Superiorland Yesterdays

EDITOR’S NOTE: Superiorland Yesterdays is prepared by the reference staff at the Peter White Public Library in Marquette.

30 years ago

NEGAUNEE — Local sightings of the growing Upper Peninsula moose herd are becoming more common, and are likely to increase even more after February. The most recent sightings in the area have been near the Marquette County Airport between Marquette and Negaunee, where the Michigan Department of Natural Resources reports up to four moose are hanging out.

“We’ve gotten several calls about moose near there (the airport), and it appears there are four uncollared moose in the area,” said John Hendrickson, wildlife biologist at the DNR district office in Baraga.

Hendrickson said the biologists working on the moose project out of Baraga are speculating that the moose being sighted are yearlings born from the 1985 transplant. Moose Lift II, as it has been dubbed by the DNR, will bring another 30 animals to the U.P. beginning in early February.

60 years ago

MUNISING — Mrs. John Keeton and Mrs. Raymond Nelson will again be co-chairman for this year’s Mothers’ March on Polio, which is scheduled for Jan. 331. Hubert “Hub” Perreault, chairman of the fund-raising campaign, said this week that action on the fight against polio would get underway in the county next week. Projects to raise funds are being planned and will be announced as they come up.