EDITOR’S NOTE: Superiorland Yesterdays is prepared by the reference staff at the Peter White Public Library in Marquette.
30 years ago
ISHPEMING — Two Westwood High School forensics team members received trophies at the 23rd annual Michigan Speech Coaches Association spring tournament at Mackinac Island’s Grand Hotel June 5-7. From a field of nearly 700 students from around the state, Kristi Swarthwood earned third place in informative speaking and JoAnn Anderson took fourth place in after dinner speaking. The two were the only Upper Peninsula students to place in the tourney. Other WHS students competing were Molly Anderson, Chris Salo, Bryan Johnson, Pamela Flink, Nikki Stetson, Becky Rovedo and Noelle Marcotte.
90 years ago
MARQUETTE — The Mining Journal Printers defeated Spear’s Fast Deliveries, 9 to 5, in a tournament contest in the Marquette industrial indoor baseball league yesterday. Medon Desotelle, on the mound for the Printers, pitched an air-tight game, allowing only two hits up to the seventh frame when the coal heavers collected two more safe swats and registered four runs, aided by two misplays. Hillberg’s work behind the bat and the playing of the Printers’ infield were the high points of the clash.