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 — The Marquette County Transit Authority will host the second annual Lois J. Clark Small Bus Roadeo at the Lakeview Arena parking lot from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Sunday, organizers announced. The Small Bus Roadeo tests the skills of professional bus drivers from transit companies throughout the Upper Peninsula, who will compete in three events — a road test, written test and a vehicle check list. Judges are volunteers from various law enforcement agencies. This year, drivers from Gogebic Transit, Ontonagon Transit and Alger County Transit will compete with MarqTran drivers for trophies, cash prizes and other recognitions. The winner of the U.P. Small Bus Roadeo will be eligible to compete in statewide competition later this year. The local event is dedicated this year to the memory of Lois Jean Clark, a MarqTran operations supervisor who died in October. She organized the first U.P. Small Bus Roadeo last year.

60 years ago

ISHPEMING — Winners in the American Legion Auxiliary poppy poster contest conducted in Ishpeming schools were announced today by Mrs. Philip Sarvello and Mrs. Alden Ostlund, co-chairwomen. In Class I, first prize was won by John Rader, sixth grade, at the Grammar School; second prize by Paul Sundberg, sixth grade at the Ridge Street School, and third prize by Richard Engstrom, fourth grade student at the Birchview School. In Class II, first prize winner was Kenneth Tunnell, eight grade student, and second and third prizes went to Mary Beth Casperson and Gail Hendrickson, respectively, seventh grade students, all of the Grammar School. First and second prize winners in the high school competition, Class III, were Karen Homburg, a sophomore, and Beverly Erkkila, a junior. First prize posters in each division will be entered in the district contest. Judges in the Ishpeming contest were Mrs. Oscar Johnson and Miss Margaret Dundon.