Superiorland Yesterdays

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

30 years ago

MARQUETTE — Marquette Parks and Recreation Department employees Frank Starr, Rich Sandstrom, and Lance Larsson were seen pouring concrete into curb molds Tuesday as part of the $3,700 South Beach Erosion Control Project now underway. Parks director, John Turausky, said the concrete curbing, construction of a drainage spillway and the planting of dune grass are all designed to halt erosion at the city beach, and will be completed by the end of next week.

90 years ago

MARQUETTE — Miss Hilda Carlson, R.N., has presented the report of a busy year as school nurse from September 1926 to June, 1927 during which time 2,593 preliminary inspections of children were made at the beginning of the term, and 2,298 children were prepared for dental examinations. Toothbrushes were provided for 68 indigent pupils, eyeglasses were secured for 5 pupils though the Junior Red Cross, and 23 children were taken care of at the Red Cross toenail clinics. The school board paid for 63 pairs of shoes and 33 pairs of rubber boots for indigent children. Through Miss Carlson’s inspection, 54 children were excluded from school for illness, 54 for impetigo contagion, 43 for scabies, 52 for pediculosis and 65 for nits. At her recommendation, the Visiting Nurse association provided milk for undernourished children at the following schools: North Marquette, Nester, Hampton, Third Street school, Fisher, and Ely. Probably the surest way to arrive at a real appreciation of the school nurse’s work would be to do without it for awhile, but most of us are willing to accept the assurance of the value of that kind of public health work.