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30 years ago

NEGAUNEE – A five-month widening and resurfacing project along the 1.4 mile stretch of road is drawing to a close. A dedication and ribbon-cutting ceremony was slated for 4 p.m. today at Miners’ Park, located at the corner of Mass Street and U.S. 41. Numerous city officials, including City manager John Korhonen, as well as state Rep. Dominic Jacobetti and Gov. James Blanchard’s Upper Peninsula Representative, Tom Baldini, were scheduled to speak. The Rev. William Hanna of Negaunee’s Mitchell Methodist Church was to provide the opening invocation. The 1.4 million project was initiated to ease traffic congestion along the heavily traveled thoroughfare.

90 years ago

NEGAUNEE – Prizes awarded at the masquerade dancing party given by the Women of the Mooseheart Legion in the Scandinavian hall Thursday evening were as follows: First prize, best dressed couple- The Misses Pearl Matthews and Gladys Bess. Best dressed comic couple – Mrs. And Mrs. Saladin. Best dressed single lady – Miss Dorothy Polkinghorne. Best dressed single gentleman – Joseph Kratz. Best comic lady – Mrs. Joseph Dahlquist. Best comic gentleman – A. Anderson, Ishpeming.

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30 years ago

MARQUETTE – The Marquette Senior High School girls’ cross country team captured its seventh straight Upper Peninsula Class A-B title. The Redettes also copped the ABC Conference crown, the Marquette County championship and seven invitationals during the campaign. Members of this year’s team are Connie Laitinen, Laura Coughlin, Kelly Abramson, Jennifer Smith, Lisa Werner, Michelle Chause, Bridget Kastar, Michelle Molby, Lesley Davis, and Nicole Mattis. The coaching staff consists of coach Dale Phillips, assistant coach Jeff Stevenson, and manager Sandy Blaisdell.

90 years ago

ISHPEMING – Employees of the H. W. Gossard company will hold a complimentary party Friday evening. Each employee will be permitted to invite one guest. During the evening bunce and “500” will be played by those who don’t dance. Dancing will commence at 9 o’clock and will continue until midnight. Gustafson’s Rhythm Kings have been engaged to furnish the music. The ball will be decorated with Canary yellow and Nile green and refreshments will be served during the evening. Prizes will be awarded the winners in cards and bunce. The committees are as follows: Arrangements Julia Cudahy, chairman; Mae Warren, Mabel Anderson, Helen Peterson, Mabel Bashaw, Blanche Oatmann, Ruth Neely, Frances Delbridge, Anna Antune, Dorothy Broad, Agnes Quayle, Catherine Mattson, Florence Malgren, Lester McWilliams and Edgar Trelaar. Cards Ethel Lawer, chairman; Jennie Johnson, Mae Gannon, Nanna Wiggen, Clara Bailey and Emily Kitta. Prizes Edith Keast, chairman; Evelyn Anderson, Berghild Hanson, Hedda Samuelson, Mrs. A. R. King, Lucy Russo, Walter Olson and Carl Peterson.

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30 years ago

MARQUETTE – The Iron Range Agency has recently celebrated its first year in the historic Longyear Building. Employees are Terri Prime, Karen Stabile, Renee Mulka, Laurie Kanine, Ralph Wirtanen, Bill Todd, and Tom Edmark. The insurance agency offers homeowners, automobile, property/liability packages, life, health, and financial planning services. Iron Range Agency is on the Blaker Street side of the Longyear building, which is in the 200 block of N. Front Street. The agency also has an Ishpeming office, located at 117 S. First Street.

60 years ago

MARQUETTE – The farm ownership loan service which has enabled many Marquette and Alger County farmers to buy, enlarge, or improve their farms with 40-year loans has recently been expanded to enable the Farmers Home Administration to serve the credit needs of a larger number of farm families. Warner H. Biekkola, the agency’s supervisor for the two counties, explained today that under recent legislation, loans may be made primarily to refinance existing debts of owners or operators of farms no larger than family-type.

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MUNISING – The National Forest Service will break ground Tuesday for a new Munising District Ranger Headquarters for the Hiawatha National Forest, according to project engineer Howard Haselschwardt. The facility will be constructed at the corner of M-28 and H-58 in Munising, next to the Munising State Police Post. Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore Chief Ranger Deryl Stone commented, “It’s going to make us very visible. The new location will be more “convenient and much more ideal” location for the forest service and the park service. Munising city manager Spencer Nebel said the project will also likely have a significant benefit to the local area and “will hold more tourist dollars in Munising.”

