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30 years ago
MARQUETTE – Fisher Elementary School celebrates “Moon of Falling Leaves” – three days of activities honoring Native Americans beginning today. As an alternative to a Thanksgiving theme, staff and students decided this year’s fall activities would feature Indian culture and traditions. An open house will be held at 6:30 p.m. Monday at the school and there will be a blanket “give-away,” a tradition where items placed on blankets are exchanged as gifts. Indian fry bread and cedar tea will be served in the classrooms. At 7 p.m., a pow-wow led by local tribe members will be held in the gym. Other activities throughout the week include corn grinding, music, dancing and storytelling
60 years ago
ISHPEMING – Nineteeth century composers and the Italian opera will be the topic of discussion by the American Association of University Women at a meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday in the home of Mrs. John Ohlson of Empire St. Mrs. Eric Hammar, president of the unit, said that composers to be studied will include Schubert, Von Weber, Mendelssohn, Schumann, Chopin, Wagner, Brahms and Berloitz. Entertainment will feature vocal selections by Alfred Hendra, piano renditions played by Mrs. Jack Williams, and a piano solo by Mrs. John Ohlson. Mrs. George Sundberg and Mrs. Eric Hammar will present a duet selection, while a solo number will be offered by Mrs. Hammar. Members are reminded to bring paperback books for exchange or purchase. Hostesses will be Mrs. Ohlson, Mrs. H.W. Bouley and Mrs. E.E. Nault.