Superiorland Yesterdays

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

30 years ago

ISHPEMING — Steve Hendrickson and Paul Turino pocketed the lion’s share of honors Tuesday night at the annual Westwood High School Winter Athletic Awards Dinner held in the high school cafeteria. The Patriot cagers picked up certificates for being named Mid-Peninsula Conference and Upper Peninsula all-stars for 1986-87, the latter being presented by Mike Lyons. Hendrickson and Turino were named co-winners of the inaugural Donald Frederickson Memorial Plaque which will honor the top free throw shooter and the top rebounder each season in memory of a former Patriot player who died this past fall. The award was presented by his parents, Donald and Kay Frederickson.

90 years ago

ISHPEMING – Elias Lahtunen of this city, secretary of an organization of Marquette County Finnish residents who have for a number of years sponsored an annual county picnic, has issued a call for a meeting to be held Sunday afternoon in the Finnish Temperance Hall to make plans for the 1927 event which will be held on Midsummer Day.

April 2, 2017 Sunday 30/90

April 2, 1987 – NEGAUNEE – Negaunee High School’s Scott Pirkola and Jeff Jennings were presented with their All-Upper Peninsula basketball certificates Tuesday evening following the NHS awards program in the high school commons area. Upper Peninsula Sportswriters and Sportscasters representative Ed Holmgren of WJPD handed out the certificates during the awards program. NHS coach Fran Ghiadi displayed the Mid-Peninsula Conference trophy the Miners received for sharing first-place honors (11-3 record) with the Westwood Patriots. Pirkola, a 6-5 forward was named to the Class A-B-C Second Team, while Jennings, a two-year starter at guard, was a Class A-B-C First Team selection.

April 2, 1927 – ISHPEMING – Dan Spencer, caretaker at the Silver Lake dam, reports there are many timber wolves and coyotes in the Silver Lake and Yellow Dog districts north of Ishpeming. Despite the fact that he spends much time in the woods and covers considerable territory with trap lines, Mr. Spencer has not for years carried a weapon with him; but, because of recent experiences, he has decided never again to be unarmed.

April 3, 2017 Monday 30/60

April 3, 1987 – MARQUETTE – Anglers across the Upper Peninsula are being honored for their 1986 Michigan Department of Natural Resources Master Angler Award catches. George Madison, DNR fisheries biologist, recently awarded certificates to Mike Taylor and David LaBonte. Taylor nailed a 30-pound, ? ounce lake trout September 1 of last year. LaBonte hooked a 9-pound, 7 ounce whitefish on April 1, 1986 and fought it for about 15 minutes before bringing it to net. Both fish were the tops in the state for last year.

April 3, 1957 – ISHPEMING – John D. Voelker, a native of Ishpeming, was given strong backing for hometown voters in his bid for selection to the State Supreme Court in yesterday’s vote. Voelker polled 897 votes to 217 for his opponent Joseph A. Moynihan. Voelker, polling more votes than any other candidate in Ishpeming, was appointed to the Supreme Court last December by Gov. G. Mennen Williams. The term to which he was appointed expires December 31, 1959.

April 5, 2017 Wednesday 30/60

April 5, 1987 – MARQUETTE – Some of the nearly 2,100 people who saw the “Roads to Liberty” exhibit featuring a 772-year-old copy of the Magna Carta, lined up Sunday on the Northern Michigan University campus. According to local organizer Russ Magnaghi, there were about 150 people in line most of the day. A ribbon-cutting ceremony to kick off the statewide tour was held at noon, with Ron Russell of the Michigan Bicentennial Constitution Commission, and Stanley Hall, joining Marquette County Board Chairman, Tim Lowe. Hall is a steward of the Lincoln (England) Cathedral where the Magna Carta is normally on display.

April 5, 1957 – GWINN – Residents of Gwinn will celebrate the golden anniversary of the “Model Town” this summer. Records show that it was just 50 years ago this month that the Cleveland Cliffs Iron Co. announced its plans to build a village at a point convenient to the Princeton, Austin, Stephenson, and Smith mines. In the early 1900s, Cleveland-Cliffs embarked on a big expansion program with its mines and railroad network, which included a spur from Little Lake to the Austin Mine in 1906. In April 1907, the company’s engineers began making surveys for the 440-acre townsite, which had been laid out by Warren H. Manning, Boston landscape artist. Work progressed feverishly through the summer and fall. The new village was given its name that summer in honor of William Gwinn Mather, president of CCI for many years. Gwinn was his mother’s maiden name.

