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 — Stephen Olsen, of Negaunee Township, says he didn’t pause to consider how he should react when he saw a sheriff’s deputy grappling with a man in a ditch while hauling firewood along M-35 the afternoon of April 21. Capt. Anthony Smolinski was attempting to apprehend a suspect in a larceny at the M&G Party Store on Highway U.S. 41. Smolinski had located the suspect on the road near the Negaunee Township Hall. He had him down but he couldn’t collar him, said Olsen who jumped from his truck and asked the deputy if he needed help. He and Smolinski then handcuffed the subject and placed him in the patrol car. Marquette County Sheriff Joe Maino presented the outstanding citizen award to Olsen for preventing the situation from escalating.

60 years ago

MARQUETTE — Donald Hart will make the introductory speech at the Toastmaster’s Club meeting to be held at 6:15 tomorrow evening in the Northern Michigan College dining room. Other speakers will be Lloyd “Bud” Jones and Burt Carlson who will make their fifth appearance before the club. Evaluators for the talks will be Everett Senobe, A.E. Yelland and William Kell. Paul Bourgeois will recite the invocation and E. Lawson will be the topic masters. C. Myers will be toastmaster and Robert Levine will act as grammarian. Master evaluator will be Robert B. Brebner. An added educational feature will be presented by Norman Magoon.

Anyone interested in becoming a member of Toastmasters is invited to attend.