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Manistee Riverwalk tourist attraction plans progress

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With an auspicious opening to see their dreams televised on TV 9 & 10, the Manistee River Walk Committee met for lunch on Friday with former resident, John Bultema, former owner of Bultema Dock and Dredge. The midday meeting at the Four-Forty West restaurant preceded a walk along the river as committee members exchanged ideas and gleaned expert advice from Bultema. “The Riverwalk will be a great tourist attraction and will benefit young and old alike,” Bultema enthused to the committee.

Tennis Awards

The Manistee High School women’s tennis team recently honored special award winners. They are: Bev Leach, Most Improved Player; Andy Keleher, honorary co-captain; Simi Oomen, Most Valuable Player and Kris Kalcher, Honorary Co-Captain.

60 YEARS AGO

Moving assistance

The director of civil protection, Jérôme Manthei today launched a call for volunteers to help on Saturday afternoon with the relocation of the civil protection emergency hospital from the Mercy-Community Hospital to the town hall. He asked anyone willing to lend a hand to meet at 2:30 p.m. Saturday in the parking lot of the Armory. Manthei said only light equipment will be taken to the town hall building. The heaviest equipment is stored elsewhere.

80 YEARS AGO

Make an oil request

Fuel oil requests should be filed with the local ration committee as soon as possible, William Farnsworth, chairman of the fuel oil ration committee, said today. He said any fuel dealer who only sells a gallon of kerosene or anyone who wants to buy a single gallon must file an application.

The winners named

The winners of the Kiddie Halloween Parade held over the weekend were announced today. Those who received $1 prizes in the form of defense stamps were: Eleanor Klajda, dressed in a patriotic costume; Roger Smith, as Donald Duck; Charles Grant, Army Air Corps uniform; Thomas Kapalcynski as Uncle Sam and Jim Nelson impersonating Adolph Hitler.

Compiled by Mark Fedder at the Manistee County Historical Museum