Superiorland Yesterdays

EDITOR’S NOTE: Superiorland Yesterdays is prepared by the reference staff at the Peter White Public Library in Marquette.

30 years ago

NEGAUNEE — The Negaunee Lions Club honored wives of present and deceased members with a recent dinner at the Mather Inn and presented pins for perfect attendance and length of membership in the club. The 1987-88 slate of officers was introduced at the dinner: Albert Sundine, president; Jim Kinnunen, first vice president; Dennis Sippola, second vice president; Kirk Nelson, third vice president; Dave Hallgren, secretary; Peter Wahlman, treasurer; Herb LaMere, tail twister; Carl Bergh, lion tamer; and Dick Koski, Dennis Partanen, Donald Birch and Bob DeGabriele, board members. The Negaunee Lions have been organized for 33 years.

Charter members present at the dinner were Bob DeGabriele, Melvin Johnson, and Walter Ludholtz.

60 years ago

NEGAUNEE — Marquette County’s new airport is rapidly nearing completion in Negaunee Township, and when finished, it will rank with the finest municipal fields in the region.

Geographically speaking, the Negaunee Township site is more ideal than Sawyer for a municipal airport since it is not more than a 30 minutes’ drive from Marquette, Ishpeming, or Negaunee. It is located well outside the 15-mile restricted air radius of Sawyer Field.