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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

NEGAUNEE — Escanaba High School walked away with the championship of the Negaunee Invitational girls’ tennis tournament here Saturday. Escanaba notched 36 points to defeat defending champion West Iron Co., which compiled 18. Negaunee placed third with 14, followed by Gladstone, 13; Marinette (Wis.), 12; Wakefield, five, and Westwood, three. The Eskymos dominated the tourney, reaching 6-of-7 championship matches and winning all but No. 4 singles and No. 3 doubles. Negaunee’s Kelly Johnson at No. 1 singles, and Kristen Powrozek at No. 3, made it to the finals before losing to Escanaba’s Judy Skradski and Lisa Kuckhan, respectively.

60 years ago

MARQUETTE — Mrs. L. F. Hunt of 368 W. Park St. is a veteran bird watcher who is accustomed to seeing unusual species of birds in her yard, but even she had to blink in wonderment when she glanced out the window the other day and spotted a parakeet romping around her bird feeding stations and bird baths. She thinks the parakeet is a fugitive from some resident’s living room, and she’s worried that the tropical bird will come to a sad end as soon as cold weather sets in unless the bird’s owner comes to its rescue. The parakeet, Mrs. Hunt said, has a green head. Its coloring shades into a dark blue on the tail feathers. The bird is light blue around the legs.