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 — A workshop to help retailers learn more about competitive retailing will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. Tuesday at Northern Michigan University. The keynote address, “Stopping Retail Leakage,” will be presented by Richard Mistele of the University of Wisconsin. His address will explain why consumers leave their hometowns to shop and how proprietors can keep them closer to home. Other topics include managing profit by departments and incorporating the hand-crafted product line. Cost of the workshop is $15. The event will be in the Marquette Room of the Bottum University Center.

60 years ago

MARQUETTE — Sea lamprey catches in electromechanical weirs on Lake Superior streams in the Upper Peninsula and Wisconsin declined to 207 last week, according to the Marquette office of the U.S. Bureau of Commercial Fisheries. During the same week last year, 186 lampreys were taken. To date this year, 66,581 lampreys have been captured in the weirs, compared with 57,545 in the corresponding period last year. Six of the 45 weirs in the network have been taken out of commission following indications that the lamprey runs in those streams has ended for the year.