60 years ago

SKANDIA – The annual smorgasbord supper of the Skandia Methodist Church will be served by the Women’s Society at the Oscar II Hall Saturday evening from 5:30 to 8:30. Featured among the specially prepared food will be: baked ham, Swedish meat balls, jellied veal, head cheese, herring, various types of cheese, potato salad, escalloped potatoes, macaroni and cheese, spaghetti and tomatoes, baked beans, all types of molded salads, rye bread, Swedish cookies and coffee. The smorgasbord supper is an annual event planned and served by the Woman’s Society of Christian Service. The committee in charge is Mrs. Edwin Johnson, chairman, Mrs. Carl Johnson, Mrs. Bert Hanson and Mrs. Robert Horvath. Those who have not purchased a ticket in advance may do so at the door.

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30 years ago

ISHPEMIING – Jeff Gardyko, curator of the Peninsula Arts Appreciation Council’s annual Haunted House, invites area youngsters and adults to drop by for a visit. Guaranteeing “more screams than ever before,” the house, located at the Vista Annex in Negaunee, will be open to the public from 6:30-9:30 p.m. starting Monday. Youth organizations are welcome for special tours Sunday night during the same hours. The house will be open through Halloween night and tours cost $1.50 per person.

60 years ago

SKANDIA – John Bergdahl, 15, a 4-H Club member from Skandia in Marquette County, was named the 4-H premier grower and awarded a trip to Georgia by the U.P. Potato Growers Association at a presentation last night during the U.P. Potato Show in Iron Mountain. A member of the 4-H Club for six years, he raised a total of 661 bushels of potatoes, followed excellent cultural practices and placed high in a test and interview to win the premier prize.

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30 years ago

MARQUETTE – The Lee Hall Gallery on the campus of Northern Michigan University opened its current exhibit this week called “Fiber Invitational.” The display can be viewed through Nov. 7 and features the works of three fiber artists including Ralph Nurmela, a graduate of NMU, and Kim Kallio, a junior at Northern majoring in business administration. The gallery is open Monday-Friday from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sunday from 1-4 p.m.

90 years ago

MARQUETTE Roy Nunn, confessed murderer of Emil Skoglund and Arvid Erickson, game wardens, admitted to state police officers Thursday night, that Joseph Gendron, Marquette resident, apprehended Friday night in Detroit, was his accomplice in disposing of the bodies after the slaying. Nunn said he paid Gendron $25 for assistance rendered. After Nunn shot the wardens and concealed their bodies in the bushes near the road, he drove to Marquette, made his “deal” with Gendron and the two returned to the scene of the crime, Nunn said. Gendron, according to Nunn, drove Skoglund’s coupe to Pickerel lake where it was abandoned. Nunn loaded the bodies into his touring car and carried them to the lake. Leaving Skoglund’s car there, Nunn and Gendron returned to Marquette in Nunn’s car with the bodies and Gendron helped Nunn tie sacks of bricks to them and throw them into the harbor off Spear’s dock. Gendron left Marquette the day after the murder and was thought to have gone to Detroit.

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30 years ago

MARQUETTE – They gathered in a domed room and waited for an October tradition, the “War of the Worlds,” at Marquette Senior High School’s Shiras Planetarium a program described by director Orson Wells for the radio program originally done by the Mercury Theater on WABC on Oct. 30, 1938. It was based on an H.G. Wells story about a Martian invasion of the earth, but was rewritten to sound like aliens had landed in New Jersey. Scott Stobbelaar, director of the planetarium has been conducting the program for the past 12 years. By all rights, Stobbelaar said his planetarium show which features a tape of the scratchy original recording – hardly compares with the glitzy visual and stereo effects offered by movies and television. For those interested in seeing the show, the doors to the planetarium will open at 7:15 p.m. Monday, with the show beginning at 7:30 p.m.

