Superiorland Yesterdays

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

30 years ago

NEGAUNEE — Dick Koski, varsity football coach at Negaunee High School, has been named 1987 Citizen of the Year by Negaunee Eagles Aerie and Auxiliary No. 1944. Koski was honored for his outstanding contribution to the Negaunee football program and his community leadership, club officials said. The Negaunee Miners’ squad went to the state semi-finals this past football season. Tickets for a prime rib awards dinner are $6 and will be held April 25 at the Eagles Clubrooms on Iron Street. Reservations can be made by calling Grace Luoma at home.

90 years ago

MARQUETTE — War has been declared by the Marquette fire department against youngsters who think vacation time is set aside as a season for starting bonfires and setting fire to grassy fields. Yesterday the department made two runs to extinguish fires which might have caused property damage had they not been checked quickly. Late Wednesday night W.J. Johnson, fire chief, found a grass fire burning on West Washington street and put in a still alarm for the fire truck.

Yesterday’s grass fires were in Reichel’s fields and on Washington streets. “I have no patience with parents who will permit their children to start bonfires and then make no effort to keep those fires under control,” declared the fire chief yesterday. “Every time the department answers an alarm, the taxpayers pay the bill.” A third alarm was turned in yesterday because of a chimney fire on West Bluff street.