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30 years ago
MARQUETTE — Northern Michigan University’s Herb Grenke has been named the 1987 Kodak College Division 1 Coach of the Year for Region 8 by members of the American Football Coaches Association. Grenke was one of five regional coaches of the year named by his colleagues. Grenke took the Wildcats to a 9-1 regular season record and a berth in the eight-team NCAA Division II playoffs. NMU reached the semi-finals before bowing to national runner-up Portland State, 12-7. Northern’s head coach for five years, after nine as an assistant at NMU, Grenke guided the Wildcats to the GLIAC championship in Northern’s first year in the league. He was previously named GLIAC Coach of the Year by the conference coaches.
90 years ago
GWINN — Dr. C.E. Walters, a well known Minnesota physician and surgeon, has arrived at Gwinn to become associated with Dr. R.A. Burke, of Palmer, who has extended his practice to the Swansey range since the Cleveland-Cliffs Iron company’s hospital at Gwinn was closed and Dr. D.R. MacIntyre transferred to Negaunee. Dr. Walters will be in charge of the Gwinn district for Dr. Burke and, as he has had considerable experience in a mining community, he will be able to take immediate charge of Dr. Burke’s office there. Dr. Walters, who is a graduate of the University of Minnesota, is married and has two children, both of whom are attending high school.