April 7, 2017 Friday 30/60

April 7, 1987 – MARQUETTE – The Marquette General Hospital Auxiliary and the Marquette Senior High School “Z” Club will conduct a county wide “Swap and Shop” for prom and party dresses Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the high school cafeteria. Dresses and accessories can be dropped off from 1 to 7 p.m. Friday. A 20 percent commission on those dresses sold will go to the auxiliary. According to Marsha Mudge and Ruth Koehler of the auxiliary and Lynn Hefke of the “Z” Club, all proceeds will help finance auxiliary projects such as the Lifeline program, the purchase of hospital equipment, and toys for the pediatric unit. For more information, contact Carol LaVallie or Sue Hefke.

April 7, 1957 – MARQUETTE – A new furniture and appliance store will be opened in the near future at 329 W. Washington St., the site recently vacated by the Queen City Dress Manufacturing Co. after more than 15 years of operation. The Pearce Hardware & Furniture Co. of Lake Linden will operate the new store. Fred C. Pearce, treasurer and general manager of Pearce Hardware, indicated the Marquette store will be managed and operated by personnel from Marquette County. The Pearce Hardware & Furniture Co. was established in Lake Linden in 1881 by Joseph Pearce. The Marquette store will be the sixth establishment in the chain.

April 8, 2017 Saturday 30/90

April 8, 1987 – GWINN – Eleven students from Gwinn High School will be departing for Europe Saturday as part of their French studies. Along with their French teacher, Pauline Kiltinen, and four parents, the group will fly to Paris, France and travel to the chateau country around Tours; then south to the Riviera. Next on the itinerary will be Turin, Italy and Geneva, Switzerland. The students are: Melinda Nagel, Becky Shusta, Marit Ness, Marne Liesch, Tonya Wells, Michele Rochon, Stephanie Hill, Kathy Bucknell, Mike Kerr, Tyler Tichelaar and Bobby Mohar.

April 8, 1927 -ISHPEMING – Employees of the H.W. Elson Bottling works have completed the task of unloading two carloads of bottles. The shipment is the largest ever received at one time by a bottling concern in this section and there were more than 60,000 bottles in the lot. Mr. Elson’s business has increased with rapid strides and is now one of the largest of its kind in the upper peninsula. Deliveries are made practically to all parts of the peninsula and the plant is one of the most up-to-date and modern in the state.

April 9, 2017 Sunday 30/90

April 9, 1987 – TRENARY – Jean Auel, whose Earth’s Children novels have sold more than 10 million copies, has roots in rural Alger County. Although she was raised in Chicago, she visited the farms of her Finnish grandparents (Wirtanen) in Trenary. There’s a “sense of belonging” in knowing one’s roots, said Auel. That sense is tied to Auel’s novels, which look at the history and lifestyle of primitive man. All three books to date – “The Clan of the Cave Bear,” “The Valley of Horses,” and “The Mammoth Hunter” – have been overwhelming successes. Auel spent time studying prehistoric man, discovering the species was nonviolent and fit in well with its environs. “Besides telling a good story, I’m also trying very hard to encourage awareness of the humanity of our ancestors.” The 51-year-old mother of five now lives in Oregon with her children and her husband, Ray. Her writing success has led to global travel and numerous public appearances.

April 9, 1927 – ISHPEMING – “Over the top with 5.50 to spare,” was the announcement made at 6:30 last evening when the Y.M.C.A. fund soliciting teams had turned in their final reports. With approximately $1,500 to get yesterday in order to reach their goal, the canvassers plunged into their work with added determination and when 6:30 arrived, the subscriptions aggregated $6,005.50, the goad being $6,000. Reports of yesterday’s work were made as follows: Major Tripp’s division, 52 calls, $414.50; Alfred Johnson’s division, 34 calls, $195.50; Len Johnson’s division, 60 calls, $277.50; general staff, $685. At the conclusion of the campaign the solicitors paraded from the Y.M.C.A., behind the “Y” boys’ band, to the Miners’ National bank, where the “thermometer” which has recorded the progress of the drive, was taken down.

