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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

ISHPEMING — County Merchants of Negaunee worked its way out of the losers’ bracket of the John Leffler-David Nault Memorial Fast Pitch Softball Tournament in Ishpeming to become the Class D champions. Sunday in the Class E championship game, Uphill 41 of Hancock defeated Silver Dollar of Trenary, 12-2, in five innings. The Merchants defeated Moonbeams of Munising, 5-4 in eight innings, in the final game, which began Sunday and went for five innings before being postponed because of rain and continued on Tuesday. In the eighth inning, Toby Mattson singled for the Merchants, went to second on a wild pitch and scored on a single by Steve Ayotte. The Merchants also defeated Moonbeams, 3-2, to force the final and deciding game. Merchants’ pitcher, Dave Bess, was tabbed the Most Valuable Pitcher of the tourney. In the Class E contest, winning pitcher Joe Zeleznick was tabbed as Most Valuable Pitcher of the tourney.

60 years ago

MUNISING — Dr. R.A. Tearnan, director of the Alger-Schoolcraft Health Department, announces that a clinic will be held in LaMothe Hall Wednesday, Aug. 26, from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Polio vaccinations will be given to children from 1 year of age through 14 and to expectant mothers. Immunization against diphtheria, tetanus and whooping cough also will be given. The most recent directive from the Michigan Department of Health, dated Aug. 14, states: “Because of the changes in the immunization schedules outlined in the inter-departmental circular of June 12, 1959; completed immunizations will be recorded as follows: Three doses of poliomyelitis vaccine will comprise a complete series.” No booster doses are advocated by the State Health Department for those who have completed their three doses of polio vaccinations. However, those infants who have been given polio vaccinations at three months of age or up to six months of age will need a fourth dose of polio vaccine. Those who have received polio vaccinations from one through 14 years of age and expectant mothers will not have to have a fourth dose of polio vaccine at this time.