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 — Roger Bergman pocketed the most valuable player award and Tim McIntire earned the league pitching trophy recently at the Central Superior Fastpitch League awards dinner held at the Westwood Lanes in Marquette.

Class A-B team awards went to first-place finisher Vango’s Lounge (21-4), runner-up Casino Miller (20-5) and third-place finisher Remillard’s Bar (15-6).

Vango’s Lounge softball team also pocketed the Upper Peninsula Class A title. Members of the team are: Gardner “Bugs” Bess, Jay Kilmer, Jim Bray, Larry Benten, Barry James, Jim Demeriais, Jack Reynolds, Dan Erspamer, Steve “Red” Holman, Mark LaCombe, Greg Buzzo, Steve “Pedro” Flynn, Tim Bullock, Bob Rabitaille and Dennis Bess.

60 years ago

NEGAUNEE — Calling attention of Negaunee residents to the opening of the 1957 National Fire Prevention Week Oct. 6, Fire Chief Melvin Johnson requested householders during the week-long observance to check their furnaces and make inspections of their homes for fire hazards. In connection with the observance, arrangements are being made by the Negaunee Fire Department to show films on fire hazards and safety precautions to school children.