Superiorland Yesterdays

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

30 years ago

ISHPEMING — An 11-year-old Ishpeming girl was given an Outstanding Citizens Award Friday from the Marquette County Sheriff’s Department for returning the money-filled wallet of an Ishpeming man. While walking to the bus stop on Nov. 9, Kimberly Nault, who attends Phelps Middle School in Ishpeming, found a wallet containing $76. She turned it over to authorities. Kimberly said she found it in an alley near Birch Street and Deer Lake Avenue. “And I took it to the bus, and when I took it out there was a whole bunch of money in it,” she said. “I brought it to school and gave it to the principal and he gave it to the police.” Kimberly is the daughter of Peter and Ann Nault of Ishpeming.

60 years ago

MARQUETTE — The annual Sweetheart Dance, sponsored by the Junior Class of Bishop Baraga Central High School, will be held in the Baraga auditorium. Highlighting the affair will be the announcement of the Baraga Sweetheart, chosen from among the candidates already nominated by the boys of the respective classes. This year’s candidates are: Mary Margaret Biering, senior, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Biering; Elaine Bleau, junior, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Bleau; Janice Wood, sophomore, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Allan Wood; and Barbara Dagenais, freshman, daughter of Mrs. And Mrs. Kenneth Goldsworthy.