Home Street musicians Indian gillnet controversy comes to an end in Manistee, Michigan

Indian gillnet controversy comes to an end in Manistee, Michigan


Last fall, the Blossom Boulevard Committee desperately needed a new truck to handle the important task of regularly watering the plants. The Town of Manistee volunteered to donate a truck that was retired from service. The truck has since been refurbished to meet the watering needs of Blossom Boulevard and is ready for the 2002 summer season.


Many attend the rally

Last night, Congressman Guy Vander Jagt called for ‘around the clock’ negotiations to end the controversy over Indian gillnets on the Great Lakes. Speaking at the Manistee Armory at a gathering of Michigan sport fishermen, Vander Jagt said the issue “demands the utmost attention of the highest officials” at the state and federal levels. State Director of Natural Resources Howard Tanner unveiled the state’s plan to settle the controversy, but it was clear that any settlement would require the personal involvement of Interior Secretary James Watt. Both were part of a group of panelists who spoke to about 1,500 people who attended the rally sponsored by the Manistee-based Concerned Sportsfishing Group and the Michigan Steelheaders.


Moose Youth Day

Tomorrow, the Manistee Elks Lodge will join 2,000 other Elk lodges from coast to coast to observe National Elk Youth Day. The theme for this year’s annual event is Let’s Make it American! Special guests for this Youth Day celebration will be junior and senior students from each high school within the jurisdiction of the Manistee lodge.


The Manistee High School band did very well last Saturday earning a II grade in the state band competition at Lansing. It can be noted that the group missed the I grade by only one point, which shows a great achievement by the local high school musicians. One of four judges who auditioned the group on Saturday gave Manistee a perfect score sheet with grades of A and A plus in each category.


New Citizens

Seven Manistee County residents received their final citizenship papers in naturalization hearings conducted at the courthouse here yesterday by Inspector Freed of the Downstate Immigration and Naturalization Service office, a- we reported today. Those who received their final papers were: Joseph Deschaine, Eastlake; Walter Zaleski, Route 1, Thompsonville; Mary Czeryka, Thompsonville; Wasyl Napora, Highway 1, Thompsonville; Marie Jensen, Route One, Manistee; Frank Brennan, Vine Street and Helmar Axel Bloomquist, First Avenue.

Compiled by Mark Fedder at the Manistee County Historical Museum