90 years ago

MARQUETTE – Roy Nunn, ex-convict, held in the Marquette county jail for more than a week, confessed about 6 o’clock last night to state police that he murdered Arvid Erickson and Emil Skoglund, game wardens, on the Sands plains near Gwinn on the evening of September 29. After explaining how he killed the wardens, Nunn told the officers late last night where he put the bodies of the victims. Nunn told the officers that after the murder, he took the wardens’ bodies in his car to Pickerel lake, but “could not find a good place,” so he brought them back to Marquette and threw them off Spear’s passenger deck into the harbor near Baraga avenue, after putting them in sacks and weighting them down with bricks. Captain T. E. Deegan and four members of the Coast Guard crew pulled up the bodies. The confession was made by Nunn to Captain A. A. Downing, commanding the upper peninsula detachment of state police, Sargeant Charles Engel, Neil Blank, and George Waterman, state police detectives, who have been working on the case since the search for the missing wardens began.

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30 years ago

HARVEY – St. Louis the King Catholic Church in Harvey captured the 1985 Coed Church Softball League championship with an 8-1 record. Members of the winning team are: Maureen Ward, Jenny Ward, Bruce Ward, Kathryn Schaefer, Rich Schaefer, Heather Benzing, Chuck Benzing, Theresa Benzing, Susan Szymanski, Frank Szymanski, Lynn Tonkin, Lyn Durant, Reggie Durant, Julie Murray, Mike Boone, Roger Barc, Carla Seglund, David Jeske, and Kathy Jeske.

60 years ago

ISHPEMING – Al St. Amour, veteran auto serviceman and salesman, has replaced Art Hebbard as proprietor of Hebbard Nash Sales on the eve of unveiling the 1957 Nash and Rambler. Hebbard, with more than 40 years in the business, was Ishpeming’s eldest car dealer from point of service. He has not announced any plans for the future.

St. Amour, who plans to retain the Hebbard Nash name, has more than nine years of experience with Nash and American Motors.

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30 years ago

NEGAUNEE – Ken Paulson of the Negaunee Fire Department and Bill Carlson, Negaunee Township fire chief, drew two of three winning tickets in a raffle sponsored by the Palmer, Negaunee, and Negaunee Township Fire departments.

Prize winners were Darlene Miljour of Palmer, $300; Marvin Jacobson of Little Lake, $200; and Walter Rintala of Negaunee, $100.

The remaining proceeds – $930 – were used to purchase four fire prevention films to be used in Negaunee area schools.

60 years ago

MARQUETTE – The acquisition of 42 acres of new property, supplementing the present campus, and the 1956 record enrollment of 1,117 students indicate that progress is continuing in high gear at Northern Michigan College. Property most recently acquired by the college includes 38 acres near the Marquette armory, bounded by Lincoln Avenue, Wright and Eighth streets, and formerly owned by Anna and Ella Jacobs. In addition, four acres were obtained from the John Williams estate, constituting a plot bounded by Seventh and Eighth streets, and Kaye Avenue.

The new property, added to the 80 acres of old campus, brings total land at Northern to over 120 acres.

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30 years ago

MARQUETTE – Two sets of twins, Lynn and Lori Nemacheck, and Teri and Tammy Busse, competed against each other this week in an eighth grade girls’ basketball game in Marquette. Lynn (with six points) and Lori (one point) helped their Bothwell Middle School team record a 53-47 victory over Graveraet, though Tammy scored 11 points and Teri one for the losers. Dave Turenne (Bothwell) and Kathy Wainio (Graveraet) served as coaches.

60 years ago

NEGAUNEE – With 60 students and 12 adults registered, the driver training program offered by the Negaunee public schools has its largest enrollment since the course was initiated here eight years ago, according to R.K. Richards, high school principal. This year marks the first time that the student program has been conducted entirely during regular school hours with state aid being received for the course. A change in state law provides that students desiring to obtain a license to operate a motor vehicle prior to age 18 must take the driver training course. Minimum requirements for the program for students consist of two class periods a week for 15 weeks, six hours of behind-the-wheel instruction and 18 hours of observation. Instructors are Edward C. White and Chester Daumitz. Later in the year it is hoped to accommodate St. Paul High school students desiring to enroll in the course.

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30 years ago

MARQUETTE – St. John the Baptist Church will be replaced with a parking lot, said Peter O’Dovero, who recently purchased the structure and the 1.15 acres of property on the corner of Washington and Fourth streets. Demolition of the church will begin after the salvage crew has completed their task of removing the remaining contents in the church, O’Dovero said. Some of the items in the church have been removed from the structure and brought to other parishes in the diocese. The bells went to St. Francis de Sales Church in Manistique and the pipe organ is at St. Mary and St. Joseph Church in Iron Mountain. Proceeds from the sale of the church will be used for a scholarship for Bishop Baraga Central Grade School students, a trust fund at the school, and a program for Catholic youths in Marquette.

