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 — The Alger Centennial Arena’s first session of open skating Wednesday night was a huge success, according to manager Phil Fedoruk. An estimated 150-200 skaters and on-lookers attended that unofficial opening from 4-7 p.m. “This is quite a day,” Fedoruk said with a grin, adding as he watched scores of children and a few accomplished adult skaters glide around the ice. “This is really great to see. It’s going real well.” Kids of all ages from toddler’s to teens were delighted with the new recreational facility as they took to the ice. “Boy, it’s really fun,” said 13-year-old Derek Peterson. “I finally got to use my new skates.”

90 years ago

MARQUETTE — Dr. G.G. Barnett, city health officer, had to do quick work to find a house suitable to use as a detention hospital for a case of diphtheria and by afternoon the patient from Bemidji, Minn., was isolated in First St., next to Burkes Livery.