Superiorland Yesterdays

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

30 years ago

BIG BAY – Shannon Burns, 8, of Big Bay, showed up all the other anglers at the Lake Independence Fishing Derby in the category with the most entries – sucker. Hers measured 22-1/4 inches and tipped the scales at 5 pounds – netting the young ice-angler a $20 prize. The Juchemich family of Negaunee includes two of the most recent inductees into the Michigan Department of Natural Resources Master Angler Award program. They are Katie, 10 and her brother Mike, 7. Katie nailed a beauty of a bluegill on Sunday measuring out at 11-1/4 inches and 1 pound, 2 ounces. Not to be outdone, the next day Mike caught an 11 inch, 1 pound, 2 ounce specimen. Their mother, Pat, also caught a bluegill, leaving only dad, Mike, without a trophy.

90 years ago

ISHPEMING – The Marquette-Alger County Medical society will meet at the Morgan Heights tuberculosis sanitarium on February 21 at 7 o’clock sharp. An interesting and varied program will be given as follows: a history of the origin of the Morgan Heights sanitarium by Dr. F. McD. Harkin of Marquette; remarks by Dr. C.N. Bottum of Marquette, the first attending physician to the sanitarium; a talk by Dr. Paul Van Riper of Champion, chairman of the board of supervisors; sanitarium committee on the hospital addition and the sanitarium in general; clinical demonstration of cases with their X-ray findings by Dr. S. Lojacano; report of a case of fracture of the anatomical neck of humerus by Dr. F.R. Schemm of Big Bay; report of a case of tuberculosis of the wrist by Dr. A.W. Hornbogen of Marquette and Dr. S. Lojacano of the sanitarium. A lunch will be served between 9 and 9:30.