90 years ago

MARQUETTE – Two cases of scarlet fever were reported yesterday to Dr. Lowell L. Youngquist, city health officer, who placed the patients’ homes in quarantine. He also fumigated the first grade room at the Froebel school and the fifth grade room at the Normal training school, where the children were in school Wednesday. Three children, who were playing with one of the quarantined youngsters, were given anti-toxin shots. Dr. Youngquist said it was possible that a mild case of scarlet fever existed somewhere in Marquette that had not been discovered, as the two afflicted children attended different schools, and had not been in contact with each other. He explained that a child may be a mild attack of the fever not seemingly serious enough to have a physician called. However, this child, though perfectly well again, may give the scarlet fever germs to others. “It is not necessary to give children anti-toxin shots unless they have come into direct contact with those who have developed scarlet fever,” said the health officer, adding that the shots only are protective for two weeks.

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30 years ago

MARQUETTE – Several area individuals are attending a two-day conference for staff and volunteers of the American Red Cross representing Eastern Wisconsin and Upper Michigan today and Thursday in Oshkosh, Wis. Those participating in the conference from the Marquette County chapter will include Anne Weaver, vice chairman of the board of directors; Karen Teichman, executive director; and Christinia Hanninen, office assistant. Those attending from the American Red Cross Office at Sawyer Air Force Base include Nora Beach, station manager; and Jill Clark and Melissa Payk, volunteer staff members.

90 years ago

MARQUETTE – Graveling of College avenue from St. Luke’s hospital to the Piqua Handle company’s plant will be started next week, it was stated by George D. McCormick, superintendent of the department of public works. The street will be given a heavy coating of gravel, enough to fill up the holes and give it a new surface. All other street work included on the program for this season has been finished and the College avenue job will be the windup for this year. This improvement of College avenue will put it in good shape for motor travel.

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30 years ago

MARQUETTE – City of Marquette employees, Paul Duquette and Les Croschere, cleaned up storm sewer gutters along U.S. 41 in Marquette recently, preparing for the winter and spring’s swelling run-off waters. It looks as though the maintenance was done just in time, as winter will more than likely hit the area tonight. There’s a 40 percent chance of snow showers predicted for Superiorland in today’s forecast.

60 years ago

MARQUETTE – Over 60 Upper Peninsula bandsmen will participate in the fourth annual Northern Michigan College Band Day to be held in Marquette on Saturday, it was announced by T. Ray Uhlinger. Northern band director. The band performance will highlight the half time activities of the Northern College – Ferris Institute football game.

John P. Paynter, Evanston, Ill., director of bands at Northwestern University since 1953, will be guest conductor for the performance.

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30 years ago

ISHPEMING – Shelley Ovink of Ishpeming has been re-elected to serve a second term as president of the Marquette County 4-H Leaders Council. Other officers elected were: Linda Van Damme of Cornell, vice president; Carol Saari of Ishpeming, secretary; Barbara Dupras of Harvey, treasurer, and Tracey Grove of Harvey and Laurie Sell of Gwinn, trustees. The Marquette County 4-H Leaders Council is made up of representatives chosen by leaders throughout the county. The council assists with expansion, development, and coordination of the 4-H program in the county.

60 years ago

TRENARY – The Marquette Mining Journal plant and television station provided an interesting field trip for the journalism class of Mathias Township High School. Members of the news and advertising staffs showed the group equipment and talked of some of the practices in professional journalism. The class ate dinner and attended the theater together while in Marquette. Members of the class who made the trip were: Arlene Aho, Edward Aho, Jennie Aho, Janelle Knaus, Elaine Hendrickson, Frank Kayser, Violet Johnson, Andrea Mills, Rosalind Webber, and Patrick Webber. Mrs. Velma Tibbett is the instructor.

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30 years ago

REPUBLIC – Class officers and student council representatives at the Republic-Michigamme School have recently been elected. Their class and positions are as follows: Seniors Tammy Koski, president; Scott Wiljanen, vice president; Wendy Toivonen, secretary; Teresa French, treasurer; and Kim Kerkela, Council member. Koski and Toivonen will also serve on the council. Juniors Mike Laurin, president; Darryl Wuokko, vice president; Kim Ihienfeldt, secretary; William Wixtrom, treasurer; and Robin Ollie, Council member. Laurin and Wuokko with also serve on the council. Sophomores Necole Valenti, president; Melissa Johnson, vice president; Paul Helmila, secretary; and MikeTodd, treasurer. Valenti and Johnson will sit on the council.

