee members Roy Krusniak, Joseph Mikula or Chester Oathoudt. All participants must be costumed.

Five snipers

Five Manistee men currently training as part of their recruit training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot in San Diego, Calif., returned from the range in a burst of glory. Marines scored and earned the following ranks: Pvt. James Coombs, Expert 229; Pvt. Raymond Carty, Specialist 221; Pvt. Henry Schimke, Sniper-214; Pvt. Charles Sell, Sniper-211; Pvt. Walter Harthun, sniper-205.

80 YEARS AGO

Special ceremony

At a special ceremony tonight at Rademaker Chemical Corp.’s Eastlake plant, company workers will be presented with a US Treasury flag in recognition of employees’ high score in purchasing obligations through the payroll deduction plan. The Rademaker Company is the first local industrial plant to receive such a flag. One of them has already received the Manistee Consumers Power Co.

Compiled by Mark Fedder at the Manistee County Historical Museum

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