Manistee Christmas decoration bulbs reported stolen


Snow removal efforts continued in the Manistee area following heavy snowfall this past weekend. It looks like Manistee will be spared any significant snowfall over the Christmas holiday weekend.


Early closing

The Manistee Public Library will close early at 1 p.m. tomorrow. Regular hours will resume after Christmas when the library reopens at 11 a.m. on December 26.

Masses galore at St. Mary’s

St. Mary’s Catholic Church will have a guest preacher at Midnight Mass this Christmas, the Reverend Anthony Bourdow, pastor, announced today. Prof. Bourdow will offer midnight mass and the Rev. James Magmer, chair of the University of Detroit’s journalism department, will preach a sermon on The Christ Child in Our Time. St. Mary’s will have five additional masses on Christmas morning. Magmer will say the 7 a.m., 8 a.m. and 9 a.m. masses and Bourdow will say the 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. masses.


bulb bandit

Police Chief Roy Hebner reported today that city police have received several complaints from local residents who had bulbs removed from their outdoor Christmas decorations. He said police are watching violators closely and given that the decorations are placed in lawns and on porches for public enjoyment, anyone caught stealing light bulbs will face severe punishment.

christmas bonus

At a meeting of the board of directors of the Ross Dairy Corp. it was decided that due to the current war the dairy would give away US Defense Bonds and Savings Stamps in lieu of the bounty usual Christmas party to its employees. While waiting for the maturity date of the bonds and stamps, Ross employees will receive a much larger bonus than they otherwise would have gotten and the company is also helping the victory program by purchasing the bonds and stamps.


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