60 years ago

MARQUETTE – Guest speaker for Monday nights’s meeting of the Nester school PTA was Dr. W.J. Norris, optometrist, who spoke on “Child Vision.” Mrs. Fred Potvin, president of the group for this year, opened the meeting. Mrs. Emil Antilla read the PTA Prayer. New teachers were introduced by the principal, Amanda Larson. The musical portion of the program included vocal selections by Mrs. Owen Marjama, accompanied by Mrs. John Sullivan. The group will again sponsor the school’s Halloween party and plans for the event were made during the business meeting. The second grade won the banner for the best parent attendance. Refreshments were served by a group of fifth- and sixth-grade mothers.

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30 years ago

MARQUETTE – The repertoire of the Merry Music Makers is mainly old-time favorites and popular selections when they visit nursing homes and fraternal lodges for performances. Harold Kellan, one-time silent movie house pianist, performed a piano solo during a recent rehearsal. During that rehearsal, Victoria Smith spounded the cymbals during the finale of “God Bless America,” Evelyn Petersen carried a tune on the kazoo, and Ruth Thomas kept the beat on a bedpan. Mary Menhennick is the band’s director and a solist. For information about joining the band or booking it, call the Marquette Senior Center or Menhennick at 226-6432.

90 years ago

GWINN – More conclusive evidence to prove that Emil Skoglund and Arvid Erickson, game wardens missing eight days, were murdered, was received last night in Gwinn in a report from the state health department in Lansing, that analysis of samples of blood found on Sands road, seven miles from Gwinn, near the place where Skoglund and his care were last seen and samples of blood found on a rowboat at Pickerel Lake, 49 miles from Gwinn where Skoglund’s car was found abandoned, showed it to be human blood. In view of the blood analysis, officers in charge of the search decided to drag Pickerel Lake today. Dragging operations will be directed by Captain T. E. Deegan, commanding the U.S. Coast Guard station here.

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30 years ago

MARQUETTE – James B. Appleberry and Thomas Edwin Skoog, both officials at Northern Michigan University, received the highest honor of Scottish Rite Freemasonry in Cincinnati recently. The 23rd Degree is awarded for outstanding service to Freemasonry or for significant contribution to humanity, reflecting credit upon the fraternity. Charles Ernest Swanson, an electronics technician from Negaunee has been elected to receive the award next year. There are more than one million Scottish Rite members in the nation.

90 years ago

MARQUETTE – The Knights of Columbus will observe Columbus day by a banquet and program to be held in the Knights of Columbus hall Tuesday, October 12. The banquet will be served by the Father Marquette circle of the Daughters of Isabella at 4:15 O’clock. At the conclusion of the dinner, there will be the annual roll call of the council and Mrs. Corinne Jacques and Eroll Turpin will give a short musical program. Mrs. Marie Downey will be the pianist. The speaker of the evening will be the Rev. Fr. William A. Miller of the Redemptionist order of Detroit. Cards have been mailed to members of the lodge. It will facilitate the work of the committee if all those planning to attend return their cards immediately.

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30 years ago

MARQUETTE – Joe Goldberg and Leslie Seratti reigned as king and queen over Saturday’s Marquette Senior High School’s Homecoming festivities. Other members of the court were: Freshmen Chris Olsen and Kris Skytta; sophomores Josh Hill and Ann Frenn ; juniors Jason Billings, Kaylie Ryoti, Pat Nordquist and Cindy Feltner; seniors Spencer Stang, Crystal Fouchard, Terry Tripp and Michelle Skytta. The senior class won the float competition with Jon Peterson honored as parade marshall. Teachers honored were Faye Amo and Al Hauptman.

60 years ago

NEGAUNEE – Approximately 50 women, including Negaunee public school faculty members and wives of instructors, were honored at a tea held in the foyer of the Lakeview Grade School. Tea and coffee were served. Mrs. Matt Vanni, chairman, greeted guests, assisted by a committee consisting of Miss Salma Kuivila, Mrs. G. Vance Hiney, Mrs. Richard E. Heidemann, Mrs. George Collins, Mrs. Oscar Wassberg, Mrs. Arthur Wassberg, Mrs. Edward Whitz, and Mrs. Verl Wills.

