Superiorland Yesterdays

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

30 years ago

MARQUETTE — Marking its 10th year of service, one thing has remained constant at Marquette General Hospital’s oncology unit — the level of caring for patients and their families. The oncology unit began in two separate buildings with 10 beds and has now merged to one 20-bed unit. Ambulatory transportation once brought patients to one facility for treatment and then back for recovery, but that procedure was eliminated with various expansion projects. Dr. Aaron Scholnik and Theresa Debelak, a registered nurse, have been with the cancer treatment unit since its inception in September of 1976. Although they have seen changes in the facilities and in treatments, they say patient care has always been a constant.

60 years ago

MARQUETTE — Eighty persons have petitioned the Marquette County Board of Supervisors to establish and maintain the water level of and to establish a county road around the end of Lake Independence. The petitioners are members of the Lake Independence Assn., and the lake lies immediately southeast of Big Bay, in Powell Township. Their request was submitted to the board at its meeting this week, and referred to the supervisors’ budget and executive committee. In the petition, the county is asked to “determine and cause to be determined the normal height and level of the water: and to “construct and maintain sufficient dams or embankments upon and along the shores and across and through such lake to keep and maintain the water at its normal height and level.”