EDITOR’S NOTE: Superiorland Yesterdays is prepared by the reference staff at the Peter White Public Library in Marquette.
30 years ago
SHINGLETON–When Kathy Salo found out that the young man approaching her in a Shingleton store had escaped from neighboring Camp Cusino, she expected him to ask for money and a getaway car. Instead, the 21-year-old asked for a favor: Would she call the state police? Salo was mopping floors at about 9 p.m. at Robinson’s Store when he came in and asked for help. “He said he wasn’t a bad guy, that he was in there for writing bad checks,” she said. He told her that he’d gotten in debt to other inmates, that is was payday and he didn’t have enough cash to give them. The other inmates had threatened his life, he told Salo. At her request, he waited outside and was soon picked up by corrections officers from Camp Cusino, who had been alerted by state police. He was returned to camp by corrections officials and then transferred to the Alger County Jail in Munising.
60 years ago
MARQUETTE–Marquette residents had no sooner steeled themselves for a long, hard winter when bright skies and moderate temperatures burst over the area yesterday, pushing the mercury to a high of 45 degrees. Meteorologist Robert Urmanic said the 45 degrees recorded here yesterday was the highest reading since Nov. 3, when the temperature was 46. Minimum reading yesterday was 32 degrees. The average of 39 degrees was 12 above normal. However, the Weather Bureau here reported the respite is apt to be short-lived, as temperatures were expected to begin a slow downward trend today. A high of 38 to 42 degrees was forecast for today, with lows tonight expected to be 18 inland and 25 along the lake.