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 rhythmic gymnastics demonstration featuring intermediate level gymnasts will be held at 7 tonight in Hedgcock Fieldhouse at Northern Michigan University in Marquette. The demonstration concludes a week of training at the U.S. Olympic Training Center (USOTC) at NMU for 65 youths — junior and senior girls ranging in age from 10 years to mid-teens. Rhythmic gymnastics is a sport that combines dance and body movements with the handling of various apparatus, such as hoops, ribbons, balls, clubs and ropes. Class II rhythmic gymnasts compete in both optional and required (compulsory) routines.

“The girls who have been training here at the OTC for the past week are intermediate lever, or Class II,” explained Maureen Broderick, head coach for the camp and the National Age Group Director for Rhythmic Gymnastics. “Each of the top six rhythmic gymnasts in Class II from the eight regions of the country are selected to attend this camp. Only two senior girls (15 and older) are allowed from each region for the Class II camp.”

60 years ago

MARQUETTE — Marquette’s city health department is now giving physical examinations to all food handlers in the city, Dr. Beatrice Bolan, city health officer, reports. The physicals are being given on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays. No physicals will be given on Wednesdays, Dr. Bolan explained, because that is the day the Visiting Nurses Assn. conducts their children’s immunization program in the health department’s quarters. All children through 14 years of age, whose parents cannot afford a private physician, are elibible for the immunization program, she said. The immunization program is under the direction of Mrs. Carol Anderson, R.N.