Superiorland Yesterdays

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

30 years ago

ISHPEMING — Overcoming an opponent’s hole-in-one, K.C. Saari and Scott Saari captured the annual Wawonowin Golf Course Two-Man Upper Peninsula Best Ball Tournament here over the weekend. The Ishpeming brothers carded a 70 during qualifying play Saturday, then finished with a 66 Sunday for a two-day total of 136, good for first place among 200 entries. “On hole No. 12 Sunday, Scott sank a 5-iron for a deuce on the 361-yard, par-4 hole” Wawonowin club pro, Romy Erdmann said. “That really gave them a big lift to set up the win.” The shot also helped stave off Paul Ring and Rich Koskey of Marquette, who won the first flight championship and placed second overall with a 70-67-138. “On the 128-yard par-3 13th hole, Koskey sank a nine-iron for his second career hole-in-one,” Erdmann commented.

60 years ago

MARQUETTE — The rabbit is out and so is the secret – Our Own Bakeries announced that it is joining the national campaign of American Bakers Cooperative to introduce Bunny Bread in this area. Creator of the Bunny loaf is Jack Lewis, Anna, Ill. The promotion for the product reads: “Pardon our pride, but you know how you feel when you try a new recipe with glorious results. We’ve just baked the most delicious loaf of bread in our entire history. It’s so rich-tasting, you can enjoy it ‘just plain’ and so soft and fresh, it’ll stay moist and tender days longer! We’ve given our new bread a cheery new name and a cheery yellow wrapper and rushed it to your grocer’s today. Now, quick as a bunny…you bring home this wonderful new loaf!” Mayor James Clark received the first loaf of Bunny Bread to come out of Our Own ovens and somebody snared a bunny to give to Sherman Overholt, president of Our Own Bakeries.