Superiorland Yesterdays

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

30 years ago

SAWYER AIR FORCE BASE — Two base personnel were recognized by Sgt. Charles Doute as standouts in their fields. First Lt. Joseph Gootee, named administrative officer of the quarter, is assigned to the 410th Munitions Maintenance Squadron. His accomplishments include rebuilding the squadron’s information security program and developing two vital security plans, preparing a new command section files plan and completing squadron officer’s school by correspondence. Tech. Sgt. James Trainor, assigned to the 410th munitions Maintenance Squadron as a weapons release shift supervisor, designed and built several load boxes used during the Maintenance Standardization and Evaluation Team visit and directed all loading of deployed aircraft during exercise Busy Eskimo at Eielson AFB in Alaska earlier this year. While off duty, Trainor sponsored a wheelchair Olympian at the Special Olympics on base and is active in the local chapter of the Air Force Association.

60 years ago

ISHPEMING — R.D. Satterly, president of the board of trustees of Francis A. Bell Memorial Hospital, announced that a donation of $5,000 was made by the Cleveland-Cliffs Iron Co. as a memorial to E.B. Greene, former president and chairman of the board of directors of the CCI. The hospital was originally constructed by Cleveland-Cliffs as a company hospital. It was built and operated by the company until 1952, when it was turned over to the community. Through contributions of CCI and other mining companies, the present addition was built in 1954-55. The hospital has received acclaim because of outstanding service to the community.