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Superiorland Yesterdays

July 7, 2008
The Mining Journal

30 years ago

MARQUETTE - A letter was sent from the Marquette Housing Office today to Doris Bullock, owner of the Janzen Hotel, ordering the hotel vacated within 30 days. The move came after the Marquette Zoning Board of Appeals voted Thursday night to deny Mrs. Bullock's appeal of a condemnation notice first issued in the summer of 1977. A number of delays in carrying out the order to vacate had been granted by the appeals board in hopes the 82-year-old hotel and rooming house could be brought up to minimum health and safety standards.

The Marquette-Alger Intermediate School District Board of Education elected officers at its reorganizational meeting Thursday night. Selected as president was Ellwood Mattson; vice president, Gerald Anderson; secretary, Louis Myefsky; and treasurer, Charles Olson. Mattson is a 1950 graduate of Northern Michigan University and a graduate of the University of Wisconsin School of Banking. He is president of the First National Bank of Marquette, and has served on the intermediate district board of education since 1968.

MUNISING - Efforts to halt construction of the new Mather High School on the controversial Munising Bay location in Munising has apparently failed. Ted Hardley, past president of the Munising Board of Education, reported during Thursday night's special meeting that only 230 area residents had signed a petition to change the location of the new high school. Hardley, who spearheaded the petition drive, had reported earlier that he was seeking 600 signatures to present to the board in opposition to the lake front site.

60 years ago

MARQUETTE - The state highway department today announced it will determine low bidders next Wednesday, July 14, in Escanaba on two concrete pavement construction projects for relocation of U.S. 41 from the Carp River in the southeast section of Marquette to the intersection of U.S. 41 and M-28 and for relocation of U.S. 41 to eliminate dangerous Green Garden hill.

Firemen extinguished a sawdust and grass blaze near the boarding house at the Schneider Bros. mill, Dead River location, at 3 p.m. yesterday.

ISHPEMING - Inasmuch as the deadline for filing names is noon Friday, July 9, it appears likely there will be no contest in the school elections.



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