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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 — Marquette County Commissioners voted unanimously this week to implement the 911 emergency telephone district. Included in the district are telephone exchanges in Big Bay, Michigamme, Champion, Ishpeming, Negaunee, Marquette, Sand River, Skandia, Gwinn, Republic, and the Watson exchange in Ewing Township. County officials expect the system to be operating by 1992. It will be funded through collection of a portion of voter-approved millage and monthly surcharges on resident’s telephones. The commissioners also: Approved a recommendation from the county airport committee to conduct a marketing study on air service at the Marquette County Airport. The study, which will be funded on a 50/50 basis between the county and the state, will address whether air service can be improved at Marquette County Airport.

60 years ago

MARQUETTE — Sgt. G.E. Lantz, U.S. Army recruiter from Newberry, will be located at the post office tomorrow from 1 to 5 p.m. and Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., to interview young men and women interested in service with the U.S. Army. Lantz said applications are being accepted for many different Army career fields ranging from electronics to automotive maintenance, and medical to administration career fields. Young men enlisting in the U.S. Army during the month of November will receive their processing at Ft. Carson, Colo., and their basic training at either Ft. Hood Texas, or Ft. Riley, Kan.