April 10, 2017 Monday 30/60

April 10, 1987 – MARQUETTE – Two current players in the Marquette Junior Hockey Association – Catherine Hanson and Angie Clark – are very special to the program. They are the only girls in the MJHA that compete on regular teams. Hanson, a 10-year old Marquette native, first started playing hockey at the age of five. According to her father, Greg, she learned how to skate when she was just four years old and joined the MJHA’s Half-Ice Mite program a year later. Recently, Catherine finished her second year of play in the Squirt Division. While at the Little Pro Hockey Tournament in Sault Ste. Marie, she gained the tourney’s MVP honors while playing for Marquette’s Moose Lodge Local 1059. Another girl competing in MJHA’s House League is 15-year old Angie Clark, a native of Sacramento, Calif., who moved to Marquette in 1981. According to her mother, Debbie, Angie first started skating last summer at NMU’s development camps and played her first year of hockey this past season. Her mother said she became interested in the game after attending a Wildcat hockey game, and then started to watch NHL hockey on television. She really loves the game.

April 10, 1957 – MARQUETTE – Michigan’s smelt, originally brought to the state in 1906 to provide food for the experimental Sebago or land-locked salmon, now provides springtime sport during the annual spawning migration. When the smelt begin their spawning migration up those Michigan streams – so thick in the water they roll the surface – the dip net fever spreads like dollar day news and crowds gather along the banks of every smelt stream in the state, armed with everything from patented stiff wire nets to gunny sacks. And, if they’re running heavy, milk buckets, dinner pails and bare hands do just as well. The smelt is a must on the sportsman’s April menu, for they are sweet and delicate to the palate. The salmon? Oh, they vanished years ago.

April 12, 2017 Wednesday 30/60

April 12, 1987 – MARQUETTE – The 400 Block of East Arch Steering Committee would like to preserve the historical value of their neighborhood by convincing the city to save a number of trees scheduled for removal. “Our main goal is to preserve as many of the street trees as possible,” said committee member Barb Kelly. Sewer and water reconstruction and widening of the 400 block of East Arch will require the removal of about 15 of the 19 boulevard trees on the block, said Mike Etelmaki, director of public works for the city. A neighborhood resident put ribbons around the trees after studying city plans for tree removal. The neighborhood committee will present its suggestions for saving as many trees as possible to the Marquette City Commission tonight.

April 12, 1957 – ISHPEMING – With blacktop more readily available this summer, the city public works department will launch a two-years-in-one street topping program. Last summer, when the blacktop plant operated by the county road commission was switched to the Big Bay Road, almost no paving was done in Ishpeming, leaving the paving program a year behind schedule. The program for this year, estimated by City Manager O.E. Stolen to cost $48,000, may be expanded still further as paving materials become available.

April 14, 2017 Friday 30/60

April 14, 1987 – MARQUETTE – Among a number of organizations which will be assisting the Easter Seal Society with distribution of lily tags and collection of donations Friday and Saturday is Phi Kappa Tau Fraternity, represented by Chris Hamel, John Crissman, and Jeff Duberville. All monies collected will go to help disabled children and adults through information distribution, referral and follow-up, scoliosis screening, loan closets, wheelchair clinics, direct assistance and support groups. Other organizations volunteering their time for the lily days in Marquette, Ishpeming and Negaunee include: Job’s Daughters, Alpha Xi Delta, Lambda Chi Alpha, Greater Ishpeming Pioneers, Ishpeming Noon Kiwanis, and Marquette Superiorland Kiwanis.

April 14, 1957 – MARQUETTE – The Upper Peninsula Sports Writers Association, at its recent annual spring meeting, adopted a resolution asking that semi-final and championship competitions in one of the state high school basketball classes be held in the Upper Peninsula when “adequate facilities” become available. The facilities referred to, of course, would be at Northern Michigan College, where a new field house is now being constructed. The field house will have a seating capacity of 6500, making it the largest indoor assembly center in the Upper Peninsula. In the past, all quarter-final, semi-final and championship games have been held in the Lower Peninsula in classes A, B, C and D.

April 15, 2017 Saturday 30/90

April 15, 1987 – NEGAUNEE – Members of the Negaunee High School wrestling team were recently honored at the NHS Wrestling Awards Program. The Miners captured second place in the U.P. Wrestling Tournament and claimed first in the Mid-Peninsula Conference finals for the fourth year in a row. Ray Champion was a three-time U.P. and M-PC champion while posting a 122-6 overall record in a four-year varsity stint with coach Bob Bonetti’s grapplers. He was also named to the Detroit News All-State Second Team at 145 pounds this past season. Other team members are Mike Hill, Bruce Anderson, Dan Manginen, Dan Vivian, Mike Waters, Scott Bryan and Don Reynolds.

