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 — Some members of the Catholic Diocese of Marquette are considering re-establishment of a Catholic high School in Marquette. About 25 people attended an organizational meeting Monday to discuss the idea, said one of the organizers, Guy Lasich of Marquette. “Quite a few people have brought up the idea the past six or eight years that there isn’t an alternative high school education available to the Christian community in Marquette.” Organizers will try to determine the Catholic community’s level of interest in a high school, the willingness to commit effort and financial support, and what facilities would be needed. Proposals to start new high schools are a common occurrence, but many efforts are dissolved soon after discovering the amount of work involved, said Rick Sexton, superintendent of Catholic schools for the Marquette Diocese. Marquette’s Bishop Baraga High School, which stood on the site of the current Marquette City Hall, closed in 1969.

90 years ago

ISHPEMING — Coach C. C. Watson, coach of the Ishpeming high school basketball team will have his strongest lineup start Friday night’s game against the Negaunee high school five when the teams meet in the final game of the home season. Negaunee won from Ishpeming in a game played on the former’s floor a few weeks ago and the Hematites are determined to even up the count. Captain Ben Luoma will start in the game at center and the remainder of the lineup will include the best of the first string crew. The doors of the gymnasium will open at 6:15 p.m. and the preliminary game will commence an hour later. Johnson, of Newberry, will referee, and Hardimon, of Marquette, will umpire. Both schools will have largest cheering sections of the season with costumed cheerleaders directing the yells.