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 –Like most anything these days, golf prices have been hard-hit by inflation. At the Marquette Golf and Country Club, across-the-board rate hikes were initiated this spring, according to club pro Marc Gilmore. Fees for golfing nine holes went up from $8 to $10, while for 18 holds, the fee was increased to $15 from $13. At the Wawonowin Country Club in Ishpeming, rate increases, too, went into effect this summer. Golfing fees for nine holes were bumped from $7 to $8, while all-day ticket fees for 18 holes jumped from $12 to $15. Fees for golf carts and pool carts went up as well, Wawonowin interim club pro Craig Erdmann said. Erdmann cited “the rising costs of fuel and maintenance problems” as factors prompting the rate hike. At the K.I. Sawyer Golf Course, which expanded from nine holes to 18 last Friday, rate hikes of 50 cents in each division were adopted in the spring, according to Malanie Teets, operations clerk at the course.

60 years ago

MARQUETTE — Rocco Pantalone, 413 Norwood St., Marquette, was the winner in the Northland Stores’ “Braves Weekend” contest, and left this morning with his daughter, Clara, on the all-expense-paid trip via North Central Airlines for Milwaukee. Mr. Pantalone registered for the contest at the Quality Market, 1714 Presque Isle Ave., thereby entitling the store operators, Mrs. And Mrs. Chester Kiltinen, to go on the trip. Kiltineen received the tickets from Larry B. Blohm, NCA manager here. The contest was sponsored by 17 Northerland stores in this area and by Radio Stations WDMJ, Marquette, WJPD, Ishpeming. The winners will see the Braves’ games against San Francisco in Milwaukee this weekend.