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 — Hundreds of Marquette County parents went beyond the “breaking point” last year and abused their children. Several local agencies devote at least some of their time to preventing child abuse. “Everybody’s got a breaking point,” said Marquette County Public Health nurse Cookie Aho. “Child abuse prevention is just trying to keep people from reaching that point.” A parent living alone with a young child, without the support from family and friends, is one of the most common situations in which child abuse occurs. The stress level gets really high. A wishing well at the Marquette Mall has been set up to benefit the Women’s Center’s SAFE program during April, which is National Child Abuse Prevention Month. Helen Hagan of Republic agreed to have her photo taken while adding coins to the wishing well recently.

60 years ago

ISHPEMING — A 24-piece ensemble composed of Ishpeming High School students will appear as one of the entertainment features of the annual spring Style Show to be presented by the Francis A. Bell Memorial Hospital Auxiliary in the high school auditorium. Cooperating with the hospital auxiliary in presenting the Style Show are merchants from Ishpeming and Negaunee. Under the direction of Miss Gladys Freethy, the ensemble will sing a Fred Waring arrangement of American folk dances. Mrs. Jack Williams, Ishpeming, will appear as guest pianist, and will accompany Mrs. E.N. Olson, soloist, during the traditional wedding scene. General chairman of the event is Mrs. Edmund Thomas. Proceeds will be used to purchase equipment for the hospital.