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30 years ago
MARQUETTE — The two-way traffic plan for North Third Street is causing a gridlock of support and opposition among city businesses. A work session of the Marquette City Commission has been scheduled for Thursday to discuss the two-way plan. The city commission decided Oct. 10 to change Third to two-way traffic between Fair Avenue and Washington Street for a year while studying its effect. The change was requested by the Village Business Association. “We have a concern over access in and out of the parking ramp,” said authority member John “Curly” Wagner. “We would like to see more study and have more input into the plan.” Mayor Robert Berube was the only commissioner to vote against the plan, saying he supported the concept, but wanted a public hearing first. Police Chief George Johnson also voiced strong opposition to the change, citing a 62 percent decrease in accidents since Third was made one-way in the 1960s. Village business owners say the plan will make it easier for customers to enter their businesses and slow down traffic.
60 years ago
ISHPEMING — About 400 persons are expected to attend the second annual Ishpeming Midget Baseball League dinner to be held at 6:30 next Monday evening in the C.L. Phelps School. Theodore Mattson, league president, said a few tickets for the event still are available at Bietila’s Sporting Goods, the Miners’ National Bank and the Elks Lodge. Lou Boudreau, former American League shortstop and manager of the Cleveland Indians, Boston Red Sox, and Kansas City Athletics, who is now sportscaster for the Chicago Cubs on Radio Station WGN, Chicago, will be guest speaker. Edmund Thomas, Ishpeming attorney and former Big Ten basketball competitor against Boudreau, will introduce the guest. Thomas played for the University of Michigan and Boudreau for the University of Illinois. During the program, trophies will be presented to sponsors of the Midget League team champions and runners-up.