April 15, 1927 – ISHPEMING – The last regular meeting of the year of the Ishpeming Service club will be held at 2:30 o’clock tomorrow afternoon in the American Legion clubhouse. Officers expect every member will be present. The meeting was postponed from last Tuesday. Mrs. C. C. Cowpland, who is president of the club, announced yesterday that officers for 1927-28 will be elected at Tuesday’s meeting. The business session will be short, but it will be of interest to all members. Following the business meeting, cards will be played and tea will be served. Mrs. J.D. Crane and Mrs. A. W. Erickson will be the hostesses. Prizes have been procured to be awarded the winners at cards.

April 16, 2017 Sunday 30/90

April 16, 1987 – 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.

April 16, 1927 – 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.

April 17, 2017 Monday 30/60

April 17, 1987 – MARQUETTE – Northern Michigan University faculty members June Ackroyd, soprano, and Martin Walker, clarinet, will present a free recital at 5:15 p.m. Monday in Jamrich Hall 103 on the NMU campus. The duo will be accompanied by Lynne Koski on the piano. The program will feature works for voice and clarinet by Schubert and Bliss, as well as music by Mozart, Sibelius and Faure. Ackroyd has taught music education and voice at Northern since 1979. She is a graduate of the Eastman School of Music and the University of Cincinnati. Walker instructs clarinet and saxophone at NMU. He is a graduate of the University of Redlands.

April 17, 1957 -ISHPEMING – The Ishpeming Board of Education last night approved a call for bids on the sale and removal of houses the board is purchasing on Front Street, and for demolition of the High Street School. Demolition of the 70-year-old structure will take place at the close of this school year. It is expected that construction of the big junior-high school, which will extend from Third Street across the present Fourth Street to midpoint of the lots facing Fourth, will get underway shortly after work begins on the elementary school.

April 19, 2017 Wednesday 30/60

April 19, 1987 – MARQUETTE – It was a big day for several third graders at Fisher Elementary School in Marquette earlier this week. As a way to spur achievement in mathematics lessons, students in Mrs. Murphy’s and Mrs. Kater’s classes had a multiplication contest, with the winners being saluted by Northern Michigan University Hockey Wildcats at the concluding Multiplication banquet. The Northern icers came to school to present awards and stress the importance of doing your best in the classroom, as well as on the playing field. Joining in the celebration were Tim Olsen, Jon Zorza, Ken Field, Camille Milkie, Angie Smith, Megan Rajala, Jimmy Lampman, Bobby Britton, Sarah Flores and Amanda Peura. Hockey players in attendance were Troy Jacobsen, John Goode, Darryl Olsen and Chris Kleven.

April 19, 1957 – NEGAUNEE – Bill Skewis bowled 635 in the Negaunee Major 875 League last night while Tom Richards hit a 623, Eino Maki 606 and 236, Wil Dompierre 602, John Van Brocklin 237, and Bill Ennett 231. Helen Swahn’s 551 topped the Ishpeming American League while Viola Rickstad garnered a 525, Pauline Erickson a 517, and Kay Tasson a 516. Gloria Carter had a 210 and Cleo Fredrickson 190. Impi Lindquist led the Ishpeming National League with a 211 game while Aili Kakkuri’s 486 was tops. Evelyn Sangola fired a 192 and Helen Kakkuri cleaned up the 6-7-10 split.

April 21, 2017 Friday 30/60

April 21, 1987 – MUNISING – Saying the business community must take the lead in supporting Munising Memorial Hospital, Myrtle Tidd, commercial manager of the Hiawatha Telephone Company in Munising, recently presented a check for $2,500 to hospital administrator, Al Gearing, and hospital board chairwoman, Betty Rohac. The donation comes as part of the “Say Yes Again” campaign, and Gearig said it is the kickoff contribution for the hospital’s next piece of equipment, a mammography unit.

