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 – Two candidates are running unopposed for two four-year seats on the Negaunee School Board in the June 8 election. Stephen Leslie is a corrections officer for the Marquette Branch Prison. He is a graduate of Ishpeming High School, attended Northern Michigan University and has lived in the Negaunee School District for 19 years. This is his first try for a school board seat. He and his wife, Donna, have two daughters: Shannon, 18 and Dana, 14. Mike Anderson is a certified public accountant for OK Auto Supply of Ishpeming. He moved to Negaunee four years ago from Menominee and failed in a bid for a county commission seat in the fall of 1986. This is his first try for a seat on the school board. He and his wife, Sharon, have three daughters: Michele, 14; Anna, 7; and Marci, 2.

60 years ago

MARQUETTE – Public reaction to the appointment of 23-year-old Fred Rydholm to the Marquette city Commission has been very favorable. General comments have followed the theme of “it’s good to see an up-and-coming young man get the post.” Mr. Rydholm is a science instructor in the Howard Junior High School. He has an impressive background in education, and served in the Navy during World War II. He is a native of this city and has been active in Scouting and educational organization circles.