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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 — Golfers Bob Bartkowiak and Jim Acocks, both of Marquette, qualified Friday for the upcoming Michigan Amateur Golf Open, a qualifying competition held at the Marquette Golf and Country Club. The Amateur Open is scheduled for June 21-25 at the Belvedere Golf and Country Club in downstate Charlevoix. Bartkowiak shot a 75, while Acocks carded a 76 in Friday’s competition, MGCC spokesperson Dean Ellis said. In a related note, John Freeman, assistant club pro at MGCC, qualified Tuesday for the 73rd Annual Michigan Open to be held at the Grand Traverse Resort in downstate Mancelona June 27-30. Freeman shot a 1 over par 73 — the second lowest qualifying score.

60 years ago

MUNISING — Munising’s 13-year-old “boy hero” Bill Kinnunen received a $25 savings bond from The Mining Journal in appreciation for his alertness and service to the public while in the act of delivering papers. Bill was given the award by Fred Harkin, Mining Journal circulation manager, for the quick thinking and action which enabled him to save the life of 9-year-old Bobby Bowerman. The Bowerman boy nearly suffocated June 3 when he was trapped in a cave-in while playing in a sand pit with two companions. Bill received the award from G. Wallace Masters, former mayor of Munising, now safety supervisor at the Munising Paper Co. and recently elected commander of the Munising American Legion.