Superiorland Yesterdays

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

30 years ago

LANSING — A state legislative committee today approved an $800,000 increase in the initial cost of Northern Michigan University’s sports dome, but did not release any funds to pay for it. At the request of the university and its architects, the Legislature’s Joint Capital Outlay Subcommittee this morning agreed to increase the project’s first-phase cost from $21 million to $21.8 million. It did not agree to release additional state money, and a university official said no fund-raising drive is under way as yet to cover the cost.

90 years ago

MARQUETTE — Aviation will become an all-year activity in the Upper Peninsula within the next few years, according to flying enthusiasts in this section. It has been pointed out that skids have been successfully used in winter flying in snow countries and will be practical for this section.