April 21, 1957 – NEGAUNEE – At a meeting of the board of directors, Albert Hendrickson was named manager of the Negaunee Co-Op Services. He succeeds Neal Ahola, who resigned to accept a position as credit union manager in Escanaba. The appointment of Hendrickson becomes effective May 1. Hendrickson, who has conducted his own meat market and grocery business under the name of Hendrickson’s Grocery for the last 10 years, plans to liquidate his stock during the intervening period. Ahola has served as manager of the co-op store in Negaunee and an officer in the Negaunee Co-Op Credit Union for the last decade.

April 22, 2017 Saturday 30/90

April 22, 1987 – ISHPEMING – The Ishpeming Hematites’ freshmen basketball team concluded the 1986-87 cage campaign by posting a 15-1 record, though it didn’t have a chance to win a Mid-Peninsula Conference title because no team records are kept at that level in the league. Members of the Hematite freshmen basketball team are Brandon Sager, Brad Pelier, Jason Pearce, Rob Wisler, Clifton Ogea, Cory Mahoski, Dave Johnson, Dean Gaboury, Todd Cass, Ron Phillips, Kevin Hyry, Coach Keith King, and Manager Shawn Bonovich.

April 22, 1927 – ISHPEMING – William J. Andrews, conservation officer, yesterday broke several beaver dams on the Cliffs Drive road in Tilden township. He was asked to visit the district by supervisor Eugene Callahan, who reported that dammed up water was flowing over the Cliffs road and was causing considerable damage to it. Mr. Andrews opened the dam in two or three places in order to release excess water, which was flooding the highway. He believes the beavers will try to rebuild the dams over time.

April 23, 2017 Sunday 30/90

April 23, 1987 – MARQUETTE – When is a circle a square? Up to 80 northern Michigan and Wisconsin high school students will explore the answer at the first Seaborg Summer Science Academy at Northern Michigan University July 19-30. The Seaborg Academy will be open to high school students who have completed 10th grade, have a good academic record and strong interest in mathematics and science. Students will take a course on problem solving and choose two elective courses each in mathematics and science. The Seaborg Academy is sponsored jointly by the Glenn T. Seaborg Center for Teaching and Learning Science and Mathematics and the Office of School Services at NMU. It is named after the Nobel Prize-winning chemist and Ishpeming native, Dr. Glenn T. Seaborg of Berkeley, Calif.

April 23, 1927 – MARQUETTE – Congestion in the Marquette Prison, the population of which has grown to 920, has reached the point where it is causing Warden James P. Corgan and members of the prison commission, including James J. Pascoe of Ishpeming, much concern. With only 664 cells, it has become necessary to fill some of the corridors with cots. Warden Corgan said yesterday that a majority of the inmates received here since January had been transferred from Jackson, Ionia, or Detroit. Lower-state prisons are crowded and there probably will be no diminishing of the population at Marquette until the new prison in Jackson is completed. The number of active guards in the prison has been increased by about 50, one for every 12 inmates. Dr. A.S. Rowley, the state health department’s psychiatrist, who is examining inmates at the prison, addressed the Lions club Wednesday and declared that in his opinion, it is one of the best managed institutions in the state.

April 24, 2017 Monday 30/60

April 24, 1987 – ISHPEMING – Two employees at the Ishpeming Post Office recently retired with a total of 70 years of service. Robert “Pete” Moyle, a rural carrier, retired after 40 years of service. Marshall Randall, a city delivery carrier, retired with more than 30 years of postal and military service. Ishpeming Postmaster Roland Farquar presented service certificates to the retirees.

April 24, 1957 – NEGAUNEE – The Lucky Clover 4-H Club of Eagle Mills held a successful baked goods sale and bazaar in March to raise funds to buy Easter gifts for the children who are patients at Morgan Heights Sanatorium. On Saturday, representatives of the club delivered the games and craft equipment. 4-H Club members are Carl Anderson, Anne Kuuisisto, vice president; Marion Nurmi, secretary; Dennis Jarvi, president; Nancy Grayes, recreation leader. Leaders of the Lucky Clovers are Mrs. Charles Horst and Mr. and Mrs. Jari Kivela.

