50 years ago
Hot weather item from the Petoskey State Police
Sgt. Jack Brouard said he did not know if the thefts were related and had no comment to make to a suggestion that a trooper be assigned to the beach to look for a woman in a swimming suit with a root beer mug.
11 Pakistani farmers enjoy 'free day' in Emmet County
Following a whirlwind tour of the area, 11 Pakistani farmers are enjoying a free day prior to attending a dinner in their honor at the First Christian Church.
After arriving a day late from Burlington, Vt., where they toured the rich farming and maple syrup area, the group has made tours of an evergreen plantation in Cheboygan County, the East Jordan and Charlevoix farms and they were taken to Traverse City to enjoy a portion of the annual Cherry Festival and saw some of the canneries there.
Other inspection trips include the potato warehouse in Levering, and dairy farms in both Cheboygan and Emmet counties, according to Jack Luebke who assisted in bringing the group here. Luebke was a member of a group of Americans who inspected the east and west Pakistan areas last year.
They are visiting the United States under the Farm World Exchange Program sponsored by Farmers and World Affairs Inc., Philadelphia.
25 years ago
Probate candidates gather for forum Thursday
The five candidates running for judge meet-the-candidate program at 7 p.m. Thursday, July 14, in the meeting room at the Petoskey Public Library.
Candidates for the non-partisan, six-year judgeship are Petoskey attorneys E. Douglas Basel Jr., 41, James R. Linderman, 40, Seberon "Boo" Litzenburger, 51, and Frederick R. "Fred" Mulhauser, 41; and Charlevoix attorney Robert L. Hoffman.
Charlevoix women open downtown bar
CHARLEVOIX -- There's a new place to wet your whistle in Charlevoix -- The Bridge Club, a new bar at 218 Bridge St. owned and operated by Shirley Gibson and Laurie Gilbert.
Easter Bunny visits seniors
The Easter Bunny got the seasons a little mixed up and made a rare appearance at the Friendship Center in Petoskey on July 5. Chocolate bunnies were delivered to the diners and a demonstration of natural egg-dying techniques was given. Rose Mary Ternes, Friendship Center director, masqueraded as the Easter Bunny.
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