Earning the highest GPA for the year in their grades at Manistee Catholic Central are eighth grade Jodi Miller with a 3.96 GPA; Eighth grade Douglas Patulski with a 3.96 GPA and seventh grade Jennifer Bladzik who had a 3.78 GPA.

Festival considered a success

Great weather, enthusiastic players, supportive spectators, hard-working volunteers and a well-planned Manistee Recreation Association program combined to make the 1982 Manistee-Grand Traverse Soccer Fest a memorable and exciting time for all people. involved. Although the Manistee County All-Star Youth teams lost three of the five contests, tying one and winning one, individual players did not lose from their tournament appearance.


crowned queen

A packed house of over 500 turned out last night to watch the final of the Miss Manistee Queen pageant. When the final tables were released, Jo Ann Knight of Manistee was crowned by Mayor Ray Wissner in a dramatic end to the program. Queen’s runner-up was Karen Lee Orsick who will reign in Manistee National Forest Festival activities if statewide commitments from Knight prevent her from attending local functions.

River Street Fire

City firefighters were called to put out a grass fire in a vacant lot east of the Michigan Tool Co. factory on East River Street at 3:55 p.m. yesterday. The smoldering fire was caused by sparks, firefighters said. Return of firefighters and equipment to the station at 4:30 p.m.


Named Winner

Sharon Grossnickle, Chair of the USDA Manistee County War Board, today announced that rural schoolboy Robert Fennell of Kaleva has been named the winner of the $10 prize in war savings stamps donated in part of the recent Scrap for Victory campaign led by farm tools. county dealers with the cooperation of the local war council. Fennell won the prize by collecting an excellent total of 4,110 pounds of scrap.

Compiled by Mark Fedder at the Manistee County Historical Museum