Superiorland Yeserdays

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

30 years ago

ISHPEMING — When Christ the King Lutheran Church celebrated its 10th anniversary recently, the efforts of a congregation member helped make the event special. Mrs. Merle Bucco, one of the congregation’s charter members, donated a labor of love to the celebration. She spent more than 70 hours and used 23 cakes to make an exact replica of Christ the King Lutheran Church’s building. Many of the 142 people present did not believe it was a cake, said Pastor Timothy Ott, until it was cut. Mrs. Bucco said making the cake gave her a great deal of satisfaction.

“It was really fun to be able to contribute to the mission of the church and feel like you are doing something that is appreciated,” she said.

Christ the King has grown from 40 members to 160 during the past decade and is planning to build an addition next summer to accommodate this growth. The church is on Stoneville Road at Rosewood Lane in Ishpeming.

60 years ago

ISHPEMING — Police Chief Rudolph Swanson gave support to a proposed inquiry into the need for removal of the new traffic light at the corner of Seventh and Division. The request came from an officer who investigated one of the two mishaps which occurred there over the weekend. The light has been at the intersection for only a few weeks, but already a comparatively large number of accidents have taken place there, caused more or less directly by the “Stop” and “Go” signals.