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 — A new private duty nursing company, Northern Home Services Inc., opened for business recently as a sister agency to Northern Home Nursing Services. The new company offers 24-hour private duty nursing by private pay only. The older company offers services paid by Medicare and Medicaid. Lynn Crabb, director for the new company’s Marquette and Escanaba offices, said Northern Home Services’ staff includes registered nurses, licensed practical nurses, home health aides, homemakers and therapists, and offers special-request services. Northern Home Services, 320 S. Front St., services all of Marquette and surrounding counties. Service by the new agency can provide additional assistance in the home where Medicare and Medicaid leave off. Crabb said a typical two-hour block of private service could include personal care such as bathing, assistance with ambulation, exercise, meal preparation, housework and other chores. The agency also can staff 24-hour, around-the-clock nursing as an alternative to nursing home placement, she added.

60 years ago

MARQUETTE — Cecil C. Beck, Marquette, who has been regional sales representative for WDMJ-TV, has been named manager of WDMJ, The Mining Journal Radio Station, effective immediately. He succeeds Robert Bourke, Ishpeming, who has taken a position with station WFRA, Franklin, Pa. Beck has had a wide experience in radio, in all capacities, from announcer to general manager. His last station prior to serving with Channel 6 was as general manager of WPFD, Darlington, S.C. Mr. and Mrs. Beck have four daughters, Sharon Lee, Jacqualine Lee, Robin Lee, and Candace Lee. Robert J. Sands of Marquette will serve as WDMJ sales manager.