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30 years ago
NEGAUNEE — The St. Paul’s Concert Choir will begin rehearsals for its Christmas Concert at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 27 at St. Paul Church, 202 W. Case St., Negaunee. The choir will be singing a cantata “A Son! A Savior!” The concert will be presented twice, at 3:30 and 7 p.m. Dec. 17. The choir is made up of people interested in singing and no auditions are conducted. Members are from all denominations. Anyone interested in joining is invited to attend the first practice. The choir is under the direction of Bill Barrette, with Evelyn Jean Bertucci as accompanist.
60 years ago
ISHPEMING–The Ishpeming City Council has authorized the transfer of a 10-acre tract of land on U.S. 41 to the state for the proposed half-million dollar National Guard armory. The land is located on the south side of U.S. 41 and adjacent to the Palms Book Addition. The parcel was donated by the Cleveland-Cliffs Iron Co. In authorizing the transfer, the group instructed City Manager Thomas R. McNabb and City Attorney Albert Hooper to “work out” several provisions in the deed–the main one, of course, would be a reverter clause.