Superiorland Yesterdays

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

30 years ago

MUNISING — Farmers in Marquette and Alger counties have a chance to receive up to $1,000 each under the provisions of the Michigan Energy Conservation Program. The program will be providing $2 million statewide to provide farmers with an incentive to implement energy saving practices on their individual farms. Up to $1,000 per participant will be available for energy efficiency practices in such areas as fertilizer management, planter-upgrading, and sprayer efficiency. Applications will be accepted from Oct. 15 until Jan. 30.

60 years ago

HOUGHTON — Charles Sved, 19, Dollar Bay, a Michigan Tech sophomore, still lies in critical condition in a Milwaukee hospital where he was taken by plane Monday afternoon following a plunge from the face of the old Cliff Mine in Keweenaw County the previous day. He suffered a severed blood vessel in his head which caused a blood clot on the brain. An account of the accident was given to state police by David Simonson, Sved’s companion at the time of the accident. Simonson said he and Sved had attempted to descend a portion of the mine. Simonson, however, said he feared the descent was unsafe and turned back. Sved also decided to turn back, but the rock ledge on which we was clinging gave way and he tumbled downward about 20 feet or more into the woodlands below and apparently rolled some distance out of sight of Simonson. Sved was able to walk to their car with assistance from Simonson, but lost consciousness when reading the vehicle. Sved, an Eagle Scout, saved his brother, Paul from drowning in Portage lake a few years ago.