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 — The city’s new Shiras Pool at Presque Isle was full of so many goose droppings and other “naturally occurring” bacteria this season that accurate water samples were impossible to get, officials said Monday. And the pool will likely not open next summer until an accurate testing program is devised, said Marquette Mayor Michael Coyne this morning. In its battle with the geese, Marquette is attempting to get a “degradation permit” from the federal government that would give the city the authority to kill the federally protected waterfowl, said Mayor Pro-Tem Robert Berube.

60 years ago

ISHPEMING — Borden Dairy will open a warehouse here this month to provide Borden dairy products for Marquette County and the Copper Country, William Eade, manager of the plant announced. This will be the first Borden warehouse in the Upper Peninsula. It eventually will serve the entire western end of the peninsula with a full line of dairy products. The warehouse will be located in the basement of the Standard Service Station at the end of Third Street on U.S. 41. Roger Benzie operates the station.