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30 years ago

NEGAUNEE – Peggy Loy, president of the Negaunee Woman’s Club, has undertaken a landscaping project at the new school and is seeking public assistance with the project. “We’re looking for participation from the entire town, civic organizations, NHS alumni, and church organizations” Loy said. “Any and all are urged to pitch in.” Loy also instituted an Adopt-a-tree campaign, along with George Collins, Negaunee High School principal. The program is set up so that those who donate $25 will “adopt” a tree while those contributing $10 will “adopt” a bush. Adoption forms are available at any Negaunee schools or from any woman’s club members.

60 years ago

NEGAUNEE – Although residing more than 400 miles from Lansing, Rep. Dominic Jacobetti, Negaunee Democrat, was one of the state legislators awarded an attendance certificate for the past year. Approximately 40 percent of the 110 members of the house of Representatives received certificates. In determining award winners, House rules provide that a legislator, to qualify for a certificate, cannot be absent more than two regular sessions. Jacobetti attended 58 out of 60 regular sessions, in addition to four special sessions.

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30 years ago

MARQUETTE – Members of the Marquette County Quilters’ Association are busy preparing for its Autumn Comforts Quilt Show Oct. 25-26 at the Great Lakes Room of Northern Michigan University. They will be raffling off an Amish-inspired “sunshine and shadow” quilt during the event. Officers for this year are: Ruth Hawley, president; Marcia Waara, program vice president; Ruth Duball, publicity vice president; Janet Pelto, librarian; Peggy Gagnon, treasurer; and Francie Porter, secretary.

60 years ago

MARQUETTE – Kenyon Boyer, managing director of the Marquette Historical Society, was one of five directors elected to the board of trustees of the Historical Society of Michigan at the group’s 82nd annual meeting Sept. 28-29. Mrs. F. B. Spear, a member of the board of directors of the Marquette County Historical Society, also attended the meeting. Michael B. Williams, chief of the Potawatomi Indians of Indiana and Michigan, was one of the key speakers during the two-day event.

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30 years ago

MARQUETTE – Well known author Katherine Paterson came to Marquette for a number of reasons this week, including a visit to her sister and brother-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Bill Hamilton in Little Lake, and to speak at the Upper Michigan Reading Conference at Northern Michigan University. Paterson also took a trip to St. Michael School yesterday morning, watching groups of students putting on skits from portions of her award-winning children’s books. Noting new trends in teaching youngsters to read “are encouraging,” she said previous methods such as the Dick and Jane Primer which many children used in the past didn’t evoke any sort of thought process and left children with a limited vocabulary.”

90 years ago

MARQUETTE – Marquette is not to be free of diphtheria this year. According to the report of the health officer, a five-year-old child on West Bluff street has developed the disease. This child had not had toxin-antitoxin, which has been proved to be a positive protection against the disease. Work of giving the toxin-antitoxin treatment in schools was begun this week and will continue until all the children, whose parents have given the health officer permission, will be immunized. Dr. L. L. Youngquist stated that “Diphtheria is a dread scourge when it invades a school and every precaution should be taken to stomp it out.” He reported that parents are returning permission slips promptly.

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30 years ago

MARQUETTE – Along with the autumn migration of chinook salmon up the Dead River in Marquette, comes a migration of anglers intent on hooking some of the large spawning fish. Fishermen such as Ron Guidebeck and Gerry Kunick took their stations just below the powerhouse near Tourist Park to catch the salmon surge upriver. The dark color of the salmon is a result of physical changes that occur as they ascend the river to spawn. Other popular rivers in the area for chinook fishing are the Chocolay and Carp rivers.

90 years ago

MARQUETTE – The manager of the Delft theater received a telegram yesterday stating that the Pathe News reel of the Ironwood mine disaster has been shipped from the Chicago office and would reach here for the Saturday performances. Probably no Pathe News pictures have held as much interest for Marquette people as these films, depicting the scenes at the Pabst mine. 43 entombed miners were brought safely to the surface on Sept. 29 after five days of frantic digging. No small contributing fact to the interest in the subject is the knowledge that it was only Wednesday night that the men were brought to the surface from the wrecked mine and within three days, pictures of the disaster will be flashed on the screen in the iron belt.