Registration, Finance Shutter Onekama NewLand School

The Onekama Consolidated School Board of Education voted unanimously to close NewLand School effective March 1, 2002 at a special meeting Monday morning. In a press release, the situation in NewLand was described as an “uphill battle” and enrollment battles and financial challenges were cited as reasons for the doors closing.

40 YEARS AGO

applied for federal funding

A federally funded Urban Development Action Grant deemed necessary to the financial viability of the Dunham House hotel project was the subject of a public hearing held at Manistee City Hall yesterday afternoon. The developers of the hotel project, MPM Partnership of Ann Arbor, have requested approximately $1.53 million in UDAG funding to accompany $7.67 million in private funding, which is included in the $9 million total hotel development project will flow.

Sharky’s Machine at Vogue

Now the Vogue Theater stars Burt Reynolds and the all-star cast in Sharky’s Machine. Show times are Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 7:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m.


60 YEARS AGO

weekend with lots of snow

Sunday’s snowfall of 4 inches and some drift conditions resulted in the closure of four area schools due to snow-covered roads as the season’s total snowfall was brought to 126 inches. Schools were closed today because school buses could not transport students who lived on back roads including Kaleva, Onekama and Copemish in Manistee County and Free Soil in Mason County.

project explained

Important information was received from Manistee County Board of Commerce Secretary-Manager Harry Zimmerman regarding the construction of the US 31 freeway south of Bear Lake for approximately 6.5 miles. Zimmerman announced that plans for Bear Lake construction on US 31, which will travel south from Bear Lake’s southern village limits, will include an overpass at Norwalk. This flyover was approved as it offers both economy and improved visibility.

80 YEARS AGO

ladies night

The local Kiwanis Club Ladies Night program, held at the Hotel Chippewa last night, was enjoyed by 70 Kiwanians. The meeting opened with the group singing several songs immediately after dinner at 6.30pm. Ted Kaap of Camp Stronach then played several pieces on the marimba, both classical and popular.

Winning League Plans

The Women’s Victory League for Defense Salvage Committee is now preparing plans for the collection of all waste materials. The journey is handled by district captains and their helpers. If all the homeowners work together to collect scrap iron, rags, rubber and glass, it will help a lot with the job, the leaders say.

Compiled by Mark Fedder at the Manistee County Historical Museum

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