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.


On October 17, 2009, as Fall was wrapping up and the temperatures dipping down quite cold, several Mancelona community members, such as Chuck Johnson, Bert & Rae Ann Thompson, Lori Gooden, Larry Hamblin family and several others, gathered at Palmer Park on Mancelona's south side to install new playground equipment.  Palmer Park has a large pavilion with kitchen and restrooms, picnic area, picnic tables, disc golf, and ball diamonds. The 20091017 Palmer Park Updates 0018 equipment is still in good condition. Visitors say it's a great place to stop and let kids run and play. The pavilion is available to rent by calling the Village of Mancelona.