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30 years ago
MARQUETTE — Coach Don Aho’s Marquette Bonanza Squirt AA hockey team of Marquette used a 3-0 win over Escanaba Sunday to capture the Upper Peninsula championship in action held in Sault Ste. Marie. Goaltender Danny Ragusett turned aside just six shots on net while Nathan Aho and Roger Trudeau scored two goals apiece as Bonanza bumped its record to 38-16-3. Earlier that day, the Marquette icers trimmed Calumet, 3-2, with Barrett Cooke, Adrian Fure and Treadeau scoring single goals. Bonanza opened the five-team, round robin tournament Friday night with a 3-3 tie with eventual runner-up Sault Ste. Marie. Aaron Greenleaf scored twice and Ragusett made 11 saves.
60 years ago
MARQUETTE — The Union National Bank’s “Shiver-O” contest died a frosty death at 7:16 Saturday night when the time/temperature clock installed last summer registered -5 below zero for the first time during the winter of 1957-58. Top prize winner of the contest was Miss Lily Johnson, Marquette, whose guess of 7:25 p.m. Feb. 15 — nine minutes away — was the closest of more than 3,300 cards received by the bank for the unique event. She will receive a prize of $100. Other winners were: Second, Miss Ida Ernstedt, Marquette, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 15, $50; and third, Mrs. Leah Grimes, Marquette, 8 p.m. Feb. 15, $25.