April 26, 2017 Wednesday 30/60

April 26, 1987 – MARQUETTE – A field of 40 students from grades 5 through 8 competed Friday in the annual Marquette-Alger Regional Spelling Bee at Graveraet Middle School here. Winners and runners-up were cited at each grade level. Winning in their categories were: Katie Liesch of McDonald Elementary Sawyer Air Force Base, fifth grade; James Wetzel, Negaunee Middle School, sixth grade; Jill Simandl, Graveraet Middle School, Marquette, seventh grade; and Jason Steltenpohl, Gwinn Middle School, eighth grade. Coming in second were: Heidi Wiitanen, Eben Elementary, fifth grade; Erik Scott, Bothwell Middle School, Marquette, sixth grade; Erik Callaghan, Bothwell Middle School, seventh grade; and Lynn Sharp, Gwinn Middle School, eighth grade.

April 26, 1957 – GWINN – Joel and Walter Gustafson, who have been operating the Red Owl Agency here for eight years, have completed an extensive remodelling project in the store, located in the center of the Gwinn business district. An addition to the building has increased the shopping area by more than 600 square feet; the check-out counter has been rearranged and the meat department has been given added space in the rear of he store. The Gustafson brothers, who besides themselves have two full-timeemployees, will conduct a remodeling sale Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Coffee and doughnuts will be served and prizes awarded during those three days.

April 28, 2017 Friday 30/60

April 28, 1987 -MARQUETTE – Four Marquette firemen recently completed 266 hours of firefighter training through the Michigan Fire Fighters Training Council in conjunction with the Michigan State Police. The firemen, Daniel Dagenais, Daniel Everson, Calvin Barton, and Scott Weymouth, each received a certificate after successfully completing the course with instructor, Donald Whitson, which was conducted at the Marquette Fire Department.

April 28, 1957 -MARQUETTE – Sale of the Kawbawgam Hotel Co. which owns and operates the Hotel Northland was announced this morning. The company was sold by Frank J. Russell to Edward L. Pearce, both from Marquette. The sale is effective May 1. Russell also made the news when he received a tribute from area dignitaries for being a distinguished Upper Peninsula publisher and radio and television executive. A dinner was held in Lee Hall on the eve of the first anniversary of the WDMJ-TV, which was established by Russell and is the only television station in the Upper Peninsula. A reception was held afterwards in the Hotel Northland.

April 29, 2017 Saturday 30/90

April 29, 1957 -HARVEY – A number of youths were fingerprinted Tuesday night, but they weren’t in trouble. Led by Michigan State Police Trooper, John Elliott, Cpl. Jack Schneider of the Marquette County Sheriff’s Department, and Chocolay Township Police Chief Greg Zyburt, school-age police cadets learned how law enforcement agencies produce evidence by taking fingerprints during booking and at crime scenes. The township recently received more than $3,500 for the project from a state grant under the Federal Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act. Chief Greg Zyburt, who hails from Livonia, and project coordinator, Barry Heinzelman, both went through similar programs as youths and said they thought it was productive. Among the program participants were Keith Bingham, a seventh grader at Bothwell Middle School, and Wade carter, a fifth grader from Silver Creek Elementary School.

April 29, 1927 – MARQUETTE – Any aspirations that Theodore L. Wolf, manager of the Marquette Browns had of winning the championship of the Upper Peninsula Baseball Association this year, received a rude jolt several days ago when Arthur “Doc” Emblom, veteran infielder, announced his retirement from baseball, at least during the 1927 season. That his work this year would require the time he would devote to baseball, was given as the reason for his inability to play. During the last six years, Emblom has participated in 168 regularly scheduled games. He has batted well over .300 in this length of time. He was chosen captain and playing manager 6 out of 7 seasons.

April 30, 2017 Sunday 30/90

April 30, 1987 – MARQUETTE – A group of seventh-graders at Marquette’s Graveraet Middle School recently took first place in the Upper Peninsula region in the Michigan Mathematics League Competition. Members of the team, taught by Norm Pelto, are Eric Stein, Clifton Ealy (who also took an individual second place), Josh Morse, Brian Weinrick, Chris Leith and Jill Simandl.

April 30, 1927 -NEGAUNEE – An interesting address on friendship and fraternalism, given by C.H. Gribble of Hermansville, grand lodge official, was the feature of an entertainment program presented during the annual roll call of the Iron Mountain I.O.O.F. Thursday evening. The roll call program under the supervision of H.S. Doolittle, chairman, William McQuiggan, Fred Anderson and Arthur T. Roberts, included numbers of Anderson’s orchestra, selections by the Harmony Aces of Ishpeming, a report on the older boys’ conference in Escanaba by Edward Goldsworthy, the lodge’s delegate to the sessions, and the address by Mr. Gribble.