Superiorland Yesterdays

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

30 years ago

MARQUETTE — An inmate from Marquette State Prison is reported in satisfactory condition today at Marquette County General Hospital after he was shot by a guard while allegedly stabbing another inmate Tuesday, prison officials said. The alleged assailant attacked inmate Michael Phillips, 23, with a homemade knife as a group of prisoners were returning to their cells after dinner, according to George Pennell, administrative assistant to the warden. The assailant’s name has been withheld pending the filing of formal charges and notification of his family.

90 years ago

MARQUETTE — Queen City garage is offering Overland Whippett cars for prices ranging from $625 to $755. Some of the features of these cars are the safety of 4-wheel brakes, the safety of low gravity center, the economy of 30-miles on a gallon, over-sized tires and roomy comfort. A four-passenger roadster can be had for $695.