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 — He works in an office building with four dentists and consults with them constantly. He even comes from a family of dentists. But Steve Holman wants to make it clear he’s not a dentist. “I enhance or help provide a service for the doctor,” he said. Holman, a Marquette native, is a certified dental technician. His studio is within the west Ishpeming Dental Center. He’s a cross between a skilled craftsman and a scientist, designing customized crowns, bridges and other dental work in his studio. Holman uses gold and ceramic alloys to mold the pieces dentists request for patients. Each piece of work is matched to the patient’s exact tooth color through the use of charts and different pigments. A 1977 graduate of NMU with a bachelor’s degree in metalsmithing, Holman received an associate degree in dental technology from Ferris State College in 1979. His father, Ed, is a retired Marquette dentist. An uncle, Stan, and a cousin, Dan Collins, are still practicing in the area.

90 years ago

MARQUETTE — Baraga Parochial School recently held elections of various classes. The senior class, which this year is the largest in the history of the school, will be officered by the following: President Jerry Burke, vice president Edward Lynch, secretary Katherine Holland, and treasurer Helen Connors. Junior activities will be presided over by president John Connolly, vice president Anne Louise Derleth, secretary William Tinkham, and treasurer Henry Schroeger.