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Looking Back for Dec. 8: Hundreds of Manistee fans traveled to Alma for basketball

Christmas was in the air Saturday night during Old Christmas Weekend, along with the smell of chestnuts roasting. There were more people, horses and more Victorian attire. 

40 YEARS AGO

Basketball fans unite

“We know we’re great! We’re going to state!” chanted the throng of Manistee fans who made the trip to Alma for last night’s quarterfinal contest with Ovid-Elsie. 

Between 600 and 700 Manistee fans attended the game to follow the Chippewas in their quest for a second straight Class B girls state title. The Chips beat Ovid-Elsie, 47-35 and will play Livonia tomorrow night.

MCC students awarded

Manistee Catholic Central honored its fall athletes at a banquet last night. Those receiving MVP awards were: Colleen Baribeau, for tennis; Kadie Worm, in basketball; Daryl Mantych, for football; and Rick Perski, in golf.

80 YEARS AGO

Newberry’s advertisement

This week there are several items on sale at Newberry’s that would make perfect gifts for your man. Christmas gift ties for 29-39 cents; leather gloves for $1.39; tobacco pipes for 29 cents and leather wallets for 59-99 cents.