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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

MARQUETTE — It was dubbed the “Snow Bowl” at the Negaunee High School football field Friday night. Both Negaunee and Marquette Senior High School knew one score was going to win the game. In the end, MSHS defeated the Miners, 6-0, to take home The Mining Journal’s Diamond Jubilee Trophy for the second straight year. “I’ve never been in worse conditions,” Marquette Coach George Karageorge said of the snow that piled up on the field. “It was obvious from the start that the first team to score would be in the driver’s seat.” Marquette senior tailback Boris Martysz got the Redmen on the board with a 90-yard touchdown run with 19 seconds to go in the third quarter. Negaunee had a chance with under two minutes to go in the third quarter. With the ball on the Miners’ 45, quarterback Kevin Jacobson hit receiver Dave Ducoli for a 43-yard gain and a first down at the MSHS eight. “We knew it would come down to one scoring play, and Marquette got it,” said NHS Coach Dick Koski. Play throughout the game was delayed as the field’s lights continued to go on-and-off as a result of heavy snow and wind. “Negaunee played an outstanding game. We feel like survivors coming out of this game,” Karageorge said.

60 years ago

ISHPEMING — James R. Smith, a Marquette city commissioner and fifth & sixth grade geography teacher in the Ishpeming school system, is the author of an article featured in the recent issue of the Journal of Geography. Smith’s story, which appeared in the journal for teachers of elementary, high school and college geography, is entitled, “Bulletin Boards in Geography.” In the article, Smith advocates the use of bulletin boards, which “will perform a job of instruction merely through their presence in your classroom. They can be arranged to stimulate action.” The methods and materials which make the most effective teaching aids in use of bulletin boards are also outlined by Smith. “Used properly, they are a means of creating interest when put in operation prior to the undertaking of a new unit.”