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30 years ago
ISHPEMING — John Meier III has been promoted to lieutenant in the United States Navy. Meier, a 1981 graduate of Westwood High School, received his commission in 1986 after graduating from officer candidate school in Newport, R.I. He attended the Navy supply corps school in Athens, G.A. and the submarine officer basic school in New London, Conn. Meier reported to the fleet ballistic submarine USS James Madison, homeported in Charleston, S.C., in July 1987 and has since completed four strategic deterrent patrols. Meier is qualified to wear Gold Submariner Dolphins, signifying an officer qualified in submarines, the Navy Achievement Medal, the Sea Service Deployment Ribbon and the Expert Pistol Shot Medal. The son of Gail Meier of Ishpeming and John Meier of Negaunee, Meier is a 1986 graduate of Michigan Technological University. His wife Wanda is the daughter of Faye and Leroy Maki of Ishpeming.
60 years ago
MARQUETTE — Two registered Holstein cows owned by the Marquette State Prison have completed official records that bring their lifetime production totals to more than 100,000 pounds of milk, the Holstein-Friesian Assn. of America, Brattleboro, VT., announced today. Marquette De Kol Burke Veeman, 2924873, produced 123,130 pounds of milk and 4,311 pounds of butterfat in 2,398 days on official tests. Marquette Pietertje Burke Lass, 3012061, produced 112,156 pounds of milk and 4,025 pounds of butterfat in 2,208 days on official test. To date, 10,327 Holsteins have exceeded this production mark on official test.