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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 — The Marquette Schools and Marquette Area Chamber of Commerce have agreed to a formal partnership expected to benefit the schools and local businesses.

District Superintendent Tom Gill said such partnerships are becoming common at “most of the good schools across the United States.”

He said the cooperative arrangement will start out small with a career education workshop in which local businesses explain their professions to students. In other instances, local businesses have encouraged quality in local education by offering tours and creating scholarships or awards for such things as high attendance.

Gill said the partnership with the chamber won’t cost the school district anything and will cost businesses very little. Cooperative arrangements would benefit the businesses in terms of recruiting, training, and advertising, he said.

60 years ago

ISHPEMING — Niilo Lapinoja, East High Street, has been named editor of the Amerikan Suometar, a Finnish newspaper published in Calumet. Lapinoja came to Ishpeming from Finland with his family about two years ago and has been editor of the Amerikan Sanomat during that time. His wife was employed at H.W. Gossard Co. here. Lapinoja graduated from the social college in Helsinki in 1941 and had been in newspaper work in Finland for about 20 years.