Superiorland Yesterdays

EDITOR’S NOTE: Superiorland Yesterdays is prepared by the reference staff at the Peter White Public Library in Marquette.

30 years ago

GWINN — The Gwinn Middle School seventh grade boys’ basketball team completed the 1987-88 season with an undefeated record. The squad went 10-0 and captured the Marquette County Eastern Division championship during regular season play, then won the post-season tournament title. The Gwinn team outscored its opponents 521-263 over the campaign. Team members are: Brian Yunkari, Ricky Hill, Marty Plakorus, Josh Suardini, Shane Raeck, Ryan Mulally, Kevin Bencer, Josh Skoog, Brian Sheard, Eric Turner, Gary Haney, David Teixeira, Sam Beauchamp, Greg Ghiardi, Corey Ghiringhelli, Joseph Fregetto, Jeffrey Delmont, Frank Klima, coach Sam Trotter, and team manager Scott Paasch.

90 years ago

MARQUETTE — Four contestants in oratory and four in declamation will meet in the John D. Pierce High School in the annual competitive event for students in that school. Professor Don H. Bottom, principal of the school, will be chairman. Contestants in declamation are: Marjorie Brown, Frances Bennett, William Koski and Gertrude Jones. Contestants in oration are: David McClintock, Everett Luoma, Robert Bishop and Toivo Lind.