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 – First Realty Inc., Better Homes and Gardens of Marquette recently sponsored a wreath decorating contest and donated the works to the Jacobetti Veterans Facility. The wreaths were displayed in the ShopKo craft department. Winners were Joan Mason of Marquette, Olga Rosendahl of Marquette, and Doris Hammerstrom of Houghton. Barb Wiegand of First Realty; Sue Taylor of the veterans facility; Delores DeWitt, project coordinator; Charles Drury, First Realty; Bob Sullivan, First Realty; Ed Marshall, veterans facility; Terry Huffman, president of First Realty; and Mary LaFave, ShopKo craft department head brought the wreaths to the veterans facility as a group.

90 years ago

MARQUETTE – The 20-year club of the Lake Shore Engine Works had its annual banquet at the Marquette club last evening. The club now consists of 15 men who have been with the company in continuous service for 20 years or more. The oldest employee is Nels P. Flodin, sales manager, who has been with the company for 26 years. John T. Peterson and Napoleon Berry started 35 years ago are now on the pension list. There are three new members this year: Alex Finlay, Harry Goldsworthy and George Odette. Other members of the 20-year club are: Fred H. Begole, Ernest L. Pearce, Henry Ragusett, Henry Kreig, Elmer Eckstrom, William Bystrom, Paul Musolf, John Lindquist, and John R. Anderson. E.L. Pearce, vice-president and general manager, presided as toastmaster. James E. Sherman, who has been director of the company for 28 years, was one of the speakers on the program.