Shopping center

The Tremayne shopping center sold to the Manistee family, 60 years ago

Reverend Casimir “Father Casey”, 80, of Fifth Ave., Manistee died at Tendercare of Manistee on August 11, 2002. He was born November 26, 1921 in Manistee. Zawacki attended St. Joseph Elementary School, then went to St. Joseph Seminary in Grand Rapids to prepare for high school and seminary. His first pastorate was at Gills Pier/Northport/Peshabetown in 1961.


40 YEARS AGO

The eye of the tiger

Rocky III is now playing at the Vogue Theater. Sessions are at 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. this week. Presenting at the Chippewa Drive-In is “Young Doctors in Love” and “Visiting Hours”. “Doctors” airs at 8:50 p.m. followed by “Hours” at 10:35 p.m. “Doctors” is repeated late Friday and Saturday.

Fonda dies

(UPI) – Actor Henry Fonda, who portrayed men of quiet strength for half a century, has died leaving behind a treasure trove of classic movies, a movie star family and one last wish for incineration without noise or fanfare.

60 YEARS AGO

Shop bought

Marjories Tremayne announces the sale of her store, Tremayne’s Shopping Center, to Mr and Mrs Leonard Kurtz, of Manistee. They bought the building, inventory and fittings as well as the Tremayne house. Mr. and Mrs. Kurtz have owned and operated the Kurtz Market in Manistee for nine years. Leonard Kurtz is a meat cutter by trade and his years as a Manistee merchant were successful. Currently, Leonard Kurtz Jr. is helping out in the store, taking some time off from his insurance business in Manistee.

80 YEARS AGO

schools to open

Manistee Public Schools will open for the 1942-43 school year on August 31 according to an announcement by DL Wilde, Superintendent of Schools. All teachers in the city must report for regular work on Monday morning as this day will be used for organizational purposes. The superintendent will meet with all building managers and special subject teachers at 10 am and in the afternoon a general assembly and two group meetings will take place.

Victory dinner

On August 16, there will be a victory dinner at the Manistee County Fairgrounds in Onekama. The dinner, sponsored by St. Joseph’s Church in Onekama, will feature a menu of cream chicken and cookies, meatloaf, potatoes, sweet corn, coleslaw, cucumbers, baked beans, tomatoes, green beans, carrots, ice cream and wafers. Dinner will be served from 1 to 4 p.m. A donation of 50 cents is recommended.

Compiled by Mark Fedder at the Manistee County Historical Museum