Pieces of our distant, and not so distant, past. Real people, real stories that made local headline news, touched our hearts, made us laugh or cry. Several more will publish often. We'd love your suggestions of other memories to include on these pages.


The community of Mancelona received its name from the first settler of the town, Perry Andress, who named it after his daughter.  Mancelona Andress is buried in the Mancelona cemetery.  She was born March 28, 1865 in Missouri. She came to the Mancelona area in 1869, when she was four years old. 

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