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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 — Marie Lyons has been named Woman of the Year by the Hematite Business and Professional Women’s Club. The club chose Lyons for this honor because of “her many contributions to local, district and state organizations.” Lyons is active in the business club; she has been the publicity chair for the state convention, the parliamentarian and president of the local club, and has held the district foundation chair. A member of St. Paul Church in Negaunee, Lyons is on the church council, participates in the concert choir, liturgy commission, and is an Eucharistic minister and lector. She is also active in the Veterans of Foreign War Auxiliary, school support staff, Daughters of Isabella, Women’s Club of Negaunee, Eagles Aerie Aux Negaunee and Negaunee High School Service Organization.

60 years ago

MARQUETTE — The Parent-Sisters Club of St. Peter’s School announced plans today for its annual fall festival and smorgasbord to be held this weekend. The festival, scheduled from 2 to 5:30 p.m. Saturday in the school will feature booth sales of aprons, baked goods, homemade candy, doll clothes, and various items for Christmas giving. There will also be a fish pond. The smorgasbord will be served Sunday from noon to 3 p.m. in St. Peter Cathedral Hall. General Chairman for the festival is Mrs. Arnold Mulzer. She is being assisted by Mrs. Arthur Hultgren. In charge of the smorgasbord arrangements is Mrs. Vincent Piasecki, with Mrs. Paul Pellisier as co-chairman. Donald Constance, president of the Parent-Sisters Club, is heading the men’s committee in charge of games at the festival. Ticket sales for the smorgasbord will be limited to 500, it was announced by Mrs. Dorothy Stadler, ticket chairman. Reservations should be made with Mrs. Edward F. Green. The public is invited to both events.